Marfa Desert Wedding | Emily + Colby


A destination wedding at The Capri Lounge in Marfa, Texas; as featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.  Design by Emily Allen of Cakewalk and photos by Natalie Shelton of NBarrett Photography.



A vivid palette of pink, orange, marigold, and cornflower blue was borrowed from the area’s gorgeous sunsets and desert landscape. Slate walls and muted gardens served as a blank canvas for the bride’s “color explosion.”

Guests waved hand-made “Yeehaw!” pennants during the recessional.

Arrangements of antlers, cacti, and glass vases holding garden roses, pincushion, and protea decorated each reception table.

Potted cacti, a tribute to Marfa’s desert landscape, garnished everything including the bar and the guest-book table.

A free-flowing bouquet of dahlias, scabiosa, ranunculus, roses, and protea tied with embroidered vintage ribbon.


Photo: Natalie Shelton of NBarrett Photography // Design: Emily Allen of Cakewalk // Bouquet: Alicia Rico of Bows and Arrows // Cake: Lisa Copeland of Austin Street Café // Desserts: Maiya Keck of Maiya’s Restaurant // Paper Goods: Chelsea Carpenter of Southern Fried Paper // Venue: The Capri Lounge, Marfa, Texas.


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