Blake and Miranda's Junk Gypsy Wedding

The Junk Gypsies worked their design magic for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's 2011 wedding, transforming the spaces into spirited, rustic-chic celebrity hangouts.
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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's May 14, 2011, wedding was a Texas-sized, star-studded event. 

Amie and Jolie called Blake and Miranda's wedding one of the greatest jobs they have ever done. "It was the biggest and grandest and most beautifully, awesomely, magically SUBLIME thing we've ever done," Jolie said. "I only wish I had a magic school bus (or maybe magic Airstream in our case) to transport you back to that night." 

The reception barn, set alongside a wide creek, was "dreamy" by night.

Airstream Dressing Room

With a VIP guest list, Amie and Jolie had to look their best for the wedding. "We got ready last-minute in the Airstream that served as the VIP trailer court during the reception...hairspray, double-sided dress tape and jewelry was everywhere," Jolie said. 

The VIP trailer court was fit for country music royalty with a hodgepodge of flea market rugs, cowhides, retro metal chairs, tons of candles and a "gypsy vibe" room.

One of the many unique details of the wedding was an authentic teepee, which provided one of the best seats in the house. The interior included rugs, plush pillows and a crystal chandelier.

Guests could take a break from wedding festivities in the silver seating area of the reception hall, which included a velvet tufted sofa, two drops of Jupiter metallic silver chairs and flea market ottomans. 

While the finished product was flawless, Amie and Jolie struggled to come up with a theme for Blake and Miranda's reception. "We laid awake at night," Jolie said. "We tossed. We turned. Our heads whirling a million glittery rockstar miles a minute. Wedding-induced insomnia. Writer's 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." 

Junk Gypsy littered the reception barn with personal touches that reflected Blake and Miranda. Among them, giant 5-foot neon custom-made Mason jars with blinking fireflies, custom chair slipcovers, seat sashes made of canvas and tied back with vintage belt buckles and metal die-cast cap guns, grapevine deer heads and beehives, crystal chandeliers and vintage boudoir-style fringe lampshades.

Blake and Miranda enlisted their good friend and fellow country music star Neal McCoy to perform at their wedding. He had all 600 guests on their feet, dancing well into the night.

Above each table at the reception hung a different eclectic vintage find including tattered lampshades glowing with twinkle lights, and crystal chandeliers.

Jolie stole a few minutes amidst the wedding preparations to do some front porch sittin' – and to enjoy her brand-new cowboy boots. "Nothing like a rockin' chair on a perfect day in May, lovin' on my new boots." she said.

Accessories make the outfit, and Jolie's accessories for Blake and Miranda's big day had sentimental value. Miranda's vintage belt was compliments of her husband's childhood, complete with his name on the back and initials on the front. Amie had the "Luck & Love" buckle made for Jolie's son years ago, while her St. Christopher bracelet was "new" made from vintage pieces.

Jolie's necklace and earrings were made by Junk Gypsy friend Marti Agassi, sister-in-law of tennis great Andre Agassi. A portion of every piece of jewelry she sells goes to Agassi's educational foundation, which grants scholarships to underserved children. Jolie's mom had to cut six inches off her dress before leaving the hotel, and the hem was held up by a little double-stick tape.

Guests could take a seat in this hot pink swing bearing Miranda's crossed pistol logo – designed by Junk Gypsy years earlier – carved into the back of it, complete with cozy pillows.

The head table was created from a salvaged architectural piece and recycled table legs. It was then painted pink and stained bronze for a rustic effect. Junk Gypsy commissioned Roadhouse Relics to create "The Sheltons" sign inspired by Miranda's logo, which Junk Gypsy designed for her years earlier.

Blake and Miranda sat in wooden gothic chairs slipped with crystal-embellished covers at the head table during their reception. Just behind the head table was the VIP trailer court.

Amie and Jolie put in long hours of hard work to prepare for Blake and Miranda's wedding and, in turn, had a true night to remember, dressed up in their "country casual finest." "We practically danced the soles off our boots and went to bed that night with smiles as big as Texas spread across our faces," Jolie said.

The Junk Gypsy team was so caught up in preparing for the reception that they nearly forgot to plan what to wear to the event themselves. They raided each other's closets and vintages stashes to pull together their outfits at the last minute, including some alterations involving scissors and sewing machines in their hotel room mere hours before the wedding. They posed for a group shot before racing off to the chapel.

Amie and Jolie created a custom design for some of the chair slipcovers, which were inspired by things Blake and Miranda love. The design was printed on canvas and sewn to fit the chairs.

Among the reception seating for the 600 guests were granny-style rockers and metal chairs spray-painted hot pink.

For some of the chairs, Amie and Jolie wrapped pieces of canvas around the backs and tide them off with vintage belt buckles and die-cast cap guns.

Retro metal chairs were placed in front of the Airstream that served as the VIP trailer court. Amie and Jolie placed the rocking chairs on the porch of the barn to give guests a great view overlooking the creek.

Amie and Jolie wrapped pieces of canvas around the backs of some of the chairs and tied them off with vintage belt buckles and die-cast cap guns.

Junk Gypsy preparation for Blake and Miranda's reception involved shotguns, ammo, ATVs and lots of restaurant-sized tin cans. 

Junk Gypsy lined up a number of restaurant cans in preparation to open fire on them with a shotgun. The end product was a unique lighting fixture for Blake and Miranda's wedding.

Amie and Jolie took matters into their own hands to create can lights for Blake and Miranda's reception, picking up their shotguns to make it a real "shotgun wedding." "Fire in the hole!" Jolie said. "Just another day on the job, y'all."

Amie and Jolie created the can lights used throughout Blake and Miranda's reception by picking up shotguns and opening fire on a round of cans.

After the Junk Gypsy firing squad finished blasting holes in the restaurant cans, they drilled additional holes in the bottom, ran $5 light cords through and added pink light bulbs to create the finished product.

Amie and Jolie opened fire on a set of restaurant cans, then drilled holes into the bottom of them, ran a $5 light cord through and added pink light bulbs to create unique lighting fixtures for Blake and Miranda's reception.

With so much time spent working on Miranda and Blake's big day, Amie and Jolie went down to the wire to get themselves ready for the event. An hour before the wedding, Amie was hand-sewing alterations to her dress.

With their hard work behind them, Amie, Jolie and Janie were free to kick back and enjoy the reception, wearing some of their favorite vintage pieces.

To complete her wedding day outfit, Amie added a ton of turquoise jewelry and a few vintage pieces along with her old Gringo boots. With a poof of her hair, her outfit was complete.

Following Blake and Miranda's unforgettable wedding, the Junk Gypsies did what they do best: They pulled on their work gloves and dismantled, piece-by-piece, what they call "the greatest masterpiece we've ever created," and rode off into the sunset to live happily ever after.

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