Hello DIY Darlings! I am Kelli, a misplaced Midwestern girl living and planning a wedding in the magnificent Lone Star state. Wedding planning is one of the most blissful (and sometimes stressful) times in a bride’s life, and I am thrilled to be sharing my time with y’all. We are currently at 5 months and counting, so let’s do this!

As soon as we were engaged, we knew we wanted to get married in Texas, even though my entire family lives in Michigan. Some may call us “untraditional” but we live in Texas, and don’t foresee a move anytime in the near future. We knew the wedding would be the perfect opportunity for my family to take a vacation, and it will let us showcase our beautiful West Texas home.

Finding a wedding theme was so awe-inspiring! My fiancé is a true Texan cowboy at heart, and absolutely loves everything about the state of Texas. Rather than decorating everything in handkerchief pattern, denim and straw bales (a typical, not true Texas stereotype) we wanted to add a chic-southwestern spring feel.

We love this darling country engagement session!

Image courtesy of: Allee J.. You can visit this post to view our entire engagement session!


Cacti Centerpieces


These cutie-patootie cacti centerpieces gave us some of the inspiration we wanted to create the perfect southwestern-chic feel for our spring wedding!

Adorable mini-cacti wedding centerpieces!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: Joielala Photographie // Design + Planning: Meg Shaw // Via: Green Wedding Shoes


Choosing Our Color Palette


The first decision we made was on colors and our theme really began to build itself around our rural childhoods. We both were extremely blessed to be raised in rural America surrounded by generations of farmers and ranchers with a deep appreciation for American agriculture. This upbringing made our venue selection simple. We have family friends who built a rustic barn wedding venue for their own wedding in 2013, and the space is perfect for our special day. Not to mention the potential DIY projects are endless in this venue.

Navy blue, dusty rose, gold tones and natural greenery are the colors we decided to use. These simple vintage candle sticks will be the perfect addition to our tables.

Gorgeous navy blue taper candles in gold holders!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: Odalys Mendez Fine Art Photography // Styling + Coordination: Simply Charming Socials // Via: 100 Layer Cake


Calligraphy Signs


It’s time to sharpen my calligraphy skills and replicate this adorable DIY painted ceremony and chalkboard social media sign. I also think we need to purchase a cute chicken!

Wooden wedding directional sign with white hand lettering!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: Jess Barfield Southern Wedding Photography // Venue: Magnolia Farms // Via: Southern Weddings


Chic Barn Decor


I adore these whimsical drapes and the giant metal star is perfect for a Texas wedding!

Barn drapes and a giant metal star, perfect for a Texas wedding!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: Gia Canali Photography // Venue: C Luzy U Ranch // Via: Brides


Wooden Farm Tables


The thought of friends and family gathering around these beautiful rustic, wooden farm tables to share our first meal as husband and wife, truly indescribable. Swooning!

Gorgeous, wooden farm tables for a rustic chic wedding!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: Jeremiah & Sarah Photography // Rentals: Montana Party Rentals // Via: Style Me Pretty


Outdoor Church


Creating an outdoor wedding to resemble a church is genius for nature lovers who want a more traditional feel. Not to mention the beauty element these stained glass windows will bring to your ceremony for everyone to admire!

Make your outdoor wedding look like a church!

IMAGE CREDITS: Image: The Nichols // Via: Southern Weddings


Brides, whatever you do, don’t forget to let yourself enjoy all the small-detail planning! This is where we felt we were able to really share our personal styles and showcase our love and admiration for one another.

See you in a few weeks ladies and gents as we get ready to plan bridal showers!

Kelli Fulkerson, Bridal Blogger for Something Turquoise

Kelli Fulkerson is a stylish DIY bride who is busy designing her ideal wedding with a unique southwestern-chic feel. She will say “I Do” to Jacob, the love of her live, on May 14th, 2016 with their Great Dane Emmy, by their side. Kelli will be gracing our blog with her monthly wedding planning updates right up until her spring wedding. Want to know more? You can personally find + follow her on these social channels:

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