They say rain on your wedding day is good luck, and I think this rainy Austin wedding proves it because this couple lucked out with one truly gorgeous day. Planned by the lovely Pearl Events, every detail about this day is special thanks to incredible vendors like Austin Catering, Marquee Rents, and Polkadots Cupcake Factory. See all the beauty captured by Tracy Enoch Photography in THE VAULT!
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From Tracy Enoch Photography…Taking place at the beautiful Villa Del Lago in Austin, Texas, Sasha and Shea’s wedding weekend began with a historic rain and flood event. Their initial plans called for an outdoor sunset ceremony overlooking breathtaking Lake Travis, with an outdoor dinner reception underneath cafe lights followed by dancing in the covered pavilion. Sasha and Shea didn’t miss a beat as plans changed and they embraced the weather, and the end result was a beautiful, cozy wedding set in the picturesque Texas hill country. As the rain finally cleared, the night concluded with a fireworks show that the groom orchestrated to surprise his new bride.
Photography: Tracy Enoch Photography | Photography: Tracy Enoch | Event Planning: Pearl Events | Floral Design: Westbank Flower Market | Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory | Catering: Austin Catering | String Quartet: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: Villa Del Lago | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rental | Rentals: Premiere Tents And Events | Rentals: Marquee Rents | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother
As a bride-to-be this is THE year I want to feel my absolute best, and since I may (or may not) be wearing a sleeveless wedding gown, toned arms are an absolute must on my daily to-do list. That said, if there was ever a time to go full force into my exercise routine, it’s right now during this bride-to-be, pre-wedding dress stage. To get started, I’m sharing a few of my favorite arm exercises below!
The best part? You can do these exercises while catching up on your favorite television shows, or while your pasta water comes to a boil (basically how I spend most evenings). That said, enjoy carrying on with your post-work routine while also getting some killer toned arms in the process!
For me, motivation comes in many forms and I fully believe in the power of a colorful sports bra. I’m constantly on the hunt for high quality, comfortable and trendy pieces and Outdoor Voices encompasses all of the above. Whether you’re running errands around town or hitting a high intensity spin class, you can’t go wrong with their leggings, crop top and hoodie combo!
Ready to get those sexy toned arms for your big day?! Okay gals, time to spill the details on my favorite arm workouts! I pulled this routine from my past personal training sessions and of course, the wonderful world of online fitness videos. Do 20 reps of each exercise and complete three rounds. (Note: If you’re beyond the 2lb weight phase, scoop up whatever weight suits your fitness level)
90 degree raise
There you have it – my favorite workouts to achieve those beautifully toned arms certain to look incredible in a sleeveless gown! Do you have any other foolproof bride-to-be workouts? I would love to hear them, be sure to share below in the comments!
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Photography: Kayla Snell Photography | Shoes : New Balance | Crop Top: Outdoor Voices | Hoodie: Outdoor Voices | Leggings: Outdoor Voices | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother | Workout Outfit: Outdoor Voices | Yoga Mat: Lululemon
Let me be clear as I imagine there might be some confusion: this elegant affair took place in TEXAS! Overflowing with European beauty, bright blooms by Without Wax Katy and linens by La Tavola, it’s easy to think you’ve been transported to Spain. The Nichols captured every breathtaking moment, making our VAULT more colorful than ever – see it all right here!
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From the Bride… Coming from traditional Spanish roots, both Miguel and I had envisioned a Spain-inspired Catholic wedding. We chose the beautiful hill country of Austin, TX for our reception because it seemed just about the closest we could find (in the US) to the countryside of Spain… plus Austin is just a blast! We felt like Spanish royalty celebrating under the pavilion of Villa Del Lago, outlooking the vast expanse of rolling hills and Lake Travis. The best moment was when Miguel and I looked out over the balcony, my veil gracefully flowing in the wind – we felt like King and Queen of the Hill Country Kingdom! Hah!
From a design perspective, deep autumnal tones brought in a warmth that we were looking for. Wherever possible, traditional laces were used to bring in a textural softness. Miguel’s last name,’Chavez’, means “keys” in Spanish, so, being the graphic designer I am, created a custom ‘key’ monogram for the event. This motif was present on so many elements – napkins, favors, menus, etc. The entire cocktail and dinner menu was a collaboration of autumnal flavors and traditional Spanish dishes.
Miguel could not stop smiling the ENTIRE ceremony and evening. I knew that he finally understood all of the work and stress that went into planning and that my design team and I had hit the nail on the head. Just seeing his big smile made my night. At one point in the evening I sat down quietly in the corner and just watched him from afar – he is so handsome!
Photography: The Nichols | Event Planning: Without Wax Katy | Event Planning + Design: Mayhar Design | Wedding Dress: Reem Acra | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Cathedral | Reception Venue: Villa Del Lago | Bride's Shoes: Chanel | Catering: Kurant Events | Groom's Attire: Tom Ford | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother