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Allie and Tim’s Austin wedding weekend was a “celebration of family, friendship and love.” Held at  The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria, the ceremony capitalized on the the lush gardens of the location with graphic white florals by Wild Poppy and pops of green in the tablescape accents. Keeping the color palette simple created an edited elegance that we’re totally loving and you can see all the details in these images by Julie Wilhite Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Tim and I are both from Kansas, and most of our guests traveled from the chilly Midwest so we wanted to make the weekend feel like a fun vacation. From the welcome party at a hip East Austin watering hole on Friday, to the champagne toast during the ceremony, and Rainey Street brunch for the Sunday farewell, everything was a celebration of family, friendship and love.

We especially cherish the ceremony & reception venue, Laguna Gloria. Not only is it one of the most stunning wedding venues in Austin, but it’s also a museum and sculpture garden that we can enjoy anytime we want.

Because of the naturally beautiful setting, we wanted to keep the décor and florals to a minimum, opting for a white, cream and green color palette with natural wood elements and romantic lighting. And having just our siblings as the wedding party made the ceremony feel intimate and special.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I knew I wanted a simple gown with unexpected details, but I truly had no idea how many options there could be! After dragging my mom, sister, future mother-in-law and future sister-in-law to five bridal shops in one day (I do not recommend this), I finally found the perfect THEIA gown from Unbridaled in Austin – an ivory crepe mermaid gown with Chantilly lace long sleeves and back.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We enjoyed adding little touches of Austin where we could as a nod to our adopted home. The welcome bags included local favorites, including iced coffee from High Brew, Tito’s vodka and Topo Chico sparkling water, along with a personalized cup, bottle opener and weekend events schedule.

For the reception food, we knew we didn’t want the typical rubber chicken wedding food – especially because Austin is known for having an excellent food scene. Local Asian-fusion restaurant Peached Tortilla was the one and only catering tasting we went to, and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Our guests were raving about the wasabi mashed potatoes for weeks!

Because neither of us are big cake people, we opted for an ice cream sandwich cart from Baked Bear as dessert, and then surprised our guests with late-night Torchy’s tacos (an Austin fave) to end the night.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Having dated for 8 years before we got married, Tim and I were no strangers to each other’s family and friends. But having them all together in one place to celebrate us was overwhelmingly moving. The entire day (and weekend) was everything we wanted and more.

To end the night, everyone remaining on the dance floor joined in an all-ages passionate sing-along of Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” followed by a sparkler send-off. It was magical.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

Tim and I met through my sister, Morgan, in 2010 in Lawrence, Kan. I had just graduated with my bachelor’s degree and Tim had completed his first year of law school (he and Morgan were in the same KU Law class). Most of our eight-year relationship was long-distance (KC>Lawrence, KC>Singapore, Austin>KC) as we pursued graduate degrees and career passions. Tim moved to Austin in 2016 and proposed in July 2018 at his alma matter, the University of San Diego, overlooking San Diego Bay on a weekend trip to California.

Photography: Julie Wilhite Photography // Wedding Coordination: Lovely Day Events – Clarissa Melendez // Florist: Wild Poppy // Getting Ready Venue: The LINE Hotel // Venue: The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria // Hair & Makeup: Katy Reddell // Bridal Gown: Lauren by Theia // Bridal Boutique: Unbridaled // Bridesmaids: Show Me Your Mumu // Grooms Suit: Knot Standard // Groomsman Suit: The Black Tux // Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings // DJ: DJ Gatsby // Officiant: Rev. Sheryl at Short & Sweet Weddings // Rentals: Whim // Lighting: Ilios // Dessert: Baked Bear

 

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The color palette in this industrial fall inspiration shoot a The Settlement Building from photographer Maricle Kang was heavily inspired by the autumnal-hued florals in a dusty mauve tone in abundant arrangements by Hanaki Floral Design. Stationery and calligraphy is by Liza Child  with ceramics by Anna, linens by Serenity West Premium Linen and chairs and votives from Bespoke Decor. The overall look is warm, textural and perfectly suited for the seasonal change.

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Photography & Direction: Maricle Kang // Floral Design & Styling: Hanaki Floral Design // Stationery & Calligraphy: Liza Child // Venue: The Settlement Building // Hair & Makeup: Alisha Hopps // Dress: Hannah Tikkanen // Ceramics: Anna // Linens: Serenity West Premium Linen // Chairs & Votives: Bespoke Decor // Model: Wild Management

 

Ok. So we are totally smitten with all the romantic details in this workshop created and captured by Betsy Blue Photography in Oregons’s lush wine country at Villa Catalana Cellars. Gorgeous floral and styling by Kaleb Norman James Design with paper by Bespoke Strokes. Read on for design details and inspiration directly from the source!

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Nestled in the hills of Oregon’s lush wine country, there sits an estate appearing to drop straight out of the countryside of Catalonia, Spain. Statues, stone masonry, ponds, pergolas, archways, sky-touching Italian cypress, vine-wrapped pillars, olive trees, stone steps leading from one garden sanctuary to the next. Villa Catalana Cellars is simply divine. Lusciously layered old roses and grape vines wind around every pillar, while tendrils of green vines emerge out of each stone crevasse, stretching towards unending sunshine and rain from above.

This private estate magnetized Betsy Blue Photography into hosting a private fine art film workshop, customized for one of her mentoring clients. Discussions of film and lighting nuances were held across the lush 14-acres, surrounded by Mediterranean gardens rich in unique flora. Kaleb Norman James styled a velvety table cascading with light-infused blooms along with multiple flatlays spread out in magnificent order with drama and simple romance alike…all richly fragranced with hints of Europe.

Betsy’s dedication to her mentoring clients is evident in the attention she gives to customizing each private workshop to her client’s brand style and business needs, giving them knowledge along with a rich gallery to walk away with that symbolized the culmination of months of study, practice and hard work.

Workshop Host & Mentor:  Betsy Blue Photography // Floral & Styling: Kaleb Norman James Design // Paperie: Bespoke Strokes // Venue: Villa Catalana Cellars // MUAH: Janice Moon // Rentals: St James Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linens // Gown: Pronovias // Dress Shop: The Dress Theory // Suiting: ASOS // Shoes: Gucci // Styling surface: Locust Collection // Rentals: Crown Linen Designs // Ring box: The Mrs Box

 

Inspired by the classic French countryside wedding vibe, the team behind today’s French Blue in the County inspiration shoot put their own spin on the theme Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest. Details like lace, a blue palette, white florals and fresh blueberries adorning a lovely ribbon-wrapped cake are just a few of the details that attracted us to this shoot captured by Janet Lin Photography with design and florals by Chloe Nicole Weddings, coordination by Brick + Willow, stationery by Love Fern Design Studio  at  Mount Peak Farm with a cake by QFC Bakery.

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From the planners: Inspired by the quaint & picturesque essence of the French countryside, this romantic wedding inspiration at Mount Peak Farm in the Pacific Northwest will make you feel like you’ve stepped right into a dream…or the rolling hills of Provence. Designers Brick + Willow and Chloe Nicole Weddings put a fresh spin on the classic French countryside wedding. Luxurious shades of blue, from velvet linens & ribbon to the intentional addition of fresh blueberries throughout make this wedding inspiration all its own.

Love Fern Design Studio crafted the most fitting stationery suite and place cards for this soft & romantic affair. The florals were a key element of the design, with the goal of achieving a romantic, timeless, and elegant look. Big white blooms and luscious greens created a stunning display of full arrangements down the table and all throughout the ceremony space. Loose greens and slight pops of texture added the perfect garden-like feel to the entire shoot. A classic iron arch with whimsical greens and pops of white roses created a romantic ceremony site. The bride was breath-taking in her off-the-shoulder full lace gown from Weddings With Joy and classic hair and make up look by Paper Dolls NW. The groom swept her off her feet with his charming smile and dapper ensemble from Men’s Wearhouse.

An enchanting tablescape placed in the midst of a sunlit pathway made for the dreamiest intimate reception. CORT Party Rental & BBJ Linen created a table design filled with texture, soft blues, and antiqued silver tones. A creekside vignette of vintage furniture from Remember Me Pretty established a peaceful retreat for specialty cocktails, cake and toasts.

Photography: Janet Lin Photography // Design & Florals: Chloe Nicole Weddings // Coordination: Brick + Willow // Stationery: Love Fern Design Studio // Venue: Mount Peak Farm // Wedding Dress & Veil: Weddings With Joy // Cake: QFC Bakery // Linens Rentals: BBJ Linen // Chairs & Tableware Rentals: Cort Party Rentals // Hair & Make Up: Paper Dolls NW // Specialty Rentals: Remember Me Pretty // Videography: Logan Carter Productions // Models: Ellie Mae Brody and Carson Fletcher // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

Seri and Toan met in college and dated for 12 years before they married in Maui. “We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone,” says Seri. They enlisted Maui’s Angels to help them plan their gorgeous day at Montage Kapalua filled with tropical florals by Mandy Grace, stationery by Anna Claire Calligraphy and signage by Miss B. Calligraphy. They also had Wendy Laurel behind the lens capturing their vibrant, island party in the way only Wendy can and we know you’ll love the photos as much as we do!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Our wedding was an intimate affair with our most cherished family and friends sharing the special day with us.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My beautiful ball gown dress was designed by Stella York. It was one of the two dresses I tried on in my search for the perfect dress at a cute little boutique called Lang’s bridal. I’ve always wanted to feel like a princess for my special day and it definitely made me feel so! I also had the added touch of a cathedral veil to tie the look together.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We wanted our guests to have some fun entertainment and loved the idea of having a cute photo-bus to entertain our guests.

What was the mostmemorable part of the day?

The best part of the day was when we finally had the chance to enjoy a few moments of the beautiful backdrop of Maui together. We held each other and just breathed in each other’s air and couldn’t believe we were finally there enjoying that moment together.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We met in college and have been on our journey together for over 12 years.  We’ve gone through every milestone in our lives together and were so happy to finally be able to share our love with everyone.

Seriphone + Toan | Montage Kapalua from All Time Media II on Vimeo.

Wedding Planning & Design: Maui’s Angels // Photography: Wendy Laurel // Flowers: Mandy Grace // Stationery: Anna Claire Calligraphy // Venue, Catering & Bar Services: Montage Kapalua // Gown Designer: Stella York // Hair & Make-up: Meili Autumn Beauty // Signage: Miss B. Calligraphy // Video: All Time Media // Musician: Brian Santana // Linens: La Tavola // Place Settings: Set Maui // Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii // Officiate: Tino Rosete // Photobooth: Bamboo Shootz