Western Style Wedding in a Texas Ghost Town

Today’s wedding, photographed by Katherine O’Brien, took place in the ghost town of Grapetown, Texas. Jonathan and Cameron chose the location because they had often passed by it on a 60 mile loop that they cycled on the weekends.

Jonathan and Cameron designed a poster for their invitations that included information like the history of Grapetown, a map, their wedding website, and what attire to wear. We love the idea of doing posters instead of traditional invitations. They totally set the tone for the fun, western-style wedding that this was!

Of course, no western style wedding would be complete without a pair of cowgirl boots to walk down the aisle!

Jonathan and Cameron handmade their ceremony backdrop–a Maypole with orange and blue flags stapled to ribbons.

For the food, the couple kept everything local — Texas beer, Hill Country wine, and a Tex-Mex brunch of brisket tacos and quesadillas (yum!).

If you’re loving the font that they used in all their paper goods, it’s called Rosewood and it’s available to download here.

The favors were bars of soap, handmade by the bride. She labeled them “Smithdish,” a combination of their last names Smith and Standish, and called them “Cedar Fever.” With a mix of olive, canola, safflower, coconut, juniper, lavender, and sage oils with hill country juniper berries and needles, they sound amazing!

The reception/dance hall was decorated with paper lanterns and lots of posters!

For the guestbook, guests signed the mat of a framed poster.

We totally want to be guests at a wedding like this! With entertainment like bocce ball, horse shoes, and swing dancing, we are sure that everyone had lots of fun.

For dessert, there were cupcakes on a galvanized metal stand complete with a “Day of the Dead” topper.

What a fun wedding! Thank you to Katherine for sharing her beautiful photography.


Photographer: Katherine O’Brien
Florist: Dodds Nursery, Fredericksburg
Officiant: Reverend Leigh Rawlings
Band: Miss Leslie and her Juke Jointers
Caterer: Cartwheels Caterers
Dress: Priscilla of Boston


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  1. i love it! it’s so bright and fun and personal…and southern! 🙂
    the orange and metal accents are killer…and the calvanized metal cupcake stands? SO cool.

  2. i love the handmade soap favors …fit in really well with the theme of the wedding

  3. AH WOW!!! This is amazing!!!! love all the details! And Katherine always does such a kickass job!

  4. Love this wedding and their graphic design!

  5. I love this wedding & their poster invitation. So cool!

  6. I love the old-looking serious photo at the beginning.

  7. i love it! it’s so bright and fun and personal…and southern! 🙂
    the orange and metal accents are killer…and the calvanized metal cupcake stands? SO cool.

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