Austin, Texas Wedding by Clayton Austin
July 28, 2010

I have no qualms about admitting that I am the HUGEST fan of succulents. In fact, I would probably marry them if I could. So I, of course, jumped at the chance to feature this lovely wedding sent to us by Clayton Austin because not only is it gorgeous but it happens to be bursting from the seams with succulents. Texas, Succulents, unique color palette = happy blogger. Be sure to hop on over to the gallery for more of this winning combination.

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My inspiration for the wedding was my Enzoani wedding dress. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. It's the first dress I tried on and the second I put it on I knew that I had to have it. I wanted something different but still classic enough that I wouldn't look back in five years and think my dress was too trendy. The black, silver and taupe of the belt would become the perfect wedding color palette.

I love modern flower designs with lots of texture so when I told Trisha Bennett with Visual Lyrics that I wanted flowers in black, silver and taupe she was really excited. We looked through books together and picked flowers with lots of texture in that color palette. I loved the idea of having 5 different shaped vases with different textured flowers in them as the centerpieces.

Overall, Mitch and I wanted a unique and creative wedding that was "us". We wanted our ceremony to be sentimental and personal so we picked all the music that we both loved for the processional and recessional. My uncle wrote us a very personal poem about Mitch being a man of the elements because he's a fire fighter and me being a women of the light because I'm a photographer. It was beautiful and one of my favorite moments of the day. My grandfather was the officiant which was also very special. After the ceremony we wanted the rest of the night to be really fun for our guests. We had fun props and an amazing DJ who made everyone rush to the dance floor. Our guests also raved about the photo booth.

Photographer: Clayton Austin / Venue and Catering: Hamilton Twelve / Florist: Visual Lyrics / DJ: Texas Pro DJ / Photobooth: Say Cheese For Fun / Cake: Michelle Patisserie / Departure Car: Austin Classic Limo / Hair: Jeni Hoover / Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon / Lighting: D&H Lighting / Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal / Bridesmaid's Dresses: Dillards / Suits: Al's Formal Wear