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2019 Looks of Love Contest – Sponsored by Eliza Page + Wahwahtaysee Resort

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2018 Looks of Love Contest - Sponsored by Eliza Page + Wahwahtaysee Resort

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we are so excited to kick off our fifth annual Looks of Love contest sponsored by Eliza Page + Wahwahtaysee Resort! There is nothing sweeter than reading a love story and seeing incredible photographs that perfectly capture the love a couple has for one another. We’re still swooning over our 2018 winners, Emily and Mike, captured by Grant Daniels Photography. We can’t wait to see more sweet pictures and stories from Austin couples! We’ll be accepting Looks of Love submissions over the next two weeks (deadline to submit is Wednesday, February 6) and will announce our winner on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, following a week of finalist voting with our followers! The lucky winning couple will be treated to a dinner date for two on us at a restaurant of their choice, a pair of wedding rings from Eliza Page* AND a one-night stay at Wahwahtaysee ResortClick here to enter the Looks of Love Contest – simply upload a few of your favorite pictures or engagement photos and briefly tell us your love story. We’ll be sharing our favorite submissions with our followers starting Friday, February 8, to help us decide the winner. Good luck!

*Winner receives a pair of men’s and women’s wedding rings, total retail value of up to $1200 for 2 rings. See store for details.

ATX Rehearsal Dinner Hot Spots

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Searching for the perfect rehearsal dinner spot to host your guests before the big day? We’ve got two fabulous options for you! Whether your style is rustic and outdoorsy or classic traditional, these special places will wow your friends and family and bring you the best in service and hospitality. These two special Austin venues would love to host your group for a memorable rehearsal dinner! Check The Salt Lick and The University of Texas Club out below.

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The Salt Lick

This place hardly needs an introduction – it’s been an Austin-area favorite for more than 50 years! Let The Salt Lick treat your group to the best barbecue Austin has to offer in their ideallic, rustic setting in tucked away in the oak trees of Driftwood, Texas. The Salt Lick can accommodate up to 120 guests for your rehearsal dinner in one of five private dining areas, including The Banquet Room, The Breezeway and The Salt Lick Cellars, perfect for those who love brisket and wine. A night under the Texas stars with smoky barbecue, fine wine and your closest friends: what could be better?

Photo: Kenny Braun Photography

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The University of Texas Club

Located within the Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, The University of Texas Club boasts one of Austin’s best dining experiences high atop your favorite football field. An ideal rehearsal dinner setting for any Longhorn fan, Texas Ex or just a couple craving a uniquely Austin experience, the University of Texas Club offers more than 11,000 square feet of rentable event space and delectable custom creations by their executive chef. Your guests will not forget this experience!


Found the perfect rehearsal dinner spot but still looking for the perfect wedding venue? Peruse our venues page for the best wedding venues central Texas has to offer!

Stylish Laguna Gloria Engagement Shoot from Penelope L’amore Photography

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This Texas Hill Country engagement, captured by Penelope L’amore at The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria has us obsessed! The oh-so-lovely, Lainey and Tim, were recently married this past October, but their engagement shoot has us in awe. The Hill Country scenery matched with Lainey and Tim’s love for each other makes this shoot really something. Their personalities really come through in the photos! We can’t for our Austin brides to see all the prettiness!

Photos // Penelope L’amore Photography

From the bride: “Tim proposed on a canal bridge in Georgetown. He had me totally convinced we were just going to grab dinner with a friend who was in town, and then he stopped me on the bridge and got down on one knee. Our wedding theme was southern elegance with a little boho flair. The colors were burgundy, wine, ivory, gold and LOTS of greenery. One of my absolute favorite moments from our wedding was when Tim and I took communion together for the first time as husband and wife. At our church, we take communion every Sunday, but have always taken it separately as we wanted that to be something we shared in marriage.”

Contemporary Springtime Inspiration By Trademark Weddings and Events

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Trademark Weddings and Events put together such a lovely contemporary springtime inspiration shoot at their event studio, with dreamy vernal touches that excite us for the coming season! The citrus colored blooms in hues of orange, dusty pink and peach by Clementine Botanical Art are to-die-for! The colors come alive next to the hanging marble artwork altar and industrial space of the table setting. Everything down to the geometric-shaped marbled cookies make this shoot something worth remembering. Not to mention the seemingly unending waterfall-like dress provided by Moonlight and Moss. Let his modern soiree give you some fabulous inspo for your upcoming spring wedding!

Photos // Alexis Katherine Photography

Join Us at The Driskill Wedding Showcase!

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Join Us at The Driskill Wedding Showcase!

Are you the iconic, timeless and unforgettable type? Well, you’re in luck! The Driskill Wedding Showcase will be featuring many of Austin’s best wedding planners to bring you big idea inspiration, teach you tips and tricks and dream up your special day! On January 27th from 1pm – 4 PM at The Driskill you can experience cake tastings from The Driskill executive pastry chef, cocktail and appetizer sampling, swag bags and prizes, all while connecting with local Austin wedding experts! Some of our favorite local wedding planners, including Kristin Catter Events, Pearl Events Austin and Westcott Weddings, will be at The Driskill Wedding Showcase ready to assist your with your wedding needs.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, so order yours today and join us for a showcase of a lifetime. To purchase your ticket and see more info, visit here!