Kendall & James Black and White Wedding Feature
@ Peach Creek Ranch
Photography: Rachel Driskell Photography
Photo: Rachel Driskell Photography
Coordination: Uniquely Set
Venue: Peach Creek Ranch
Florist: Urban Rubbish
Cakes: Chocolate Gallery BCS
Hair and Makeup: Blushd Beauty
Rentals: Texas Events to Remember
Signage: Conroe Creations
Catering: Buppy’s Catering
Bridal Gown: Weddings by Debbie
Groom’s Suit: Jos. A Bank
Invitations: Minted Weddings
Photo Booth: Ginger Snap Photo Camper
Fireworks: Broadway Bridal
Ceremony: College Station String Quartet
Band: Branded Heart Band
The Jones-Terry wedding was a moody yet classic affair
As wedding planners in College Station, Texas, we get so excited when we see a wedding come together after months of planning. A beautiful event design, carefully curated throughout the entire planning process from invitations to delivery looks SO good in a delivered wedding gallery. When it hits our inboxes, it makes our hearts flutter and it’s one more reason we really enjoy doing what we do.
We took the opportunity to ask Kendall about some of the design elements of her black and white wedding at Peach Creek Ranch in College Station, Texas. Photographed by Rachel Driskell, this wedding is a perfect collection of design + aesthetic, and Kendall and James incorporated so many intimate details to make it their own.
They met online – and it inspired their wedding song
James and Kendall met on the online dating site, Hinge, which actually inspired their first dance song “Pickin’ Up Strangers” by Johnny Lee. James had just moved back to Texas after living out of state and Kendall was a busy teacher and they gave online dating a shot and found each other! They knew after their first date that they had something special and have been inseparable ever since. They loved how special the first dance song was because although he may have picked up a stranger, for their first date, it ended perfectly!
They wanted an elegant, timeless look
Kendall and James wanted a timeless look that complimented the venue they picked. They wanted something formal, but also something that represented the things they love like dancing to country music and eating BBQ. Peach Creek Ranch has the perfect elegant but rustic vibe. They went with a black and white theme because it is moody and classic and they built everything off of James’s black tux and bowtie and Kendall’s traditional classic dress (secretly because only her mom knew what it looked like). Kendall believes everyone looks fabulous in black and each of the bridesmaids had their own unique dress that complimented them in either tulle or satin. They wanted something that wouldn’t ever go out of style.
There were so many personal wedding details
Kendall added so many personal touches in her wedding day, but we just picked out a few to discuss! First, we love to see dogs at weddings, and Peach Creek is a fur-friendly wedding venue. Naturally, Kendall and James incorporated their four-legged best friend, Sadie.
Kendall says when she met James, Sadie came with him and stole her heart just as quickly as he did (AW!). Sadie is their very best friend so a dog-friendly venue was the only option. They knew from day one that they wanted to have her with them on their special day.
They made Sadie the ring bearer so she could carry the two rings that would combine them forever. Because she was in the “Groom’s party” she was able to be included in some stunning getting ready photos with the groomsmen. She may have checked to see where her mommy was out the window a few times, but she really made their day feel like home. Aside from being in the wedding, Sadie was also featured on their wedding koozies and drink stirrers. She stole the show!
“James and I wouldn’t be where we are today without the love and marriage of our wonderful parents”
Kendal notes, “We both come from incredible families that have helped guide us our entire relationship and both sides had a huge part in prepping our wedding. On both of our parent’s place settings we left a special photo of them on their wedding day with their date included thanking them for all they have done for us. Family is the center of our world and we are so grateful to have such wonderful examples of love.”
We love to see special touches like this on wedding day. There are so many ways to make your day your own, and this was a special tribute to the support they experienced from their families.
The signage was top notch
Aesthetically, Kendall was so precise in her design that she combined the modern and vintage styles of the venue with her wedding style into her signage. They loved the bold look of black and white acrylic and used that for table numbers, bar signs, cake toppers, and even place setting for the head table. They mixed this in with the use of gold vintage mirrors and frames. They had a special memory shelf showcasing our friends and family in heaven that used gold frames and a vintage mirror and they also used vintage mirrors for the unplugged sign, welcome sign, and seating chart. Although they combined different styles, it tied in their theme and personalities nicely.
At each table, they used gold frames to show off some of Kendall’s student’s work. She is a high school special education teacher and had her students respond to what they think love is and displayed it for everyone to see and enjoy. This turned out to be something that Kendall will treasure forever as their thoughts are just precious. (CUE THE WATER WORKS!)
We like to know what the favorite part of the wedding day is for our brides
We asked Kendall what her favorite part was and she said, ” It’s so hard to choose because really the whole day was magical! But I think all in all my most favorite moment was our last, private dance. Not only did James and I have a moment to soak it all in and dance alone to our band, but we could also hear the giggles and conversations of all of our friends and family outside of the barn doors waiting for us to come out for our exit. It was so surreal to be lost in the moment of being married and starting a future together, but also to do so in the presence of the people most important to us. The excitement of our guests was so genuine and to have them all in one place in support of our union is something I will never ever forget.”
We love a good private last dance! It is a moment at the end of the wedding where it’s almost so quiet you forget where you are, and you just have a moment to get lost in the fact that you are married before one last hurrah with your friends and family!
We wish Kendall and James so many years of happiness, and thank them for being great clients! Cheers to a BEAUTIFUL wedding.