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Vivid Beauty: A Curated Collection of Fashion-Forward Gowns — Part Two

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We’re completing our Vivid Beauty fashion editorial today with the second installment of our shoot at 800 CongressJulie Wilhite Photography captured these contemporary bridal looks complete with bold hair and makeup thanks to flAIR Style LoungeThe Bloom Bar brought fun shades of pink to life, which popped against the neutral backdrops, while Party at the Moontower and The Menagerie provided rentals and accessories to perfectly complete the look. Make sure to scroll all the way down to catch awesome behind the scenes video filmed by The Bird & The Bear below and check out each out our incredible Austin bridal boutiques to score these gowns for yourself! Cheers to the newest Brides of Austin issue!

Photos // Julie Wilhite Photography

Video // The Bird & The Bear

Look 1: Unbridaled

Look 2: Blush Bridal Lounge

Look 3: Serendipity Bridal

Look 4: Beatitude Bridal Boutique

Look 5: Julian Gold

Vivid Beauty: A Curated Collection of Fashion-Forward Gowns – Part One

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We’ve been so excited to share our Vivid Beauty fashion editorial from the all-new Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Austin, we can hardly stand it! We went a for a spirited  and fashion-forward vibe with 800 Congress as the perfect backdrop for this edgy shoot perfectly captured by Julie Wilhite Photography. An editorial centered on vivid beauty of course needs a bright, bold look, and the beauty team at flAIR Style Lounge delivered! Neon eye shadow, bold brows and effortless waves give fresh and contemporary vibes to the incredible selection of chic wedding gowns from Austin’s best bridal boutiques, accentuated by a gorgeous bouquet from The Bloom Bar and stunning jewelry from The Menagerie. Don’t miss part two of our Vivid Beauty editorial tomorrow, and see all the gorgeousness from the shoot in the video by The Bird & The Bear below! Enjoy!

Photos // Julie Wilhite Photography

Video // The Bird & The Bear

Look 1: Julian Gold

Look 2: Blush Bridal Lounge

Look 3: Beatitude Bridal Boutique

Look 4: Serendipity Bridal

Look 5: Unbridaled


Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Rental Companies

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Our Meet the Mag Creatives blog series is in full swing, and we’ve loved taking a closer look at the Austin wedding vendors that bring dreams to reality! Today we’re diving into our incredible Austin rental companies. With so much to choose from, representing any and all styles, these vendors have all your wedding rental needs stylishly covered. Enjoy!

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!

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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. The mid-century modern lounge area above is just a glimpse of what this team can dream up for our Austin brides!

Captivating Weddings | Westbank Flower Market | Blanton Museum of Art

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. Their experience and taste for modern weddings can be seen in the lovely photo above!

Julie Wilhite Photography | Westcott Weddings | Clementine Botanical Art

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 speciality! Just like the uniqueness of a vintage piece, they love the craftsmanship and unique quality offered through handmade items too!

Virginia Ann Photography | Clementine Botanical Art | Lakeway Resort and Spa

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!

Anastasia Strate Photography | The Flower Girl | Fine Day Press | Horseshoe Bay Resort

Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals

With a speciality in antique, vintage and mid-century modern pieces, Birch & Brass collects their pieces from their travels near and far. For our Austin brides searching for the perfect one-of-a-kind piece, Birch & Brass is your go-to! With their expansive inventory, the options are endless!

Penelope L’amore Photography | The Bloom Bar | Firefly Farm

Whim Hospitality

The first division of Whim Hospitality was event rentals, and today, Whim has grown into so much more! This incredibly innovative company offers 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!

Pearl Events Austin | Premiere Events | Westbank Floral Market | Jenny DeMarco Photography

Premiere Select

This elegant design featuring a place setting from Premiere Select has us wanting to see more! 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!

The Flower Girl | Archer & Olive | Premiere Events (table, china, flatware, linens & napkins) | Altared Weddings and Events | Marisa Vasquez Photography | Big Time Creatives | The Vintage Laundry (coupes & china)

Scavenged Vintage

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

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Florists

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We cannot get enough of the stunning florals our Austin wedding florists crafted for the Spring/Summer 2018 issue! From bouquets to altar backdrops to lavish tablescapes, you’ll find the most incredible, trend-inspiring florals throughout. Let us introduce you to the 10 incredible floral designers that contributed to the new issue below.

Stay tuned to the blog to see these shoots in full, and take a look inside our digital mag here or order your print copy here!

Clementine Botanical Art

Clementine Botanical Art finds passion in bringing the textures, colors and beauty of nature to life in their floral arrangements to celebrate life and love. They work closely with their clients to create florals with an unmistakable, one-of-a-kind look.

Virginia Ann Photography | Loot Rentals | Lakeway Resort and Spa

Remi + Gold

The team at Remi + Gold has almost a decade of wedding and event experience, making them true professionals at what they do. They’ll work closely with you to create exactly what you’ve envisioned while ensuring that no details get lost in translation.

The Bird and The Bear | Marquee Event Rentals | Hidden River Ranch

The Bloom Bar

With a trendy and very experienced team, The Bloom Bar specializes in lush and organic garden style wedding arrangements. They offer complimentary design consultations at their incredibly convenient location in San Marcos in the heart of the Hill Country.

Julie Wilhite Photography | 800 Congress | Flair Style Lounge | Serendipity Bridal

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The Flower Girl

Owner Kari Shelton uses her experience as an event planner to make each bride feel comfortable and stress-free in their floral design experience. Kari prides herself in meeting her clients’ needs and budget while exceeding their expectations.

Anastasia Strate Photography | Silique | Cren de la Cren, Beauty by Katherine Crenshaw | Julian Gold Bridal | Horseshoe Bay Resort

Westbank Flower Market

Westbank Flower Market offers custom design in both permanent and fresh materials. Choose from their wide variety of locally grown organics, beautiful exotics and garden flowers from all over the world.

Captivating Weddings | Party at the Moontower | Blanton Museum of Art

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Whim Hospitality

The Whim Hospitality team offers a wide range of services. Whether opting for a package of services or floral design only, the Whim team is dedicated to providing a custom, seamlessly professional experience.

Amanda Pomilla Photography | Hidden Falls

Bouquets of Austin

The team at Bouquets of Austin prides themselves in creativity, quality and consistency. With plenty of Austin weddings under their belt, they are sure to bring your floral visions to life.

Sarah Goss Photography | Pearl Events Austin | Premiere Events

The Flower Studio

The award winning floral designers at The Flower Studio are on top of every detail of your florals with impeccable execution. A local Austin staple, they have been raising exquisite floral design to the level of true art for decades.

Lisa Woods Photography

Merveille Floral & Design

Merveille quite literally means “grand” in French and there is no better way to describe the custom bouquets created for their clients. Merveille represents a sophisticated and distinct style that fills a bride’s every want in her arrangements.

Wildly Cultivated Floral Design Studio

Wildly Cultivated Floral Design offers custom designed floral arrangements and styling services for weddings and special events using local, seasonal flowers including blooms from owner and lead designer Jennifer’s own cutting garden. Jennifer’s work highlights the bounty of the season in loose, natural, garden-inspired arrangements – a little bit wild, but always thoughtfully composed.

Bricolage Curated Florals

Bricolage means to create something from materials around you. The floral design company was created to season moments in life with thoughtfully arranged flowers in a hope to set the tone where relationships flourish and memories are made.

Sarah Carpenter Photography | Birch & Brass

Flor Amor

Designer and owner Sharon Yancey began working with flowers professionally in 1987 while in college, then opened her first flower shop in 1993. Blending her artistic background with her love of flowers, Sharon brings years of experience and a broad base of knowledge to help you create the wedding of your dreams.

ML Photo + Film | Serendipity Bridal 

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Planners & Stylists

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Day 1 of our Meet the Mag Creatives series is a go! Now that the new issue is released, we want to connect our brides with all the local makers that brought the Spring/Summer 2018 issue to life – starting with our Austin wedding planners. Get to know the vendors behind these styled editorials and weddings below, and stay tuned to the blog to see the full shoots in our upcoming posts.

Head to our digital copy of the mag to see more from these stunning shoots now, and be sure to order your print copy. Cheers!

Bespoke Events

Bespoke Events is an Austin based wedding planning and special events boutique. Their unique ability to offer curated designs that speak to a bride’s personality and style, paired with expert project management skills, make for a stress-free wedding day!

Krystle Akin | Remi + Gold | Marquee Event Rentals | Birch + Brass | Prospect House

Westcott Weddings

Offering full services in all things wedding planning, Westcott Weddings is here to make your wedding everything you’ve ever dreamed of. The team finds joy in creating weddings that are personal, meaningful and tailored the each individual bride.

Michelle Boyd | Marquee Event Rentals | Loot Rentals | La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Hotel Emma | Intelligent Lighting Design | Sprout Floral and Event Design

Pearl Events Austin

The team at Pearl Events Austin is sure to use their many years of experience and established vendor relationships to ensure that your day runs perfectly. They have done it all from elegant to eclectic, and each wedding will be complete with that unique Austin touch!

Tate Tullier Photography | Marquee Event Rentals | Loot Rentals | South Congress Hotel | Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | BBJ Linen | Posey Floral & Event Design

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Mayhar Design

Mayhar Design is passionate about helping orchestrate and breathe your vision to life. Based upon your unique personality and aesthetic they will walk hand-in-hand with you, selecting each and every vendor and collaborating throughout the entire process, ensuring that everyone is aligned, informed and a perfect fit for your day.

Michelle Boyd | Marquee Event Rentals | Whim Hospitality | Without Wax, Katy | Whitney Farnsworth | Zaza Gardens | La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Quest Drape

Sweet Laurel Events

Sweet Laurel Events is a full-service event and wedding planning company based out of New Braunfels, Texas, and the surrounding Hill Country. Ready to turn your vision into a reality, this darling teams vows to to make your wedding day stress free and completely unforgettable!

Pecan Springs RanchBirch and Brass | Kiera Jane of France Photographers | Fine Feather Florals | Feathers and Frosting | Root Cellar Bakery