A Southwestern Wedding at Sisterdale Dancehall & Opera House in Boerne, Texas

In true Texas fashion, Lauren Strange (30 and a talent management consultant) and William Hutson (31 and an air traffic control professional) met in a

In true Texas fashion, Lauren Strange (30 and a talent management consultant) and William Hutson (31 and an air traffic control professional) met in a dancehall while bonding over their love for country music and two-stepping. Naturally, it made sense for them to tie the knot at Sisterdale Dancehall & Opera House in Boerne, Texas. “It was a reflection of our style and our Texas and New Mexico upbringings,” Lauren says of their nuptials. “We like modern design but wanted to highlight Southwestern style to reflect Will’s home state of New Mexico, my home state of Texas and the venue setting of the Texas Hill Country.” 

Gray and natural linen provided a muted canvas for bright orange and pink floral arrangements. A custom cactus logo, a nod to their Southwestern home, was a design element throughout their celebration, from the paper products to the corn hole set. Cactuses were incorporated into beautiful table arrangements, and the couple even used a heart-shaped cactus as a cake topper. Lauren and Will had Cory Morrow play “Always and Forever” as their first-dance song, a nod to the night they first met. “Cory and the band blew the roof off that night and got everyone dancing and two-stepping the night away,” Lauren says. “We made the historic dancehall come to life as it was originally intended when it was built over 100 years ago.” During the reception, the couple served traditional Mexican food with three main stations: panuchos (with mini pork and chicken sopes), quesadillas and tacos. A dessert bar included churros and custom-shaped cookies cookies: cowboy boots, cacti and chiles (for Will’s family’s chile farm). “The setting in the historic dancehall with the music of Cory Morrow’s band was extremely special to our story and mad for a true Texas-style party in a truly tiny Texas town,” Lauren says. —Marissa Hermanson

A fan of two-stepping and country music, Lauren and Will got married at Sisterdale Dancehall & Opera House in Boerne, Texas. “We made the dancehall come to life as it was originally intended when it was built over 100 years ago,” Lauren says.
An invitation suite with gray, coral, seafood and navy—along with their custom cactus logo—set the tone for their Southwestern celebration.
The cactus logo, a uniting design element, was found throughout their wedding, from their invitation suite to the welcome tote bags and koozies.
Bridesmaids donned floor-length dove-gray gowns to complement the romantic style of Lauren’s strapless Monique Lhuillier gown.
“Merveille Events did an incredible job,” Lauren says. “They took my vision and made it come to life. They mixed the beautiful colorful flowers reflecting the Hill Country's summer and springtime blooms.” Lauren carried a bouquet of soft pink and orange flowers, while bridesmaids carried bouquets with brighter pops of pink and orange.
“I wanted a soft, natural, flowy look that fit our Hill Country theme but with a touch of glam and elegance,” Lauren says. “I wanted a dress that had clean lines, was sexy and sophisticated and mixed my Texas upbringing with my love for New York City style, since I lived there for five years.” On her wedding day, Lauren wore a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown with a structured corset top, flown bottom and hand beading.
Chairs lining the aisle were decorated with peach florals and greenery.
Wooden doors were placed at the top of the aisle, decorated with wild smilax and lanterns for a romantic yet rustic look.
Lauren had a surprise planned for Will. After the couple said “I do” and walked up the aisle, guests threw paper airplanes into the the crowd that had said “come fly with us,” a nod to three generations of pilots—Will, his grandfather, and Lauren’s father.
Escort cards were displayed on lush greenery and flanked by rustic shutters.
The couple had a custom corn hole set made that displayed their logo during cocktail hour.
Gray and natural linen tablecloths provided a canvas for bright pops of color from flowers and Southwestern cactus arrangements.
During the reception, Lauren and Will served traditional Mexican food with three main stations: panuchos (with mini pork and chicken sopes), quesadillas, and tacos.
Tables were topped with cactus and succulent arrangements to carry out their modern Southwestern theme.
A dessert bar included churros and custom cookies in three shapes: cowboy boots, cacti and chiles.
A four-tier cake was topped with a heart-shaped cactus.