Barn Wedding

Sarah and Eric are a young couple that have been sweethearts for years, and both attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas. With family spread all over the country, they decided to hold their nuptials in Austin. The venue, Brodie Homestead, boasts to be Austin's only urban barn wedding facility. The building is a renovated barn made of wood and native limestone, and is large enough to use as a flex space for both the ceremony and reception, but intimate enough to feel cozy. It really is perfect. 

Sarah loves wildflowers and wanted this reflected in her wedding flowers. She made specific color requests and I matched this style with the best blooms that are in season in the heat of summer. This was a slight challenge, but I believe the result was well worth it. The bride and I shared a vision and saw it to fruition, with beautiful results!

 

Ceremony entrance with a backdrop of locally-sourced smilax and limestone. This large, open space served the ceremony, reception, and dance. Thank you to my dear friend and wedding photographer,  Elizabeth Thacker , for sourcing the smilax for me.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

Ceremony entrance with a backdrop of locally-sourced smilax and limestone. This large, open space served the ceremony, reception, and dance. Thank you to my dear friend and wedding photographer, Elizabeth Thacker, for sourcing the smilax for me. 

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios

The pronouncement of the married couple.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

The pronouncement of the married couple. 

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With such a large wedding party, the coordination of bouquets and boutonnieres is a bit more complicated. Each member's personal flowers were reflected directly in the bride's bouquet, creating a visual connection.  Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

With such a large wedding party, the coordination of bouquets and boutonnieres is a bit more complicated. Each member's personal flowers were reflected directly in the bride's bouquet, creating a visual connection.

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This cross made from cedar stood about 9 feet tall and served as the centerpiece of the ceremony's backdrop. The couple wanted it to be adorned with flowers and greenery, much like the bouquets and boutonnieres, but also wanted to be able to reuse it for the sweetheart table at the reception.

This cross made from cedar stood about 9 feet tall and served as the centerpiece of the ceremony's backdrop. The couple wanted it to be adorned with flowers and greenery, much like the bouquets and boutonnieres, but also wanted to be able to reuse it for the sweetheart table at the reception.

Here is the cross arrangement now placed horizontally on the couple's sweetheart table for the reception.

Here is the cross arrangement now placed horizontally on the couple's sweetheart table for the reception.

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Smilax, seeded eucalyptus, red cottage yarrow, cornflower, and lavender composed some of the family's boutonnieres. 

Smilax, seeded eucalyptus, red cottage yarrow, cornflower, and lavender composed some of the family's boutonnieres. 

The bride's bouquet was wrapped in ivory lace while waiting for the ceremony in the loft of the barn. She made specific color and style requests and those were matched with seasonal blooms that best represented her requests. I love the pops of pink dahlias and yellow black-eyed susans. To add more texture and fragrance, eucalyptus, rosemary, and chamomile were added.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

The bride's bouquet was wrapped in ivory lace while waiting for the ceremony in the loft of the barn. She made specific color and style requests and those were matched with seasonal blooms that best represented her requests. I love the pops of pink dahlias and yellow black-eyed susans. To add more texture and fragrance, eucalyptus, rosemary, and chamomile were added. 

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios

These outdoor shots captured by Kat/Eye Studios are absolutely stunning. The evening light was perfect, and this wildflower bouquet blends naturally.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

These outdoor shots captured by Kat/Eye Studios are absolutely stunning. The evening light was perfect, and this wildflower bouquet blends naturally. 

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios

Sarah made such a sweet bride, and is totally encompassed by a Texas Hill Country signature, the escarpment live oak.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

Sarah made such a sweet bride, and is totally encompassed by a Texas Hill Country signature, the escarpment live oak. 

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I have to admit that I was hesitant about the color combination of this bouquet after the bride's request, but I'm glad I stuck to my guns and followed through. This nontraditional palette really came together, highlighted by a loose composition.   Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

I have to admit that I was hesitant about the color combination of this bouquet after the bride's request, but I'm glad I stuck to my guns and followed through. This nontraditional palette really came together, highlighted by a loose composition. 

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios

A summer glow for a Texas summer wedding.  Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

A summer glow for a Texas summer wedding.

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Sarah wanted a flower crown with all of the colors from the wedding, and she got it! Eric and Sarah are dancers, and they really strutted their stuff at the reception with a choreographed show.  Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

Sarah wanted a flower crown with all of the colors from the wedding, and she got it! Eric and Sarah are dancers, and they really strutted their stuff at the reception with a choreographed show.

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios

Most of my compositions are off-center and asymmetrical, like this flower crown, and I find the weightiness of big blooms especially fun. I really have to thank Sarah for willing to work with me remotely and through many emails, but I believe we were all happy with the results. Congratulations to the newlyweds!  Photo credit:  Kat/Eye Studios

Most of my compositions are off-center and asymmetrical, like this flower crown, and I find the weightiness of big blooms especially fun. I really have to thank Sarah for willing to work with me remotely and through many emails, but I believe we were all happy with the results. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Photo credit: Kat/Eye Studios