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Top Trends from New York Spring/Summer 2019 Bridal Fashion Week

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With another hectic show week behind us, we’re taking a look back at all of the newness that has us inspired for next season with a roundup of our top trends from New York spring/summer 2019 fashion week! Just like the season itself, spring designs breathe new life into collections, spotlighting fresh ideas and wearable pieces for the most daring bride to the more traditional and demure. This season brought us splashy new color trends, unique silhouettes, a return to traditional and even a play on the current pop culture climate! Scroll on for a few of our favorites, and be sure to take a look at our Instagram profile for more live-action photos straight from the shows under the ‘Runway’ highlight tab!

Top Trends from New York Spring/Summer 2019 Bridal Fashion Week

All That Glitters

While recent seasons have introduced the idea of wearing color down the aisle, this season went straight for the gold in designs that glittered all the way around the runway! A subtle nod to the seventies made these standout looks feel slightly retro yet totally modern in silhouettes fit for the most glamorous of brides. We were totally smitten with this plunging neckline version from the new Wtoo by Watters collection, offering up a disco feel for a fun, fresh wedding day look! Be on the lookout for the arrival of the new collection in Julian GoldSerendipity Bridal and other Watters lovelies at Unbridaled.

Regality Returns

With one highly anticipated royal wedding on the horizon, this season brought no shortage of gowns truly fit for the monarchy and certain to rival that of a particular UK Duchess title candidate, Meghan Markle. Full ball skirts abound, the fresh takes on this long-time classic wedding style feature unique necklines and fabrications while still retaining the ideals of a more Victorian-era look. Monique L’huillier’s long-sleeved all-over lace version stole the show, and our hearts, with its resolve to maintain a look true to the grace, elegance and regality noted at every royal cathedral wedding! Find the new collection in stores soon at Julian Gold.

Jump on-Board

Hinting at this new-to-the-altar shape last season, Spring 2019 is two-feet in to the look of pants-as-dress down the aisle. A look for the non-traditionalist, jumpsuits are the easiest (and not to mention most comfortable) way to take ceremony to reception in style and hit the dance floor without a hitch! While some designers took on a more avant garde stance for the style, we adored the way Justin Alexander imagined the trend in a sweetheart neckline, relaxed fit through the leg and the ultimate topper accessory of a sheer jacket with sharp lapel belted bow tie for a look completely unique, elegant and fresh all in one. Be sure to look for style and the rest from Justin Alexander’s Spring 2019 at Blush Bridal Lounge.

Looking for other trends straight from the runway? Keep a look out for the newest to hit our favorite local boutiques in the months to come at Beatitude BridalJulian GoldSerendipity Bridal,Unbridaled and Blush Bridal Lounge!

The Art of Food: Dishes and Sides from Austin’s Best Caterers

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Today, we’re delighted to share The Art of Food, an oh-so-delectable treat from the latest issue of Brides of Austin featuring decadent dishes and savory sides from Austin’s top wedding caterers! Tastefully inspired in more ways than one, these dishes are crafted beautifully, often with locally sourced and organic ingredients, to bring Austin brides and their wedding guests a unique culinary experience. Photographed at Trinity Hall by Shelley Elena Photography, these impeccable dishes leave us eager for more. Scroll through the array of gourmet fare, and see the entire spread starting on page 145 of the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Austin!

Photos // Shelley Elena Photography

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This game spiced quail dish from Royal Fig Catering features spice-rubbed Texas quail, brown butter carrot sauce and spring vegetable succotash. Royal Fig Catering uses the freshest in-season ingredients from organic farms in the central Texas area. Their full-service catering makes event planning simple!

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Pink Avocado Catering loves treating guests to their almond-crusted scallop, complemented by an apricot compote, raviole, basil, almond “popcorn” and roasted garlic mousse. Pink Avocado believes that using the freshest ingredients produces the best results. They are self-admittedly obsessed with creating customized menus and culinary masterpieces for their clients and their main goal is to make their clients’ vision a reality.

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Feast your eyes on this amazing roasted duck breast from Rosemary’s Catering, paired with charred carrots and an orange reduction drizzle. Rosemary’s is keen on catering not only food, but experiences, and is serious about progressive, chef-driven cuisine.

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Elevating a southern classic with their elegant fried green tomatoes, Austin Catering loves reflecting the style and taste – both literally and figuratively – of their clients. Topped with fresh burrata, heirloom tomatoes, balsamic reduction, basil oil and micro basil, this dish packs a punch in each incredible bite!

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Trudy’s Four Star Catering brings a taste of the sea to the Texas Hill Country with this southwestern seared gulf redfish, paired with sweet corn puree, Morris oil, baby basil, lime cilantro rice and smoked Brussels sprouts. Trudy’s encourages brides and grooms to celebrate with the food they truly love, and to share it with their friends and family!

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Their restaurant might be known for its barbecue, but The Salt Lick’s catering offers so much more. Take this crab cake dish, for example! They’re delicately dressed with cilantro, watercress and arugula, drizzled with lemon oil and sweet cherry red peppers, with roasted lemon wheels and serrano avocado sauce. Fresh, savory and oh-so-delicious, The Salt Lick can offer couples a one-of-a-kind catering experience.

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Offering custom menus for every taste, Whim Hospitality‘s catering provides full-service options from menu customization to bartending. Their dishes will leave your mouth watering, too, like this charred corn masa cake with shaved dark chili flank steak with chimichurri and piquillo relish. Southwest flavors meet Hill Country elegance with Whim!

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With a name like Catering With a Twist, you can definitely expect a unique culinary experience. What’s the “twist,” you ask? The owners are adamant about giving clients the best of both worlds – fresh, seasonal and local cuisine, in addition to artfully designed plates that will leave you and your guests both satisfied and impressed! For dessert, try their donut nachos, pictured above, with Kahlua chocolate, salted caramel, chantilly cream and cherries.

Aren’t you hungry already? Peruse the vendor profiles of Austin’s top caterers and find the one that best suits your individual tastes!

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Lindsay Meier of Bespoke Events

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Our Planner Profile series is underway, and we’re so excited to introduce you all to Lindsay Meier of Bespoke Events! Through her Austin wedding planning and special events boutique, Lindsay is dedicated to planning and designing meaningful occasions. She pairs her acute attention to personality and style with expert project management skills to make for a stylish and stress-free wedding day.

Nearly 10 years ago, Lindsay began working in the events industry as a corporate event planner working with Fortune 500 companies to execute large-scale events and productions. She ventured into the world of wedding planning in 2013 after planning her own wedding, discovered her passion for helping brides design their dream day and the rest is history!

What’s behind the name ‘Bespoke Events‘? For Lindsay, the best part of her job is being able to innovate and create custom events tailored precisely to each client. ‘Bespoke’ is a nod to the custom nature of each wedding she plans and designs. No two couples are alike, and Lindsay believes no two weddings should be, either! “While there are definite stylistic consistencies in my work, one of the things I love most about design is that no two weddings I design look the same,” Lindsay says. “I love really exploring the bride and groom’s style and personality to create an atmosphere that is truly unique to them. I’ve designed dark and moody and vibrant fiesta all in one season, and that is one of the things that I love most about my work! Variety and creativity is at the heart of what we do, creating truly personal, one-of-a-kind weddings.”

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austin wedding planner bespoke events

austin wedding planner bespoke events

austin wedding planner bespoke events

Photos // Jenna McElroy

For the styled shoot above, it was all about the finest details. “I loved the simplicity of the tablescape, allowing the centerpiece to really shine,” says Lindsay. “I wanted the palette to be vibrant and colorful, while still feeling whimsical and romantic. To bring a contemporary feel to the tablescape, we opted for clean white chairs and simple place settings. I love that florals are moving in such an organic direction, and that clients are thinking beyond the tablescape in regards to botanical elements. I am a big fan of statement pieces, and love the idea of focusing budget on major botanical installations and taking a more simplistic approach on tablescapes. It’s a brilliant way to have that ‘wow’ element, while keeping the budget in check,” Lindsay advises.

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austin wedding planner bespoke events

austin wedding planner bespoke events

austin wedding planner bespoke events

Photos // Krystle Akin

“There were so many elements to fall in love with at Nick and Brianne’s Prospect House wedding, though my favorite detail was the lounge vignette turned photo op. In lieu of a traditional photo booth, we used the existing ceremony structure to frame the shot, adding in vintage textiles, furnishings and floral accents to create a picturesque backdrop for guests to snap photos all night long. It was a huge hit and made for some great photos!”

Don’t miss Bespoke Events‘ full profile on page 56 of the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of Brides of Austin, and if you’re interested in her wedding planning services, get in touch with Lindsay via Bespoke’s vendor profile!

Check Out the Spring/Summer 2018 Digital Mag!

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Brides of Austin Spring Summer 2018 Digital Magazine

Now that our latest issue has launched, we’re thrilled to share our Spring/Summer 2018 digital magazine with all of our fabulous Austin brides-to-be! Packed front to back with the latest wedding trends and talented Austin wedding vendors, you’ll find features on stunning local weddings in Vows that Wow (pg 22), decadent dishes from Austin’s best caterers (pg 145), an inside look at Austin’s top wedding planners (pg 55), a collection of the sweetest confections from Austin dessert bakers (pg 18) and more! This digital magazine is also chock full of unique style inspiration, including a palette from paradise (pg 121), modern autumn-inspired details (pg 105), our incredible fashion editorial featuring dresses from Austin’s best bridal boutiques (pg 68) and a full collection of the Hill Country’s most gorgeous weddings (pg A-1). Flip through our virtual pages on any platform via our fully accessible digital issue and purchase a hard copy to have handy as well. The digital magazine is also available via Facebook! We’re so excited to share the latest issue with each and every one of you! Cheers and happy planning!

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Invitations

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We can’t get enough when it comes to pretty paper! As you flip through the new Spring/Summer issue you’ll find dozens of inspiring designs from Austin’s top invitation designers. These talented artists each bring a unique spin to their wedding invitations. Here is just a sampling of their incredible work we had the honor featuring in the current issue!

To see more from these full editorials, check out the full online version of the magazine or order your print copy straight to your doorstep!

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Invitations

Archer & Olive

Archer & Olive pride themselves in creating custom invitations that are uniquely you. Luxurious perfection is the name of their game, and they want to provide you with the stationery design of your dreams!

Amanda Pomilla Photography | Whim Hospitality | Hidden Falls

Averi with an Eye

Averi with an Eye offers calligraphy, hand lettered event signage and graphic design services. Averi is inspired to wow your guests with her eye for lettering and design, while enjoying her passion for it all!

The Bird and The Bear | Remi + Gold | Hidden River Ranch

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Invitations

Fine Day Press

Ashley Austin with Fine Day Press is dedicated to giving her brides the perfectly stylish and unique invitations you’ve always dreamed of! Specializing in out-of-the-norm looks and adding the right touch of art, Fine Day Press can handle it all!

Anastasia Strate Photography | The Flower Girl | Horseshoe Bay Resort

Haley Wynn Designs

Designer Haley Wynn loves working with brides to create custom, pretty things for their wedding day. Offering everything from envelopes, signage and more – contact Haley to bring your gorgeous vision to life.

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

Paper Place

If you’re looking for an easy one-stop option for all of your paper needs, look no further than Paper Place! This creative team has years of experience in designing beautiful invitations, save-the-dates, place cards, menus and more.

Penelope L’amore Photography | The Bloom Bar | Birch & Brass Vintage Rentals | Firefly Farm

Meet the Mag Creatives: Austin Wedding Invitations

Pink Champagne Paper

Pink Champagne Paper is a full service paper design boutique company, creating fresh and timeless designs. Pink Champagne is dedicated to not only ensuring your designs are fresh, creative and flawless, but also making sure they show your own style and personality.

Virginia Ann Photography | Clementine Botanical Art | Lakeway Resort and Spa

Design to Flourish

From the initial design details to the last finishing flourishes, calligrapher and designer Kelli Coyle of Design to Flourish is ready to collaborate for your wedding stationery needs! Invitations, signage, envelope addressing, Kelli does it all!

Carrie Mcguire Photo | Meldeen Ink