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0 In Inspiration/ Real Weddings

Simple, Intimate, Outdoor Wedding in Texas

Alison and Austin were high school sweethearts, together for 10 years before finally tying the knot in an intimate outdoor wedding at La La Park in San Marco, Texas.

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The couple was less concerned with the aesthetics for the big day, instead, focusing on the feeling of the event. They wanted something simple, intimate, and outdoors (both graduated with Environmental Degrees). They just wanted to dance and celebrate with family and friends.

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Alison and Austin conceived most of their ideas around the idea of simplicity. They decided to skip the traditional cake, party favors, and wedding party. They chose to splurge on photographer Nikk Nguyen so they could have great photos to look back on years from now.

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A special moment for the couple was taking 10 minutes of personal time directly after the ceremony.

That time was incredible to be able to sit and reflect and talk about how crazy the whole day had been! Getting a little alone time prior to stepping back into the craze that is a wedding was huge.

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The majority of the DIY wedding details were a true family effort with the sister-in-law arranging all the flowers, one of the groom’s best friends acting as officiant, recycling decorations from Alison’s brother’s recent wedding, and family and friends helping with all the setup. Even the engagement ring was a family heirloom from Austin’s great grandmother.

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As for advice for couples planning their weddings now, the couple says:

Relax! It isn’t about the wedding. Be present. Feel everything that you are experiencing. Do your best to stay in the moment. Everyone says it because it’s true, but it’ll be over in a flash and you’ll be sorry if you don’t take the time to enjoy it!

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Vendors

Cake Designer: VooDoo Donuts
Caterer: Lupe Tortilla
Groomsman Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Makeup Artist: SC Beauty
Hair Stylist: SC Beauty
Dress Designer: David’s Bridal
Event Venue: Lala park
Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo

0 In Inspiration/ Real Weddings

Cozy, Eclectic Austin Wedding

=With only two months to plan a wedding, Austin couple Lauren and Jeffrey knew they wanted something intimate and personal.

The food and drinks were the most important thing to them, so finding a venue that already had great decor was key. Not spending money on decorating, left them with money in the budget to serve the menu they really wanted. The obvious choice was their favorite restaurant Justine’s. With lush reds, pinks, and greenery, Justine’s offered the perfect atmosphere they were looking for. 

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For their attire, they kept it easy. Jeffrey ordered his suit online while Lauren found a shoulder romper off the rack. At the mall!

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Lauren’s dad walked her down the aisle to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis as a tribute to her late grandfather. He loved Elvis. According to Lauren…

“Even though there were 60 people there watching us, it felt like it was just him and I sharing the most perfect moment ever.”

For the flowers, the couple used the same florist that works exclusively with the venue. They even had a circle of flowers that they stood in during the ceremony. They opted to skip a big wedding cake and instead have a tower of perfectly sized mini bundt cakes. For favors, they gifted guests with the ever adorable succulents.

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As for DIY elements, Lauren made their chalkboard welcome sign and also crafted welcome bags for out-of-town guests with Austin themed goodies and a personal letter.

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Vendors

Jewelry: Collections Fine Jewlery
Shoes: Gucci
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Suit Supply
Jewelry: Baublebar
Apparel: Altar’d State
Cake Designer: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Event Venue: Justine’s Secret House     psst. the password is: surrealist
Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo