Tara and Rick’s colourful Austin wedding was held at Prospect House, a beautiful blank canvas of a venue that allowed them to pretty much do whatever they wanted. They opted for a bohemian yet contemporary, avant-garde yet brightly colourful celebration.
“We were inspired by the environment and location of the wedding venue plus the artistic talents of our vendors”, said the bride. “Inspiration included the landscape of Dripping Springs, natural light, the architecture of Prospect House and May Day English traditions. We didn’t follow any rules, we chose what appealed to us starting from what we wore, decorations, food, music and the structure of the day.”
“The event theme reflected our personalities and aesthetics from start to finish. My husband and I are artists and we curated this event with the same passion as we do with any of our creative projects. We picked vendors who are artists themselves. We trusted their vision and wanted them to utilise their artistic talents and abilities to the fullest. It was also a daytime/ brunch event, which created an informal, fun and light atmosphere. Having a daytime event not only saved us money but brunch is our favourite thing to do so it suited us perfectly!”
“The best part of the day was when my father, who had travelled all the way from the UK, told us that we were made for one another before the ceremony”, she said. “The he walked me down the aisle. Rick and I read one another handwritten vows and quoted Emily Dickinson and Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett. We sat together with friends and family (communal seating) for the brunch after the ceremony followed by speeches and dancing.”
With such a colourful and creative event, of course there was plenty of projects to be done. “Kierstin, our wedding planner, used pink and green ribbons in the centrepieces and hanging from a wind mobile from the ceiling. My outfit was made up of a green tulle skirt from Etsy and a white jacket rather than a traditional dress.”
“My advice to other couples would be to remember to have fun during the planning. A wedding is a joyous occasion and planning should be a labour of love and an exciting experience. Also we put our faith and trust into a great team of people and we had the wedding of our dreams.”