The pressure is definitely on when you're the one who takes on the task of creating the ambiance and "experience" that would be Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's wedding reception. Now imagine the pressure when you're a close friend of Miranda's; best friends in fact; known her since her humble beginnings to her incredible success. It's a story that the owners of Junk Gypsy Co. will tell for years to come.
Strictly Weddings is so honored to feature this wedding reception hosted by the very funny and charming ladies of Junk Gypsy Co. These ladies know how to throw a party!
To understand the creative spirit that inspired the details of Miranda & Blake's wedding reception is to try to understand the passion that drives these women. There's no taming their free spirit. The Junk Gypsy Co. started with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of heart and soul. The girls traveled like gypsies collecting roadside treasures and tattered grandeur, meeting kindred spirits and storybook characters along the way - Miranda was one of those storybook characters.
We've borrowed a few of their words and descriptions from the Junk Gypsy blog. The theme? Glam Deer Camp! If only we could have heard the laughter as they uncovered all the details and "finds" with Miranda & Blake. Photos by Robert Evans. (Please keep in mind these images are not yours to use as you wish anywhere on the web or in publication, they are copyrighted and protected. They are here for your viewing pleasure only.)
A rock star Elvis silver velvet tufted sofa, 2 drops of jupiter metallic silver chairs, and fleamarket ottomans
Below left, Miranda's bouquet!
for some of the chairs Junk Gypsy created a custom design just for the occasion and had it crafted into chair slipbacksÂ¦.inspired by MiRANDA & BLaKE and some of the things they loveÂ¦
a trophy buck, hunting, guns, and randy travis's song, forever & ever amen Â¦ with baroque details, ornate scrolls, and prairie-colored roses. the design was printed on canvas and sewn to fit the chairs. they tied floppy hot pink satin sashes on each chair for a pop of hollywood honkytonk.
for other chairs, they wrapped ripped pieces of canvas around the backs and then tied them off with vintage belt buckles and die cast cap guns.
Junk Gypsy founders and sisters Jolie and Amie
Such wonderful touches like the ones above. Planning every little detail to tell the story and share the magic of the couple's love.
The wedding cakes were specially made by Jay Qualls, owner of Maples Wedding Cakes from Nashville.
Below an authentic tipi perfect for a true-blue Oklahoma boy with rugs, mushy pillows, and a crystal chandelierÂ¦
The VIP trailer for the reception. Junk Gypsy added a hodge-podge of fleamarket rugs, cowhides, retro metal chairs, and tons of candles. And inside, the coolest gypsy-vibe-room ever. "At one point we were standing in the doorway with Dierks Bentley and his wife CassidyÂ¦and inside the airstream sat Reba and her husband-Narvel Blackstock, Kelly Clarkson (another Texas girl), Lady Antebellum, and Kellie Pickler Â¦ surreal."
Neal McCoy entertains the crowd at the reception.