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Ethereal Music Inspired Wedding Walkthrough with Bespoke Events

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We just love to hear all about the ins-and-outs of the wedding planning process, and Austin wedding planner Lindsay Meier of Bespoke Events shared her insider tips and notes on the details she styled for Adele and John’s ethereal music inspired wedding in today’s Wedding Walkthrough. It was so important that the day reflected who they are as a couple, so two of the most important elements were the entertainment and cuisine! Read on to get to know this exceptional local planner and how she designed their day.

Photos // Sophie Epton Photography

Ethereal Music Inspired Wedding Walkthrough with Bespoke Events

From the planner: “Part of what I love so much about designing weddings is that every client’s style and vision is unique, and it challenges us to be innovative and creative in order to create a wedding that truly reflects our clients. I love the variety in what we do! There are definitely stylistic characteristics that are evident in our work though, like our tendency towards organic florals and clean lines.”

“We incorporated hues of dusty blue and lots of greenery to add to the existing beautiful white space. The ceremony was outside near the pond and the reception was inside, so we had the best of both worlds!”

“For cocktail hour, The Waters band played a Fleetwood Mac cover set, wrapping up with the couple’s favorite song ‘Everywhere’ as they were introduced. To thread that theme through the guest experience, we worked with Averi with an Eye to create a custom guest seating display made up of keychains with the lyric ‘want to be with you everywhere’ a nod to their favorite Fleetwood Mac song and a play on keeping your keys with you!”

“Adele loves a bit of an eclectic flair, so we blended subtle bohemian touches like the vintage kilim rugs as aisle decor, and Parisian bistro chairs to keep things from feeling too traditional, while still feeling elegant. I think it’s very possible to mix styles, so long as it’s done with intention.”

“It was so important that the day reflected Adele and John. Early on, it was clear that the two most important elements to them were music and food, so we put a large emphasis on those elements.”

From the bride: “Our wedding was the best night of our lives. Having our favorite people together in one place to eat our favorite foods and listen to our favorite music was surreal. I’m so grateful for how it all turned out.”

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Cake & Dessert Bakers

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The talented Austin wedding cake and dessert bakers that are showcased in this installment of our Meet the Mag Creatives blog have elevated baking to an art! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the local experts behind these eye-catching wedding cakes, mouth-watering sweet treats and creative confections guaranteed to please every palette. You’re sure to be delighted and inspired by the baking skills from these 10 amazing Austin vendors!

To get more than just a taste of the local talent, be sure to check out our 2018 Fall/Winter issue. You can get the full online version of the magazine or you can order your print copy here!

2tarts Bakery

Run by passionate foodie, Ashley, and bridal designer, April, 2tarts Bakery is a family-run business dedicated to feeding your body, mind and soul with only the best ingredients! The owners are deeply involved in the “slow food” movement and love to use farm-to-table ingredients. Such wholesome deliciousness!

Mint Photography | Mayhar Design | Remi + Gold | Serendipity Bridal | Beautymark Agency | The Addison Grove

Meet the Mag Creatives - Austin Wedding Cake & Dessert Bakers

Glace Cakes

Daniela, owner of Glace Cakes, likes to say her cakes are “where art meets taste.” Each of her hand crafted, made-from-scratch cakes are exquisite works of art with attention to the finest of details. Daniela’s grandfather inspired her passion for baking, which is evident in each cake she creates!

Honey Gem Creative | Marquee Event Group | Hoffman Haus

Gourdough’s Public House

If you’re a bride who would like to give your guests something completely unique, Gourdough’s is just the ticket! Whether it’s hot, made-to-order donuts served from their vintage airstream, a spectacularly styled donut wall, or a buffet station, a bride can be confident her guests won’t forget these “big as your face” sweet treats with all the fixins’! 

Loot Rentals | The Addison Grove | Robert Bradshaw Photography with Photo Group Austin

Iced Cakes & Confections

Owner Elana uses only natural ingredients to ensure her cakes taste as great as they look. She’s trained under Certified Master Bakers in New York, learning from some of the most talented chefs in the world, and now has brought her talents to Austin to share with brides! Iced Cakes and Confections also specializes in ornate sugar flowers. How fun!

Penelope L’amore Photography | Premiere Select | The Flower Studio | W Austin

Maggie Louise Confections

Renowned for her talents in turning chocolate into art, Maggie Callahan of Maggie Louise Confections strives to bring haute couture designs to the world of chocolate. Her themed, decadently detailed chocolate boxes make the perfect gift for anyone, but especially brides-to-be, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride and of course, grooms! No matter which design you desire, Maggie Louise Confections can bring your chocolate dreams to life.

Simon Lee Bakery

One word comes to mind when we see Simon Lee Bakery’s cakes: classic! With fresh twists on classic wedding cakes in shades of white, ivory and cream, your cake from Simon Lee Bakery is sure to stun your guests in the best possible way. With a penchant for gold, sparkles and shimmer, Simon Lee cakes are nothing short of spectacular.

Westcott Weddings | Clementine Botanical Art | The Addison Grove | EL Photography

Sweet Treets Bakery

Because a party without a cake is just a meeting, right? That’s what Sweet Treats Bakery believes, and they live out their passion each day, delighting customers with personal, artisanal cakes and desserts. Sweet Treats Bakery can make your vision come to life, with incredibly realistic-looking grooms cakes and darling wedding cakes that are just as sweet on the inside as they are impressive on the outside!

Julie Wilhite Photography | Sweet Laurel Events | The Bloom Bar | Loot Rentals | Camp Lucy

The Cupcake Bar

Providing catered dessert bars for epic events, The Cupcake Bar is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your wedding! Guests choose their own flavor, filling, icing and topping and each cupcake is made to order by “cupcake bartenders” right in front of their eyes! The Cupcake Bar offers a one-of-a-kind dessert experience for the non-traditional bride. After all, what could be better than a mini-cake made just the way you like it?

Kelly Rucker Photography

The Powder Sugar Room

More than just your typical bakery, the Powder Sugar Room is home to a designer and sugar artist who’s worked for celebrities and world-famous chefs. In owner Adrianna’s own words, her desserts are “sexy, confident and sometimes too pretty to eat!” We’ll take our chances on that last part, because these desserts look too scrumptious to pass up!

Elizabeth Denny Photography | Flor Amor | The Milestone – Georgetown

Tiny Pies

Family-owned and operated since 2011, Tiny Pies bakes their pies in small batches from scratch daily, and the taste speaks for itself! These tiny confections fit in the palm of your hand yet are BIG on taste, using only the highest-quality natural ingredients, of course. Owners Amanda and her mom, Kit love nothing more than putting a smile on your face with a pie that blends nostalgia and happy feelings all into one.

Jody Horton Photography

Elegant Garden Tablescape Design from Mayhar Design

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Rich yet feminine textures, a soft neutral palette and gorgeous natural surroundings come together for this oh-so-elegant garden tablescape inspiration from Mayhar Design, captured by the talented Mint Photography team! Set at the ever-beautiful Addison Grove, this setup took advantage of the dreamy golden hour light and an al fresco backdrop beneath sprawling oaks, accented with classic, organic florals from Remi & Gold. The bride donned a sophisticated yet sultry look, with a drop-back gown from Serendipity Bridal, a copper smoky eye and a perfectly tousled updo by Beautymark Agency. We love how the neutral tones throughout this styled shoot avoid being washed out because of the plays on texture and pops of color, from the linens by Whim Hospitality to the invitation suite with contemporary teal text by Pink Champagne Paper. Subtle gold accents, including jewels by Eliza Page, add more nods of femininity, and the simple yet classy cakes by 2Tarts Bakery carry on the elegant garden aesthetic beautifully. Cheers to this romantic spread!

Photos // Mint Photography

From the planner, Melanie McKinley of Mayhar Design: “I wanted to design a table and an ‘event’ that was simple and natural, and one that was also elegant and beautiful, with an intentional nod towards both classic and modern styles. I wanted a palette of tones that was soft and feminine. I love spaces and details that highlight and complement the environment that they are placed within in a simple and impactful way, without being too fussy or over-thought.”

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Beauty Professionals

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Now that our Fall/Winter 2018 issue has been released, we want to make sure our readers and brides can connect with all of the amazing vendors featured throughout the pages of the mag – including these outstanding Austin beauty professionals! Get to know these hair and makeup gurus below and see what sets their businesses apart! You’ll see the gorgeous looks with stunning hair and makeup among the editorials and real weddings in the Fall/Winter issue, but stay tuned to our blog because we’ll show off the full shoots on the blog as well!

Flip through our digital mag copy to see more from each of these shoots right here on your desktop, tablet or smart phone, and be sure to order your print copy too so you flag your faves! Cheers!

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FlAir Style Lounge

Owners and professional stylists Ally and Erica have been bringing beauty to brides all over Austin for more than seven years, traveling in their renovated ’70s airstream to bring a fun, luxurious and memorable beauty experience. FlAir Style Lounge offers full-service beauty options tailored to Austin brides who love to embrace their free-spirited side!

Feather & Twine PhotographySerendipity BridalMustang Waters Ranch

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Beautymark Agency

Owner Ana Bazan boasts more than 18 years’ experience as a hair and makeup stylist and founded Beautymark Agency in 2007 with the goal of building the most talented bridal beauty team in Austin. She saw the need for on-location beauty experts and now works with a highly skilled team proficient in airbrush makeup, skilled across all skin tones and super creative with hair. The Beautymark Agency team genuinely enjoys being part of a bride’s day!

Mayhar DesignMint Photography | The Addison Grove | Serendipity Bridal | Eliza Page

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Makeup ATX

After a 13-year career with MAC Cosmetics, Makeup ATX owner Codie LePors took a leap of faith to build an on-location makeup service that provides “anything makeup” to brides all over Austin. Codie’s number one goal is to make her clients feel like a better version of themselves while creating special bonds along the way!

May Carlson Photography

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Gloss Beauty Boutique

Owner of Gloss Beauty Boutique Mindy Orsak Fuller followed in her grandmothers’ footsteps to embark on her beauty career path with an intense passion for the creativity and artistic aspects to hair and makeup, striving to provide brides with a more personalized and glamorous beauty experience. Mindy’s attention to detail is unmatched, and she truly believes beauty starts from within. Every bride who sits in her chair leaves as a friend!

Blush Bridal LoungeNicole MeraThe Contemporary Austin – Laguna GloriaSophie Epton Photography

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Jose Luis Salon

A salon boasting more than three decades of experience, the exquisitely skilled Jose Luis Salon team offers three locations available to host your bridal party, or if you prefer, they’ll come to you! Honey Gem Creative | Serendipity Bridal | Hoffman Haus | Eliza Page

11 Austin-Area Waterfront Wedding Venues

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If a celebration on the water has always been your dream for your big day, these 11 Austin-area waterfront wedding venues might be just the ticket! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Austin wedding venues overlooking rivers, lakes and creeks. Of course, with the natural beauty of the Hill Country, there is a waterfront venue to suit any bride’s style, whether you’re looking for a more contemporary locale or something more laid-back and rustic.

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The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria

Perched high atop the shores of Lake Austin just north of Tarrytown, Laguna Gloria offers a spectacular view and unique, intimate feel with its terraced venue, where everyone has a wonderful vantage point to see the ceremony! Sprawling oaks, palm tree accents and serene blue waters make for an amazing natural surrounding and the perfect setting to say “I do!”

Photo: Ashley Bosnick Photography

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Mustang Waters Ranch 

Affectionately nicknamed “900 acres of heaven on earth,” Mustang Waters Ranch near Johnson City offers a vast idyllic setting full of rolling hills, incredible Texas sunsets and a river weaving through the property. You’ll love the horses in the pasture and views as far as the eye can see. With on-site accommodations for up to 30 guests, you could have your family or bridal party stay at the venue for an added touch of hospitality!

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The LINE Austin

Located on the south edge of downtown adjacent to Lady Bird Lake’s serene shores, The LINE Austin is a relatively new contemporary hotel venue with top-notch accommodations, natural window light galore and views of both downtown and the lake. Host your reception in their sprawling ballroom with walls of windows overlooking the water – so dreamy!

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Pecan Grove 

Right on the banks of Onion Creek in Driftwood lies Pecan Grove, a Hill Country wedding venue featuring the best of Texas wine country and Texas barbecue – after all, this venue is part of the Salt Lick family of event experts! Breathtaking scenery, mouthwatering on-site catering and southern hospitality will set you up for a special night to remember!

Photo: Jen Dillender Photography

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Cypress Falls Event Center

On the banks of a scenic creek in the small town of Wimberley, Texas, Cypress Falls Event Center not only offers gorgeous waterfront spots to marry your best friend, but it boasts plenty of on-site activities to make it a weekend-long celebration! Enjoy their rustic accommodations, kayaking, swimming and more. The team at Cypress Falls wants to make your big day as stress-free and fun as possible!

Photo: Stephanie Rogers Photography

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Hidden Falls

As a member of the Walters Wedding Estates family, Hidden Falls Events puts hospitality first, but their pristine waterfront views don’t disappoint, either! Explore the gems on every end of this property, with lovely waterfalls, an expansive modern farmhouse-style event building and two spots to choose from for your special day: Remi’s Ridge and Hayes Hollow. You’ll love every inch of this amazing venue!

Photo: Smith House Weddings

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The Oasis

We couldn’t compile a collection of Austin waterfront wedding venues and not include The Oasis – it’s perhaps Austin’s most famous waterfront view! With jaw-dropping views of Lake Travis perfect for watching a pastel Texas sunset, your wedding guests will always remember the incredible atmosphere of your special day. Their events team is there every step of the way to help your event go smoothly!

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Wahwahtaysee Resort

Nestled among more than 100 acres along the San Marcos River’s aqua-colored waters, this unique venue offers an all-inclusive wedding experience. On-site lodging in luxury tents, plenty of river-based activities like kayaking, tubing and hiking ensure your guests will enjoy not only your wedding day, but a weekend away in a hidden Texas paradise.

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Hidden River Ranch

You’ll find this expansive Hill Country venue in Lampasas, Texas, and will appreciate its array of options for your big day’s celebrations! A 10,000 square-foot waterfront event barn overlooks a large pond and serene views of the sun setting over the adjacent pasture, but this venue also offers several other ceremony sites situated among the property’s creeks and ponds. This family-owned estate strives to provide the best in service for a memorable day!

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Horseshoe Bay Resort

If you want the feeling of a destination wedding without having to leave the great state of Texas, Horseshoe Bay Resort could not be a more perfect option. It’s immaculate lakeside property truly feels like an escape to paradise, and as a world-class resort getaway, the attention to detail and service at this venue is top-notch! From lovely lakeside lawns near the Yacht Club to the dreamy waterfalls of Slick Rock Golf Course, their team will help you choose the perfect setting for your ideal wedding day.

Photo: Anastasia Strate Photography

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Lakeway Resort and Spa

Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Austin’s busy pace of life and relax before your big day? Lakeway Resort and Spa offers rest, relaxation and an incredible wedding venue all in one place! With an expansive ballroom overlooking the shores of Lake Travis and surrounding rolling hills, you and your guests will love the scenic views and the hospitality the resort and their attentive events team have to offer.

Looking for an Austin wedding venue with a more contemporary style, or perhaps something more romantically rustic? We’ve got you covered! Happy venue hunting!