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Groovy Boho Wedding Inspiration with Dazzling Disco Details

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Want to plan an unforgettable affair? Try this groovy boho wedding inspiration on for size! With some dazzling décor and flashy disco ball details, this styled shoot captured by Aurelia Baca Photography pulls all the best parts out of the past while still keeping things mod and fresh. A muted retro palette creates a down-to-earth vibe through whimsical florals, dreamy linens, and bar signage in terracotta tones that make us want to dance. This bride models a timeless and silky chic gown from Unbridaled featuring elegant spaghetti straps and an open back that is sure to leave jaws on the floor. All eyes are on bride and groom as they pose alongside luxe lounge rentals, a dreamy indoor reception scene, and mod décor from Table Manners that make these modern wedding tablescapes come to life. The cherry on top of this stunning and stylish wedding editorial was a vibrant custom neon reading “love is all you need” in romantic script that casts a rosy pink glow over the whole of it. There are so many details to be adored in this groovy boho wedding inspiration, so keep scrolling to take it all in for yourself below. Cheers!

Photo // Aurelia Baca Photography


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Planning with PRIDE | Couple Shares their LGBTQ+ Wedding Planning Experience

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Here at Brides of Austin, we celebrate all love in all ways. When two people join together and vow to a lifetime of unmatched commitment, belly laughter, mutual respect and arguing over which sitcom is better, The Office or Friends, there is just nothing that can stand in their way! June has always been a warm, fuzzy month for us, and not just because of the Texas heat – but because we get to celebrate PRIDE in all of its forms.

Indigo and Adrian Oliver tied the knot almost a year ago and continue being a light to other lovebirds navigating planning an LGBTQ+ wedding. Watch their video (or read the Q&A below) to hear their expert advice on ways to make your love stand in the spotlight it deserves.

Tell us your story!

Adrian: Indigo and I both grew in Oklahoma, I grew up in Mustang and she grew up in Norman. We met on a dating app for women and we’ve been pretty much inseparable ever since. We got married in September of 2020. We have four dogs and four chickens. We love to be outside, we love to make cocktails, cook dinner and hang out with our friends.

How important was it that you find wedding vendors to reflect LGBTQ+ values?

Adrian: As someone who loves to plan a party, loves to have a good time, and entertain friends and family, the wedding planning part was something I was extremely excited about and looking forward to from the minute Indigo proposed. 

Indigo: I think we were both excited to see what our vision of the day combined would look like. There was also a lot of nervousness though in terms of reaching out and finding vendors. I think what was intimidating was trying to gauge whether or not the vendors would be accepting and trying to be clear that we are two women that are getting married and it’s very important to us that the people involved in that day are 100 percent supportive and wanting that day to be the best day ever. In the end, we found the best vendors that are all so loving and so accepting. I think a big action step I would have for all vendors who are accepting would be to have inclusive language on their websites and contracts, because that’s something we were trying to look at. Most people still had “bride” and “groom” on their wording on everything, so it was hard to tell if they would be inclusive. That would be a small change that I think would make any same-sex couple or just member of the LGBT community that was looking for wedding vendors feel more accepting and open to reaching out. 

Q: What message would you give to same-sex couples planning a wedding?

Indigo: First off, congratulations! That’s so exciting! Our number one tip would just be to do what makes you comfortable. At the end of the day, your enjoyment and comfort is the most important thing. So figuring out what traditions fit you and maybe what you want to let go of. For example, we both proposed to one another, that was something that was important to us and obviously not traditional. Find the things that make you happy and incorporate those where you can. 

Adrian: That was something that was hard in the early days of planning, because you have all of these ideas of what’s supposed to happen at a wedding and a lot of those traditions don’t serve same-sex or nontraditional couples. I think once we wrapped our head around that, everything started to come come into place. We got the schedule we wanted, and anything that didn’t spark joy we threw out. We filled it in with the things that worked for us. Invite who you’re going to feel love and support from. Choose the vendors that you’re going to feel that love and support from, and just have the best day – it will be the best day of your life. 

Planning with PRIDE | Couple Shares their LGBTQ+ Wedding Planning Experience

Photos // Magnolia Adam’s Photography


Thank you to Indigo and Adrian for sharing their planning insights with us! HAPPY PRIDE!

Juneteenth | Reflecting on a History of Black Weddings

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We’re reflecting on this Juneteenth with a look back on decades of beautiful Black marriages because now and always #blacklovematters. Today, we celebrate love and the significance of this holiday (June 19, 1865, also known as Freedom Day), commemorating General Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, proclaiming all enslaved were to be free in the state of Texas – almost two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed slaves. It’s an era of time that may seem far from today yet we are only generations removed from it.

We acknowledge how far we’ve come as we reflect on a time when Black marriage wasn’t recognized or legal, yet are reminded how much work we have left to do to take action against inequities Black Americans still face. We lift up and stand in solidarity with the Black community, and we promise to use our voice to influence social change as we work toward ensuring a better and far more just tomorrow.

Read more about our promise to our community. Also, many thanks to @cocktailterrica, @theflowerguybron, @cecedesignsllc and @typebirdcreative for crafting a creed we fully adopt and spearheading #unitythroughcommunity to rid the wedding industry of racism, prejudice and bias.

“Still, despite the reign of terror that slavery spawned and no matter how much it altered and disfigured black marriages, it did not and could not annihilate them—or the love that sustained them. African Americans proved relentlessly creative and resourceful in building marriages and kinship ties that functioned for their survival. We should never lose sight of the depth of feelings and affection that undergirded these relationships and the sacrifices they were willing to make for the sake of preserving them.”
For an in-depth look and understanding of the history of enslaved marriages, read this article from The History Channel.

What Rentals Do I Need for My Wedding? The 411 on Wedding Rentals

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If you think of your wedding day like a blank canvas, wedding rentals are the brush strokes that bring the entire day to life and make it a work of art that feels like YOU! From your ceremony space to reception space and literally everywhere in between, chances are, you’ll be using rented items to make spaces function the way you need them to and look gorgeous to boot. So which wedding rentals will you need for your day?

Of course, this depends on your vision, your venue and your budget – the possibilities are truly endless! Below, we’re covering the basic wedding rentals to give you an idea of what types of items you can rent and where you’ll definitely want to allocate some of your budget. Plus, we’re sharing important questions to ask your rental company! Scroll on!

What Rentals Do I Need for My Wedding? The 411 on Wedding Rentals

Photo // Feather & Twine Photography

Furniture

Lounge Areas – couches, chairs, ottomans, poufs, coffee tables, side tables. Lounge areas give your guests a designated space to relax, mingle, sip cocktails and take it all in!

Special Ceremony Furniture – does your ceremony require a special seating area or an altar that wows? Often, your rental company can accommodate these needs and help you create a spectacular and functional ceremony space.

Any necessary or upgraded chairs + tables (dining tables, cocktail tables, dessert tables) not included by your venue.

Lighting

Chandeliers, spotlights, color wash lights, LED lights, string lights, lamps – most likely, your reception area will require multiple types of special lighting. You’ll want to consult with a professional lighting rental company (sometimes separate from rental companies) to decide which type of lights will best serve your space.

The Tabletops

These wedding rentals are the items that take your tables from boring to WOW. If your budget doesn’t allow for upgraded linens or custom place settings on every table, consider splurging for just the head table or sweetheart table.

Linens – table linens, napkins, runners.

Place Settings – china, chargers, plates, flatware, glassware – this is where you can mix and match in your dream color scheme to create the perfect, inviting spot to make each and every guest feel special!

The Big Things

The Structures – tents + stages

The Party Setup – specialty dance floors, bars, backdrops, photobooths

If your venue is outdoors and you need a space to keep the elements out, or maybe you just need additional square footage to accommodate your guests, tenting is the way to go! Your rental company can help you determine the appropriate square footage for tents and dance floors based on your guest count and venue space.

The Little Things

Don’t forget the final touches that help complete your day!

Small Decor – vases, candleholders, mirrors and more!

Pop the bubbly and serve the cake! Flutes, serving utensils, cake stands.

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Rental Company

How much do I need of each item? An experienced, professional rental company can help you estimate the perfect quantities based on your expected guest count.

What are the fees? Be aware of any fees for setup, delivery, damage deposits and charges for damaged/lost items. Make sure you know which fees are included within your cost and which fees are incidental/extra.

How is delivery and setup handled? Are there special instructions to operate anything you won’t be setting up?

Are the items I’m viewing in your catalog or warehouse samples or the actual rental items?

You’ll also want to consult with your venue before meeting with the rental company to be aware of what’s included with your venue rental package.


Explore these Austin rental companies to find the wedding rentals that will transform your vision into a reality!

A Stylish Couple’s Scenic Lakeside Engagement from Mint Photography

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We can’t get enough of this stylish couple or their scenic lakeside engagement session captured by Mint Photography around Lake Buchanan located just outside of Austin! Meag and Michael first met while attending Texas A&M University. When it came time to pop the question, Michael proposed to Meag on a sailboat in the San Juan Islands of Washington and Canada where Meag says she was completely surprised by the dreamiest, best day ever! Now in their summer wedding, they are planning for an elegant, timeless garden party theme. Keeping with a soft and romantic palette of pale greens and champagne, their black-tie dress code should coordinate perfectly. Not to mention, it will all be outside – bride and groom’s favorite part! Additionally, they plan to have an acoustic band for the ceremony, a small jazz band for the cocktail hour, and a lively band for the reception! Meag and Michael are huge lovers of live music and they just can’t wait for their wedding day to finally be here. Keep scrolling to see their breathtaking lakeside engagement gallery for yourself. Cheers to Meag and Michael!

Photo // Mint Photography


Tying the knot soon yourself? Get lost in browsing real, local weddings here, or check out more styled wedding inspiration here. Cheers!