Desert-Inspired Hues Complemented the Marathon, Texas, Landscape at This Couple's Wedding
Megan and Stephen loved the idea of everyone they’re closest with spending a weekend together celebrating. So they settled on a wedding in the small town of Marathon and nearly doubled the area’s population when their celebration descended on west Texas. In keeping with their choice to host an event against the rustic landscape, they chose deep jewel tones and an earthy, organic vibe for their wedding design. For the invitations, vintage postcards depicting the Texan landscape, coupled with motifs of cacti, a cow skull and jackrabbit, hinted at what was to come.
On their wedding day, Megan and Stephen were grateful they opted for a first look as it, “was really special to get to see each other one on one before we came into public view,” Megan says. For cocktail hour following the ceremony, “guests were directed to follow a path through lush gardens that opened up to a beautiful opened grassy clearing.” Megan says. A donkey carrying tequila even made an appearance to offer festive drinks to those who wanted one. When guests later entered the reception area, the tables were covered with emerald velvet linens and then layered with wooden chargers that complemented the caramel hues seen in the centerpieces. In keeping with Stephen’s Jewish heritage, the couple was lifted into the air on chairs while everyone, “danced to the Hava Nagila,” closer to the end of the evening.