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Elegant Winter Garden Wedding

Call me crazy, but I’m already counting down the days until winter. Reason being? This totally elegant wedding celebration at The Contemporary Austin. A garden setting complimented by a super chic ceremony, it’s a day overflowing with design details that’ll have you dreaming about a cooler season. A celebration bursting with sentimental moments and a focus on family, Ashley Bosnick Photography has captured it all to share and it’s waiting for you in The Vault!

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Seasons
Winter
Settings
Outdoor
Styles
Al Fresco

From The Bride…I look back on our wedding and can genuinely say that it was my dream wedding- it feels like a fairy tale, and I am so thankful for how everything came together. From the start, Jonathan and I most importantly wanted our wedding to glorify God and give thanks to Him, showing how it was He who brought us together and is the center of our relationship. And I had a clear vision for our wedding early on. I knew I wanted it to be very natural and elegant- neutral tones as a theme throughout the wedding (I’ve always said that my favorite color is beige!), combined with the natural beauty of the outdoors. I wanted an elegant and natural aesthetic, stylish yet timeless and with touches of our personal story.

Living in Austin, we wanted to make sure we utilized the beauty of the greenery and water that surrounds us here on a daily basis, and Laguna Gloria proved to be the perfect venue for the look we were desiring. As an interior designer I love every aspect of design, so I truly enjoyed the entire planning process. In all of the selections for our wedding, from my dress to the flowers to the long table and music and chandeliers, I loved the process and felt so fortunate to plan such a gorgeous wedding.

My wedding planner Ellen Westcott was also an extraordinary help in the process, as she continually pointed me in the right direction, was incredibly organized, and was a calm and supportive presence throughout the entire process.

A key piece of our wedding and story was our son Levi. I adopted Levi as a single mom from the Congo when he was 2 years old, and he and Jonathan fell instantly in love with each other when they met and instantly had the bond of father and son. Jonathan’s and my first date was a day at Disneyland with Levi, and we had a whirlwind romance from that moment on. We knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together within our first month of dating, and we were engaged within 3 months. Our dreams really did come true at Disneyland! One of our favorite details in the wedding was our Groom’s Cake by Sweet Treets Bakery, which had a Disneyland theme. Levi was the ring bearer in our wedding, and he stood up with the groomsmen during the ceremony. Jonathan and I wrote our own vows for the wedding, and in his vows Jonathan stated that he loved Levi with all his heart and “from this day forth, we will be a family and he will be my son.” I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house at that moment (including my own)!

Three Branches Floral helped to create the gorgeous natural beauty and greenery that I was looking for in our wedding, and the venue itself created the most gorgeous backdrop that we could have hoped for. Ashley Bosnick was our photographer, and she captured the beauty of the night in the most spectacular and breathtaking way.

Another favorite detail of ours was that we ended the night by riding off in a boat on Lake Austin,
with Andrea Bocelli’s Say Goodbye playing from the speakers. We got to ride across the lake just the two of us after that, having the lake completely to ourselves at that hour, still playing Andrea Bocelli. I think it was the most romantic moment of my life!

We are so thankful to God for bringing us together, and to think that we were able to celebrate our marriage with so many of our closest family and friends in our dream wedding is almost too good to be true. Every detail came together so perfectly to make our wedding the culmination of my hopes and dreams since childhood. The only thing I wish I could have changed was that I wish it wasn’t all over so quickly! But now the best part of it all is that I get to spend the rest of my life with the man of my dreams.

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Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Cinematography: Spinning Leaf Films | Event Planning: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Rachel Omundson Three Branches Floral Design | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Invitations + Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | Lighting: Ilios | DJ: Greenbelt DJ | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: The Contemporary Austin | Boat Departure: Keep Austin Wet | Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Rentals: Marquee Event Group | Vintage Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

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Playful + Glam Palm Springs Garden Party Inspiration Shoot

With a vision of “a glamorous garden party with the nostalgia of Palm Springs,” this all-star team of creatives dreamt up this tropical bridal shower editorial we want to dive right into. Palm leaves and pineapples, bright colors and signature cocktails — this shoot from Charla Storey Photography, The Southern Table, Southern Fried Paper, Bella Acento, Layered Bake Shop and Natalia Issa is a summer dream.

 

From Charla StoreyOur vision was to combine a glamorous garden party with the nostalgia of Palm Springs. Graphic elements of palm leaves, pineapples and whimsical flamingos are featured throughout the party accessories designed by Southern Fried Paper.

“Our team was thinking what we would all love for a summer bash and we kept coming back to gold pineapples and palm leaves. We wanted to make these special details that are so Pin-worthy easily available for every celebration, no matter the size. We just launched our Tropical collection on etsy, which features all of the paper and party accessories from this adorable editorial like laser cut drink stirrers, napkins and invitations. Our favorite is the laser cut palm invitation folder. It adds a unique wow factor for any tropical event!”

The Southern Table brought the vibrant colors of summer with a garden twist. “We combined tropical elements like ginger, palm leaves and citrus with our garden favorites of coral charm peonies, poppies and sweet pea.”

Natalia Issa styled Amanda in side-swept perfection with a headpiece of freesias and ferns. Her coral tone lip accented the look perfectly. Our chic bride-to-be opted for a modern blush jumpsuit perfect for a poolside party.

Charla Storey Photography captured the lightness and vibrancy of our editorial collaboration. When you have a team this talented, the only thing left to do is celebrate the beauty! And our signature cocktail is the perfect recipe for this summer soiree!

Cocktail recipe: Mango Sunrise: Champagne, grenadine and mango, layered for a festive ombre cocktail.

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Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Cake: Layered Bake Shop | Hair + Makeup: Natalia Issa | Floral Design + Styling: The Southern Table | Invitations + Design: Southern Fried Paper | Location: Jefferson Tower | Modeling Agency: Molli With Callidus Agency | Rentals: Bella Acento

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Romantic Texas Wedding Under the Oaks

This chic Camp Lucy affair is what we like to call Southern charm with a timeless twist. Because not only did this sweet couple plan a southern celebration that’s sure to knock your socks of stunning, but they had a talented team of vendors that totally got their vision (we’re looking at you Something To Celebrate, Verbena Floral Design, and Loft Photography). See it all in The Vault!

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Seasons
Summer
Styles
Al Fresco

From Loft PhotographyAshley and Tim planned their wedding day from New York, and pulled off the sweetest destination wedding under the gorgeous oaks at Camp Lucy’s Sacred Oaks venue! Gorgeous pastel florals by Verbena Floral Design complimented the season, the venue, and the ladies dresses so well! And a dainty cake by Sweet Treets and the cutest pies by Tiny Pies were the cherry on top!

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Photography: Loft Photography LLC | Coordination: Something To Celebrate | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Whim Florals | Hair + Makeup: LucieMarie | Venue: Camp Lucy | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Pies: Tiny Pies | Rentals: Whim Event Rentals

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