December 12, 2012

{Wedding Coordination} Whitney + Brian

W + B had a lovely dancehall wedding in Fredericksburg, Texas on an unseasonably cold, windy October day. That didn't stop anyone from having a grand ole time. W + B had lots of friends and family to help out and they were truly an amazing team. Her brother, only 17, baked and decorated all the cakes himself! The day was even more fun b/c my dear friend, Paige, was in the wedding party. Congratulations, Whitney + Brian - so happy for you two!!

As for Bird Dog, we provided planning/coordination and helped with some of the design details - including day-of styling, ceremony design, place cards, flowers, and flower flags. Fun! See end of post for full vendor list.

For now, enjoy these beautiful, beautiful images by Lindsey at The Life You Love Photography.

Coordination and some design pieces {Bird Dog Wedding}
Venue {Pat's Hall}
Officiant {Pastor Bobby Vitek}
DJ {AJ Hanenburg}
Bouquets/Bouts {handcrafted by the wedding party}
Centerpieces {friends and family}
Cakes {bride's brother}
Food {friends and family}

November 14, 2012

Bird Dog Wedding {Joanna + Paul}

Joanna and Paul are two lovely folks living deep in the heart of Austin. Joanna came to me only looking for design work and I was happy to oblige her request. The fact that we both owned and spoiled liver-and-white Brittanies did not hurt the situation. I really heart their little family and wish them all the best in their future together!

For J+P, we created a southern-with-a-twist wedding and Mercury Hall was the perfect backdrop. We took vintage elements that Joanna liked - bunting, furniture pieces, calico fabrics - and tried to present them in fresh ways. Three types of bunting were made from a mix of vintage sheets and fabric - including the horizontal bunting used in the reception space, which makes our heart hurt in a good way. And I'm not sure if there's ever been a happier ceremony aisle (see the cute bridesmaids below for proof). The bunting place cards with streamers also make us smile.

J+P had their fair share of personal details that really made this wedding special. Joanna hunted for fabric, bottles, cookie plates, and you name it in her hometown. She also wore her mother's engagement and wedding rings around her neck and had a bouquet of her mother's favorite yellow roses placed in her chair. Family and friends baked their favorite cookies for the dessert table. Paul's mother made them a bunting and contributed lots of fun vintage items she'd collected over the years. Joanna and I even collected twigs together outside her home for the head table. I love when family and friends come together to contribute to the big day.

Last but not least, huge thanks to all the amazing vendors involved: Lahra Bryant Photography for capturing these incredible images; Leah at Zinnia & Company for the gorgeous, gorgeous personal flowers; the lovely gals at Loot Vintage RentalsIllusions Rentals and Rosemary's Catering for being awesome and so nice to work with; and my super amazing team - you know who you are - I love you guys! See end of post for a full vendor list.

So cheers to J+P and enjoy these images:

Venue {Mercury Hall}
Design, including signage and centerpiece floral {Bird Dog Wedding}
Bouquets, boutonnieres, and other personals {Zinnia & Company}
Vintage rentals {Loot Vintage Rentals}
Bunting execution {Catherine at Tacky Pink Flamingos}
Dress {Enzoani at Blush Bridal Lounge}
J+P, friends, and family