Eclectic Austin Farm Wedding: Amy + Craig

Austin Farm wedding

We have such a sweet wedding to share with you guys today; one that’s sure to inspire couples who want to make their wedding day personal + fun – and maybe include a little bit of whimsy! Amy + Craig created a day that was perfect for them, foregoing any tradition they didn’t deem a fit for their playful personalities. When Amy told us the day felt like an enchanted backyard dinner party that took a sweet break for a wedding ceremony, we knew their wedding was going to be good! And as soon as we saw The Nichols‘ gorge images from the evening, our suspicions were confirmed. Here’s a bit more about it from Amy:

Craig and I are an easy-going, nature-worshipping, foodie, full-of-love couple, and we wanted our wedding to reflect that. This would be the first time that both of our families, in their large entirety, would come together, so we wanted to create a Sunday afternoon picnic atmosphere. Eden East at Springdale Farm was the perfect setting! We kept our guest list small, only 70, to keep the intimate feel of a family gathering.

wooden flower sign

rustic lace backdrop

Austin Farm wedding

We didn’t walk down an aisle. Instead, we had everyone gather around a grand tree, and we entered the circle holding hands. We exchanged personally written vows with a lot of love and humor. We even had some group participation, and the ceremony closed with spontaneous dancing by all our guests.

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

Isn’t Amy’s Free People dress so lovely? It feels like such a great fit for her!

Austin Farm wedding

Austin Farm wedding

ombre tablecloths

ombre tablecloths

ombre tablecloths

The tablescapes were so lively + fun with dip-dyed linens and vintage amber goblets. We’d say Amy + Craig’s vision for an enchanted backyard dinner party definitely came to life!

orange goblets

flower case

rustic wedding benches

wedding menu

vintage lounge

steer skull

ombre sign

So many cute details put together by both Loot Vintage RentalsBird Dog Wedding (who also crafted the pretty, pretty florals!).

Austin farm wedding

Austin farm wedding

At dinner, our guests passed serving dishes family style to enhance the feeling that we are one big family and that we were indeed sharing with one another. We invited everyone to sample the array of petite desserts rather than cut a traditional cake.

cart dessert table

flower garland

cart dessert table

Austin farm wedding

A few parting words from Amy, Craig and I feel grateful for the life journey that prepared us for one another and to our close friends and family who helped us along the way. Our wedding day was a celebration for ALL of us. Because we wanted the event to be a “thank you” to those who have shared their lives and love with us, we requested no gifts. Even the wedding dress, with all its mirrors, was chosen because it would reflect all of the love and support of our loved ones.

When planning your special day, remember to be true to your personalities. Create an event that you would enjoy attending. And do not do anything just because you think you are supposed to!! This is your day, let it genuinely reflect YOU!!

Thanks, you two, for sharing your sweet, sweet day with us!

photography: The Nichols // venue: Springdale Farm Austin, Texas // event design: Loot Vintage Rentals // event planning + florals: Bird Dog Wedding // wedding dress: Free People // alterations: Olga European Fashions // hairpieces: Second Summer Bride // shoes: Charles by Charles David // hair + makeup: Crystal Stansell // invitations: Paperless Post // catering: Eden East // dessert: Walston’s Fancy & Staple // henna: Nipa Desai // yoga instructor: Roger Rippy of Yoga One Houston // cocktail party music: Amelia Foxtrot of the Austin Phonograph Company // post vow music: Robyn Ludwick // reception music: Grant Harrison

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Walt Disney World Wedding: Crystal + Colin

Disney wedding

Your wedding day is sure to be one of the happiest days of your life, so why not tie the knot at the happiest place on earth, Walt Disney World?! Crystal + Colin are Vancouver-based animators who have made four trips to Disney World together during their two years as a couple. Needless to say, they loved the playful vibe of this very special place, that symbolizes love, family and new beginnings. Which meant choosing it as the backdrop for their I Dos was naturally an easy decision.

If your dream wedding includes exchanging your vows with Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings in a magical Walt Disney World celebration (that would probably make quite a few of your guests very happy campers, too), read on to hear a few more details + see a fun peek into Crystal + Colin’s ultra-sweet day!

disney_wedding_ceremony

streamer ceremony

Crystal + Colin’s ceremony was held at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion. Guests arrive at the nondenominational wedding chapel via a charming footbridge lined with romantic archways, surrounded by spectacular views of Seven Seas Lagoon. Brides can choose to arrive at the ceremony in Cinderella’s Coach or an antique automobile. Fun!! Oh, and behind the altar, a leaded arched window perfectly frames a view of Cinderella Castle. Obvi a big deal for true Disney fans!

We have to say our personal favorite thing about C + C’s delightful ceremony was the fun + colorful confetti blast recessional! Just how fun are these captures by Shipra Panosian Photography?!

Disney wedding

Disneyworld wedding

Post ceremony, their guests strolled along the old-fashioned boardwalk (reminiscent of the seaside resorts of Coney Island and Atlantic City circa 1900) before making their way to the reception at Sea Breeze Point at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn. There are tons of great spots along the boardwalk to snag the perfect photo-op and popping into the boardwalk’s antique photo booth is definitely a total must!

Disney wedding

Disneyworld wedding

Disneyworld wedding

Disneyworld wedding

If Crystal + Colin’s dream day sounds an awful lot like what you’re imagining, be sure to learn more about hosting your Disney’s Fairy Tale Wedding at Walt Disney World on their website. We think  Crystal + Colin did it right! What a seriously fun-looking fête! You can see many more great Walt Disney World weddings here.

Images courtesy of Shipra Panosian Photography.

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Spring 2015 BHLDN Collection is Here!

Meet Me in the Garden BHLDN dresses

We’re all kinds of excited (and having major dress envy moments) today because BHLDN just launched their insanely gorgeous Spring 2015 wedding collection – and boy is it good! The collection features 18 unique new gowns and a multitude of accessories that draw upon two distinct inspirational concepts: “The Painted Garden” + “Bon Vivant”. BHLDN tells us, Gowns inspired by ”The Painted Garden” feature sheer elements like illusion necks and backs along with intricate back details, extra fine lace and voluminous trains while those of the “Bon Vivant” feature delicate beading, strategic draping, soft tailoring and eye-catching embroidery. Each vision sounds so incredibly dreamy, right?

We’re excited to share some of the dresses from the new collection that stood out to us most. One of our ultimate faves? The dress above and below – The Wisteria Gown. Read on for much, much more wedding dress eye candy…

BHLDN wedding dress

BHLDN wedding dress

Another favorite is the Adalynn Gown (above and below).

BHLDN wedding dress

ruffled back wedding dress from BHLDN

back details on wedding dresses

The new collection features some majorly gorge back detailing, something we think will be really popular in 2015. Whether it be lace, tulle, or a unique cut-out detail, it takes even a simple gown to another level. Shop our faves below:

lace wedding dress from BHLDN

Loving the embroidery on the Alhambra Dress (seen above).

BHLDN wedding dress

THE prettiest flutter sleeves on this Bettina Gown above!

BHLDN wedding dress

BHLDN glam wedding dress

lace wedding dress

And we are LOVE, LOVE, LOVING all the blush gowns this season!

blush wedding dress from BHLDN

blush wedding dress from BHLDN

blush wedding dress from BHLDN

blush wedding dress from BHLDN

Shop our favorite blush gowns from BHLDN here:

lace wedding dress from BHLDN

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gold wedding shoes

Talk about a statement shoe, right?!? These golden rose pumps are totally on point! We also love all the other pretty accessories and wedding decor elements they just released – like that adorable swan ring holder and pretty London Wrap.

swan ring holder

BHLDN wedding dress

An incredible inventory right? We think it’s BHLDN‘s best yet! We’d love to hear which dresses + accessories from the spring 15’ collection are your faves!

Shop our top 13 ultimate favorites from the new collection below:

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