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Enter the 2020 Looks of Love Contest – Sponsored by Nicole Mera

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are so excited to kick off our sixth annual Looks of Love contest sponsored by Nicole Mera! There is nothing sweeter than reading a love story and seeing incredible photographs that perfectly capture the love a couple has for one another. We’re still swooning over our 2019 winners, Lauren and Drew, captured by Kayla Snell. We can’t wait to see more sweet pictures and stories from Austin couples! We’ll be accepting Looks of Love submissions over the next two weeks (deadline to submit is Friday, February 7) and will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, following a week of finalist voting with our followers! The lucky winning couple will be treated to a dinner date for two on us at a restaurant of their choice AND a pair of wedding bands from Nicole Mera*! Click here to enter the Looks of Love Contest – simply upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story. We’ll be sharing our favorite submissions with our Instagram followers starting Monday, February 3, to help us decide the winner.

AND… any couple who enters the Looks of Love contest will receive 10% off wedding band orders – Prizes for all! Good luck!

**Winner receives a pair of wedding bands, total retail value of up to $2,000 for two rings. The balance for any ring or product purchased that exceeds the gifted $2,000 value will be at the responsibility of the winner. Prize has no cash value and is not transferrable. See store for details.

Urban Destination Engagement from David McCandless

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Shanon and Alex met senior year of college during a spring break trip to Cancun, but didn’t rekindle their old flames until later on during post-grad.  After about four years and countless Bloody Mary’s later, Alex proposed to Shannon on the same Andy Warhol Bridge that he first asked her to be his girlfriend! The couple had some serious sparks flying during their urban Pittsburgh engagement session with David McCandless Photography. They explored the Mexican War Streets in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood before making a stop alongside the river overlooking the city. The couple got to show off their immense love for the place where it all began, while simultaneously capturing the whimsy of  water. We are adoring the shots spotlighting her delicate solitaire engagement ring, and of course, the genuine look of love in each others’ eyes.

Photos // David McCandless Photography

This lovely couple is getting married on July, 11 2020, along the river in Aspinwall, Pennsylvania. Shannon and Alex are planning a bohemian affair with bursts of pink and purple florals against an array of succulents. Sounds pretty dreamy to us! Cheers to the soon-to-be Olon’s!

From the bride: “I was heading back to West Virginia from another weekend in Pittsburgh when I got a text from Alex asking me to watch the Steeler game with him. I quickly made a U-turn and stopped at my friends to change my outfit. In my excitement, I locked my keys and my phone in the trunk of my car. He thought I’d blown him off by the time I finally made it to his place. We went to a bar to watch the game while I waited for Honda roadside assistance to arrive to unlock my car. At the end of our date, he walked me to my car, grabbed me by the waist and dipped me back for a kiss. I smiled the entire way home!”

 

 

Calling All Engaged Gals to the Driskill Wedding Showcase!

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Calling All Engaged Gals to the Driskill Wedding Showcase!

Congratulations – you’re engaged! Now it’s time to preview all the timeless and romantic weddings trends that could make an appearance on your big day. You’re invited to The Driskill Wedding Showcase on February 2nd from 1-4pm to gather heaps of inspiration for your extravagant soiree or intimate ceremony! The iconic Austin hotel will be filled with talented wedding planners (including Kristin Catter Events, Pearl Events Austin and Eclipse Event Co.) and expert vendors that are eager to help you concept your oh-so dreamy wedding day. You can also expect to try delicious cake samples, sip on complimentary mimosas and indulge in hors d’oeuvres all from The Driskill‘s incredible culinary team. As if all of that wasn’t enough – The Driskill will be supplying goody bags filled with helpful wedding favors. Sounds like a pretty outstanding event, right?!

Tickets must be purchased in advance, so order yours today and join The Driskill for a kickstart to your wedding planning. To purchase your ticket and see more info, visit here!

 

Let This Summertime Chinoiserie Scene Inspire Your Special Day

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If you love European-inspired designs as much as we do, you’ll fall head-over-heels for this colorful summertime chinoiserie scene at Ma Maison in Dripping Springs! A quaint Hill Country setting with sunlight pouring through the trees set the tone for this elegant and bright styled shoot put together by Middleton Events and Mint Photography. The bright florals and bold chinoiserie pieces add character to the entire scene and pair beautifully with the vintage rentals and velvet textures with blush, mauve and gold as accent tones. Each place setting is saturated and inviting, with layered chinoiserie pieces, blue mercury glass and florals overflowing across the table. We love how the team not only brought in freestanding florals, but used the natural elements around Ma Maison for installs, like the beautiful oak trees flanking the ceremony site. A whimsical cake with pops of blush and a lounge area beneath the trees make this scene extra inviting. We hope it inspires you to embrace bold patterns and bold colors for your wedding day – they can both be done beautifully!

Photos // Mint Photography

The Romance Is On Fire in This Spanish Casita Engagement Session

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Anna and Kolton’s love is on FIRE in this Spanish casita engagement session from Nikk Nguyen Photography. From the unique, artful interiors to the vintage, romantic vibes outside on the poolside patio, every corner of Casa Cartel in Austin is a beauty and serves as the perfect backdrop to showcase Anna and Kolton’s sweet romance. We love the couple’s hip, modern outfits in neutral shades and how they fit the setting – definitely something to think about as you’re choosing outfits for photos! Anna’s bouquet is a stunner in various shades of ivory and peach: the perfect complement to the Spanish and southwestern vibes of the venue. This couple’s story is super cute, and we love how the groom pulled off a sweet surprise when he popped the question. Scroll down to read! Cheers!

Photos // Nikk Nguyen Photography

From the bride on how they met and how he proposed: “We met at Shoal Creek in Austin via mutual friends. Kolton is from Baton Rouge, so meeting over crawfish was kind of romantic! He proposed by the 360 bridge, playing fetch with our border collie, right before we left for Spain and Portugal for my birthday trip. He totally surprised me  because I thought he was going to propose in Europe. It was very intimate and private on a Saturday by the 360 Bridge. We celebrated in Europe as a newly engaged couple.”