Shibori is not just for cool interior spaces. This deep blue fabric is woven throughout the most gorgeous Austin affair captured by Sophie Epton. Combined with blush florals by Clementine Botanical Art, the romantic gardens of The Contemporary Austin and pretty alfresco details all crafted by Bird Dog Wedding, this celebration is both on trend and totally timeless.
From the Bride… The second Jared and I got engaged we knew we wanted to have our wedding celebration as soon as we could. After five years together, we didn’t want to wait any longer than we had to. We got engaged in July 2017 and married on December 2, 2017. In roughly four months we threw together the most incredible evening. We had known since even before the engagement what our dream wedding would be: a small, intimate outdoor winter wedding in Austin.
We starting the search for venues immediately and could not believe our luck that Laguna Gloria was available in December. We snatched up the date as soon as we could! After having read several wedding websites, articles, guides- I was nervous four months would not be enough time to plan everything we hoped for. The gals at Lovely Bride Houston helped me find the perfect dress from Sarah Seven and assured me timeline was no problem!
With all that covered, I knew I needed someone to keep us on track and help with all the coordinating. We live in Houston so having someone local in Austin was essential. I searched for planners and stumbled upon Bird Dog Wedding. The name jumped out at me because Jared and I had a Brittany spaniel who was our best friend. I could not believe the kismet. After one initial conversation Emily grasped our vision and moved on full speed ahead. She was so detail-oriented and well-organized, it seemed so easy to plan everything!
I have heard people say that planning a wedding is one of the most stressful times but I can honestly say I never felt that. Of course there were nerves, but never stress over the details. I knew we were in good hands. Emily has such a great relationship with all the vendors we were using and that made it a breeze. When I asked her about certain vendors: food, photography, music, hair and makeup, furniture rentals- she had an immediate answer for someone she thought would be a perfect fit. I trusted her judgment since we were on the same page with wedding aesthetic.
Pearl Hair + Makeup linked me up with two incredible stylists who made a girl who rarely gets all dolled up feel beautiful and flawless, not overdone. Sophie Epton was Emily’s one and only recommendation for me on photography and I am so lucky she was available. She was absolutely perfect and she and her husband were such a fun addition to the entire day; they made taking pictures fun and not daunting as it can sometimes feel. The pictures captured the vibe beautifully.
We could not have done any of it without such an amazing group of people using their talents to create the dream. We were surrounded by our best friends and family; my brother officiated which added such a special and personal touch to the whole ceremony. My wedding day was more than my husband and I imagined and better than we could have asked for. I would relive it every year if I could!
Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Hair + Makeup: Pearl Austin | Hair + Makeup | Lighting : Ilios | DJ: Live Oak DJ | Hotel: South Congress Hotel | Wedding Venue: The Contemporary Austin | Bridal Shop: Lovely Bridal Shop | Invitation Suite + Signage: Bonne Nouvelle Design | Planning + Styling: Bird Dog Wedding | Rentals: Premiere Events | Rentals: Loot Vintage | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Velvet Ring Box: The Mrs Box