Our venue site was a historic building which had been renovated into a loft. We really loved the urban feel. The building featured brick walls, exposed ducts and beams, polished concrete floors and large windows with picturesque views of the Dallas skyline. We juxtaposed the industrial feel of the building with warm fall colors, candlelight and organic flower arrangements. We made several of the centerpieces using tree branches from our own backyard and adding a few flower buds that complemented the rest of the floral elements. We continued the nature theme to our guestbook. We painted a bare tree on a large canvas and had it framed. Each of our guests used green ink to make a thumbprint leaf on the tree and then signed their name to create a piece of artwork that will forever commemorate the day.
From our experience planning a wedding is very exciting and a little stressful. The best advice we can give is don’t over plan. Making all of the grandiose visions you have in your head come to fruition can be tense not to mention costly. The reality is that no one is going to remember your place settings or lighting what they will remember is the love that you and your partner have for each other and what a great time they had celebrating that with you.
Photographer: Life as Art Photography
Venue: Off the Grid
Florist: Fleurs de France
Caterer: Catering by Terry Darst
Cake: Radford Cakery
Candy Bar: DFW Candy Buffet