The Kimbell Art Museum Serves as a Fitting Backdrop for Jen Morley and Clay Burner’s Early-Fall Affair

In October of their senior year at Texas Christian University—with two hours before a wedding he had to attend—Clay Burner invited Jen Morley to be his date. (She found out later that he had asked for a last-minute plus-one so he could invite her.) The couple wed on September 15, 2018, amid the stunning architecture of the Kimbell Art Museum, which they minimally accented with a palette of cool colors and light florals. For a private last dance, the band played “The Way You Look Tonight”—an ode to the bride’s favorite movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding—before they were sent off by their loved ones. “It was perfect,” Jen says.

Just a Spritz
Le Labo’s Fleur d’Oranger 27 fragrance was picked especially for Jen’s wedding day.

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

 

Simply Elegant
The bride wanted to set the tone for the simplicity of her wedding day from the very beginning, starting with her invitations.

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

Beauty in Symmetry
As an interiors and architectural photographer, Jen is naturally drawn to symmetry and knew it was naturally present at the Kimbell. The guests’ chairs were kept simple and symmetrical to match the vibe of the venue.

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

Leafy Greens
Florist Maxine Owens of Max Owens Design listened to the bride’s vision of having florals be the centerpiece of the entire room. Floral accents were used to frame the cake, as well.

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

Take a Bow
Jen’s gown was by designer Nardos Imam of Nardos Design and featured a deconstructed bow on the back and removable tails on the train. The look was just the right combination of classic and modern.

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

 

Skies of Blue
Jen cites her and Clay’s love of nature for inspiring their blue and green color palette, which informed the bridesmaids’ dresses, bouquet ribbons, accent furniture, and more. The bridesmaids were asked to choose their own dresses from an array of pastel blues, teals, and taupes. Jen favors the mix-and-match look saying, “it’s more natural and not too contrived.”

Jen Morley and Clay Burner Real Wedding

Credits

  • Ceremony & Reception Site

    Kimbell Art Museum

  • Photographer

    Kristen Kilpatrick

  • Bridal Gown Designer/Retailer

    Nardos Design

  • Hair & Makeup

    Meg B Beauty

  • Groom's Attire

    Hugo Boss

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Designer

    Miscellaneous

  • Flower Girl Dress Retailer

    Etsy

  • Flowers

    Max Owens Design

  • Stationery

    Paper Planet

  • Invitations

    Pretty Post Calligraphy

  • Cake

    Kristin Morley (bride's sister)

  • Catering

    Reata Restaurant

  • Ceremony Music

    Justin Cash

  • Reception Music

    Motion

  • Videographer

    KlearCut Media

  • Wedding Rentals

    Bella Acento

  • Wedding Rentals

    DFW Dance Floors

  • Wedding Rentals

    Grand Events & Party Rentals

  • Wedding Rentals

    La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

  • Wedding Designer/Planner

    Grit & Gold Event Co.

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