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Venue / LBJ Wildflower Center

Planning, Design / Bird Dog Wedding

Photography / Ashley Garmon Photographers

Florals / Rosehip Flora

Cake / Coco Paloma Desserts

Caterer / Pink Avocado

Ceremony + Cocktail Hour Music / Terra Vista Strings

DJ / DJ Gatsby

Hair Stylist / Danann Patrick at Mint Salon

Makeup / Avery Allen Makeup

Rentals / Marquee

Transportation / R&R Limo

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Wedding Planning and Coordination {Alison + Brent}

Alison and Brent got married on a clear day at Star Hill Ranch. Alison is a talented artist and hand letterer that drew out every area of her wedding design for me. Super special lady here, folks. A+B worked hard to bring their vision to life – lots of hand lettering all the paper elements, building a corn hole set, constructing boutonnieres, etc. It all paid off – their lovely wedding was featured on Southern Weddings! A+B have also started Wayfarers Creative Co. to share their lovely creative talents with the world. Congratulations, you two!

Oh, and did I mention I got to work some of my favorite people? Paige Newton Photography snapped the gorgeous images and The Byrd Collective produced absolutely amazing floral pieces. See end of post for the complete list of vendors. 
Planning and Coordination {Bird Dog Wedding}
Brunch Catering {Walton’s Fancy and Staple}
Dinner Catering {The Jalopy}
Paper Products, Cornhole Set {Wayfarers Creative Co}

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Wedding Design {Jessica + Derek}

Hurray! It’s time to post Jessica and Derek’s lovely wedding photos by Griffin Photography. The big day took place at The Vineyards at Garden Ridge. I had the privilege to create a wedding design based on a few things the bride loved: flowers in wooden boxes and a romantic, rustic aesthetic. Lots of family and friends helped us pull off all the design projects, which I think gave the event a sweet, handcrafted feel. Barbie Foerster created all the beautiful florals and I think they fit the vision quite perfectly! Our pal Lauren of The Creative Parasol designed the wedding stationary, including the save the date, invitation, program, and thank-you-kindly stamp for favor bags. See end of post for the team of vendors that helped execute the perfect day for Jessica and Derek!

Event Design and Planning {Bird Dog Wedding}
Photography {Griffin Photography}
Venue/Day-Of Coordination/Rentals/Catering {The Vineyards at Garden Ridge}
Florist {Barbie Foerster}
Paper Goods {The Creative Parasol}
Cake {Nancy Kraft}
Officiant {Daniel Seydler}
Bride’s Dress {Casa Blanca from Celebrations
Bridesmaids Dresses {ML Monique Lhullier}
Hair and Makeup {Felger and Friends}
Band {This is Our Band}
Bride’s Hangar and Here-Comes-the-Bride Sign {Etsy}
Lots of projects by the bride, groom, friends, and family!

Congratulations, Jessica and Derek! I love you guys! Thank you for including me in your special day.

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Happy birthday to the bird dog, Penny Lane!

A lot of people ask why I named my business Bird Dog Wedding.

For two reasons:

1. In hunting (and, no, I’m not an avid hunter by any means), to “bird dog” something means to send your dog to track and find whatever you’re hunting. So, I apply this term to my wedding design. I hunt for the perfect wedding inspiration and design for each and every client, with the passion and tenacity of a bird dog ;).

2. The major reason, however, is my little bird dog, Penny Lane, the Brittany. She never ceases to inspire me with her quirkiness, loyalty, and overall sweet disposition. She brings a lot of joy to my life, and I decided to dedicate my business’s name to her.

So now that you all think I’m a little crazy, I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to my girl! May many squirrels cross her path today.

 {Photos by Paige Newton Photography}

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Client Love {Alison + Brent}

Howdy! I am so, so excited for this June wedding at Star Hill Ranch. Alison, the bride to be, is a talented artist and handcrafted her lovely invitations as well as many other day-of graphic details. I swear I have the coolest clients!

For now, I wanted to give y’all a sneak peek of their design inspiration. They love natural elements juxtaposed against geometric shapes. And a relaxed, outdoors atmosphere. I can’t wait to see it all come together on their big day.

Sources from top to bottom {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

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Happy One Year to Us!

Today, we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Matt and I (not the blog). Matt is one of the most genuine, caring, sweet, fun-loving, funny guys I’ve had the pleasure to have known. He’s my number one supporter and best friend. Everyday is an adventure we are lucky to share. I love you, babe!

April 9, 2011 was the best day of our lives and we got to cement our union in the eyes of the law (by the GREAT state of Texas). We had such a blast celebrating with our friends and family as you can probably tell.

Our design was bright and colorful bier garten.

So. Much. Fun. Enjoy these beautiful photos by Paige Newton Photography!

{Paige Newton Photography}

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Wedding Design {Lori + Nathan}

Oh, man! Where do I begin…It was SO fun helping design this wedding and there were many reasons for that. Number one being that this was my best friend’s wedding!! And, I was the matron of honor – hurray! And, I got to spend so much quality fun time with family and friends along the way – bonus!  
Lori and Nathan put on an eclectic, colorful garden fiesta that played with vintage and modern elements – in turn, producing a totally unique wedding that reflected their fun-loving personalities. The San Antonio Botanical Garden provided the perfect setting for this magical day. This wedding turned out so beautifully that Style Me Pretty Texas featured it!
Katherine O’Brien Photography snapped these amazing photos. 
Girls getting ready. Lori wore beautiful Kate Spade Clume wedges and a gorgeous Modern Trousseau gown from Unbridaled in Austin. Pretty make-up by Nisa Nicole Makeup Artistry.
The Creative Parasol designed the program fans and Eden’s Echo arranged all the flowers.

Bouquets featured dahlias, ranunculus, billy balls, hypericum berries, scabiosa pods, snapdragon, hydrangeas, and roses to name a few. So pretty!
For favors, Lori and Nathan gave guests succulents from Nature’s Herb Farm in baby jars. Table elements: flowers arranged by Eden’s Echo in a mix of vintage vessels collected by the bride, groom, family, and friends; framed table numbers by The Creative Parasol; and green/cream and gold/cream chevron table runners sewn by a friend. Each table was a little different than the next!

This precious little teapot was found at Max’s Haus Mercantile in New Braunfels. 
Table assignments by The Creative Parasol. Lots of vintage goodies. g(room) and b(ride) letters from Anthropologie.

Lori and Nathan’s ceremony overlooked the Lucile Halsell Conservatory at the Garden. Aisle poms made by your’s truly!

Workin’ my aisle pom magic. Billy balls, hypericum berries, and greenery for the groom’s boutonniere. Pretty head table layout.

Gorgeous Lori in the arbor area. Bridesmaids with program fans. More table layout.

Tables in the fountain plaza. Bride behind the honeycomb garland (your’s truly). Bride’s Omi’s ring (her something blue – so sweet).
Ceremony captured in the pond’s reflection. Mr. and Mrs. Dimmitt!!!! Honeycombs!
The happy couple!

Wedding party letting loose after the ceremony! Girls in shades of green, cream, and yellow. Boys in blue seersucker. 
Wedding sign by the bride’s brother. Honeycombs, again! Beautiful bride and groom.
Dessert table with vintage cake stands, platters, and bowls. Pretty and delicious cakes by Ayon’s Bakery. Brownies and cookies by friends and family.
Succulents all ready for guests to take!
Bride and bridesmaids crafted ribbon wands to send off the bride and groom! Here I am showing you how to wave it :). 
Lori and Nathan making their grand exit! What a celebration!
A few Holga shots from Katherine O’ Brien
What I love most about this wedding is how family, friends, and vendors came together to pull off a vision. The collaboration between those three parties not only makes a wedding look amazing, but makes it  meaningful to the couple. 
Congratulations, Lori and Nathan! I love you guys! Thank you for including me in your special day.

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Client Love {Jennifer + Anthony}

This past weekend I met with my client, Jennifer! It was pure magic! Not only is her aesthetic amazing and fun, she is wonderful and so sweet! It was a perfect match.

SO – I thought I’d share the pinboard we’re collaborating on – because her style is on point. This one is going to be off the hook, y’all! Plus, we’ve already got a great team of vendors going including: Palm Door, Pink Avocado, and Paige Newton Photography!

Her loves:

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{Balloons – Geronimo Style}
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{Pink and Metallic Gold}
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{Mint Green}
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So much fun, right? Stay tuned for more about Jennifer and Anthony’s November wedding!

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Featured {Style Me Pretty Texas}

Hurray! Lori and Nathan’s wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty Texas today! We collaborated with amazing bride and bestie, Lori, on the inspiration and design for this gorgeously colorful garden party. Katherine O’Brien did an amazing job snapping the photos! Check out the post here. Full post on this wedding coming soon!

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Wedding Design {Emily & Matt ~ Austin, TX}

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