On the fence about a first look on your big day? Let this inspiring compilation of first looks inspire you for your own wedding day! We share some of our favorite wedding day first looks with bridesmaids, dad and groom.
If you haven’t had the chance to tour The Gin at Hidalgo Falls, you are missing out on a historical gem! This family owned, recently restored wedding venue just outside of Houston and Austin, Texas is such a unique wedding venue option for those looking for somewhere marvelous to host their wedding day. With a neutral color palette of grey and white, along with a brick cove for a pop of warmth, this industrial meets rustic wedding venue is the perfect backdrop for any theme or color palette. As wedding planners and designers, we opted to create a design that was cohesive with the venue color and feel for a minimal meets industrial vibe.
THE COLOR PALETTE - GREY, WHITE, BLUSH, MIXED METALS
When choosing the color palette we opted to go with a monochromatic theme of grays and whites, utilizing the in-house metal chairs, and bringing in mixed metals for the tabletop candleholders. To add just a soft touch of color, Urban Rubbish incorporated subtle pink roses and buttery yellow-orange florals in glass compotes.
Neutral plates and sleek glassware created a modern and romantic setting without distracting from the overall design. Zinc tealights and brass votive holders lined the table to add ambiance and industrial touches. White napkins were simply folded on each place setting with a simple sprig of greenery to adorn each setting. The Bride and Groom place settings were marked by giving them a little extra floral pizazz. You may have seen in a previous design our favorite “pocket square” idea alongside Urban Rubbish in lieu of a traditional bout. We decided to carry over the pocket square design into the groom’s place setting with the napkin, and luscious rose for the Bride. As a final touch, hand-torn, luxe cotton paper with calligraphy names marked each seat, delicately crafted by Davis Art Co.
I am always obsessed and continually impressed with the florals Urban Rubbish designs for us. It is crucial to hire the right vendors to create a final look, and Jaelynn never fails us!
If you are needing help curating a design similar to this or looking for a design unique to you, hire this vendor dream team:
Our wedding design team had the pleasure of planning alongside a wedding venue on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, The Meekermark, for their annual Date Night event. After meeting with the venue staff, our planners went to work gathering the missing vendor details and information for a “Modern Palm Springs Romance” design. Our team loves all things tropical and beachy - we wanted to take our love for island life and infuse it into the design that would perfectly compliment the agrarian meets modern charm of the venue.
Our team created a focal head table for design inspiration that fully embraced the modern + palm springs + romantic vibe. With Valentine’s Day being the special day of the event, we put our heads together with Urban Rubbish and chose to stick with bleached + white + creamy florals, adding in pink and peach tones. For linens, we incorporated luxe velvet linens in various tones of mauve, toffee and cream, with pops of amethyst provided by House of Hough. Pink napkins that played off of the protea colors were at each place setting with a delicious cupcake from Truly Scrumptious.
THE BRIDAL LOOK
A design isn’t complete without a model bride - read florist turned model (Evann you rock!!!) - to round out the whole look! We were thrilled to get Evann all dolled up to model the best floral head piece and bleached + palm springs bridal bouquet. It gave me all the boho, beachy vibes and made my heart sing!!!
Ivanov Artistry captured our look and vibe perfectly with the most fabulous braid incorporated! It embraced the romantic meets boho look effortlessly and the floral piece rounded out the “modern palm springs” aspect of the design. The whimsical bleached ferns….y’all, it was magic!
PLANNER + DESIGNER + COORDINATOR + STYLING \\ EPOCH CO+
FLORAL DESIGN + RENTALS \\ URBAN RUBBISH
TABLETOP RENTALS \\ PARTY TIME RENTALS
LINENS \\ HOUSE OF HOUGH
CATERING \\ HOMETOWN CHEF
VENUE \\ THE MEEKERMARK
PHOTOGRAPHY \\ RACHEL DRISKELL
DRESS \\ BRICKHOUSE BRIDAL
HAIR AND MAKEUP \\ IVANOV ARTISTRY
DESSERT \\ TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS
Who doesn't want a fabulous team to take care of them on their wedding day?? Everyone needs a wedding coordinator, but the planning season is just as important!
If having a tailored wedding planning experience to help craft a complete creative vision for your wedding sounds like a dream, Epoch Co+ can help guide you each step of the way.
We know our clients value their time - you have busy (read crazy) work and travel schedules, and do not have the resources or time to commit to tackling the wedding planning season alone.
After developing a custom planning program that aligns with your schedule, EPOCH will help you:
curate a cohesive wedding design
establish and maintain budget guidance
work in tandem with you to hire and manage all wedding vendors suited for your style and budget
Negotiate and review vendor contracts
Manage your guest list with our cloud based software
As we get closer, create a layout and timelines to distribute to all vendors (we can even create a link for texting all the VIP wedding party members to have easy access on their phone!)
Oversee wedding day logistics and activities so you relax and enjoy your wedding day, knowing we have you covered.
Our team, Epoch Co+, is a design driven wedding planning collective - we have our hands in every aspect of your wedding day, including styling your wedding day details to round out your memorable wedding album. You hold the reins the entire way, while we guide you down the best path.
Our team loves knowing every last detail is taken care of, so you and your loved ones can freely celebrate the day with those who mean most. Let us take care of all the logistics, all the details - and y'all enjoy dancing the night away!
Check out this fantastic video from our recent wedding at The Prospect House in Dripping Springs, Texas, where we had the pleasure of working alongside our Tennessee based couple for a year to plan their Destination Austin wedding.
If you are in the market for a 💍wedding planner, get the ball rolling by filling out our preliminary contact form, & we will be in touch shortly to schedule your free consultation to see if we are a good fit for each other.
Want to learn more about what we do here at Epoch? Read our Blog Post “Texas Wedding Planner for the Adventurous and Bold Couple” where we showcase some of our favorite designs, ranging from tabletop styling, bridal bouquet designs and stationery we personally style for our clients - like the ones below!