We could admire ceremony backdrops day after day (well I guess, it’s lucky we already do!) and Caitlin and Matt’s laidback Texas wedding is definitely one to add to our list. Their ceremony featured rustic chic French doors with climbing greenery and violet petals dotted throughout. We’re loving the way they turned the traditional order of events for a wedding on its head + created a day that’s entirely theirs.
Brittany Jean Photography captures all the sweet details of this vintage meets modern Austin fete, and we’re pretty in love with what’s on display.
Dusty roses, gold accents and the perfect modern invites from Paper Place.
Lush blooms from The Heirloom Table are EVERYWHERE in this al fresco celebration. And y’all, they never disappoint!
Feathers and Frosting lays out a confection that almost seems too good to be true. We love the way this couple said cake before dinner because… #adulting.
Tracy Collins Events charms us all with her ability to weave fine art decor with Southern backyard bbq vibes.
Weather Up played host to the “reception” for the evening, though “fun and fancy free party between close knit friends” might be a better description of the evening.
From the bride: Our wedding planner likes to joke she planned three weddings for us. Chalk it up to being indecisive or maybe we were just dragging our feet, but it took some time to settle on how our wedding day would come together. We knew we wanted a very small, intimate ceremony and a larger celebration afterward but it wasn’t until our close friend offered her beautiful home for the first part of the day that it all felt right. Being in a place that we were familiar with streamlined our planning and made us feel at ease, which was important to us both.
We built in time between the ceremony and leaving for the celebration to have cake, snacks and drinks with the family and friends at the ceremony. Our siblings gave touching toasts and we had a little extra pocket of our day to just relax before the rest of the night flew by.
For the celebration, we wanted to make it feel as little like a traditional wedding as possible. We rented out one of our favorite cocktail bars, created signature cocktails and brought in some authentic Texas fare for our guests. String lights donned the space peppered with whimsical floral arrangements and lyrics to our favorite songs in calligraphy donned the tables. The night was very laid back – toasts from bridal party, first dance and father/daughter dance were the only “traditional” formalities. The rest of the evening was pure party – the dance floor was packed all night. We even changed into cocktail attire after an hour to better enjoy the night. Looking back on it, I would definitely echo the sentiments of nearly every guest: “Best. Party. Ever.” My advice to any bride? Do you. It’s so easy to get caught up in the gorgeous images and little details, but if it’s not a reflection of you two as a couple, it won’t resonate the same with you or your guests. Pick three things that are the most important to you and let everything else just fall into place.
Photography: Brittany Jean Photography
Event Planning: Tracy Collins Events
Floral Design: The Heirloom Table
Reception Venue: Weather Up
Wedding Dress: Melange Bridal
Hair and Makeup Artist: Gloss Beauty Boutique
Groom’s Suit: Soto & Co
Cake: Feathers and Frosting
Catering: Rudy’s and Taco Deli
Rentals: Bee Lavish and Marquee Rentals
Signage and Menus: E+B Creative
Lighting: Austin Event Lighting
DJ: Hill Country DJ
Invitations: Paper Place
Film Lab: Photovision Prints