Charming Rustic Chapel Wedding in Texas

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 19, 2013

Baleigh & Caleb  

April 20

Graford, Texas


Q & A with the Bride: 

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Caleb and I went to a friend’s wedding at the Harbor on Possum Kingdom Lake in May of 2010 and absolutely fell in love with the venue. {Their wedding was actually the first wedding to be held in the chapel, which made it even more special.} The chapel was breathtaking, the scenery was gorgeous, and the reception on the lake was a perfect fit for us. When we left that weekend, we both looked to each other and said, “We are getting married here!” After we got engaged May 24, 2012, this was by far the first and easiest decision for us both. We knew we wanted a fun and laid back wedding, one that was memorable for us and for our guests. What we had in mind was a romantic, rustic-themed wedding and the Harbor venue offered the best of both worlds.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The Harbor Venue and Cabin Accommodations: The Harbor venue offered the indoor-outdoor atmosphere we were hoping to find for our wedding day. We were able to set up a tent and dance floor where the band performed and all of our family and friends got to enjoy the night dancing, singing and having the time of their lives with us! The Hide-Away Cabins were wonderful accommodations for our families and our wedding party. They were super close to the venue, and they offered lots of fun activities to keep everyone entertained for the weekend.  

2. The Band: Identity Theft Band brought the party to life with their upbeat music and fun personalities. They played a mix of country, pop, rock and oldies. The dance floor was crowded all night long!

3. The Flowers and Centerpiece Arrangements: The flowers and centerpiece arrangements were put together by Bows and Arrows with the help of our amazing wedding planner, Britney Ratto of  RSVP Events. These ladies were the masterminds behind the wonderful eclectic, romantic, and rustic look that I had hoped for. The collection of bud vases, mercury glass votives, old wooden crates, old frames, burlap and lace were all used to create my dream wedding.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.

The kiss was by far the most magical moment of the night. Caleb swept me off my feet and took my breath away. Literally! {This was not planned by the way, so thank goodness we didn’t both go tumbling down to the floor.} We were surrounded by our amazing family and friends, and we were finally Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Hopson. It was a perfect moment that we will both cherish forever.  A huge thank you to our amazing photographer, Derrick Tribbey, for capturing all of the details and special moments throughout the day!


The Big Sparkler Send Off!

Posted by apple on Oct 23, 2012

A few months back I did a post on the recent purchase of sparklers for our wedding, and now, I’m working on the little details that go with it!

I love the signage from this wedding, and the sparkler holders are so fun!

Photo: Every Last Detail

I started playing around with some of the fonts on Word to see what I like best.

I haven’t quite finished yet, but this just gives you an idea of what I’m going for.  Can’t wait to share pictures with you all of our sparkler exit, which will be happening in about 12 days!

Sparklers? Yes Please!

Posted by apple on Aug 30, 2012

Hi guys!  So excited to share with you all that today I ordered our sparklers for the wedding!  Before I was even engaged I loved the idea of using sparklers as a fun send off for the bride and groom.  Luckily my venue allows them and also does not charge an extra fee!

Sparklers Online sells different size sparklers – 10, 20, and 36 inch for very reasonable prices.  Their website is super informative with photo galleries, faq’s, and creative ideas for using your sparklers.  I even love these for parties, and of course Fourth of July!

Here’s some of my favorite wedding sparkler moments:

The Schultzes Photography

Geneoh Photopraphy

Mi Belle Photography | Martha Stewart Weddings

              Clay Austin Photography  

How fun are those pictures?  Love them!

Recessional: Love Will Be In The Air, Confetti Will Not

Posted by bridalbuds on Mar 08, 2011

After we tie the knot, Apple Sauce and I will make our exit out of the ceremony space and … into the next room. Our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception are all in the same venue. While this is super convenient for our guests — no one has to worry about driving to and finding parking at a second location — it makes it hard for us to get that classic wedding photo op. You know the one: where the bride and groom emerge from the church under a shower of confetti and make their way to the getaway car.


My week, so far, has been all about finding unique ways to dress up our indoor mini recessional. Here’s what I’ve come up with:

Plumeria recap 15: Our exit

Posted by Plumeria Blossom on Jun 01, 2010


When we were thinking about our exit, the only thing I really wanted was sparklers. I knew it would be dark out and that it would just look really cool. We are all looking a little damp because it poured a few minutes before!