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Pulling off a Crazy Gorgeous Outdoor Wedding with 100% Chance of Rain

We are in a Southern Weddings state of mind today. It started with a chat about the best Southern wedding traditions and now we’re diving into a Texas celebration that blows it out of the water in terms of elegance and grace. And all with a forecast that called for 100% chance of rain! Draped in florals by Bristol Lane Florals and all the pretty images you could possibly dream of by Michelle Boyd Photography, have a look at Southern elegance done so, so right.

From the Photographer… Gabriella and Eric may have met by accident – she thought he was someone else at a party! – but their love grew immediately on purpose. They’ve lived and worked in New York for a while now, Gabriella a model and Eric a brand manager, but decided to return to Gabriella’s home state of Texas for the big day.

Here in Texas, we are no strangers to the fickleness of the weather. The happy couple planned their September outdoor ceremony and as the days grew closer, they never batted an eye- even though the forecast said 100% chance of rain! As preparations began for the day, the decision was made to keep with Plan A and just wait it out… And we are SO glad we did! It may have been a monsoon for the hours leading up to the ceremony, but neither Gabriella nor Eric showed any concern or worry. Their incredible florists worked – IN the rain – to prepare their ceremony installation, and just before the guests arrived the sun came out and dried the ground with a vengeance. Gabriella surrounded herself with the sweetest bridesmaids and “bridesmen”, and Eric’s family flew from across the world to celebrate their sweet union. What a sweet and wonderful day it was!

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Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Floral Design: Bristol Lane Florals | Cake: Sweet Treets | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan | Hair & Makeup: Makenzi Laine | DJ: Look No Further Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: The Winfield Inn

Lush Garden Wedding With Greens Galore!

If you’re the kind of bride who dreams of lush, organic florals, or of an utterly romantic gown to take your groom’s breath away…this wedding is for you. Set it Kyle, Texas, it’s an outdoor affair designed by Westcott Weddings and captured by Michelle Boyd behind the camera. Alex Widmer crafted the film and you can press “play” below!

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From Michelle Boyd PhotographyEven though Meredith & Gregg’s wedding day was threatened by April showers, the clouds held back until the covered reception began, and their smiles never stopped from dawn until rainy dusk!! They are a couple so intent on loving and honoring each other well, and serving their families with such humility, that their wedding was an absolute joy to be a part of. Westcott Weddings designed and planned everything to a T, and it couldn’t have fallen together more perfectly!

Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Cinematography: Alex Widmer | Event Planning + Design: Westcott Weddings | Floral Design: Clementine Botanical Art | Cake: Feathers and Frosting | Invitations: J.RoCro Arts + Letters | Catering: The Winfield Inn | Makeup: Rae Cosmetics | Hair: Simply Mandy | Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Ceremony Music: Bride's Brother & Friends | Transportation: R&R Transportation | Venue: The Winfield Inn | Accent Furniture Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Cake Stands: Melody's Joy | Cigar Roller: Bobalu | Cocktail Hour Mariachi Band: Mariachi Amor | Linen Rentals, Stage, Draping Rentals: Marquee Event Group | Napkins: BBJ Linen | Reception Chairs: Sweet Sunday Events

Elegant + Romantic Garden Wedding

One scroll through this garden fete and I’m all smiles. Why? Just look at the love between these two! It’s couples like this that make our hearts go pitter patter, and with Laura Leslie behind the lens it’s sure to get yours racing. Overflowing with sentimental details, from the cake topper to the ceremonial arch, one peek at the gorgeous gallery and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear. See it all here!

From the beautiful Bride… Two special details come to mind because they were so personal: First was the arch we stood under during our ceremony was envisioned and created by my dad and a couple of other very talented friends… adding a very sentimental touch to our ceremony. The second was a gift from my older sister; a unique spin on the cake topper. She gave us a custom made cake topper the day before our wedding, featuring a clay version of Bryan and myself, a replica of the photo that we used for our save the date. The picture was originally taken in front of a wall in Austin, Tx the weekend of our engagement. I loved that this particular photo was close by throughout our entire wedding.

We used a friend’s hot sauce, “Hotlanta” as a wedding favor. Bryan and I both share a love for anything spicy and thought this was also a great way to pay homage to the city we call home.

The most stressful part of planning was finding the perfect venue. We knew that we wanted to have a wedding within the city, yet I had always imagined myself getting married outdoors (and was unwilling to let go of that image). Bryan and I also wanted to be able to have both our ceremony and reception at the same location. That being said, we scoured the city for venues that would allow us to have both a garden-like ceremony, with also having to be large enough to accommodate all of our guests and at the same time, fit within our budget. After a long, painstaking search we stumbled upon Callanwolde which was the perfect fit for us.

Photography: Laura Leslie Photography | Videography : Just Peachy Pictures | Event Planner : B. Moore Events | Florist : On Occasions of Atlanta | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Cake: Sweet Caroline's Cakes | Invitations: Kelly Luther | Catering: Highland Bakery | Hair : Kyle | DJ : D Street Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center | Accessories : BHLDN

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Romantic Outdoor Wedding at The Winfield Inn

It’s pretty much impossible to not get swept up in the romance of a wedding like this. Complete with flower crowns and flowing dresses, sprawling centerpieces and one charming inn, there’s a wealth of pretty moments and believe it or not, we’re just getting started. The Nichols told the whole story of the day, and it’s all waiting to unfold right here.

From The Nichols… The Winfield Inn, an historic venue with grounds full of 100-year old live oak trees, was such a lovely setting for this stylish couple’s wedding day. Reneé and Hugh personalized their wedding through all of their thoughtful details; I loved the Kraft paper table runners paired with feminine florals and modern, numbered water bottles.

But I think we can all agree that Renee’s delicate dress, paired with her Chloe ballet slippers, stole the show. Stunning! I adore both Reneé and Hugh’s wedding day style. Such a fashion-forward couple!

From the Bride… The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas served as the backdrop to the commitment ceremony that Hugh and I dreamed of! We wanted our BIG DAY to incorporate some of the traditions of a wedding and fuse that with the more contemporary concepts of a commitment ceremony. To that end, I wore the most magnificent Jenny Packam Azalea dress with a sweet flower crown and joined my partner for life in the walk down the aisle to join 115 of our dearest friends and family to celebrate our love for one another. The ceremony was a testament to the values we share as Hugh and I wrote our entire ceremony, including our vows, and at the moment when we joined hands I knew this was the best decision I had ever made.

In planning our celebration our goal was to create a vintage, chic vibe that allowed our guests to enjoy the wonderful scenery the Winfield Inn had to offer. This look was achieved by mixing our own vintages pieces with some great find from Loot Vintage Rentals, and Stems Floral Design flower arrangements provided the perfect final touch. Our guests enjoyed the outdoor photo booth provided by Booth 66 and the custom backdrop by The Pink Pen and had an amazing night dancing to a variety of tunes DJ’ed by my brother Stuart.

The memories of this most amazing day were captured by the talented The Nichols and my dear friend Luke McKibben with Lukrative Visual Products. Hugh and I couldn’t have planned a better day and are in more in love today than yesterday!

Photography: The Nichols | Floral Design: Stems Floral Design + Event Styling | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: LoveBirds Sweets | Bride's Shoes: Chloe | Venue: The Winfield Inn | Donuts: Red Rabbit Co-op | Photo Booth: Booth66 | Photo Booth Design: The Pink Pen | Videographers: Lukrative Visual | Vintage Furniture: Loot Vintage Rentals

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Kyle Wedding at the Inn Above Onion Creek

Planning a Texas wedding all the way from England isn’t exactly what I would call an easy task, but for this stunning bride and groom it was one that came together seamlessly.  I’m talking an awesome team of vendors, fabulous friends + family and romantic rainy day weather all coming together to create one seriously dreamy affair.  See it all captured by Geoff Duncan right here.

From the Bride… After Jon and I got engaged in January 2013, there was initially a lot of back and forth over where the actual wedding would take place. Jon is from the south coast of England, and I’m from Texas, and even though people kept telling us that it was our wedding so we should have it in the place that makes us happiest, we didn’t want it to be really difficult for all of our family and friends to make it. We eventually decided that it made more sense to have it in Texas as I have SUCH a large family – and at the time we thought we would definitely get better weather (yeah right!) and be able to have the wedding outdoors. Plus, a couple of Jon’s English friends told us we’d “better not have it in the UK” – they wanted to “go somewhere exotic, like Texas!”

Jon and I both knew we didn’t want to have the wedding in a big city – so Dallas, where I’m originally from, was ruled out pretty quickly. Our wedding location and theme inspiration actually came from one of Jon’s groomsmen’s weddings that we attended together the first weekend I moved to the UK in early 2011. Their wedding was up in the Scottish Highlands – the most uninhabited, wildest, remotest area you could imagine. We flew into Glasgow, rented a car, and drove another 3 hours north into the middle of nowhere. Most of the people attending the wedding were staying in the same hotel (or nearby) for the whole weekend and it was this (probably hundreds of years old) stone building overlooking a beautiful lake. The quaint old church was just up the road – and funnily enough – it POURED before, during and after their whole ceremony – sounds familiar. It was really romantic though during the ceremony because we were all huddled in this warm little church with the wind and rain howling outside. We really liked the idea of doing a similar thing where everyone was staying in the same area and it was out in the countryside – and we could all spend the weekend together. We thought we’d be safe from the rain in Texas summer though – we didn’t expect Scotland weather!

Planning the wedding in Texas from London did NOT prove to be an easy task. At first I thought I was on top of things – I wasn’t working and I was able to get most of my big vendors booked. But then I got a new job in July and that’s when things became really difficult. I underestimated how many little details there would be – but luckily for me – my mom and dad really pulled together and helped out – a lot. I found a lot of my ideas for the little details on Pinterest (as you do) and found the materials I needed to do them on Etsy. I would order everything I needed for one of my ideas and then try to work with my mom to see how it could get done. The mason jars were one example – I ordered 100 mason jars, labels, straws, etc and had them shipped to mom. Then I got mom to pass the labels to my invite girl (who is AMAZING by the way) and she had everyone’s names printed on the labels and gave them back to mom who stuck them on the jars. And so most of the little details were done that way! I don’t think I could have done it all without all of the amazing help I had – mom, dad, my coordinator and other amazing vendors.

Jon and I flew into Dallas the week before the wedding to help finish up some things before the day and to get used to the horrible time change. The wedding weekend started in Austin on the Thursday before because the Inn Above Onion Creek required the whole hotel was rented out for all three nights. It ended up working out great though and gave me an extra night to spend with all of my family and Jon’s friends in one place. The whole weekend was really special (obviously the actual wedding night was the best!), but it was amazing not only having all of our loved ones in one spot, but watching how well they all got along and how much fun everyone seemed to be having.

The whole week leading up to the wedding, Jon and I had been nervously checking the forecast every five minutes. Unfortunately, a rainy forecast would just NOT go away for the actual wedding day, but it kept jumping from 20% to 50% and back to 20% – total torture. EVERYONE kept saying “Ohhh don’t worry! It’s definitely not going to rain. It never does – probably will be clear skies!” SO it was really not stressful at all when three hours before the ceremony, the worst rain I’ve seen in years rolled in (well that could partly be because it only drizzles in London) but literally the sky was falling. I was probably a delight to be around during that time. Luckily as I said before – I had amazing vendors that were able to keep everything together (while I was a mess) and everything turned out beautifully. The rain stopped for the ceremony (thankfully!) and the skies even cleared which provided a beautiful backdrop for all of the group pictures. Everything seemed to be flowing smoothly and we had SO much fun talking to everyone and dancing towards the end of the night.

We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out – it was literally everything we could have hoped for. We only felt like it flew by way too fast!

Photography: Geoff Duncan | Cinematography: Second Generation | Coordination: Style And Grace Events | Cake: The Cupcake Bar | Stationery: Love And Wit Paper Co. | Hair & Makeup: Erica Gray | DJ: Hill Country DJ | Officiant: LET’S DO IT VOWS | SARAH REED, OFFICIANT | Alcohol: Spec's | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Inn Above Onion Creek | Mixologists: Bar Divas | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Iron Cactus 6th Street | Rentals: Illusions Rentals

Texas Wedding at The Winfield Inn from Chelsey Schrader Photography

This lovely lady is a SMP Bride through and through. With her careful attention to detail and love of pink, pink and more pink – her wedding had us at hello. It only takes one look at her oh-so-pretty day by Chelsey Schrader Photography  to see why we feel in love with every single image sitting in this gallery – and you can do the same, right here.


From the Bride… While many people will tell you that “rain on your wedding day is good luck”, when I awoke on my big day to find grey and dreary skies threatening our outdoor ceremony, I was not thrilled. Yet as the day went on, the sun struggled to peak out from behind the clouds, and by the time I was about to walk down the aisle, I was greeted by a bright, cheery sky that seemed to be fueled by my own excitement.

As we had guests traveling from far and wide–many from California (where the groom and I went to college) and Kansas (where the groom is originally from)–we wanted to make their trip to our wedding completely effortless. Each decision we made for our big day was fueled by trying to give our guests the best possible experience. In that vein, we hired vintage trolley cars to transport our guests from Downtown Austin to Kyle, we had water and lemonade waiting for guests pre-ceremony, stocked the bathrooms with sunscreen and bug spray, and had specialty cocktails and wine awaiting the guests on their stroll to cocktail hour.

But beyond comfort, I also took on several DIY projects to give the day a personal touch. Each of our tables were named after a significant place or event in our relationship, and listed the story of the name on the table card; for example, some guests sat at a table named “Snuggie” (the first present my hubby ever gave me) or “Kebabalicious” (the food trailer we were eating at when we changed our Facebook status to “in a relationship”.) As we’re big fans of hosting game nights for our friends, we also incorporated that with custom cornhole boards and croquet during the cocktail hour. Guests also signed in on Jenga blocks instead of a traditional guestbook. Other small touches abounded, like personalized seed packet escort cards strung up on a lattice work clothes rack, individually made toss bags filled with lavender, and homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk in place of a groom’s cake.

All in all, it was a wonderful day, and one I will never forget, full of everyone we loved, countless smiles, and some (fairly awful) dance moves. When the limo pulled away at the end of the night, we got a text from our day of coordinator that it had JUST started raining at the venue, for the first time that day. I think, at the end, the rain just couldn’t stand up to all that love and happiness.

Photography: Chelsey Schrader Photography | Floral Design: Wild Bunches | Wedding Dress: Mori Lee | Cake: Cakes by Kathy | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Hair and Makeup: Method Salon | Men's Attire: Indochino | Transportation: Carey of Austin | Wedding Venue: The Winfield Inn | Bridal Jewelry: TEJANI | Bridesmaids Fashion: Alfred Angelo | Bridesmaids Jewelry: Kendra Scott Jewelry | Day of Coordinator: Brass Tacks Events | Programs: Minted | Reception Band: Groove Knight

Kyle Wedding at the Winfield Inn from Sunny 16 Photography

This couple? I love them. Truly, honestly, want to be their best friend – love them. After one peek at the lovely Bride’s description below and I realized why this wedding captured by Sunny 16 Photography looked so “them” – it was planned by them. Both of them, hand in hand making it a detail-filled love fest everything they both wanted, and that just warmed my heart. The result is one gorgeous (and fun) fête, and you can see it all here.

From the Bride… Geoff and I both have backgrounds in theater and design, so we had an advantage on the initial planning of our wedding in that we know how to create a beautiful setting and work cohesively with each other. Geoff, from the get-go, was not going to be one of those grooms who let me decide and do everything, and I never liked the idea that our wedding was “MY day”, it was OUR day and it was important to me that we make decisions-yes, even linen colors-together.  

Geoff and I started off our wedding designing process by attempting to fit everything into a category, “Southern Romance” as both of us have roots in the south. When we were choosing fonts and cups, pictures and flowers, everything had to fit into this theme or it was out. We also had to remind ourselves that more than just a party that we happened to be getting married at, we wanted our wedding to be a celebration and demonstration of commitment and love joined by God and undone by no one. Ever.

Even though Geoff and I were making decisions completely together, there were two mainstays that I envisioned as a little girl that I could not let go. One, my dad was going to marry us (his dad is also an ordained minister, so we had both of them participate in the ceremony) and two, we got married outside. Both worked out magnificently, even though August in Texas is pretty brutal.

I had read a blog where the bride’s advice was to “let go of the details” but that just wasn’t going to work for us as a couple, who relishes in the tiny moments and details. On the big day, both of us knew about the little things, even if others didn’t know how much time we’d put into things. A lot of them didn’t work out so well, but I don’t think we cared. One of my details was along the aisle, I created jars with tiny LED lights in them like fireflies. Unfortunately it was too bright and they were lost, but I liked having them there.

As far as personal details, I was wearing my maternal grandmother’s necklace, my paternal grandmother’s cameo from her great grandmother and my great grandmother’s earrings as shoe clips. I had a lot of woman power with me.

I let my bridesmaids choose their own dresses, which turned out perfectly in the end but for a while was a pain in the butt because of all the options! My last tiny detail that also may have been lost to the crowd (but not to me) was each of my bridesmaid’s bouquets had a ribbon around them with their own quote from a favorite movie or book. Mine was from The Princess Bride.

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Wedding Photography: Sunny 16 Photography | Wedding Venue: The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas | Floral Design: Courtney Landers Events | Pie: Texas Pie Company | Wedding Dress: Blue Bridal Boutique | Hair: Laura Wyrtzen from Jco Salon and Company

Hill Country Wedding at Inn Above Onion Creek from Geoff Duncan

This rustic + elegant Hill Country wedding from Geoff Duncan has me seriously wishing I’d gotten an invitation myself!  The couple rented out the Inn Above Onion Creek for their guests to stay and enjoy the weekend, giving family + friends a chance to experience a true taste of Texas! From start to finish, this one’s good…real good! Meet me in the full gallery to see it all.

From the Bride… Evan proposed to me outside, in the Texas countryside so it seems fitting that we spend our special day in the Hill Country, outside under the Texas sky. We knew we wanted a very intimate wedding with close family and friends. The Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas was the perfect setting to accomplish this. We rented the entire Inn and guest houses which are nestled on 100 acres of land with sweeping views of the Texas Hill Country. The property truly felt like our own Texas Hill Country Oasis. 

Our theme was rustic elegance with Navy and Copper being the two focal colors. Copper lanterns, mercury glass candleholders, and subtle peacock designs were integrated into our décor. Our DIY décor was a labor of love for the entire family. From my mother making our beautiful table arrangements with Sola wood flowers and peacock feathers, to my grandmother hand stringing Sola wood flower garland for the oak tree, and my uncle hand carving the wedding sign on wood from our family Inn.

We wanted our loved ones to experience a little taste of Texas. Our guests were welcomed with a bottle of Texas wine in their suites. Ghost pepper chocolate truffles made from a local chocolatier, glass spice jars filled with Salt Lick BBQ seasoning, homemade spiced nuts, and lavender seed sachets were all part of our guests Texas goodie bags.

Evan and I chose a sweeping oak in the garden for the backdrop to exchange our hand written vows. We were drawn to the oak trees symbolism of strength, endurance and deep roots so it seemed fitting to unite under its canopy among our loved ones. Our hope was that the reception would feel like our own backyard party with a relaxed, fun vibe. Our guests dined under the tent outfitted with globe lights while the Inn’s dog and cats sat looking from the large porch. Evan and I have a passion for live music so it was a priority to find an amazing live band. With the help of Geoff, our photographer, we found Tiffany Christopher Band, complete with stand-up bass. The band learned and played all our favorite music from Ray Lamontagne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros “Home”, to our first dance song “Lovely Tonight” by Joshua Radin. The band kept our friends and family dancing on the Inn’s porch until the end of the night. The day was beyond perfect and Evan and I felt truly blessed being able to share our special day with all our loved ones.

Wedding Photography: Geoff Duncan / Second Photographer: Ryan Klintworth / Wedding Venue: Inn Above Onion Creek in Kyle, Texas  / Wedding Planner: Rachael Moise / Floral Design: Central Market / Linen Rental: Marquee Event Group / Band: Tiffany Christopher Band / Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera / Hair + Makeup: Mindy Orsak

 

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Kyle Wedding at The Winfield Inn from The Bird & The Bear Photography

If you don’t already know how much we adore The Bird & The Bear, let me tell you.  It’s a lot.  A lot, a lot.  So much so, in fact, that after yesterday’s beyond adorable engagement session, we just could not wait to share another gorgeous gem from their arsenal.  This time, in the form of an uber-stunning rustic meets vintage affair at The Winfield Inn, which we’re referring to as a serious lesson in DIY perfection.  Or just plain awesome.  Either one.  Join us in the gallery for all of the pretty (there’s lots of it) and then stay tuned for a fabulous film from The Bird & The Bear (see why we love them?) below.

From The Bird & The Bear… Carisha & Jordan are just so awesome. They’re both ridiculously artistic and creative and almost every bit of their decor was DIY. They designed and hand letter pressed the invitations themselves. They also painted all the signs pointing to each location to match the fonts from the invitations. Carisha also made the table numbers! Jordan’s mother designed and made all the bunting, pillows and table runners. The most amazing piece was the amazing canvas with the painting of themselves they designed! All so beautiful and made with love. Their Austin wedding was a destination event years in the making, with everyone traveling in from California.

Wedding Photography + Cinematography: The Bird & The Bear / Wedding Venue: The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas / Event Planning: Jacki Payne from The Winfield Inn / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Art / Wedding Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery / Vintage Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

Austin Wedding from Day 7 Photography

I sometimes wish I had even an ounce of Texas charm (or owned a pair of cowboy boots for that matter) and that feeling is only heightened when I set my sights on a Texas fête as sweet as this one from Day 7 Photography! Centered around the couple’s love for open spaces and the outdoors, their wedding was a compilation of their favorite things shared perfectly with their favorite people! See the whole thing right here!

From the Bride… Ben and I wanted to create a sense of awe and wonder for our guests. Also, we wanted the wedding to be laid-back and relaxed to reflect our personalities … and for everyone to have fun. At the end of it all, we prayed that our friends and family would slow down and witness God as they witnessed our marriage. The country and hoedown theme came about because I’ve always connected wide open spaces, fields of green, wildflowers and dancing with the idea of being free. A beautiful country wedding was the perfect way of really enjoying marrying my best friend! Looking back, I think we did it this way as much for ourselves (we needed the reminder to slow down and be in awe and wonder) as we did for our guests. We were so blessed to be able to share our world with everyone.

For a special touch, we really wanted every guest to have their own personal mason jar to use throughout the wedding and to take home to remember the day by. This was a personal idea that I had from the beginning that I was adamant about sticking with. Ben and I had to go to over half a dozen different stores across three different cities to collect 200 of these exact jars we wanted! Another personal aspect was inviting our favorite local eateries and food trucks to cater our wedding! I didn’t care if this wasn’t traditional or very formal. I thought it was the best thing in the world that I could have my favorite foods shared with all my friends and family! During our planning, some friends commented that sushi, pizza, and pork belly wouldn’t match together very well, but I didn’t mind. :) We also had two-step lessons during cocktail hour, which came about because I told my friend Janie how much I wanted everyone to enjoy country dancing as much as I do (the theme/idea of sharing our lives with others). She suggested we help our guests by giving them lessons. We loved the idea! Lastly, I wanted to give each bridesmaid real cowboy boots as a gift because I believe that every girl should own her own pair of cowboy boots! They are such good quality and stay with you for a lifetime through many different seasons of life (like a forever friend).

Wedding Photography: Day 7 Photography / Wedding Venue: Texas Old Town in Kyle, Texas / Wedding Planning + Coordination: Nita Teng / Floral Design: DIY by the Wedding Party with Help from Nita Teng / Catering: Kome, East Side King + Mandola’s Italian Market / Bartending: Texas Ritas / Wedding Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop / Wedding Invitations: Designed by Victoria Liu + Printed by French Paper Company / Cornhole Game: DIY by the Couple’s Friend Nick / Gold Twine: Knot and Bow / Mason Jar Labels: CuteTape / Cow Photo Booth Prop: Trumpette / Wedding Dress: Designer Unknown / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair + Makeup: Studio Tilee / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Inspired by ASOS / Bridesmaids’ Boots: Cavender’s / Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Groomsmen’s Socks: Polo Ralph Lauren

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The Winfield Inn Wedding by Miranda Laine Photography

If you are in need of a little sweetness after the Super Bowl weekend you have certainly come to the right place.  This wedding by Miranda Laine Photography is sure to charm and bewitch you with its absolutely perfect mix of vintage and DIY details.  It’s no surprise that this crafty bride went on to become an event planner after her pretty, pretty nuptials.  See the entire adorable affair in the full gallery!

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To top it all of we have two delightful videos by Lizama Videography!

From the bride… I have loved anything and everything vintage for as long as I can remember, ESPECIALLY vintage pumps! I have a slight obsession for vintage Caressa heels, and I blame Etsy and the countless Austin thrift stores for supporting my habit. I wanted our wedding to have a sweet, vintage vibe and really showcase our love for each other. Instead of a first look, we decided to stand around the door from each other, holding hands. It was so sweet and intimate, and I am so glad our photographer convinced me that we still had enough time to do it. I don’t think we could have asked for a better photographer than Miranda Laine!

I wore an ivory, tea length Justin Alexander dress paired with an amazing pair of vintage Caressa heels, which I had dyed blue and added some fabulous bows to the back (I just ADORE bows…shown through my choice of a vintage bow brooch in my hair). I wore my grandmother’s garter (also worn by my mom) and handmade my pink tossing garter. To top it all off, I wore some vintage-style nylons with a back seam. After the ceremony, I changed from my blue pumps into my mom’s ivory wedding heels to dance the night away in comfort.

 I absolutely love being crafty…so I DIYed most of the décor. My mom and I spent hours and hours on over 150 feet of bunting that hung from the rafters of the pavilion. I also made bunting to label different areas like “CAKE,” “FIND YOUR TABLE,” etc. We made the escort cards from shipping tags with different color ribbons tied on the side and the table numbers were vintage wedding greeting cards I was lucky enough to find on eBay. I just had to have a typewriter as a guestbook and finally came across one while thrifting. My mom’s best friend was sweet enough to let me borrow some vintage suitcases for the card holder and candy buffet, which turned out absolutely fabulous! I DIYed the candy buffet with rock candy, old-fashioned candy sticks, saltwater taffy and anything I could find in pale blue, green or peach. All the “love” books used for centerpieces were found through thrifting (along with all the milk glass vases and teapots), and I bought books with each of our names in the title “Abigail Adams” and “The Jason Voyage” which were placed on the head table (and used in our engagement photos). I also found books with each of my bridesmaids’ names and gave them as bridesmaid gifts, along with homemade teacup candles. I wanted something sweet and different for my invitations, so my mom and I created an “old-fashioned book” invitation. My mom is an artist and hand drew the designs, and I used InDesign to build the wedding invitation suite. I also DIYed the wedding programs. Keeping with the book theme, I used old book pages from The Last Love to create the tossing petal containers. My save-the-dates were made from vintage-style handkerchiefs with ironed-on typography. And I can’t forget the red heart-shaped balloons that my bridesmaids and I filled with helium in the midst of makeup applications and hairdos. After planning my wedding, I realized I had found my true calling! I now work at the event planning and personal concierge firm The Simplifiers in Austin, Texas, as an event planner. We specialize in one-of-a-kind “non-traditional” weddings, making sure each one is unique to our clients’ personalities. No cookie cutter events allowed! I am absolutely head over heels in love with my job and my hubby!

Wedding Photography: Miranda Laine Photography / Wedding Cinematography: Lizama Videography / Wedding Venue: The Winfield Inn in Kyle, Texas / Florist: Last Petal / Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander (Style Number: 8465) / Bride’s Shoes: Vintage Caressa / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Nautica / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Affairs by Mori Lee / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Off Broadway / Bow Tie + Ties: Tux & Tulle / Wedding Cake + Cupcakes: Classic Cakes by Lori / Cheesecakes: Sweetish Hill Bakery / DJ: GGC Productions / Harpist: Elaine Barber / Hair: Amber Council of Felger & Friends Salon / Makeup: Clarissa Luna / Wedding Invitations: Andrea Barth (Bride’s Mother) + Bride / Heart-Shaped Balloons: Big Cat Party and Cake Supplies

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