Classique Chic | An Intimate Elopement Wedding Story in Downtown Austin
by Brynlee Handy September 16
The gowns in our newest fashion editorial, Classique Chic, are so much more than wedding dresses – they’re works of art! Every year we can hardly wait to see what brides are wearing down the aisle, and if you’re in need of some inspiration, just take a look at these modern yet timeless gowns newly released by top designers that are just perfect for the upcoming wedding season. This intimate elopement editorial captured by Annique Marie Photography around the iconic downtown Austin venue The Driskill shows off fine jewelry from local artisan Form to Feeling as well as show-stopping gowns from some of our favorite Austin bridal shops like a&bé bridal shop Austin and Unbridaled. Plus, get the inside scoop from Crown of Glory Beauty on how each 90s inspired style was paired with just the right hair and makeup to match. Flora Fetish created a creamy bridal bouquet that goes with every minimalist style as the perfect finishing touch!
These fashion-forward gowns are hot off the red carpet and just begging to be worn in your dream wedding, so find the bridal look that suits you best down below, and see some of the highlights That’s Amore Films captured behind the scenes of our newest fashion editorial. Cheers!
Photos // Annique Marie Photography
a&bé bridal shop – The Label
We’re beyond obsessed with the cool girl bride vibes, and this silky The Label gown from a&bé bridal shop Austin is just the perfect wedding dress to copy the look. Its knotted, open-middle detail, short sleeves and understated beauty will have you turning heads effortlessly. This bride makes a statement with her funky earrings and a more nontraditional gem from Form to Feeling – a ruby and diamond platinum ring featuring a 1.89ct oval ruby and 1 total carat of diamonds.
From Crown of Glory Beauty: “For this look, the overall vision was more relaxed city hall elopement vibes, so we went with a very fresh, glowy, peachy tones makeup look. Her eyebrows are amazing, so I really wanted to highlight those. For her hair, we put slight bend and body into her cute bob.”
a&bé bridal shop Austin – Alena Leena
Bring “Bridgerton” regal into a modern-day look with this Alena Leena gown from a&bé bridal shop Austin featuring romantic flutter sleeves and a bustier bodice leading into a full ballgown silhouette. Keep it classic by pairing with Form to Feeling‘s 2-carat diamond stud earrings in platinum martini settings, Triple strand Akoya Pearl Bracelet, as well as a 3-carat diamond classic solitaire engagement ring, set in platinum since it is your wedding, after all! A platinum wedding band for him should make it even, and the pearl statement headband is optional, but we think you’ll want to give it a try.
From Crown of Glory Beauty: “This look was overall glam. So we took her hair and makeup to the next level. We opted for a side part and ear tuck with a little more of a relaxed retro wave. Nothing too complicated because she had the amazing Jennifer Behr pearl headband! For her makeup, we added even more glow to the cheeks and went a little more dramatic on the eyes.”
Unbridaled – Vagabond
Classically chic, this simple V-neck Vagabond gown from Unbridaled has a flattering form-fitting bodice and leads into a buttery smooth skirt and train. Bride and groom are dressed to the nines in a timeless wedding day look and wearing the same rings as before. For a tasteful pop of color, we recommend Form to Feeling‘s sapphire and diamond earrings, set in luxe platinum. These beauties consist of 10 total carats of fine blue sapphire plus 1.23 carats of fine diamonds. Add a face veil for some vintage drama, and you’re ready to be wed!
From Crown of Glory Beauty: “This look was my favorite; I always love a birdcage veil. For this one in the cafe of The Driskill, we really wanted to play up the romantic vintage glam. We gave her a winged liner and some false eyelashes to make sure her eyes stole the show. We slightly pinned her hair back for a half-up style. With that birdcage veil, she looked absolutely stunning.”
Unbridaled – Alexandra Grecco
Button-down gowns officially have our hearts! This Alexandra Grecco gown from Unbridaled (featured on our cover!) boasts a dreamy off-the-shoulder neckline, billowy poet sleeves and front button details that add a touch of stately elegance without looking too formal. A few dainty accessories from Form to Feeling can totally transform the look, like the chic elegance that this triple strand Akoya Pearl Necklace brings, or the groom’s natural black diamond ring, made in 18K white gold with white diamond accents and black rhodium plated. The possibilities are truly endless and their matching Ray Ban sunnies bring it all back to the present for one haute look.
From Crown of Glory Beauty: “This look was still elegant but had a fun 90’s grunge vibe going on. So we did a messy french twist and natural brown smokey eye. Everything was still natural, clean and elegant. This couple was a modern-day Romeo and Juliet – young and in love!”
Video // That’s Amore Films