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This Stunning Austin Affair is BEYOND Pin-Worthy

Modern lines. Lush, organic details. A jaw-dropping location.  This stunning Austin affair?  Just might be the prettiest day I have ever seen.  From the magical bouquets from Clementine Floral Design (read: they’re gorgeous) to the exquisite details so carefully crafted by Uptown Events to the breathtaking captures from Ashley Bosnick, every.last.moment is, well… absolutely steal-worthy. Start pinning your hearts out in THE VAULT. (Immediately.)

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Spring
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Outdoor
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Al Fresco

From the Bride… We visited countless venues in the Austin Hill Country and the Greenhouse was our last stop, because we chose to look no further. Saving the best for last definitely fit here! We were absolutely stunned by the property, the people and the history of the home that was shared with us. The Greenhouse is magical and we felt honored to share our vows in a place where time seemed to slow down.

During the planning process, I was super intentional with the team I built. It was less about people’s previous experience, but more about the connection I felt with them. I am so incredibly grateful to have collaborated with such amazing people who are passionate about the work they do. I felt inspired by each and every vendor while making decisions and I attribute the beauty of the wedding to their creativity!

The natural color palette and overall aesthetic was inspired by the organic beauty of the venue. I wanted my choices in floral, linens and table arrangements to complement the established greenery that was authentic to the Greenhouse with mixtures of blush, ivory, gray and sage. Each bouquet and table arrangement was handpicked by Clementine’s Christin Armstrong, with a mixture of fragile blooms and strong succulent varieties. My bridesmaids’ blush printed and solid dresses were as unique and romantic as the bouquets they picked to carry. The months of decision making contributed to a seamless and intimate day.

The day of is a whirlwind of beautiful moments delicately strung together that are so vivid in my mind. I remember standing under the tent while the catering company set up with my parents and a couple of my best gals. One dear friend presented me with a small box from Tyler. I wore the beautiful earrings he gifted me down the aisle, but the note he wrote me was the icing on the carrot cake!

We felt so much love for each other on our day and this love continues to grow; being married is fun! We hope your process is filled with as many special moments as our experience was during this amazing time!

From Uptown Events… The Greenhouse at Driftwood is a stunning home-turned-venue with two indoor greenhouses connected to the house itself. It was a dream of mine to work there, and I was over the moon when Jordan and Tyler chose me to coordinate their special day at the extraordinary venue.

Jordan and Tyler were kind, organized and excited about their big day which made them a joy to work with. As the day got closer, I spent more time talking with Jordan and really felt connected to her vision for their wedding day. Earth tones, heavy greenery, and modern lines made up their design, matching up perfectly with the Greenhouse’s relaxed, yet elegant, vibe. Tyler and Jordan were married on the back deck of the house under a large tree and surrounded by their closest friends and family. Their cocktail hour took place on a lush lawn allowing guests to walk around the property and through the greenhouses. The couple and their loved ones danced the night away under a tent filled with sparkling lights and departed for their honeymoon to Costa Rica right after! This wedding was an absolute delight to coordinate, all because of Tyler and Jordan.

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Event Planning: Uptown Events & Travel | Floral Design: Clementine Floral Design | Wedding Dress: De Ma Fille Bridal | Invitations: By Invitation Only Designs | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Rings: Bova Diamonds | Catering: 34th Street Caterer | Makeup: Pearl Austin | DJ: Toast Entertainment | Venue: The Greenhouse At Driftwood | Tent Rentals: Whim Event Rentals

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See The Love Story That Started in an Elevator

If you’re looking for the sweetest meet cute in the whole wide world, then I’d like to introduce you to the dynamic duo that is Steven and Fiona. For their love story? It started in an elevator, and the aftermath? It’s nothing short of stu-hun-ing. From the perfectly pink florals to the shockingly beautiful ceremony, Bethany Erin and Brad & Monica have captured it all to share both below and in The Vault!

 

“They got on the same elevator. On the ride up,

Steve overcame his nervousness and

talked to the prettiest girl in the world”

 

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Spring
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Classic

From the Groom…It was December 2011, Fiona was assisting with an audit and Steve was working hard on the 10th floor. They both wanted the free lunch offered by the building management to get in the mood for Christmas. They both got on the same elevator going down and up. On the ride up, Steve overcame his nervousness and talked to the prettiest girl in the world. They kept in touch after that fateful free lunch, and at one point they lived one block away from each other in Addison. After Steve and Fiona both worked their hardest to get the timing right, they finally started dating in 2014. It started with Steve overcoming his nervousness once again and bought Fiona a dozen roses from the only florist open on a Sunday afternoon. Life has been very easy for both Fiona and Steve since then.

From the Bride…Steve and I started to plan for our wedding since the beginning of 2016. We picked May 15, 2016 which is a Chinese lucky date for our marriage. With our busy schedule at work we managed to pick the perfect venue at Marty Leonard Chapel and Fort Worth Club in early February. Planning was slow before I met Bethany; she’s a talented photographer and super nice person. I liked her immediately after the first meeting. She gave me so many vendor recommendations and style suggestions, which helped my wedding planning go much more smoothly. I booked our florist and wedding coordinator shortly after I booked Bethany. With the help of Katie, my wedding coordinator, Steve and I got a really good deal for DJ service. During the whole planning process I enjoyed looking at Pinterest and found my inspiration there. The venues we picked were beautiful even without wedding decorations so I thought that would be less stressful. However, two days before the wedding I was so stressed out because I realized I forgot to count some flower decorations. I reached out to my florist, Lauren of The Backyard Bouquet, and asked her if she could do more flower decorations and a garland for the wedding car. Despite it being a last minute request Lauren finished everything perfectly! Katie and Bethany worked very closely to ensure that Steve and I would have an executable timeline for the wedding day. Thanks to their hard work everything went smoothly on the day of. I didn’t need to worry about a single thing, and just got to be happy and pretty. Our wedding day was filled with best wishes, happiness and laughter, but I remembered that when I was waiting outside of the Chapel to go down the aisle with my dad, I suddenly felt nervous but once the door opened and I saw Steve’s grinning face the nervousness went away. Another moment I remembered was when Steve and I were standing at the altar and listening to our minister announce us as couple, I was so touched by the meaning of marriage. I know that life will have ups and downs, but together we will conquer everything and live a wonderful life.

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Photography: Bethany Erin Photography | Cinematography: Brad & Monica Wedding Films | Event Planning: Katie Frost Weddings | Floral Design: The Backyard Bouquet | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Ceremony Venue: Marty Leonard Chapel | Reception Venue: The Fort Worth Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Mengmilan | Hair + Makeup: Ewald Wang | DJ: Le Force Entertainment | Officiant: Rev. Brian | Ceremony Music: Jenny Glass

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The Bride Rocked a Dress We’re Totally Obsessed Wtih

If you have yet to discover Israeli designer, Alon Livne you better do your homework STAT because his gowns are completely next level. Exhibit A – this Texas bride who stole the show, alongside her gorgeous bridal crew dressed in twobirds Bridesmaid. Keely Thorne Events designed a day worthy of such a glamorous gown and Nancy Aidee Photography
 didn’t miss a single moment. See it all here!

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Summer
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Ballroom
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Classic

From The Bride…Brandon and I met while attending University of Houston. Our first date was with a group of friends on a limo ride to the Texans football game, we’ve been inseparable ever since. Brandon was an Art Major and I was attending the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. I grew up in the restaurant business; my family owns Amerigo’s Grille, an Italian inspired restaurant that has been in The Woodlands, TX for 27 years. I have worked in the business since I was 16 and I continue to work as the PR & Events Manager. My family has been members of The Club at Carlton Woods since I was a little girl and I always dreamed of having my wedding there.

The inspiration for the wedding came when Brandon’s business brought him to Santa Barbara. We were inspired by our visits to Santa Barbara’s wineries and the beautiful scenery and romantic vibe. Our amazing photographer, Nancy Aidée, flew there to take our Engagement photos among the cliffs on the beach. Upon returning to The Woodlands, I connected with my wedding planner to begin the creative process. What started as imaginative ideas turned into incredible realities that were brought to life by the tireless effort of Keely Throne Event’s, Ashley Appling.

The day began with severe thunderstorms in the morning and by the ceremony the clouds had cleared to reveal a beautiful blue sky to welcome the 200 guests in attendance. The ceremony was on the outside terrace overlooking the world famous Jack Nicklaus golf course. The guests were seated on the manicured lawn. The wedding party walked down the center brick pathway to the sounds of a live four string quartet, Divisi Strings. Giant stunning floral arrangements in garden urns on wooden pillars surrounded the space where Brandon & I said our vows.

Upon completion of the ceremony the guests walked up the stairs and into the Bears’ Den lounge for the cocktail reception. Events in Bloom provided white Victorian furnishings including a white tufted ottoman and French divans. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne were passed with silver embossed monogrammed napkins.

The spacious elegant reception area was graced with tall ceilings, wooden beams, and French style bronze chandeliers draped in greenery. The floral arch ways and wooden farm tables with cross back chairs added to Romantic winery feel. White wooden box planters framed the front of stage and flowed with flowers. Pale pinks, peach, and organic greenery were common colors of the floral centerpieces and long cascading table runners. The white dance floor was personalized with a large gold embossed custom wedding monogram, designed by Kara Anne Paper, who also designed the exquisite invitations and stationery. In lieu of a guest book we had an impressive three liter 1997 Silver Oak wine bottle for the guests to sign with gold pens.

To kick off the reception, our Jewish family friend Dr. Gottleib gave a toast and had Brandon “Break a Glass” on the dance floor. Dr. G stated, “That will be the last time you ever put your foot down!” The crowd went wild and the party went into full swing. The groom loves bourbon so we created “Brandon’s Bourbon Bar” on the veranda as a specialty bar featuring different types of bourbons for the guest to enjoy. Action stations including a Beef Tenderloin carving station, Scallops station, and Pasta station added to the enjoyment of the evening. A live Sketch Artist created personal sketches of each guest and their date to take home as a wedding souvenir. Live Event Paintings, Susan Moss Cooper, came in from Dallas and set up her canvas next to the dance floor to sketch a portrait of our first dance. We danced to Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones performed by The Argyles, a famous wedding band from Austin, TX. The highlight of the evening was when all the guests gathered on the dance floor with confetti sticks filled with “Flutter Fetti.” Confetti fell from the sky as Brandon & I cheered and danced with our closest family and friends. Mini pepperoni pizzas, the groom’s favorite, were butler passed on silver platters as the midnight snack. We left with a sparklers send off in a 1965 white Rolls Royce. This special weekend of friends and family reflected our personalities perfectly and will forever be engrained in our memories.

A live Sketch Artist created personal sketches of each guest and their date to take home as a wedding souvenir. Live Event Paintings, Susan Moss Cooper, came in from Dallas and set up her canvas next to the dance floor to sketch a portrait of our first dance. We danced to Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones performed by The Argyles, a famous wedding band from Austin, TX. The highlight of the evening was when all the guests gathered on the dance floor with confetti sticks filled with “Flutter Fetti.” Confetti fell from the sky as Brandon & I cheered and danced with our closest family and friends. Mini pepperoni pizzas, the groom’s favorite, were butler passed on silver platters as the midnight snack. We left with a sparklers send off in a 1965 white Rolls Royce. This special weekend of friends and family reflected our personalities perfectly and will forever be engrained in our memories.

The wedding gown was designed by Alon Livne. He is recognized today as one of Israel’s most prestigious designers for his “Alon Livne White” Bridal Couture Collection. The “Coco” dress is feminine and elegant with a gorgeous hand beaded bodice and breathtaking silhouette.

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Photography: Nancy Aidee Photography
 | Cinematography: Sculpting With Time | Event Planning: Keely Thorne Events | Floral Design: A Memorable Event | Wedding Dress: Alon Livne | Stationery: Kara Anne Paper | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Shannon Fine Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid | Makeup: Sheila Ybarra | Hair: Emily Hogan | Band: The Argyles | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | String Quartet: Divisi Strings | Venue: The Club at Carlton Woods | Bridal Boutique: Mia Bridal Couture | Furniture Rentals: Events In Bloom | Signage: Papellerie

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