This delightful, little wedding from our friends over at Grit + Gold is just so fun to look at! Who doesn’t love a punchy color palette, fabulous florals and a dessert spread worthy of a Wayne Theibaud painting? We know you’ll love looking at these fun images of Taylor and Matthew’s big day by Jennefer Wilson.
What made the wedding special and unique?
We thought a lot about how to make the wedding reflect us and entertain our guests. We wanted people to walk away and feel delighted and enchanted, not tired and impatient as weddings can sometimes make you feel!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
Some brides have a list of designers they whip out as soon as they’ve got the ring, but I was a lost duck. I wanted something basically comfortable and flattering. I found BHLDN on Pinterest after a frustrating Internet journey and decided I would road trip to the Houston store and just pick one, which is what I did! There were a few that I liked, but I ended up picking the one that made the most sense – I’m not as much of a “feeler” as I am a “thinker” if you can’t tell already. Common sense leads to less regrettable decisions.
What were some touches added to make it personal?
For the most part I enjoyed delegating a lot of the responsibilities and designs, however I enjoyed little hands on projects! I painted some of the signage used for name place cards and drink menus etc. I’m also very proud of the Italian soda bar idea! It was a perfect way to include the large numbers of friends and family members who don’t drink!
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Hard to say! Although leading up to the day was stressful and filled with lots of planning, I thoroughly enjoyed getting to celebrate Matthew’s and my union with the people who mean the most! I was surprised at how excited I genuinely was to see everyone there for us! Just us!
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
Matthew is one of my college friend’s cousins! I unexpectedly met Matthew when visiting my friends in Oklahoma and thought to myself, “I didn’t know Molly had a *cousin*!” It was kind of love at first sight – at the movie theater seeing Despicable Me 2. We eventually began chatting and then dating. Matthew spent the last week or so of my study abroad trip with me – in Paris and in Prague. After talking about marriage a few times in previous months, in Prague we made the decision official and intentionally decided to become mutually engaged rather than stage a “surprise” proposal (I’m honestly a little bitter towards the idea of a proposal in this modern age in the name of feminism and common sense). We bought the ring later that summer, announced the news to family & friends and set a date!
Planning and Design: Peyton Frank of Grit + Gold // Photography: Jennefer Wilson // Floral: Oh Deery // Vintage Dishes: Pretty little Plate // Paper Details: Bride // Cakes and Treats: Cakewalk Bake Shop // Venue: Artspace 111