Texas Hill Country Lesbian Wedding: Greenhouse at Driftwood
Wedding planner Jessica Upton incorporated a cornucopia of farm-to-table-inspired ideas for this earthly yet elegant same-sex wedding in Driftwood
“We wanted to incorporate as many unique farmers market–inspired details as possible,” says planner and designer Jessica Upton, of Austin’s Uptown Travel & Events, about this elegantly earthy affair at the verdant, conservatory-inspired Greenhouse at Driftwood, in the rolling hills just outside of Austin. Upton favored the venue’s radiant reflective light and natural palette as the ideal space to showcase a bold color scheme focused around heirloom beets, rainbow carrots, cherry belle radishes, red bell peppers, and other seasonal produce. “Using this one-of-a-kind greenhouse as your ceremony backdrop provides a wonderful change of pace from more typical ‘rustic Texas’ venues,” says Mikenzie Ryan, who photographed this autumnal affair.
Natural-wood vegetable crates form a warm, rustic backdrop display. A low gold bowl anchors the sweetheart floral arrangement of brightly hued bell peppers, oversized mushrooms, globe artichokes, radishes, and kale. The artful vegetables blend seamlessly with the more traditional elements, such as scabiosa and poppy pods, hanging green amaranthus, and magenta celosia fresh from the Dripping Springs garden of Wild Bunches Floral. The invitations from Pais + Haze feature vibrant beet-colored textured linings and calligraphy. Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals in Austin provided the antique couch, coffee table, pillows, and compote base, which overflows with more vegetables.
The Root Cellar, in San Marcos—which specializes in veggie-focused fare—created duck confit with red cabbage–and–pear slaw, butternut squash soup with candied chili pecans, beef tenderloin bits with pickled radish, and beet-chèvre crostini. 2tarts Bakery placed swaths of colorful frozen frosting onto a fanciful white wedding cake for a painted brushstrokes effect. Many elements were inspired by a honeycomb pattern, including the table display and boutonnière. Kelly Bera of Mugsby home décor made honeycomb coasters and a hairpiece for model Audrey, who’s wearing a lace gown that Moonlight and Moss in San Marcos custom-designed to accentuate her stunning body art.
Mikenzie Ryan, France Photographers
PLANNING & COORDINATION
Jessica Upton, Uptown Events & Travel
Greenhouse at Driftwood
Pais + Haze
CAKE & DESSERTS
BRIDAL GOWN & VEIL
Moonlight and Moss
HAIR & MAKEUP
You can find more resources for planning an LGBTQ wedding in this part of Texas in our Austin Wedding Vendor Guide and Texas Hill Country Vendor Guide. Also check out our profile on the handsome venue, Greenhouse at Driftwood.