Allan House Wedding by Ivy Weddings + BZ Events
August 25, 2011

This lovely Chicago couple chose Austin as the perfect location for their crazy gorgeous nuptials and I am beyond happy they did.  Held at the oh-so-charming Allan House and photographed by the amazing Ivy Weddings, this is definitely a destination wedding done right.  Every last detail coordinated by BZ Events, from the mason jars to the bright paper lanterns, is fab-u-lous.  And I think I am in desperate need of some cake by Michelle's Patisserie.  Gorgeous and yummy.  Yes, I do believe it's going to be a very good day here on Style Me Pretty Texas.  A very good day.  Join me in the gallery for even more!









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From the Bride... For our wedding, we decided to come down from Chicago and give Austin a "test drive," as we are looking to make the move down there in a year or so. London, San Diego, Virginia, St. Louis, Chicago - we had friends and family from all over...except Austin! Needless to say, everyone was very excited to have an excuse to visit the Texas Capital. We had over 95 guests join us, all from out of town.

We tried to add a personal touch to everything that went into the wedding. Johnny's cousin Daphne performed the ceremony, and we designed and printed our own save the dates, invites and programs. We chose green, coral and yellow as our colors, to play off all the natural greenery at the Allan House and create a "backyard wedding" feel. We had Chinese lanterns hanging in the trees, candles and flowers in mason jars, and customized "koozies" for each of our guests. At around 10:00 we had a root beer float bar, and then after a few hours of dancing, Chicago hot dogs on the bus ride back to the hotel.

It was truly a special night, and gave us nothing but good more good vibes about our probable future home!

Wedding Photography: Ivy Weddings / Wedding Coordinator: Gray Allen of BZ Events / Reception Venue: The Allan House / Wedding Dress: Marisa / Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Celeste Biller of Austin Hair and Make-up / Makeup: Susan Hood Evans of Makeup by S.H.E. / Jewelry: The Bride's / Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Groom's Suit: Tommy Hilfiger / DJ: Penguin Entertainment / Floral Design: Wild Poppy / Wedding Cake: Michelle's Patisserie / Caterer: Crave Catering / Officiant: Daphne DeMaris / Rentals: Marquee / Customized Cake Toppers: Tipsy Topsy / Customized Stickers for Gift Bags: 76th Street Ink / Customized Hand Rolled Sendoff Streamers: Extravagant Exits