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Southern Inspired Cocktail Hour by Kristin Ashley Events

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Cheers to this southern inspired cocktail hour designed by Kristin Ashley Events at Ma MaisonParty at the Moontower‘s Americano bar truly set the scene, adorned with a custom laser-cut monogram by Scripted Ever After and oodles of greenery from Remi + Gold. The bar was topped with bright colorful glassware from The Vintage Laundry and summertime ready signature cocktails by Deep Eddy Vodka. Scripted Ever After‘s acrylic drink stirrers added a unique and whimsical touch to these drinks and coordinated perfectly with their laser cut seating chart. Flair Style Lounge glammed up our model bridesmaid with a natural beauty look and a half-up hair style who looked oh-so-fashionable in her plum pantsuit from Unbridled. Her bouquet crafted by Remi + Gold with bold pops of yellow was the finishing touch to her chic bridesmaid look. Be sure to check out more of this Southern inspired cocktail hour captured by A. Wonderly Photography in the new Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Brides of Austin

Photos // A. Wonderly Photography

From the planner, Kristin Weis of Kristin Ashley Events: “One of my favorite things to do with a design is to accent things without overpowering, which is what I did with this bar. I love the organic feel of Austin and wanted to put something together that was realistic and fitting. Most of the reception time is spent on the dance floor and by the bar, so I often create some fun backdrop for one or the other. I love showcasing the small details like the signature cocktail. When you have Deep Eddy’s signature cocktails, you must showcase them.”


Design and Styling | Kristin Ashley Events

Americano Bar & Modern White Backbar/Shelves | Party at the Moontower 

Crystal & Yellow Glassware | The Vintage Laundry

Photographer | A. Wonderly Photography

Floral | Remi and Gold

Cocktails | Deep Eddy Vodka

Laser Cut Wooden Monogram Bar Sign, Acrylic Laser Cut Seating Chart & Drink Stirrer | Scripted Ever After

Hair & Makeup | Flair Style Lounge

Bridesmaid Fashion | Unbridaled

Venue | Ma Maison

Bridal Buzz | Austin Wedding Must-Haves

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Get the scoop on what has industry insiders and brides alike raving about these local companies and why they top our list for Austin wedding must-haves!

Dazzlings Jewels & Gifts

The Menagerie is a quaint and beautiful Austin fine jewelry and gift salon that has been helping couples choose the perfect diamond engagement ring for just shy of 40 years! Create a completely custom diamond engagement ring or choose from one of their many mountings and work with an amazing jewelry expert to hand pick a diamond that will take your breath away. Either way, you’ll get personalized attention that is unsurpassed and a ring that is worthy of all the attention it will receive!

Beyond the bling, couples flock to the store for their exquisite bridal registry. And, we can guarantee you’ll spend hours in this boutique perusing the shelves filled with endless one of a kind gifts and special registry items that you’re sure to cherish for a lifetime!

Photo: Sarah Goss Photography

Nostalgic Menswear

With impeccable style, Bykowski Tailor & Garb specializes in handcrafted menswear personally designed right in the heart of Austin. Their bespoke, ready-to-wear collection features suits, hats, belts and more to ensure that your groom is the best dressed man on your wedding day! A shopping experience like no other, this little shop is a must-stop for your groom!

Photo: Feather & Twine Photography

Personalized Registry

A local wedding registry haven with two convenient locations in Austin, Breed & Co. has everything couples need to start their life together. From fine tableware, kitchen accessories and home decor to grills, tools and garden accessories, it’s no wonder there is an infinite list of couples registered at this little hotspot, and friends and family can easily hop online to access their registry with ease. Family owned, this iconic storefront has been fulfilling the registry needs of couples for almost half a century and counting! See what the hype is about and be sure to visit one of their two convenient store locations in Austin.

Flavorful Favors

Ready to sweeten your special event with the perfect treat? Fluff Meringues & More offers a wide assortment of flavors and presentations options ranging from elaborate displays to take home treats that are sure to wow your guests. Drops of heavenly fluff is about the only way we know to describe these tasty treats! Even better, this little bakery takes great care in the baking with many locally-sourced ingredients and organic and gluten free extracts!

Photo: Honey Gem Creative

Natural Beauty

Find time to unwind before the big day with a relaxing visit to Silique Organic Salon. This go-to salon and spa offers an extensive bridal menu including hair/makeup, mani/pedis, facials, brow treatments, massages and more! And as an added bonus, they use the very finest organic beauty products. So grab your gals and get pampered by the beauty experts at SILIQUE!

Photo: Melissa Glynn Photography

Parisian Lounge Designed by Big Time Creatives

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This Parisian inspired lounge designed and styled by Big Time Creatives enhanced the architecture and artful affair at UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum! Shelley Elena Photography captured the essence of this design centered around a charming Parisian daybed from Premiere Events. Whim Hospitality arranged a lush floral installation to wrap the rental piece in feminine shades of plum, berry, lavender and blush that truly took our breath away! Complementing the French setting, Simon Lee Bakery created an  incredible, eye-catching macaron-covered cake to sit alongside the lounge. The model bride looked beautiful in her lace, sheath gown from Serendipity Bridal with an elegant updo and girlie chic makeup by My Style Team. Cheers to this stunning scene!

Photos by Shelley Elena Photography 

From the planners, Jordan and David of Big Time Creatives: “Even though the Parisian Lounge from Premiere Events is so beautiful on its own, we decided to create a bed of floral and have the bride surrounded by pops of color. Sticking with the Parisian theme, we chose a cake that was covered in macarons. Although this shoot was very simple, we wanted to create a WOW element that would highlight the pieces.”


Rentals| Premiere Events

Photography | Shelley Elena Photography

Floral | Whim Hospitality

Cake & Macaroons | Simon Lee Bakery 

Hair & Makeup | My Style Team

Gown | Serendipity Bridal

Venue UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum

Design & Styling Big Time Creatives

Such a Seriously Sweet Engagement Shoot by Elizabeth Denny Photography

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We can’t take our eyes off this adorable couple captured by Elizabeth Denny Photography! You can really see the connection Lisa and Sean have, and the open field gives the perfect backdrop to the two’s fun and playful personalities. 

Photos: Elizabeth Denny Photography

Lisa and Sean met while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Sean was Lisa’s roommate’s best friend! Sean took one look at Lisa while helping her roommates decorate the house, and said “Wow! I’ve got to meet her!” Sean popped the question at the couple’s favorite park on campus, making the moment so special and intimate. While a set of swings the couple had cherished had been torn down prior to the proposal, Sean and Lisa still reminisced on some of the most meaningful moments of their relationship in that park.

The couple’s big day is planned for New Year’s Eve! They plan to celebrate with a wedding in shades of gray, sage green, ivory and mixed metallics, all to complete an old Hollywood glam style! Some of the couple’s signature touches to the wedding are the food and drink selections. There will be Mexican Mules and French 75s to complete both the bride and groom’s choice of cocktails, all complementing a raw oyster bar by Royal Fig CateringCheers to the bride and groom-to-be!

Elegant Bohemian Wedding Inspiration from Penelope L’amore Photography

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In an elegantly refined take on classic boho wedding style, Penelope L’amore Photography brings us the most swoon-worthy outdoor shoot from a recent workshop by Rising Tide Society sure to inspire the inner free-spirit bride in us all! A sunny day set the perfect backdrop for the lovely model bride and groom and their host of beautifully thematic decor elements in everything from the dainty, antique-looking paper suite to the worn wood table and chair set and its place settings atop. The Bloom Bar created easy, picked-from-the-meadow inspired table arrangements, a bouquet and even a flower crown filled with lush greenery and splashes of punchy and sweet hues in blush, coral and peachy pink roses. A separate table held the true treats to the pseudo-celebration: a table full of sweets from 2tarts in the form of macarons, mini parfaits, a chocolate groom’s cake and a four-tier cake with fondant embellishments resembling a macrame dream catcher. Talk about a true bohemian rhapsody! We can’t get enough of this dreamy shoot!

Photos by Penelope L’amore Photography


Photographer | Penelope L’amore Photography

Floral | The Bloom Bar

Cake | 2tarts Bakery

Rising Tide Society, Breanna McKendrick Photography, Cypress Falls Event Center, Frankie and Leneé Weddings, Pine & Blossom, Hair & Makeup by Sofia, Moonlight Moss, Lazy Wood Lane, Day Crafter