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Oh goodness, are you ever in for a treat today. I swear, it’s as though someone popped into my dreams and pulled out my favorite ideas and decor elements and put them right into a wedding! Not only that, but our couple (Lindsey and Jim) hired an absolutely All-Star team to put everything together, including Two Pair Photography, Bird Dog Wedding, and Pollen Floral Art. Let’s jump in!

pincushion bouquets - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

From the bride, Lindsey: We originally wanted to do the party-at-which-you-happen-to-get-married vibe, and we’re both still a bit surprised that we went a more traditional route! But keeping that sentiment in mind while planning, we didn’t over think things — just chose things we love. Like ice cream cookies. And succulents. And stiff drinks. Style-wise, we wanted our wedding to be pretty minimal, modern, architectural. And then we found this amazing converted cement plant in the hill country, complete with corrugated metal, farm tables, and donkeys. So it sort of became a study in contrasts.

austin wedding venue - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

graphic wedding invitations - photo by Two Pair Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

low bun bridal hair - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

colorful boutonniere - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

unique guest book - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

pincushion bouquets - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding
Bouquet recipe: Grey succulents, warm red pincushion protea, white ranunculus, white hydrangea, grey dusty miller, gray brunia berries, gray kalanchoe.

reserved ceremony seats - photo by Two Pair Photography - http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

ceremony wedding space - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

paper lantern ceremony - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

whimsical wedding ceremony - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

indoor wedding ceremony - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

ceremony recessional - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

We decided to go with mostly neutral tones – greys and golds and cool minty green – offset with small pops of bright red. I loved the idea of a bright color against warm wood backgrounds, and our wedding planner Emily Leach made these cool geometric paper favors that held macarons and doubled as table numbers. I DIYed the programs and menus and signs, and let the floral designer work her magic with succulents and terrariums. Originally we were going to have the wedding outside, and a last-minute rain threat brought us inside the giant screened-in porch. Instead of hanging our paper lanterns individually, Emily bunched them into a bold bouquet. It was great to let the industrial architecture (and the rustic hill country landscape) be the backdrop.

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

yarn wedding centerpieces - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern wedding reception - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

geometric favor boxes - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

colorful centerpieces - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

wedding signs - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Choose three things that mean a lot to you (for us it was maybe the venue, the music, the photos), and don’t sweat the rest. It’s gonna be great. Also, don’t get too drunk at your party the night before, no matter how much sense it seems to make at the time. Oh! And hire a wedding coordinator, at least for the day-of. There’s so much to think about, and it felt great to leave the decision-making to someone else and just enjoy the day.

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

simple wedding decor - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

unique reception centerpiece - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

tented wedding reception - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

first dance - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

reception desserts - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding

modern austin wedding - photo by Two Pair Photography http://ruffledblog.com/the-plant-at-kyle-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Just Like Heaven,” The Cure
Recessional: “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Fats Waller
Cocktail Hour: 60s honky-tonk mix by groom
Intro to reception: “Kiss,” Prince
First Dance: “Vid Spilum Endalaust,” Sigur Ros
Father/daughter Dance: “In Dreams,” Roy Orbison
Dancing: A mix of retro soul, nostalgic hip-hop, indie electro

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Two Pair Photography / Event Planning, Decor, and Favors: Bird Dog Wedding / Floral Design: Pollen Floral Art / Venue: The Plant at Kyle / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Hair: Jeni Hoover / Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Anthropologie / Caterer and Bartending: Pink Avocado / Ice Cream and Desserts: Cool Haus / Macarons: Hello! Macaron / Alcohol: Twin Liquors / Ceremony Band: Doug Anthony / Reception Band: Learning Secrets / Additional Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events / Officiant: Spike Gillespie / Transportation and Parking: Austin Charter Services / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods Design: Bride / Invitation Letterpress: Shepherd Letterpress

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