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Classic Black And White Wedding Filled With Love

This Texas wedding is tugging at our heartstrings.  The couple opted for a black and white wedding because they said their guests brought the color into their lives.  Unleashed Events planned the carefully curated day, and romantic arrangements by Exquisite Petals added to the romance. Artful imagery by Aurelia Baca Photography is sure to stand the test of time, fall in love with it all inside the full gallery.

From Aurelia Baca PhotographyAndrea and Danielle had the pleasure of meeting at the age of 15 during a tryout for USA Basketball. Andrea was very outgoing and knew many people at the camp while Danielle was more reserved, but that didn’t stop Andrea from making the connection. That became the foundation of the relationship that came to be years later. The friendship remainder throughout high school and college years but the romance blossomed when they both had become professionals.

There was always admiration and love for one another, but at this time they were able to finally act on their feelings. And once they did there was no turning back. For about a year they informally dated and then at a game in D.C. where Andrea was visiting Danielle, she told her she was ready to make it official! After 2 years of being together, Danielle proposed in front of their closest friends during their annual “Friendsmas” tradition.

It was on a private boat on the riverwalk that Danielle dropped to a knee and asked to marry her best friend! It was perfect. After an almost 3-year engagement due to covid, they wed in front of their friends and family. They chose the colors black and white because those in attendance bring the colors to their lives. It was an absolute dream of a wedding and totally worth the wait.

Photography: Aurelia Baca Photography | Cinematography: Charles Staten Jr. | Floral Design: Exquisite Petals | Cake: Sweet Cakes by Sandra | Reception Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | Catering: Cajun Skillet | DJ: Digital Crates | Beauty: M Salon & Spa | Beauty: Image Ie Salon | Beauty: Vannessa Winston of Arched Beauty | Planning: Unleashed Events | Rentals: Satin Pavement | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals

Romantic Texas Hill-Country Wedding with Holiday Flair!

Looking to deck the halls at your December wedding? This Texas Hill-Country wedding with holiday flair proves that getting married during the holidays doesn’t necessarily mean you need the classic red and green color palette! Rose Andrew Events and The Flower Girl tastefully incorporated rich colors and textures into this lovely day at Stonehouse Villa. Every heartfelt moment was flawlessly captured by Sarah Stiponovich. If you’re on the hunt for ways to showcase this special time of the year for your own winter nuptials, browse through the full gallery to see every last detail! 

From Emily of Rose Andrew Events… Emily & Drew met at work and began dating shortly thereafter—they went on 4 dates the first week they began seeing each other! On their second date, they were given a lucky $2 bill by a man who said he keeps them in his pocket in honor of his late wife and gifts them to couples who clearly look in love *SWOON*. Years later, Drew proposed on a beautiful morning after a sunrise hike in the Colorado mountains. One of the most special parts of Emily & Drews nuptials is that it was true celebration of both families coming together. They kept with a family tradition and got married at the same venue that all of the bride’s siblings wed at— a beautiful Hill Country Wedding venue that is down the street from her family home—Stonehouse Villa. Many of the guests had been there time and time again to celebrate each Peter child and it was special to hear guests reminisce about each wedding they attended as they celebrated Emily & Drew. As guests were welcomed, they saw framed wedding photos of parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and siblings from both sides of the family. Emily and Drew toasted with the same gold goblets that her parents used at their wedding and cut their cake under sparkling disco balls with a cake knife that has been passed through her family. And, Emily’s dad is a vintage car collector and they used a different car for each of their wedding weekend festivities—they rolled up to their rehearsal dinner in a vintage white mustang and to their wedding in a classic Rolls Royce—the very same one that all of her siblings arrived and exited their wedding with. Drew’s father was even his best man!

Emily wore a Sarah Seven gown, modern gold hoop earrings and a beautiful veil that was handmade by her mother— complete with hundreds of hand sewn on pearls! Her lovely bridesmaids wore black gowns in mismatching textures of chiffon, velvet and silk. Drew and his groomsmen wore custom tuxes.

Our bride LOVES Christmas and wanted to incorporate holiday elements without it feeling like a “Christmas wedding.” What came to fruition was a beautiful day rich in color, textures and special elements that had a lot of holiday/winter flair without it feeling overtly Christmas-y. We designed a reception with luxe velvet throughout—from the caramel table linens to the plush dusty Rose velvet napkins to the sage velvet table numbers and bar menu to the black and maroon velvet ribbons tied on the menus. Kari from The Flower Girl TX created the most spectacular florals for E&D’s big day— complete with a lush tiered ground ceremony arch and hundreds of buds vases filled to the brim with blooms. She incorporated pops of mauves, deeps reds and greens in the florals. Koozies were passed to guests with a custom design that said “All I Want for Christmas is Drew”—after 2 weeks of dating, Drew called his siblings and when they answered he said “I’m in love, I’m in love and I don’t care who knows it!” so we included Buddy the Elf on the koozies in memory of that famous movie quote. The band also ended the night with The song “All I Want for Christmas is You” and guests donned Santa and elf hats, light up Christmas light necklaces and Santa cowboy hats. Our bride was voted “karaoke queen” in high school and proved her skills by singing “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (her go to karaoke song) at their reception—complete with a “leg guitar” solo…

Emily & Drew love to travel the world together and collect photo albums from each of their trips. We were inspired by the mountains that Drew proposed to Emily in front of and their love for travel throughout their day! Guests signed a National Geographic coffee table book, there was a hand painted rendering of the view where Drew proposed on their dinner menu and a beautiful mountaintop escort display in varying shades.

Photography: Sarah Stiponovich | Floral Design: The Flower Girl | Gown: Sarah Seven | Cake: Quacks Bakery | Invitations: Avalon Stationery & Gifts | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Soho Catering | Band: Blind Date | Groomsmen's Attire: The Black Tux | Beauty: Lola Beauty | Ceremony & Reception: Stonehouse Villa | Event Planning, Design & Signage: Rose Andrew Events | Guest Transportation: Austin Charter Services | Instrumentalists: Sienna Strings | Linens: Creative Coverings | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals | Table Numbers: The Fancy Cat Studio

A 400-Person Spring Wedding Turned Intimate Fall Affair At Camp Lucy

Believe it or not, this wedding was actually the scaled down version of Sarah and Ben’s original vision. Highland Avenue Events and Bows And Arrows produced an event with textured warmth, through peachy candles, soft-hued bouquets, and a romantic arch to frame the chapel at Camp Lucy. With health and safety as their top priority, the pair celebrated their love with their closest friends and family. If you’re searching for the perfect spring color palette, you need to view the full gallery of images, curated lovingly by Kayla Barker — and be ready to give your Pinterest board a major refresh!

From Lindsey of Highland Avenue EventsSarah & Ben were planning a wedding for the history books. They were set to marry on April 18, 2020 at Camp Lucy surrounded by 400 guests, each who truly mattered to them and their families. At their final walkthrough in early March, we discussed this new virus going around but were hopeful it was more media-hype than something genuinely concerning. Within a week things were looking grim with the virus and we had to select a course of action as final counts and payments were due.

Sarah & Ben chose safety above all else and decided to postpone the large celebration. While the big gathering would wait, their love simply couldn’t. And with that, they held an intimate family-only ceremony at her parent’s home outside of Houston, TX on their original wedding date. It was full of emotions and love, and captured on video to share at their future larger gathering. 

As the months passed, Sarah and Ben decided the best course for their larger celebration was a scaled-down version of the original plan. We would still hold it at Camp Lucy, but our design needed to be tweaked. As much as we all loved the “waves” of floral and suspended tube lights we planned through the Sperry tent along with so many other show stopping details, it felt overly extravagant given the circumstances and the current world situation. 

We kept the feeling of textured warmth but shifted the design to help guests feel simultaneously celebratory and safe. Bows and Arrows shifted the floral waves into beautiful rings around the tent polls and the most romantic and lush arch framing the Ian’s Chapel bell tower. Our layered place settings were swapped out for rolled flatware and covered glasses, and our favors shifted from custom bottle openers to monogrammed masks. Guests were welcomed with colored wristbands indicating their comfort with close contact from others. We kept it as open-air as possible and provided ample lounge areas where friends could cozy-up at a distance. It was a drastic change from the wedding we dreamed of initially, but it evolved into a beautiful, thoughtful and unforgettable day that allowed Sarah, Ben and their dearest friends to gather safely in celebration of marriage. While weddings may look a bit different now, with the right planning and adjustments, love is most definitely not cancelled.

Edited by Lauren Megerdichian and Carly Zumar

Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Videography: The Brothers Martens | Event Planning: Highland Avenue | Floral Design: Bows and Arrows | Cake: Cakes ROCK!!! | Ceremony Venue: Camp Lucy | Shoes: Bella Belle | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair and Makeup: Maitee Miles | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: Empire 6 Band | Transportation: Transportation Consultants | Day-of Paper: Papellerie | Draping & Custom Face Masks: Unique Design & Events | Dress Designer: Nardos Design, Dallas Texas | Invitation Suite and Monogram: Stamped Paper Co. | Place Settings: Table Manners | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals

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You Can Feel The Love At This Intimate Texas Wedding

Planning a wedding amidst a pandemic isn’t easy, but this couple created the most beautiful of days despite the circumstances. The couple exchanged vows at an intimate ceremony at Ivory Oak, and instead of a traditional reception, they celebrated by dancing under hanging lights and oak trees. The ever-talented J’Marie Designs created sweet floral moments in shades of white and blush. The joy of the day radiates in the imagery by Bear Moose & Fox. You’ll fall in love with every inch of this celebration in the full gallery.

From the bride… Wykeyhe and I met at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He was the star wide receiver on the football team, and I played volleyball. Our first date was to a movie followed by Whataburger and it was so easy to be comfortable with each other. Eventually, I couldn’t help but fall in love with his effortless charm and loving heart.

Years later we planned our wedding in the middle of a global pandemic. Although we had never imagined a wedding during times like this, we knew it would be safest to cancel our reception
and limit our guest count. In the end, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our favorite moment from our wedding day was having our first dance underneath the oaks trees and hanging lights. We were surrounded by our closest family and friends on one of the most wonderful days of our lives. All that we needed that day was each other, so neither of us minded the adversity that had to be faced.

Photography: Bear Moose and Fox | Coordination: Elaine & Lee | Floral Design: J'Marie Designs | Wedding Dress: Signature Bridal | Cake: Veh's Treats | Ceremony Venue: The Ivory Oak | Reception Venue: The Ivory Oak | DJ: Wall Of Sound Productions | Officiant: Pastor Gary Roberts | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Beauty: GlamByPhy | Rentals: King's Party Rentals

A Global-Themed Wedding With so Much Personality and a Steal-Worthy Escort Display

The talented team at Amorology never ceases to amaze us with their insane creativity and viral-worthy designs, we can always tell just by the photos when a wedding has been designed and planned by them. Today’s gorgeous wedding at Prospect House is every modern bride’s dream who isn’t afraid of a little pop of color. Don’t miss out on the full gallery captured by Sophie Epton Photography to see every last detail of their day, including an hourglass escort display that’s so cute we can’t even handle it.

Tell us how you and your spouse met!

From the Bride… We met each other 10 years ago when I sat next to him on the first day of our macroeconomics class. I arrived fashionably late to class, and the only seat available was next to him in the front row! A few years into our relationship, I decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of joining the Peace Corps. I packed my bags and moved to a remote village in Cameroon. He supported me every step of the way with daily phone calls and monthly care packages. It was during this period of our lives when both of us realized how much we love and appreciate each other. In the middle of my service, he took me on a trip around Europe that ended in a picture-perfect proposal in front of Trevi Fountain.

What inspired your wedding concept and style?

After 10 years, it feels like we’ve lived 100 lifetimes together. This feeling set the tone for the day, which was filled with personal details such as juju hats, woven baskets, ceramic water pitchers, and delicate watercolored details. With the help of the brilliant team at Amorology and our amazing photographer, Sophie Epton, the entire day was a dream.

Invitation suite:

A ton of thought went into our invitations! We wanted an invitation suite that was fun, unique, and personal. After Caroline from Lovely Paper Things learned about the juju hats hanging in our living room from my time in the Peace Corps, she came up with a brilliant idea of a “juju hat” invitation suite. When it laid flat, it was an invitation with all our important information, but guests could turn it into their own juju hat art piece by fluffing the ends.

The trifold itself was a beautiful, personal work of art. Inspired by our theme of “100 lifetimes together” and African mudcloth, each box represents a different part of our relationship (past, present, and our hopes for the future). There are tacos and limes from our first “date” when we drove to Mexico in the middle of the night, a deconstructed golden gate bridge for our time in San Francisco, and symbolism for our hopes for the future (happiness, love, growth, and wisdom). The envelope liner contained beautiful watercolored images with more personal details (“bug” is the groom’s nickname for the bride, and the flower is a symbol found on a popular print in West Africa ironically called “fleur de marriage” or wedding flowers.) The juju hat sat inside the trifold which was reminiscent of opening a care package.

Since writing letters and notes was always an important part of our relationship, we enclosed a well wishes card for guests to share their thoughts, favorite memories, and advice. By providing the cards in advance, we hoped it would encourage more sentimental, heartfelt notes, which it fortunately did! When they arrived, guests were asked to place cards in a ceramic water pitcher.

Escort Cards:

For our escort, guests found their seats from different shaped hourglasses tied with small calligraphed tags with guests’ names and table numbers which sat on brass and wood trays and stands. They were placed upon a modern wood table under gold vinyl on the wall reading “I’d choose you in a hundred lifetimes.” They were so popular with our guests, we didn’t have any leftovers!

Special touches:

Our wedding was a three-day event to allow more time with our friends and family. The night before we invited guests for “coffee and cocktails” at the coffee shop that we used to frequent in college. The day after the wedding we hosted a casual brunch at our Airbnb.

We had an intimate wedding ceremony which was limited to immediate family. In the months leading up to the wedding, we wrote our mutual wedding vows that we recited together. In fact, we had three sets of vows: one mutual, and vows to each other. Following our ceremony, we had a private picnic where we read our personal vows to each other, and I gave him his wedding present: a children’s book of our story illustrated by Loren at Four Things Paper. (We collect children’s books every time we visit a new country or place).

There were nods to Cameroon, a country that I hold dear in my heart: five juju hats adorned the walls behind the head table and a mixture of kola nuts and cinnamon sticks were placed on each guest’s plate to welcome them. During times of celebration in Cameroon, families and friends dress in outfits cut from the same cloth, called pagne, as a way of expressing support and solidarity. We loved this idea, so Caroline designed beautiful custom scarves and pocket squares as gifts for our ceremony guests. Even our wedding cake was designed in full mudcloth with the symbols specifically chosen to represent our favorite adventures together (camping next to the Nyiragongo volcano in the DRC, Christmas in Cameroon, and our waterfall adventures).

In addition to the custom fabric, Caroline from Lovely Paper Things beautifully carried the personalized design from our invitations into the programs, menus, signs, and a watercolored map. The groom’s favorite detail from the wedding was his “aioli bar” – complete with a dozen aiolis and a calligraphed sign of a popular quote from the groom: “Can I sample all the aoilis?”

We are forever grateful to the amazing design and planning team at Amorology. They were with us from the very beginning and saw every detail through to the very end – We can’t thank them enough for all their help finding us the best vendors and executing the design perfectly on the wedding day.

Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Videographer: Lauren Maria Films | Wedding Planning + Design: Amorology | Florist: Clementine Botanical Art | Stationery: Lovely Paper Things | Catering: Pink Avocado | DJ: Hype Rythm | Wedding Venue: Prospect House | Cake + Desserts: Feathers & Frosting | Ceremony Musicians: Terra Vista Strings | Cheese Station: Antonelli's Cheese Shop | Custom Napkin Design + Rentals: Hostess Haven | Food Truck: Pueblo Viejo | Lawn Games: Austin's Best DJs & Photo Booths | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Partial Coordination: Eclipe Event Co. | Wedding Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals | Wedding Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

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Modern Meets Classic with Fresh Florals at the Prospect House

You had us at bright pink peonies and modern meet classic design. Trust us when we say these cheerful arrangements from Clementine Botanical Art will literally stop you in your tracks and take your breath away. The vibrant coral and pink hues against the modern, crisp white reception planned by Bird Dog Wedding couldn’t be more stunning. Take in every detail at the full gallery of images captured by Nichols Photography… this wedding is the definition of a color pop.

From the couple…We live in Washington, DC, but had previously lived in the Austin area for over 5 years. When it came time to choosing where we would get married, Austin was an obvious choice. We spent our entire relationship taking in all the great things the city had to offer – delicious tacos, boundless outdoor activities, and plenty of live music. Given our love for the laid-back city, we knew it would make the ideal location for our modern spring wedding.

Design Inspiration:

The design inspiration for our wedding was a clean and modern garden party with an emphasis on keeping the atmosphere relaxed and approachable. When we first visited Prospect House, we instantly fell in love with the venue. The light and open design set against the Texas hill country made for the perfect space for bright florals and subtle linens. Thanks to an incredible slate of vendors and meticulous planning by Bird Dog Wedding, it all came together seamlessly. With a little stroke of luck, the wedding day weather was breezy and warm, giving friends and family the opportunity to fully enjoy the modern space.

Favorite Moments:

We surprised guests with the appearance of a Mariachi Band at the end of the wedding ceremony to kick off our cocktail hour. It created a special moment with a nod to the groom’s heritage that put the guests in a festive mood before dinner.

Fun Details:

Throughout the design process, Bird Dog Wedding helped us find creative ways to bring our design inspiration into the smallest of details. For instance, the linens used for the cake table featured embroidery which tied in blue hues and contrasted against the bright florals and simple desserts. The blue palette found its way into other elements such as the bouquet bows, blue glass goblets, and romantic candlesticks on the tables. For the ceremony, Clementine Botanical Art played off of the venue’s design elements to create a flowing wall of white carnations that provided a romantic backdrop for our vows. Another fun small detail that made its way into the wedding was featuring the names of the couple’s hometowns for the signature drinks – the Cincinnati Lemonade and the Dallas Mule.

From Nichols Photographers… This Modern-Meets-Classic wedding looks almost too pretty to be real! Rachel and Tomas’s wedding was designed to perfection against the minimalist, clean palette of the Prospect House in Dripping Springs, Texas. Clementine Botanical brought in vibrant pops of pinks, complimented by pale blues, which added a soft, feminine touch to the modern architecture of the venue. And how about that flower wall?! Such a gorgeous backdrop. The bride and groom brought their classic style with a sleek, off-the-shoulder gown for her, and black-tie for the him.

After an outdoor ceremony with the Texas Hill Country as the backdrop, guests enjoyed a breezy cocktail hour before moving into the modern reception space, made warm and inviting with candlelight and vibrant floral design. This wedding was perfection in every way.

Photography: Nichols Photographers | Event Planning: Bird Dog Wedding | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Invitations: Percolator Letterpress | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Hair and Make Up: Designs By Janet Suzanne | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Wedding Venue: Prospect House | Dessert Stands: Melody's Joy | Bride's Dress: Robert Bullock | Cake/Dessert: Walton's Fancy & Staple | Cocktail Music: Mariachi Amor | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Reception Music: Matchmaker Band | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

Colorful Fall Celebration at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas

Where do I begin with this sweet, sweet celebration… well, 30 seconds into the film from Purely Ruined Studios is a good start. Or, the colorful details designed by Westcott Weddings. Or, the grand surprise from the Bride’s parents during the reception: a personalized video recording from NEEDTOBREATHE of the song “Clear” that she walked down the aisle to. That should give you a clear view of how incredibly beautiful this day was. See it all captured by Brittany Jean below.

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From the bride, Megan Mancini… Before ever visiting in person, I knew Camp Lucy was one of the most beautiful places to get married just by the pictures. Our families both value the opportunity to all stay together, so the onsite lodging was definitely a main reason for hosting our wedding weekend there. Camp Lucy is not only a wedding venue, but a Hill Country resort with an excellent restaurant and extremely high-end luxury lodging that made it feel like a vacation for our family and wedding parties. Once Jacob and I saw the magnificent stone arch and the view of the Texas Hill Country, we both knew this is where we wanted to tie the knot. There was no other wedding venue that compared. From the architecture to the mature landscape, it had everything we could have wanted and more!! It was truly the most romantic place in the world!

My inspiration for our day mainly revolved around whimsical romance with bright colors mixed with fall tones. The main accent color was dusty blue! My favorite memories mainly come from our ceremony. The sweet, raw emotion from my new husband and the heartfelt vows we spoke to one another is something I will never forget: “all I am I give to you, all I have I share with you” — we still say this to one another almost every week. Another sweet memory was our grand surprise from my parents during the reception: a personalized video recording from NEEDTOBREATHE of the song “Clear” that I walked down the aisle to. This song means so much to me and Jacob and we were dumbfounded when we heard the band personally congratulating “Jacob and Megan” on our wedding day! How special! Lastly, the entire night, we danced our hearts out with all of our close friends and family!

The florals were one of my favorite details of our day! They were carefully designed with each color in mind (and my favorite part of the planning process). Also, the table assignments board by Boarding School Collective was an extremely well-done artistic installation that left guests gawking. BSC also created a large DJ backdrop for the reception using the same floral print from our invitations. The swanky lounge furniture in the reception space was another favorite—I loved having the vintage set to create a homey, warm feel. Lastly, the Sperry tent for dinner was so grand and romantic—we added some bistro lights and it created the most incredible ambiance.

My advice for brides and grooms who are planning right now: Don’t let the details overwhelm you. Take time to remember the excitement of getting engaged and WHY you were so excited when he popped the question. Let that be carried with you throughout the planning process to keep you centered on the main thing. Also, gather a team of vendors you truly trust — you’ll be able to enjoy your day that much more knowing the work is getting done exactly how you envisioned!

Lastly, don’t forget to hug your parents! It’s a big day for them, too!! Also, make sure you are sharing a room with your biggest cheerleaders the night before your wedding. Waking up to your positive, affirming, joyful friends will help the day start off feeling like a party!

Photography: Brittany Jean Photography | Videography: Ryan Gerecke | Event Planning and Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Whim Hospitality | Cake: Cathycake | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair and Makeup: Mindy Orsak | Lighting: Ilios | Venue: Camp Lucy | After-Party Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Ceremony and After-Party Music: Look No Further Entertainment | Ceremony and Reception: Camp Lucy | Cocktail Hour and Dinner Music: Django Foxtrot | Dessert Display: Melody's Joy | Lounge Rentals: Loot Rentals | Magician: Ben Jackson | Paper Goods and Signage: The Boarding School Collective | Photo Booth: Oh Happy Day Booth | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Sperry Tent: Whim Hospitality

Southern Spring Wedding at Canyonwood Ridge in Austin, Texas

I can say without hesitation that I am entirely ready to skip winter and move straight on to spring. Who’s with me? I know all of you spring Brides are probably SO ready, but maybe not-so-ready when it comes to the to do list. Thankfully, you have a few more months to plan, prep and soak in inspiration as juicy as this fete planned and designed by Westcott Weddings. With a citrusy palette and blooms by Clementine Botanical Art, the only natural thing to do is smile when you see the images from Jen Dillender. Ready? Let’s go.

From Westcott WeddingsDana and Sam were married at Canyonwood Ridge in Austin/Dripping Springs on March 28 in a sweet, colorful, southern springtime celebration. Guests gathered in the onsite chapel for their ceremony before heading to the lawn for cocktails, yard games and pre-dinner mingling. Following cocktail hour, guests were invited inside for a family style dinner, dessert, and dancing. We wrapped up the evening with a sparkler send-off. A few of my favorite details…

Dana and her mom collected all of the vintage china (and had enough for 300 full place settings — dinner plates, salad plates, and dessert plates)! Dana’s mom hand-selected the plates for each table to ensure a beautiful, unique collection.

The color palette! Love the way her sweet, springtime palette (brought to life by Clementine Botanical Art) popped in the venue, against their dresses, etc.

Her invitation suite designed by Boarding School Collective, which featured a custom crest, letterpress printing, and swiss dot details to mimic/introduce the table settings.

Those cakes! In addition to being downright gorgeous, they were absolutely delicious — Earl Grey Cake with Honey Lavender Buttercream and Carrot Cake with Brown Butter Buttercream.

And above all, Dana and Sam are some of the kindest, most genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with — it was truly an honor to be part of their day!

Photography: Jen Dillender Photography | Videography: The Brothers Martens | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Cake: Feathers & Frosting | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Lighting: Ilios | Cake Stands: Melody's Joy | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Music: Terra Vista Strings | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | Design and Planning: Westcott Weddings | Getaway Car: Transportation Consultants | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Lounge Furniture / Vintage Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Paper Goods and Signage: The Boarding School Collective | Photo Booth: Brooke Courtney Photography | Reception Music: Royal Dukes Band | Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals

A Romantic Camp Lucy Wedding Beneath Enchanting Live Oaks

A place close to home in the heart of Texas with the essence of a far-away destination – AKA, the perfect recipe for Ashley and Clay’s dream venue. Safe to say the bride and groom (who by the way are the absolute CUTEST) got exactly what they wished for at Camp Lucy in Austin’s enchanting hill country. The ceremony was teeming with live oak trees and hanging twinkly lights… Twilight feels, anyone?! No detail was left unturned thanks to planning by Eclipse Event Co and blooms by Whim Hospitality, while Honey Gem Creative captured every awe-worthy moment. Grab the tissues and keep on scrolling ‘cause this one calls for major waterworks.

From the bride… I met Clay in 2015 at a Halloween party, but it wasn’t until the following September that we began to date. One of the sweetest things in time spent from that first meeting to our first date was having time to build a friendship.

Very early on we shared a certain connection that always had me feeling nervous and excited for the next time we would get to hang out, but as time moved on that nervousness slowly progressed to a feeling of calm and comfort when I was with him. He had easily become my best friend.

Clay asked me to marry him at the place we shared our first date, and saying yes was the easiest decision for me. We chose to get married at Camp Lucy because we wanted something that felt like a destination in our home state. The trees and greenery in the hill country made for a beautiful backdrop on their own, and Camp Lucy just further captured that essence.

We loved the big oak tree and hanging lights at Sacred Oaks, and the minimalistic beauty it had to offer. Since I chose to get married outside of a church I wanted something that showed God’s beauty in creation, and I felt this venue captured that for me. I chose the colors for our wedding to reflect a natural and romantic theme.

Our floral pallet included dusty colors of rose and peach coupled with leafy greens, and my personal favorite- dotted eucalyptus. The look was accompanied by gold accents and sparkling candles to add a little shine to the night. Rowen, at Whim, did a great job helping making my vision a reality.

The wedding would not have been a success without the help of our vendors! We worked with Tessa from Eclipse Event Co. Who was amazing! She was so calm and organized. She made sure everything went smoothly and alleviated any stress I could have had. Brooke, our photographer, captured our day perfectly. I loved how thoughtfully she photographed every moment just for us.

Photography: Honey Gem Creative | Event Planning: Eclipe Event Co. | Floral Design: Whimsy Floral & Design | Floral Design: Whim Hospitality | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Camp Lucy: Camp Lucy | Hair & Make-up: Lola Beauty

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The Creek Haus Wedding With Jewel Tones + Rustic Elegance

Texas weddings can be tricky… especially if you’re determined to have an outdoor ceremony. As this couple realized, they needed to shoot for Spring or Fall if they wanted any semblance of cooperation from the weather. So they took their time planning and went for a March wedding at The Creek Haus, a property of Vista West Ranch in Dripping Springs. Read on for more from the Bride!  ~photography by Austin Wedding photographer, Alyssa Nikole.

From the Bride… I knew from the beginning that I wanted an outdoor wedding. Living in Texas that limits your time frame to Spring or Fall, and even still it’s dicey. We chose March and lucked out with great weather.

My favorite memories from the day were having our pup, Finnley, be a part of the ceremony, seeing my parents’ reactions throughout the day, actually eating dinner at the reception with my HUSBAND, and dancing the night away. One thing that was important to both of us was writing our own vows. It was definitely a highlight of the ceremony, and there were not many dry eyes from what I was told.

The other details of our day really came about organically. The floral and mix-matched bridesmaid dresses really created the look and color inspiration for the day. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I could not have been happier. I created a color palette of reds, pinks, green, and navy, gave my bridesmaids an inspiration board (long, flowy dresses with varied textures), and allowed them to pick their own dresses. I had final approval, but ultimately, I wanted each of my bridesmaids to feel comfortable and be able to wear their dresses again. I then showed Petal Pushers my floral inspiration board along with my bridesmaid dresses and asked them to have the floral tie everything together. And they nailed it.

In order to save money, I did a few DIY projects for the wedding. My mom helped me make six white chiffon table runners, which we used on tables in the reception along with candles and greenery. I created the bar menu sign, cards & gifts sign, honeymoon fund sign, and bought a bunch of cheap gold and black frames which I filled with photos of Alvin and me together and ones from our childhood. The frames were placed on the reception tables. My personal favorite DIY project was our welcome sign, which I created from an old window pane I had held on to for a long time.

Now that the planning is over, my recommendations for future brides and grooms are to enjoy your engagement. The time will fly by, and a longer engagement (ours was 16 months) means having time to leisurely plan your wedding. Also, make sure you stay true to yourself. While friends and family may express their wishes for the day, ultimately do what speaks to you and will make the two of you happy. Pick what things are most important and what isn’t as important and use that to help find areas to save money and what to put more of your budget towards. For us, that meant Paperless Post save the date emails, opting only for photography and not videography, and re-using the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets in the reception décor. In the end it is a celebration of love, so don’t lose sight of that. Everything will fall into place.

Photography: Alyssa Nikole Photography | Coordination: Coordinate This | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Enzoani | Invitations: Minted | Make up: Molly Make Up and Hair | Wedding Venue: The Creek Haus

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This Modern Affair is Redefining What We Think of Rustic

Prospect House is a bright white, modern space with a charming farmhouse feel, making it the perfect spot for this Texas celebration. Shiplap and lush greenery designed by Westcott Weddings and Clementine Botanical Art are paired with a wedding party dressed to the nines and and a simple and modern approach to celebrating all captured by Mint Photography. It’s redefining what we think of rustic.

Stephanie and Matt got married on a beautiful fall evening in Dripping Springs, Texas. The couple had been together for many years and wanted an intimate elegant, yet modern celebration for their friends and family. There were so many beautiful details that came together to truly make this day a stunner. The modern feel and clean lines of Prospect House created a perfect all white backdrop. We decided to play up the space by adding lush greenery and touchs of delicate white blooms dispersed throughout. My favorite detail from the day had to be the main dining room. We dressed the tables in a simple and classic white linen from La Tavola, but really made the palcesetting stand out by choosing a slate gray diner plate with a beautiful black and white striped napkin. We placed a sprig of resoemary on each seat with a simple, delicate place card. Another favorite detail from this day was the bold, modern, clean invitiaon suite from Boarding School Collective. Black and white with an infusion of green was simple, yet personal details such as the little monogram wax seal and emerald green thread paried with a vellum overlay kept it special. Mint photography did a wonderful job capturing all of the beauty of this day. Many thanks to all of the vendors that made this day happen. Congrats to the newly Mr. And Mrs. McClendon…. Such an honor to work on their special day with them!

Photography: Mint Photography | Event Design + Planning: Westcott Weddings | Florist: Clementine Botanical Art | Invitations: The Boarding School Collective | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Wedding Venue: Prospect House | Linens: BBJ La Tavola | Rentals: 10th Collections

We’re OHB-SESSED With This Yarn Installation

Inspired by a DIY yarn project she made for a friends’ birthday a few years back, Vanna of Blue Sparrow Events envisioned a wedding day with a bold yarn installation, modern lines, and soft colors. The Prospect House offered the perfect blank backdrop, and The Flower Girl saw Vanna’s vision and brought it to life! Dive right in to this unique inspiration session, captured by Breanna McKendrick and Ian Van Alan.

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From Blue Sparrow EventsBack in 2014, I DIY’ed one of the best birthday presents for one of my VERY best friends. The project was ALL over Pinterest at the time, and absolutely nothing new in the world of DIY, but it was new to me. I excitedly made a trip to Home Depot to gather supplies wearing a little floral summer dress. While walking back to the lumber department, I felt apprehensive and out of place in my surroundings. Soon enough, a nice male employee was quick to offer me some assistance. When I explained my small project, he assured me I didn’t need to pay for any wood and showed me the free scraps (that floral dress was paying off!). So I left Home Depot with my free scraps of wood, cut into 6×6” squares, and a box of small rose gold nails. My next stop was Hobby Lobby for thin yarn (you know, the kind we used to make braided friendship bracelets back in the 90s). When I got home, I printed out the state of Texas, taped it to the wood, and traced! I then hammered in the nails along the perimeter and used pink yarn (my bestie’s favorite color) to loop from nail to nail in a criss-cross fashion. I bet you remember this popular little project now.

Fast-forward three years later, and my small-scale, state of Texas yarn project (and birthday gift) inspired my next move for Blue Sparrow Events. When I started brainstorming the vision for this shoot, I knew it was going to be difficult to get others on board. When my sought-after venue, Prospect House, welcomed our modern-romantic vision with open arms, our next hurdle was to find a florist and designer who saw our vision, too! Kari, The Flower Girl, jumped for joy over the idea of doing something different. The built-in grommets at Prospect House worked to perfect the design. I let Kari and her team take it away in terms of pattern, and I gave only a little direction on color. The larger than life yarn-art installation guided the vision for the rest of the shoot. We combined light and bright shades with dark features and pops of faux fur which resulted in a ton of dimension. I love the look of layered rugs and a mixture of textures and fabrics. The faux-fur throw blanket and velvet couch added an elevated touch of luxury, while the cane-back chairs at the dinner table gave the modern shoot a touch of vintage elegance.

Get ready to feast your eyes on real-life Cinderella in her modern, 20th century “castle” paired with sharp lines, pretty pastels, and tons of soft textures. Our bridal model, Madeline, had the most beautiful porcelain skin and blonde hair. The blush colored dress, called Ophelia by Ivy and Aster, complemented her complexion perfectly! To keep trending with our need to be different, I requested the bridesmaids hold something more unique than a bouquet, so you’ll see the geometric gold structures filled with flowers and greenery.



Photographer: Breanna McKendrick | Cinematography: Ian Van Alan | Cake: Feathers & Frosting | Invitations: Elizabeth Kayde | Makeup: YoMakeup | Hair: Katelynn Johnson | Calligraphy: Averi With an Eye | Vintage Car: Four Leaf Limo | Venue: Prospect House | Bridal Boutique: Unbridaled | Bride Model: Madeline Foster | Event Coordination + Styling: Blue Sparrow Events | Floral Bridesmaid Dress: Jenny Yoo | Floral Design + Yarn Installation: The Flower Girl | Furniture + Tableware Rentals: 10th Collections | Wedding Dress + Grey Bridesmaid Dress: Ivy And Aster

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We’re Celebrating With This Incredible Camp Lucy Wedding!

In case you missed it, this week is the 10th birthday of our Little Black Book! Isn’t that incredible!? And we couldn’t think of a better way to keep the celebrations going all weekend long than to share this insanely beautiful Camp Lucy wedding, which shows the magic that happens when Little Black Book members like Jenna McElroy, Westcott Weddings, and Lovely come together. Trust us, you’ll be coming back to this swoon-worthy gallery all weekend long – just add bubbly, and we’ve got ourselves a proper celebration. Cheers to 10 years!

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From the Bride, Jerika… Harry and I met at Texas Tech University through a mutual friend. Although I had already heard of him, we did not get the chance to really get to know each other until my senior year of school. After we met officially, we hit it off! He had this genuine and confident demeanor that I was so intrigued by from the start. After school, Harry and I both ended up in Fort Worth, Texas (my hometown) and knew that it was the place we were going to start our family. After four years of dating, Harry surprised me and said we were going to dinner with friends, however we ended up in my parents’ backyard with a very romantic setting of glowing candles and white rose petals, and he proposed! It was perfect for us, and the best part was that he had both of our families and close friends there at my parents’ home ready to celebrate with us! There was champagne, toasts, dinner, dessert, and we had quite the night to remember.

When it came to planning our wedding, we knew we wanted something intimate and elegant yet still upscale. We also knew we wanted it to feel very personal to who we are as a couple and to incorporate unexpected details that were true to us. One of the most important things to us was our guests’ experience; we wanted to create a beautiful day not only for us, but also for our family and friends.

As a designer for a homebuilder, I spend much of my time on the details of beautiful spaces, so when it came to the planning process of our wedding, I really had my hand in every aspect and detail involved. With the help of my wedding planner, Ellen Westcott, and a whole list of amazing vendors, it truly became better than I could have imagined! It also could not have been possible without the help of my amazing mother, who helped me with every decision and was there with me through the whole journey. She is the absolute best person and partner in crime!

There were many things that helped make for a very special event, including great food, bar, entertainment, and company. However the details of the day really made it so special, including the welcome baskets that welcomed our guests to Camp Lucy, the urns at the ceremony that were from my mother, the acrylic table numbers at dinner that matched our custom crest, and the tulips placed at each plate at the head table. Plus all of the paper goods (which were so fun to design and had such a romantic feel!), including our custom watercolor crest which became the signature design of the day, our invitations with floral liners, and my FAVORITE – a watercolor on the napkins of our dog, Piper!

My bridesmaids and I started out the morning sipping on mimosas and hot tea in Camp Lucy’s’ Bridal Suite. It was such a relaxing morning leading up to the ceremony. We had stayed in the extremely elegant cabins on site at Camp Lucy since that Wednesday night leading up to the wedding, so it made that morning so much more anticipated. By the afternoon, I got changed into my dress. The gown was originally strapless, and we had a custom topper sewn onto the dress created by Nardos Design. It was everything I wanted – simple and classic yet with a feminine, couture look!

Later that evening, the ceremony started. The natural surroundings of the ceremony space of Sacred Oaks speak for themselves. It was like a fairy tale with the teak slatted chairs for the guests, the string quartet playing in the background, and the willowing branches with white delphinium florals hanging above us. Ceremony then flowed into cocktail hour on the terrace and lawn behind the pavilion of Sacred Oaks for guests to enjoy champagne, wine, the signature gin cocktail (which we named after our dog, Piper), and delicious hors d’oeuvres including petite black pepper biscuits with country ham and caramelized pear mustard, bacon wrapped quail breast drizzled with habanero nectar, and lump crab cakes with tarragon caper-aioli. The terrace and lawn felt like the perfect mix of elegant and natural with the green cypress and pops of pink floral in the vines hanging off the pavilion. It felt like a private Italian villa. Guests were then led to dinner under the sperry tent to the right of the lawn. After sunset, feasting on southern comfort cuisine, and sipping wine, everyone headed into the large pavilion where we danced and celebrated into the night!

There were so many memorable moments from the wedding, but I would have to say the moment that I keep going back to is our candlelit dinner under the sperry tent on the lawn. I wanted everyone to feel loved on and comfortable as if they were coming to our home for a lovely celebration. It was right after our ceremony, and not only was it absolutely STUNNING in the tent, but hearing the toasts and seeing all of the joy and laughter from our friends and family meant the world to both Harry and me. That was the moment I was looking most forward to, and that is the moment I will never forget! The night was such a perfect mixture of intimate and elegant.

It had been quite a journey for us during the planning process. Three months before the wedding, my dad passed away from a long fought battle with Leukemia. All of the details of planning this wedding melted away. My main focus became my family and the relationships with the people I love most. Everything gets put into perspective. Our family has always been extremely close, so my big brother walked me down the aisle. Something that was very special to me was the boutonniere my dad was supposed to wear. We had already ordered it, and I wanted to use it in a special way. So in the ceremony right next to the aisle, we had a table with a picture of my dad and me, a candle, and my dad’s Bible with the boutonniere he was to wear placed on top of the Bible. Although I knew my dad was already going to be with me on the day of, having those pieces there made me feel so comforted during the whole ceremony. I knew I wanted to do something for him in a special way, and this was perfect for me! I felt such a joy on the day of. It was truly unlike anything I can explain, the amount of pure joy and calmness I felt the entire day. I knew he was with me. My faith in the Lord got me through those three months, the day of, and ultimately every day since then.

One thing I learned during the whole planning process was the power of being present amidst the chaos, such as making an effort to be present at my bridal showers, my bachelorette party, and other events. I was reminded that people are the most important part of any season! For future bride, be present with your loved ones not only on the months and days leading up to your wedding, but also on the day of. Be present with your family, your best friends, and most importantly, your groom!



Photography: Jenna McElroy | Cinematography: Ryan Gerecke | Event Planning + Design: Westcott Weddings | Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah | Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Stationery: The Inviting Pear | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Hayley Paige | Hair + Makeup: Sarah Sallis | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: Ice House Band | Venue: Camp Lucy | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bridesmaids' Dresses Boutique: Bella Bridesmaid | Catering + Floral Design: Whim Hospitality | Photo Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Photobooth: Oh Happy Day Booth | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | Wedding Dress Overlay: Nardos Design, Dallas Texas

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A Modern Wedding Featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year

You may have heard Pantone’s big announcement that greenery is officially the color “it” of 2017 and we’re seeing it in weddings all across the board. Longtime sweethearts, Lillian and Alex translated the trend for their modern Texas nuptials with lush garden greens in every detail, including mismatched ‘maids in every varied shade. Get inspired by the photos from Honey Gem Creative and don’t miss the couple’s al fresco rehearsal dinner tucked inside the gallery.

Lillian and Alex have known each other since elementary school, were best friends in high school, and started dating after college! This is a real life fairytale and it totally melts my heart! Their love is so genuine and sincere and it radiated on their wedding day. The wedding was designed by the bride and her talented wedding planner Camille Ross, who went with the theme of greenery. The bridesmaids wore varying emerald green gowns to compliment the look of the wedding.

Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne topped with a raspberry where they mingled and made their way to the ceremony location at the ever-gorgeous Prospect House. Post-ceremony, guests enjoyed a mix of barbecue and Tex-Mex (the perfect Austin tradition) from Valentina’s catering and danced the night away to a playlist of greatest hits selected by the groom- a big time music buff! The groom also provided all of the printed materials for the wedding and rehearsal dinner including menus, cups, napkins, bar signage, save the dates and the invitation itself.

The theme of greenery was seen throughout the wedding with cactus placed throughout the entire venue, as well as greenery garlands on the tablescapes, greenery topped wedding cake and cup cakes with hand-piped buttercream succulents. The team created a greenery wall with ferns that made for a great backdrop for the photo booth later on in the evening.

A special touch to their wedding was the groom’s handkerchief embroidered with the letters of his late sister, so she could be with them throughout the wedding. The bride also had the same sewn into her dress which added the perfect sentimental touch to their special day.



Photography: Honey Gem Creative | Wedding Planning: Camille Ross | Floral Design : Prickly Pear | Wedding Dress: Theia | Wedding Cake: Quacks Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Prospect House | Catering: Valentina's | Hair and Makeup: Rae Cosmetics | DJ: Q. Davidson | Bridal Boutique : Unbridaled | Photo Booth: Pixster Photo Booths | Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Noble Sandwich CO

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A Fresh Take on Pastels in Texas Hill Country

When Amanda and Oma set out to plan their fall wedding at Ma Maison, they knew an ultra romantic day dressed up in mint and pink pastels was priority #1. They layered in beautiful draping, loads of charming details, and the result is rustic romance mastered to perfection. Scroll on for all the captures from Jen Dillender Photography with even more this way.

From Karen of Ma MaisonAmanda and Oma had met through mutual friends who set the two up for dinner. Amanda and Oma hit it off then and there and were inseparable ever since. After dating two years, the couple built a home together and got married a short time after.

Looking for a romantic style, Amanda and Oma chose mint green, light gray, creams, and blush for their wedding color palette. Complimenting their theme, they chose Ma Maison as their ceremony and reception venue in the gorgeous hill country to complete their wedding vision.

Inspired by the soft tones, draping was brought in to accent the French inspired wedding venue outside on the covered trellis for cocktail hour as well as inside the reception space.

180 of Amanda and Oma’s closest friends and family members gathered at The Grove Ceremony site at Ma Maison. The Grove’s arch was covered in greenery and draping to soften the exposed brick. All eight of Amanda’s bridesmaids wore long chiffon aqua dress while Oma wore a charcoal gray suit with aqua tie, the five groomsmen wore light gray suits with aqua ties as well.

Once the wedding party walked down the aisle, the Grove doors closed. As Amanda and her father walked down the pathway, the doors opened for a grand reveal of the bride walking down the aisle. Amanda wore a long lace weddings dress. The two incorporated a sand ceremony in their ceremony. Once the two said their “I Do’s” they walked to Ma Maison’s bell tower and rang in their marriage with the 100-year-old church bell.

During cocktail hour, passed appetizers of thyme and parmesan stuffed mushrooms, savory bread pudding with roast chicken and pumpkin butter, with whipped ricotta crostini with truffle honey and pecans were offered to guests. Stemless wine glasses were available for each guest to write their name on their glass and served as their wedding favor. A custom photo booth with a chalkboard backdrop was open for guests to snap a photo and place it in the guestbook to help Amanda and Oma remember their special day.

As the Great Hall opened for the reception, guests looked at the custom glass door to find their table assignment. Guests were greeted with sail draping along the vaulted ceiling beams and large lush arrangements. Farm tables were used as the head table, placed down the middle of the room. Rounds were placed around the head table. Dinner was a buffet style that included a farmer’s market salad, stout braised short ribs with truffle mash potatoes, orecchiette pasta with braised chicken, crimini mushrooms and parmesan, broccolini with almonds and brown butter, whole roasted heirloom carrots with carrot top pesto.

Once dinner had finished, Amanda’s brother, the maid of honor, and the best man all made their toasts which were followed by cake cutting. Amanda then had her father daughter dance and also danced with her stepfather to the song “My Wish”. Oma danced with his mother to the song “Forever Young”. The dance floor was then opened and the DJ got the crowd going! A smores bar was set near the fire pit and guests made their own dessert smores. The night came to an end with a grand sparkler exit with the couple running through the tunnel of sparklers. The new Mr. and Mrs. Dawn left in a vintage car to the island of Mauritius for their honeymoon.



Photography: Jen Dillender Photography | Event Coordination: Joyful Details | Floral Design: Flora Fetish | Cake : Coco Paloma Desserts | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Hair + Makeup: Lola Beauty | DJ: Greenbelt DJ | Officiant : Robert Burton | Transportation: Austin Classic Limo | Transportation: Sam's Limousines | Transportation: Austin Prestige Limousine | Transportation: Four Leaf Limo | Venue: Ma Maison Wedding + Event Venue | Draping : Unique Design & Events | Rentals: The Lounge Concept | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

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This Texas Fete Has all the Anthropologie Vibes

If walking into Anthropologie gives you all the heart eyes, you’re going to want to spend some solid time with this dreamy Texas fete coordinated by Heavenly Day Events and designed by Gypsy Floral. I mean, can you EVEN?! And let’s just drop our jaws for this seriously beautiful Bride and her ‘maids. I mean, come on, does it get any prettier? Lauren Peele made sure to snap up every single inch and her images have happily consumed my morning. Join me right here.

From Heavenly Day EventsHiring the best that Austin has to offer certainly paid off for Kate and Wes. Just look at these stunning details… a timeless palate flawlessly combined with modern and Anthro touches that just somehow worked due to the meticulous design efforts made by Gypsy Floral. Wisely, they partnered with Loot Vintage Rentals, Birch & Brass and Premiere Event Rentals to bring all of these fabulous details to life. Building backdrops, creating displays and styling is something these designers clearly mastered. Of course, Prospect House is a dream that affords the best of natural light that can be chased all day against it’s crisp and white walls. A blank canvas for the best of all creativity to run wild. Photographer, Lauren Peele captured it with top level talent.

To provide a unique guest experience, Kate and Wes opted to hire Vannagram for memory making photos and chose to incorporate Voodoo Doughnuts in their dessert set up, alongside a cake from Sweet Treets Bakery. And yes, that’s with two E’s. Of course, part of the experience was having Peached Tortilla bring it home with an amazing menu. Known for their fusion, they wow’d guests with droolworthy awesomeness such as peach bbq sauce.

And can we talk about how stylish Kate is as a bride? I keep finding myself drawn to her look- that hair and makeup are breathtaking. Hint of Shimmer really brought out her natural beauty with a loose up-do and soft skin. As expected with a stylist of this caliber, Kate’s look managed to survive a night on the dance floor, courtesy of DJ Mark Warren, whom had guests on their feet all.night.long.

What does every wedding need to bring this all together? An event manager! Heavenly Day Events swooped in alongside Kate in the last six weeks to reconcile and tie it all in a bow. Having a fabulous team is on Heavenly Day’s “must have” list when considering clients and this was no exception in the fabulous team department.



Photography: Lauren Peele | Event Coordination: Heavenly Day Events | Event Design: Gypsy Floral | Floral Design: Gypsy Floral | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Hair and Makeup: Hint Of Shimmer | Calligraphy: Lithesome Lettering | DJ: Exodus Sound Company | Ceremony and Reception: Prospect House | Donuts: Voodoo Doughnuts | Photo Booth: Vannagram & Co. | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Premiere Events | Rentals: Birch And Brass Rentals

A Texas Ranch Wedding Done So Right

Nobody knows how to host a rustic ranch wedding like a Texas couple. Just take Sarah and Shane, who planned their winter nuptials set in Dripping Springs. Sarah rocked the perfect gown from Blush Bridal Lounge and guests dined on long farm tables lined with greenery for a seasonal touch. Apryl Ann Photography captured the pretty and you can scroll on for every last bit.

From Apryl Ann PhotographySarah and Shane were married in December on a warm winter day in the hill country of Texas. I love their elegant yet understated details of eucalyptus, white vintage china, soft blue bridesmaid dresses, and gorgeous white florals. Sarah’s dress fit her like a glove and their first look was so incredibly sweet! They dined on long farm tables with mixed wooden chairs and danced under cafe lights, and their exit with white confetti is one of my favorites!



Photography: Apryl Ann Photography | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Dress Boutique: Blush Bridal Lounge | Hair and Make-Up: Molly Makeup

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A Wedding for the Bride Who Loves Pink Peonies

They say everything is bigger in Texas and lucky for us, that includes the peonies. The bride, Allie made sure her bouquet included the fluffiest pink blooms you ever did see and it made for some incredible photos and video by The Bird And The Bear. Snag a closer look at this Camp Lucy event with more in the gallery.


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From the Bride… After Jeremy and I got engaged and began talking about what we envisioned for our big day and decided we wanted a truly intimate wedding. We wanted those that have been a part of our relationship for the past five years there by our side, as we became husband and wife. We were in a long distance relationship for almost 3 years so our friends and family were an integral part in supporting our relationship and commitment to each other.

We instantly fell in love with Ian’s Chapel at Camp Lucy and knew it would give us the warm and intimate setting we imagined. We wanted all of our guests to spend the weekend on-site of the beautiful property and enjoy their luxurious cabins while they got to know each other better over wine and s’mores by the fire pit.

When it came to the vision of our wedding day I wanted everything to glow. As my fiancé so eloquently put it we wanted to create “intimate elegance.” (Pretty impressive for a man’s man.) I wanted romance everywhere you looked, in the candles, in the flower petals lining the aisle, and the sparkling chandeliers that lined our long farm table under the gorgeous pavilion of Camp Lucy. I wanted to create a space for close family and friends to laugh, love, and create lasting memories.

Including sentimental details was particularly important for me, as my grandparents have passed with the exception of one living grandmother who is in poor health. My mother’s parents were married for over 60 years and have a beautiful and classic World War II love story that will never be forgotten. Jeremy had my engagement ring made from her diamonds, which is so precious to me. She gave both myself and my sister pearl covered bibles to carry with us on our wedding day and her locket with a WWII picture of my grandfather was wrapped around my bouquet as I walked down the aisle.

As many brides understand, our wedding day was a blur. But oh, what a beautiful blur it was. I have so many favorite moments to choose from on that day. Being surrounded by my mom and bridesmaids in the bridal cottage just minutes away from walking down the aisle and being serenaded to “Going to the Chapel” while they danced around was at the top of my list. These girls always know how to calm my nerves. Of course, my handsome groom tops the list and seeing him standing at the end of the aisle was everything I ever dreamt it would be. Stealing small moments with him between pictures and sharing a toast during my hairstyle change were some of my favorite moments.

When the whirlwind of pictures, dress bustling, and hair changes were done we were seated at our gorgeous table for dinner and we shared a moment of taking it all in. This moment epitomizes what that day was about. Everything was perfect. The glowing candles and chandeliers, the stunning floral arrangements, a perfect cool breeze on a November hill country evening, laughter coming from every direction, and champagne bubbles filling everyone’s glasses. My handsome groom looked over adoringly at me and we both felt the magic of that moment. Being surrounded by those closest to us, and realizing we were finally husband and wife was a feeling I know neither of us will ever forget.



Photography: The Bird And The Bear | Cinematography: The Bird And The Bear | Wedding Coordination: Kim Hunt | Floral Design: Whim Florals | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Wtoo | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair + Makeup: Pearl Austin | Hair + Makeup | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | DJ: Sean Alan | Venue: Camp Lucy | Bridal Boutique: Warren Barrón Bridal | Photo Booth: Live Oak | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

You’re Going to Lose It Over this Bride’s Stella York Wedding Dress

This wedding day is like a perfect puzzle, assembled fully in all it’s beauty. Every detail flows seamlessly to the next—but the Bride? Oh, does she steal the show. Donning a Stella York number that boasts the prettiest intricacy and carrying the most beautiful bouquet crafted by Lovely Leaves, she is timeless. The rest of the day captured by Emilie Anne Photography follows suit. See it in The Vault!

From Lovely LeavesCanyonwood Ridge is a new Hill Country venue situated atop a ridge wrapped in oak trees with scenic hill country views. We were thrilled to design florals for one of the first weddings there. The venue was designed specifically for weddings and couldn’t be more dreamy. It boasts a gorgeous chapel perfect for indoor ceremonies and the floor to ceiling windows offering romantic sunlight that would steal any bride’s heart. The space is spectacular for film images like these beauties from Emilie Anne Photography. The dramatic views and Hill Country elegance are awe-inspiring attributes yet the venue maintains a balance of simplicity to set the tone for a romantic Hill Country wedding.

The florals were a lovely mix of burgundy dahlias, deep red peonies, peach Juliet garden roses and lush eucalyptus spread throughout the space. The bouquets were my favorite. She selected a beautiful slightly over-sized design overflowing with silver dollar. Adrianna’s stunning lace Stella York gown was absolutely enchanting. She and Preston were one of the sweetest couple’s we had worked with all year and we could not have been more excited for them.

From the Bride… We wanted our wedding to be simple but romantic to showcase the love and commitment we were vowing to make that day but still represent who we were as a couple. Our wedding inspiration came from our relationship, starting with the date we got married on. Eight years ago on October 21st was the day Preston and I met in high school. We have been together ever since so what better day to start the next chapter of our lives together. We envisioned the wedding to be located in the hill country of Dripping Springs. We came across our venue Canyonwood Ridge before it was even built and we both fell and love with the plans they had for the place. The custom made wood trusses and unique light fixtures were just a couple things we loved about the venue. However it was the scenic view and all the beautiful windows surrounding the venue that won us over. I knew I wanted neutral colors to cater to the simplicity I was looking for. With Preston’s favorite color being burgundy and my obsession with gold, they just happened to be the perfect pops of color for our fall date. It was the little details of our wedding that made it perfect to us. From tying a fisherman’s knot in our unity ceremony (Preston loves to fish), to the perfect romantic touch of lace on my Grandmothers veil that matched with my dress beautifully. Preston and I have always had an interest in cars so it was never a question that my grandpas gorgeous classic Chevy Belair would be a part of our special day.




Photography: Emilie Anne Photography | Event Coordination: Amanda with Canyonwood Ridge | Floral Design: Lovely Leaves | Hair & Make Up: Tammy O’Neal – Salons at 1890 Ranch | Wedding Dress: Stella York | Bakery: Stregare Cheesecake | Wedding Venue: Canyonwood Ridge | DJ: Zentertainment | Catering: Catering by Mopsie

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A Colorful Country Chic Summer Celebration

Sure we may be in the depths of fall, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have summer on the brain. Thanks to this colorful Camp Lucy celebration from Mint Photography we’ll be dreaming of eternal sunshine, dreamy decor, and crazy colorful blooms for, like, ever. Get lost in the pretty (and don’t miss out on the beautiful film from Nathan Willis Wedding Films below!) via The Vault!


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From Mint Photography Kerri and Clay’s elegant but colorful summer wedding was a breath of fresh air! We absolutely adore neutrals trust us! But this pop of color for a beautiful summer wedding day was just what we needed! Camp Lucy is so lush with greenery during the summer months that the setting was just show stopping naturally! Between the stunning decor and florals, the ridiculously gorgeous and easy going couple!, and the fun dance party… This wedding was heaven from start to finish!

Photography: Mint Photography | Cinematography: Nathan Willis Wedding Films | Coordination: Kim Hunt | Floral Design: Whim Hospitality | Cake: Sweet Treets | Makeup: maris malone calderón | makeup artist | Hair: Andrea Juarez | Band: Taboo Austin | Wedding Venue: Camp Lucy | Bridal Gown: Matthew Christopher | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: Whim Hospitality