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Blushing Autumn Color Inspiration from Captivating Weddings

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We may be stepping into spring, but it’s never too early to plan a fall wedding. This blushing autumn wedding editorial from page 105 of our latest Brides of Austin issue gives us so much gorgeous inspiration! Captured by Captivating Weddings at the incredible Blanton Museum of Art, cool blue tones meet warm autumn hues in a stunning setup full of texture and whimsy. The fall floral arrangements from Westbank Flower Market really set the tone, while woven rugs and copper pedestal tables from Party at the Moontower give a retro-boho vibe, along with the wooden chairs and leather couch in the lounge area. The delicate floral place settings from Breed & Co bring in more feminine elements, complemented by whimsical calligraphy signage on wood from Haley Wynn Designs. The bride looks oh-so-chic with soft makeup and a bubbled ponytail by Gloss Beauty Boutique, donning a darling blush-toned gown from Serendipity Bridal and jewelry by Eliza Page. Fall weddings certainly don’t have to be dreary or dark, and we love that about this blush-and-blue inspiration with pops of autumn tones. It all works together so beautifully! Happy planning!

Photos // Captivating Weddings

Book Your Appointment for Serendipity’s Allison Webb & Ti Adora Trunk Show + Designer Appearance!

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We are thrilled to announce Austin brides will have the rare opportunity to work directly with renown bridal fashion designer Allison Webb to find your dream gown! Join Serendipity Bridal for an exclusive Designer Appearance Trunk Show Friday, May 11th – Sunday, May 13th featuring the Fall 2018 styles from the all new Allison Webb and Ti Adora bridal collections, fresh off the New York Bridal Fashion Week runway and not yet in stores. Be the first to try on these exclusive designs and personalize your look with the styling assistance of Allison herself, and her amazing team, on Friday and Saturday.

Allison’s name sake collection features clean lines, classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics for a bride looking for an elegant gown with polished sophistication. Her Ti Adora collection is for the free-spirited romantic, featuring delicate laces and a modern take on bohemian charm. Whether you are searching for regal elegance or effortless beauty you’re sure to find the perfect gown at this special trunk show.

All brides who order during the show will receive a 10% savings on their gown order as well as special accessory promotions! Appointments are required, and space is limited, so please call 512.374.9492 to reserve your space or request online. Get even more deets on the event and preview the gowns here. Happy shopping!

Bubbly with the Brides: Happy Hour Event Unveiling the Spring/Summer 2018 Issue

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Our Bubbly with the Brides happy hour events are something we look forward to with each and every magazine release, and our latest event in Austin was no different! We were elated to celebrate the unveiling of the Spring/Summer 2018 issue with so many of our brides and local Austin wedding vendors: the very people who make the magazine possible! This gathering is always a fun time to reunite with familiar faces, meet new friends and celebrate getting to share a brand new issue with our readers!

For this spring’s Bubbly with the Brides happy hour event, 7co Events welcomed us into their space and provided not only a gorgeous venue, but delicious catering, superb bartending and rentals to help us bring this release party to life! You can’t have a wedding magazine celebration without beautiful florals, and The Flower Studio provided just that for us! Their stunning arrangements added the perfect pops of deep color to the event space. For those who wanted to sit and chat, Birch and Brass created the perfect lounge area with pretty vintage furniture finds to curate a cute and inviting space. After guests enjoyed scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, Glace Cakes treated everyone to sweet little treats for dessert while Premiere Events made sure the tables and mingling area looked perfect with their beautiful linens. DJ Gatsby kept the celebration going with an upbeat tune selection, and The Bird and The Bear perfectly captured everyone enjoying themselves! We certainly enjoyed ourselves, and we’re so thankful to be able to share this brand new issue with you, full of the most beautiful Austin weddings and talented Austin wedding vendors. Cheers to Brides of Austin!

Photos // The Bird and The Bear

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Ellen Westcott of Westcott Weddings

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We’re continuing our Planner Profile series today and couldn’t be more thrilled to showcase Austin wedding planner Ellen Westcott of Westcott Weddings! Ellen finds joy in designing thoughtful experiences and believes that each couple’s wedding day should be just that: an experience that reflects the couple genuinely, from beginning to end! Both Ellen and her senior planner Meredith believe in events that are personal, intentional and meaningful, and they count themselves lucky to be part of their couples’ journeys!

Before beginning her wedding planning business, Ellen consulted with worldwide clients through agency work, honing her skills in creative direction and project execution. Her greatest joy is to walk alongside brides and grooms as they prepare for marriage. Ellen truly loves her career!

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Photos // Feather + Twine

Ellen loves to used juxtaposed elements in her event design. For the styled shoot above, “I love the way we were able to pair the clean, modern lines of the space with soft, feminine details,” Ellen says. As for industry trends, Ellen is excited about the return on smaller, more intimate gatherings and “a shift back toward incorporating color. Nixing ‘mandatory’ traditions and replacing them with new ones that have significance to the bride and groom.” We can get on board with that!

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Photos // Michelle Boyd Photography

In this wedding, “The courtyard was my favorite space,” Ellen says. “And I’m so glad that we got to use it all evening long – first for the ceremony and then again for dinner and lounging.”

“We flipped the space during cocktail hour to bring in a bar, lounge set and dining tables,” she explains. “It was gorgeous!”

Ellen describes her style as “comfortable elegance.” “We love to design sophisticated, personal events with lots of carefully curated details that are true to the couple and the space, without feeling overdone or stuffy. In addition to being beautiful, the goal is always for the space to feel warm and inviting. We take on a limited number of weddings every year,” says Ellen. “We truly focus on building relationships with our couples and their day-of teams.”

Don’t miss Westcott Weddings’ full profile on page 58 of the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Austin, and if you’re interested in Ellen’s wedding planning services, get in touch with her via Westcott’s vendor profile!

Prairie Chic Neutral Color Inspiration Captured by The Bird and The Bear Photography

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We’ve been so, so elated to share this prairie chic neutral color inspiration captured by The Bird and The Bear! Hosted at the incredible Hidden River Ranch, the talented team of Austin wedding vendors used shades of rust, taupe, cream and brown to inspire a natural and neutral yet elegant affair. Averi with an Eye set the vibe with a gorgeous invitation suite, incorporating texture and deep tones, while Marquee Event Rentals added more texture through the shabby chic furniture and of course, the wheat-accentuated florals from Remi + Gold. More neutral textural goodness can be found on the beautiful three-tiered cake from Sweet Treets Bakery, with incredible icing detail and delicate metallic trim. A boho, undone hairstyle and smoky makeup from Gloss Beauty Boutique go perfectly with the unique, western-inspired dress from Unbridaled and suede leather boots for a bold touch. For any bride who feels more at home in wide open spaces, this boho, prairie chic style serves as the ultimate inspiration! Happy planning!

Photos // The Bird and The Bear Photography