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Bohemian Black Tie Wedding: Heather + Tibaut – Part 2

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If you’re just now stopping by for the first time today, don’t do any scrolling just yet! Instead, bee-line it over to Part 1 of Heather + Tibaut’s beautiful bohemian black tie wedding. You’ll be glad that you did! If you’re all caught up, welcome to Part 2 – the stunning reception – complete with a fun + perfectly styled cocktail hour, followed by a quintessential barn bash.

With the Texas wildflowers as a starting point of their inspiration, a palette of muted pinks, lavenders, and ambers, dialed up with pops of richer berry tones, set the stage for a beautifully designed reception environment. Loot Vintage Rentals provided pieces with a perfect mix of boho + posh and ultra lush blooms The Nouveau Romantics seemed to don every flat surface in sight. But we’ll stop right there. You’ll see all this, and more, for yourself in a sec; The Nichols couldn’t have captured this one better!

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From The Nouveau RomanticsCocktail hour was kicked off in a nearby grove of trees by three specialty cocktails — a Michelada for the groom, Pear-Lavender Lemonade for the bride, and a Kickin’ Mule (as a play off the Moscow Mule), as well as the couple’s favorite Brooklyn and Texas beers. As the sun set into twilight, guests mingled and enjoyed the view, while munching on upscale takes on Southern and Tex-Mex inspired appetizers and listening to a Texan bluegrass band. 

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whimsical pink centerpieces

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Dinner was served family-style, at rows of 100-foot long exposed wood tables. An abundance of candlelight created a warm ambiance that spilled out of the barn and into the night beyond…

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Heather + Tibaut shared their first dance as husband + wife under a canopy of twinkling lights to Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”, performed by local talent, The Motts.

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We hope you all loved H + T’s wedding as much as we enjoyed sharing it! To see even more of this beautiful celebration, be sure to pick up a copy of the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, which features a peek at Heather + Tibaut’s day!

Bravo to the talented team of wedding creatives below and congrats, again, to Heather + Tibaut!

photographer: The Nichols // planning + event design: The Nouveau Romantics // venue: family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas // videography: Shark Pig // catering + sunday brunch: Kurant Events // bride + groom’s cakes: Coco Paloma // sunday tent city breakfast: Pueblo Viejo Taco Truck // stationery + florals: The Nouveau Romantics // calligraphy: Magpie Paperworks // vintage rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals // rentals: Marquee RentsPremiere Party CentralWhim Event Rentals // ceremony + dinner band: Bluegrass band // reception band: The Motts // sound: Big House Sound // hair: Shannon Briggs-Hack & Ashley Van Dusen from Janet St. Paul Salon // lighting: Illios Lighting // rentals delivery + set up: Event Rescue Services // tents: Sperry Tents // photo booth: Smilebooth // wedding party glamping tents: Shelter Co. // fireworks: Illumination Fireworks // transportation: Transportation Consultants // washrooms: Texas Loo

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Bohemian Black Tie Wedding: Heather + Tibaut – Part 1

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We’re guessing the title of today’s post caught your eye. Bohemian black tie?! Yep, you read that right. And we promise it’s just as amazing as it sounds. In fact, this beautiful celebration also graces the pages of the Spring issue of Martha Stewart Weddings, so you may recognize it from there! And we couldn’t squeeze all of the goodness into one post, so be sure to come back in a little while to see the 2nd half of this epicly beautiful celebration!

Heather + Tibaut are creative, music-loving Brooklynites who tied the knot at Heather’s family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas – just outside of Austin. Together, with the help of The Nouveau Romantics, they created a day that was steeped in Texas tradition + perfectly reflected their personal love story. And while the term ‘black tie’ was more theoretical than literal, there was definitely a sense of timeless romance to Heather + Tibaut’s wedding that proves you can, in fact, host the most elegant of celebrations, even in a rustic setting.

Big thanks to The Nichols for sharing their stunning captures of H + T’s beautiful day with us and, of course, best wishes to the happy newlyweds!

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Can you believe Heather made this gorge dress herself?! We almost can’t! If you’re not quite as crafty (we hear ya!) but are loving this look, check out BHLDN’s Dakota Gown, which would look beautiful paired with their Chantilly Capelet.

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bride and groom

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Such sweet florals! The Nouveau Romantics crafted those beauties – and all of the stationery – too!

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ceremony


Heather walked down an aisle lined with wildflowers, arriving to a free-form, handmade ceremony arch created by 1500 stems of blooming cherry + pear branches. We’re not sure it gets prettier than this!

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giant flower arch

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This is a bridal party of epic proportions! Sometimes it’s just more fun to invite everyone – especially when you’re hosting a big wedding at home!

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bridesmaids

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bride and groom


The prettiest, right?! You definitely won’t want to miss Part 2, so check back in just a bit to see Heather + Tibaut’s gorgeous reception!

photographer: The Nichols // planning + event design: The Nouveau Romantics // venue: family ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas // videography: Shark Pig // catering + sunday brunch: Kurant Events // bride + groom’s cakes: Coco Paloma // sunday tent city breakfast: Pueblo Viejo Taco Truck // stationery + florals: The Nouveau Romantics // calligraphy: Magpie Paperworks // vintage rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals // rentals: Marquee RentsPremiere Party CentralWhim Event Rentals // ceremony + dinner band: Bluegrass band // reception band: The Motts // sound: Big House Sound // hair: Shannon Briggs-Hack & Ashley Van Dusen from Janet St. Paul Salon // lighting: Illios Lighting // rentals delivery + set up: Event Rescue Services // tents: Sperry Tents // photo booth: Smilebooth // wedding party glamping tents: Shelter Co. // fireworks: Illumination Fireworks // transportation: Transportation Consultants // washrooms: Texas Loo

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Use Squarespace To Create A Stunning Wedding Website With Ease

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It’s just no fun to try to navigate around a poorly designed + confusing wedding website. With so much info being online these days, one of the most important planning elements of your wedding will be creating an inviting virtual space where all of the important details of your day can live. And since your wedding styling + design is super important to you, wouldn’t it be great if you could easily design a wedding website that matches the aesthetic of your day? We’re happy to tell you that with Squarespace, you can!

We thought it would be fun to interview 4 real couples who are currently using Squarespace for their wedding website to get some exclusive insight for you guys! First up are Darrell + Shauna :)

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GWS: What is your favorite Squarespace feature or service?

It’s so easy to drag text and images around.  Customer service is really fast and helpful too.

GWS: How did your wedding site most benefit your wedding guests?

Wedding guests are able to RSVP online – so much better than mailing back their RSVP.  They can also pick their meals and find out all the details about the day.

GWS: After building and launching your wedding site, what’s your advice to new couples that will be using Squarespace to build their wedding sites?

Send it out to a couple friends for testing.  Make sure all the forms and pages are working properly before giving the link out to everyone.  Use lots of big, pretty photos, and keep the information minimal.

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Next, we talked to the Burazin’s!:

GWS: What is your favorite Squarespace feature or service?

I think as an overall, my favorite aspect of Squarespace was how easy it was to fine tune a LOT of details to make everything tie together – especially since I had already designed a Save-the-Date that had a very particular look/feel.  At the time I was designing THAT, I had a website in the back of my mind, but I didn’t think through my design with foresite of how I was going to tie the theme into a site.

GWS: What did you use for design inspiration as you created your wedding site?

We’d had a free engagement session through our photographer, and we had taken some great photos in some of the grungier/more historic-looking places around Milwaukee.  I had designed a Save-the-Date that included some old letterpress-esque type and a custom logo that I had designed in place of the typical monogram. I knew I wanted that handcrafted vibe to carry through to the website. There was one photo in particular that had awesome negative space filled with a great hand-painted background that felt like an awesome wallpaper.  Having my Save-the-Date already designed, I wanted everything to align. I was worried that would be more difficult, but I was able to find colors and web fonts within Squarespace that worked perfectly for a very consistent look and feel.

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Here’s what Alissa + Brian had to say about using a Squarespace website:

GWS: How did you learn about Squarespace?

I was already using Squarespace for my blog and portfolio + was loving it, so it was only natural to create our wedding website through Squarespace. Originally I think I had heard of it through a co-worker who was using it for her blog/portfolio.

GWS: What made you decide to use Squarespace for your wedding site?

Squarespace has a definite affinity towards design, which we loved. It is something we could both use and edit collaboratively and we were able to get our site up quickly, just in time for our save the dates to hit mailboxes.

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Last, but not least, Stacia + Ellis explain their website with us:

GWS: What made you decide to use Squarespace for your wedding site? 

We’re not cookie-cutter people, so we wanted to avoid the cookie-cutter wedding sites. We wanted a unique platform to tell our story in a clear, visually powerful way.

GWS: Did you receive any other feedback from your friends/family on your wedding site?

We were surprised by the amount of positive feedback. People liked the site so much that many people (even people people who weren’t invited) asked how they could make one.

GWS: Please describe your level of geekiness, or technical ability?

We’re not technically gifted, but we were passionate about telling our story. Enthusiasm is far more important than technical know-how.

So if you’re a newly engaged couple + ready to start building your wedding website, or a wedding vendor looking to drum up business, be sure to check out Squarespace to create a stunning website with ease! And use code “GWS14″ to receive 10% off a subscription!

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