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Romantic Emerald Green Wedding Inspiration

We’re falling so hard for this emerald green and gold wedding inspiration shoot! Set against sprawling oak trees and stone archways, it’s a mesmerizing play of vibrant velvets and silks, gilded silverware and lush greenery captured by Rachel Whyte Photography that will steal your heart like it did ours. Don’t miss all the pretty details right here!

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Winter
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Mansion
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Romantic

From Rachel Whyte PhotographyA rainy day was never in the game plan for this romantic inspiration shoot. But when it rains, it pours and the fresh smell of rain brings along promise, growth and hopes for the future—perfect for the new venue, La Rio Mansion. From the sprawling oaks and stone archways to the secret garden and endless fields, the gorgeous venue leaves nothing to be desired even in a storm. Something about the rain is enchantingly romantic and we could not have been more in love with outcome.

Despite the weather and the recent cold, the grass was a fresh green which paired well with the dark colors we selected for the shoot. Charcoal, emerald and navy elements with gold accents gave way to a timeless feel. Marquee Rentals provided beautiful silk linens, natural bistro chairs and a wealthy collection of gold-rimmed glassware and gilded silverware. Details like our exquisite emerald velvet sofa were delivered by Swoon Rentals+Design. Lovely Leaves choose a white mix of large Alabaster garden roses, Veronica, dahlias, agapanthus, astrantia and lush greenery—a fresh selection for spring.

Lily’s Cakes designed a classic cake, clean fondant with ribbon and fresh flowers, which we set atop a table accented with a beautiful floral garland near the vintage fountain at the venue. The skilled handwritten gold calligraphy by Wondrous Whimsy was splendid—precisely what we had envisioned. The emerald cut diamond ring would be kept safe for generations inside a grey French velvet Mrs. Box—one of our favorite things.

The Allure ball gown Emily wore from Georgio’s Bridal was breathtaking against the rich fields, stone arches and Spanish tiles. Well-heeled to say the least: The shimmery silvery-grey pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos added a bit of excitement in with all of our formalities. Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-Up Artist and stylist Victoria Taylor make a fabulous beauty duo—they captured the exact romantic look we were wanting with Em’s hair and make-up. Jacob, Emily’s long-time (future fiancé), wore a tailored navy suit also from Georgio’s. 

Photography: Rachel Whyte | Event Design: VIVID Events | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals | Cakes: Lily's Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup: Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-up | Hair: Victoria Taylor | Calligraphy: Wondrous Whimsy | Venue: La Rio Mansion | Bridal Boutique: Georgio's Bridal | Rentals: Swoon Rentals + Design | Rentals: Marquee Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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Romantic Garden Party Wedding Inspiration

This tablescape is both intimately romantic and chic, one where I can see myself getting comfortable among Petal, Ink’s florals for hours. But add in that gorgeous gown by Nha Khanh and this celebration becomes wedding material, with my love for it growing even more. Kate Anfinson’s photos are downright frame worthy and I won’t be closing out of this gallery anytime soon.

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Fall
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Museum

From Kate Anfinson PhotographyThis garden wedding styled shoot is filled with vibrant pink and shimmering metallic accents set against a backdrop of neutral and organic elements. Laguna Gloria provides the perfect setting to create a romantic garden atmosphere. Lovely Letters Shop’s invitation suite with rose gold calligraphy sets the tone for elegance and femininity. Our model, Emily, looks stunning with side swept hair and glowing makeup done by Makenzi Laine.

An understated Nha Khanh lace gown and delicate rose gold earrings complete the look. Florals by Petals Ink feature pops of magenta amid blush, white and peach hues – a perfect complement to the vintage gold china and berry tinted goblets in the tablescape by Birch and Brass. Green Lily Bakery’s gorgeous cake and small desserts, including macarons brushed with copper, were the finishing touch.

Photography: Kate Anfinson Photography | Floral Design: Petals, Ink. | Wedding Dress: Nha Khanh | Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Venue: Laguna Gloria | Cake and Desserts: Green Lily Bakery | Earrings: Allure Wedding Jewelry | Film Processing: PhotoVision | Paper Goods: Lovely Letters Shop | Rentals: Birch & Brass

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Southern Texas Spring Wedding

It’s sweet weddings like this one that melt my heart. For once this Bride knew she wanted to celebrate on her family farm, her loving father made those dreams into reality. Crafting a day filled with significance and history, it’s a hometown affair dotted with handmade details that celebrate love from all angles. From their barn reception, to dancing beneath the oak tree where it all began, Ryan Price snapped it all here!

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Spring
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Ranch
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Rustic

From Ryan Price PhotographyAllison and Drew’s gorgeous Texas wedding took place in the small town of Bay City on the Bride’s family grass farm. The couple exchanged vows at the church that Allison grew up in and made their way back to the southern style estate for the reception. As guests drove down the winding road leading to the reception, they were ushered in my stunning moss covered trees with evening sunlight hitting them at just the right angle and pointing to the barn filled with handmade details that celebrated their love.

Being from a small town, the event was a community effort, bringing together friends and family to all chip in their time and talents to make the wedding unique to Allison and Drew. As the children enjoyed yard games and guests visited under a giant oak tree while drinking their glass bottle sodas, it was clear that the wedding was a celebration of a couple that values their heritage the people in their life.

From the beautiful Bride… Drew and I met in Vinto, Bolivia in 2012 where we were both doing medical mission work for the summer. I was in nursing school at Texas A&M University and Drew was pre-med at Wheaton College in Illinois. Three days into my trip while setting up a clinic, I started to talk to him. Once conversation about the clinic had run dry, Drew asked me if I was a nursing student, to which I knew that he knew the answer. I smiled, answered his question, and after a summer we’ll never forget, we knew we had to spend the rest of our lives together. After 543 days, 36 flights, two 36 hour road trips, and 1,100 miles of separation between us, Drew moved to Texas in January. We got married three months later in the same church my parents did by the same person who married them, my grandfather.

Before Drew even asked me to marry him, I knew I wanted to have our reception on my family’s ranch. Only problem, there wasn’t really a place to have a reception on the land. One day while visiting my parents, my dad took me on a walk and we looked at a barn with a dirt floor that housed tractors, mowers, and dirt bikes. My dad saw my vision and began cleaning everything up and adding a concrete floor. What really made the barn special was the beautiful oak tree behind it that Drew proposed to me under. After convincing quite a few people in my traditional southern family that it was actually possible to have a reception in a barn, we all went to work.

Our wedding planner was my “second mom” growing up and planning the wedding with her and my mom was so fun. As I think back, every part of our wedding décor was made by someone who loved us. The cross that we were married under was built by a family friend, my friends from church made the paper flowers that hung behind us at the reception, my dad and sister spent an entire day wrapping twine around wine bottles with an electric screw driver (don’t ask!), our wedding planner chalked and painted all the signs, my MOH picked out old windows and decorated them with pictures, my grandmother planted flowers that surrounded the barn, and my mom, bless her amazing heart, sewed all of our table runners and the beautiful banners that hung in the barn.

Celebrating our union with our family and friends in that barn on my family’s land meant everything to us. Walking into the reception and seeing everyone enjoying the beautiful landscape, the delicious BBQ, sweet tea, and pecan pie, and dancing under the oak tree is something I will never forget.

Photography: Ryan Price Photography | Event Planning: Fara Ashcraft | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Cake: Sunny Sweets | Catering: Hinze's BBQ | Venue: Private Ranch

Dallas Fall Garden Wedding

Sunflowers and red wine roses filled this gorgeous garden wedding with bright hues and love. A must-see first look captured by Charla Storey started this wedding off perfectly ending with a sparkling departure fit for this loving couple. You won’t want to miss a moment of this garden magic here!

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Fall
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Garden
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Romantic
From the Bride … My husband, Davy, and I met in college at Texas Christian University. He was a baseball player and I was a cheerleader. We will both tell you it was love at first sight! We began dating the summer after our sophomore year in 2010. In February 2014, we went snow skiing for the first time together with some friends in Colorado. On a sunset snowshoe tour the day after Valentine’s Day, he proposed to me on top of a mountain with my best friend capturing it all on camera. I was in total shock! We immediately started talking about when we would get married.

Since we had been together nearly four years at that point, we really didn’t want a long engagement. We both love the fall, especially since it can be so beautiful and pleasant in Texas. So that’s how we decided to get married in November. I had always pictured my wedding in the fall in Texas, complete with a stunning fall palette and breathtaking flowers. Chandor Gardens is a breathtakingly beautiful private estate with sprawling gardens. The property belonged to a painter and his wife, and the gardens were his gift to his wife. It’s the perfect love story and we knew right away this would be the place for our garden wedding we had always dreamed of. It was also the perfect size for accommodating our 130 guests. 

Because I knew I wanted a fall color palette, I fell in love with mocha for the bridesmaids’ dresses, which is pretty much a cross between gray and brown. The dresses would contrast the flowers perfectly and it’s a color that looked flattering on everyone. For the guys, we went with wheat-colored suits. They were the perfect complement to the bridesmaids’ mocha dresses, as well as the outdoor backdrop we were working with. The suits weren’t too casual or too formal. They were perfect!

For our flowers, I chose a true fall palette with our florist, Justine’s Flowers. They turned out beautiful and I heard so many compliments about how stunning the flowers were. She created a blend of sunflowers, wine red roses and a blend of other fall colors that turned out just wonderfully. I cannot express how pleased I was with the flowers.

Our ceremony included a string quartet, which truly helped set the mood. I walked down the aisle lined with white rose petals. We said our vows upon a rock staircase with our friends and family looking on. Behind us was a fountain, which strategically erupted as we exchanged our first kiss as husband and wife. It was truly magical. Our reception took place right around the corner behind the home in the garden area. The circular tables were scattered around the garden, some under the pergola, and some in the open garden. They were set with burlap and lace runners atop white tablecloths. The centerpieces were beautiful black lanterns with tea lights and champagne bottles dipped in gold glitter for a bit of bling. The DJ and dance floor were set up under a huge tree and everyone danced the night away. For the departure, our guests lined the pathway and sent us off into the night with sparklers, which was such a magical experience. We hopped into a brand new black Maserati and drove into the night as husband and wife, our lives forever changed.

Photography: Charla Storey | Event Planning: Merren Events | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Cake: Creme De La Creme | Venue: Chandor Gardens | Dress Shop: De Ma Fille Bridal | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Floral: Justine's Flowers

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Elegant Italian Inspired Texas Wedding

I’ve long heard the glories of Austin but I had no idea that it possessed a wedding wonder in its vicinity like Villa Del Lago. Transformed into an Italian escape for this couple’s summer celebration, it was covered with beautiful blush blooms from Flora Fetish. Jana Williams worked her magic behind the lens and these pics might just trick you into believing that they actually were taken in Tuscany.

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Summer
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Villa

From Jana Williams PhotographyConnie and Daniel fell in love after meeting on Coffee Meets Bagel. The New Yorkers have a love for Europe and wanted to get married in a place that felt like Italy. They found that location in Austin, Texas. Villa Del Lago stole their hearts with its breathtaking views and grand structure.

Connie chose a beautiful Jenny Lee gown that was so elegant and feminine; it reminded me of a rose from the back and moved with such grace.

She added a fashion aspect by choosing the amazing Sergio Rossi booties as her wedding shoes.
The 100 guests that flew in from all over the world enjoyed an outside luxurious dinner under the stars after the ceremony. The day was perfect from start to finish.

On top of this being the perfect place to get married, Villa Del Lago also donates 50 percent of the proceeds to a local charity. My heart was touched so much by that news. I hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I enjoyed capturing it.

Photography: Jana Williams Photography | Event Planning: Austin Wedding Planners By Rosa | Floral Design: Flora Fetish | Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee Bridal | Shoes: Sergio Rossi | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Tai | Makeup: Laura Martinez | Hair: Erica Rae | Wedding Venue: Villa Del Lago