rock ‘n roll wonderland with a splash of hillbilly

June 28, 2011

OK. so yes. it’s been like foreverrrrr since i’ve updated y’all. and there’s soooo much to tell.

let’s start with this little ole wedding we helped with. it was… um, kinda like…a big deal.

and i’m soooo happy to finally share some of the pictures with y’all (more will be forthcoming). the fruits of our labor. it was, the biggest and grandest and most beautifully, awesomely, magically SUBLIME thing we’ve ever done. i only wish i had a magic school bus (or maybe magic airstream in our case:)) to transport you back to that night at the don strange ranch outside of BoERNE texas so that each of you could actually FEEL and touch and taste the sublimeness of the entire event.

{the reception barn from afar…dreamy}

{psst…click on the image to enlarge…we want you to see ALL the details!}

thanks to the amazing skills of RoBERT EVaNS for all images unless noted otherwise (he did brad & jen’s wedding and katie & tom’s!!! wow. AND…he’s like the nicest guy ever).

you know the story of how this project came to be…and for a bit, we struggled with the theme for this reception.

we laid awake at night.

we tossed.

we turned.

our heads whirling a million glittery rockstar miles a minute.

wedding-induced-insomnia. writers block. we were lost in our creative thoughts and unable to pull ’em all together. and then, like a double-shot o’ love it hit us.

moonshine & mason jars, fireflies & pink guitars. GRIT. GLAMOUR. glam dEER-CAmP. MariLYN MonROE meets ‘OUT of AfRiCA’. it was perfect. it would be beautiful and rustic and rockstar and wedding-ish all at the same time. it was so MIRANDA. and so BLAKE. & SO JuNK GypSY.

there’s just so many things we want y’all to know and to see…so many little details. i’ll attempt to commentate the above shot…giant 5 foot NEON custom made mason jars with blinking fireflies (one hung in the barn, one hung outside from a tree), custom chair slipcovers, seat sashes made of canvas and tied back with vintage belt buckles & metal die cast cap guns, grapevine deer heads flanked the center of the barn and grapevine bee hives (in honor of blake’s hit song, honey bee), crystal chandeliers, vintage boudouir-style fringe lampshades.

the head table…created from a salvaged architectural piece and recycled table legs…then painted pink and stained bronze for a way cool rustic effect. vintage rugs, cowhides, gothic chairs covered with JG custom-made slipcovers (each embellished with over 60 crystals for extra glitz)…all nestled under an authentic camp tent. atop the table are jugs of homemade moonshine along with flower-filled minnow buckets & mason jars…and hanging above are our awesome amazing imported hand-forged deer head crystal chandeliers. we commissioned our good friend, ToDD SANDERS of ROADHouSE RELiCS, to make ‘THE ShELTONS’ sign inspired by miranda’s logo which we designed for her years ago (check out our new guns & wings buckle!!). (and please ignore the BLUE tarpy stuff in the background…it was part of the venue and couldn’t be removed…but seriously, it almost killlllled us having it there! :)) 

thanks to KeLLY CHRiSTINE for this image…XOXOX!

remember this? GunPOWdER & LeAD. our version of a shotgun-wedding. our idea of fancy-schmancy wedding decor. the final product…

after the firing squad got finished with these restaurant cans, we drilled holes in the bottom with a hole saw, ran $5 light cords through ’em and added PINK light bulbs.

{i took this shot while the reception was still a work in progress…ignore the mess in the background.}

clustered together in groups of 5, they were the PERFECT complement to our custom made porch swings emblazoned with miranda’s logo (which we stained HOT piNK).

we hung 4 of these in the barn…and they were seriously awwwwwesome.

above each table hung a different eclectic vintage find… including tattered lampshades (softly glowing with twinkle lights) and crystal chandeliers…

{big east texas thanks to kelly christine for this shot}

when MirANDA and BeV (miranda’s mom) first walked in thursday night as we were working…they both cried. (which of course, made us cry too:).

after the wedding, miranda later twittered: “I finally got to see my wedding pics in US weekly. Amazing day. @junkgypsy made it a rock and roll wonderland with a splash of hillbilly:)”

in short, it was the best night ever. we danced side-by-side with kelly clarkson (i’m dying), kellie pickler, laura bell bundy, hillary, charles, & DaVE of LadY AnteBELLUM, and sooo many more. we met reba mcentire (seriously. i’m speechless. i’ve loved her since ‘whoever’s in new england’). we loved seeing our good friend dierks bentley and catching up with katherine heigl (aka: katie…since we are BFF’s and all…click her name to read about our BFF night in MirANDA’s airstream) & husband josh kelley. we united with our brutha from another mutha, cake designer extraordinaire- jay qualls. we boogied down to NEAL McCOY (i ain’t kiddin, BEST concert EvER!) with the PiSTOL ANNieS and then partied to the tunes of celebrity-style karoake until the early hours of the morning.

but all of that, is another blog…

P.S. check out our wedding section online to get tha LOOK!!! it’s still in the works so check back frequently!

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  • Reply Becky @ Raw Potatoes June 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    OMG this is gorgeous! I love it all, yall did a fab tab job!! xoxo
    what I wouldnt have done to be a wall flower at the reception… sheesh..

    • Reply knowsemall March 22, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Well, the Miranda days are long gone. And today we have the new and ….uh…well anyway the Blake we know today is a new man with the touch of Gwen Stefani to go along with him. Like, well I will let you know that YOU are nothing and we are the best in the music business so beware of him. He means business, does not back down is NOT afraid of you no matter what female singing capabilities you may have.

  • Reply Kim Barbourk June 28, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    AMAZE!! AWESOMENESS indeed! WOW! So fabulous and so personal – I love that – you made it truly all about the Shelton’s as individuals (well, not that I know them, but from their music and what I read) and as a couple! She must have been sooooo happy – a brides dream!! Y’all got a thang going on fo’ sho’ CONGRATS to everyone!!
    PS: love your blogs!!!
    Kim (Apex, NC)

    • Reply Kim Barbourk June 28, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      And yes, I’m first, b/c I’ve been stalking you since yesterday when you said the blog was coming – YIKES, kinda scary, right? HA! Love y’all’s stuff!

      • Reply Kim Barbourk June 28, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        OMG – I’m 2nd – I was first!! ! HA!! I’ll leave y’all alone now!!!

      • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:54 am

        thanks so much kim!!!! and thanks for being a twitter friend!!! we love stalkers!!! (the nice ones:))

  • Reply Tricia Samsal June 28, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I know you will hear this a thousand times, but WOW! You girls outdid yourselves, A-mazing!!! Love those guns/wings porch swings. I love it all! Can’t wait to see what is next?!
    Big hugs, Tricia S.

  • Reply Maggie Shamro June 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    you guys never cease to amaze me! you run a business, write a blog, are starting a TV show, shop for antiques AND design the world’s greatest weddings ever? WOW! you made that reception hall absolutely junk-tastic! so beautiful, genuine and full of colour! congrats! love you guys!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:53 am

      thank you thank you thankkkkk you maggie!!!!! it takes a village…we have an amazing family, t-smitty, and gypsy crew! 🙂 love ya back!!!!!

  • Reply Mitzi McDaniel June 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    wOWza!!!! LOVE IT ALL!

  • Reply wendi June 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    OMGosh y’all are awesome..I told my hubby when I turn 50 (3 yrs) I want JG to decorate my party……you did a great job and Im sure B&M loved it !!! <3

  • Reply Malinda June 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I love it all. I want to renew my vows and hire you gals. Great job!!! XOXOXo

  • Reply Jan - Gracie's Cottage June 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Speechless…perfect, personal, junking heavenly – CONGRATS on a job well done!

  • Reply Jessica June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Awesome job breaking down the gritty details for us!

  • Reply Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse June 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Wow…you guys are amazing!!
    It looks spectacular!

  • Reply Steph June 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow Gypsies!!! I am totally speechless. You did an amazing job! Love everything about it, absolutely everything!! Jolie, thanks for the blog (we’ve missed them)

  • Reply melissa ward June 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Loved the wedding pics and we got married about the same time by the way. Your awesome Im in Korea now with hubby who is stationed here but I miss my southern roots and country . Makes me appreciate all ur post and such. Cant waitto get the new wing belt buckle. And wish I could get a bottle of all ur wines to collect but they wont ship here. . Well take care! :0)

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:52 am

      thanks melissa! and an even bigger THANK you to you and your husband for all you are doing for our country (as deena stated:)). if you EVER need anything, we offer a special military discount as a little thank you to all the military men and women & spouses & we can ship via USPS to APO. hope to have y’all back home soon! XOXXO!

  • Reply Laura hLaura June 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    So worth the wait! It’s a dang crime that it was taken dowm afterwards but it was done special for Miranda and Blake . I can only hope to be inspired by ya’ll in my own fixin ups. xox

  • Reply Michelle Rivoire June 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    It’s like glitter-glam rock-a-billy!! DREAMY……..

  • Reply ChristyFloyd June 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Every detail of every little thing had some hint of Miranda and Blake on it… Perfect!!! I love all the pics but good golly oh mighty Neal McCoy and them jeans…… There is a butt God!!! HAHAHA XOXO

  • Reply Alissa Nelson June 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    OMG! I so wish y’all would have done my wedding! I am so in love with everything y’all did! Just another reason y’all are AWESOME!!! So happy for Blake & Miranda! Congrats to all that made their wedding.. OOAK! Y’ALL ROCK!

  • Reply Mary Meszaros June 28, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Bless your little rock n roll hearts! A beautiful mash up.

  • Reply DAWN June 28, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Can I buy some of the pillows??? I love the pillows with the deer head and the forever and ever amen!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

      dawn…yes ma’am! we’ll add the pillows to the wedding section online asap!!!! glad you liked ’em!!!

  • Reply Deena June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I bought the “US” magazine just to see pictures of the decorations y’all did for the Shelton’s special day. Beyond fabulous and fun to boot. Thanks for sharing your story and pictures… makes me feel a tad special too.

    ** Note to Melissa Ward (Comment #12 above): A BIG, big THANK YOU to you and your husband for your service and sacrifices for our country and the world. Prayers daily for you all.

  • Reply jenny sharp June 28, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    holy mae west batman! that looks like the most fun ever!!!!! i absolutely adore everything. minnow buckets? precious!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

      thanks jenny! it was soooo much fun! big love to you and all of east texas!

  • Reply Courtney Smith June 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    ~exactly like I pictured it, and always how I’ve wanted my own:) I’ve been savin’ ‘JuNk’ for a while for my day!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:48 am

      courtney! best wishes to you and junk-a-fying your big day! it will be awesome!

  • Reply tomi June 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    finally! now i can sleep…. well, now i won’t sleep cause i will be laying in bed thinking about the magic. *sigh*
    now, excuse me while i go get some cans and a shot gun, i got some “chandeliers” to make! 🙂

  • Reply GAUDY CHIC June 28, 2011 at 4:29 pm


    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:44 am

      thanks penny! see ya sooooon!!!!

  • Reply deb taylor June 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    hell yesssss…YOU ROCKED IT!!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:46 am

      thanks deb! helllll yes!!!! XOXO!

  • Reply REBELINA MCKINNEY June 28, 2011 at 6:37 pm


  • Reply Libby Danielowich June 28, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Would love to have a wedding like this !! Just my style ..Well I doubt I will ever find a husband this late in life …BUT…Now if I win the big lotto ….well you all can come decorate my beach house 🙂 That would be heaven on earth !! AWESOME job with the wedding decor. LoVe iT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Lynette Smith June 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    YEAH!!!!!! A wedding line….

  • Reply Libby June 28, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Dear friends- you are so sweet to share all the photos and decos. They are fabulous! I love your blog. Kelly Clarkson was my Counseling Center assistant at Burleson High School before she was famous. She was so much fun then. You know, I don’t read many blogs, but I love all things JG!!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:43 am

      libby!!! i’m so honored that you read our blog! thank you soooo much! i LOVED dancing and visiting with kelly and her sister! it was like i was hangin with someone i had been buds with FOREVER! XOXX!

  • Reply Amy June 28, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Oh to have been a firefly on that barn wall………

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:45 am

      ha! that’s hilarious!!! love it!

  • Reply Missy June 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Love the pictures, they are well worth the wait! You all never cease to amaze me with your creativeness!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:38 am

      thanks missy!!!!

  • Reply The Farmer's Trophy Wife June 28, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    LOVE IT!
    You girls rocked it out….as we expected! Now…how much do you charge to 1- talk my husband into letting you decorate our house and 2- to decorate my house?!?!

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:37 am

      thanks sista!!! i’m sure we can sweet talk that good ole boy! 🙂 XO!

  • Reply Diane conlee June 29, 2011 at 7:24 am


    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 8:45 am

      thanks diane!!! love ya!!!

  • Reply Jennifer June 29, 2011 at 8:13 am

    My 11-year -old daughter now wants a JG wedding and I couldn’t be more excited!!!!

    • Reply Jennifer June 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

      When’s she’s much older, of course…..

  • Reply robelyn June 29, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I’m so stinkin’ proud of ya’ll I’m sitting here with a grin on my face as big as Texas!!! Love it – Love ya’ll!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  • Reply Velvet Walker June 29, 2011 at 9:22 am


  • Reply Heather June 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Love, Love, Love!!! y’all did fantabulous as always! xoxo

  • Reply Leslie June 29, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Good Gracious Girls!! Gypsy Genius!! What can I say? I am speechless!! I am stinkin proud of you too!!

  • Reply Suzie Salmon June 29, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’m so happy you posted these! I’ve been dying for your inside scoop and you certainly haven’t disappointed. GORGEOUS! Side note: I’m in LOVE with that chandelier!!! Did you have it custom made for the event or can I buy it somewhere?

    • Reply Jolie June 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm

      suzie…thanks soooo much!! sooo glad you likey!! which chandelier? the hand forged stag? if so, it’s for sale in our online store here

  • Reply Patti Rogers June 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

    WOW! Everything about it was over the top country cool. What a fabulous night that must have been!

  • Reply gypsylicious junk June 29, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I Love it!!!!! my favorite thing would have to be the shot up can lights. Or maybe the swings. Its just beautiful girls. Infact I would call it “gypsylicious”
    gypsylicious junk
    JoJo Evans

  • Reply ANGIE June 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I love absolutely everything about this!! We are talking about getting married next year and this is exactly what I want!! You girls did AMAZING!!

  • Reply Debbie Stuart June 29, 2011 at 10:40 am

    WOW!!! You girls did an absolutely fabulous job!!! It is unbelieveable!! Blake & Miranda must be so grateful to all of you for making their special day such a fairy tale day!!! You girls did not miss a trick. I kept saying “Jerry, you have got to look at these pictures!!”. It certainly shows in your “work” that you love your “job”!! Thanks for a glimpse into your world!!!

  • Reply Hilary June 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Love it all. I really want one of those porch swings!

  • Reply Alise@ The Ranch Kitchen June 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    It’s over the top gorgeous!!! What a tribute for their wedding/ nuptials!! Love it!!

  • Reply Pamela June 30, 2011 at 6:26 am

    LADIES…round of applause!!!! You three junkie ladies have something special…maybe now its time to turn to wedding decor, hahahaha. It looks beautiful and your ideas and hard work paid off!!! I WISH I knew you guys when I got married, but I also live in Georgia, which y’all should really come this way sometime!! We welcome everyone in our small towns and medium sized towns with open arms! You would really get a lot of great items, and your sales would be shocking! My mama has her own DJ-ing business, she does parties, weddings, bars, restaurants, ect…WE COULD HAVE ONE HELL OF A TIME HERE IN GEORGIA…I would even break a sweat and help y’all if y’all came this way!!! (HAHAHA) Your talent and special finds from the road should be shown everywhere across this country! LOVE EVERYTHING YOU GALS HAVE DONE FOR THIS WEDDING!!!! Take a bow gals! You did great!

    • Reply Pamela June 30, 2011 at 6:26 am

      Seriously, let us know if you ever come this way…we could have ourselves a little southern fun, junk gypsy style 😉

    • Reply Pamela June 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

      Do y’all sell cow hide pillows??? I have been looking for some, reasonable price, but if I over looked on the website, please let me know?

      • Reply Jolie July 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

        we have in the past but aren’t currently carrying any…we’ll definitely let ya know if we get some! XOXOX!

        • Reply Pamela July 3, 2011 at 1:25 pm

          Yes please let me know if y’all get any back! XOXOXOXO

    • Reply Jolie July 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

      THANk you! thankkkkk you pameLA!!!!! sounds like y’all know how to have a goooood time over their in GEoRGIA!!!! we have some great friends in GeoRGIA…may head yer way one of these days!!! XOXOXXO!

  • Reply Missy June 30, 2011 at 6:33 am

    This reminds me of my wedding ! I remember as my husband and I were standing and taking our vows (we married in the field behind his parents barn), somebody was doing some target practice. After every vow the shotgun went off, I kid you not. It was perfect and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. Afterwards we feasted on lunch meat sandwiches, potato salad, and homemade cakes on red and white check picnic table cloths. Yep, I absolutly loved my little country – shot gun wedding.

    • Reply Jolie July 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

      sounds perfect!!! down home, homegrown, PERFEcT! XOXOXO!

  • Reply Janice June 30, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Wow! You all did an Amazing job. So creative and so personal to who Miranda and Blake are. Enjoyed every minute of viewing those photos and I know you put a lot of hard work into everything. Good Luck in all your future endeavors!

  • Reply Karenlee June 30, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    absolutely magnificent! thanks so much for sharing this beautiful setting!

    • Reply Jolie July 1, 2011 at 10:22 am

      thanks so much, sista!! there is tons more to share so stay tunedddd!!! XOXOOXX!

  • Reply Tonga June 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    I have just 4 words to say…..OUT OF THIS WORLD…..thanks for sharing!

    • Reply Stephanie Pritchard Vaught July 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

      Awesome! You guys did a great job! Now..where can I get one of those swings? lol

      • Reply Jolie July 1, 2011 at 10:21 am

        thanks stephanie!!! the swings are here … along with lots o’ other weddddddin goods!

  • Reply Cathy Guess July 5, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    I am speechless! I could not wait to get back from Canton and check out the pics on your blog!!! Ya’ll are the Queen of it all, and I am sure Miranda and Blake loved it and could not have found anyone other then ya’ll to pull it off with everything that they love! I just flat admire what ya did!!! Congrats! Cathy aka GGJ

    • Reply Jolie July 6, 2011 at 10:21 am

      thank you thank you cathy!!!!!! there’s still so much to tell! stay tuned….. !!! XOXOXOXO!

  • Reply Wendi Vann July 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Rock ‘n Roll Wonderland with a Splash of Hillbilly wedding totally rocked!!! You may have a new stalker…and you can decorate for this Wendi’s 40th birthday party…in 4 years.

    The bridal party table…I love the color! What color paint did you use? I think it would be the perfect color for my daughter’s bedroom!

    Thanks so much!!!

    • Reply Jolie July 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      we LOVE stalkers!!!! 🙂 thanks sooo much for stopping by, sista!!! i’ll check on the paint…we painted it a while back so not sure if we still have that exact one! we just usually pick out a pink that doesn’t have too much purple in it and not too much ‘fleshy’ tone to it!

  • Reply Morgan July 8, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I was checkin out some recommended pages and found this one. Upon opening it I was like yay I’m home =D I love the style it’s part tough, part girly, and all awesome!! How crazy was it to do the Sheltons’ wedding whoop whoop. It was gorgeous and I gush =)

    • Reply Jolie July 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      WeLCOME home, sista!!!!!!

  • Reply ann mcintyre July 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i iuv u both we4ddin was beautiful my little sister got married same day her wedding was magical also congrats

  • Reply Amy May 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    What an amazing job you did. I Absolutely LOVE watching you put all of your awesome work into something like this. What a beautiful day a year ago they had.. With your help You ROCKED THAT PLACE… Beautiful and yet so down to earth… LOVE IT, GREAT JOB JG !!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Cathy Guess May 14, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    YEE HAW for ya’ll! You know I think of you as The Queens of it all here in the Lone Star State and as far as I am concerned, in my books this rates right up there with The Royal Wedding! In fact, let’s just call it The Royal Wedding…..Junk Gypsy Texas Style! Ya’ll are just for sure becoming our favorite Texas Celebrities! For The Love of Junk…Keep rockin it! Hugs Cathy aka GGJ

  • Reply phyllis sample May 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Totally to D.. For!!!! So Fabulous!!!

  • Reply Denise May 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This is the coolest, freakin, thing, I’ve ever seen! AMAZING!!!!

  • Reply Richard June 4, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Out standing! I’m pinching myself, I KNOW you”re pinching yourself. I’m so happy for all of you. What a great event! What a great night to be a part of. xoxo

  • Reply Winnie June 12, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Such an awesome setup you guys did for their wedding. Which I was there dancing too!

  • Reply Kathy Collier May 14, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Two words………..HOLY HELL!

  • Reply Becky N May 15, 2013 at 11:40 am

    That looks totally amazing!! I am sure that was a great party!
    You ladies do wonderful work!!

  • Reply Roni Gallegos September 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Okay! I’ve been lusting over this ALL day … there has to be a way I can order one or one-hundred of those “forever and ever amen” pillows!!! please help me!!!

  • Reply lisa February 24, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    hi…can you share where you imported the deer head chandeliers from? thanks!

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