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White Clematis // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

This weekend I had the absolute pleasure of finishig up our fall wedding season with a kind, generous, creative, and most unassuming couple ever. I loved these two. They made me want to deliver five times more than what we’d agreed upon. It reminded me why I get into a service-based industry, and why I have always, truly, been a people person. I love connecting with them, helping them make something happen that they’d only imagined of. And the groom’s response upon walking into Mercury Hall while we were all busy setting up was “Wow, oh wow, this looks incredible. Better than I ever imagined!”.

But that wasn’t the statement that really got me. At the end of the night, as we were all loading our wares back into our car, and I was congratulating this low-key, and delightful couple on quite the dance-packed reception, the groom repeated:

“You know, I didn’t really think the details matter, but they did. They made this night so special because they were so meaningful.”

And so, in response to the public debate on Jonas’ Peterson’s Mason Jar Manifesto I say: the personal, appropriate, humble details do, truly matter. They do. Pick the things that are important and reflective of your relationship, history, heritage, and family— those are bound to merely enhance an already magical day. The marriage is most important, but there are a lot of people, experiences, places who were critical in making everything up until that happen. Honor them, in these small ways, and honor yourselves.

Authenticity, I suppose, is at the heart of it all.

[Above: the elusive white clematis that I searched each coast for, and finally finagled some. Photo by The Nouveau Romantics.]

Three Points Ranch Prepping

Back in mid-October (oh hello November and your brisk winds and chilly mornings!) we were tasked with florals for a sweet wedding out in the Texas Hill Country at Three Points Ranch. While we’re waiting for the professional shots to come back, here are some outtakes from the studio. I still can’t get over the incredible quality of light in this new place, and something that I seriously marvel at every day.

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // three points ranch prepping

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

The Nouveau Romantics Studio // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

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Jewel Tones at the Wildflower Center

It’s coming up quickly, but I figured I should post this before it’s already passed! Next Friday we’re due for a group collaboration down at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center here in Austin for a jewel-hued affair that is both a mix of neutrals and dramatic spots of color. The couple are Arizona-transplants and there was a certain kind of palette that followed them from their home state [something I realized a little after the fact] — especially reflected in the inspiration painting found on the board below.

Fall Wedding Inspiration // Jewel Tones // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

My¬†favorites, The Nichols are going to be shooting the affair, with Merveille on board for the flowers, Aimee Villa from Lizze Belle Event Planning holding down the planning fort, and some fall-inspired goodness from Sugar Mama’s to end off the night on a sweet note.

row 1{peony photo from Saipua via Lovely Morning, white pumpkin photo by Elizabeth Millay via Snippet and Ink, bride + bridesmaids photo by Jill Thomas via Once Wed, centerpiece photo by Max Wanger via Green Wedding Shoes, painting by Kathryn Willis} row 2 {ceremony seating photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed, couch photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty} row 3 {bride photo by Docuvitae via Style Me Pretty, “Alexander McQueen” pumpkin via Sweet Paul, flowers by Saipua, name tag by Asheley Wilson via Saipua} row 4 {photo display photo by Jill Thomas via Green Wedding Shoes, invitation from Minted, table scape photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed} row 5 {table scape photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, place setting photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed, dessert table photo by Our Labor of Love via My Sweet and Saucy} row 6 {cocktail photo via Martha Stewart Weddings, ranunculus photo by Docuvitae via Style Me Pretty, pumpkin photo from Saipua, place setting paper goods designed by Paperfinger + photo by So You’re EnGAYged, chalkboard sign photo from unknown source, DIY paint chip escort cards by Once Wed}

Barr Mansion Wedding | Preview

Do you remember this mock-up from the summer? September arrived like a thunderstorm [what with Pennsylvania, flash flooding, packing and moving to a new house, et al] with the end of the month capped off with Ashley and Jason’s Barr Mansion wedding. We got the opportunity to work with Vera Green Eco-Productions, Loot Vintage, The Lost Pines, and Lauren Larson for photography.

Barr Mansion Wedding Preview // Florals by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

As we finished installing everything, I took a breath and grabbed a couple of pictures to give you a sneak peek of what was a beautiful wedding. I’m looking forward to seeing Lauren’s work, as these don’t really do these lovelies justice.

Barr Mansion Wedding Preview // Florals by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Barr Mansion Wedding Preview // Florals by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Barr Mansion Wedding Preview // Florals by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Barr Mansion Wedding Preview // Florals by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio