Jessica and Vin’s wedding is a classic study on how to blend a couple’s style while still maintaining cohesiveness and ending up with a captivating wedding to boot. Sunny 16 Photography and Pollen Floral Design brought their A-game to this wedding day, which has fun animal figurines (lots of dinosaurs) and touches of peach and orange against a modern backdrop.

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

From the bride, Jessica: If you ask your fiance to help come up with wedding theme ideas, just be prepared for some strange recommendations: video games, superheroes… dinosaurs. Vin & I really wanted the evening to be elegant and romantic, yet still reflect our playful personalities. Dinosaurs, which Vin has loved and collected since childhood, ended up being a whimsical and irreverent way of adding our own personal touch to the evening. We gilded plastic toy dinos (and other animals) with gold paint to serve as escort cards. Our guests loved them so much that at the end of the night, we found many of them creatively arranged in our florals, while others eventually found their way into our friends’ homes.

bridal accessories - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

cute first looks - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

cute first looks - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridesmaid bouquets - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

orange bridesmaid dresses - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bride and groom - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ranunculus bouquet - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ceremony setup - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridal processional - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding ceremony - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding ceremony - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

ceremony recessionals - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

best day ever - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bride and groom - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Our amazing florist incorporated concrete glass terrariums with colored geodes into our table arrangements, adding a “prehistoric” flavor. We designed and printed our own seating numbers and chart with small animal silhouettes, but used clean fonts and gold accents throughout to keep things classy. My sister & brother in law–both architects–helped lasercut large signs out of plexiglass for professional-looking signage. As a surprise at the end of the night, our friends even took it upon themselves to decorate the getaway car as a Jurassic Park jeep, complete with claw mark decals down the side!

seating charts - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

seating charts - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

peach wedding ideas - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

wedding signs - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

bridal bouquets - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

modern place setting - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

coral centerpieces - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Toward the end of the evening, we snuck away from the festivities for a brief moment to take everything in (highly recommended!). Personalizing and planning the wedding remotely from NY was a TON of work, but it was worth it to see all the small details come together … and to see our most beloved friends and family having an incredible time celebrating and dancing up a storm.

peach wedding details - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

modern wedding menu - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

romantic wedding inspiration - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

peach wedding details - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

first dances - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist

Modern Austin Wedding with a Playful Twist - photo by Sunny 16 Photography http://ruffledblog.com/modern-austin-wedding-with-a-playful-twist


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Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Sunny 16 Photography / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design / Day-Of Coordination: Alicia Collins / Venue: Villa Del Lago / Wedding Dress: Watters / Hair: Tammie Garcia / Makeup: Adore Make-Up Boutique & Salon / Caterer: Rosemary’s Catering / Cookies and Ice Cream: Tiff’s Treats / Pies: Rosemary’s Catering / DJ: Mike Marischen, Live Oak DJ / Videographer: Kenny Wu

8 comments
  • Beautiful setting and beautiful colours, it seems like a wedding in Tuscany or in the Mediterranean Coast!!!!

  • Love the pops of color! The event signage is really cute too.

  • Wayne Huang

    Extremely beautiful !!

  • Sarah

    What a gorgeous wedding! I would love to know where the bridesmaid dresses are from – the pleats are amazing!

  • What a fun looking couple. Such great details in this wedding.

  • Very unique bridesmaids dresses! A long tablescape looks good!

  • Love it !
    Very unique and beautiful!

  • rachael

    Absolutely fun and beautiful wedding. i know this is an older post, but will you share where ordered the bridesmaids dresses from