A Natural, White Wedding at The Farmhouse in Montgomery, Texas

Taylor Kay (22 and self-employed) and Jacob Moore (23 and a gym teacher) threw a barn bash full of organic greenery, blush tones and gold accents that felt as laid-back as they are. “I wanted it to be glamorous, but still reflect the homey Southern style I was trying to achieve,” Taylor says. Honoring their Texas roots was top of mind for the high school sweethearts, so they hung a wood Longhorn over the sweets table, and Jacob and his groomsmen sported Lone Star State–flag socks. “Can you tell that we are big fans of our home state?” the bride says. As for her own look: “I had a gut feeling it was the one,” Taylor says of ultimately selecting the first dress she tried on. As a surprise for the bride, Jacob's father built a 10-foot-tall cross that served as the altar. "I had no words when I first saw it," Taylor says. To create a casual feel at the reception, they opted out of a seating chart and sprinkled in high tables along the dance floor. Neutral and blush floral arrangements contributed to the comfortable, relaxed vibe the pair had envisioned. "When I am with Jacob, I feel at home, and I wanted our guests to feel at home at the venue too," Taylor says. Taylor and Jacob made their grand entrance to the theme from Grease. There were four father-daughter dances: "I danced with my dad, my stepfather, my pawpaw and my father-in-law. I actually surprised my father-in-law with the father-daughter dance. I am blessed to have four special father figures," Taylor says. The five-tier cake was amaretto buttercream with vanilla filling—except for one raspberry-filled tier, and guests took home either potted succulents or packaged seeds to grow their own plants.