Archive for August 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This was a really fun DIY wedding at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin!
Since the color theme was inspired by the colors of lemons and limes - the brides shoes chose green silk shoes to wear with her hand dyed yellow petticoat. The grooms classic white tux was inspired by old old photograph from his parent's wedding and the bride wore beautifully aromatic gardenia in her hair.
Friends & family bought flowers were bought in bulk and arranged them the day before the wedding. Her brides sister created the spectacular arrangements in vases filled with lemons and limes and made all the bouquets and boutonnieres.
This summer has been sweltering so to keep things cool there were lots of drinks - they set up a self serve lemonade stand with old timey paper straws, bottles of Mexican cokes, Topo Chico , Dublin Dr. Peppers piled into galvanized tubs alongside iced down jelly jars that were filled with limes and water.
The ""sign in book" was a framed "Robots in Love" print from Etsy vendor Mengsel- the beautiful piece of artwork now hangs in their home.
Since the bride collects of vintage handerchiefs - she used them as gifts for her her guests as a keepsake. They also had paper parasols and fans to keep their guest cool.
And instead of a traditional wedding cake- the bride was inspired by a country bake sale- she had their favorite local cupcake bakery made six different cakes and a friend designed and decorated the table. Hand stamped labels marked cakes named the James Brown, Marilyn Monroe, Black and Tan & Strawberry Love.
The groom’s oldest friend performed the ceremony where they recited handwritten vows as their best friends served as MOH & BM- Her sister did a tearful reading, and her six year old nephew introduced them for their first dance as husband and wife.
If that wasn't enough -they danced all night to the awesome band " White Ghost Shivers" and exited to the theme from Indian Jones hummed on Kazoos - a turquoise vintage car as a surprise for my groom awaited them!
Cheers Heather & Russell- looking forward to the cooler months of fall for your Day after Session!
Venue: Ladybird Wildflower Center
Band: White Ghost Shivers
Caterer: Austin Catering
Day of Coordination: Skip Around Town
Makeup: Angela Parker with LucieMarie
Flowers: Central Market
Cakes: Sugar Mamas
Vintage Car: Vintage Rides of Austin