A Rustic Destination Wedding

Though they live in New York City, it was a cross-country barbecue tour of the south that brought Leesy and Dan to Marfa, TX for the first time. And when Dan picked the city to be the place for his proposal, it instantly became dear to both of them. When they started to plan their wedding, the couple wanted to share the magic they felt in Marfa with their friends and family. The Bride Elyse (Leesy) Kaplan, 33, textile designer The Groom Dan Berkman, 29, licensing associate at Peter Pennoyer Architects The Date May 22 It was extremely important to Leesy and Dan that their wedding be something they had made -- and they didn’t want a specific color scheme. Instead, they let the rustic style of their wedding venue guide their decor decisions. Using his design background (and the fact that he was between jobs during the entire wedding planning process), Dan designed and brought to fruition almost every single detail, from the invitations to the ceremony huppah. The final product was an intimate destination wedding packed with personalized details.