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Can’t Miss this Santa Fe Inspired Altar

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Inspired by Southwestern landscapes and the divine culture of New Mexico, this Santa Fe styled shoot is a must-see for all you vintage lovers! Garey House served as the perfect venue for this whimsical Western dream, right here in the heart of Texas! Our jaws dropped at the intricate mosaic title design painted on the three-tiered cake. The high-necked gown from Unbridaled featured fine fringe and textured boho details that signify the free sprit of this shoot. A mixture of yellow blooms, pampas grass and lush palms added a subtle hint of Tropicana to the warm fireplace display. The stylish flare of the plum florals convey a sense of wander, which contrasts perfectly with the delicate and airy blossoms scattered throughout the venue. A vintage-chic denim jacket completes the unique bridal look with dazzling diamond detail on the back. Scavenged Vintage Rentals transformed the altar into a dreamy destination to exchange vows with bohemian rugs and iconic metallic ottomans. The Navajo blanket and vivid turquoise jewelry incorporate the Native American lifestyle into this perfectly illustrated day. How stunning are the neutral tones mixed with a dazzle of gold? The color palette mimics the grandeur that chases the Santa Fe scenery, making the shoot come to life. What a great reminder that the blending of two individual styles and contrasting cultures can come to fruition with a little help from a great team! Cheers!

Photos // The Copper Collective

From the planner: “I actually went to Santa Fe for one of my bride-become-friends’ bachelorette weekend, and I was inspired by my trip. I also felt that what the florist contributed brought in an element of tropicana, which I felt symbolized the bringing together of two different cultures reflected in the bride and groom model, so desert and tropicana in the Hill Country!”

Alli Rust Weds Adam Riley | Rustic Organic Wedding from Lauren Bosse Photography

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Alli and Adam’s rustic organic wedding captured by Lauren Bosse Photography was so dreamy! The bridesmaids’ beautiful light pink gowns complemented Alli’s beautiful, cascading white bouquet so perfectly. We are loving all of the subtle succulent details with this stunning wedding, too. You’ve got to take a peek!

Photos // Lauren Bosse Photography

From the bride on her most helpful wedding vendor: “Lauren Bosse Photography kept me calm and was very helpful throughout the day. She is so laid back and such a fun person to work with! She is amazing and captures all your beautiful moments for you. I saw her more as a friend and she was there to help or answer any questions I had.”

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Eclipse Event Co.

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We’re so honored to have Lauren and Kristi from Eclipse Event Co. sharing their expertise with us today! As one of Austin’s most widely recognized and published planning companies, Eclipse boasts more than 30 years’ combined experience in the Austin events industry and is home to a creative team incredibly passionate about making your event visions come to life. Every event is centered on their three pillars of excellence: Honesty, creativity, and resourcefulness.

“We like to have fun with our clients, laugh and really pull out those small details of their personalities and try to embrace them,” Lauren says. Check out a styled shoot and a real wedding planned by Eclipse Event Co. below!

A Favorite Styled Shoot

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austin wedding planner eclipse events

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Eclipse Event Co.

austin wedding planner eclipse events

austin wedding planner eclipse events

Photos // Brittany Jean Photography

“We loved all of the edgy details of this styled shoot, like the spray painted invitations and chains on the bouquet. Our favorite detail of all is the cheeky ‘Married AF’ balloons!” Kristi says.

How would Eclipse Event Co. describe their signature style? “Our design aesthetic is very chic, dark and bold,” Lauren explains. “We love jet black in any form or fashion, jewel tones, metallic and anything that is new or different. We love anything that has a rock and roll edge to it, whether that be geometrics or chains, especially when mixed with very feminine details, like cattleya orchids or sweet peas. And we’re currently loving everything velvet!”

Real Wedding Love

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austin wedding planner eclipse events

austin wedding planner eclipse events

austin wedding planner eclipse events

Photos // Brooke Taelor Photography

“We loved that Kiley wasn’t afraid to embrace her personal style. Her fun, laid back attitude really shone in her florals and decor, but we especially loved the choker she made out of her mom’s wedding gown, to add her own style influence and sentimentality to her ensemble!’

The Eclipse Event Co. gals work seamlessly together and know how to have fun, but when it comes to their words of wisdom for brides, they mean business: “In all seriousness, hire a planner! We are here to guide you throughout the entire process, but if you cannot afford full service, at least reach out to some planners in the area and see how we can get you going on the right foot. There is nothing worse than generic searching and becoming overwhelmed early in the process. This should be a very fun and exciting time in your life!”

Both Lauren and Kristi agree that hiring a wedding planner is one wedding expense that’s more than worth the cost. To inquire with the Eclipse Event Co. team, you can send them a message via their Brides of Austin vendor profile!

See the Show-Stopping Gown in This Summery Texas Ranch Styled Shoot

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Austin photographer extraordinaire Nikk Nguyen has a treat for us today in the form of this stunning summery Texas ranch styled shoot featuring an incredible show-stopping gown from none other than Unbridaled, of course! Unbridaled is the Austin bride’s go-to boutique for unique, out-of-the-box wedding gowns, and this floral number is no exception. How beautiful are the dark florals on the bust, mirrored in the delicate lace long sleeves? It’s the perfect choice to complement Wildly Cultivated‘s organic, unfussy blooms and the summery rustic scene at Star Hill Ranch. Whenever you have an ultra-rustic venue, it’s a great idea to play up the vintage elements and call attention to the historic aesthetic, which Loot Vintage Rentals accomplishes so well with the furniture they provided. Macramé frosting is the icing on the cake for this scene, and wow, we wish we could dig right in! Comfortable, bohemian vibes permeate throughout the entire day, pairing casual with boho, rustic with refined. The bride’s hair and makeup by LUSTREbella goes perfectly with the style of the dress and of the day, too! Enjoy scrolling through Nikk’s images!

Photos // Nikk Nguyen

From the photographer: “This was an incredibly fun event to be a part of, and knowing that this was going to be my last inspiration shoot for a while, I couldn’t be happier ending on this note! I thought it’d be great to have our amazing coordinator, Jazmin, share a quick note about the inspiration behind the shoot, so without any further ado, here’s what she had to say: ‘The inspiration behind this wild and free western elopement shoot was completely centered around the intricate work of the bride model’s gorgeous dress while the delicate hair and makeup added a light and airy touch to complete the bride’s gorgeous look. The decor and florals combined perfectly to create a simple wedding altar that had all of us gushing! I just know you’re going to love it too!'”

A Monochromatic Editorial from Trademark Weddings & Events

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The creative geniuses of Trademark Weddings & Events conceptualized this stunning monochromatic editorial, hosted at a local favorite – Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery. The reasoning behind their monochromatic design was to allow for every detail to stand out and be loud, while at the same time be subtle and refined, as to create a scene that “keeps your eye moving.” With an extra-bold palette of flowers from Wildly Cultivated Floral Design to set the mood, every other piece of scenery fell into place. An understated invitation suite from Fine Day Press stood out with a simplistic font and clean-cut lines. Heart-shaped chairs from Party at the Moontower Event Rentals added some fun flair to a beautifully set table. To accompany the dining scene, a bar setting from Scavenged Vintage Rentals acted as the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a little bit of Deep Eddy‘s. A hand-painted cake by The Powder Sugar Room added the whimsy to this glamorous shoot. The bride’s beauty look was perfected by Jose Luis Salon & Boutique with a soft up-do and contrasting, red lip color. Her classic gown from Unbridaled and elegant jewelry from Benold’s Jewelers emulated the planners’ vision – subtle, yet sophisticated. Luckily Cory Ryan Photography was there to capture every hue of this stunning monochromatic editorial. Enjoy!

Photos // Cory Ryan Photography

From the planners, Amanda Schott, Carrie Pettengill & Darcy Warden of Trademark Weddings & Events: “We love designing things that are a little bit outside the box. Just like haute couture that we see on runways isn’t necessarily designed with practicality in mind, we tend to design our styled shoots from an editorial standpoint. What we’re trying to do is inspire couples to take certain elements that they love and incorporate those into a design that works for them. This design uses a bold spectrum of colors while achieving a sophisticated and somehow simultaneously understated point of view. Without any accent color, you’re not drawn to a particular direction. There’s no singular focal point. You’re putting emphasis everywhere and nowhere, and that really keeps your eye moving.”