An Anthropologie Inspired Wedding in Texas: Shelby + Daniel

Such an amazing wedding to start the week off! This one is for all you Anthropologie fans out there. :) Shelby is a professional dancer and Daniel is starting his last year in medical school. And they are high school sweethearts! They selected The Four Seasons in Austin for both their ceremony + reception. The vows took place outside under the trees and the reception followed indoors with tons of activities such as a face painter, caricature artist, balloon man, photo booth, professional dancers, and TWO choreographed flash mob dances – so super fun!! Shelby + Daniel wanted their wedding to be different, a wedding that each of their guests would not soon forget and this wedding was more than just a breathtaking site, it was a knock-your-socks-off kind of experience laced with love! If your venue options are limited to hotel ballrooms and you’re not feeing inspired (since you are thinking a ballroom can’t be unique), I think this wedding will show you that you that with some personal style and a bit of work, you can have a super unique + creative wedding in a ballroom – don’t feel limited! Thanks so much also to ee photography for the lovely photos and to Sweet Sunday Events for the amazing design of the day.

best day ever chalkboard


hanging frames at wedding

bridesmaids in shades of red


anthropologie wedding ceremony decor

wedding with poppies

hanging lanterns wedding ceremony


outdoor texas wedding

Shelby + Daniel had no idea that a flash mob, consisting of her house party and fellow professional dancers, was about to break out as soon as the officiate announced Daniel and Shelby as one!!

flash mob at an outdoor wedding



The Sweet Sunday Events team transformed a traditional ballroom and hotel hallways into a spread fit for the next Anthropologie catalogue. From the team, “We pushed ourselves to use items in unconventional ways, like using shipping palates stacked to mimic a stage; we dyed over 800 coffee filers to fill large shadow boxes and used yarn to create tailor made signs. Each turn of the hallway introduced an innovative and exciting art piece while the overall theme of chalkboards, yarn and frames connected each space to the next. Even after Sweet Sunday Events completed the event production and floral design, the bride and groom, their family and 400 closest friends made the wedding the spectacular event it turned out to be.

wedding sign with nails and string

poppies and piano

chalkboard wedding guestbook

books as gift table display wedding anthropolgie

chalkboard wedding menu

vintage wedding reception table plates

Each of the 55 tables incorporated family heirlooms and other antique pieces in the centerpieces along with pretty flowers.

wedding ballroom with anthropologie decor

Caricature artist at wedding

dessert display wedding anthropologie

dessert display wedding anthropologie

thriller flash mob at wedding

Later in the night the bridal party was joined by family in a well choreographed rendition of “Thriller”. To exit the night, the newlyweds were sent off on a barge where they danced beneath the Austin city lights. Congrats to Shelby + Daniel!!

wedding exit texas

You can see even more photos from their wedding on the ee photography blog. Thanks so much to all the vendors for sharing your talents with us today!

photographer: ee photography // event production, floral design + specialty  rentals: Sweet Sunday Events // venue + caterering: The Four Seasons, Austin // planner: Luanna Cole of The Plantation House // videographer: Joe Simon // lighting: FILO // audio visual: Swank Audio Visual // cake: The fabulous Driskill 1886 Chocolate Cake // make-up: Joanna Cole King // wedding dress: Saks Fifth Avenue // caricature artist, magician + face painters: Art For Your Head, Dallas, Texas // balloon artist: Nate The Great // iron rentals: Mancino Iron Works // reception music: The Pictures Band