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Say “I Do” at The Greenhouse at Driftwood

Texas Hill Country is made for marrying, I don’t need to tell you that.  And when it comes to choosing a locale in this pretty little Lone Star State paradise, look no further than The Greenhouse at Driftwood, a breathtaking venue that is equal parts elegant AND unique. Think lush foliage, natural open spaces and a true attention to conservation and sustainability.  We’re honestly obsessed.

Tucked amidst the Onion and Jackson Creeks just miles from the Austin city limits, The Greenhouse at Driftwood is unlike any other venue you will ever have the privilege to visit with amazing structures and surroundings all cared for by THREE generations of the same family.  Yep, from the century-old Oaks to their beautiful greenhouse to their breathtaking deck, The Greenhouse at Driftwood is giving Hill Country weddings a whole new meaning.  Not to mention that The Greenhouse has been collecting rainwater for primary water use since the 1970’s, uses rooftop solar panels for most of their power needs AND proudly supports Hill Country Conservancy and the Travis Audubon Society. We love that.

Can’t wait to say “I do” amongst the native plants and awe-inspiring scenery of The Greenhouse at Driftwood?  Contact them TODAY to start planning the wedding you’ve always wanted.  It’s going to be awesome, lovelies.

Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Photography: Ashley Bosnick Photography | Photography: Charla Storey Photography | Photography: Ashley Garmon Photographers | Floral Design: Oh Deery Floral | Floral Design: Rose Hip Flora | Wedding Venue: The Greenhouse at Driftwood | Planning: Grit and Gold Weddings | Planning: 36th Street Events | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

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Want an Outdoor Wedding with Killer Florals? This is How It’s Done.

First things first, a standing ovation to The Southern Table for knocking the floral design on this day Out. Of. The. Park. They chose to celebrate the fall season with blooms that felt distinctly autumn, and when paired with the work of Birds Of A Feather EventsBella Acento, and Apryl Ann Photography? Let’s just say it’s rustic chic done SO right. Fall brides, head to The Vault for more steal-worthy ideas – cheese + cider bar included.

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From The Bride… You get married and you’re both over the moon with happiness. Then comes numerous questions about the big day. “Congratulations! You looked beautiful! Did everything go as planned?”, they say to me. All I can say is it was all that plus more. A true fairytale. The kind you see in romantic movies where everything goes perfectly. I truly felt like a princess the entire day. Usually, you would think nerves come with the big day, and normally they do. For everyone. I had such a great team putting our wedding together that I do not remember being nervous. Surrounded by my friends and family, it was all excitement.

I wanted a very open feel to the wedding. So naturally, being outside for the ceremony and reception was what I was going for. We were obsessed with our venue, The Grove, in Aubrey, TX. From the beginning, I told our wedding planner, Wendy Kay, that flowers and greenery were very important to me. Little touches of flowers and color were everywhere you looked. Pinks, magenta, and deep burgundy stood out all over The Grove. From floating flowers on the tables at the reception to elegant floral crowns for my bridesmaids. Even the tiny details on the grooms and groomsmen boutonnières were incredible. The Southern Table stayed within our budget yet completely surprised me and Scotty on how amazing it all looked!

Another thing that I really wanted to incorporate into the night specifically, was lighting. Especially since it was outside. We had lights installed in the trees, which made for a perfect backdrop to our bride/groom table but also for our guests to take memorable pictures. My favorite part of the day was our first look. I knew it would be good because Scotty is an emotional guy. It was such a sweet moment between both of us. Both crying and smiling while we saw each other for the first time. Nothing can beat that moment.

Looking back at the whole process, planning a wedding is no joke. It definitely IS fun and exciting but the first thing I would say you have to figure out as a couple is how the wedding day is going to run. At what point will a wedding planner step in or what relative is going to tell where your vendors need to be. My next piece of advice is to remember to have a moment of just you and your husband to look at the day. Step away and take it all in. It’s one day but goes incredibly fast! Lastly, your wedding day is a day to remember. So get a photographer you trust and who is amazing at their job! (Like mine….Apryl Ann Photography) you will want photos and video to show your kids, friends and family for years to come of the day your life started together, as one.

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Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Cinematography: When It Clicks | Event Planning + Design: Birds Of A Feather Events | Floral Design: The Southern Table | Cake: Jar Cakery | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Remarkable Catering | Hair + Makeup: Pretty Little Style | Calligraphy: Harts And Quills | Lighting: Lumiere | Officiant: Love Notes | Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines | Venue: The Grove | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Rentals: Bella Acento

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This Texas Wedding Proves You Don’t Need a Big Budget for a Gorgeous Day

One look at this gorgeous Texas day and you’d never guess it was planned on a tight budget. From the beautiful Bride’s soft hair and makeup to her bedazzled backless wedding dress to the soft blush florals and handmade décor, this wedding is every kind of pretty. See it all, thanks to Tracy Enoch, in The Vault!

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From The Bride…Prior to our wedding I envisioned clean colors and outdoors. We searched all over the DFW area and finally found the outdoor venue we were searching for- The Orchard. I wanted green grass, trees and peace and quiet. The color palette and style vision for the wedding was to be clean and comfortable.

I knew from the very start that I wanted light pink (blush) colors and for the bridesmaids to all be in different styles that their bodies felt comfortable in. I have seen too many friends cry over having to wear a dress they did not feel pretty in and I wanted to make sure all of my friends felt gorgeous! We found the perfect bridesmaids dresses with options for all body shapes in Bill Levkoff Petal Pink.

I did not have a wedding planner, coordinator, decorator or anything. I was on a tight budget and I did not have access money to spend there. Some of the DIY from the wedding were the greenery on the archway and the doors, the cross at the ceremony site, as well as a lot of the flowers on the tables. We purchased a lot of signs from Homegoods that helped decorate the day and other nicknacks. I purchased all of my hurricanes and vases from Michaels at Christmas time since gold was so in last year, it helped save a ton!!

My favorite memory of the entire day was that I never felt stressed or nervous-I was beyond excited and ready. Once I walked down the aisle with my father and finally saw Thomas, my husband, it was like all nerves went away and I was able to walk confidently and know that this is the best decision of my life.

My favorite crafted detail was the cross that hung at the ceremony site. We both are very religious and wanted to get married in a church, but we could not find a church that provided the space or the outdoor feel we were looking for. One of our family members hand crafted it for us and hung it so we could have a little piece of the church where we were.

My flowers were done by Central Market and it was the best experience! They were so easy to work with and I did not even spend $1,000 on flowers!

My bridal gown was my favorite thing in the world! It is a Maggie Sottero Phyllis gown and I was so comfortable all day! I do not think that many brides can say they were beyond comfortable in their dress and wore their heels all night! I was even able to boogie on the dance floor as much as my heart desired!

My favors were cute little wine bottles with straws and personalized labels and surprisingly everyone loved them! My hair and makeup could have been a disaster, but Jenn Karsner saved the day!

My best advice to a bride is to always do a trial! I did a hair and make up trial the day before my wedding (thinking it could save me money and I could have it done for the rehearsal) and it was a bad idea. I learned that my hair stylist was awful, it took three tries to not even get close to what I wanted. I then was connected to Jenn Karsner and she came in and saved the day by doing my hair and makeup as well as all of my bridesmaids. I think that all brides should do a trial at least a month before they get married so they have time to find someone new if needed! It was a situation that could have been very stressful, but thankfully I found the right resource to come save the day.

I also got really lucky and one of my wedding guests surprised me with a wedding video! It is not a fancy professional video, but I love it because she took the time at the wedding day to include all of my favorite moments and sent it to me on my honeymoon! It is better than any professional could do because she knew how to include all of my favorite people! 

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Photography: Tracy Enoch | Cinematography: Julia Masera | Floral Design: Central Market | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Cake: Cake Baby And Company | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Catering: Blue Mesa Grill | Hair + Makeup: Jenn Karsner | DJ: Leforce Entertainment | Venue: The Orchard

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