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An Interview with Wedding Photographer Taylor Lord

The Nouveau Romantics Purple Wisteria Installation with Photography by Taylor LordHi Taylor!  For our readers who aren’t yet familiar with you, will you share a bit about how your path led you to photography?  

Hi! Of course! Here’s the short version- I was an Art History major at Baylor University and had to take a black and white film class as a prerequisite for graduation. It was my last semester of school but I fell in love with it. I had never even considered photography as a career! A good friend from school saw some of my hobbyist work on Facebook and asked me to come assist her at weddings! I soon fell in love with weddings- the dynamic schedule during the day, getting to know people and their families, the photojournalism and the fine-art of it- the entire thing! I knew it was what I was meant to do!

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Tribes Feature in the February Love Issue

We were pleasantly surprised to find one of our fall weddings featured in the February issue of Tribeza. Laura + Connor’s wedding at the Winfield Inn in Kyle turned out beautifully, despite the chilly weather, and we’re excited that they were chosen as a featured couple. Go pick up a copy for yourself an check out the Tribeza feature along with stunning images from Whitney Runyon.

tribeza feature // The Love Issue // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Featured in Tribeza // The Love Issue // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

An anemone bouquet, muted peach bridesmaid dresses, and a beautiful multi-layered floral cake by Coco Paloma. We love this intimate moment that Whitney captured of the bride and groom on the dance floor with friends and family surrounding them!

Sperry Tents in Austin and Texas!

As you may have heard, Sperry Tents are now available in Austin! Our friends at Whim Hospitality are serving Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and the surrounding areas with these incredible sailcloth tents. Considering how many of the Texas-based events we do are outside, we’re always on the lookout for creative and beautiful ways to incorporate tents into our events — but really, we prefer to find a way to ensure that the rain plan is just as beautiful as the Plan A! Sperry Tents need very little introduction as they’ve been all over the USA for a while, and we’re so glad that they’re now down in the Lone Star State. It’s about time! Sperry Tents in Austin // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio In case you missed it on The Nouveau Romantics Instagram, this beautiful Sperry tent made an appearance at our first wedding of the year near Navasota, TX a couple of weeks ago. We snapped this quick photo but we can’t wait to see the final photos from the one and only Jose Villa! We’re big fans of the light, airiness, height and charm of these beauties.

Do you want to see some more pictures of what’s possible? These will fit right at home on all those ranch weddings we’ve got in the pipeline!

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Round Up | Boston Bound

Austin Wedding Venue // The Nouveau RomanticsIt’s officially the end of the first week of September, and we’ve been busy driving up a storm to venues, ranches, and scoping out all the details for our fall and early 2014 weddings. The Texas highway in 104F heat is quite the sight, and the most recent death of our clutch + gear shift system in the VW thankfully happened after a ranch trip 2.5 hours away, rather than right in the middle of it! I’m Boston bound tomorrow for four days of family time with my in-laws, boat rides to Martha’s Vineyard, along with much needed runs along the Charles’ River, poking around Cambridge, and enjoying some R&R. [and some high 70sF weather! High five East Coast, you’re looking GOOD!]

Hannah and Caitlin are holding down the fort, keeping us all organized and on task, and it’s amazing to think back on exactly what and where I was this time last year, and where we are now. We have a fantastic group of ladies [and gentlemen] that help us out, and I’m grateful for all those that are now part of our little den of creatives. I’m almost most excited about getting the fall season rolling to see all our people again!

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Vendor Friends // The Flashdance Interview

Michael Antonia is The Flashdance // L.A. DJ Interview // Vendor Friends

I love to hear how fellow vendor friends found themselves in the event industry, and how all of our diverse backgrounds lend a hand in making what we do for our clients unique and different. The Define Journal’s interview with  Michael Antonia – the brains behind The Flashdance moniker, head DJ, and all around notorious dance-party-maker – is a refreshing look at how someone’s love of music, and long journey into the wedding world has ended with:

“it makes me feel pretty awesome to say that I own three companies, work with my best friends, and make people TRULY happy every weekend.”

[FYI: he’s the owner of Yeah Rentals and Yeah Weddings, along with The Flashdance collaborative of DJs, some of the best around.] Read More