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Organic Romance Fall Wedding Design at The Milestone | Georgetown

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With summer coming to an end and fall just around the corner, we could not be more excited to share this gorgeous seasonal shoot captured by Elizabeth Denny Photography! The Milestone | Georgetown served as the most dreamy outdoor locale, featuring an abundance of greenery and rustic charm that fit the natural, raw theme of the day with ease. Flor Amor crafted the perfect bouquet and centerpiece using the warm autumn hues we all know and love. Breed and Co and Haley Wynn Designs set the scene with a truly stunning tablescape. Fashioning the hair and makeup stylings of Beautymark Agency, our bride wowed in a breathtaking lace mermaid gown from Blush Bridal Lounge. Dazzling gems from Nicole Mera completed her look. The Powder Sugar Room provided a two-tiered naked cake, dressed in blackberries and drizzled with delicious caramel. We simply can’t get enough of this organic romance fall wedding design and can hardly wait to highlight even more features from our brand new Fall/Winter 2018 issue! Happy planning!

Photos // Elizabeth Denny Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Sitting on 40 acres just above the San Gabriel River, The Milestone | Georgetown features a scenic outdoor ceremony site and spacious reception hall accommodating up to 320 guests. Open beam trusses, red oak floors and tall windows create a timeless backdrop for your wedding day. The beautifully designed wedding suites can accommodate the entire wedding party, and walk-around, covered porch offers a beautiful place for guests to mingle before and during the reception.

Bridal Buzz | Must-Have Specialty Wedding Vendors for Your Big Day

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If you’ve flipped through our Fall/Winter 2018 issue, you know we’ve introduced you to some of the biggest names in specialty wedding vendors across the Austin area, and some hidden gems, too! Whether you’re looking for a fun photobooth, over-the-top decor, the perfect spot to host guests or even services for your fur babies, we’ve got you covered. Scroll down to learn more about these specialty wedding vendors and the amazing services they have to offer for your special celebration!

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The Pet Gal

Austin couples adore including their precious pets in their big day plans, however, the logistics can sometimes be a bit cumbersome for a couple with already so much going on. And too often, the pups spend a majority of their time in a kennel or distracting family members from the celebration. Cue The Pet Gal. In addition to the company’s many pet services, The Pet Gal has a special offering for the betrothed and their best buds—wedding pet attendants for hire. Let the pros handle everything from transport (pet taxi), watering, walks and potty breaks to dressing, aisle escorting and photo shoot assistance. More than one pup? No worries. The Pet Gal will look after as many as you need. Free from stress, brides and grooms will be able to create lasting memories with their beloved fur family.

Photo: Julie Wilhite Photography

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Vannagram

Brides, meet Anna. She’s a beautiful, mint-hued 1979 Volkswagen bus that’s been converted into a one-of-a-kind mobile photo booth. After roaming the deserts of Arizona, coastline of California and mountains of Colorado, Anna retired to Austin for a new life making receptions more memorable than ever. Customizable for weddings and special events, this boho photo booth boasts the highest quality cameras, lighting that guests love, cute photo overlays and borders, festive filters, fun props and unique backdrops (macramé tapestry, anyone?). There are two- to six-hour packages to choose from, and they always include animated GIFs, shareable links to Insta, face morphing, marryoke, Dubsmash, and more! Vannagram has got it all and is uniquely authentic for your ATX I dos.

Photo: Lauren Reynolds Photography

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FunBox

It’s wedding fun, made easy. FunBox was an idea created by two sisters who, after designing and executing events for more than twenty years, knew there needed to be an accessible way for couples to add something interactive and memorable to their event, without the need for an actual attendant’s assistance. Enter: FunBox! They gather all the elements you need for various activities: a vodka bar, a hot chocolate bar, a polaroid guest book, even a photo booth – and ship it to you in a clearly labeled, cutely packaged box so you can set it all up yourself with minimal effort. Your guests will love the added touch, and you’ll love the easy setup and cleanup! It’s a win-win.

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The Balloon Bar

Color us smitten, we’re so in love with the whimsical décor of Austin-based The Balloon Bar. Giant, frilly and oh-so festive, their balloons fill the room (or your wedding photo ops) with smiles. Imagine a custom balloon created just for your playful engagement session or a bold-hued bundle to decorate a bridal shower or bachelorette party. The Insta-worthy balloons will have your squad snapping and posting memories from your spirited gatherings. Pick from vibrant colors, metallic letters and numbers, sparkling fringe, dramatic tassels, as well as confetti-filled balloons and balloon garlands — the girls behind The Balloon Bar will create exactly what you need!

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Adeak Vacation Rentals

Grab the girls for a pre-wedding retreat or memorable bachelorette weekend in the Hill Country. Splurge on one of Adeak’s gorgeous vacation houses that are not only spacious and located in close proximity to all the fun of Fredericksburg and Hill Country wineries, they’re also immaculate and well-appointed with beautiful furniture. From hot tubs and fire pits to chef’s kitchens and luxe master suites—Adeak has amazing options for your next girl’s trip. Or whisk the fiance away for a little pre-wedding R&R, thank your bridesmaids with an overnight stay and sunrise brunch, plan an affordable honeymoon — whatever you want — these vacay rentals are the perfect setting!

Photo: Marc Bennett

Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Austin!

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Happy Thanksgiving from Brides of Austin!

Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Brides of Austin! As we power through production for our Spring/Summer 2019 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 Austin to share dozens of inspiring editorials. In just a few short months, 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!

Nostalgic Norwegian Wedding Inspiration at The Barn at Swallows Eve

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Seemingly plucked straight from an old world European fairytale, we can’t get over the dreaminess of this styled shoot filled with nostalgic Norwegian wedding inspiration captured by Elle Reaux Photography! Set in the countryside-like setting of  The Barn at Swallows Eve, earthy tones grounded the modern decor elements of the shoot like the hand calligraphy place cards and invitations from Design to Flourish, while eye-catching splashes of punchy orange and rich forest green accented throughout in elements like the plush lounge area, with seating and decorative pieces provided by Scavenged Vintage. Lounging in a gown selected for its ultra-romantic charm, the model bride wore the nod-to-Victorian-era high-neck lace overlay gown from Unbridaled paired with delicate rose gold and diamond rings from Eliza Page. Keeping her look whimsical yet modern, Beautymark Agency created a beauty look of equal parts naturally fresh and subtly glam, with golden and warm-toned makeup paired back with an intricately styled up-do. Keeping with the enchanted romance feel, the model bride carried a bouquet filled with classic blooms, paired with leafy green pieces and soft wildflower-like stems, expertly designed by Wildly Cultivated Floral Design. Single blooms of the same variety were paired with a fresh cut orange as the perfect embellishments to the eye-catching three-layer cake from Sweet Treets Bakery. With so many unique elements to this shoot, we’re keen to take note and plan our own modern day story book event! Cheers!

Photos // Elle Reaux Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Located near historic Fredericksburg, The Barn at Swallows Eve is an ideal setting. Surrounded by abundant wildflowers, oaks and the wide open Texas sky, their sun-kissed barn feature modern touches and amenities for a memorable celebration in Texas Hill Country.

From Brides, For Brides: Your Best Wedding Day Advice

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Calling all brides-to-be! Recently, we asked past brides on Instagram to share the best wedding day advice they heard as they planned their big day. We were blown away by the awesome responses and had a tough time choosing just a handful to pass along to you! Don’t forget to use Brides of Austin as a wedding resource to help ease the stress of finding vendors and inspiration for your dream day. We’ve got you covered, with dozens of Austin’s top wedding vendors and loads of gorgeous inspiration, from Hill Country rustic to downtown modern and sleek. Scroll below to see the wedding day advice these brides needed when they were in your shoes. Happy planning!

From Brides, For Brides: Your Best Wedding Day Advice

Photo: Feather & Twine

On photography tips:

“Invest in a great photographer! Your wedding pictures are forever.” – Melinda U.

“Go through the formality of all the family photos. We did not and we regret it so much!” – Meagan J.

“Less cake and table pictures and more with your friends and family members.” – Carolina J.

“Make sure you put enough time to the side for pictures with your parents and husband.” – Marina J.

On focusing on what matters:

“No matter what you do, someone will have an unfavorable opinion.” – Rachel G.

“Your planning focus should be your husband, not your guests!” – Taylor B.

“Schedule more alone time with your significant other.” – C.S.

“Don’t care so much about the details! And don’t take planning so seriously.” – B.R.M.

Other helpful tidbits:

“Buy your gown early!” – Tammy F.

“Make sure you have your speech and vows ready to go so you’re not worrying about them.” – Madeleine G.

“Do not DIY anything the week of.” – B.S.C.

“Have your coordinator save you both a piece of the cake!” – Astrid A.


Looking for even more helpful wedding day advice and unique bridal ideas? Order your very own copy of the latest Brides of Austin mag. You won’t be disappointed!