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Moody Outdoor Wedding Walkthrough with Pearl Events Austin

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While we love perusing beautiful wedding after beautiful wedding, it’s always so fascinating to hear the ins-and-outs of the planning process! King protea, rose velvet accents and late night tacos were just some of the favorite details that made up Amber and Trevor’s memorable celebration.
 Their love of God was reflected in a deeply moving ceremony and then followed by a relaxing happy hour and fun-filled reception. Each space in the venue
 was utilized to its fullest. The groom’s birthday weekend was recognized with 
a special birthday cake complete with celebratory sparkler candles, and guests danced the night away to end the evening! Read on as Austin wedding planner Kelly Bottoms from Pearl Events Austin shares her insider tips and notes in this Wedding Walkthrough of Amber and Trevor’s moody outdoor wedding!

Photos //  The Frost Collective

Moody Outdoor Wedding Walkthrough with Pearl Events Austin

From the planner: “People are often afraid of ‘moody’ colors or being too dark. I loved being able to step outside the box and bring in some new color palettes! Amber and Trevor wanted their wedding to be beautiful, have great food and end with a giant dance party! They weren’t overly stressed about what was going to happen every minute, but wanted guests to enjoy themselves.”

“Amber and I worked closely together on the overall design and vendor selection for florals and rentals. The florals played the biggest role in bringing the vision to life. Becky at Bouquets of Austin was the perfect fit for this wedding! Amber and I had complete trust in her to execute exactly what we had discussed and incorporate anything she thought would enhance the look.”

“We kept the ceremony décor minimal, with a brass arbor adorned with florals. Three ring bearers preceded Amber’s entrance, one of whom was just learning to walk which made for a very cute scene!”

“Following the ceremony, guests headed to the Butterfly Garden for Cocktail Hour. After a stationed dinner and toasts, guests moved to the Chapel for first dances. The DJ got everyone on the dance floor with a heavily rap playlist.”

“Amber would say, ‘my Pinterest board makes me look so dark and depressing!’ In reality, Amber is the opposite of that. She wanted the wedding to be unique and incorporate natural elements. We initially had other napkins ordered, but I couldn’t stop thinking about rose velvet napkins. Amber had a TON of velvet on her Pinterest board, so I knew she had to have them. It didn’t take much to convince her, and Becky at Bouquets of Austin wrapped them with brown leather and added foliage and florals for an extra touch.”

From the bride: “I am what you would call a chill bride — I had a simple vision and Kelly Bottoms at Pearl Events Austin executed it. I learned to skip all the learning and hire a wedding planner who knows everybody in the wedding circuit. She exceeded every expectation of my vision and also became my friend through the process.”

Mediterranean-Inspired Blue Styled Shoot at Ma Maison

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With bold, saturated colors reminiscent of deep ocean hues, this Mediterranean-inspired blue-toned styled shoot at Ma Maison gives us wanderlust vibes right here in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Coordinated and designed by Sweet Laurel Weddings and Events, this wedding inspiration played off the venue’s European villa feel and embraced the Tuscan-esque, rustic aesthetic with bright pops of blue, teal and white amongst green and gold. Florals by Reiley + Rose complemented not only the tablescape and bride’s sunkissed glow, but added an element of texture along with the dark wooden tablescape. A three-tiered cake by 2Tarts Bakery worked perfectly with the theme, and jewels by Nicole Mera added a touch of sophistication and vintage class. From porcelain and pottery to wooden elements, climbing greenery and a golden landscape with rolling hills, we’re transported right to the Tuscan hillside via this Mediterranean-inspired shoot. We’re obsessing over so many of these details and know you will, too! Happy scrolling!

Photos // Pine and Blossom Photography

Chic Wedding Inspiration at W Austin for the Modern Sophisticate Bride

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Refined. Worldly. Elegant. Bold. Beautiful. All suitable adjectives used to describe the contemporary bride inspiration shoot captured by Penelope L’amore Photography was aiming to captivate. Featuring a unique color pallet, most evident in The Flower Studio’s stunning arrangements, this scene exudes an exquisitely mature essence that we just can’t seem to get enough of. The W Austin served as the perfect blank canvas for these local Austin wedding vendors to impart their perception of modern sophistication. From a truly one-of-a-kind geometric cake courtesy of Iced Cakes & Confections, to Fine Day Press’ marbled invitation suite, these compositions demand applause. Premiere Select provided acrylic tables and ghost chairs that offered the hint of minimalism this scene needed. Draped in a gorgeous one-shouldered gown from Blush Bridal Lounge, our model bride is nothing short of breathtaking. FlAir Style Lounge and Nicole Mera finished off her look with striking glam and dazzling gems. We hope you’re just as obsessed with this chic wedding inspiration as we are! Keep scrolling for the eye-catching images from this shoot, and be sure to stay tuned on the blog as we continue sharing more from our brand new Fall/Winter 2018 issue!

Photos // Penelope L’amore Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Get wed your way with a wedding at W Austin. From the perfect proposal to the dreamiest honeymoon, W Austin always provides a brilliant backdrop for a wedding and sensationally styled spaces are just the beginning. When you plan your wedding at W Austin you’ll enjoy exclusive Whatever/Whenever® services so your every wedding experience is exactly how you’ve always imagined.

Montauk in Texas Coastal Inspiration at Hoffman Haus

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Located on the very tip of Long Island sits the quaint town of Montauk. Home to many bed and breakfasts, restaurants, hotels and incredible beach views, it’s no wonder the beautiful East Hampton hot-spot served as the inspiration behind this stunning shoot! With a serene color palette comprised of cool ocean blues and calm creams, we can nearly smell that salty ocean breeze through this charming Montauk in Texas inspiration shoot. Situated in the heart of Fredericksburg, Hoffman Haus was the perfect venue for the day with it’s alluring landscaping and hints of rustic elegance. Captured by Honey Gem Creative, Pink Champagne Paper crafted a unique invitation suite featuring intricate calligraphy, while Marquee Event Rentals provided polished dinnerware pieces that fit the coastal theme with ease. Carrying a bouquet of pretty peonies from Bricolage Curated Florals, our bride looks lovely in a one-of-a-kind blue lace embellished gown from Serendipity Bridal. The team at Jose Luis Salon worked their glam magic with subtly chic hair and makeup. Exquisite jewels from Eliza Page finished off her look. What’s a wedding without cake?! We simply can’t get over the decadent three-tiered masterpiece Glace Cakes created.

Keep scrolling for the breathtaking images from this inspiration shoot, thanks to your ever-talented local Austin wedding vendors!

Photos // Honey Gem Creative

Local Venue Spotlight: A bespoke event venue and lodging in the heart of Fredericksburg, Hoffman Haus offers luxurious accommodations and a charming event space. The Great Hall is a beautiful tobacco barn dating to the 1840s and is perfect for any size event. For more intimate gatherings, you’ll want to check out the lovely dining room and library.

7 Austin-Area Venues with a Modern Farmhouse Style

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A fresh take on the charming, rustic vibes so popular around the hill country, modern farmhouse-style wedding venues have been popping up throughout the Austin area, and we’re loving what we’re seeing! We’ve rounded up seven Austin wedding venues featuring a modern farmhouse feel, with exposed beams, industrial sliding doors and sleek metal railings juxtaposed with tons of natural light for a bright and airy vibe and of course, lots of shiplap. You’ll love the updated, contemporary aesthetic of these venues, while still appreciating their rustic Hill Country roots. Scroll through and see some of our favorite modern farmhouse-style wedding venues from New Braunfels to Johnson City to Round Rock. Happy venue shopping!

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Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls features two venues on one site, both with breathtaking venues! Remi’s Ridge, with a cascading waterfall at the base of a gorgeous cliff, accommodates 300 guests and boasts an unforgettable floating dance floor. Hayes Hollow sits atop a massive hill with 360-degree views, accommodating 250 guests within its classic modern farmhouse-style setup. You and your guests have the option of staying in Hidden Falls on-site vacation rentals, as well. This venue really does have it all!

Photo: Amanda Pomilla Photography

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The Grove

Where exposed wooden beams meet sleek concrete floors and wall-to-wall industrial windows, The Grove in Round Rock offers a unique space with a beautiful take on the modern farmhouse aesthetic. Located centrally, minutes from Round Rock hotels and lodging, The Grove features an amazing deck that winds through majestic oak trees, a terrace meandering along the shores of Brushy Creek, and a huge open space waiting to be transformed into the wedding of your dreams.

Photo: Emilie Ann Photography

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Sunset Ranch

A fresh modern farmhouse-inspired event center located just minutes from downtown Fredericksburg, the Texas wine trail, and historical Luckenbach dance hall, Sunset Ranch might be the venue of your dreams. Enjoy both panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country and lush, oak tree-covered lawns and even a succulent garden! With shiplap galore, tons of natural light and a space waiting to be transformed for your amazing day, Sunset Ranch portrays Hill Country charm and true Texas elegance!


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The Barn at Swallows Eve

Offering a sleek alternative to a typical barn wedding, the Barn at Swallows Eve in Fredericksburg is where rustic meets modern, with desert-inspired influences and a sprawling, beautiful setting perfect for hosting a few hundred of your closest friends. Dance the night away under the tall ceilings of the Swallows Eve Barn and catch a breathtaking Hill Country sunset beneath the covered patio. You’ll love this venue’s proximity to wine country, too!

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The Ivory Oak

Combining the classic charm Wimberley, Texas is known for with a modern farmhouse design, The Ivory Oak beckons you and your guests to bask in the beauty of the Hill Country. With 10 acres of sprawling oak trees, a white shiplap exterior perfect for photos and a clean, airy interior with limestone walls and skylights, The Ivory Oak is a perfectly fresh backdrop for the rustic wedding you’ve always wanted.

Photo: Angela Lally Photography

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Mae’s Ridge

Perched high on a ridge just outside of Dripping Springs, the Wedding Capital of Texas, is a chic, modern white barn overlooking 28 acres of pristine Hill Country views. Mae’s Ridge, opening for tours this fall, isn’t just a venue; it’s an experience! Glass doors, skylights and white shiplap walls fill the space with natural light. Winding trails lead to several special ceremony spots including the Oak Grove and Sunset Ridge. Just as its namesake Grandma Mae always welcomed guests into her home, the team at Mae’s Ridge is ready to welcome you and make your wedding day amazing!

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Highpointe Estate

As one of the Austin area’s newest wedding venues, opening Summer 2019, Highpointe Estate in Liberty Hill is home to 42 lovely acres among the San Gabriel River Valley, with sweeping Hill Country views and dramatically beautiful spaces to host your special day. Their casual yet elegant interiors feature white shiplap walls that any farmhouse-loving heart will appreciate, along with statement-making espresso-stained timber trusses. Your wedding will be unforgettable at Highpointe Estate!

Find more breathtaking Austin wedding venues in our Local Vendors collection! No matter your personal style, you’re bound to find the perfect venue for your happy day. Cheers!