Allie and Brinton tied the knot at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge –a hidden venue just minutes from downtown Austin and nestled on 53 acres with some of Texas’ grandest Live Oak trees. The naturally gorgeous setting provided the perfect relaxed environment for the celebration of this couple who met in art school. Allie’s obsession with beautiful florals inspired the look for their day. I’m crazy about the bright pink, peach, and reds in the bouquets and centerpieces by Last Petal. The peonies and ranunculus paired with wildflowers and rustic vines … sigh… are these not some of the prettiest florals you’ve ever seen?! Read below for more details including how this British chap proposed to his southern lady. Thanks so much Taylor Lord Photography for sharing their inspiring photos!
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
We met in Savannah, Georgia where we were both students at Savannah College of Art and Design. Brinton will claim we met at the gym… But he actually just saw me, found out my name from a mutual friend, and then didn’t say anything to me until months later when our mutual group of friends were all out at a bar for “80’s night.” So I say the bar.
Brinton is from England, and each December we would go back and visit his family. He lives in the Southern part of England and there is a little fishing village named Looe, which is one of my very favorite places in the world. We were sharing a ‘pasty,’ which is also my favorite British food, overlooking the sea which basically looks like the Caribbean minus 80 degrees. As soon as Brint proposed it started pouring down rain, in typical British fashion.
Inspiration for the wedding day?
This might sound silly, but I can’t really say there was one point of inspiration. I really just have an obsession with beautiful florals. I’m always picking random flowers from all around town (Ssshhh don’t tell my neighbors) wanted the wedding to be focused around gorgeous floral arrangements that were a bit wild and free, with brighter, cheerful yet classy colors… Oranges, pinks, creams, etc. We based everything around the flowers, wanting those to be the focal point, as well as a relaxed, fun, authentic environment. I would say ‘mood and ‘feeling’ were the main inspirations, rather than a direct target or object.
Most memorable moment?
Probably when my family and Brinton surprised me during the ceremony with the release of yellow butterflies, which is a family symbol and sign for my big brother. That, and looking around during dinner at every single table and loving each and every person that was there. That was the best, most overwhelming feeling. Oh, and dancing with my bffs, like always.
Any advice to future brides & grooms?
Just chill! Seriously, chill. If you find yourselves getting all worked up, try to remind yourself (and actually listen to yourself) that this is just ONE day of your entire lives. It will be what it is, and that is more than likely going to be amazing. So just give it up to the universe and relax! Also, make sure the music you actually want is what gets played / performed. That’s another biggie.
Photographer: Taylor Lord Photography / Venue: The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge / Floral Design: Melanie Tipton of Last Petal / Day of Coordination: Ally with In Her Shoes Coordination / Bride’s Gown: Essence of Australia / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: J. Crew / Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse / Groomsmen bowties: Chesapeake Tides / Cake + Cupcakes: Polkadot Cupcake Factory / Catering + Cocktails: Austin Catering / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / DJ: DJ Chaney