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Judy + Prem’s Multicultural Austin Wedding Part III – Details

Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics For Judy and Prem’s Indian/Taiwanese Austin wedding, we wanted to paint the celebration in red, an auspicious color in both cultures. With hues of sunset orange and peach tones in mind, we designed the bride’s bouquet with peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, zinnias, oak leaves, and dahlias. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres included red spray roses, rose hips, gomphrena, pistache foliage, and red ranunculus. In Indian tradition, garlands are  used both for rituals and for décor, so of course we made both red and white carnation garlands.  For the reception, we brought in custom made draping to create a more intimate space. Lighting was also key in creating a cozy and inviting ambiance, so we scattered candles all throughout the venue and installed dimmed Edison bulbs above the dinner tables. The festivities continued with handcrafted champagne cocktails, local Texas beers, and a whiskey bar. Red paper menus printed in gold metallic ink featured the Chinese symbol for double happiness. Guests took home bags filled with traditional dragées and Taiwanese milk candy as a sweet thank you for the couple.

See the Martha Stewart Weddings feature here. And in case you missed it, take a look back at Judy and Prem’s ceremony and reception.

Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics

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Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau RomanticsIndian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics   Photography: James Moes / Location: Brazos Hall / Catering: Kurant Events / Officiant: Sripada-Ji / Save-the-Dates: Paperless Post / Calligraphy: Crown and Clover / Cake and Dessert Buffet: Coco Paloma Desserts / Music: IndoRaja Entertainment / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen; Premiere Events / Lighting: Ilios Lighting Design / Hair and Makeup: Brittany Jones Hair and Makeup (bride’s); M. Thuy Bui (bridesmaids’) / Transportation: Angeli Carriages / Henna Artist: Henna Arts

Judy + Prem’s Multicultural Austin Wedding Part II – Reception

Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding featured in Martha Stewart Weddings // by The Nouveau Romantics

After Judy and Prem’s Hindu wedding ceremony, the couple transitioned from their traditional garb to a white Reem Acra gown and a Burberry suit for their Indian-Taiwanese wedding reception. We transformed the raw warehouse into a cozy space using red panels of fabric and hundreds of lanterns, candles, and Edison bulbs. Sequin tables twinkled in the warmth of candlelight while 160 guests dined on Indian curry and Taiwanese snapper. Tables were set with centerpieces of garden roses, dahlias, and clementines, all in rich, vibrant hues. The dessert buffet was filled with French pastries, a gentle nod to Prem’s birthplace. Towards the end of the reception, Judy changed into her third outfit – a traditional red taiwanese wedding dress. Stay tuned for Part III – the details.

See the Martha Stewart Weddings feature here.

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Judy + Prem’s Multicultural Austin Wedding Part I – Ceremony

Indian Taiwanese Austin Wedding // by The Nouveau Romantics

Judy and Prem’s Indian Taiwanese wedding back in October of last year was a modern take on cultural tradition. Prem is of Indian origin and was born in Paris, while Judy was born in Taiwan. Their worldly affair was filled with vibrant reds and oranges, dahlias and garden roses, and gentle nods to their past. In both India and Taiwan, the color red symbolizes luck, good fortune, and prosperity, so it was the perfect color to paint the celebration in. 

The Hindu ceremony was held in Brazos Hall, a converted warehouse in downtown Austin. Prem arrived at the ceremony riding a white horse in a baraat, a traditional groom’s procession, surrounded by musicians, family, and friends. A few days prior to the ceremony, Judy and the women closest to her had their hands covered in intricate henna patterns called mehndi; traditionally the bride’s design is always the most ornate. For both Judy and Prem, honoring their culture was very important, but so was making their wedding their own. 

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Press // Southern Living Holiday Florals

We’re excited to see a holiday story featuring our florals in Southern Living magazine’s Holiday special out on newsstands currently! Liz flew out to Birmingham, Alabama to visit the Southern Living campus and shoot the story on site, which was a lot of fun to witness the inner workings of the magazine, and meander through the prop floor.

Here’s a snippet of the story; which looks at holiday arrangements appropriate for different scales and spaces, and then includes the steps for making these pieces come to life. [Ie: the holiday table, the foyer, New Year's Eve, etc.] You can see the entire story online, along with some extra snippets.

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Fall Wedding Inspiration // Autumn Harvest

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This fall wedding at The Lodge in Fredericksburg, TX back in October was inspired by the warmth of wine and crimson mixed with elegant pearl and peach hues. The couple was drawn to a unique take on the fall wedding, very natural yet still pulled together, avoiding all kitschiness. We still wanted to create that intimate and cozy ambiance everyone wants in the fall, so bringing florals and greenery indoors with dimmed lighting created just that. Photos to come!

 

row 1: {wooden doors, photo by Rylee Hitchnertablescape, photo by Tec Petaja; couple under tree, photo via Once Wed} row 2: {floral arch; grey bridesmaids dresses photo via Brides of Adelaide; bouquet photo by Jen Huangpomegranate arrangement photo by Design Spongeinvitation suite photo by Corbin Gurkin} row 3: {table setting via Snippet and Ink, photo by Cooper Carras Photography; arrangement on chair photo by Tec Petaja; tablescape by Ariella Chezarcouple under café lights, photo by Gia Canali via 100 Layer Cake