Though they clicked instantly, for Emily Sieker and Colby Allen the timing was off at the start of their courtship: He was Los Angeles-bound and she was headed to South Korea. But after months of digital love letters, they both found themselves back in their mutual home state of Texas and in love.
Wedding planning started with the location: Marfa. A vivid palette of pink, orange, marigold, and cornflower blue was borrowed from the area's gorgeous sunsets and desert landscape. Slate walls and muted gardens served as a blank canvas for the bride's "color explosion."
The Capri Lounge and Event Space offered scenic spots for all the happy couple’s needs. A garden (on the left) provided a picturesque plot for their ceremony, a back courtyard made an ideal cocktail area, and the interior’s lofty ceiling and spaciousness was designed for dining and dancing.
The two-tier vanilla cake, covered with buttercream frosting and garden roses, sat on an antique pedestal that Emily purchased on Etsy.com. It was framed by vases of pincushion proteas and hydrangeas, and was just one of the sweets guests sank their teeth into. Also on offer? Berry tarts, petits fours, and dark-chocolate tortes.
Location: Capri Lounge and Event Space
Catering: Maiya Keck of Maiya’s
Flowers and Day-of Coordination: Alicia Rico of Bows and Arrows
Stationery: Chelsea Carpenter of Southern Fried Paper
Cake: Lisa Copeland of Austin Street Cafe
Calligraphy: Nicole Black, The Left Handed Calligrapher
Music: The Rivers Rockabilly Trio
Rentals: Ken's Rental Services
Wedding Photography: Natalie Shelton of N. Barrett Photography
Sound: Gory Smelley of Marfa Recording
Lighting: Marfa Lighting
Veil: Homa Bridal
Bride's Earrings: Bhldn
Bride's shoes: Stella McCartney
Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan
Groom's Glasses: Oliver Peoples
Hair and Makeup: Dorothy Moore of Americana, Aveda Concept Salon
“Here Comes the Bride” Banner: Crisman Keeling Liverman
Papel Picado Banner: Melissa Guerra
Cake Pedestals: E. Isabella Designs
Cake Servers: Leif
Horseshoe Favors: Telegram Home