We have another gorgeous stunner sent to us by Julie Wilhite Photography. This natural Austin wedding is spring in Texas perfection. Set among the beautiful grounds of the Lady Bird Wildflower Center, this couple took their cues from the natural surroundings and let it be their design guide. Clink Events coordinated every stunning detail. And Julie Wilhite worked her magic again to produce breathtaking images. There's even more to devour in the gallery.
From Julie Wilhite Photography...Kara and Justin are the kind of couple that makes you smile when you are around them. Not only because they are genuinely nice people but also because you can tell that they truly love each other, which is always a pleasure when you're a planner. They chose the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center as their venue. In the heart of Austin, it is a truly magical place, especially in May when the wildflowers are blooming. The couple wanted the natural beauty of the venue to shine through in the design, and not compete with the beautiful surroundings, so we chose a palette of greens, soft peaches and white. The floral arrangements were created with a natural, organic vibe. They also wanted a vintage feeling to the design, so we chose lace runners to accent special tables like the sign-in table and escort card table. We originally planned to have the entire wedding outside, in different gardens of the Wildflower Center. But, Mother Nature had a different plan, as record-setting rains fell over Austin for several days before the wedding. Just in time for the ceremony, the sun came out, and Kara and Justin were able to exchange vows outside in the stone courtyard. Afterward, guests enjoyed cocktail hour outside as well. Dinner was in the gallery, which has wall-to-wall windows overlooking fields of wild grasses and flowers, so even though we were inside, it was still a stunning view. The bride is a talented calligrapher and created several special pieces for the wedding, including the escort cards and a program mirror that listed the wedding party info. The escort cards were vintage seed packets with guests' names hand-written in gold ink. They were adorable! She also created custom table numbers for the dinner tables by printing photos of the couple over the years, placing them in books for the guests to enjoy, and handwritten table numbers in gold on the front.Guests enjoyed comfort food for dinner, followed by a scrumptious dessert display of cupcakes, brownies, macaroons and cheesecake bites. The bride's father plays the saxophone, and treated the guests to a heart-warming toast, followed by a special song for the couple. It was such a special moment! But the surprises didn't stop there. The bride's mom and the groom did a hilarious mash-up dance after dinner, which got the dancing started. The toasts were fun, as always, but the groom's brother mentioned a phrase the groom uses when people say he's made some positive changes since he's been with the bride: "#kara." It still makes me smile! The guests tore up the dance floor until we sent the couple off amidst a shower of flower petals. It was a fabulous day in a gorgeous setting and we were lucky to be a part of it!