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Outdoor Texas wedding: Laura + Eric

May 14, 2012

The flowers in Laura + Eric’s wedding are making us want to run out to the Flower District asap! They’re just the type of arrangements that make a pretty first impression when guests take to their tables. That’s not all we’re swooning over. There’s also Laura’s DIY, everything! From gold burlap runners to her altar made of IKEA shelves. With a relatively tight budget of 20k and 100 guests, L + E’s sunday brunch wedding is truly inspirational. And, how cute is this sign?!

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Laura on their gorgeous invitation suite: I designed our invitations and took them to a local printer, Corinna Beau, to have them letterpressed & digitally printed. I had the idea to use a Michelle Armas painting as a backer because I was absolutely smitten with her work (and I wanted our invitation to be something that our guests could use as a small print in their homes later on). Michelle was so sweet to allow me to use one of her paintings, and we’re planning on commissioning a piece from her soon to commemorate our special day! To save on costs, I had just the main invite letterpressed and everything else was digitally printed. I also combined our information and RSVP card into one piece of paper, which I perforated and had guests tear off and return.

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Gorgeous bouquet alert!

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Balloons just aren’t going out of style. Especially gold ones.

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This idea of adding quotes to your centerpieces is so clever, and adds a little conversation to the table. Too cute!

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Is that a white striped burlap runner? It looks gold. STUNNING! FYI, we’ll be selling gold & white stripped paper in our pop-up shop the week of May 22nd. Just incase you’re looking for a good source, wink wink! Also diggin’ those gold napkins. Don’t think we see many of those beauties around.

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Laura kept costs down by opting to book their venue for a Sunday brunch instead of a Saturday evening and brought in the help of friends and family to make it a total DIY wedding. Where she did splurge was on on their photographer. “I don’t regret it for a second. Ryan Ray is immensely talented and he captured our day in a way no one else could have. I know everyone says this, but don’t skimp on your photographer!”

And because we all love to see how brides curate their wedding Pinterest boards, make sure to check out Laura’s board here, and her lifestyle blog, here.

Congratulations Laura + Eric!

Photography: Ryan Ray Photography / Venue: The Filter Building / Catering + rentals: Culinary Art Catering / Flowers: Lindy Floral / Invitations: designed by bride, printed by Corinna Beau and painting backing from Michelle Armas / Cake: Layered Bake Shop / Jazz Band: The Texas Gypsies / Bride’s dress: Ulla Maija Couture / Earrings: Kendra Scott Jewelry / Shoes: Badgley Miscka (“Kiss Kiss”) / Groom’s suit: J.Crew Ludlow, uniform: c/o the U.S. Navy

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