I l.o.v.e a romantic rainy day wedding and this gorgeous Austin affair by Austin Imagery is no exception. It’s all the romance that a drizzly day brings paired with an ultra-chic green, black and pink color scheme, beautiful florals by Bouquets of Austin, an uber-stunning Monique Lhuillier gown and some very fabulous hot pink heels. 36th Street Events planned each and every amazing moment and created a warm and glamorous affair with those unexpected overcast skies. Trust me, you don’t want to miss a moment of pretty. Join me in the gallery for even more!
From the Bride… We got married on at the beautiful Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria in Austin, Texas on what was supposed to be a warm and sunny day. I am a reporter at a local news station and all week (actually all month) long I was nagging our meteorologists to find out the exact forecast for that day. Sunny and temperatures in the 70’s. That’s what they all said. When I woke up on that morning and heard rain, my heart sank. I quickly checked the forecast: rain and a high of 56 degrees. I had planned a mostly outdoor wedding on a lawn that overlooks Lake Austin. My husband and I spend a lot of time on the lake so we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding. The Italian-style villa on the property was supposed to be the backdrop. When we realized it would be raining, my amazing wedding planner, Bethany Childress from 36th Street Events, acted quickly and put our “Plan B” into action. Tents were put up over the back patios where the ceremony and dancing would now take place; cocktails and dinner were moved inside the villa.
I have to say that all day long, the weather really put a damper on my mood. I had spent nearly a year and a half planning a wedding that was now going to be very different. But once I arrived at Laguna Gloria and was surrounded by my mom and bridesmaids, I knew that it was still going to be a great wedding. The minute I saw Justin I started crying out of complete happiness and realized I was not going to let the weather ruin this day. We saw each other and took our pictures before the ceremony which really helped cheer me up and put me at ease before everything got started. I didn’t shed more than two tears the rest of the night and I don’t think the smile left my face. It was a beautiful, fun, and a bit soggy wedding.
My photographers, Austin Imagery, did an amazing job of capturing the details. I would say our wedding was mostly sweet & charming, with a little DIY and budget friendly mixed in. Our colors were green, pink and white. One of my favorite things that day were my shoes–hot pink! The groomsmen all had great shoes too–black Converse Chuck Taylors. These are the shoes Justin wears almost on a daily basis. On my bouquet we had the florist tie in a handkerchief that belonged to my grandmother as my “something old.” I bought a bunch of little emerald-green bud vases of different sizes and designs on eBay for the cocktail tables. My sister-in-law, who used to be a florist, filled them with different white blooms. For my bridesmaids, I ordered earrings from Etsy in different shades of green. Another one of my favorite things were the white and green round lanterns hanging from the tents (these were supposed to hang from the trees in the non-rain plan). On our sign-in table, my mom got this giant birdcage for guests to put cards and small gifts in. We used sign-in cards in a little wooden box that looked like a recipe box in lieu of a sign-in book.
During cocktail hour we served a signature drink: Sweet-o-Titos made with Sweet Leaf Tea and Titos Vodka, both made in Austin. We served cupcakes from my favorite Austin bakery in three flavors: Key Lime, Guinness and Vanilla.
Wedding Photography: Austin Imagery / Wedding Venue: Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria / Wedding Planning: 36th Street Events / Caterer: Crave / Florist: Bouquets of Austin (Groom’s Sister) / Band: The Argyles / Cupcakes: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop / Lighting: Ilios / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Guest Book Box: Cut the Cake Designs