Austin Wedding by Jenny DeMarco
June 27, 2011

As soon as these gorgeous photos from Jenny DeMarco came in I couldn't wait to get my little blogger hands on them! This wedding is the ultimate epitome of Texas casual elegance. I'm head over heels for the succulent seat assignments, the groomsmen's green plaid bow ties and of course, the amazing floral displays filled with white dahlias and burgundy ranunculus. Hello gorgeous! For even more, head on over to the gallery!










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From Jenny Demarco Photography: Amanda and John wanted a funky, vintage wedding that was inspired by the Wildflower Center's beautiful setting. Relaxed, simple yet incredibly beautiful. All of her details seems to follow this formula, from her beautiful raw silk dress to the quirky groomsmen bowties. Their wedding day was easy going but still stylish and elegant just like the two of them. Amanda wasn't the typical rose bouquet bride. She yearned to show off the natural beauty of the Wildflower Center with the use of succulents and mixed fresh greenery. The flowers used in her bouquet were white dahlias, burgundy ranunculus, safari sunset, and large succulent blooms prominently placed in front surrounded by seeded eucalyptus, bear grass and many other lush greens. These were bound together with brown twine and ivory satin ribbon to infuse the elegant and rustic feel of their wedding. The bridesmaids bountiful bouquets were a similar version of the bride's. These bouquets continued the use of large succulents blooms, seeded eucalyptus, and bear grass loops.  To help accent their dress color, their bouquets were highlighted by gorgeous burgundy dahlias. These were wrapped with a sheer champagne ribbon to keep it neutral to it's surroundings. To continue the beauty of the Wildflower Center, these were again utilized as accent pieces throughout the reception. The groom's boutonniere mirrored the theme with burgundy safari sunset, seeded eucalyptus, and a mini succulent plant with a twine twist.  Incorporating a vintage funky style, the guys were green bow-ties and matching socks. Their boutonnieres were created with bright green mums and seeded eucalyptus leaves. The couple chose centerpieces which were created in a silver tin pail filled to the brim with large succulent plants, bear grass loops, white dahlias, cushion mums, twine twists and plenty of fresh greenery.  In addition, the bride and groom created the guest take home gifts and place card holder by replanting succulents in small jars. Each jar was accented with a wax seal and ribbon. Even the catering continued along with their theme. The Whole Foods flag ship store is in Austin and the couple used incredibly locally sourced and organic foods for their menu.

Photography: Jenny DeMarco Photography / Flowers: Cedar Park Florist / Event Design: Bride and Groom / Ceremony and Reception Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center / Shoes: Miss Mooz / Dress: Adele Wechsler / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Caterer: Whole Foods / Hair and Makeup: Boardwalk Spa / Bowties: Pierrepont Hicks /Groomsmen Socks: Richer-Poorer