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Vintage Inspired Backyard Wedding

Ever since the day I first saw Annie Banks walk down the aisle to “Canon in D” I’ve held a very special place in my heart for backyard weddings.  So to say that this sweeter than sweet homespun affair has captured my very being is sort of an understatement.  The perfect combo of simple + elegant with just a dash of vintage goodness, it’s pure perfection.  See it all captured by Mustard Seed Photography here.

From the Bride… We chose my parents home, because it is a special place for our family and such a beautiful location. My mom is a master gardener and does most of the gardening herself. We both share a hobby for gardening and decorating together and it made it so special to use the gardens she has worked so hard to grow as the back drop!  I wanted the wedding to be “homey.” I wanted to flowers to look as though you went into the backyard, picked a bunch of things and threw them in a vase. I wanted the cake to taste homemade. I also added in a vintage flare. We had the place cards mounted on an antique hat stand littered with hats that belonged to both of our grandmothers. I added as much milk glass as I could find! We had a vintage chandelier hanging from the tent. I chose the vintage theme not only because I love the look, but also because it pays homage to a time when weddings were much more simple. A time when weddings in the backyard were common and it was treated as not only a celebration of a couple’s love, but a celebration of the support and community their family and friends have provided throughout their lives! I wanted our wedding to serve as a thank you to our guests for their support over the years! Thus, my goal was to create an environment where all could have a great time and enjoy the scenery!

Photography: Mustard Seed Photography | Coordinator: Soiree Bliss Events | Florist: Flowers Texas Style | Cake: Samantha Linton | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Reception Venue: Private Residence | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: All Star Catering | DJ: DJ Tony Mac | Suits: Jos A Bank | Bride's Dress: BHLDN | Furniture Rentals: Prestigious Event Rentals | Veil: BHLDN

Badgley Mischka, BHLDN and Jenny Yoo are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Jenny Yoo is a member of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
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Rustic Chic Austin Wedding at The Wildflower Center

This wedding has it all. A rustic, vintage and yet chic vibe planned by 36th Street Events? Check. Stunning florals from Verbena Floral Design? Check. A gorgeous Bride and a stunning Groom head over heels and love with each other? Check, check, check. Every image sitting pretty in this gallery from Jason + Anna Photography is as pretty as they come, and you can see what I mean here.

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From 36th Street Events‘Rustic vintage Texas’ were the words that this San Francisco couple described upon first meeting with 36th Street. Most importantly, what I saw from that first meeting was the love they had for each other and everyone that surrounded them. Their love showed through with every aspect of their day from the wedding ceremony by a close friend to the donations given to a local San Francisco animal shelter. We spent almost a year planning this gorgeous, clean and elegant wedding. On their wedding day, guests were surround by the beauty of the Wildflower Center adorned with clean crisp white linens, wooden tables, an abundance of candles and a touch of rain. One thing about Austin, Texas is you can never predict the weather, but the tents made the space that much more elegant. Even with a the afternoon showers, Meagan and Carl knew the most important part of the day was that they got to marry each other, and you can see it in the pictures. Jason and Anna did such an amazing job capturing their love and the fun that they had on their wedding night.

Photography: Jason + Anna Photography | Videography: Vinyl Weddings | Florist: Verbena Floral Design | Cake: Blue Note Bakery | Catering: Crave Catering | Hair: Friend Of The Couple | Lighting: Ilios LIghting | Band: Suede | Officiant: Friend Of The Couple | Ceremony Music: Friend Of The Couple | Lounge: Loot Vintage Rentals | Makeup: Makeup By Adrienne | Rentals: Marquee Rents | Tents: Premiere Party Central | Venue: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | Wedding Coordination: 36th Street Events

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Tented Arabian Wedding in Texas

If you’ve ever wondered what happens when you cross backyard elegance with a little cultural flair, this wedding holds the answer. Orchestrated by Touch Of Elegance and Uptown Flowers, it’s black tie glam with an Arabian fusion, and the result is something truly special. Prepare for jaw-dropping goodness captured by J Wilkinson Co, and you can click here for so much more. 

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From the Bride…. Having Arab blood in me I have always been drawn to Arabian style. There is a mystery and a beauty that is deep in the culture. I arrived at my style by looking at a lot of pictures on Pinterest, online and going with what felt good in my spirit. I just had a lot of fun, I added ideas my friends and vendors had. The raj tents took my breath away. When it came to making decisions about the decor I asked myself, does it fit within the context of what I want to experience on my wedding day?

Before I met Chris, I was learning about the power of intention, setting the intention and then believing and trusting God for the mechanisms and the results. I wrote…”I want to be in a healthy, wildly romantic, passionate, and long lasting relationship with a wonderful man on or before 90 days.” Signed up for Match.com. Within a month I was already chatting with Chris. While at first I did not think we were a match – city girl meets real ranching cowboy if you know what I mean – the sparks between us were undeniable. It was my daughter who insisted I give him a chance. I’m really glad I did.

Chris proposed on a night that was storming in San Antonio. We had gone out to dinner with his friend Brian and had planned on going dancing yet because of the weather decided to take his friend who was staying at Chris house home. The storm got worse and lights went out at Chris’s house. Chris and I were embracing and kissing when all of a sudden he tells me he has a ring. It was a romantic night. I felt silly thinking surly he is kidding. Sure enough it was happening. He was proposing.

His home has impressive, top to bottom main room windows and some wall to wall windows in other rooms. I felt shock when he asked and was not expecting it. As soon as he placed the ring on my finger lightning hit the transformer in his back yard. Sparks went everywhere as if you were in a fireworks show. He’s proposal was heart felt and timing could not have been more perfect as scared as i felt and unprepared. It was also his grandmother Mary’s ring, who was very special in his life. That made it super special for me.

I feel there were so many special touches starting with our guest list. We were surrounded by people we had real connection with. To make it super special for the guest, I printed images of all our guests. Images of special times in our lives with them or just great images of them. We ask them to sigh in on the back or front of the image that was mounted on art board. Many left some crazy amazing love notes that had me crying on the couch as I read them after our wedding.

As a photographer in the industry I was blessed to have my best friend who was a wedding planner plan my wedding. I was supported by many great friends in the industry, who with great joy and excitement showed up to play, give and work the event. We released Chinese lanterns as the sun set as a tribute to both our grandmothers and Chris’s mom who had past away before I met him. Our vows were beautiful and vulnerable. For someone who does not cry especially in public I was a mess.

One of the most special moments was when it started raining and sheet lighting covered the sky as we were photographed by Jeanann Wilkinson. In the rain and I felt the presence of God blessing our day.

Photography: J Wilkinson Co | Wedding Planner: Touch Of Elegance | Floral Design: Uptown Flowers | Wedding Cake: Cathy Young | Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids | Catering: Signature Catering | Food: Taco Truck | Band: China Town Band | Band: Nick Laurence Country Band | Raj Tents: Luxe Event Decor | Raj Tents: Luxe Event Decor, LLC | Tuxedos: Tuxedo Heights | Venue: Denman Estate | Wedding Cards: Sonny & Danny Graves | Wedding Dress Designer: Jim Hjelm