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A Modern Romance in a Historic Mansion

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Taking cues from the Georgian era but updated with a modern twist, Lovely Day Events curated this breathtaking scene depicting a modern romance in a historic mansion – The Woodbine Mansion, that is! This Round Rock gem’s stately rooms and abundant natural light highlight the grandiose tablescape featuring furniture and linens from Premiere Events, as well as accent pieces from Loot Rentals. Perhaps the element we love most from this inspiring scene? All the color! Planner Kierstin Schupack found a way to use bold, primary colors in such a sophisticated, understated and classic way, especially through Bricolage’s amazing floral arrangements! Kristin La Voie Photography matched the sophisticated style with her imagery and captured a few unique shots of the bride, wearing a Julian Gold gown complemented by a red lip and loosely pulled back hairstyle from Makeup ATX. Grey Meets Gold supplied the orgainic stationery items, and rather than a typical wedding cake, the planner opted for daintier desserts from Sweet Treets Bakery. Wouldn’t you love to have a seat at this table? We sure would! Cheers!

Photos // Kristin La Voie Photography

From the planner, Kierstin Schupack of Lovely Day Events: “I have always loved the style and colors from the Georgian era but many of the design elements from that period can feel overwhelming to our modern senses. The inspiration for this shoot came from wanting to blend elements from the Georgian era with a modern update. The florals were inspired by 18th century paintings as well as the place settings, stationery, desserts and colors. I updated the look with acrylic ghost chairs and a gorgeous modern gown.”


Love the idea of a historic mansion as your wedding venue? See what other gorgeous events The Woodbine Mansion has hosted! You’re sure to be inspired.

Tips for Wedding Planning While You’re Stuck at Home

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It’s wedding season but #COVID-19 has other plans. We’ve heard from so many brides about wedding postponements and vendor appointment cancellations. Our team wants to help out and reduce the stress of this preparation nightmare. Here are some creative tips on planning your big day from the safety of your home.

Tips for Wedding Planning While You’re Stuck at Home

How Do I Taste Test

You’re probably wondering, how am I supposed try my wedding cake options? Take time to drive up to your bakery’s storefront and curbside taste-test the many options from the comfort of your vehicle. This move reduces the risk of contracting the virus while increasing the likelihood of enjoying too much food!

How Will My Bridesmaids Help Me Pick Out Their Gowns

We all love FaceTime, especially group FaceTime. Connect with your bridesmaid boutique about video chatting with them plus your bridesmaids during your appointment time. This is a great time for you and all of your girlfriends to have fun, shop and catch up.

I Have Everything Picked Out Except My Flowers

Take more time to utilize video chatting and discuss your bloom ideas with your florist. Once you have a plan, drive over to their showroom and see the flowers curbside. This is the time to make sure that the flowers are the exact colors that you had in mind!

My Wedding Gown Appointment is Cancelled

I’m sorry ladies but this is the only one that will have to be postponed. Have no fear! Spend time researching your favorite gowns, analyzing what your body type will look best in, contacting local gown boutiques about what they have in stock and visualizing yourself on your big day.

My Wedding Date Changed and Now My Vendor Can’t Make It

When your vendor can’t make it to your new wedding date, there are a few options to consider. Vendors hate having to cancel on their clients because it’s how they make their living, but unanticipated circumstances can happen. Connect with them about refunds and spend time looking over the cancellation clause in your vendor contract. Upon cancellation, your original vendor will most likely refer you to a similar vendor who can do the job just as well. You may decide to drop the category of service that they provide, which is fine too! Remember that this wedding is for you and your partner – do what makes you happy. Who knows, you might even discover a new vendor option that you like just as well, or better! All things happen for a reason girl!

I’m Stressed Out and Need Help

This is the time to keep your wedding planner on speed dial! They will ease your mind, do most of the work for you and make sure that your big day goes smoothly. The team at Brides of Austin is always here to help and our magazines are a great source for information and inspiration as well.


We’re also sharing tips for postponing your wedding and how to support a friend who had to cancel their wedding. Read on for more advice! You’ve got this!

Decor Inspo: See the Newest Inventory from Austin’s Best Rental Companies

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If your wedding is the sundae, consider your decor the cherry on top. It’s what gives your day a pop of color, a burst of flavor, and a personality that matches yours. Not sure where to start? Fear not. We’re bringing the decor inspo straight to you from The Ivory Oak, highlighting the latest lineups and collections from some of Austin’s best furniture and decor rental companies with tips on how you can achieve their signature looks! See a particular piece you love? Find more information and item names in our latest editorial gracing the pages of the Spring/Summer 2020 issue!

Photos // Annique Marie Photography

Decor Inspo: See the Newest Inventory from Austin's Best Rental Companies

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Party at the Moontower

Get the vibe: Poufs, poufs and more poufs! It’s the easiest way to give a modern boho vibe when layered with overlapping rugs á la Party at the Moontower Event Rentals.

 

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Whim Hospitality

Get the vibe: Adding prints + trendy details is a must for any party vibe. Tribal prints, metallic studs and fur throw pillows are all available in Whim Hospitality’s inventory.

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Premiere Events

Get the vibe: Premiere Events is our go-to for one-of-a-kind rental pieces. Needing a rattan style that’s never been seen? They’ve got it! Or how about a vintage parlor loveseat for the head table?

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Premiere Select

Get the vibe: For an ultra contemporary aesthetic, work trendy acrylic furniture into your decor. Premiere Select’s chairs, barstools and side tables pair well with white and gold palettes.

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Loot Rentals

Get the vibe: Add texture to your lounge setting with luxe velvet furniture rentals. Loot Rentals’ millennial pink Henrietta sofa is one of our faves from their inventory.

 

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Marquee Event Rentals

Get the vibe: The classic metallic and neutral palette can go so many ways: farmhouse chic to wood + metals or posh garden with upholstered furniture. We love the range of options from Marquee Event Rentals.


See the full product lineup and rental names on page 41 in the all-new Spring/Summer 2020 issue.

Tips on Supporting a Bride Who had to Postpone their Wedding

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The big day is coming up but sadly no one will be able to attend. This is the reality for a lot of local brides right now. Our team at Brides of Austin understands how upsetting it is to have to postpone a wedding and we want to do something to help. Here’s a how to guide on supporting a bride who had to postpone her wedding due to COVID-19. Pro tip: utilize as many local businesses as you can.

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Photo: Reiley + Rose, Ashley Medrano Photography

Something Personal

First and most importantly, call her and make sure that she feels loved, supported and understood during this challenging time. If you’re looking to do something a little extra, we’ve compiled a few ideas below.

Something Sweet

A yummy pick me up is something that anyone can enjoy. Pick a local bakery that will deliver desserts to her doorstep. We highly recommend The Cupcake Bar in Austin for yummy cuppies or their latest doughnut kits and 2Tarts Bakery in New Braunfels for coffee and treats. Check out Bonjour Brigadeiro Handcrafted Chocolate & Treats for Instagram-worthy take-home sweets.

Something Floral

Sending someone flowers is a love language. Find your favorite local florist and have them put together an arrangement for your favorite fiancée. To go the extra mile – find out what her wedding colors are and have the blossoms mimic what her wedding florals will look like!

 Something Healthy

Focusing on health is a great way to eliminate stress, which is something a bride with a postponed wedding has a lot of right now. Some say that the best way to relax is by getting a massage and a gift certificate to Live Love Relax. If body treatments are more her style, Laurel Corrinne Studio in Austin offers everything from sunless tanning to dermaplaning. This is a great opportunity to purchase two certificates and go with your girlfriend when the quarantine is over! By the way, overall health helps to boost immune systems and promote positivity.

Something Colorful

Flowers aren’t her vibe? What about a piece of art from a local artist! Watercoloratx is known for their jaw dropping creations and a painting from here will last her a lifetime. Need advice on the perfect watercolor piece? Perhaps a painting of her wedding venue is a step in the right direction.

Something Beauty

Make her excited for what’s to come! Get her a gift card to her favorite salon, like Gloss Beauty Boutique or flAir Style Lounge, that will be good for a blowout or facial once the virus slows down! Remember that gift cards help to support local businesses now and they are good for use later!

Something Artsy

Has she picked a new date? Send her a calligraphy note from Owl & Envelope or Ivelisse Designs with the updated wedding date. Both she and her significant other will cherish this forever!

Something She Wants

Log on to her wedding registry and send her a sweet gift!


We’re also sharing tips for postponing your wedding here!

Gardenia | French Chateau Wedding Inspiration

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Step inside your dream French chateau wedding in this fresh and dewey vendor collaboration. Ma Maison served as the perfect backdrop for the soft, romantic editorial with its immaculate event spaces and gorgeous outdoor scenery. The table setting from Premiere Select aired springtime romance with a textured linen, Louis-stye chairs and delicate china. A deckle-edged invitation suite designed by Percolator Letterpress added to the old-world mystique with silk ribbon, wax seals and floral illustrations. Cocktails perfectly presented by Elevate Bartending were the ideal refreshment for this al fresco setting captured by Sophie Epton Photography. The Bloom Bar took care of every floral detail with perfectly composed arrangements of creams, terra cotta hues and blush accents – a sight for sore eyes, indeed! The model bride was poised thanks to her beauty look from Gloss Beauty Boutique: a touchable low bun and youthful, glowing makeup. An intricately embroidered gown from Blush Bridal Lounge stole the show, making all of our French chateau wedding dreams come true! Scroll below for some major inspiration!!

Photos // Sophie Epton Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Nestled on 23 acres in the beautiful wine country just outside Austin, Texas, Ma Maison is a luxury wedding and event venue that combines the warmth of home with breathtaking European-inspired elegance. Inspired by their French heritage, the 10,000-square foot property and immaculately designed outdoor sites provide an oasis of natural beauty and exemplary customer service in the spectacular Texas Hill Country.