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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!

Tropical Flair Wedding Walkthrough with Olive & Belle Events

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Inspired by the old world, Tuscan resort setting on the shores of Lake LBJ, Paula and David envisioned a romantic, al fresco celebration with a splash of tropical flair. They wanted the event to feel like a destination retreat surrounded by family and friends. Most importantly, they wanted the wedding to showcase their personalities and tell their story as a couple. Austin wedding planner Sydney Campbell from Olive & Belle Events understood exactly what they envisioned and helped them concept and produce a truly beautiful wedding. Read on to get to know this exceptional local planner and how she designed their day in today’s Wedding Walkthrough!

Photos // Kelli Durham

Tropical Flair Wedding Walkthrough with Olive & Belle Events

From the planner: “The bride and groom’s attire set the tone as striking black-and-white with neutral tables and linens to blend with the venue as a canvas for the focal-point floral arrangements. Pops of red made their guest appearances in places like the vintage corvette, mother of the bride gown and the bride’s painted fingernails.”

“Paula decided on a formal black-and-white color palette, with softer, romantic neutrals, and intentional pops of pink, green and red for a little tropical flair.”

“Sometimes the best themes are ones that are not at all a ‘theme,’ but instead a series of personal touches to create a one-of-a-kind wedding. The couple wasn’t concerned about every selection being on-theme, but instead wanted it all to intentionally reflect their preferences and style and fit in their overall color palette. ”

“Personal touches are what set a wedding apart from a been-there-done-that to a one-of-a-kind wedding – just like it should be for any couple. The details at Paula and David’s wedding, ranging from the flowers, food, drink, signage and lighting, were selected intentionally to give the event personality while not necessarily trying to fit a theme or Pinterest picture.”

“A play on the royal wedding tradition, Paula honored the two most important men in her life by arriving to the ceremony with her dad in his red 1962 vintage Corvette and departing in the same car with her new husband.”

From the bride: “We knew we wanted something unique. We have a modern yet traditional style, and we loved the contrast of mixing modern, crisp elements with the loose, outdoor Hill Country feel of our venue. We also wanted a ‘destination’ vibe, where we could truly celebrate with our friends and families all weekend.”

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Rental & Decor Companies

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We know, just like us, you’re going to be wowed by the unique and extensive inventories of our Austin rental and decor companies in this edition of the Meet the Mag Creatives blog! No matter your style or event needs, these vendors are equipped to help you create the wedding of your dreams. Get ready to be inspired! 

To see more from these full editorials, you can check out the full online version of the magazine or you can order your print copy here!

Loot Rentals

The team at Loot Rentals loves bringing castaway items to new life for people to enjoy over and over again. From furniture to tabletop designs, one-of-a-kind is their specialty! Just like the uniqueness of a vintage piece, they love the craftsmanship and unique quality offered through handmade items too!

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

Marquee Event Group

With over 30 years of serving Texas Hill Country, Marquee has transformed the event industry by bringing new ideas to the event market developing and offering innovative services. They go above and beyond the necessities and provide custom pieces made to suit a bride’s particular needs.

Honey Gem Creative | Pink Champagne Paper | Bricolage Curated Floral | Hoffman Haus

Party at the Moontower

The inventory at Party at the Moontower consists of well-designed pieces full of personality, while also having the flexibility to work in any setting! Design-forward pieces that elevate is the name of the game for this team. Austin brides will get the personal design touch with this boutique even rental house.

Caitlin Rose Photography | Silver Thistle Weddings & Events | The Flower Girl | Averi with an Eye | The Wild Onion Ranch

Premiere Events

Locally owned and family operated, Premiere Events offers everything from the dance floor under your feet to the tent over your head and everything in between! Premiere is a strong and proven performer in every segment of the party and event arena. Our Austin brides can trust their wedding in the hands of this experienced team!

Feather & Twine | Flora Fetish | Fine Day Press | Mustang Waters Ranch

Premiere Select

The amazing team at Premiere Select was created to fill a luxury gap in the Austin and Central Texas event-rental market and offers upscale rental alternatives. For our Austin brides seeking luxury, Premiere Select won’t let you down with their lavish designs!

Penelope L’amore Photography | Blush Bridal Lounge | flAir Style Lounge | The Flower Studio | W Austin

Scavenged Vintage

Scavenged Vintage provides vintage furniture, textiles and accessory rentals for your big day. Whether it be an assortment of brass candlesticks or a uniquely appointed lounge for your guests to enjoy, Scavenged can make your special day even more special and will even source that one must-have piece you are looking for!

Elle Reaux Photography | Wildly Cultivated Floral Design | The Barn at Swallows Eve

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Rental & Decor Companies

Whim Hospitality

The first division of Whim Hospitality was event rentals, and today, Whim has grown into so much more! Austin brides have come to love all that this innovative company offers including party rentals, tent rentals, party supply, florals, catering, venue management and event management – the list goes on! Be sure to check out all Whim has to offer!

Mint Photography | Mayhar Design | Remi + Gold | Pink Champagne Paper | The Addison Grove

The Balloon Bar

The Balloon Bar is a one-of-a-kind vendor that is ready to color your life with the unexpected and help you create unforgettable memories. From brightening up an engagement photo shoot to making a wedding day really pop, brides are sure to be delighted with the incredible balloon installations from this creative crew!

Hill Country Charm Color Inspiration at Mustang Waters Ranch

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Nestled within the breathtaking landscape of the Texas Hill Country sits Mustang Waters Ranch. Offering an incomparable sunset view and an abundance of lush scenery, it’s no wonder this one-of-a-kind venue was chosen to serve as the backdrop for our Hill Country Charm Color Collab editorial feature. Captured by Feather & Twine Photography, this shoot is gorgeously traditional with a splash of contemporary character. Our model bride fashioned a lovely lace gown courtesy of Serendipity Bridal, featuring a flattering empire waist and intricate floral detail. FlAir Style Lounge finished off her look with soft curls and a dramatic smokey eye. Flora Fetish supplied eye-popping arrangements, while Premiere Events designed a beautiful tablescape that complemented the vision behind this dreamy day oh-so perfectly. Geometric jewelry from Eliza Page along with an elegant invitation suite and menu card from Fine Day Press added a modern touch. Last, but most certainly not least, we can hardly keep our eyes off of the cutest mini blackberry pies from 2tarts Bakery!

Keep scrolling for the countryside wedding inspiration of your dreams and make sure to find even more Pinterest-worthy inspiration in the glossy pages of our beautiful mag! Happy planning!

Photos // Feather & Twine Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life to the rolling hills of Texas Hill Country at Mustang Waters Ranch. With on-site accommodations and state-of-the-art event facility, you’ll find everything you could ever want for the perfect weekend of celebrating on their stunning 900-acre property. Plan the wedding of your dreams with a breathtaking Texas sunset as your backdrop!