Robin & Stu’s Boho Chic Hill Country Wedding & Featured Caterer

Robin is flat out one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She is a genuinely beautiful person, inside and out! It was such a pleasure to be part of her and Stu’s wedding at the lovely Hoffman Haus. It was really cool to see Robin’s personal style reflected in her wedding, through rugs at the ceremony from her home, to rocks from Stu’s family ranch as the place card and table numbers. Check out how these two pulled of a chic hill country wedding, with just a touch of boho elements and the hill country wedding catering vendor reveal below!

Shout out here to Cartewheels Catering! The first to make the catering vendor list and my absolute favorite local catering company. The staff are always kind, responsive and professional. They come with shirts tucked in, and smiles on! The food is always a 10 in the taste department, and the presentation gets an 11 out of 10. I’ve seen them make flowers out of cabbages for charcuterie and fill tiny droppers with homemade rosemary maple syrup for their mini chicken and waffle appetizer. Need I say more? They put a sign on everything that is typed and cute, and I never see ugly chaffing dishes, just beautiful serving pieces that I want to steal for my house.  They are always on time and follow the schedule to a tee. They go above and beyond to serve the bride and groom in the planning process and on the day of. Cartewheels is definitely the best of the best when it comes to food! Check out their vendor profile here.

Talented Hill Country Vendors here:

Event Planner: Hill Country Bride, Photographer: The Nichols, Catering: Cartewheels, Venue: Hoffman Haus, Flowers: Wendee Sawran, Cake: Sophie’s, Invites: Minted, Linens: La Tavola Nuovo Champagne, Hair & Makeup: Weddings by Celissa Rae 

Hill Country Wedding Photographer Feature & Edgy Enchanted Rock Editorial

The first photographer to make my list of amazing Hill Country wedding vendors is Lori Blythe! Known for her clean, airy and flirty photography style, Lori is a sweet soul and a talented hill country wedding photographer. Her clients rave about her professionalism and creativity. Her warm personality and posing techniques make her clients feel comfortable allowing her to capture natural magical moments. You’ll see her work popping up all over my website, but I’d though I’d share our most recent shoot we did this past spring at Enchanted Rock. Check out the post below for Lori’s pretty photos and my inspiration narrative for the shoot, featured on Adorn!

My inspiration for this shoot came when Lori and I were taking a hike out at the beautiful Enchanted Rock State Park, and noticing how the islands of Greenery (Pantone’s 2017 color of the year) made up of cactus, yucca and wild grasses stood out so dramatically against the pink granite landscape. The wanderlust-inducing scenery inspired this edgy, modern, southwest shoot with romantic and feminine details.

The Green Room floral put together the perfect bouquet to add a feminine touch to the harsh landscape. She used air plants and succulents, suited to a desert shoot, and popped in just a few white ranunculus to soften the feel. I chose an elegantly minimalist Sarah Seven gown for our model. The simple, clean lines of the dress supported the modern feel of the shoot.

The Kendra Scott earrings in rose gold mimicked the pink granite rock, and the rough shape and texture fit well with the natural rock surroundings. The Pendleton blanket we used was an early inspiration, as the colors and feel of the shoot developed. This blanket, the “Harding”, gets its name from a story when President Warren Harding and his wife came west to dedicate a portion of the old Oregon Trail.  At the ceremony, local Cayuse and Umatilla chiefs presented the first lady with a shawl similar to this blanket. We brought it along to adorn our model with, and the feel worked out so beautifully! Enchanted Rock gets its name from Native American legend, so it seemed appropriate.

Celissa Rae did an excellent job conveying our natural, but modern look with the model’s hair and makeup. The up-do was appropriate to the neckline of the dress, and she styled her hair to the perfect balance between edgy and romantic. The quote from Emily Bronte, beautifully drawn by artist Hillary Petit, was another early inspiration for this shoot. Her words of “whatever our souls are made of” next to the textures of linen, rocks, and greenery become all the more tangible. Lori Blythe Photography captured the vision of the shoot entirely in the frames of greenery against the pink granite, the dress and the ribbons caught in the wind, and the rim light around the figure of the model between the boulders! Check out her vendor profile on my featured vendors page!