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Color Palate: Delicious Dishes in Craveable Colors

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Color Palate: Delicious Dishes in Craveable Colors

Compliments to the chefs, we’re diving into the latest and tastiest in local catering trends in this eye-catching editorial from our new Spring/Summer 2019 issue aptly titled Color Palate: Delicious Dishes in Craveable Colors. Shot at Brazos Hall by Cory Ryan Photography, Austin’s greatest chefs (and mixologists!) whipped up their very best and brightest plated creations, from fresh catch to cheeseboards and everything in between! Grab your fork and get ready to delight in these delectable dishes below! Cheers!

Photos // Cory Ryan Photography

Royal Fig Catering

From the chef: “We love the combination of freshness with bright colors.”

The Dish: Seared Gulf Redfish | Fava Puree | Summer vegetable succotash and fried beets

The Palate: Redfish, fava beans, summer squash, red peppers, corn, red onion, red beet

Whim Hospitality

From the chef: “We wanted to showcase the first ingredients of the spring, and English peas are one of first things out. I love setting the brininess of calamari against these delicate spring flavors and textures. We knew it would create a great cohesive color palette and dimensional texture.”

The Dish: Crispy Saffron Risotto Cake

The Palate: Risotto arborio rice with garlic, chix stock, shallots, white wine and saffron, pea smash with English peas, roast garlic and parmesan, calamari and olive butter

Rosemary’s Catering

From the chef: “While Ahi is popular as an appetizer, it is so rarely used as an entrée in catering, and we love to surprise our guests with something familiar but unique. The flavor profile also combines different food traditions into something you can’t find every day.”

The Dish: Blackened Ahi Loin Salad

The Palate: Blackened ahi loin, sautéed kohlrabi, baby radish, shaved jicama, pickled red onion, balsamic reduction

Crave Catering

From the chef: “We craft custom menus and serve delectable and freshly prepared farm fresh food with outstanding service while creating incredible experiences.”

The Dish: Under the Sea

The Palate: Sous vide and seared scallops, beet puree, fennel dust, lemon foam, wilted kale

Salk Lick BBQ

From the chef: “Inspiration comes from being a hunter and being able to harvest meat from the wild that can then be turned into eccentric table fare. Using an old cooking/preserving method such as smoking meat, which is what we do best here at Salt Lick BBQ to then bring an upscale plate with lots of color to the mouths and eyes of future food fanatics.”

The Dish: Smoked & Peppered Venison Backstrap with beet juice vermicelli and heirloom tomatoes 

The Palate: Venison backstrap, heirloom tomatoes, vermicelli noodles, beet juice, radishes, fennel fronds, parsley and black pepper

Pink Avocado Catering 

From the chef: “The bright colors are visually intriguing, and the bold flavors of seasonal chilies and garden herbs mirror the visual. Paired with the decadent butter poached lobster, it’s a full spectrum dish from first look to last bite!”

The Dish: Butter Poached Lobster

The Palate: Butter poached lobster, blue corn grits, seasonal rainbow slaw, Fresno chillies, jalapeño, aji amarillo emulsion, toasted garlic and fresh garden herbs

Austin Catering

From the chef: “We love the vibrant flavors and color of the dish, but it also pairs so well together – delicious!”

The Dish: Pistachio Crusted Halibut Filet

The Palate: Pistachio crusted halibut filet with fennel cream and beet gastrique, watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, avocado and baby arugula salad with feta and champagne vinaigrette

Catering with a Twist

From the chef: “We love that this is a custom designed first course that is displayed at the guests’ tables to allow for mingling and enjoyment upon sitting.”

The Dish: Twisted Starter Board

The Palate: Bacon jam, pimento cheese, pickled okra, pickled beets, smoked sausage, prosciutto, smoked peppers, pistachios, dried cranberries, Texas pecans and crackers

Fresa’s Chicken Al Carbon

From the chef: “Our wood-grilled vegetables are as delicious as they are colorful.”

The Dish: Family-Style Grilled Vegetables

The Palate: Grilled cauliflower with carrot, red cabbage, white onion, jalapeño, sherry shallot vinaigrette, grilled beets with chimichurri, cotija cheese, pepitas, saffron chili aioli and grilled sweet potatoes with poblano ranch


From the chef: “This dish is classic Launderette. The Beet Hummus has been on the menu since we opened and it continues to be a favorite for both restaurant guests and catering clients.”

The Dish: Beet Hummus

The Palate: Beet hummus with labneh, millet crunch and everything cracker


From the chef: “It’s both sweet and savory and can be served as an appetizer or alongside a dessert to add a little spice. It goes well with any menu.”

The Dish: Baked Brie Bites 

The Palate: Warm brie and fresh berries wrapped in a flaky pastry, topped with habanero jelly and fried cilantro

Deep Eddy Vodka

From the chef: “Deep Eddy Vodka is unique in that our vodka looks and tastes the way it does because of real, natural ingredients. That is why it pairs so well with just soda water, or with fruit forward, honest ingredients that you can find in these three cocktails.”

The Cocktails South Side 75 | Summer Fling | Front Porch Sipper

The Palates: South Side 75- Deep Eddy Original Vodka, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh dill, Champagne | Summer Fling- Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, watermelon-rosemary shrub, fresh lime juice, soda water, frozen watermelon ice cubes | Front Porch Sipper- Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, fresh lemon juice, lemonade

Meet the Mag Creatives in the Spring/Summer 2019 Issue!

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Meet the Mag Creatives in the Spring/Summer 2019 Issue!

The fabulous new Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Brides of Austin has been released and we couldn’t be happier! With all this excitement, we would like to pause and introduce all the talented mag creatives behind all the beauty in the editorials and weddings. Their hard work and dedication to their craft really shows in our Spring/Summer 2019 issue! Click below to meet the local Austin wedding planners, florists, rental companies, hair and makeup pros, cake and dessert bakers, invitation designers and calligraphers, and caterers featured in our newest issue and start planning your dream team today! Then, check out all the fab editorials ready to inspire your big day! Happy Friday!








In need of other wedding services? See our complete list of featured vendors here, and get your copy of the Spring/Summer 2019 issue here. Don’t forget to check out all of the amazing editorial content here!

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Olive + Belle Events

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You’re in for a treat today, brides – we’re so happy to introduce you to ATX wedding planner Olive + Belle Events! Owner Sydney Campbell and her team of experienced planners design, plan and produce beautiful weddings all over Central Texas and beyond. They don their signature blush blazers at every wedding and always have a humble, helpful demeanor, ready to assist their couples with every detail! “We enjoy what we do with our whole hearts,” Sydney says. “We love working with our clients and vendors and believe that joy is contagious, making the whole planning process fun and enjoyable for everyone involved.”

Who is the ideal bride for Olive + Belle? “She’s fun and professional. Witty and kind. Distinctively creative-minded, but could use some inspiration. She wants to be involved in planning her wedding day, but appreciates a helping hand.” Does that sound like you? Keep scrolling to get to know this amazing wedding planning team and take a look at some of their gorgeous work!

olive + belle events styled shoot

olive + belle events styled shoot

olive + belle events styled shoot

olive + belle events styled shoot

olive + belle events real wedding

Photos // Jenna McElroy Photography

This styled shoot infused hues of saturated blue throughout the details for a subtle pop of sophisticated color. In fact, that’s one of Olive + Belle‘s favorite recent trends in the wedding world. “We are loving the return of bolder and brighter colors. We have many weddings coming up that are willing to explore the world of color,” Sydney explains. “My favorite details (in this shoot) were some of the more delicate, small touches, like the marble brush strokes in Eliana Bernard’s place setting collection, the lace detailing in the Saint Isabel gown and the delicious golden roses that Gypsy Floral and Events picked out.”

Says Sydney: “We take our clients’ inspiration and dreams to heart when creating their designs. We find most of our clients hire us for our romantic aesthetic, but we get most excited when we have the opportunity to try new ideas and trends. We adore working with the adventurous bride who is looking for a unique and personal touch on her wedding day that tells her own love story.”

olive + belle events real wedding

olive + belle events real wedding

olive + belle events real wedding

olive + belle events real wedding

Photos // Jenna McElroy Photography

“The groom said he wanted to find a way in our designs to mark the time and place he married his bride. To do this, the groom created a wedding logo that was a circle or hoop to symbolize eternity, and sketched the star constellations that were visible in the Austin sky the night of their wedding. The logo was projected on their dance floor and stamped on some of their bar glassware, but I especially loved how we subtly included a nod to the eternity circle throughout other parts of their wedding like the bridesmaid bouquet hoops and the bar signage.”

Such cool ways to honor something so unique and meaningful to the couple! While personal touches are important for any couple they work with, the Olive + Belle team encourages couples to take a step back and take a breath before jumping straight into the planning process.

“We see so many couples get overly eager to dive right into planning and book a venue or other vendors before really thinking through their budget and design. We take a process oriented approach to design, and budget planning that makes you pause to create your big picture plan before getting to far into the booking process. Sometimes those early bookings you make set the tone for your whole budget and design, so it’s important to take some deep breaths and really consider and outline what your wish list and priorities are for your wedding.”

Wonderful words of wisdom! To get in touch with Olive + Belle Events for your own wedding, reach out through their Brides of Austin vendor profile. Happy planning!

A Vibrantly Artful Affair from Westcott Weddings

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We could not be more excited to share this vibrantly artful affair from Westcott Weddings! The Blanton Museum of Art framed the scene perfectly, offering a gorgeous, modern flair that we just can’t get enough of. This contemporary vibe was countered by warm pops of color, courtesy of Bricolage Curated Florals and Loot Rentals. Captured by Julie Wilhite Photography, splashes of pink and yellow worked to soften the edginess of traditional modern style, and bring a unique vision to life. Fine Day Press created the sweetest invitation suite and menu cards, emphasizing the artistic design approach with a combination of raw brush strokes. The Powder Sugar Room emulated a similar aesthetic with their delectable two-tiered masterpiece that has our mouths watering!

We hope you’re just as obsessed with this dreamy inspiration shoot as we are, and can’t wait to continue to share more from our latest Spring/Summer 2019 issue. Read on for a word from the planner herself, and don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for even more beautiful wedding trends. Cheers!

Photos // Julie Wilhite Photography

From the planner, Ellen Westcott of Westcott Weddings: “I wanted to juxtapose the modernity of the space with a bright, fun color palette. I love how the full spectrum of color works together to create a warm, yet modern vibe. For the dining table, we warmed up the Blanton‘s famous blue wall with a rich velvet linen and loads of fluffy florals in shades of pink. To offset the ‘frillier’ pieces, we kept the rest of the design understated (but still lovely)! The menus and place cards (with hand-painted brushstrokes) added one final pop of color and fun to the table and tied everything together.”

ModWest: A Modern Southwest Inspired Bridal Collection

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The day we’ve been anxiously awaiting has arrived! With our new Spring/Summer 2019 issue hitting newsstands, we’re so thrilled to share our latest bridal fashion editorial: ModWest – a modern southwest inspired bridal collection. With edgy, Austin-esque vibes and a perfect southwestern setting at Camp Lucy, this collection of gowns captured by Kristin La Voie Photography is sure to inspire any Hill Country bride! Hues of turquoise, blush and apricot infused throughout this shoot bring a mod brightness to the backdrop, accentuated beautifully by the gorgeous bouquets and floral installations from Wildly Cultivated Floral Design that include blooms in every warm and cheerful hue. Unique fine jewelry by Eliza Page complemented each gown, sourced from from Austin’s best bridal boutiques, while Beautymark Agency styled every look to a T, from a sleek ponytail and a boho braid to beachy waves, a chic top knot and and effortless updos. If modern looks are up your alley and southwest vibes make your heart sing, scroll through the incredible images below and soak up all the modern southwest bridal inspiration you can. As always, you can find this spread in our latest issue, too! Cheers!

Photos // Kristin La Voie Photography

Look 1: Reem Acra via Julian Gold

Look 2: Custom design via Moonlight and Moss

Look 3: Kate McDonald Bridal via Unbridaled

Look 4: Hayley Paige via Blush Bridal Lounge

Look 5: Eddy K via Beatitude Bridal Boutique

Look 6: Alexandra Grecco via Unbridaled