Fort Worth Gay Wedding

Fort Worth Gay Wedding, Mopac Event Center

Creating a bricks-and-beer vibe at your wedding reception

When two grooms approach the altar, they’re often looking for an earthy, masculine setting. Fort Worth’s polished but rugged Mopac Event Center sets just such a tone, with its exposed brick, raw-wood walls, and fire pit. But one element truly sets this guys’ reception apart from the usual: “The craft beer bar,” says planner and designer Laura Drucker, of the Social Gather. “Beer for a manly wedding is a must!” Drucker styled the bar with custom signage, local beer bottles, and cowhide rugs to kick up the Texas-ranch sensibility.

Echoing the outdoor fire pit, flickering candles set the right romantic vibe, along with tables adorned with wooden spools, vintage bottles, and leafy greenery. “The large clay charger plates complement the dark cutlery, with special wood details branded with the grooms’ names,” says Drucker. Velvet chairs, fur pillows, and other textured pieces from Sugar Creek Vintage Rentals soften the inviting lounge area’s masculine tone. Drucker adds that she appreciates savvy advance planning. “Many LGBTQ couples have been waiting a long time to marry and have cultivated great design ideas.”

Culinary Art Catering served savory, contemporary cowboy-inspired dishes of ancho-braised beef short ribs, paired with fire-roasted artichokes and creamy charred-corn risotto. The desserts from Jenny Layne Bakery—homemade pecan pie and fresh blueberry tartlets—matched the affair’s brown and blue hues, as did what Drucker describes as “a perfectly marbled gray wedding cake dripping with caramel, foliage, and adorned with a custom vinyl detail created by LaneLove Paper Company.”

Resources

PHOTOGRAPHY

BeatBox Portraits

PLANNING & COORDINATION

The Social Gather

EVENT VENUE

Mopac Event Center

INVITATION & VINYL CREATOR

Lane Love Design

FLOWERS

Vella Nest Floral

RENTALS & STYLING

Sugar Creek Vintage Rentals, Vestige Event Rentals & the Iman Project

CATERING

Culinary Art Catering

CAKE & PIES

Jenny Layne Bakery

VIDEOGRAPHY

Orange Film Photo

CLOTHING & STYLING

D. Jones Clothier

HAIR & MAKEUP

BA Beauty

You can find more resources for planning an LGBTQ wedding in this part of Texas in our Dallas-Fort Worth Wedding Vendor Guide.