29 Nov

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

We’re really digging the Western inspired vision Courtney Cargile had for this styled shoot. The potted cactus plants, iron ranch instruments, handmade horse hair pottery and authentic cattle skull layered atop of an antique wood table have a slight masculine vibe that we rarely see in wedding inspiration. If you’re planning a woodland wedding, this is definitely perfect inspiration. You know what? Even an industrial setting could pull off this look, don’t you think?

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

They salvaged vintage pipes from a California cattle ranch to create these candle holders.

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

How cute is this trail mix bar? Such a perfect alternative to the traditional sweets table and complements the nature inspired theme.

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Rustic, ranch wedding inspiration | photo by Rachelle Derouin Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Pretty, pretty!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas Section & Pinterest boards.

Photography: Rachelle Derouin Photography / Decor, Styling & Floral Design: Courtney Cargile / Rentals: Wine Country Party / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Model: April Potts / Custom Jewelry: Kayrene Kelley

 
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29 Nov

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

We hope you all had a really great Thanksgiving with your families yesterday. We’re going to continue enjoying the holiday with our families, but we wanted to make sure to send you into the weekend with pretty wedding inspiration, should you be one of those cute couples that got engaged over Thanksgiving! Michele + Stephen’s wedding is the perfect combo of elegant (her Vera Wang gown is a beaut), with a side of funk (think upside down painted flamingos). It was all in tribute to their town’s motto, “Keep Austin Weird”, and The Byrd Collective did a fab at tying it all together beautifully.

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Love how The Byrd Collective dyed fabric and draped it so that it covered the top of the tent. Such a pretty way to warm up the space, right? And those painted flamingos are too funny.

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

The Byrd Collective hand sewed strips of fabric together to emulate a Moroccan wedding blanket for the table runners.

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Boho Texas wedding | photo by Brooke Schwab Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Michele keeps it real with her advice to future brides: There are always things to do differently and you may lay awake weeks after the wedding thinking about this and that. Indulge yourself in those thoughts then let them go.  Nothing will ever be perfect. I knew weddings were “stressful” but I really didn’t understand how stressful they really are. I had planned events with ease but my wedding was a different story. Family drama, vendor problems, budget blowouts, decision fatigue are all part of it. I did have one regret, and that was spending too much on everything. It got so crazy and stressful, I didn’t have time or the mental capacity to figure out ways to save money. It was like, “We need A/C”.  Okay. “The tent needs to be bigger”. Okay. “We need more money to do x, y, and z”. Ugh, OKAY. Remember that, but try to have as much fun as possible during the process. It will be worth it! 

Thanks for being so honest, Michele. And congratulations to you and Paco. Everything looked amazing!

For more inspiration check out our Wedding Ideas Section + Pinterest boards

Photographer: Brooke Schwab Photography and Smilebooth / Videographer: Bill Lanier (friend of couple) / Ceremony venue: Tarrytown United Methodist Church, Austin, Texas / Reception venue: Contigo Austin / Event Designer & Florist: The Byrd Collective / Coordinator: Emily Leach with Bird Dog Wedding / Invitation Designer: The Creative Parasol / Hair: Fabien Roussel at Deseo / Makeup: Avery Allen / Cake: Polka Dots / Catering: Contigo Austin / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals and Marquee / Wedding dress: Vera Wang / Wedding shoes: Lanvin shoes from By George

 
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27 Nov

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Having a wedding on Thanksgiving weekend is kinda genius. Everyone has already taken the time off from work, people are in full gathering mode, and we’re pretty sure you don’t have to twist anyone’s arm to mingle and celebrate your special day with a spiced cocktail in hand. Minus the typical decor and color palette of autumnal hues, pumpkins, turkey and cornucopia, of course. So if you’re a 2014 fall couple, take note. OR you could also pin these pretty images from Izzy Hudgins Photography as Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving inspiration for tomorrow (or next year)!

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Love it when centerpieces are easy to recreate on your own. Grab cans of gold & silver spray paint, all those empty wine bottles, and go to town.

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

And if you’re trying to steer clear of autumnal colors, use some of that spray paint on a stem of those mini pumpkins.

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

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Whipped Cider Martini Recipe:

2oz. apple cider
2oz whipped cream vodka
1oz. brandy
1oz. butterscotch liqueur
Dash of cinnamon and/or nutmeg
Shake with ice, pour and garnish with a “teeny” pumpkin or apple slice

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Thanksgiving inspired wedding inspiration | photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography | 100 Layer Cake

Alright, Cakies. That’s it for us. We’re off to set our tables and prep food for tomorrow. We hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Styling & Floral Design: French Knot Studios / Photography: Izzy Hudgins Photography / Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum / Hair and Make-up: Dollface by Jules / Furs: Gaucho / Invitation and Paper Goods: Miss Pickles Press / Food: Form / Cake: Lulu’s Chocolate Bar / Buffet Table Backdrop: Simply Savannah Events / Flowers: Fifty Flowers / Table Settings: World Market

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