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Modern Mix | Jewel-Toned Tablescape from Kristin Catter Events

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We absolutely adore the modern mix of jewel-toned details in this inspirational wedding scene from Kristin Catter Events! Plums and azure blues serve as the base color scheme, evident in the heavy textured linens from Marquee Event Rentals, the ombré marbled cake from Sweet Treets Bakery and the surroundings at the luxe W Austin Hotel. The florals by Reiley + Rose tied everything together, with deep purples right alongside pops of citrus and watermelon shades for a bright, bold and fun contrast! Hammered lucite chairs coordinate perfectly with the three-dimensional clear place cards with beautiful metallic calligraphy by Bailey Rose Design. To add to the modern mix, the bride modeled two different gowns from Blush Bridal Lounge, a princess style with beaded bodice and a form-fitting strapless with a billowing textured tulle skirt. Two different hair and makeup looks by Beautymark Agency complemented the different gowns – one look more soft, natural and effortless, one more bold and refined. No matter your tastes, this stylish scene boasts a modern mix of elements to love! Cheers!

Photos // Joslyn Holtfort Photography

From the planner, Kristin Catter of Kristin Catter Events: “What I love the most about this shoot is the unexpected watermelon pop of color and the combination of textures. We took a traditional fall color palette and put a twist on it by bringing in a fun citrus color that you would see more present in summer or spring. We then combined various textures to create a cohesive design. The velvet linen is rich and embraces the jewel tone trend, the sheen of the watermelon napkin pops against the smooth, circular shapes of the plates, chargers and place cards. The linear metallic grain on the plates mirror the linear crushed plum linen on the cake table. The flowers round out the design combing all of the shapes, colors and patterns.”

Austin Wedding Planner Profile: Lovely Day Events

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Kierstin Schupack, owner and lead planner of Lovely Day Events, has a rather unique approach to planning incredible celebrations. With a background in theater production, film festival management and fine arts, her life experience makes for the ultimate combination of organization, attention to detail and a stylish flair for the arts. What could be better when choosing someone to help make your wedding day dreams come true?

“I have a background in theater and I love the arts. I would say that with a fine arts background, I approach each event with an artistic and technical eye,” Kierstin explains. For brides wondering where to even start when it comes to the wedding planning process, Kierstin offers sound advice: “Every wedding, even if you intend on a ‘casual’ celebration, requires a high level of attention to detail and needs organization. You’ll need to first answer some important questions such as, who you are going to invite, what is your budget and what type of ceremony you’ll have before you make any decisions. Don’t start booking vendors before you have clear direction.”

A Favorite Styled Shoot

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Photos // Paige Vaughn Photography

“I loved the Palm Springs vibe we went for. It was fun and beautiful, with touches of mid-century modern,” Kierstin says. Choosing a “vibe” or a style that speaks to you is so important as you envision how you want your day to look. Incorporating trends is one things, but staying true to your personality is most important, Kierstin believes. “I love that brides are going for hued wedding dresses rather than traditional white. They are making their style their own and creating events that are meaningful to them, rather than relying on traditions.”

Real Wedding Love

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Photos // Paige Vaughn Photography

For this real wedding, “the family-style tables were set with organic, cheery florals overlooking the lake. It felt like an intimate, elegant, garden party!” For Kierstin, it’s all about creating weddings with visual interest and emotion-evoking details. “I love to create modern, beautiful and artistic events,” she says.


Special thanks to Kierstin and the Lovely Day Events team for sharing their gorgeous work with us! To inquire with her about planning your wedding, reach out through her Brides of Austin vendor profile!

You’re Invited to The Grand Lady’s Open House!

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the grand lady wedding venue open house

Austin’s newest mansion wedding venue, The Grand Lady, will be open for weddings in Spring 2020 and is booking now! There is so much to love about this new locale. Set on 20 acres of beautiful oak trees in Manor, Texas, The Grand Lady was built in 1881 as a wedding present for the Waltons. Cared for by various families through each phase of her life, she serves as a grand backdrop for wedding celebrations that embrace modern traditions of love, friendship and family. A small group of local architects and friends began the revival and transformation of The Grand Lady in 2018, bringing in the modern, eclectic vibe you see now.

“We sought to create a unique and inspired space, just outside our city, built to commemorate the poignant, meaningful celebrations of love that come with a wedding.”

Accommodating groups of 250+, The Grand Lady has become an instant fave for our team, and we can’t wait to see the first weddings the venue hosts! And with the venue’s recent completion, The Grand Lady is hosting it’s very first open house! Mark your calendar and make plans to visit the space this Saturday, November 9th from 12-2pm. Happy planning!

This Engagement Shoot is Every Girl’s Dream Proposal Scene

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Love, would you mind getting on one knee again? Except this time, be sure to take notes from this ‘Engagement Envy’ editorial that is surely every girl’s dream proposal! Firstly, a skilled photographer is a must. Every photo from this shoot is drenched in sweet detail, sunshine and playful youth – perfectly captured by Caitlin Rose Photography, who did not miss a single moment. Next, the details you choose to include in your proposal should reflect who you are as a couple. Jordan Flowers & Events designed the sweetest, most summery bouquet full of wildflowers and tropical blooms. Imagine handing your bride-to-be these! Al fresco party invitations and hand-painted signage from Ivelisse Designs perfectly accompany the event. Do you plan to be a well-renowned host and hostess? Sleek, modern barware from Breed & Co. not only provides a great prop for your engagement, but may also serve as an opportunity to cross an item off of your registry! Your future fiancé will want to look her best – consider pampering her with a day of adornment by professionals. The team at Flair Style Lounge created the most perfect engagement look with flirty wisps of hair, a trendy scarf and fresh makeup. The scenery for such a special moment should also be thoroughly considered. Lakeway Resort and Spa offers versatile spaces and incredible views that are ideal for that down-on-one-knee photo (scroll below!). Last but most certainly not least, the gem you choose should be one of a kind. Nicole Mera designs custom and unique pieces that are just as beautiful as the persons who wear them. Now all that’s left to do is share this with your significant other and hope they get the hint! Cheers to every girl’s dream!

Photos // Caitlin Rose Photography

Local Venue Spotlight: Suspended high above shimmering Lake Travis, Lakeway Resort and Spa’s beautiful lakeside wedding venue includes elegant ballrooms, wrap- around outdoor terraces and lovely event rooms for intimate gatherings, wedding brunches and rehearsal dinners. You’ll find a seasoned staff of wedding professionals, who are eager to assist and catering that reflects your unique preferences and style. With spacious, beautifully-appointed rooms, top-tier event facilities and idyllic views of the surrounding Texas Hill Country, Lakeway Resort is the ideal venue for your special day.

Get your Fall Wedding Fix with these Seasonal Inspired Shoots & Weddings

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Happy Halloween! Whether it is the changing of leaves, the introduction of cooler weather, or the promise of tying the knot, autumn brings change into the world every year. For those couples who are looking to tie the knot this fall, look no further than these Austin styled shoots and weddings for your fall wedding fix. The links below are sure to have what you are looking for in a ceremony regardless if your style is European fairytale OR vintage bohemian. Cheers to the Autumn wedding season!

Get your Fall Wedding Fix with these Seasonal Inspired Shoots & Weddings

Autumn Rooftop Wedding at Brazos Hall

Vintage Texas Wedding Inspo from Nikk Nguyen and Wildly Cultivated

Effortless Earth Tones from Andria Leigh Events

Effortless Earth Tones from Andria Leigh Events

Nostalgic Norwegian Wedding Inspiration


Need more wedding inspo? Check out our list of styled shoots and local Austin weddings featured on Brides of Austin!