Oh The Places Wedding Planners Go

Where do you go to be inspired? I get giddy twice a year for Antique Weekend in the little country towns half way between Houston and Austin. This year, I've got Native America on the brain. Let's see what I found!
Apart from family and friends there is nothing I enjoy more than driving 90 miles outside of Houston twice a year for Antique Weekend. The little towns of Round Top, Carmine, La Bahia, Warrenton, and Marburger transform into a collector’s heaven! Whether you like fine antiques, vintage treasures, or unique junk- this is the spot. People from all over the world find their way here to experience it. You can’t possibly see all there is to see in one week, let alone one day.
Why do I go? I go to be inspired, to hunt for that one particular find, or to be surprised by what I will stumble upon. I remove myself from the city, breathe in the clean country air, and walk the fields- hunting, searching, and snapping pictures along the way.
They say one man's junk is another man's treasure! Antique Weekend is full of junk treasure! #bestillmyjunkinheart

They say one man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Antique Weekend is full of junk treasure! #bestillmyjunkinheart

These vintage marquee letters make for a unique monogram, a sweet saying or an oversized hashtag! And they transition into home decor after the big day.

These vintage marquee letters make for a unique monogram, a sweet saying or an oversized hashtag! And they transition into home decor after the big day. #gobigorgohome

The Gatsby craze may be fading but these vintage chandeliers still win me over! Would make a great backdrop for a photobooth or ceremony.

The Gatsby craze may be fading but these vintage chandeliers still win me over! Would make a great backdrop for a photo booth or ceremony.

This year I have Native America on the brain, so Indian textiles, rugs, and large vessels captured my attention. Two Be Wed planner, Aspen Rogers, is getting married in South Fork, Colorado. You may have seen her “Navajo Nuptials” color palette on Facebook- sunset orange and fiery pink with touches of deep teal. I found over-sized clay pots and gorgeous green vessels for the head table, and a sweet scented idea for favors. Aspen loved the notion of incorporating lavender to begin with, so when I saw a large bowl filled with lavender and little drawstring bags I immediately thought of a lavender sachet station. Instead of pre-filling them and setting them on the table it would be cool to have the guests fill their own monogrammed pouch!

Over sized clay pots fitting for our "Navajo Nuptials" theme or my current obsession with Native America!

Over sized clay pots fitting for our “Navajo Nuptials” theme or my current obsession with Native America!

Glass vases of every size and color! These green vases would make the perfect centerpiece for the Navajo wedding I'm dreaming up!

Glass vessels of every size and color! These green vessels would make the perfect centerpiece for the Navajo wedding I’m dreaming up!

Lavender by the pound! Will definitely come in handy for our lavender sachet station for Aspen's Colorado destination wedding!

Lavender by the pound! Will definitely come in handy for our lavender sachet station for Aspen’s Colorado destination wedding!

One of the most unique discoveries I made were these vintage brass plates called “findings” or “stampings”, often used for jewelry or furniture decor. The more I looked, touched, and played with them, the more I began to get excited by all the possibilities!! For example, I quickly created my own collection of stampings that could be used for escort cards. How cool! Chip (the vendor) had everything from peace symbols and masks, to anchors and ships, feathers and elephants, cowboy hats and longhorns, lions, bows, bugs, bats, and boots.  It’s out-of-the-box, creative ideas like this that only come from breathing in and being at Antique Weekend.
One of my more unique finds - vintage brass "stampings" from old furniture decor.

One of my more unique finds – vintage brass “stampings” often used for jewelry or furniture decor, and could easily be re-purposed as escort cards.

My own collection I selected for a unique escort card. I giggled at the thought of guests discovering what item they'd be paired with.

My own collection I selected for a unique escort card. I giggled at the thought of guests discovering what item they’d be paired with.

Round top is my happy place - I always leave "happy, happy, happy"!

Round top is my happy place – I always leave “happy, happy, happy”!

Our good friends at Stella Rae Vintage rocked Antique Weekend! Loved her selection of vintage wooden signs with sassy sayings. #chickswithattitude

Our good friends at Stella Rae Vintage rocked Antique Weekend! Loved her vintage #hashtag signs! #texas4ever

There’s so much more to mention! I hope you enjoy this post as much as I relished the thought of sharing it with you! Like one of the pictures so perfectly put- “HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY” am I.
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One comment on “Oh The Places Wedding Planners Go

  1. I like to party, not look arilctes up online. You made it happen.

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