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Sweet Pea: Delicate and Dewey Wedding Inspiration at HighPointe Estate

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We’ve got some gorgeous garden wedding inspiration for you! HighPointe Estate hosted this sweet editorial shoot, where every delicate and dewey detail pleasantly mingled with the Hill Country surroundings. With a charming palette of lilacs and peaches in a bouquet from Touch of Whimsy, the bride was a spring dream. Blush Bridal Lounge provided a gown with a plunging neckline and floral embroidery pattern. The bride’s soft curls paired with a gentle up-do were ultra-feminine additions by Level 12 Salon. A ring from Benold’s Jewelers added some major glamour to the soft scenery with it’s vintage-style halo and sparkling round stone. The table was set for a garden soiree with a light blush place setting and dusty blue linens from Marquee Event Rentals. An invitation suite from Percolator Letterpress matched the table setting in gentle, blush hues and pressed lettering. The classic, white cake from Sweet Treets Bakery donned edible orchids and a subtle, pink marbling that was on the perfect brink of going undetected. Janeane Marie Photography photographed the day in her airy, light imagery that perfectly captured this delicate and dewey wedding editorial. Scroll below to see more goodness!

Photos // Janeane Marie Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Situated on 42 beautiful acres with sweeping Hill Country views of the San Gabriel River Valley, HighPointe Estate offers dramatic spaces for your wedding. The casually elegant interiors boast creamy white shiplap walls with chocolate-stained timber trusses. It’s the perfect backdrop for any event, regardless of theme.

Ask the Expert – Q&A with Laurel Corrinne Studio

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There’s more to bridal beauty than hair and makeup — we’re talking skincare today! We’ve asked Laurel Corrinne, owner of Laurel Corrinne Studio in Austin, to share some of her best beauty tips as well as give a behind the scenes look at how she helps brides look and feel their best! From micro needling and CoolSculpting services to sunless body blends and more, Laurel is passionate about helping brides not only achieve their wedding day goals, but also to enjoy beautiful skin longterm. Keep reading to learn how to de-stress before your big day!

Ask the Expert - Q&A with Laurel Corrinne Studio

Photo // Gregg Cestaro Photography

 Must have bridal beauty tips?

First, it’s important to destress with yoga and exercise, drink lots of water, eat veggies, salads, healthy meats and get plenty of beauty sleep! Create a body shaping and skin care plan!

When is the best time to start your pre-wedding beauty prep?

Start as soon as you know the date! If you plan on CoolSculpting for body shaping, it takes four months for the results to reach the target goal! Skincare takes time, too.

Tell us about the most popular services you offer for brides to be.

  • Facials treatments with Forever Young BBL (Broad Band Light) Energy that penetrate to deeper layers of the skin. Fountain of Youth technology that boosts the body’s natural ability to tighten and brighten. 
  • Add in-studio treatments and personalized at-home skincare with Biologique Recherche, a French Biological skincare line formulated with high quality concentrated active ingredients that rejuvenate, rebalance and transform the skin. 
  • CoolSculpting is the FDA cleared procedure for non-invasive fat removal. An effective fat freezing treatment for stubborn pockets of fat with no downtime and great results! 
  • A ‘Sunless Body Blend’ several days before the Wedding! My own, patent-pending, no spray sunless tan. It is the most natural-looking tan! A long-lasting, moisturizing and gently fading tan.

How can a bride look and feel her best on her wedding day?

Delegate the work! Do lots of self care!

What do brides find most beneficial about your services?

It’s a private studio where we work together for a holistic approach to the most beautiful, bright bride on that special day!

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A very special thank you to Laurel Corrinne, owner of Laurel Corrinne Studio for sharing her expert wedding beauty tips. If you’re interested in having Laurel help you create a customized beauty or maintenance plan, you can contact her directly through her Brides of Austin vendor profile.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Brides of Austin Team!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of Austin! As we power through production of the Spring/Summer 2020 issue, we truly have so much to be thankful for! We’ve been working with the most amazing brides to share their weddings in the upcoming issue. We’ve also had the opportunity to collaborate with the most talented wedding pros in ATX to share dozens of inspiring editorials (just you wait and see!). In just a few short weeks, the glossy pages that we’ve poured our hearts into will hit the newsstand, and we can’t wait to share it with you all! Wishing you a wonderful and safe holiday! XO

Fresh Fall Wedding Inspiration from Elsie Event Co.

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It may not feel like fall quite yet, but that isn’t stopping Elsie Event Co. from taking us there in this wedding editorial full of fresh fall colors! Camille Ross of Elsie Event Co. was inspired by all things autumn – fall fruits, dark woods and glittering gold accents. Flora Fetish captured the essence of fall in each bouquet, bringing the anticipation of cooler weather, holidays and warm gatherings in each petal and pomegranate. Whim Hospitality set the table for a lovely evening among friends and romance. A gilded cake by 2Tarts Bakery combined shapes, sequins and lush florals for a super-luxe look. Owl & Envelope’s seasonal invitation followed a wine-colored floral design that paired perfectly with the elegant surroundings at Barr Mansion, Ballroom & Farmstead. Moonlight and Moss provided a sweet, tiered dress for the occasion that paired flawlessly with a classic, glamorous makeup look by LUSTREbella. The beautiful affair was captured by The Bird and the Bear Photography and Films. Scroll below to join in on this fresh fall wedding scene!

Photos // The Bird and the Bear Photography and Films

From the planner, “Originally, pomegranates inspired this design. We also wanted to add a little flare and sparkle in celebration of the five year anniversary issue. We incorporated fall fruits, burgundies and darker woods, while adding in accents of gold and some sparkle in the cakes. The moodier, darker colors and stunning florals were really something we wanted to focus in on.”

Special Dietary Needs at Your Wedding? Rosemary’s Catering Has You Covered

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Thinking about building your wedding menu? The job can seem overwhelming – not to mention when you start to consider any special dietary needs you or your guests may have. It’s important to respect those needs and ensure everyone can enjoy a wonderful meal, which is where Rosemary’s Catering and their 70+ years of expertise can help. We sat down with the Rosemary’s team to talk about being inclusive of dietary needs when creating a wedding menu, new trends they’re noticing and a few more gems of advice you don’t want to miss!

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Photo: Cory Ryan Photography

How do you adapt to dietary needs?

We ask clients to be as specific as possible. When everything is made in-house, it makes it really easy to skirt dietary restrictions! Knowledge is power though, so getting a detailed list of the guests’ names, allergies and where they are sitting can help us. We will let the guests know either a.) what is safe for them on the menu tonight, or b.) that we will be bringing them a special plate that fits their diet. Guests are typically very grateful that we’ve addressed it head on and they don’t have to ask!

Plated vs. buffet style – what will you be seeing more of this season, and how do you decide which option is best for you?

We will see a few more buffets in the wedding world. A lot of couples are shrugging the traditional idea of everyone getting served at the table. Buffets help to give your guests options and choices and required the smallest amount of planning from the couple. We typically ask about the feel of the event (formal vs. more casual) and how much time they have set aside if for dinner, if we need to help a couple decide!

How do you incorporate local fare into a wedding?

We try and recreate some of the foods known to Austin with our own twist. We started with catering barbecue and fajita buffets 70 years ago, so keeping true to our wheelhouse, we do still see a lot of those options. For the more adventurous couples, we do a lot of fusion stations. They range from Asian fusion, with dim sum and ramen, to street tacos, to even some completely vegetarian stations. We try and make nods to the varied food culture here in Austin.

How do you incorporate clean and green eating?

For the most part, every meal couples choose comes with a fresh, colorful salad. If we notice that the couples have chosen stations without any veggies, we usually try and move things around to get something healthy on the menu. But for the most part, our clients are looking for a little more indulgence than clean eating on the big day!

What catering trends are you currently loving?

Bright colors and plating artistry are always trending and always on our top list. We try and make sure that each item on the menu covers multiple spectrums on the rainbow for a very eye-catching appearance.

What is your favorite dish to serve?

Honestly, we’re going to go with hors d’oeuvres. We love nothing more than the special platter prepared just for the bride and groom with four different hors d’oeuvre options. Some of our favorites are our smoked chicken botana, shrimp spring rolls, and the lavender aqua fresca with goat cheese crostini.

Any tips on creating the wedding reception menu?

To all the couples out there, make sure the menu reflects what your favorites are!


As you can see, Rosemary’s Catering knows a thing or two about incredible wedding food. They’ve got the expertise and thoughtfulness to help you curate a menu that not only tastes amazing, but makes sense for everyone in attendance. Reach out to Rosemary’s via their Brides of Austin vendor profile!