Fort Worth Gay Wedding: Brik Venue
To tap into the Lone Star State’s vibrant Latin flair, wedding planner Christy Matthews—the founder and designer behind The Big Wedding Podcast—ran with the concept of a destination wedding, minus the travel. “Lots of Mexican weddings are on the beach, and I wanted more the vibe of a tropical jungle—and in a space with lots of open air, light, and texture,” she says. She brought these ideas together seamlessly by using colorful Mexican blankets from La Tavola and hanging picado (cut paper) flags from the ceiling of Fort Worth’s mod-rustic Brik event space.
Out-and-proud, highly sought-after Dallas floral designer Cesar Diaz was thrilled for the chance to “showcase and celebrate same-sex weddings,” adding that he loves LGBTQ events because “there are no rules or traditions to follow. We design around what the couple likes and create a setting that suits their personalities.” For this reception, the team got creative and colorful, using offbeat artistic elements like “wire-sculpture pieces mixed with candles, and minimal blooms mixed with cool lighting,” he says.
Picado flags were the inspiration behind Matthews’ invitation as well as the cake—“a stunner” from Lauren Kitchens. “It’s traditional in shape and color, but decorated with the most gorgeous hand-cut flags, and with a hand-painted lesbian couple on top.”
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You can find more resources for planning an LGBTQ wedding in this part of Texas in our Dallas-Fort Worth Wedding Vendor Guide.