From Elaborate Reception to Intimate Ceremony


In the current social climate, in order to have the beautiful wedding you have always imagined, you may be one of the many couples who has rescheduled your reception to a date in 2021, hoping that by then, all of your friends and family will be able to attend. Although we surely feel overcome with disappointment, having a small courthouse or elopement style ceremony on the date as the original wedding, opens many opportunities for unexpected creativity and comfortable, tender moments.

Because they no longer had to worry about guest logistics, Bethany and Johnny were able to have an elopement style ceremony with Cottonwood Road Photography at the private ranch outside of Dallas, TX. They enjoyed intimate moments among the oil fields and pastures, a fitting setting for this Texas couple.

Instead of wearing her pale silk bridal gown, Bethany donned a flattering linen dress by Kara Thoms, paired with woven leather flats that wouldn’t sink into the soft ground. This is was also an opportunity to add an element of creativity by wearing the flowers instead of carrying them in a bouquet form. Emily Kaye Designs created a pair of floral earrings, an elaborate cuff corsage, and an intricate hairpiece with the original color palette and native elements such as cactus and Texas sage.

It is vexing and disheartening to have to delay or alter your dream day. This is not how it was meant to be. Perhaps these ideas will give you some inspiration for an occasion that, while unexpected, becomes more beautiful that you had anticipated.



The talented team also included Cottonwood Road Photography, MG Photography, Johnny and Bethany Stimson, Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear, WZ Beauty Studio, and Maxwell and Gray.



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Flowers are both the culmination and the unification of all of the other wedding elements. A beautiful, purposeful arrangement declares, "this is beauty; this is the joy that was always intended." 

With a desire to serve each couple well and a passion for unbridled creativity, Emily limits the number of clients she takes each year. This allows her to enjoy the design process for each wedding while also affording time to carry out her own creative visions for the pure joy of creating something beautiful out of nothing. Many of these ideas and visions are shared on the blog to inspire others.

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