Austin Wedding by Katherine O'Brien Photography
May 30, 2011

I hope y'all are having a fabulous long weekend! Hopefully its been full of sunshine, BBQs and friends and family. Even if you do have to work on this day of Memorial - this fabulously electric, Austin wedding by Katherine O'Brien Photography will make it that much easier to get through the day. I could easily list all the things I love, like how much I am obsessed with bride's gorgeous accessories or how seriously cool this couple's details are, but I think you want to get to scrolling and see for yourself. Am I right, or am I right?

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From the Bride... We envisioned a wedding that was uniquely us.  We didn't want a theme.  We are eclectic people who like to mix and match and wanted our wedding to reflect that.  Color was really important to us.  Originally, we really wanted to do an Indian tent but found that was going to be way out of our budget.  We started searching the internet for Indian table cloths, to achieve a similar look and feel, and ended up finding very affordable Indian bedspreads that could act as table cloths. This was the beginning and centerpiece of our wedding aesthetic.

A few other touches, instead of having the regular table numbers, we hand painted animal silhouettes.  We collect a lot of animal art at home, so we wanted to reflect that in our wedding.  For gifts, we made everyone pickles months in advance because we love pickles and had a fun time with friends helping us get those done.

Additionally, David, my husband, made two specialty cocktails that reflected our personalities. The Groom's Cocktail included smoked bourbon (made at home using an aquarium pump to bubble smoke into the bourbon), home-made grenadine, and black pepper. The Bride's cocktail included Prosecco, blood orange juice, and basil-infused vodka.

As for my wedding attire, I knew that I wanted a very simple dress and for the accessories to stand out.  This is generally the way I like to dress.  My mom has an antique jewelry business, so I knew I had many beautiful pieces to pick from - I knew I wanted color in my jewelry.  I felt stuck about what kind of shoes I wanted for a long time, but found these beautiful Anya Hindmarch gold shoes at a discount stores and I just knew.

An old friend of mine from around town was in this awesome Brazilian band we had heard a few times before, and we just knew that their sound was right for our wedding.  Celebratory, colorful, and vibrant.

In terms of flowers, I collaborated with the florist wanting a lot of greens of various shades and textures with pops of different color - no pastels and mix and match.  The insides of the glass rounds were lined with moss - I loved them.

One of the most important features of our wedding was our photographer.  Katherine's style really fit with what we were going for - she does beautiful work.  She really understands color and captures the intimacy and celebratory nature of the wedding.

Our wedding was awesome.  The style of our wedding and the warmth of having all of our family and friends there made it a success.  It was intimate, stylish, and vibrant.

Wedding Photography: Katherine O'Brien Photography / Venue: French Legation Museum / Wedding Coordination: Jessica Caplan of Novel Concepts Events / Floral Design: Janine's Florals / Catering: Pink Avocado / Lighting: Ilios Lighting / Music: James Filon + Seu Jacinto / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Anya Hindmarch / Jewelry: Lynne Brody Antiques / Hair: Rachel at Frenchy's Beauty Parlor / Groom's Cufflinks: Vintage, Oleg Cassini / Bride's Wedding Ring: St. Kilda Jewelry / Bride's Engagement Ring & Groom's Wedding Ring: Custom by Steve Kriechbaum