Hey there, Austin! It’s Monday, so of course you’re already planning the weekend, right? We knew it, so we wanted to sure to put this super cool event on your Friday night calendar! The Sanctuary, an intimate wedding and event space in central Austin, wants to see your beautiful faces. Come on out for an evening of drinks, desserts and dancing and take a peek at this chic venue. Some fab vendors, including Loot Vintage Rentals, Green Lily Bakery and Inked Fingers Photography will also be there to chat a bit about your wedding plans and how they can help.
Sounds like the makings of a great date night with the groom-to-be or the girls!
Learn more about The Sanctuary here.
Dress Code: Western Chic
It was all about blue jeans, blazers and boots for this wedding day. And no other attire could have been more appropriate for Tori + Ed’s rustic November wedding, nestled in the Timpanagos. The day was gloriously sunny, yet chilly, so the couple welcomed their guests with cable knit blankets alongside the benches for the outdoor ceremony, which were stashed away for them to take home at the end of the night. After the intimate ceremony, everyone warmed up with old-fashioned popcorn, cocktails and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in the venue’s screening room while the bride and groom snuck away to snap a few must-have pics. Once Tori + Ed rejoined the group, it was time to get the party started. With candlelight, family and great friends and tunes ranging from Bod Dylan to Jay-Z, it was a night these two will never forget.
Photography: Logan Walker Photography
Venue: Sundance Resort
Floral Design: artisan bloom
Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon
Event Designer: Silver Summit Event Design
Winter weddings present an opportunity to spice up your cocktail hour and reception with both warm and cool drinks.
Welcome guests in from cold with warm, mulled cider, flavored chai teas or delicious hot cocoa, all of which can be made from organic and fair trade ingredients. Then, once the party is well underway at the reception, invite everyone to cool their dancing heels with chilled drink options, infused and garnished with winter favorites like sugared cranberries and peppermint.
Be it warm or cool, your drink menu will be a hit!
As you get aisle ready in the weeks and months to come, don’t forget about a regimen for healthy and beautiful skin!
We’re totally loving Eu2Be, a decadent body care line that features a trio of skin essentials—Shower + Soak Soap, Nurture + Nourish Lotion and Enrich + Radiate Oil. Each is created with nutrient-rich ingredients from all over the world including Brazilian oils like babassu, passiflora, buriti and tamanu. With just a hint of fragrance, they will keep skin moist, healthy and radiant throughout the winter months. And the products are made in the USA, contain no parabens or petroleum and are gluten free.
The travel sets would make amazing gifts for the girls or in welcome bags!
Learn more about the wonderful story behind the Eu2Be and grab some yummy products for this weekend’s eco spa day in.
Cortney wanted a simple and elegant wedding. Although the weather forecast predicted clouds and thunderstorms, the day turned out to be sunny and beautiful. A lovely canvas for the wedding of her dreams.
Inspired by her shimmering Jenny Packham gown, the white and cream color palette was accented with metallic, and she and Aaron opted for an intimate luncheon as opposed to a larger reception.
Her advice to fellow brides? “Don’t get stressed—this is YOUR day. ENJOY it and take every second in. It goes by fast so don’t stress over little things— it may seem important in the moment but won’t matter looking back on it.”
Photography: Pepper Nix Photography
Ceremony Location: Salt Lake LDS Temple
Reception Venue: Private Residence
Floral: Blooms and Co.