After enjoying being a part of several brides’ special days and being a part of the wedding industry, it was finally this wedding vendor to be a bride! Everyone asks how the wedding went and I basically say the same thing. I felt every emotion possible.

It was a whirlwind and felt like I was on cloud 9.

We originally planned on getting married at amangiri. a small elopement/intimate wedding, but things did not work out. For the best of course!

Keep scrolling and you will see it was all worth the wait ;)

My parents live on 10 acres with a ton of roosters, chickens and goats. it gave us creative freedom but logistics was tricky.

Getting married “in the backyard“ felt right and meant to be.

Large event rental teepees have always been on my pinterest board and wondered if that was even possible to get here in dallas. i showed my parents all of the details, rental quote, dimensions etc. but my dad had another plan…

My dad had a plan of his own and basically built a small venue in his backyard.

As the date got closer the teepees my dad bought came in. The large teepees that I envisioned for us to all party under became two small teepees. more RSVPS came in, and more people invited themselves and other people. My dad had to build more benches and tables.

To top it off September-October 2018 started to become the rainiest months ever!

clayton and my dad did a lot of work building everything. a lot of my family members helped with sanding, building, painting, and moving stuff on the day of.

I am not entirely sure what went down behind the scenes on the day of, but I know it was a lot of sweat and hard work. because when I arrived, everyone looked like they were put to work haha.

Our wedding happened because of our family.
both sides contributed in so many ways. It happened because of our wedding vendors as well!

Clayton + I want to thank everyone who was a part of our wedding.
Every moment was filled with pure joy + love.

Going through our photos and reliving our wedding was just beyond words.

Since our “venue“ did not have an ideal bridal suite/getting ready area We got ready at a beautiful “treehhouse“ through HomeAway in Little Forest Hills in Dallas.

The getting ready location was so important to me! As a makeup artist I needed to find a place that had great lighting and was aesthetically pleasing.

The location needed to flow with the overall vibe of the wedding.

We for sure hit the jack pot and I literally booked it asap once we planned on having the wedding at my parent’s farm in Red Oak, Texas.

Someone actually inquired about the house for the same date right after me. You better believe that I was not going to let anyone book that beautiful treehouse on my wedding date!

Clayton + I went back to the house the night of our wedding. It was so fun going back to such a unique and beautiful house as a married couple!

…Minus getting an allergic skin reaction to their body soap -.-”

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Then the storm came and
we got lit AF…

We were surrounded by the best people. Both sides came together so quickly! All our loved ones helped and an ugly blue tarp took over haha.


I surprised clayton with a traditional wedding hula song dance that my older sister Sharde taught me. he thought my sister was going to perform since she is a hula dancer.

I ended the night with my Hawaiian muumuu.

I am so glad I did an outfit change!
I did not have to worry about mud getting on my bridal gown.


Enjoy every single moment! Choose happiness and have fun!!!
Litty moments slideshow of proof that we know how to throw a party :)

The storm died down but shoes came off and we danced under the stars…


Here are things I learned:

  • Prioritize what is important to you as a couple. Later on if it fits within the budget you can do it! For us, photography, wedding planner and live musicians was our top priority.

  • Be realistic with what you want or want to do. Sometimes things are totally possible! But sometimes it’s just not going to happen…

  • I would change my month of coordination planning services to a full planning package. That way the planner knows all the ins and outs of everything. If your budget allows it, seriously hire a planner to do it all.

    It is crazy how stressful wedding planning is! This is the time for you to enjoy the reason of the wedding. Let the planner be in charge so you don’t have to worry about stupid little decor stuff haha.

  • Hire a beauty team to help get you and your babes ready! Also do a bridal trial/preview!!!

    Hire help!!! You won’t regret it. It will help you relax on the day of and help you enjoy every moment.

    As an mua I did my own makeup and my other half Melanie helped with my hair. We did the girls makeup and the ones who knew how to do their own and was up to our standards (haha) we just did their eyes. If you are picky about certain things it’s okay! I tell my brides all the time, if you want to do your brows a certain way go ahead, or if you like your liner a specific way. It is honestly better for you to do whatever your particular on, instead of me spending so much time trying to get it to your standards haha.

  • There will always be drama! Not sure why i did not think it was going to happen to me haha but weddings tend to stir something up. Whether it is with your mom, siblings, other family members, friends… there will be drama.

  • People are rude and will invite themselves and even invite other people to your wedding. Not sure why people feel entitled to invite themselves or other people. guess everyone wants a reason to party and have free food and booze. If that is the case you better give a good wedding gift haha!

    I had quite a few surprised guests, guests you just have to invite just because, and guests that invited themselves but ended up not showing up. Some girl even wore white to my wedding LOL. I was too busy enjoying my new husbae and partying it up to even care about those guests on the day of haha. The people who mattered the most were there and stayed with us for the majority of the night.

Weddings are about marriage and commitment of two people in love. In the midst of the most stressful time in someone’s life of planning a wedding, people forget the true reason of weddings. Go to a pre-marital counselor or attend engaged events/conferences.

Do not only prepare for your wedding but prepare for your marriage.

Our amazing wedding vendors!

Photography // Lauren Nicole Photography
Planner // Maxwell + Gray
Hair + Makeup // Hello Flawless Artistry
Skin // Kris from Skin RX by Roxanne
Lash Extensions // Megan from Suite Lovely
Personal Trainer // Bells and Barbells
Florals // Zoey’s Gardens
Bridesmaid’s Dresses // Show Me Your Mumu
Bridal Gown // Tiger Moss by Rue De Seine
Bridal Shop // Unbridaled Houston
Marquee Sign // Coral Lane Rentals
Decor Rentals // Sugar Creek Event Rentals
DJ // Jimbo Onza
Caterer // Baon Foods
Getting Ready Location // Treehouse
Alpacas // Alpacas of Aledo
Wedding Logo // Alli K

Down The Aisle Part 1 | The Moodboard

If you read my previous post #WORTHTHEWAITFERRELL 
then you already know I am getting married at my parent's back yard haha!

I want my guests to feel loved, inspired and awestruck the moment they arrive on my parent's property. It is going to be difficult to transform a simple house on 10 acres into me and Clayton's dream wedding but I really think we have a great team of vendors by our side.

This is just to really help me enjoy the wedding
planning process instead of stressing over the itty bitty things :)

Come along with me as I prepare to walk down the aisle to the man I love dearly!

Modern Bohemian Romance


We want our wedding to feel like your invited to our home.
Very intimate, a loving and warm environment, community and honestly just pure bliss haha. 

Our wedding will have modern elements with a bohemian vibe that feels romantic :)

The Reception 


Majority of the wedding will take place in Tipis that my father has graciously decided to build himself. Fingers crossed that pops comes through! Tipis are still used for ceremonial purposes and to me symbolize family, tradition, strength and protection.

There is no better way to party the night away in giant tipis
with our family and friends that was built by my own father! Crazy and so cool!

Eclectic rugs, rattan furniture, crystals, acrylic signs, wooden farm tables, gold candle holders, and more...

I am getting PUMPED wooo :)

Florals | Succulants


I am obsessed with succulents! They are my babies :)
I have a few at home ranging in size and air plants. I have to admit I have
unintentionally killed a few, but I still buy live plants because
I love the process of watching them grow and thrive... 

This part is probably the hardest for me to visualize. I really have to trust my florist and provide as much visuals as possible. I already have pictures printed out for her and notes haha. I am worried the most about florals, not sure why! Maybe because it is not my forte and it's a beautiful art form I have yet to understand.

I will be providing pretty much all of the succulents and will be taking a trip to MANY different shops in the area the month before my wedding. I have collected a few a long the way but I am waiting when the date gets closer to find the special ones haha!

The Ceremony


I have literally been trying to find pictures to help explain my vision for the ceremony but this is the best I could do haha. Sad I know! No worries just wait until after my wedding :)

There is a beautiful pasture that we have decided for our ceremony location. It's located after all my dad's goats, chickens and roosters haha. My father is making wooden benches for our guests to sit and our alter will consist of eclectic rugs and cacti.

Down the aisle will be gold/brass candle holders and eclectic lanterns.
Kind of simple and sweet. I did not want a grand altar since the ceremony does not even last that long anyways.

Whether you just celebrated your wedding or planning yours right now I hope you enjoyed/enjoy the entire process!

Never forget the entire reason for the wedding...
It's about you and your fiance's love and commitment! 

Try to clean out your pinterest board and narrow down your vision. 
Be realistic on the whole DIY projects. Sometimes you just do not have time for that haha!

Happy planning <3