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Romantic outdoor Austin, TX wedding: Katelyn + Chris

July 21, 2015
Outdoor wedding portrait

Fun fact about C + K’s Austin wedding: they didn’t actually see the Barr Mansion until 5 months after booking it. Uh huh. You’ll see how that turned out (spoiler alert: success) in a sec, but first—the story:

When we first looked at venues, we saw so many great places, but we didn’t find anything that actually felt like a good fit for us. Whenever we saw pictures of Barr Mansion, we felt like it was the place, but we had some hesitancy booking it without seeing it. I had a coworker whose daughter was married there and after chatting with him about his amazing experience, we decided to just lock it down without seeing it. When we finally saw it in person, we fell in love with it. It was more beautiful than the photos and exactly what we had envisioned. 

Here’s how Sara and Rocky Photography captured the big day…

Lace wedding dress Wedding invitation suite Wedding calligraphy Bridemaid portrait

How’s this for a dreamy mix of flowers? The bridal bouquet contained clematis, lisianthus, ranunculus, garden roses, spray roses, blackberries, peonies, sweet pea, tulips, hellebores, and scabiosa.

Gold wedding shoes

Our weakness, sparkly heels. These are Kate Spade Gold Sage Heels.

Groom boutonniere Wedding florals Wedding portrait Spring florals Wedding ceremony programs Outdoor wedding ceremony Bridal bouquet

BTW, The moodboard that inspired this lovely color palette is yours for the pinning.

Wedding drink station Calligraphy escort cards Wedding tablescape Place setting Wedding tablescape Texas wedding reception

Okay, it’s becoming obvious why these two were able to go with their gut on this one.

Dessert table Floral wedding cake Sparkler send off

You know there’s more…


In the end, their biggest struggle + biggest feat? Music! The Nouveau Romantics helped them snag Miles of Texas Pro DJs who encompassed all the different styles they wanted to incorporate (which a band couldn’t really do). Check out their wedding playlist on Spotify.

Katelyn says, There was a big rush in the first three months to lock down vendors and get the details situated, after that it seemed to slow down until invitations and RSVPs get sent out… There are so many options and details that you can become caught up with that aren’t really that important. If you prioritize what is most important to you before you start planning you can make decisions quicker and spend money where you will find most value. One of the best things they did was plan some get-togethers pre- wedding so that all of their out of town guests could mingle and get to know each other beforehand.


Katelyn & Chris’ Wedding Feature | Austin, Texas by The McKellars.

Photographer: Sara and Rocky Photography / Videographer: The McKellars / Venue, Cake, & Catering: Barr Mansion / Planning, Design, Florals, & Paper Goods: The Nouveau Romantics / Hair & Makeup Artist: Janet St. Paul & Avery Allen Makeup / Invitations: Carolyn Jane Design / Linens: Premiere Events / Tableware: The Nouveau Romantics / Plates/Chargers: Loot Vintage Rentals / Lighting: Ilios Lighting / DJ: Barrington Miles of Texas Pro DJs / Food Truck: Pueblo Viejo / Bride’s Dress: Watters from Brickhouse Bridal in The Woodlands, TX / Veil: BHLDN / Wedding Band: Tacori / Lipstick: Bobbi Brown ‘Soft Rose’ / Belt: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Shoes: Johnston and Murphy / Shirt: Nordstrom / Bow Tie: The Tie Bar / Watch: Brathwait / Ties: The Tie Bar