Kellsye and Kennon grew up in the same town together. They even went to the same high school. Although they lived in the same city, they didn’t connect until well after college. Knowing mutual friends, a meant to be starry night at a Texas dance hall prompted Kennon to ask Kellsye to dance. After that first dance, they knew that they were destined to be together forever!

Envisioning a rustic and laid back wedding, they chose to incorporate special touches that were important them, and that would also elevate their guest’s experience. In addition to yard games, they had a s’mores station, a hand made quilt for guests to sign, and a wooden bench that Kennon made for guest to enjoy while sitting in the patio area. Each guests received there own individually packaged s’more to enjoy by Gruene Estate’s fire pit. It was gorgeous day and the décor details made the event pop with a fresh and clean, but rustic feel!

Kennon and Kellsye standing in front of Gruene Estate’s original open air chapel.  The added greenery around the chapel door adds to the already romantic feel of the chapel.   This trend of lush greenery overtaking florals as the main décor accent at weddings here at Gruene Estate, as well as at weddings nationwide isn’t going away anytime soon.  We love this organic trend, and also the creativity we’re seeing in how planners and designers are incorporating verdant vines in to the venue!

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Mix and match is a trend that we are seeing in bridal party apparel.  This is such a smart way to make the bridal party stand out and look fabulous.  All of Kennon’s Groomsmen are in matching suits from The Men’s Warehouse, but the bridesmaids are in mixed dresses that each bridesmaid chose on her own.  Not only do they look great, but you are also allowing your bridesmaids to choose a dress that best fits them.

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Kellsye is looking stunning in her lace v-neck wedding gown from Belle Saison Bridal in Austin Texas.  The bead embroidery and the traditional lace veil ad a refreshingly traditional look to her gown.

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The bridesmaids in front of the Gruene family’s original farm house.  Built in 1856, the house is a Texas State Historic Site and serves as the bridal suite.

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This three tier buttercream cake with touches of greenery, gives the dessert table a clean minimal feel with the right touch of elegance.  Adding cup cakes of different sizes and flavors allow the bride and groom to offer guest a wide variety of dessert options as well as creative toppings that showcase their personality and style.

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Photos by Beth Aubrey Photography