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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
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..
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.
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)
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!
OMG – I’m 2nd – I was first!! ! HA!! I’ll leave y’all alone now!!!
thanks so much kim!!!! and thanks for being a twitter friend!!! we love stalkers!!! (the nice ones:))
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.
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!
thank you thank you thankkkkk you maggie!!!!! it takes a village…we have an amazing family, t-smitty, and gypsy crew! 🙂 love ya back!!!!!
wOWza!!!! LOVE IT ALL!
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
I love it all. I want to renew my vows and hire you gals. Great job!!! XOXOXo
Speechless…perfect, personal, junking heavenly – CONGRATS on a job well done!
Awesome job breaking down the gritty details for us!
Wow…you guys are amazing!!
It looks spectacular!
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)
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)
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!
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
It’s like glitter-glam rock-a-billy!! DREAMY……..
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
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!
Bless your little rock n roll hearts! A beautiful mash up.
Can I buy some of the pillows??? I love the pillows with the deer head and the forever and ever amen!
dawn…yes ma’am! we’ll add the pillows to the wedding section online asap!!!! glad you liked ’em!!!
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.
holy mae west batman! that looks like the most fun ever!!!!! i absolutely adore everything. minnow buckets? precious!
thanks jenny! it was soooo much fun! big love to you and all of east texas!
~exactly like I pictured it, and always how I’ve wanted my own:) I’ve been savin’ ‘JuNk’ for a while for my day!
courtney! best wishes to you and junk-a-fying your big day! it will be awesome!
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! 🙂
YOU GALS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB. VERY PROUD OF YA.
thanks penny! see ya sooooon!!!!
hell yesssss…YOU ROCKED IT!!
thanks deb! helllll yes!!!! XOXO!
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFULLY DONE! I MYSELF HAVE CONSIDERED DESIGNING WEDDINGS AND I TELL YOU THIS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! ITEMS USED R VINTAGE, RUSTIC, SHABBY CHIC WITH A TWIST! YOU LADIES ARE AWESOME! ONE DAY I’LL HAVE TO SHOW YOU SOME OF THE PICS FROM MY WEDDING. SOME THINGS MUCH LIKE THIS!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!
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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEAH!!!!!! A wedding line….
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!!
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!
Oh to have been a firefly on that barn wall………
ha! that’s hilarious!!! love it!
Love the pictures, they are well worth the wait! You all never cease to amaze me with your creativeness!
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?!?!
thanks sista!!! i’m sure we can sweet talk that good ole boy! 🙂 XO!
thanks diane!!! love ya!!!
My 11-year -old daughter now wants a JG wedding and I couldn’t be more excited!!!!
When’s she’s much older, of course…..
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!!!
Love, Love, Love!!! y’all did fantabulous as always! xoxo
Good Gracious Girls!! Gypsy Genius!! What can I say? I am speechless!! I am stinkin proud of you too!!
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?
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…
That’s the one!!! Yay! Thanks 🙂
WOW! Everything about it was over the top country cool. What a fabulous night that must have been!
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”
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!!
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!!!
Love it all. I really want one of those porch swings!
It’s over the top gorgeous!!! What a tribute for their wedding/ nuptials!! Love it!!
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!
Seriously, let us know if you ever come this way…we could have ourselves a little southern fun, junk gypsy style 😉
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?
we have in the past but aren’t currently carrying any…we’ll definitely let ya know if we get some! XOXOX!
Yes please let me know if y’all get any back! XOXOXOXO
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!
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.
sounds perfect!!! down home, homegrown, PERFEcT! XOXOXO!
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!
absolutely magnificent! thanks so much for sharing this beautiful setting!
thanks so much, sista!! there is tons more to share so stay tunedddd!!! XOXOOXX!
I have just 4 words to say…..OUT OF THIS WORLD…..thanks for sharing!
Awesome! You guys did a great job! Now..where can I get one of those swings? lol
thanks stephanie!!! the swings are here … along with lots o’ other weddddddin goods!
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
thank you thank you cathy!!!!!! there’s still so much to tell! stay tuned….. !!! XOXOXOXO!
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!!!
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!
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 =)
WeLCOME home, sista!!!!!!
i iuv u both we4ddin was beautiful my little sister got married same day her wedding was magical also congrats
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 !!!!!!!!!
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
Totally to D.. For!!!! So Fabulous!!!
This is the coolest, freakin, thing, I’ve ever seen! AMAZING!!!!
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
Such an awesome setup you guys did for their wedding. Which I was there dancing too!
Two words………..HOLY HELL!
That looks totally amazing!! I am sure that was a great party!
You ladies do wonderful work!!
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!!!
hi…can you share where you imported the deer head chandeliers from? thanks!