Featured | Vintage Plum on 100 Layer Cake

Folks! Our beautiful little¬†shoot at the Wild Onion Ranch is up on 100 Layer Cake today – go check it out! This was the final cut from this inspiration board, and I’m still completely nuts over the calligraphy by Bailey Amon and the gold metallic details [my weakness] from the stash over at Antiquaria. Thoughts? Opinions? I’ll be including some more details in the coming weeks with shopping tips, ideas, sources, flowers, et al.

Travel Edition // East Coast Loop

Travel Edition // East Coast Loop // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

We all think that 6+ weeks of travel would be a blast right? And somewhere along the line, we may have forgotten that we’ve grown up a little, no longer the college-age backpacker, and really, we actually just prefer our own bed? When planning this trip, I seemed to sidestep that little fact. I think I need to stick to shorter forays next time. I really do love my own bed.

These thoughts make themselves apparent as I’m sitting in the warm New York City sun, anxiously looking forward to my return to Austin tomorrow afternoon. After this two-and-a-half week East Coast loop that saw Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island [Anne of Green Gables rejoice!], my littlest brother graduating, said littlest brother and girlfriend become engaged [!!!happydance!!!], many delicious meals out in NYC, client meetings for east coast fall weddings, a little personal shopping, and general basking in all that is the big apple … I think I’m ready to head southwest. This face seems to be calling my name, and I’m a total sucker for those ‘sad eyes’.

Gus, the Moose // The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio

More updates to come this week, as well as an official blogging plan that hopefully, will rectify this whole lackadaisical schedule of mine as of late.

Real Wedding // SF Headlands Center for the Arts

As I mentioned, when two architects who are known to give out laser-cut wood + felt ornaments that even have a functioning light, get married—the end result is going to be a lot of incredible little details. I’ve known the two for a while [architects know more architects! gah!] and it was wonderful to sit back and witness their guests discovering all of the little things they thought of during their wedding day.

And I think one of my absolute favorite elements of weddings, especially of those that I know, is to finally meet their extended people: parents, friends, etc to which their larger story suddenly comes to light. Here’s Christina Richards‘—lady with the camera and phenomenally talented—take on things at San Francisco’s Headlands Center for the Arts:

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

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

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

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

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

Vacation Fail

The grand plans of epic three week California roadtrips came to a screeching halt with the husband was sent horizontal with a really bad bout of flu/virus that lasted over a week and a half. Short of it was that we headed home a week early, nixing the very-much-anticipated dinner at Chez Panisse.

It did mean that I got a bit more time in Austin before I turn around tomorrow to fly eastward to Halifax and PEI in Canada for a little brother’s graduation, and a week stopover in NYC for some work, meetings, design sourcing, and delicious dinners out. It’ll be a great little NYC reunion, plus new faces.

The fall is booking up! Putting together inspiration boards and flower smash-ups for my brides and loving every minute of it. Can I admit that sourcing ribbon and other little details in my NYC trip is actually going to be my highlight? That and visiting another floral wholesaler … simple things for this girl.

Coverage of the beautiful Headlands Center for the Arts wedding coming this week! ‘Twas simply stunning. [Which is what happens with crafty architects get married.]