March 29, 2012

Board {Aqua, Gold, Pink}

Oh, long lost boards. I've missed you! Here is a perfect board for spring and summer. This aesthetic would be absolutely lovely at a beach wedding.

March 24, 2012

Coming Soon...(!!!)

I'm so thrilled to show off my splash page - designed by my uber-talented friend, Lauren of The Creative Parasol! When she first showed it to me, I teared up a bit because it was a reminder that my dream of owning an event design and planning company was actually coming true, as silly as that sounds. It's all happening! 

Stay tuned for more branding and design fun for Bird Dog Wedding

March 23, 2012

Featured {100 Layer Cake}

We are so excited to have our mod-inspired shoot featured on on our very favorite wedding blogs, 100 Layer Cake, today! We worked hard pulling all the bits and pieces together for this shoot, and had a blast along the way. We're pretty pleased with the end result thanks to our team (see end of post). Go check out the post!

Styling {Bird Dog Wedding}
Photography {Paige Newton}
Videography {Ava Baird}
Desserts {Bake Sale Austin}
Paper Goods {The Creative Parasol}
Fashion Styling {Trophy Boutique}
Headpieces {Lo Boheme}
Makeup {Nisa Nicole}
Hair {Erica Rae}
Models {Liz and Colin}

Special thanks to:
Frock OnPrototype, and Lucy in Disguise with Diamonds for our super mod dresses
- Lauren, Linda and Mark, and Kate for providing us with some lovely vintage pieces

March 20, 2012

Entwined 2012 {Rehearsal Dinner Invitations}

Remember how we're designing a super cute/colorful/French/boutique-y rehearsal dinner for Annie and Tyler, the winners of the HUGE Entwined wedding weekend giveaway? Ok, good! Well, yesterday, The Creative Parasol guest posted on Entwined's blog with a wonderful preview of the rehearsal dinner invitations they designed. They turned out so incredibly well. Lauren is just so talented and I love our brains when we get together. I'm absolutely thrilled about the result and Annie and Tyler were, too! Check them out, folks!

March 19, 2012

Meet Us {Texas Events and Hospitality Affair 2012}

Want to see what we're up to? Or learn a little more about Bird Dog Wedding and the services we provide? Then come say hello at the Texas Belles Events and Hospitality Affair this Wednesday, March 21st, from 7 to 9 PM, at Mercury Hall! We were honored to be included among their favorite Austin vendors! Here's the Facebook invitation for more info.

We're designing a sweet tablescape with a little help from our talented vendor friends: The Creative Parasol, Loot Vintage Rentals, and Rosehip Flora. You need to see this!

March 8, 2012

Styled Shoot {Indian Summer}

Something fun for your Thursday! Today we're featuring this charming, craftsy Indian Summer styled shoot by Sweet Sunday Events, a rentals and styling company in Austin. Check these folks out because you're bound to hear about them all over the place in the near future - if you haven't already. They are just that talented.

Tons of perfect details to admire here. Cheers!

{Photography by Jackson Wright}

March 7, 2012

Wedding Design {Lori + Nathan}

Oh, man! Where do I begin...It was SO fun helping design this wedding and there were many reasons for that. Number one being that this was my best friend's wedding!! And, I was the matron of honor - hurray! And, I got to spend so much quality fun time with family and friends along the way - bonus!  

Lori and Nathan put on an eclectic, colorful garden fiesta that played with vintage and modern elements - in turn, producing a totally unique wedding that reflected their fun-loving personalities. The San Antonio Botanical Garden provided the perfect setting for this magical day. This wedding turned out so beautifully that Style Me Pretty Texas featured it!

Katherine O'Brien Photography snapped these amazing photos. 

Girls getting ready. Lori wore beautiful Kate Spade Clume wedges and a gorgeous Modern Trousseau gown from Unbridaled in Austin. Pretty make-up by Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry.

The Creative Parasol designed the program fans and Eden's Echo arranged all the flowers.

Bouquets featured dahlias, ranunculus, billy balls, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, snapdragon, hydrangeas, and roses to name a few. So pretty!

For favors, Lori and Nathan gave guests succulents from Nature's Herb Farm in baby jars. Table elements: flowers arranged by Eden's Echo in a mix of vintage vessels collected by the bride, groom, family, and friends; framed table numbers by The Creative Parasol; and green/cream and gold/cream chevron table runners sewn by a friend. Each table was a little different than the next!

This precious little teapot was found at Max's Haus Mercantile in New Braunfels. 

Table assignments by The Creative Parasol. Lots of vintage goodies. g(room) and b(ride) letters from Anthropologie.

Lori and Nathan's ceremony overlooked the Lucile Halsell Conservatory at the Garden. Aisle poms made by your's truly!

Workin' my aisle pom magic. Billy balls, hypericum berries, and greenery for the groom's boutonniere. Pretty head table layout.

Gorgeous Lori in the arbor area. Bridesmaids with program fans. More table layout.

Tables in the fountain plaza. Bride behind the honeycomb garland (your's truly). Bride's Omi's ring (her something blue - so sweet).

Ceremony captured in the pond's reflection. Mr. and Mrs. Dimmitt!!!! Honeycombs!

The happy couple!

Wedding party letting loose after the ceremony! Girls in shades of green, cream, and yellow. Boys in blue seersucker. 

Wedding sign by the bride's brother. Honeycombs, again! Beautiful bride and groom.

Dessert table with vintage cake stands, platters, and bowls. Pretty and delicious cakes by Ayon's Bakery. Brownies and cookies by friends and family.

Succulents all ready for guests to take!

Bride and bridesmaids crafted ribbon wands to send off the bride and groom! Here I am showing you how to wave it :). 

Lori and Nathan making their grand exit! What a celebration!

A few Holga shots from Katherine O' Brien

What I love most about this wedding is how family, friends, and vendors came together to pull off a vision. The collaboration between those three parties not only makes a wedding look amazing, but makes it  meaningful to the couple. 

Congratulations, Lori and Nathan! I love you guys! Thank you for including me in your special day.


March 6, 2012

(Inspired by Pinterest) Board {Orange and Gold}

Loves these colors for spring and summer - any bright warm color accented by metallic gold is alright with me.

{All images via Pinterest! So thanks!}

March 5, 2012

Client Love {Jennifer + Anthony}

This past weekend I met with my client, Jennifer! It was pure magic! Not only is her aesthetic amazing and fun, she is wonderful and so sweet! It was a perfect match.

SO - I thought I'd share the pinboard we're collaborating on - because her style is on point. This one is going to be off the hook, y'all! Plus, we've already got a great team of vendors going including: Palm Door, Pink Avocado, and Paige Newton Photography!

Her loves:

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{Balloons - Geronimo Style}
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{Pink and Metallic Gold}
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{Mint Green}
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So much fun, right? Stay tuned for more about Jennifer and Anthony's November wedding!