What made the wedding special and unique?
When two creative directors
tie the knot, you can expect one eclectic soiree with creativity bursting at the seams! We were all about finding balance in extreme contrast. Like our wild and colorful fiesta party one night, then our mod sleek ceremony the day after. The juxtaposition of elements like our contemporary chapel set in the vast desert landscape, and a black-tie wedding that required guests had to hop on a yellow school bus for transport. It was our goal all along to create a mod chic experience that still felt warm and unpretentious.
Tell us about the gown and how you found it!
I had a very clear vision from the beginning of what my gown would be, and I was never satisfied with what I was finding in stores- so collaborated with couture gown designer Patti Flowers to bring my vision to light. I wanted the fashionable “Kate Moss meets classy Kate Middleton”, and Patti delivered exceeding every expectation. The wild asymmetrical beading at the bottom which feathered up to the waistline is my favorite part about it.
What was the more memorable part of the day?
The moment when the white Marfa school bus pulled away to reveal me (the bride) and my father to the guests. It felt like an Extreme home makeover “MOVE THAT BUS” reveal kind of moment.
My breath was taken away as I locked eyes with my husband for the first time and took in the view of all our family and friends; all perfectly set there in the immense landscape with the chapel that Matt and I worked so hard on concepting as the backdrop. It was the vision of a lifetime! I love how our open chapel façade with the doorway keyhole looks out to the world beyond us– the vast landscape alluding to a future unknown and a wide open space uncharted. I don’t know what’s out there for the two of us, but what I do know is that with this man by my side we can navigate any foreign landscape together.
Tell us how you met/proposed!
We are both designers and we met through industry friends right out of school. Our first introduction was actually at a national design competition where I caught Matt’s attention by beating him out for the Best of Show award! If you can’t beat em’ join em right ;)
Matt proposed to me the summer of 2012 on a surprise trip to picturesque Cumberland Island, GA. He tricked me by saying we were going to tag along our friends editorial photo shoot at the Greyfield Inn resort (he was really there to photograph us all weekend). He popped the question in the garden just before dinner at the house mansion, and we were the toast of all the guests all weekend. Then he pulled one over me AGAIN the next day when we drove to Florida where Matt had arranged for all his family and mine to be there to greet us with a big family party on the beach the rest of the week! I was completely taken aback!
Please grab a tissue and tack a peak at our wedding video for the full effect.
MARFA from Jordan Smith on Vimeo.
Vendors: Photography: Jessica Garmon | Photographer // Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Mercer Black // Invitation Design: By George // Dress: Patti Flowers // Brides Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Accessories: heirloom “borrowed” // Hair & Make Up: by the bride // Groom’s Suit: Q Custom // Groom’s Shoes: Prada // Accessories: Ralph Lauren // Flowers: Mom & mom-in-law of the bride with Patrik Rivera of Sissy’s // Cake: Katy Rose- Marfa Pastry Chef // Bridesmaids Dresses: eclectic mix all in same shade of turquoise // Groomsmen Attire: Q Custom, and Ralph Lauren // Band(s): Dovetail // Catering: Sissy’s (Lisa Garza) // Videographers: Smth Fmly // Wedding hashtag: #WedInMarfa