Taylor and her bridesmaids were absolutely ICONIC in this destination wedding. From the bride’s Rue De Seine wedding dress, to the bridesmaids mismatched creamy white bridesmaid dresses, these wedding day pictures are full of inspiration for hairstyles, makeup, jewelry, dresses and more! Colorful, boho, tropical and all around dreamy, captured by Century Tree Productions at Austin wedding venue Prospect House. Wedding Planner + Designer Epoch Co+
Looking for a little inspiration for that wildly romantic wedding you’re planning? Pop over to see this simple, romantic design featuring gorgeous florals and pink velvet. Tersilla’s stunning romantic statement centerpiece with it’s wide range of juicy colors and cascading greenery was an absolutely dreamy addition and really added that swoon factor. Our Bride rocked her own black booties, and it is one of my favorite images with such wonderful juxtaposition between a little wild and a little romantic.
Taylor and Connor’s spring wedding at The Vine at New Ulm was an all around family focused event to remember. Consisting of gorgeous earth-tone wedding party attire, surrounded by the perfect amount of wedding white florals! Taylor and Connor got our month-of coordination package, and while I wish I could have walked with them through the whole journey, I was so thankful that we got to be involved during the final stretch toward their happily ever after.
The Vine has some of the best cottages for you and your wedding party to hang out and get all pretty. Some of my favorite pictures to look through are the getting ready images. They show pure joy as everyone prepares to celebrate the couple. My favorite moments are always those involving the couples parents, so I try and make time for images for the bride getting ready with mom. Thankfully, we had more than enough time for some sweet moments on the back porch with Taylor and her mom, as well as one of the sweetest first looks with her dad (enjoy the pictures...I sure did!).
We also got to fit in some sweet time with Taylor’s bridesmaids! One of the big things Taylor wanted was a moment before all the crazy started for she and her bridesmaids to pray together. You can also peek behind the door and see Taylor and Connor’s sweet little boy joining in on the prayer time. The biggest thing I desire for my clients is that they have enough time on their day to enjoy the smallest of moments. After all, you chose your wedding party because they’re the ones you want by your side on your special day!
We can’t just focus on the girls though, because this group of groomsmen was particularly special. They had the very best time together, and were some of the most interesting group to hang around. Groomsmen are always the most entertaining part of the day, because they really don’t care what’s happening, they’re just there to celebrate their boy and have a great time doing it. I so appreciate how they just go where they need to be, and focus on making everyone around them as happy as they are! This group in particular did just that all the way through to the reception (more on that later…).
Okay first, I have to talk about how much I adored Taylor’s altar decorations!! They were perfectly understated, and instead of taking away from the special moment of the ceremony, they just perfectly added to it. I also have to take a moment to sing praises to her amazing florist ( Petals by Design ) for making Taylor’s dream come to life! Make sure to check out the great work that she does. She is definitely someone you want involved in your wedding day!
Second, the wedding party -- I know I already gushed about the groomsmen, but the whole party was amazing! You could tell that they were there for the bride and groom, to make their day as special as possible. I also have to mention the rockstar flower girl and ring bearer. Those kids made my day. I love kids, and personally think that they are the best part of the wedding party. Mainly because they’re so darn cute, but also because they bring such life to the group!! I may also be partial to these two because of how connected the little flower girl and I were (pictured…). I also loved our ring bearer, because no matter how slow the flower girl was walking, he stuck with her until the very end.
Oh so many things to mention about this reception, but we’ll start with the decorations. Taylor’s choice of white florals with dusty blue napkins made the upscale rustic charm of The Vine pop in just the right way. Everything down to her cake was perfectly sleek! Well everything except for our Grooms Cake ( which you can read more about in our blog on Groom’s Cake Inspiration ), and even that was perfectly crafted!
The designs were just the beginning of this awesome reception. Once we got through the “formal” part of the evening, the party really got started! Every single person got their time on the dance floor, including wedding party, ring bearer, parents and especially our bride and groom. I already told y’all how energetic our groomsmen were, but here is some photographic proof. They had an absolute blast out on that floor, and somewhat undressing sure did liven up that dance floor twice as much!!
We ended the night with a favorite, a sparkler exit!! But before our bride and groom could leave, Connor decided that he needed to change out of his suit. So he danced their private last dance in his camo button down and jeans...and I absolutely loved it! He and his beautiful new wife were sent off toward their new life together as 100% themselves!!
So here’s to the new Mr. and Mrs. Collins. I wish them the very happiest, love filled life!!
Looking for inspiration for your wedding day first look with the bride and groom? Kaleigh and Riley’s first look was beautifully photographed by Brittany with Velvet + Wire at a Brenham wedding venue called, “Rockin’ Star Ranch”. This gallery of images are pack full of a beautiful couple, gorgeous smiles and inspiring attire for rustic grooms and brides alike.
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.
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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!