Fort Worth Gay Wedding, Mopac Event Center
Creating a bricks-and-beer vibe at your wedding reception
When two grooms approach the altar, they’re often looking for an earthy, masculine setting. Fort Worth’s polished but rugged Mopac Event Center sets just such a tone, with its exposed brick, raw-wood walls, and fire pit. But one element truly sets this guys’ reception apart from the usual: “The craft beer bar,” says planner and designer Laura Drucker, of the Social Gather. “Beer for a manly wedding is a must!” Drucker styled the bar with custom signage, local beer bottles, and cowhide rugs to kick up the Texas-ranch sensibility.
Echoing the outdoor fire pit, flickering candles set the right romantic vibe, along with tables adorned with wooden spools, vintage bottles, and leafy greenery. “The large clay charger plates complement the dark cutlery, with special wood details branded with the grooms’ names,” says Drucker. Velvet chairs, fur pillows, and other textured pieces from Sugar Creek Vintage Rentals soften the inviting lounge area’s masculine tone. Drucker adds that she appreciates savvy advance planning. “Many LGBTQ couples have been waiting a long time to marry and have cultivated great design ideas.”
Culinary Art Catering served savory, contemporary cowboy-inspired dishes of ancho-braised beef short ribs, paired with fire-roasted artichokes and creamy charred-corn risotto. The desserts from Jenny Layne Bakery—homemade pecan pie and fresh blueberry tartlets—matched the affair’s brown and blue hues, as did what Drucker describes as “a perfectly marbled gray wedding cake dripping with caramel, foliage, and adorned with a custom vinyl detail created by LaneLove Paper Company.”
PLANNING & COORDINATION
INVITATION & VINYL CREATOR
RENTALS & STYLING
CAKE & PIES
CLOTHING & STYLING
HAIR & MAKEUP
You can find more resources for planning an LGBTQ wedding in this part of Texas in our Dallas-Fort Worth Wedding Vendor Guide.