Wedding Venues Lubbock : The Willows Styled Shoot

While putting this styled shoot together in the year of 2020, when the world went haywire and Covid was the culprit of postponing countless weddings, I was excited to showcase that even amidst all the wrong, you could still make your day all right. All it takes is just some small details to make it feel special. With that said, I have been over the moon excited to share these images from this micro wedding styled shoot! I wanted to create a romantic, feminine, yet timeless display of what your micro wedding could be. And of all the wedding venues in lubbock, The Willows Event Center, with its beautifully green garden featuring a Willow Tree made for the most amazing backdrop.

First: Choosing a Wedding Venue in Lubbock

While putting this altogether, the first thing I was on the look out for was the perfect backdrop. And yes out of all the wedding venues in Lubbock, The Willows gardens makes you feel like you were escaping West Texas into a gorgeous green oasis. Perfection is an understatement. Also worth noting that the Willows has special packages just for micro weddings that accommodate up to 60 guests! Most of these types of wedding take place all in the gardens. How stinking awesome is that?

wedding dress hanging outside of the wedding venues lubbock willows event center

PLANNING ALL THE DETAILS

I first began with details of the day. When having a micro wedding or even elopement, y’all, don’t skip having your details photographed! Few though they might be, are so important and help give your day a full story and gallery. And let’s face it, they just make your day feel legit.

wedding shoes and details photographed outside of the willows a lubbock wedding venue

You may not think invitations are necessary, but if you’re even having 10 guests, make it feel special and splurge on a few! And don’t forget to order at least one extra and bring it the day of your wedding to have photographed. It seriously is all these little things make it feel so meaningful.

wedding invitations photographed outside of the wedding venue in lubbock called the willows event center

all you need is just one table

By the header you can probably tell, but I truly believe, all you need is at least one table. One table for 6-8 guests will make your micro wedding feel like a wedding. Have it elaborately set and be sure it gets photographed!)

place setting at a table outdoor in the gardens of the willows a wedding venue in lubbock
table setting with florals  at a table outdoor in the gardens of the willows a wedding venue in lubbock
floral design for the table table outdoor in the gardens a wedding venue in lubbock
floral design for the table table outdoor in the gardens a wedding venue in lubbock

include a cake

OK this cake *may* or *may not* be overkill if you’re having 8 guests 😉 But I am all for including some cake! Doesn’t it just like make the whole day official?!

cake outside of the willows event wedding venue center reception room in lubbock Texas

if you really wanna party…

If you really want to take your micro wedding to the next level, I definitely suggest splurging on ONE big item that will make your party a blast. Something like this rad vintage photo booth would be such a fun experience for you and your guests and a true way to go all out for your day!

Portraits

Schedule plenty of time in the day for some bridal portraits. If you are planning to have a full wedding day in the future, or even a big reception separately on your anniversary, you’ll most likely choose to wear a different dress and have your hair differently-so you definitely want these to be remembered properly. Also this was definitely one of my most favorite parts of the day!

bridal portraits taken inside of the bridal suite at the willows wedding venue in lubbock Texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas
bridal portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows event center for weddings in lubbock texas

Don’t forget to get a shot of the groom! I meannnnn it is his day too, right?

groom portraits taken in front of the willow tree at the willows weddings reception venue for weddings in lubbock texas

And just because you aren’t having a large wedding party, doesn’t mean 1) that you can’t have florals and 2) can’t have photos done with them. Even if they’re more casual and not typically what you’re used to seeing for wedding party, get something together!

bride and bridesmaid taken in front of the willow tree at the willows weddings reception venue for weddings in lubbock texas
bride and bridesmaid florals taken in front of the willow tree at the willows weddings reception venue for weddings in lubbock texas

Of course, the main event is always the bride and groom portraits! Definitely do not skip out on these! A great time to get them in is to either have them done before your ceremony following a first look moment- or after ceremony while your guests snack and mingle before the main course. The beautiful thing about the Willows is you’re able to have your ceremony & dinner event in the gardens, so guests can walk about and enjoy the beautiful view all while you’re taking some photos with your sweetheart.

bride and groom romantic photos taken at the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.
bride and groom romantic photos taken at the lubbock venues in lubbock called the willows event center in the gardens.

There ya have it. Simple, but outstandingly gorgeous. It doesn’t take too much to truly make your micro wedding or elopement feel incredibly special. If you’d like to schedule a tour with the Willows Event center, click here!

Looking for more than just wedding venues in lubbock?

Check out these awesome vendors that all contributed to making my vision come alive in this shoot!
Wedding Planner & Tablescape: South Plains Weddings
Wedding Dress: Lillie’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Lucky Bucks Formal Wear
Florist: Havilah Floral
Venue: The Willows Event Center
Photo Booth: The Grinnery
Makeup & Hair: Lovestruck Artistry
Cake: Bake My Day
Stationary: Kayla Sue Design
Model: Emma

Photographer: Me! 🙂


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