Almost any wedding at Austin’s Barr Mansion is going to be a winner, especially when it’s photographed by the incomparable Alixann Loosle Photography. But when you add in a reception with mood lighting and a bride wearing a purple patterned Zac Posen gown, I’m going to be floored. Take special note of Kaki and Robbie’s ceremony under the trees – one of our favorites this year.

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From the bride, Kaki: We wanted a Soulful and Spiritual gathering of friends and family witnessing and supporting us in the commitment of our vows and celebration. It was a non traditional wedding celebration, marching to the beat of our own drums and our day was a true reflection of just that. Our theme was Victorian Vogue. Oriental rugs, church pews, religious candles etc… Evoked the feeling of a catholic cathedral, set amongst the trees. No color scheme.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Plan and save for last minute spending FRENZIES! Oh, and enjoy it, the day entirely. Take a moment to look around you, surrounded by your friends and family, and cherish that moment. It goes by so very very quickly.

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Wedding Music:
Groom and Family Processional: “Over the Rainbow,” IZ
Bride’s Processional: “Holocene,” Bon Iver
Recessional: “Ho, Hey” The Lumineers
First Dance: “Hold You in My Arms,” Ray Lamontagne

Wedding Location: Austin, TX / Photographer: Alixann Loosle Photography / Florist: STEMS / Wedding Venue: Barr Mansion / Coordinator: Elyse Shumsky with Barr Mansion / Venue Staging and Design: Dressings / Wedding Dress: Zac Posen via Neiman Marcus / Groom’s Attire: Zegna via Neiman Marcus / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / DJ: Greenbelt DJ Productions / Wedding Invitations: Page Stationery

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  • Vanessa on January 27, 2014

    Very pretty... love the dramatic tone of this wedding!
  • Wedding planner in Kolkata on January 27, 2014

    This ceremony is never forgetful. It's a gorgeous because Party All Night!
  • Beautiful Bridal on January 24, 2014

    I shouldn't be surprised that a gown that beautiful was made by my favorite designer, Zac Posen. Twenty years from now their guests will still be talking about that gorgeous dress!
  • Suzie on January 20, 2014

    Oh what a gorgeous couple! I love it when couples do things their own way, especially in the dress department. Wow.
  • Durban wedding videographer on January 19, 2014

    That dress!! Beyond beautiful
  • Tagaytay Weddings on January 18, 2014

    First time I saw a wedding gown like that. Cute :)
  • Emily Heizer Photography on January 17, 2014

    That dress is so crazy cool- I LOVE the flowers!!
  • Beane and Company on January 17, 2014

    Love this!! Beautiful Wedding...and I love it when a bride steps outside the box like this. Her dress is beautiful.
  • Elaine Kendall on January 17, 2014

    What a gorgeous ceremony!

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