European Romance Wedding Inspiration at Laguna Gloria
by Brynlee Handy February 23
This styled wedding inspiration is absolutely full of European romance! Captured in classic light and airy style by The Crakes, this styled shoot showcases a romantic forest altar scene as well as an amazing al fresco tablescape for wedding scenes that will steal your heart – right here in Austin! Say “I do” amid the lush green tropical paradise of The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria surrounded by elegant pale pink and ivory blooms with pops of peach accents. This mod ceremony setup feels so organic and effortless, yet totally special and put-together at the same time. Our darling bride model looks like she stepped out of a fairytale, styled with a natural, terra cotta-toned makeup look and full, mauve pout as well as a traditionally elegant updo by Think Brink Beauty, while rocking an asscher cut sapphire from Nicole Mera in a stunning halo setting, and in a second look, a round brilliant diamond engagement ring paired with a hammered yellow gold band. Swoon! Turning attention back to the European-inspired outdoor seating, both palette and décor details steal the show. Acrylic ghost chairs from Marquee Event Rentals set at a luxe velvet tablescape is possibly the most inviting and upscale al fresco reception seating can look all at once, characterized by its muted pastel palette and timeless textures for the most classic combinations of elements. Read on for a note from the photographer about the vision behind this shoot and its planning and design, pulling major inspiration from scenic European cities. Cheers!
Photo // The Crakes
From the photographer, The Crakes: “When we all came together, we had the mission to show Austin, Texas, that you can have your dream ‘destination’ wedding right here in the city. The luxury feel, the timeless photos, and details that will last forever. Our color palette and details came from the inspiration of European cities, as well as the venue. Muted pinks, neutrals and torn paper to represent the architecture of Europe’s cities…all while we had a harpist playing some tunes that reminded me of walking around the streets of London. The real-life couple allowed each vendor to be represented perfectly, accompanied by the amazing jewels of Nicole Mera, the beautiful design of florals by Lovelily Flowers and hair and makeup by Think Brink Beauty – all based here in the Austin area.”
Other Local Vendors: Jen Krause, Melange Bridal, Lovelily Flowers, Bianca Nichole Events, Sarah Fulgham