At first glance, this Austin wedding appears to be completely traditional. However, this bride and groom weren't afraid to eschew tradition when it didn't make sense for their event or for their vision. It was really important for Cate and Taylor to have a wedding in which they could truly celebrate and enjoy the company of their loved ones. They decided to invite everyone to the rehearsal dinner, and also schedule the reception in such a way that nothing felt overly rushed or shortchanged. The result is a really lovely event with happy guests and a beaming bride and groom.

Thank you to Amber Vickery for sharing this wonderful Austin wedding with us.

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bridesmaids and groomsmen in purple bow ties gather close and laugh

Our Favorite Things:

  • The neutral wrap-dresses worn by the bridal party
  • The elegant, warm industrial reception's tablescapes
  • The assorted pies stacked up to resemble a wedding cake

glam wedding shoes with embellished ankle strap
hairdresser pins up bride's hair
bridemaid holds bouquet with multi-colored ranunculus
bride smiles with flower girl in floral crown
elegant black and white wedding programs
tall floral arrangement with white hydrangeas and sand dollar eucalyptus
Austin, TX ceremony at church with large pillars
guests throw birdseed as bride and groom leave brick church
traditional wedding party with bridesmaids in off-white wrap dresses stand in front of brick church
bride smiles up at groom in navy suit and lavender bow tie
framed glass seating chart with gold cursive script
round reception table with candle and greenery tablescape and gold table number
simple reception place setting with sprig of rosemary
candle and greenery decor at industrial chic wedding reception
long reception table covered in candles and decor at industrial venue
comfort food appetizers at wedding reception
stack of wedding pies decorated to look like wedding cake

Photography: Amber Vickery | Ceremony Venue: Sheldon Chapel | Reception Venue: Parkside | Coordination: Modern Moments | Florals: Stems | Catering: Parkside | Desserts: Tiny Pies | Paper Goods: Paper Tulip | Wedding Dress: Watters, Happily Ever After Bridal Boutique (Shreveport, La) | Accessories: Happily Ever After Bridal Boutique | Hair & Makeup: Mayhem Beauty | Groom's Suit: Strong | Rentals: Stems | Officiant: Rev. Alston Johnson | Music: Barton Strings