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Eight Venues for an Austin-Area Al Fresco Wedding

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In a region noted for its pleasant weather and scenic setting, it’s no wonder that outdoor wedding options in and around Austin are abundant. From ranch style to quaint garden, we’ve rounded up eight venues for an Austin area al fresco wedding that are sure to suit any bride looking to celebrate her special day under the stars! Read on below for more details. Cheers!

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Founded by Mrs. Johnson herself, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center serves as a botanical garden and center to the public. Included in their wedding rental package includes exclusive private access to the gardens, courtyard and indoor spaces for a nine-hour time window (4 pm- 1 am) a two-hour portrait session with your photographer and even an event insurance option to ensure your day runs smoothly!

Photo: Cory Ryan Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

One of Austin’s most highly regarded sculpture museums, the Umlauf can accommodate anywhere from 50-250 guests for a romantic wedding night on five sprawling acres of garden space. Just minutes from downtown, this venue gives the best of both worlds with its remote-like setting in easy proximity for traveling family and guests.

Photo: Briana Purser Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Pecan Grove

As part of the famed Salt Lick family, Pecan Grove is nestled in the heart of Texas Wine Country and serves a mean catering menu of some of the country’s best barbecue. Simplicity and rustic touches are at the heart of this venue, adding extra elements like fire pits and stone-lined walkways to make this a cozy wedding.

Photos: Jen Dillender Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Ma Maison

Combining classic Southern hospitality and the spirit of French design, Ma Maison’s unique landscape on 23 oak-tree covered acres will deliver all of your European countryside venue dreams! With the possibility of hosting up to 600 people across multiple areas of the property, this venue allows tons of creativity in creating your perfect wedding day set up!

Photos: Todd White Stills + Motion

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Camp Lucy

Located just outside of Austin in Hill Country’s picturesque Dripping Springs, Camp Lucy is a one-of-a-kind venue offering all-in-one type of packages including on-site prepared world-class foods and lodging. Four venues all with a different look and feel on the property allow you to select different areas to host your special day!

Photo: Jenny DeMarco Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Horseshoe Bay Resort

Offering a truly unique experience in an outdoor wedding, this Lake LBJ property brings spectacular waterfront, beach-like views in a property just a short drive away from the Austin area. A variety of accommodations and on-site entertainment ensure your guests will remember your wedding day just as much as you!

Photo: Brittany Jean Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Pecan Springs Ranch

Located just 15 minutes west of downtown Austin, Pecan Springs Ranch offers the best of Hill Country style through their unique property space. Fresh springs and ponds dot the property overtaken by hundreds of pecan trees, and multiple beautifully landscaped areas are ready year-round to serve as your dream ceremony and reception site!

Photo: Sarah Goss Photography & AL Gawlik Photography

Eight Venues for an Austin Area Al Fresco Wedding

Hidden Falls

With two pristinely kept award winning on-site venues, both Hayes Hallow and Remi’s Ridge offer unique scenic views and ample accommodations to host your big day! An on-site all-star catering staff can create a custom catering menu, with special requests for any vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or other dietary restrictions for you and any of your guests.

Get even more Austin wedding venue ideas on our Venues page. Happy planning!

Bohemian Farm Wedding Inspiration Featuring Wildly Cultivated Florals

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When Austin’s wedding vendors collaborate on a concept filled with equal parts romance and free-spirited ease, the result is nothing short of swoon-worthy as exhibited in these images chock-full of bohemian farm wedding inspiration. Rich and moody lighting lent a vintage touch to the images, perfectly ideal for the quaint, private little barn backdrop. Decor was kept simple and sweet, fully embodying the boho spirit through a mix of textures and patterns in desert-like, earthy hues. The ultimate nod to bohemia, macrame pieces in the form of table runners and fringed banners served as eye-catching, carefully placed decor. A plush picnic-style celebratory table setting served as an appropriately low-key spot for a post-ceremony bite, using wood crates atop Moroccan-like rugs for a table. Loot Vintage Rentals provided pillows in mixed patters and both soft and bold Southwestern-like colors. The tabletop was set with wood and white plates, black and white printed linens, copper flatware and dark candles and glasses to add a bit of moody romance to the setting. Delightfully overgrown floral arrangements of a wide variety of blooms from Wildly Cultivated Florals perfectly anchored the table center and accompanied the model bride throughout the shoot. Mixing in earthy elements of greenery, berries and wheatgrass-like stalks, soft peachy-pink and blush-hued roses and ivory carnations kept each arrangement soft and sweet. From the easy, desert decor to the romantic florals, we’ll be obsessing over this boho dream for months to come! Enjoy!

Photos // Trek and Bloom Photography

2018 Looks of Love Contest Winners!

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looks of love contestOur 4th annual Looks of Love Contest has been absolutely incredible! One lucky finalist received the most votes, and we’re excited to announce our 2018 Looks of Love Contest winners are Emily and Mike! Their gorgeous engagements were captured by Grant Daniels Photography and we couldn’t be more smitten! We are thrilled to gift this couple with a dinner date for two on us at a restaurant of their choice, and thanks to Eliza Page, Emily and Mike will also receive a pair of wedding rings*! If you missed their story, check it out along with all the other finalists by visiting our Looks of Love finalists page! Thank you so very much to all those who entered! Happy Valentine’s Day!

*Winner receives a pair of men’s and women’s wedding rings, total retail value of up to $1200 for 2 rings. See store for details.

Film Fave – Austin Wedding Video from Honey Gem Creative

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There are few things we love more than a good wedding video, so when we saw this highlight teaser from Texas videographer Honey Gem Creative of Brianna and Justin’s recent nuptials, we knew we couldn’t keep it to ourselves! Owner Brooke Johnson never fails to capture the true magic behind a couple’s special day, and this video is certainly no exception. From catching the couple’s happy tear moments pre-ceremony to the reception dance floor party, we can’t get over the true feeling of love between the couple evident in this sweet little film! Cheers to these newlyweds and the memories they get to cherish forever!

12 Incredible Must See Wedding Altars from the Fall/Winter 2017 Issue

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Top to bottom, our Fall/Winter 2017 is bursting with extraordinary, awe-inspiring wedding altars that we couldn’t wait to share! We’ve rounded up our 12 must see ceremony scenes spotted in real Austin weddings in the latest issue below, ready to spark your creativity. You’ll clearly see some major trends from this past season, including Moroccan flair, tropical details, floral-adorned trees, wine inspired color palettes and over-the-top floral everything. Take your pick from these beauties and be sure to pin your faves!

Find one you like? Head straight to our online magazine to see the full wedding in print (page numbers listed below each image) or you can purchase your print copy online here. Happy planning!

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Find on page 28 – Clementine Botanical Art | Whim Hospitality | Loot Rentals | Mustard Seed Photography

Find on page A75 – Brazos Hall | Gloria Goode Photography

Find on page A59 – Brock & Co. Events | Westbank Flower Market | Whim Hospitality | Premiere Events | Jenny DeMarco Photography

Find on page 52 – Brock + Co. Events | Botanical No. 9 | Whim Hospitality | Jen Dillender Photography

Find on page A5 – Remi + Gold | Loot Rentals | Two Pair Photography

Find on page A21 – Westcott Weddings | Clementine Botanical Art | Loot Rentals | Marquee Event Group | Julie Wilhite Photography

Find on page A9 – Mint Photography

Find on page A17 – Westcott Weddings | Whim Hospitality | Camp Lucy | Lovely Bride | Jenna McElroy

Find on page 44 – Wild Sky Events | Gypsy Floral + Events | Loot Rentals | Whim Hospitality | Premiere Events | Sophie Epton Photography

Find on page A80 – Ma Maison | Maquee Event Group | Mint Photography

Find on page A33 – Pearl Events Austin | Bouquets of Austin | Premiere Events | SMS Photography

Find on page A69 – Firefly Farm Events | Anne Marie Photography