We did a wedding in the high desert, a town of Marfa, Texas last year. 200 miles from anywhere, this tiny, West Texas town was settled in the 1800s. James Dean starred in the film Giant there and since Donald Judd began working there in the 1970’s it has become a contemporary art mecca. Here is a picture of the courthouse, built in 1886. Our lovely couple was married in its Cupola and below is the view of the main street from that bird’s eye view.
The reception was at The Capri restaurant and event space. For the tables, we did clusters of desert native foliage with hyperbolic peonies and ranunculus. Our insanely chic bride, Lindell Thorsen, pictured here in the Capri gardens, carried a bouquet of tumbleweeds and ranunculus and put us up in her fetching storefront on the main street where she sells Navajo rugs and other fantastic antiques. Her son, Laszlo Thorsen -Nagel shares the other half of the space and produces his stunning Sumi-ink paintings there. Stumbling out in the morning and shuffling to the Hotel Saint George for good strong coffee each morning was a sheer luxury.