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A New Year + A New Change

So, 2012 year-in-review post? Nada. This does not diminsh the fact that last year was  single-handedly the most amazing, difficult, challenging, yet transforming year for The Nouveau Romantics. While our growth has been something I’ve worked hard for since our beginnings, I think the past year forced me to re-evaluate what and how we operate, and determine the best course for our future. A new year set the path for best foot foward, so to speak.

The most noticeable change? We officially offer full service planning and production. Yes, it’s true! Though on many scales we’ve always offered this, now, we officially have the staff to support this shift, and have re-worked our scope of services to reflect this! We will still offer florals, event design, and paper goods, but now we can positively support all aspects of our clients throughout the planning period and into their wedding day. It’s a big job, but I’m excited to finally put the package together with a big, beautiful [velvet?] bow.

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

Finally, these ladies above? They’ve made this year worth it. Through thick and thin, late night Indian take-out, wind storms and melting florals, they’ve been there. I, personally, cannot thank them enough for helping make this year a resounding, tremendous, success. [Also not pictured, a lot of other personalities that were also quite critical to all our events. Thank you!]

We look forward to all that 2013 holds.

Image by Heather Curiel Photography.

Southern Living Weddings Magazine Feature

I’m so excited to finally share these images from my Southern Living Weddings magazine feature! Rewind to last July when I was contacted by the lovely ladies at Southern Living magazine about doing a 6-page spread for their annual “Weddings” edition. To say I was rather excited about the opportunity was an understatement. In the end, the entire experience, from working with the hilarious crew to actually having the chance to fuss over my flowers, was totally my jam.

It was a fun–and packed–two days, during which our place became a glorified photo studio, and everyone left obsessed with Gus, the dog. Fastest way to my heart, FYI.

Souther Living Weddings Magazine feature // Bouquets by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

And without further ado, here’s a snippet of the feature—one that I’m considering my “Southern Debut” as, let’s not kid ourselves, I’m tickled pink that I’m featured in a magazine with such a storied following here in the South.

Souther Living Weddings Magazine feature // Bouquets by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Souther Living Weddings Magazine feature // Bouquets by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

Souther Living Weddings Magazine feature // Bouquets by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

2013 is starting off mighty fine.

Brides Magazine // Featured July 2012

July 2012 Brides Magazine Feature // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

This seems like an apropos way to return to blogging, but has anyone snagged any of the most recent copies of Brides magazine? They recently did a complete revamp of the look of the glossy, and I love the new direction.

Second best? The July issue has a feature on Austin as a destination wedding market, and all the vendors who y’all should hit up to help make your wedding happen! I spoke with some of the lovely ladies over at Brides earlier this spring about the article, and am so excited that we’re featured! We’re amongst some of the best talent in the city, which makes this especially sweet.

July 2012 Brides Magazine Feature // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

I’m off to Salt Lake City tonight to help this lady out with some weddings, and will be pulling a little westward jaunt afterwards. Be prepared for awkward, late-night instagram photos and plenty of beach time. Did someone say Los Angeles and La Jolla? Oh yes!

Eamon Mac Mahon

Canadian photographer Eamon Mac Mahon captures my beautiful land so so well. And as I sit here in Austin – grey, and raining, and reminding me a little of winters on the Pacific West Coast – I relish in Mr. Mac Mahon’s abililty to capture the simple beauty that abounds up north. There’s something about the subdued tones that really remind me of those winters [and makes me want to snuggle up with some tea and a book]. Must be that time of year!

Arial view of wet Canadian landscape

Nahanni Butte

Cracked frozen river running through green land

[ Top // Canadian Shield, Middle // West From Nahanni Butte, Bottom // Cut Lines ]