West Texas Guide to Weddings & Celebrations
From planners and production to talents in florals, food, and photography, West Texas boasts an impressive list of exceptional wedding experts to execute your fairytale affair. Whether your partner is dropping hints that they are about to pop the question or wedding bells are already ringing, wherever you are in the planning process, we’ve Scouted the best-of-the-best to handle your every wedding want and need!
SCOUTED | 105 S Highland Ave, Marfa | @marfasaintgeorge | Hotel Saint George is the quintessential setting for a West Texas wedding affair with a variety of light-filled indoor/outdoor spaces that embody the best of Marfa’s historic and contemporary draws. Expect luxury accommodations, award-winning dining, and plenty of high-end amenities for an overall magical wedding weekend for both you and your guests.
SCOUTED | 320 W El Paso St, Marfa | @marfaspiritco | At the intersection of high desert minimalism and West Texas edge, Marfa Spirit Co. is an undeniably chic, saloon-esque setting – serving their own Chihuahuan Desert spirits no less – for intimate rehearsal dinners and engagement parties.
SCOUTED | 305 E 5th St, Odessa | @odessamarriott | An all-inclusive, elegant atmosphere with unlimited potential, the Odessa Marriott Hotel is a beautiful blank canvas for your nuptials to come to life with a variety of diverse spaces including a picturesque event garden, massive ballroom, and more.
SCOUTED | 4610 N Garfield St, Midland | @the_blue_door_ | Famed as Midland’s original cocktail bar, this sleek space is known for their impressive selection of spirits, seasonally driven libations, and creative cocktail program. From the dark interior that comes alive with a moody glow to the spacious patio for mixing and mingling al fresco, The Blue Door is a must for sexy engagement parties.
SCOUTED | 1705 W Missouri Ave, Midland | @museumofthesouthwest | A particular favorite of TSG West Texas for hosting our annual Favorite Things Christmas Party, the historic Turner Mansion of The Museum of The Southwest offers a truly one-of-a-kind atmosphere for your wedding. In addition to the neoclassical interior where art, science, and history converge, the sprawling grounds set the stage for sophisticated wedding ceremonies, receptions, or rehearsal dinners.
SCOUTED | 3201 Elkins Rd, Midland | @thevenueatliveoak | You won’t have to travel far for a wedding venue that feels a world away from West Texas. Nestled among live oak trees in northeast Midland, this is an believably peaceful place to tie the knot with an industrially-inspired interior designed to take the shape of any wedding aesthetic and an unobstructed farmland view that stretches as far as the eye can see.
CAKES, CATERING & LIBATIONS
SCOUTED | 107 W San Antonio St, Marfa | @cochineal_marfa | For extraordinary dining worthy of your big day – or any of the events leading up to it – Cochineal holds a reputation for truly unforgettable, gourmet cuisine. Specializing in highly seasonal, New American fare, each course from hors d’oeuvres through desert is guaranteed to be as delicious as it is impressive. Get to know the Executive Chef…
SCOUTED | @texashopsandbubbles | From a simple G&T to the most intricate of craft cocktails, Hops & Bubbles is a full-service mobile bartending company the takes boozy beverage experience to the next level. Everything is customized to your vision and brought right to your venue for a hassle-free, aesthetically pleasing way for your guests to imbibe.
SCOUTED | @idratherbake | I’d Rather Bake is known for crafting cakes that dazzle in both taste and design. Whether you’re looking for multiple tiers with fresh florals, intricate sugar work, or a themed groom’s cake, this is a go-to for expertly designed, delicious cakes.
SCOUTED | 3211 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @murrays_deli | For all your pre-wedding event catering needs, this locally loved eatery offers an unfussy menu that is full of variety and flavor. From tempting burgers, franks, and curly fries to crave-worthy cleaner options including fresh salads, sandwiches, delicious sides, and nutritious bowls, this is a fantastic dining option to please all preferences.
HALF ACRE by MIDLAND MEAT COMPANY
SCOUTED | 1101 Washita, Midland |@mmchalfacre | Barbecue and West Texas weddings are a match made in heaven, especially when it’s as scrumptious as what Half Acre is serving up. A casual option for a delicious rehearsal dinner or a crowd-pleasing wedding reception late-night snack, opt for a smokey spread from meat-centric establishment for a guaranteed hit!
SCOUTED | @bivardidesigns | Trend-forward and always high-quality, this full-service luxury event rental and design company proves absolute pros at curating beautiful bridal atmospheres of all styles and scales. Have something super specific in mind? They even offer custom-build services!
SCOUTED | 3303 N Midkiff Rd, Midland | @codysredballoon | Cody’s Red Balloon specializes in outstanding event decor and gifts for any occasion or celebration. Opt for whimsical balloon bouquets for your bachelorette brunch or engagement party and don’t forget to pick up a selection of truffles from their gourmet chocolate counter to fill your bridesmaid boxes!
SCOUTED | 1012 Andrews Hwy, Midland | @misscayces | Midland’s seasonal decor expert, Miss Cayce’s overflows with festive decor for decking out your bachelorette party with garlands, streamers, tabletop accessories, and other wonderful and whimsical specialty items for celebrating.
SCOUTED | 200 Spring Park Dr, Midland | @thebotanicalboutique | A greenery oasis and full-service florist, The Botanical Boutique is a must for breathtaking blooms to amplify the ambiance on your big day. Whether you prefer soft and sophisticated or bright and bold, their team will intentionally tailor each bouquet and floral display to wonderfully encapsulate your wedding vision.
SCOUTED | 3211 W. Wadley Ave, Midland | @velvetmesquitedesigns | Velvet Mesquite Designs specializes in artfully designed florals that are highly-customized to compliment your wedding aesthetic. From bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and show-stopping floral installations to table-top topiaries and lush overhead greenery, each exquisite arrangement is nothing short of stunning.
SCOUTED | @prickly_pear_press | For gorgeous save-the-dates and invitations, Prickly Pear Press offers a hand-picked collection of extraordinary paper goods from some of the finest stationary lines in the country. From intricate embossing and delicate letterpress, to everything in between, brides and grooms-to-be can customize every detail of their wedding suites for invitations as special as the occasion.
GIFTING & REGISTRY
SCOUTED | 3211 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @birdboxgifts | For presents with a personalized touch, Bird Box Gifts is a must for monogrammed bath towels, kitchen textiles, custom cutting boards, and other customized home goods. And for brides needing to assemble bridesmaid boxes, this is also a one-stop shop for fabulous gifts (think candles, gourmet treats, paper goods, apothecary products) and gift-wrapping galore!
SCOUTED | 200 Spring Park Dr, Midland | @hyacinthforthehome | A must for successful homemaking and entertaining, Hyacinth is a highly-touted atelier featuring hand-selected pieces from major design centers across the globe. Here, couples can register from an expansive stock of crystal, monogram porcelain serving ware, bed linens, bath essentials, textiles, and other gorgeous furnishings and decor.
HAIR & MAKEUP
SCOUTED | 112 W 5th St, Odessa | @girlsofglitz | Whether you need to refresh your color and cut before your big day or want a fresh set of flirty lashes for your engagement photos, Glitz House of Beauty is a go-to for pre-wedding primping.
SCOUTED | 201 West Wall Street, Midland | @krenaehair_studio | Kenneshia Renae of K’RenaeHair Studio is known for transforming her clients natural tresses into luscious locks. From increasing volume or length to finding a style that will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day, she’s your girl.
SCOUTED | 3415 N Loop 250 W, Midland |@legallytan | Legally Tan is the luxurious answer to the cliché tanning experience. Using organic products and high-end equipment, they’ll have you feeling wondrously sun-kissed – and notably streak free – against your pristine white gown.
SCOUTED | @makeup.by.tabitha | If you are looking for extreme talent and true expertise in makeup artistry for your wedding day glam, look no further than Makeup by Tabitha. Her bridal style is glowy, fresh, and naturally glamorous for a look that is practically the very definition of blushing bride. She books up fast so don’t delay on reserving her for your big day!
SCOUTED | @meganflowershair | To transform your look with longer, thicker locks, Megan Flowers is the extension expert for you. She specializes in hand-tied extensions that are lighter and less damaging to the natural hair, creating a beautiful enhancement to any bridal hairstyle. And she’s finally accepting new clients, so be sure to book your appointment to prep for your big day asap!
SCOUTED | 105 E Oak Street, Marfa | @miramarfa | Mira Marfa is a can’t miss spot for far West Texas brides in need of fabulous spa treatments and beauty products before their big day. Whether you need luxurious skincare to get your skin wedding-ready or high-end clean makeup goodies for looking fresh and glowy on your honeymoon, Mira Marfa is a go-to.
SCOUTED | 708 W Scharbauer Dr, Midland | @stella_salon_midlandtx | Stella Salon is a one-stop beauty shop for brides-to-be offering expert services in everything from cut and color to lashes and nails. Fresh manicure of bride-approved neutral pink? Subtle highlights to elevate your wedding style? Look no further.
SCOUTED | @handedheritage | For quintessential Texas toppers, Handed Heritage has the finest felt and straw hats to gussy up your wedding getup. Whether you want coordinating caps for your bridal party during your last rodeo (aka bachelor or bachelorette party) or the groom wants a West Texas touch to top off their tux, there really isn’t a wedding-related occasion where these cowboy-chic caps aren’t appropriate.
SCOUTED | 3516 E University Blvd, Odessa | @kirbyskloset | Somewhat of a hidden gem, this trendy boutique is a go-to for fashion-conscious brides looking for the best looks for their wedding season. From boho chic to preppy cute, their well-edited and ultra-stylish collection of accessories and apparel will please any engagement party, bachelorette weekend, or rehearsal dinner wardrobe aesthetic.
SCOUTED | @margarita_mercentile | Instead of primping and prepping on the big day with your bridal party in matching sets, opt for something more fun and festive in the form of hand-embroidered Mexican dresses from Margarita Mercantile! In addition to looking absolutely fabulous in getting ready photos, these colorful and fun frocks are fantastic bridesmaids gifts too!
SCOUTED | 200 Spring Park Dr, Midland | @ninesapparel | Midland brides to be won’t have to travel far to find trendy, timeless looks for their bridal trousseau. From pre-wedding parties to hot nights out on your honeymoon, this luxuriously feminine shop stocks a well-edited selection of sought after brands for assembling effortlessly chic ensembles.
SCOUTED | 2200 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @theshimmyshack_ | Fabulous, fun, and always fashionable, The Shimmy Shack is always reliable for festive, bachelorette party-approved picks. Shop bridal-themed tops, headbands, beaded bags, matching sets, and every sparkly accessory and style in between.
SCOUTED | 2101 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @cathyeastham | As one of the top 1% of jewelers in the nation, Cathy Eastham Fine Jewelry is an authority of swoon-worthy sparkles. From stunning engagement rings and wedding bands in practically every setting, cut, and precious metal combination under the sun to diamond drops, dainty chains, and shimmering ring stacks, this spot is a must for marital mementos and bridal jewelry.
SCOUTED | 2200 W Wadley Ave, Midland | @samlmajorsjewelers | For over 115 years, West Texas couples have sought out this Midland institution for sparkling styles to celebrate their union. Expect superior customer service and expertise, exquisite craftsmanship, and creative talent in addition to a highly-distinguished selection of diamonds.
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