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.



  1. Lovely Couple and crazy vibrant color! A perfect mix for a special day!

  2. So cute! I love the favor idea, and really love the aisle poms. Great job Em!