Category Archives: Creative Process

Summer Wedding Inspiration // Berry Pink

Berkeley and Tad came to us looking for an intimate summer wedding at the Hotel St. Cecilia here in Austin, yet wanted to take that smaller guest list and dial up the impact of their wedding. I believe they used the phrases “Alice in Wonderland meets Cirque du Soleil” and there was mention of oversized stuffed white peacocks.

Needless to say, the normal status quo does not apply here.

That said, we took their descriptions and ideas and pulled together a dramatic and colorful palette, with touches of gilt and gold — but plenty of pink. [Berkeley is truly a pink girl.] It was to be a multi-course summertime feast fit for this LA-based couple, and the al fresco result was nothing short of spectacular! I truly enjoyed pushing ourselves out on a limb and really embracing a dramatic and whimsical inspiration, while playing homage to the St. Cecilia — which is almost a character in and of itself. We’ll post their incredible invitation suite soon, followed by the final pictures by Our Labor of Love.

Summer Wedding Inspiration // Berry Pink // by The Nouveau Romantics

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Starlight & Lavender // Spring Wedding Inspiration

A sweet inspiration board for a spring wedding under the stars for you today. In fact, it’s the inspiration for a wedding that will be {sssshhhh} in the new Martha Stewart Weddings magazine that is out this coming Monday! This wedding evolved quite a bit throughout the planning process, but this is where we started. The couple envisioned an evening on a ranch under candlelight and twinkling stars, mixing a bohemian vibe with touches of classic formalism. Wildflowers in pink and lavender tones were on the tables amongst a family-style dinner with their favorite people. It was quite the party! More on Monday…

Starlight and Lavender // Spring Wedding Inspiration by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {Celestial wedding invitations by Ladyfingers Letterpress, Kate Moss bridal party by Mario Testino via Vogue, reception via Martha Stewart Weddings} row 2 {pink peonies by Bloom via Once Wed,  wedding programs by Paper Antler via WeddBook, couple photo by Jose Villa,  greenery chandelier via Gardenista} row 3 {bridal bouquet by Saipua + Nicolette Camille via 100 Layer Cake, place setting via Style Me Pretty, arrangement with ranunculus via Little Flower School, arrangement by Saipua, Storyland of Stars book cover via Bashooka, cocktail photo by Nicole Franzen}

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding Inspiration

I’m not much of a pink person, but when it’s paired with gold, I’m not so opposed. This blush pink and gold wedding inspiration is perfect for a fall wedding, don’t you think? While it might seem overwhelmingly feminine, the addition of the “french grey” tones of the chalkboard evens things out, so it’s not screaming “GIRLY!” And the best part? It could actually work well in the spring! Throw in some blush pink and white sweet peas and other fresh spring blooms, and you’re good to go.

Blush Pink and Gold Wedding Inspiration // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {bride by Raya Carlisle via Snippet & Ink, pink macarons from an unknown source, candy poppers via Everything Fab, unknown image, gold calligraphy via Snippet & Ink, table setting by Milou + Olin via Style Me Pretty} row 2 {tablescape by Lisa Lefkowitz, hanging escort card display via Martha Stewart Weddings, bunting banner via Snippet & Ink, bouquet by Lemon Blossom Designs} row 3 {centerpiece with table number via Style Me Pretty, chalkboard by Dana Tanamachi via Photo JJ, dresses via Martha Stewart Weddings} row 4 {chalkboard by Dana Tanamachi via Visual News, florals by McKenzie Powell, cake via Solid Frog, draping via Lisa Vorce}

New Year, New Look, New Business Cards!

New Year, New Look // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

It’s been more than half a year in the making, but one of the best (small) ways of welcoming in the new year of 2014 is a new look — our logo! The delightful Chelsea of Go Forth Creative worked with me to revamp our look and feel, and after three plus years, it feels pretty good to get it right. [I actually designed our first logo really fast to get something up and out there in 2010, and never was able to go back and really look at the fonts, adjust some tiny sizing, etc. It drove me nuts! Now all is well in the logo world.] Read More

Spring Wedding Inspiration // Garnet + Amber

Fall is finally here in Austin, and while we’re rejoicing in the fact that it’s finally “cold” enough to wear long sleeves for at least part of the day, we are busy planning for our Spring 2014 weddings! This inspiration board takes some of the stereotypical pastel spring wedding colors and turns them up a notch. Add drama by choosing rich, luxurious amber tones, while throwing in a few classic neutrals to ensure things don’t get too crazy. And you really can’t go wrong adding those little pops of garnet!

Spring Wedding Inspiration // Garnet + Amber // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

row 1 {Flower detail by Irving Penn via Wilder Quarterly, bridal bouquet by Little Flower School via Snippet and Ink, ceremony via Martha Stewart Weddings} row 2 {table setting by Rylee Hitchner via Style Me Pretty, dress and bouquet photo by Jose Villa, bouquet by Joy Thigpen, via Once Wed, cake by Leo Patrone via Oh Happy Day, boutonniere by Saipua} row 3 {paper goods and cocktails from an unknown source, floral arrangement by Joy Thigpen, photo by Rylee Hitchner, via Once Wed} row 4 {red arrangement by Saipua, photo by Belathee Photography, via Once Wed, reception by Abby Ross Photography via Style Me Pretty, bouquet by Nicolette Camille, photo by Kate Murphy, via Once Wed}


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