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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: The Nichols | 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: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Reception Music: Matchmaker Band | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

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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: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | 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 Vintage | Magician: Ben Jackson | Paper Goods and Signage: The Boarding School Collective | Photo Booth: Oh Happy Day Booth | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Sperry Tent: Whim Hospitality

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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: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | 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

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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: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: 10th Collections

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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.

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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!


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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.

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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.

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Photography: Jen Dillender Photography | Event Coordination: Joyful Details | Floral Design: Flora Fetish LLC | 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

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.

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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!

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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.


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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.

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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

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This Hill Country Wedding Is One Hot Ticket

We’re not sure if you heard, but this lush Hill Country wedding is a total show stopper (I mean, just WAIT until you see the flower girls). It’s sweet meets seriously chic and thankfully Mint Photography was on hand to capture every coordinated Vintage&Lace detail. From the Austin Catering perfecting the menu,, to the sparkling exit, everything about Susanne and Seth’s day is on point and we’ve got it all in The Vault!

From Mint PhotographySusanne and Seth had one of the most stunning, romantic, lush hill country wedding’s we’ve photographed! Maybe it was the beautiful weather that day, the ridiculous Texas sunset, the massive amount of greenery they incorporated for the florals, or the overall just easy-goingness of this amazingly sweet couple… But this one was just a show stopper! Wait until you see the flower girls. We can’t even deal with their cuteness. We loved everything about being a part of Susanne and Seth’s day and we hope you can feel the love… And FUN! They had on their special day!

Photography: Mint Photography | Event Coordination: Vintage&Lace | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Catering: Austin Catering | Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Band: Memphis Train Revue | Wedding Venue: Prospect House | Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab

Romantic Texas Wedding Under the Oaks

This chic Camp Lucy affair is what we like to call Southern charm with a timeless twist. Because not only did this sweet couple plan a southern celebration that’s sure to knock your socks of stunning, but they had a talented team of vendors that totally got their vision (we’re looking at you Something To Celebrate, Verbena Floral Design, and Loft Photography). See it all in The Vault!

From Loft PhotographyAshley and Tim planned their wedding day from New York, and pulled off the sweetest destination wedding under the gorgeous oaks at Camp Lucy’s Sacred Oaks venue! Gorgeous pastel florals by Verbena Floral Design complimented the season, the venue, and the ladies dresses so well! And a dainty cake by Sweet Treets and the cutest pies by Tiny Pies were the cherry on top!

Photography: Loft Photography LLC | Coordination: Something To Celebrate | Floral Design: Verbena Floral Design | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair + Makeup: LucieMarie | Venue: Camp Lucy | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints | Pies: Tiny Pies | Rentals: Whim Hospitality

A Blanket of Bluebonnets Made for the Ultimate Hill Country Wedding

I have to say Amanda and Craig’s Texas wedding was planned to perfect, thanks to Vintage&Lace‘s incredible vision and talent. But one of my favorite parts of this day isn’t something that could be planned — it’s the bluebonnet flowers, which surrounded Heritage House and made for the most beautiful photos. Luckily, Loft Photography LLC was there to capture it all for us in The Vault!

From Loft PhotographyAmanda and Craig are Austinites through and through, but recently made the move to California for work. It was only appropriate that they came back to tie the knot in the Texas hill country just outside the city they love, complete with a What-a-burger groom’s cake!

Their wedding day was sweet as could be with gorgeous blue tones weaved throughout, and perfectly pink florals by Petal Pushers as a lovely contrast. And it just so happened that the hills were blanketed with bluebonnets for their day – the prettiest backdrop for these two!

Photography: Loft Photography LLC | Event Planning: Vintage&Lace | Wedding Dress: Unbridaled | Cakes: Classic Cakes by Lori | Stationery: Mint Julep Paperie | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Jewelry: Bead It Austin | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Unbridaled | Catering: Whim Hospitality | Hair + Makeup: Flair Austin | DJ: Greenbelt DJ | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Groomsmen Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Heritage House | Bridal Boutique: Unbridaled | Floral Design + Rentals: Petal Pushers | Hair Accessories: Unbridaled | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Veil: Etsy

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Every Spring Wedding Trend You Need to Know

Top knot, organic arrangements, marbled moments, rose quartz, embroidered gown, copper details – we could go on, but we’ll let the gallery do the talking. Kate Rose Creative Group has created a day filled with every single wedding trend you need to see this season, Emilie Anne Photography captured it all to share. See it all in The Vault!

From Kate Rose Creative GroupWe love flowers and man, the flowers were over the top! Lush flowers with a gorgeous palette of blushes, creams, and copper tones. Emilie Anne Photography shot the shoot with film and the images turned out gorgeous! We love the simplicity of the white backdrop and the subtle touches of marble. The marbled cake was accented with greenery on the wall, and a soft sequined linen finished the look. With the flowers being the focus, we of course had a flower ring around the bottom of the cake. Speaking of flower rings, we had a seating area with flower wreaths to accent the stunning lounge area, finished off with a cowhide rug and blushed pillows. The dress was a gorgeous dress with blush undertones and the florist killed it with the large, lush, flowy bouquet.

We wanted to incorporate all of our favorite trends in this shoot and we did just that! We love the texture of marble, the soft color palette of the blush and peach tones, with touches of pink and the pop of character that the copper adds.

For the Bride’s look, we went with simplicity for hair and make up, with a simple dress shape, that had detailed lace to die for, along with blush undertones. We really loved how well this look went with the large, over sized, lush bouquet. The bouquet had a lot of movement in it’s shape and we couldn’t have loved it more!

For the groom’s look, we went simple. Sometimes simple is just better. A black and grey bowtie, tied in the look of the shoot. We kept with the traditional black and white attire.

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Photography: Emilie Anne Photography | Wedding Dress: Mon Cheri | Event Planning + Design: Kate Rose Creative Group | Floral Design: Bouquets Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Georgios Bridal Salon | Cake:Simply Delicious Custom Cakes | Stationery: Studio W Designs | Hair + Makeup: Divaz Fabula | Venue:Prospect House | Model: Abby Dosa | Model: Preston Rosebrock | Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Visual Lyrics

This Wedding Takes Southern Chic to an Entirely New Level

This wedding right here?  It’s my happy place.  A perfect mix of rustic and romantic, all set against the breathtaking Creek Haus in Texas Hill Country.  From the insanely gorgeous florals crafted by Petal Pushers to that stunning Monique Lhuillier gown to the Southern-inspired treats of Crave Catering. Ready for an entire world of beautiful inspiration? See it all captured by Jenna McElroy in THE VAULT.

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Doug and Rocki have always had a love for adventure. After living in the Cayman Islands for three years together, their love for nature and the outdoors only grew stronger.

As a native Texan, Rocki has always had a love for the unique beauty and quaintness of the Texas Hill Country. Doug and Rocki wanted their wedding to encompass a rustic shabby chic feel which The Creek Haus, in the little town of Dripping Springs, was just what they were looking for.

The Creek Haus property is absolutely stunning! It has everything from a wooden alter made from distressed wood overlooking a creek with the rolling Texas hills painted in the background, to a rustic shabby chic indoor venue which the architecture was inspired after an elegant barn. They both fell in love with the fact that the property was able to capture both a whimsical and romantic feel with still keeping its Texas charm.

Their inspiration was to keep the natural rustic beauty of the property by using a neutral color palette with pops of burgundy and rust to tie into the Fall season. The decor was designed by Petal Pushers who did an undeniably beautiful job bringing their vision to life. They used assorted cylinder glass candles and mixed gold mercury votives to create an elegant antique feel with lots of greenery and cascading floral for a romantic feel. The floral design was like a dream which consisted of a lush mix of in peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and dark berries.

Doug and Rocki have are both huge foodies and two very important thing to us was making sure their guests had happy bellies and great music to groove to. Crave Catering served up a finger licking reception dinner of bison chili and shrimp grits just to name a few of the top hits. Doug searched everywhere for the perfect band for their guests to dance the night away and The Royal Dukes kept our guests on their feet all night long. They chose Jenna McElroy for their photographer to capture some of the best candid moments and the most memorable day.

Doug and Rocki feel every aspect of their wedding encompassed everything they wanted and is truly a day they will never forget!

Photography: Jenna McElroy | Cinematography: Lizama Videography | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Simon Lee Bakery | Invitations: Smock | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Crave Catering | Hair + Makeup: Urban Betty | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Bridal Boutique: Joan Pillow Bridal | Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints

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