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Top 10 Austin Wedding Scenes of 2018

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Cheers to a brand new year! We’re bidding 2018 farewell today with one final look back at the top Austin wedding scenes of the year! It was tough to narrow down just ten images from the entire year that showcase the best in ATX weddings, but we had so much fun reminiscing on all the incredibly beautiful celebrations from 2018 and couldn’t be more excited to see what’s in store for 2019. In no particular order, here are some of our favorite overall Austin wedding scenes from the past year! Enjoy!

Italian Villa-Inspired Tablescape

top austin wedding scenes of 2018

Premiere Events | Remi + GoldMarquee Event Group | Feather & Twine

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Industrial Lighting Dream

top austin wedding scenes of 2018

800 Congress | Fresa’s Al Carbon | Loot Rentals | Premiere Event Rentals | Clementine Botanical Art | Westcott Weddings | The Nichols

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Rustic Al-Fresco Head Table

top austin wedding scenes of 2018

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center | Feather & Twine | Royal Fig Catering | Premiere Events | Jennifer Laura Design

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Dark + Dramatic

Pearl Events Austin | Brazos Hall | Whim Hospitality | Bouquets of Austin | Jenna McElroy Photography

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Vibrant Altar

top austin wedding scenes of 2018

The Terrace Club | Clementine Botanical Art | Loot Rentals | Jodi Daniel Photography

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Romantic French Country Reception

top austin wedding scenes of 2018

Ma Maison | Crave Catering | Marquee Event RentalsMint Photography

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Luxe Floral Ballroom

Premiere Events | Bouquets of Austin | The Driskill | Sarah Goss Photography | Pearl Events Austin

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Floral-Adorned Altar

Marquee Event Rentals | Mayhar Design | Whim Hospitality | Michelle Boyd Photography

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Celebratory Champagne Escort Wall

Westcott Weddings | Clementine Botanical Art | Loot Rentals | Marquee Event Rentals | Royal Fig Catering | Royal Dukes Band | Brickhouse Bridal | Jen Dillender Photography

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Earthy Tented Reception

Lovely Day Events | The Flower Girl | Premiere Events | Unbridaled | Royal Fig Catering | Averi with an Eye | Lisa Woods Photography

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Austin Wedding Decor Trends of 2018

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Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s time once again to reflect upon all the gorgeousness we saw this year from central Texas weddings, and today we’re sharing our favorite Austin wedding decor trends of 2018! These statement-making decor choices add a pop of pizazz to ATX weddings and styled shoots and inspired us to be bold! Take a look back through some of the top decor trends from this year – and cheers to even more trendsetting events ahead in 2019!

Patterned Linens

Cocktail tables can almost be an afterthought, but a fun patterned tablecloth is just the ticket to make those little vignettes really pop! Stripes, florals and everything in between brought life to receptions all over Austin in 2018.

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UMLAUF Sculpture Garden | Pearl Events Austin | WhimHospitality Bouquets of Austin | Michelle Boyd Photography

austin wedding decor trends 2018

The Terrace Club | Clementine Botanical Art | Loot Rentals | Jodi Daniel Photography

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Mayhar Design | Sprout Floral and Event Design |  Whim Event Rentals | Feather & Twine

 

Rugs Underfoot

Adding casual textures and boho vibes, Austin brides incorporated tons of mismatched, layered and patterned rugs this year. Rugs are a fun way to add color and pattern, allowing you to express your personality in every corner!

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Silver Thistle Weddings & Events | Caitlin Rose Photography | The Wild Onion Ranch | Party at the Moontower | The Flower Girl | Unbridaled | Gloss Beauty Boutique

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Loot Rentals  | Barr MansionMint Photography

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Marquee Event RentalsWhim Hospitality | Mayhar Design | Michelle Boyd Photography

austin wedding decor trends 2018

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

 

Long Family-Style Tablescapes

Round tables are lovely, but in 2018, we saw many brides switch things up and opt for long, narrow head tables and guest tables going for as far as the eye can see! This stately design allows for statement-making table runners and intimate conversations – two things we also adore.

 

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Premiere Events | Remi + GoldMarquee Event RentalsFeather & Twine

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Brazos Hall | Pearl Events Austin | Westbank Flower Market | Marquee Event Group | Jenny DeMarco Photography

austin wedding decor trends 2018

Westcott Weddings | Clementine Botanical Art | Mint Photography

Austin Wedding Floral Trends of 2018

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As the end of the year approaches, we wanted to celebrate the beautiful blooms we saw in 2018 and take a look back at the Austin wedding floral trends that caught our eye! Austin brides found so many ways to add life and dimension to their weddings with gorgeous work from our talented local wedding florists. Check out these trending floral designs and stay tuned to see which ones will carry into 2019. Cheers!

Varying Heights

Tight, uniform bouquets are a thing of the past. In 2018, we enjoyed a plethora of perfectly imperfect bouquets – lots of organic arrangements with a loose piece or two sticking out for visual interest. We love this whimsical style!

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Bricolage Curated Florals | Birch & Brass | Sarah Carpenter Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Touch of Whimsy | Lyndsay Lyon Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Clementine Botanical Art | Sophie Epton Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Westbank Flower Market | Blanton Museum of Art | Party at the Moontower | Haley Wynn Designs | Captivating Weddings

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Flora Fetish | Marquee Event RentalsMa Maison | Captivating Weddings

 

Peachy Keen

One color we saw again and again in 2018? Peach! This happy hue pairs so well with greenery and warm-colored blooms. Peach made its way into all kinds of bouquets, bringing a cheerful tone to so many scenes!

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Wildly Cultivated Floral Design | Elle Reaux Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Flor Amor | Elizabeth Denny Photography | The Milestone | Georgetown | Beautymark Agency | Blush Bridal Lounge

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Whim Hospitality  | Hidden Falls | Amanda Pomilla Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

The Flower StudioPenelope L’amore Photography | W Austin | Blush Bridal Lounge | FlAir Style Lounge

 

Climbing Greens

Up, up and away! Climbing greenery was popular in 2018, adorning arbors and staircases and everything in between. Climbing florals draw the eye upward and make such a statement – we can’t get enough!

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Bouquets of Austin | Brazos Hall  Pearl Events Austin | SMS Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

The Bloom Bar | Hidden Falls | Mint Photography | Julian Gold

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Sprout Floral | Mayhar Design | Kayla Barker Photography

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Remi + Gold | Feather and Twine | Sweet Treets Bakery

austin wedding floral trends 2018

Reiley & Rose | Sweet Laurel Events | Smith House Weddings | Hidden Falls | Birch & Brass

austin wedding floral trends 2018

The Flower Girl | Pecan Springs Ranch | Jen Dillender Photography

Top Austin Bridal Fashion Trends of 2018

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What a year for bridal fashion trends 2018 has been! We’re rounding up some of our favorite trends as seen in gowns from top Austin wedding boutiques and from local gown designers. These trends speak to so many different styles, and we can’t wait to see what sticks around for 2019. No matter your bridal style, you’re sure to find plenty of inspiration and trendsetting looks in the latest Brides of Austin magazine. Cheers!

Illusion Lace

Ethereal and subtly sultry, gowns with illusion lace popped up in several weddings and styled shoots this year, and we can see why! This style is a romantically feminine way to accentuate your décolletage and to add sleeves, if you desire, without adding too much heaviness to your look. So chic!

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Blush Bridal LoungeThe Addison Grove | Captivating Weddings

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Julian Gold | Horseshoe Bay Resort | The Flower Girl | Anastasia Strate Photography

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Beatitude Bridal | Sweet Laurel Events | Julie Wilhite Photography | Camp Lucy | The Bloom Bar | Flair Style Lounge

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Moonlight and Moss | Lahra Bryant Photography

 

Beautiful Blue Hues

In both bridesmaids’ ensembles and fashion-forward bridal gowns, this unexpected hue made its way into the bridal fashion scene in 2018. Whether you go head-to-toe or wear just a touch, you can be your own something blue with one of these gorgeous non-traditional looks!

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Unbridaled | Sophie Epton Photography  The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria | Whim Hospitality | Gloss Beauty Boutique | Nicole Mera

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Margaret Collection

austin bridal fashion trends of 2018

Serendipity Bridal | Hoffman Haus | Honey Gem Creative | Jose Luis Salon | Eliza Page

Austin Wedding Cake and Catering Trends of 2018

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It’s time to look back on the Austin wedding cake and catering trends that stood out to us most in 2018. Without a doubt, this year has been chock full of impressive bites, both eye-catching and mouthwatering! Take a look at these trends we saw in 2018 from our local Austin bakeries, dessert makers and caterers. You’ll want to dig right in! Cheers!

Fantastically Fruity

Our Austin bakers and caterers used delicious berries and fruits in just about every kind of dish this year, from delectable cake toppers to bite-sized desserts and even with savory appetizers. For an extra punch of sweet and acidic flavor, consider adding fruit to your cake or entrée!

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

Sweet Treets Bakery | Pearl Events Austin | Loot Rentals | Whim Hospitality | Bouquets of Austin | The Frost Collective

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

Tiny Pies | Jody Horton Photography

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

Simon Lee Bakery | Horseshoe Bay Resort | Anastasia Strate Photography

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

Launderette | The Grove | The Bird and The Bear

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

The Salt LickThe Grove | The Bird and The Bear

 

Happening Hexagons

Hexagons have definitely had a moment in 2018, showing up in interiors and tiles, but also in cakes! These Austin wedding cake bakers strayed from the typical circular tiers and mixed things up with fun geometric designs.

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

Iced Cakes & Confections | Premiere Select | W Hotel | The Flower StudioPenelope L’amore Photography

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

2Tarts Bakery | 7Co Event Venue | Janeane Marie Photography

 

Grab-and-Go

In 2018, convenience and approachability were key, especially when it came to desserts! Grab-and-go dessert bars for everything from macarons to donuts made their way into Austin weddings this year. Aside from practicality, the displays were visually stunning, too!

austin wedding cakes and catering trends of 2018

The Cupcake Bar | The Contemporary Austin – Jones Center |  Loot Rentals | Premiere Events | Penelope L’amore Photography

austin wedding cake and catering trends of 2018

Powder Sugar Room | Shy Laurel Photography

austin wedding cake and catering trends of 2018

Gourdough’s Public House | The Addison Grove | Loot Rentals | Robert Bradshaw Photography