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 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