Category: Wedding | Mayhar Design

Taylor and Leah: Texas Wedding With Southern Charm

August 16th, 2017 | By Melanie McKinley in Mayhar Brides, Wedding

Leah and Taylor are such a beautiful couple, both inside and out, and I was so excited when they asked me to help design their wedding day!  With the amazing Sweet August Events planning and running all of the logistics, I hopped on board to design the overall aesthetic and visual look and feel for the day.

Having already selected the stunning Kendall Plantation just outside Boerne, Texas, as their venue, we set out to create an event that would honor Leah’s wishes for a beautiful and elegant Southern styled wedding, and one that would compliment the striking white walls and black shuttered windows of Kendall Plantation.  I mean, not a bad combo. We quickly decided on elegant place settings, rich grey and soft blush linens and a clean palette with lush ivory and creme accents.

This wedding was such a dream to be a part of.  The team of vendors was incredible and the day was spent setting and styling and designing.  I am in love with the images captured by Kayla Barker and I am again, so thankful to have been a part of this beautiful day and to be able to call this my job!  It was such a joy.

I hope you enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out our full vendor list below!

xo,

m

Design and Styling: Mayhar Design
Photographer: Kayla Barker
Floral Design: Sprout Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: The Central Christian Church
Reception Venue: Brazos Hall
Paper Goods: Whitney Farnsworth
Makeup & Hair: Makenzi Laine
Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events; Marquee Event Group; Premiere Events
Band: Sauce the Band
Videography: Candlelight Films
Catering: Pink Avocado Catering
Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

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Travers and Afton: Downtown Austin Wedding

August 8th, 2017 | By Melanie McKinley in Mayhar Brides, Wedding

Afton and Travers are two of the kindest and most caring people I have ever met.  I first met with Afton and her family, and then met Travers at another meeting along the road.  It was clear from the beginning that their wedding was going to be something special.  They are the kind of couple that asks about you and how your day is, and not only listens intently for the answer, but remembers the answer when they see you again.  They are the kind of couple that places the others needs in front of their own.  And, they are the kind of couple whose wedding you are so thrilled to be a part of because you get to experience a day filled with the most beautiful and sincere type of love:  A love for each other, a love for their friends and family and the deepest love for their faith.

I will never forget waiting outside of Central Christian Church for Travers’ shuttle to arrive.  He was riding alone, to come see Afton for the first time.  As he stepped off of the shuttle, with the lightest and most joyous look on his face, he simply said, “This is by far, the greatest day I’ve ever had.”

He was right.  It was the greatest day.  And I am so honored to have been a part of it.  It is the reason we do what we do.

Make sure to scroll all of the way down, for the list of amazing vendors who helped breathe it to life.

xo,

m

Design and Styling: Mayhar Design
Photographer: Kayla Barker
Floral Design: Sprout Floral Design
Ceremony Venue: The Central Christian Church
Reception Venue: Brazos Hall
Paper Goods: Whitney Farnsworth
Makeup & Hair: Makenzi Laine
Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events; Marquee Event Group; Premiere Events
Band: Sauce the Band
Videography: Candlelight Films
Catering: Pink Avocado Catering
Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

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Kirk and Molly: Organic Hill Country Wedding

July 31st, 2017 | By Melanie McKinley in Mayhar Brides, Wedding

I first met Molly at a darling restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas, over rain plan tent diagrams and 4 really large BLT’s.   At the time, I was helping to design and plan the wedding of her sister, Mackenzie, and we were in the last month of final decision making.  Molly was in town, and Mackenzie, Molly, their mother, Lynn, and I all sat down to run through home stretch details.  I cannot tell you what a joy it was getting to know these three ladies, and I was so thrilled when Molly reached out again six months later, asking if I would help plan her upcoming wedding and marriage to Kirk.

Molly is originally from Houston and Kirk from Canada, and they had been long-distance dating for over nine years before their engagement.  Their unique situation meant that while we we in full planning mode, Molly and Kirk were simultaneously working towards getting Kirk’s citizenship approved and finalized.  We picked a date and venue and had all of our fingers and toes crossed that his paperwork would clear in time!

Given Molly and Kirk’s passion for sustainable living, love of the environment and appreciation for a clean and minimal design palette, we built a wedding around the beautiful Texas Hill Country venue, Prospect House, and brought in an incredibly gifted team of artisans to help bring it to life.  Floral design, food selection, paper goods design and everything else along the way was based upon a natural and authentic aesthetic, and I could not be more proud of the stunning images captured by the dearest Taylor Lord.

With Kirk’s citizenship clearing just a couple of weeks before the wedding date, it was a truly emotional experience that I am so happy to have been a part of.  I adore Molly and Kirk and their families and am so thankful that our paths all crossed.

Design and Styling: Mayhar Design
Photographer: Taylor Lord
Floral Design: Sprout Floral Design
Venue: Prospect House
Paper Goods: Gather and Co.
Makeup & Hair: Makenzi Laine
Linens: La Tavola
Videographer: Mishnoon
Catering: Royal Fig
Cake: Cathy Young

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Shades of Blush Spanish Editorial

November 18th, 2014 | By Melanie McKinley in News from Mayhar, Wedding

This past May, I received an email from my sweet and amazingly talented friend, Michelle Boyd, asking if I would be interested in collaborating on a photo shoot for a new magazine. It was a magazine called Cottage Hill, and it was going to tell stories of love, life, and leaving behind a beautiful legacy. I was thrilled about the idea and within a couple of days we had started planning!

The first issue of Cottage Hill was just released, I am so very excited to finally share what we came up with! I am over the moon in love with the wonderful team of artists that we worked alongside on this shoot and so very thankful to have been a part of this lovely experience! A huge thank you to Katie O. Selvidge of Cottage Hill for featuring our work and also to our amazing team of ladies whose incredible gifts and contributions continue to amaze me.

If you would like to see even more, pop over and grab a copy here
We hope you enjoy the images!!

xo,
Melanie

Creative Direction & Styling: Mayhar Design
Photographer: Michelle Boyd Photography
Floral Design: Bricolage Floral
Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth
Bride’s Gown: Rivini via Julian Gold
Decorative Rug: A Little Room
Hair: Vanessa Rios, Studio H20
Makeup: Mandy Morrison
Venue: Lost Mission
Silk Ribbons: Silk and Willow

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Pinterest Trends: Chalkboard Signs

August 27th, 2013 | By Ashleigh Davis in Wedding

It never ceases to amaze me the many ways in which different forms of talent are incorporated in to weddings. Food, fashion, design, flowers, music…and penmanship!

As someone with zero talent for beautiful writing, I am in awe of the lovely things calligraphers can create. And, add that talent to the difficult medium of a chalkboard (with pesky chalk) and I am speechless! I remember writing on chalkboards in elementary school – I cannot even imagine how these talented artists make these boards look so lovely.

Below is a collection of ways chalkboard signs have been infused into the decor and style of weddings across the world!

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