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

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  1. The details in this wedding are incredible. Everything is so perfect.

  2. This wedding was amazing! I love all the details:)

  3. very pretty wedding! pulled off nicely. I wish I had a planner or designer for our rustic feel wedding this summer too, it’s a lot of DIY and hoping we have the taste and skills!

  4. love this wedding, such awesome style!

  5. OMG, i love it! Such a fun wedding :)

  6. Great wedding images! I love the shot with the frames hanging from that tree. Creative theme!

  7. wow, so much thought was put into this wedding! not that it’s not always, but it seems especially here. i especially love the ceremony touches- the palette stage, the bridesmaid dresses, the bride’s hair. beautiful.

  8. Awesome + amazing + oh so perfect! I would have LOVED to have photographed this wedding. I live for wedding details like this. swoon.

  9. This wedding is amazing! Love each and everyone of the vintage touches! So many wonderful ideas that I am not sure which one is my favorite. I would have to say, all of them. Thanks for posting!!!

  10. This looks like such a fun wedding to attend! I wish i would have been there!

  11. Oh my gosh, I love it! Those lamps hanging from the tree are amazing!

  12. Oh my gosh the dancing bit made me want to be there at that moment, just to see how awesome it is! What a fabulous wedding!

  13. Wow the colour scheme in this wedding is just gorgeous, so warm. LOVE the dance photos as well!

  14. Gorgeous!!! I’m loving the book “blossoms”. And the church window over the guest book? Brilliantly wonderful. Oh, and the mis-matched chairs. I could go on and on! What a party!

    My best friend from childhood got married on our farm last June and we used many similar elements. Photos here:

  15. I love the color palette! Everything looks so gorgeous. And the “Best Day Ever” board is the most precious thing ever.

  16. Super, super cute wedding! Love the fact that there were caricature drawings & that THRILLER was danced to! ♫

  17. What a FUN wedding! I love it when so much thought is put in to every detail. No rock left unturned in this wedding! Great job everyone. Fun post Jenn :)

  18. I love that the bridesmaids were wearing different colors.

  19. I’d love to know where the beautiful bridesmaid dresses are from.

  20. This wedding is SO gorgeous. I will deffinaty be book marking it.

  21. oh man. love all their surprises!!

  22. Wow what an amazing wedding. The design is so unique and fun! I need to know, are all of the flowers real? Specifically the flowers that surround the bride’s dress in the giant frame? I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing :)

  23. Tiffany – I’m pretty sure those flowers are actually made with coffee filters and dyed different colors. A cool (and inexpensive) way to get an amazing affect!

  24. Oh thanks for the speedy reply Jen :) This is my next project!

  25. I was there!!!! They are my cousins :) Seriously the most beautiful wedding ever. These two were high school sweethearts, so glad to finally see them get married after 8 years! LOVED seeing this on Green Wedding Shoes.

  26. I’m so overwhelmed! Thank you for all the kind postings and for the article!! I can’t tell you the joy it’s brings me to see people enjoying this day with us! We had an amazing team. So talented and wonderful to work with! Thanks for the love!
    Shelby (the bride)

    PS- the bridesmaids dresses are from anthropologie and j crew!

  27. i love pretty much everything about this wedding, from the clothes, to the venue decor, to the dancing ideas!! great post!

  28. Does anyone know where the groom’s suit is from! We’re looking for something just like it!

  29. details, details, details…they pulled it off to shabby chic perfection!

  30. Where did you get the suits? We are having such a tough time finding a nice three piece gray suit!

  31. The Great wedding images! I love the shot with the frames hanging from that tree. Creative theme !

    Thanks !!

  32. An amazing wedding Photographs. The Wedding design is so unique and fun!
    LOVE it! Thanks for sharing :)

  33. ! Thanks so much also to ee photography for the lovely photos and to Sweet Sunday Events for the amazing design of the day.


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