Alright summer brides, get ready to soak in some serious, sunny inspiration for your upcoming affair. This Texas soiree by Jenny DeMarco Photography is complete with parasols for guests to shade the hot summer sun, bridesmaids holding fans in lieu of flowers, and a bridal bouquet complete with raw cotton. Y’all, it’s just precious all around, and you’ll want to mosey on over to the full gallery to soak it all up.
From Jenny of Jenny DeMarco Photography…I met this wonderful couple in June and am absolutely astonished at what an amazingly beautiful wedding they pulled together in just a few short months with so many challenges (like it being outside in August!) Even with the crazy Texas heat, Robin couldn’t have looked more radiant and their wedding couldn’t have been a classier affair. They really looked after their guests and put some truly original personal touches to their wedding. Their wedding ceremony was held at 10am with a brunch reception that immediately followed in Dripping Springs, just southwest of Austin, Texas. To combat the heat, the bride used beautiful paper fans instead of bridesmaids bouquets. When the guests arrived, they were also given paper parasols with a note that said ‘please shade your self’.
Robin’s family formerly owned a seed company and she used their family heirloom burlap seed bags as table centerpieces, which was also the inspiration for the decor. The colors and burlap theme ran through out their wedding details. Robin even carried raw cotton in her bouquet. To tie in the yellow from the ‘corn’ seed bags and also tie in the summer season, Robin used lots of yellow lemons and citrus in her details. These included lemon drops on the tables and lemon bunt cakes as desert. Robin and Andrew served brunch to their guests which was provided by one of Austin’s best caterer’s, Royal Fig. The day’s menu consisted of crème brûlée french toast, eggs benedict, handpicked cheeses from Antonelli’s cheese shop, a bloody marry and mimosa bar, and of course, the cinnamon roll tower (above). Dear lord, hope you weren’t dieting that day, the food was beyond amazing.
Robin also had TWO engagement rings..lucky gal! Andrew worked with a jeweler to custom design the ring on the right, incorporating stones and metal from both Robin and Andrew’s families. Unfortunately, it wasn’t quite ready when they left for their African safari trip. Andrew proposed on top of a mountain in Africa with a ring he purchased a ring from a local craftsmen in a village while they were traveling, made from silver and giraffe tail. When they came home from their travels, and the ring was finished, he gave her the ‘real’ engagement ring. Finally, Andrew gave Robin a rock with their names engraved on it for their first valentines together. He picked it up on the corner of South Lamar and 6th, where they bumped into each other and ended up on an in-promptu first date. They have been collecting rocks from their travels and special places ever since. So, naturally, they incorporated rocks with their initials r+a stamped on them.
Photography: Jenny DeMarco Photography / Event Design: Robin and her mother Connie Bagley / Invitations: Minted / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Dress: Casablanca / Venue: Camp Lucy, Dripping Springs / Catering: Royal Fig / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cake / Day of Coordinator and Rentals: Alisha Anderson of DS Part Rental / Music: Continental Graffiti / Florist: Love Punk Events / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaids Shoes: Madden Girl