When given time between weddings, I try to take time to breathe and immerse myself in beauty. These images help me to do just that—hopefully they will do the same for you.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Greer Gattuso image styled by Ginny Au found via Once Wed; other images found via tumblr.com including seashells found via This Ivy House.
Leah had always dreamed of a wedding full of southern charm, so Kendall Plantation was a perfect fit. And it didn't hurt that one of her best friends and bridesmaids is fine art photographer Kayla Parker. Style Me Pretty picked up on both of these factors and featured her lovely wedding full of carefully curated details by Melanie of Mayhar Design.
For the floral design, we used all the lush blooms available—peonies, garden roses and ranunculus—along with the ever favorite hellebores and foraged English ivy to evoke the feel of a southern romance.
And for her bouquet, we gave her all blooms with just a hint of hellebores which were picked up again in the boutonnieres.
The back lawn of Kendall Plantation provided a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony followed by a reception in the ballroom where they entered down a grand staircase flanked with candles and more flowers and greenery.
One of the best details of the day, were hand made wedding cake cookies made by Leah's mother and placed at each guests' seat.
Congratulations to the happy couple!!
So this is what the Texas Hill Country looks like in January—it has its own unique beauty and proved to be the perfect backdrop for Molly and Kirk's wedding. Molly, a native Texan, works on a sustainable farm and Kirk is a dog sled trainer from Canada. It all came together when I asked Molly why she had chosen Prospect House as her venue. Her face lit up as she described the reclaimed prairie that serves as the beautiful backdrop for this unique space.
We decided to let the prairie be the focal point for the ceremony as it is seen through the steel frame that serves as a backdrop for outdoor weddings—adding native grasses in simple wood planters to tie in with the scene.
Molly's bouquet was meant to mimic the wildness of the prairie with some lush flowers to top it off. And thankfully hellebores were in season so they made the perfect boutonnieres.
The bridesmaids' bouquets were kept simple with tied bundles of grasses.
Indoors we carried on with the idea of simplicity allowing the incredible venue to shine with a few impact pieces—a lush arrangement at the welcome table, seasonal grasses filling the small vials on the wall and the incredible focal point in the main hall—a wheel that is actually the base of a weathervane on the top of the building. And, yes, it was a windy day allowing for great excitement and acrobatics from our installation team!
With a large wedding party dressed in dusty lilac dresses and the men in navy blue, we chose a palette for the flowers ranging from ivory and taupe to deeper mauves and burgundy topping off the bouquets with hand dyed silk ribbons from Froufrou Chic in warm gold and iris.
Afton's bouquet featured White Cloud and Caramel Antike garden roses along with cappuccino ranunculus, mauve hellebores, white sweet peas, pieris buds and pepperberries.
The reception was held at Brazos Hall—a reclaimed warehouse in downtown Austin featuring brick walls, long leaf pine floors and a wood beam ceiling. The industrial style of the venue was juxtaposed with lush florals accented with seasonal fruit, beautiful La Tavola table linens, organic greenery hanging over the dance floor and an abundance of candlelight.
And how about that fur stole! Congrats Afton and Travers!!!