Megan and Brandon’s Rustic Chic Hill Country Soiree
Megan and Brandon were such a fun couple to work with. They came to Gruene Estate with the vision of an event with the perfect balance of rustic elegance. Knowing that slate blue was her primary color for her wedding, she chose to accentuate it with touches of burgundy and eucalyptus. Achieving that perfect color balance, their day and her design created a gorgeous Hill Country wedding!
Focusing on enhancing their guest’s experience and having a party that represented their personalities, Megan and Brandon specifically chose fun and creative vendor upgrades that kept their friends and family entertained throughout the night. Beer burros, which were an absolute hit, wandered through the property with saddle bags full of drinks, a full sized 1966 Shasta travel trailer photo booth, a live painter that painted the wedding as it was happening, and guests given Polaroid cameras to capture memories during the event. All of these unique elements came together to create the perfect night!
Gruene Estate’s original open air chapel located in the quaint town of Gruene Texas. Sitting on 15 acres of the original Gruene family farm founded in 1856, it is a one of a kind ceremony site.
Beer Burros from Texas Hill Country Events were present for the cocktail hour and meandered throughout the event for guest to enjoy.
Adding a personal touch to their ceremony, Megan and Brandon braided a “chord of three strand”. This is a reference to Ecclesiastes 4:12, which says “though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three cannot be easily broken.”
A unique design element was Meagan’s cake from Pennington’s Bakery in San Marcos. Wanting a simple, bare, three tiered cake, similar to one that she had seen at a different even, Megan added burgundy accents and eucalyptus flowers drapped over the cake create the perfect look. This design format, was used as a template for the rest of her decor.
The grooms cake, a YETI cooler, was personalized with logos that were significant to him: Spurs logo, cowboys logo, fraternity logo, college logo, high school mascot, and other memorable items!
Megan and Brandon’s rings were made by Robbins Brothers in Houston. Her wedding ring is a simple band of white gold with a round cut diamond, classic and timeless. The engagement ring is a French Pave style setting, which sets the diamonds in a way so it maximizes the amount of light that hits them from the sides.
Megan’s dress is a stunning full length lace gown with a sweetheart cut neckline from Ventura’s Bridal in Houston.
Using slate blue as the primary color in the design of her wedding, her brides maids are wearing long chiffron dresses with a one shoulder asymmetric neckline designed by Davids Bridal.
Her bouquet, done by HEB Blooms, stays true to form. Using burgundy carnations, white roses, and eucalyptus in a hand tied bouquet, its the perfect balance of color tone.
Rachel Walter creates a live painting of the Baros wedding. Megan’s grandparents had given her money for her wedding but had passed away before it occured. She used that money to purchase the live painter. On the tree in the painting, Rachel symbolicly painted in 2 cardinals which represent a messenger or someone watching over you.
Vendors Who Made The Day:
Beer Burros: Texas Hill Country Events
Flowers: HEB Blooms
Photo Booth: Shastagram Photo Booth
Live Painter: Rachel Walter Art
Photography: Mint To Be Photography