Austin Wedding at Barr Mansion from Sarah Q: Photography for Happy People
November 16, 2012
VintageEstate Weddings
I so love that this bride was inspired by sunsets and planned her entire wedding around the vibrant colors of the almost-night sky. Not only is it super romantic and creative, it lends itself to one heck of a pretty day. And to complement all those pretty pinks, oranges and yellows she used mismatched vintage china, pretty mason jars wrapped in doillies, and gorgeous hand painted dinner menus. Each and every detail was crafted thoughtfully and we've got Sarah Q: Photography for Happy People to thank for all the pretty images. See it all right here.

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From the Bride... Dusty and I met during a summer home from college in our Texas hometown. My brother successfully conspired to set us up on our first date. Four years later, to the day, Dusty asked me to be his wife! We wanted our wedding to reflect the things that mattered most to us as a couple: our faith, our love for one another and our appreciation for our wonderful family and friends.

The inspiration behind our day's design was one of my favorite scenic images: a Texas hill country sunset. While searching for venues throughout Austin, our favorite Texas locale, we found Barr Mansion and quickly fell in love with the gorgeous property and the historic home. After booking the venue, the rest of the planning flowed very naturally from our original vision. Barr Mansion’s in-house florist, Stems Floral Design, helped me design a perfect mix of sunset-colored flowers to highlight the lush grounds of our venue. Stems also worked with us to create a look of rustic elegance for Barr Mansion's Artisan Ballroom. We accented the venue with southern-inspired DIY details, including antique barn windows, chalkboard-painted silver trays, and initials wrapped in greenery. All of this would not have been possible without the generous help of my devoted parents and my ultra-talented bridesmaid, Allison Weaver.

July 7, 2012 could not have been more perfect. All of our hard work and planning came together beautifully, but above all, Dusty and I entered into the covenant of marriage before the Lord and all of our closest friends and family. After an intimate ceremony, we donned our cowboy boots and danced the night away under the Texas stars. We are so thankful for the wonderful family, friends and vendors who helped make it an amazing day!

Wedding Photography: Sarah Q: Photography for Happy People / Wedding Venue + Planning: Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas / Venue Contact: Hannah Meyer ( / Floral Design: Stems Floral Design / Wedding Invitations: Pressing Events / Dinner Menus + Ceremony Program Fans: Natalie Kilgore of Natty Michelle / Ceremony Music: Jimmy McNeal / Reception Music: Blind Date / Mason Jars + Dessert China Plates: Loot Vintage Rentals / Bride & Groom Transportation: Antique Limousines of Austin / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet via Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride's Makeup: Karen Powanda of Kiss n' Makeup / Bride's + Bridesmaids' Hair: Sarah Sallis ( / Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew / Men's Suits: Jos. A. Bank / Groomsmen's Ties: The Tie Bar