Sparks flew the moment Casey Larkin and Alan Bond met. Casey, a clothing designer living in San Francisco, spied Alan, a Danish local, during a speech she was giving in Copenhagen on sustainable fabric dyes. Two years later, they decided to wed at Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley, Texas, with their friends, families, and their toddler, Penny, by their sides.
The bride was joined by her mom, flower girls, and attendants in this pretty photo op. "It was two girls to every guy," Casey says of her entourage, which included 10 'maids (nine regular and one junior) and three house-party members (a traditional southern way to honor pals without making them bridesmaids).
Inside the ranch's barn, 130 guests sat down for a dinner that merged Danish and Southern cuisines. The rafters dripped with white lights above long banquet tables, and antiques and family photos lined the walls. Carefully frayed painter's cloths running the width of the tables stood in for place mats, and vintage glass vases from Casey's mom's and aunts' collections held green-eyed roses, lisianthus, craspedia, lavender, and ranunculus.
Casey and Alan chose an organic whole-wheat cake with cream-cheese-and-berry filling and buttercream frosting from Mr. Natural, Casey's favorite vegetarian restaurant and bakery in Austin. The confection was decorated with succulents, peonies, and her great-grandmother's topper.
Casey’s sister, Lauren, deconstructed more than 1,000 silk flowers and then glued the petals together curtain-style to create a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and photos during the reception captured with help from Smilebooth. "It was an homage to my favorite work of art," says the bride, referring to Jim Hodges' silk, cotton, and polyester sculpture "No Betweens."
Location: Red Corral Ranch
Catering: Wimberley Catering
Event Planning: Aimee Villa of Lizze Belle Event Planning
Flowers: Amber Nosbisch of Blume
Stationery: Ello There
Calligraphy: Katy Antill
Cake: Mr. Natural
Wedding Photography: Brooke Schwab Photography
Gown: Mr. Larkin Six Pennies Collection
Bride’s Accessories: headpiece, Debra Moreland, and shoes, Remix Vintage Shoes (both bhldn.com).
Bridesmaids' Skirts: Mr. Larkin Six Pennies Collection
Groom’s and Groomsmen's Suits: Mads Nørgaard
Groom’s Bow Tie and Groomsmen Ties: Tux and Tulle
Groom’s Accessories: watch, Uniform Wares; shoes, Common Projects
Flower Girl Dresses: Gap Kids
Hair: Danielle Barr, and makeup, Kandy Glass (both for FaceKandy)
Beading on Bride’s Gown: Elephant Embellishments
The Purple Bee Crew
Lighting: Ilios Lighting
Rentals: Whim Event Rentals; vintage rentals, Our Second Home
Transportation: Star Shuttle and Charter
Wine: Spicewood Vineyards
Photo booth: Smilebooth