Bridal Musings is all about “you doing you,” right? This Texan couple celebrated their vows, wearing a chic gray wedding dress and DIY details. They also included a Harry Potter groom’s cake and indoor wintery vibes.

This wedding is not only stylish but also very personal. Katie was more concerned with other details than flowers, so her bouquet became a focal piece thanks to the paper flowers that her best friend folded using her favorite readings and quotes.

The space was so warm and cozy for the two book-loving lovers. The rustic-chic loft was boosted by a large wooden altar made by the groom. This simple, minimalistic room was transformed into a rustic chic space by adding foliage and a wooden altar crafted by the groom (major DIY win!)

Our Love Story

Chris and I met each other at work. We were on the same team and became close friends. We started dating two years after we first met and married six years later.

The proposal took place at home just before our dinner to celebrate our fifth anniversary. The proposal was perfect.

Wedding Dresses & Style

I was looking for a style dress. I chose the excellent blue-gray color for Chris’ navy suit and my bridesmaids.

Chris is a minimalist, and I wanted a simple and chic wedding. It was modern and classy. We tried to use a lot of gray and white.

The Flowers

Flowers were not essential to us. My best friend had folded paper flowers that I wanted in my bouquet. The flowers had my favorite quotes from books printed on each one.

Around my bouquet, I wrapped pearls my mother always said she would give me at my wedding. I added a necklace that Chris’ mother had given me for years to my bouquet.

Favorite moments

My favorite moments were getting ready with my girlfriends and walking down the aisle. It had been a long time, and I was ready. Eating the cake was also excellent.


The catering company provided us with homemade jam for people to take home. Chris built the arch under which we were married. The angle turned out perfect. My maid of honor also hands folded the flowers in my bouquet that were a book quote.

The Cake

We made a simple lemon-flavored bride’s cake. The groom’s was a mix of Chris and myself. The bottom of the cake had my three favorite Harry Potter novels, and the top featured the TARDIS for Chris.

Couples Advice

Have fun and do it together! Working together was a lot of fun, and I valued Chris’ opinion.

Hire a wedding coordinator. Even if you don’t hire someone to plan the event, at least get a coordinator for the day. It was great that I didn’t need to worry about a thing on the big day.

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