Austin Wedding from The Inviting Pear + CLINK
April 19, 2011

Here at the Little Black Book Blog, we really love a good Texas wedding. Sometimes they are quirky and unique, sometimes they have a sexy latin flair, and sometimes, they are absolutely lovely. Like this one, seen through the lens of Christina Carroll Photography. From the adorable Save the Dates, dreamed up by The Inviting Pear, the lucky guests knew to expect an insanely fun and beautiful wedding. And boy did this bride and her pilot groom deliver. CLINK, the helpful designers AND planners, have more from this wedding on their blog, so don't hesitate to get over there!

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Check out the to-die-for custom birdcage veil from Tigerlilly!

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From The Inviting Pear ... Anna and Ryan met on spring break in Mexico. Just when they thought they should try living in the same zip code, Anna got a job in New York and Ryan deployed again. Despite the odds and more than 68,743 miles traveled, love conquered all. After years of courtship, and never having lived in the same city, they tied the knot in Austin. They chose a "Flight of Fancy" theme due to their endless moving and traveling around, plus Ryan being a pilot.

I designed a paper airplane logo using their orange and navy colors with accents of green. The airplane on the sticker, save the date, and accommodations card branded their wedding with the "Flight of Fancy" theme. For the reception collateral, everything coordinated in an eclectic way. I created five different geometric designs in their colors. This created a fun look for each piece, including "sweets" signs, menu, escort cards and table cards.

From CLINK ... Anna came to us with Villa Antonia as her venue and a fun, bold color palette of navy, orange, and taupe with accents of wasabi. She wanted to incorporate rich, organic, vintage, and chic design elements that worked well within her venue.

The ceremony took place atop a cliff with an amazing panoramic view of the Texas Hill Country. After a beautiful ceremony officiated by a family friend, the couple recessed to The Beatle’s, “All You Need Is Love.” Following a military tradition, Anna and Ryan passed through the Arch of Swords where they were required to kiss before permission was granted to pass through each sword.

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception, then made their way to dine under the stars and a blanket of white paper lanterns. After dinner, guests moved indoors to enjoy the live band and dancing. As the evening heated up, Anna changed into a stunning second dress and danced the night away. The couple departed the reception under a shower of orange paper airplanes and rode off in a classic blue Mustang.

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Villa Antonia / Catering & Rentals: Sterling Affairs Catering & Event Planning / Cake: Michelle's Patisserie / Furniture Rental: Mancino Iron / Linens: BBJ Linen / Lighting: ILIOS Lighting / Hair & Makeup: Rochelle Rae / Ceremony & Cocktail Music: Divisi Strings / Entertainment: The Grooves / Officiant: David Danielson / Florist: Visual Lyrics / Photographer: Christina Carroll Photography / Transportation: Transportation Consultants / Wedding Coordination: CLINK / Wedding Stationery: The Inviting Pear / Wedding Dress: Marisa / Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal / Bride's Veil: Handmade by Tigerlilly / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka