A Modern Southwestern Wedding at the Capri in Marfa, Texas

Valerie and Mitty chose a destination wedding in the hipster haven of Marfa, Texas, for their April wedding. With guests traveling there for the weekend, they planned a modern wedding influenced by the surrounding desert, drawing from the colors of the west Texas sunsets. The ceremony and the reception were held at the Capri Lounge, and decorations were heavy in succulents and greenery, along with custom signs outside the venue. They mixed long and round tables and varied the decor throughout the space, ranging from wooden boxes used in a lot of family functions to some pretty great terrariums. Invitations and signs were made by Valerie's sisters and friends. "For portraits we visited the renowned Ballroom Marfa and the supercool Cobra Rock Boot Company and made sure to carve out time at sunset for couples' photos in the desert," Valerie says. Group portraits were taken in front of their venue so the custom sign was in the background. —Jane Kellogg Murray