Despite my Boston address, I am a total Texas girl. I was raised in a small town outside of Houston where Friday night lights were all that mattered and the Rodeo was the one thing we looked forward to every February. I miss those days more than I would probably ever admit to and this particular feature took me right back home to a time when beer bottles make perfect vases and a few bits of lace could make any table look pretty.
This event was the annual gala for an organization called the Austin Wedding and Events Coordinators. Held at a divey Austin bar called the Scoot Inn, Gina Whittington with the event design firm Clink made sure that the "dive bar chic" vibe was translated to perfection. Heather Banks, the photographer behind the day, snapped the images with the same laid back elegance, providing the perfect inspiration for a rehearsal dinner or a casual wedding. Love, love, love.