Sara + Otis met in Austin, Texas, where he was going to school for Metal Arts and she was studying Pastry Arts. Needless to say, they’re both extremely creative and have a passion for all things artistic + unique. So, when it came time for their vows — Otis designed the altar they got married under, and even foraged for different flowers + vines that represented their relationship. Doesn’t get more personal than that, right?
Sara shares: Our inspiration was based off of all the things we love. Texas plants, tequila, bare-foot dancing, the full moon, camping, good food, good music and vintage everything! We chose the Wildflower Center because of our love for nature and wildlife. Not to mention it is an absolutely beautiful venue with a large family lawn where we had our reception under the stars and a full moon. They also have fields of wildflowers and waterfalls.
Ready to walk through the wildflowers? Let’s take a peek at all the captures from Lauren Apel Photo:
Aren’t these cactus + wildflower details done by Alisa Marrow of Percolator Press absolutely darling?
The Wedding Party
How good are these moody neutrals for the bridesmaids? Find a few of our faves here:
Even though the day seemed like a whirlwind... we both agreed that some of our most memorable moments were seeing each other for the first time that day and finally getting to see our vision all put together. Otis is a total hopeless romantic and he says he still can't get over seeing me walk down the aisle. It was like a fairytale.
Such a gorgeous arch, especially how it complements the surrounding scenery…
Remi + Gold absolutely nailed the blooming bouquets for the day!
Can’t take your eyes off of Sara’s gown? It’s by Sachin and Babi.
My advice for brides planning now would be to be BOLD and don't worry about what other people think. At the end of the day, it's your day! Especially if you're an artist, no one is really going to understand your vision until they see it for themselves. So, if someone thinks your ideas are too out there or a little crazy, it's ok. Do what makes you happy!
The Rockin’ Reception
After the ceremony, we walked onto the grass lawn filled with all our family and friends who were waiting to congratulate us. The sun was just going down and there were café lights hung across the lawn. It reminded us of one of our favorite movies, Big Fish.
One of our favorite keepsakes is our “guest guitar” we had people sign. Otis is also a musician, so we have tons of musical instruments in our home and we thought it would be only fitting to have guests sign a guitar, instead of a book. It’s now hanging in our entryway and I love it so much.
Since Sara studied Pastry Arts, they *had* to have a table brimming with confectionary delights! All the desserts were made by Sara’s friend, Mary Louise Butters (who has been featured on Rachel Ray!).
Dig the drip cake look as much as us? Take a gander at some of our faves for more inspo!
You belong among the wildflowers… doesn’t this reception under the twinkling lights look like an absolute dream?!
Feel all the love in this soulful video by Bradford King:
photography: Lauren Apel Photo // venue name: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas, USA // event design: 36th Street Events // planning: Jessika Knight at 36th Street // florals: Remi + Gold // wedding dress: Sachin and Babi 'Angelica' // wedding dress boutique: Unbridaled // bride's shoes: Stuart Weitzman // bride's ring: Polly Wales // bridesmaid dresses: Free People, Show Me Your Mumu and Free People // hair stylist: Lorena Guadarrama Molano from LoLa Beauty // makeup artist: Lorena Guadarrama Molano from LoLa Beauty // groom attire: Ermenegildo Zegna and hat from Sam Roberts LA // groom's shoes: Lucchese // groom's ring: Eliza Page Jewelers // videography: Brad King (friend) // paper goods: Alisa Marrow of Percolator Press // calligraphy: Jesilyn Kay // handmade details: Loot Rentals // catering: Royal Fig Catering // cake: Sarah Garcia (friend) // desserts: Mary Louise Butters (friend) // tabletop rentals: Whim Hospitality // furniture rentals: Loot Vintage // linen rentals: Whim Hospitality // music: Dawn and Hawkes // officiant: Dr. David Mindell (family friend) // lighting: Austin Event Lighting // strings: Terra Vista Strings