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Beyonce and Creative Inspiration

Beyonce’s new self-titled album came out Friday [I’ll be honest – I saw the Twitter notes, but didn’t really get the whole picture until I finally watched the videos over the weekend] and I’m amazed at how much the visual aspects via the videos add to the entire experience. In turn, this got me thinking about the power of visuals in communication.

Which is to say, visual images are one of the most critical components in how I see and process the world, how I visualize ideas, and how we ultimately work to communicate with our clients. [Side note: I process things through images, and I often imagine various scenarios in comic book form, complete with stick figures. A little bizarre, right?]

These personal videos that Beyonce put out explaining the “why?” behind her overall intention, specifically this first one for her newest album, are some of the most thought-provoking. This snippet especially:

“I see music. It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or a emotion. A memory of my childhood. Thoughts about life, my dreams, or my fantasies, and their all connected to my music.” Read More

Vendor Friends | Belathée Photography

Today we’re shining the spotlight on some of our favorite ladies, Dorothée and Annabel, that together make up Belathée Photography. I’d met them in New York in 2011 when researching photographers for a Pennsylvania wedding, and have been looking for a way to bring them to Texas for some time. Their ability to blend a photojournalistic style with elements of the traditional wedding photography is effortless and truly natural. They pride themselves on being incognito and “barely there” during the wedding day, and doing whatever it takes to get the shot. Their style of portraiture is so elegant, yet timeless, and their work will definitely stand the test of time.
Belathee Photography // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

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The Knot Texas Magazine Feature

the knot texas magazine feature // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design StudioToday we’re thrilled to share The Knot Texas magazine feature of Sean + Stephanie’s Barr Mansion wedding in the Spring/Summer 2014 Issue! We had such a great time planning and designing their sophisticated celebration and are honored to have the images featured. Go grab yourself a copy, and see The Nichols’ beautiful images in person!

The Knot: Texas Spring/Summer 2014 Feature // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

The Knot: Texas Spring/Summer 2014 Feature // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Wedding Photography: The Nichols / Wedding Venue + Day of Coordination + Cake: Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas / Wedding Planning and Design + Floral Design  + Stationery: The Nouveau Romantics / Dessert Table: Walton’s Fancy and StapleSugarfinaMiette (Meringues), Liddabit (Caramels)  / Music: Matchmaker Band , Anthony “Tony” Johnson, Mariachi Jalisco + Barton Strings / Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design / Jelly Shots: LM Cocktail Catering / Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair: Shannon Briggs-Hack of Janet St. Paul Studio for Hair + Kimberley Eddleton / Makeup: Nisa Nicole

New Year’s Eve Wedding Inspiration

We can’t help but share this New Year’s Eve wedding inspiration board today, what with the holidays being so close! This could easily double as inspiration for a holiday party, if you’re still in need of some ideas. It has a bit of a Hollywood glamour feel to it, and also includes seasonal colors without throwing red, green, and Christmas trees on everything. Add in lots of string lights for cozy ambiance, and a massive chocolate cake, and I think you’ve got a great party on your hands!

New Year's Eve Wedding // Inspiration by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {arrangement by Karen Mordechai via 100 Layer Cake, “Love” via Designora, centerpiece by Ariella Chezar, bride from an unknown source + flowers by Saipua, tablescape by Saipua, RSVP from an unknown source} row 2 {red and white arrangement from an unknown source, invitation from an unknown source, small arrangement by KT Merry via Style Me Pretty, young groomsman from an unknown source, cake via Martha Stewart Weddings} row 3 {cocktails via Martha Stewart Weddings, reception design by Jo Gartin, arrangement via Oh So Beautiful Paper} row 4 {ceremony installation from an unknown source, “Yes!” via Designspiration, bride and groom by Kristin Vining via Style Me Pretty}