Van Gogh Inspired Wedding

Martindale, Texas



Photography | Emily K Timmons Photography

Venue | Martindale Schoolhouse | @martindaleschoolhouse

Event Planner | Better Than Perfect | @better.than.perfect.planning

Floral Designer | The Bloom Bar | @thebloombartx

Design and Decor | Mintage Rentals | @mintagerentals

Gown Designer | Vervain by Watters | @watters

Gown Salon | Unbridaled | @unbridaled

Men’s Attire | Generation Tux | @generationtux

Hair and Makeup | Blushd Beauty | @blushdbeautytx

Jewelry | Nicole Mera | @nicole_mera_

Cake and Caterer | Root Cellar Bakery and Catering Co | @rootcellarcateringco

Bakery | 2tarts Bakery | @2tartsbakery

Rentals | Bee Lavish | @beelavishvintage

Cinematography | WiTTEiDEA | @witteidea

Invitation Designer | Si Design Loft | @sidesignloft

From the Photographer

I love Van Gogh – I love his use of color and texture, and the way his style looks so free and impressionistic, yet it is so precise. I didn’t want to create a wedding that was “Van Gogh themed.” I wanted to create a wedding that Vincent himself would have had (had he married). What if he had gotten married in the village that is so often the subject of his paintings? To answer that question, we created a wedding that a village would have brought together – at the town schoolhouse under the stars.


The Martindale Schoolhouse’s reception area boasts an open air “roof” and exterior scraped brick in a unique golden yellow; reminding one of wheat sheaves. Food would have been brought from people’s fields, gardens, and larders so we created a simple, yet bountiful charcuterie style banquet table on an old mail cart. Would Vincent have painted on the frosting for his wedding cake? We think so. Would it have incorporated alcohol? Absolutely! Favors would have been either useful or edible, and definitely handmade. French macarons painted with impressionistic sunflowers and tea towels screen printed by hand were perfect additions. Furniture for lounging and eating would have been well loved pieces picked from family rooms – we chose old-world-style pieces in rich velvets and warm woods to accentuate this time period. Décor would have been simple, but eye-catchingly vivid – a variety of unique flowers and textured greenery paired with candles in mismatched candlesticks. An old door flanked by rusty candelabras could be repurposed and used as a sign for guests. For his attire, we chose two different colors of blue (you’ll notice the textured look to the vest) with golden yellow accents (his favorite color). His bride would have had to be on the unconventional side, so we picked a simple, yet striking gown with an asymmetrical, plunging neckline and lace detailing reminiscent of his iris paintings. We chose custom jewelry that incorporated halos and vivid yellows – similar to his treatment of stars.