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Two Different Dreamy Scenes Make Up this Outdoor Wedding Inspiration

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This styled shoot is a two-for-one special in terms of outdoor wedding inspiration! Captured by Dreamy Elk Photography & Design, LLC, two differing scenes play out in picturesque outdoor settings where romance is in no short supply. Planner Touch of Whimsy styles each distinctly – one an elegant, moody garden dream and the other, an organic, beachy and soft soiree. The first manifests in regal blue and purple palette throughout a romantic tablescape of crushed velvet, amethyst glass chalices, rose gold flatware and adorable acrylic place settings. The artists at Makeup ATX keep it light and fresh with our first model’s coral lip and her waves are swept back in the most lovely low bridal pony. Big beautiful blooms in cool tones made for the perfect centerpiece and altar installation florals with plentiful greenery that made each seem as though they are growing from where they stand. Shifting to the second scene we could have sworn was set seaside, a wooden geometric altar and dried grasses add effortless romance to a modern, casual wedding. In taste with this part of the day, Touch of Whimsy strayed from fresh florals, instead incorporating a chic, bohemian dry design that showcased eye-catching palm fronds, bunny tails and sunbleached fern. Peachy shades remind us of hot summer days and the natural textures of this tablescape capture all the attention. Makeup ATX styled our second bride half-up with a big, boho braid showing off her gorgeous face, made up in a soft bridal glam featuring neutral shadows, a nude lid and darker outer crease. We love how different each part of this outdoor wedding inspiration is. No matter your taste, there’s something to love whether within its romantic garden dream or the organic, beachy scene. Cheers!

Photo // Dreamy Elk Photography & Design, LLC

From the photographer, Dreamy Elk Photography & Design, LLC: “There were two separate shoots that were photographed that day (the garden dream blue and purple romantic set up, then the dry design pink set up). All of the vendors participated in both, with the exception of the models.”


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Bridal Portrait Inspiration Featuring Artistry by Think Brink Beauty

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This stunning light-filled bridal portrait inspiration features not one but three radiant looks created by Think Brink BeautyYour bridal hair and makeup trial run is the perfect time before your wedding to try new things and see what looks best on you. Many brides opt to take their bridal portraits ahead of time and what better day to do that than when you get styled with gorgeous hair and makeup for your trial run? This bridal portrait inspiration captured by The Crakes is set in a luminous studio showcasing the flawless hair and makeup artistry created by Think Brink Beauty on three gorgeous models styled three different ways. Each romantic and so lovely in their own way, one models an illusion boatneck bridal gown, another an off-the-shoulder gown featuring a romantic deep V-neck, and lastly a whimsical A-line gown featuring vine-inspired beading – all from the refreshing and modern collections at Unbridaled. Elegance and romantic whimsy are in no short supply within the light-filled scenes of this bridal portrait inspiration. Keep scrolling to take in all the dreamy details for yourself. Cheers!

Photo // The Crakes


Contact Think Brink Beauty here to talk bridal trials or check out some of our favorite Austin wedding vendors here to help you with the planning process! Cheers!

Personal Details that Add Meaning to Your Wedding Day

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Personal details are essential to creating a memorable, unique wedding experience. Without you and your partner, your wedding would be exactly like everyone else’s! The two of you should take the time to choose some special elements that reflect on who you are as individuals, as well as who you are as a couple! This blog is a great resource for any couple looking to incorporate meaningful, personal details into their wedding day!

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Photos // Feather & Twine

Reflect on Your Memories Together

Oh, this part is so fun! Look through the photos, valentine’s cards and notes, the not-so-great Christmas gifts that made you cry from laughter and all the tangible memorabilia you have. A great place to display these things at is your rehearsal dinner. Have a friend create a video for guests to enjoy or scatter photos around the tables – don’t forget to include the story behind each photo! Either way, guests will get a special glimpse into your relationship and feel extra excited to celebrate your marriage!

Purposefully Pick Your Venue

Does your hometown mean something special to you? Or maybe, you’re known as the wanderlust couple, traveling all around the world together. The location of your wedding is such an obvious personal detail, people often forget about how much meaning the decision of where to host can hold. People travel from all over to see you and your spouse tie the knot, so make sure your venue is something special that you can’t wait to share with everyone attending. You can even send guests home with a favor that reminds them of your wedding venue like a custom button, art print or another favor local to the region.

Reflect Who You Are

When coming up with personal details to include in your wedding day, you probably thought of this one first. What are the hobbies and special characteristics about yourself that make other people think about YOU? That’s definitely something you want to take into consideration when planning your personal details. Are you a certified diver? Do you spend your weekends golfing? Gardening? Walking your dog? Trying the latest and greatest new restaurants in town? Watching movies and studying IMDB like you’re being tested on it? Whatever it is that makes you nerd-out and feel completely bubbly while talking about – THAT is the thing you must include in your wedding day scheme in some way, shape or form! The menu, cakes, floral design, gown, stationery (we’ll go into detail on this in a bit), place settings, chair style, lighting, ceremony style and basically every other part of your day can be personalized to reflect who you are.

Choose Special Music

We’ve got a lot of music buffs on the Brides of Oklahoma team, so this is a personal detail near and dear to our hearts. Music moves people and can easily translate what kind of couple you are to your guests. I don’t mean to say that as a warning, but to encourage you to choose tunes that make you feel good. And, if you don’t know what kind of music you’d like to play, we’ve got you covered. Check out all of our great Spotify playlists here!

Create a Personal Wedding Hashtag

Wedding hashtags are a fun personal detail that’s been trending for a few years now. These personalized hashtags make it easy to find guests images from your wedding via social media and also serve as a catchy phrase your bridal party will never stop saying. EVER. So, choose wisely!

The Big One: Stationery

A no-brainer personal detail, your wedding invitation suite holds all of the details for your wedding day and more! Your names, the event location, your families names, the weekend itinerary, reply card, envelope liner and other inserts can all be personalized to reflect who you are as a couple. Choosing a fantastic stationery expert to design and print your pieces will be key here!

 

Don’t stress out about overloading your day with these personal details. Most of the decisions you make will naturally add personality and uniqueness to your day, just from you being you and having your own preferences and opinions during the wedding planning process. However, if you are feeling overwhelmed We hope that we were able to help you come up with some personal detail ideas of your own! Happy wedding planning!


Check out these ideas for personalizing your wedding from Westcott Weddings here!

Flirty and Feminine Spring Wedding Inspiration at The Woodbine Mansion

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Flirty, feminine feels are in full swing throughout this intimate spring wedding inspiration at The Woodbine Mansion! A bright, citrusy palette inspires lovely styled scenes that breathe fresh new life into the historic venue rooms and florals by Remi + Gold give us a small taste of the tropics with petals in shades that remind us of passionfruit punch, accented with eye-catching white peace lilies. A pearl-studded gown makes the perfect statement for this bridal beauty, and we love the romantic updo Etoilly Artistry styled her with as well as her glowy mauve makeup look. Snap photos with your new spouse or let guests take party pics with the help of Vannagram & Co. and the cutest pink bus turned photo booth we ever did see! Decor from Premiere Event Rentals elevates the design of this bright, spring wedding and we love everything from the gilded candlestick holders to the modern flatware. Keeping it light is key when it comes to spring wedding catering and this miniature spread from Grazeology Grazing Tables is plenty for this intimate soiree – not to mention the continued use of vivid color onto the board ranging from fresh fruits to French macarons to grab-and-go charcuterie cones! For those looking to plan a flirty, feminine affair, you can’t go wrong with this bright, spring wedding inspiration. Cheers!

Photo // The Crakes and Sloane Photo


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Don’t Forget These Day-Of Wedding Essentials + Finishing Touches

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More things to check off the to-do list? Yup. We know finalizing all the last-minute details before your wedding day arrives can be overwhelming, but worth all the effort to have everything lined up for the big day! Don’t forget to chat with your vendors and place your orders for these fun touches in plenty of time. These wedding essentials can add so much personality to help tell your story!

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Calligraphy: Design to Flourish | Photo: Captivating Weddings

Programs + Order of Events Signage

Whether you choose to have individual programs printed, or a large order of events sign with all the details for guests to read as they enter, ceremony and reception programs are a wonderful way to share all sorts of details. Keep it simple with just the order of events, add pizazz with an illustration or make it fun with a thank you note or even fun facts about your bridal party!

 

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Calligraphy: Design to Flourish | Photo: Elizabeth Denny Photography

Place Cards

Place cards go hand-in-hand with your seating chart, denoting exactly where at the table each guest should sit and welcoming that person to their seat. A hand-calligraphed place card adds a touch of class!

 

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Calligraphy: Design to Flourish | Photo: Elizabeth Denny Photography

Escort Cards

What’s the difference between place cards and escort cards? While place cards are found on the tables, escort cards are another kind of seating chart where guests find their name and pick up their own place card from the wall (to then escort them to their table). We love both options!

 

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Calligraphy: Design to Flourish | Florals: Bricolage | Photo: Kayla Snell Photography

Signature Drink Sign

Welcome guests to the bar and invite them to have a little fun by showing off your signature drinks in a fun visual way!

 

Other Day-Of Wedding Essentials and Finishing Touches

Signage and stationery (more than just the invitation – anything involving words on display!) are often-overlooked but oh-so-important wedding day essentials and contribute to the overall hospitality your guests feel as part of your big day. It’s the little things that make an impression! Overwhelmed by the options and not sure exactly what you’ll need? Reach out to a professional Austin calligrapher to assist and make the details of your dreams come true. Cheers!