A Rustic DIY Wedding at Creekside in Driftwood, Texas

Hailey Voelker (31 and a health-care analyst) and Tyler Robinson (35 and a petroleum engineer) decided that the most important thing at their wedding

Hailey Voelker (31 and a health-care analyst) and Tyler Robinson (35 and a petroleum engineer) decided that the most important thing at their wedding was for it to be a big party that was reflective of who they are as a couple. “We are very low-key, not super romantic and really just love to be around our friends and family,” the bride says. Creekside in Driftwood, Texas inspired the rustic glam style of their Texas Hill Country celebration. About halfway through the planning process, Hailey went to a bridal expo, where she met Cassie from WhiteCurtin Design. “After my first conversation with her, I knew she got my vision, and she was the perfect person to make it happen,” the bride says. “I was planning to do a lot of the decorating myself, but Cassie kindly relieved me of that burden.” She created all the signage, helped design the RSVP and info cards in the invitation suite, the stencils on the groom’s cakes and all the flower work, including on the wedding cake. The bride hand-dyed blue vases and designed the crossed-arrow logo that symbolized friendship. “Not only are the groom and I friends first, but our wedding would bring together friends and family from all over Texas,” Hailey says. The arrow motif was present throughout the wedding, appearing in the tie clips the bride gave to the groom, the best man and officiant, the invitations, the thank-you bags, all the signs and the cake toppers and decor. Katherine O’Brien Photography, who beautifully captured the wedding details, helped the couple relax for their photos together. “She captured all the natural moments that really speak to who we are as a couple,” Hailey says. “We enjoy life, making each other laugh, and honestly enjoyed the party of our life -- our wedding.”

Hailey carried an all-white bouquet of irises, roses, ranunculus and stock. She selected white blooms to reflect her simple, vintage style.
Geometric Arrow Motif Silver Wedding Invitations
Arrow Tie Bar on Blue Spotted Tie
While browsing Pinterest, the bride found a heart with two crossed arrows and a couple’s names on either side. “I immediately knew that needed to be our wedding logo,” Hailey says. “Crossed arrows are symbolic of friendship, and I felt like that was an important element to bring in to our wedding.”
Vintage Vase and Lantern Aisle Decorations
“Finding a wedding dress that was simple, lovely and comfortable was my mission,” Hailey says. She wore the Ruth wedding dress by Sottero and Midgley and had her grandmother embroider her new last name and the wedding date on the underside as something blue.
DIY Blue Tulle Chair Ties
The bride hand-dyed glass vases to look like vintage blue bottles. “I decided that varying single white stems in beautiful vintage blue bottles would be the perfect way to showcase my simplistic vintage style while minimizing flower costs,” the bride says.
Flower-Covered Initials at Silver Sweetheart Table
The guest book was made from recycled wooden pallets. “We wanted to be able to display something in our home from the wedding day, and this was the perfect way to remember our wedding and our guests,” the bride says.
First Dance at Creekside in Driftwood, Texas
“The wedding cake was by far the element I was most excited to see,” the bride says. Sweet Treats re-created a cake Hailey found on Pinterest that slightly mirrored the draping, beading and simplicity of her wedding dress. “The clean fondant lines, bottom ruffle layer and the glam pop of edible silver beads made for a true work of art.”
White Floral Cascade on Glam Wedding Cake
Instead of a traditional groom’s cake, the couple ordered three cheesecakes from Stregare Cheesecake and decorated them with stencils to match the crossed-arrow wedding logo.
For wedding favors, the bride hand-stamped muslin sachets. One side said “thank you,” and the other was the crossed-arrow wedding logo. The bride filled the sachets with dried lavender, so guests could toss some as Hailey and Tyler made their grand exit and keep some to remember the day.
“I think the part of the night that both of us were excited about was our getaway car,” Hailey says. “The groom and I both have a love of vintage cars and I thought it would be the perfect surprise to book a vintage car and have it show up on our wedding, but I got so excited about the idea that I told him all about it months before the wedding.” They rode away in a 1961 Cadillac limousine—one-of-a-kind.