If you love color and gorgeous florals, you will be sure to be inspired by today’s gorgeous wedding from Eclipse Event Co. captured by Brio Photography. With floral print bridesmaid dresses, lush dahlias, and a breath-taking setting, this wedding is a floral lover’s dream!
I had a lot of family coming from China to attend the wedding which was very special to me because it is an expensive trip and they’re making it for me. Every time my family has visited before, I always notice how much they love the beautiful nature and greenery here (especially in contrast to the crowded big-cities in China). So I wanted to do an outside wedding at a venue with beautiful views and lots of beautiful flowers. Both of us love the old European inspired architecture so Villa Antonia was perfect because it had the old world Tuscany feel and a gorgeous view.
I love bold vibrant colors (which is also reflected in my own wardrobe) so I knew I wanted a lot of bright colors in my wedding. While I was looking for inspirations on Pinterest, I really liked the bridesmaid dresses where every girl wears a different color but they all complement each other. I also liked floral bridesmaid dresses. Then I found a woman on Etsy that custom make skirts and had a huge selection of floral patterns! So I decided each bridesmaid was going to get the same skirt but in a different pattern. To make sure each girl can potentially wear their skirt again, I had them pick their own patterns. As for my gown, I love pink so of course I went with a blush colored wedding dress. And because we want lots of color in the wedding we went with a dark blue suit for the guys instead of black or grey.
We added a series of bows (1 to heaven and earth to honor nature, 1 to each set of parents to thank them for everything, and 1 to each other to promise respect) which is part of the Chinese wedding ceremony into the middle of our ceremony.
It was important to us that our guests enjoyed themselves. So we made sure we had delicious food and cake and a good variety and abundance of alcohol. Next was the decor. A lot of our guests were coming from out of state and out of the country so we wanted to make sure this wedding also looked visually impressive so they would feel like it’s worth the trip.
I had lots of beautiful vibrant colored flowers in my bouquet and the table centerpieces. Since the bridesmaids were already wearing floral, we went with a simply blush colored bouquet with a large cafe au lait dahlia as the centerpiece. I made all the black board signs and did the calligraphy myself. There was a sign for the red envelopes to let guest know if they would like to gift money (which is the Chinese tradition) they could take an envelope and put money in it.
My favorite part of the day was when we opened up the dance floor and invited everyone onto the floor to dance. I wasn’t sure if my Chinese family was going to dance or not but when I looked around everyone was dancing and everyone looked like they were all having a lot of fun.
Photography | Brio Photography | Venue | Villa Antonia | Planning | Eclipse Event Co. | Florals | Stems Floral | Stationery | Minted | Videography | FG Filmhouse | Cake | Coco Paloma | Catering | Royal Fig Catering | Rentals | Mancino Ironworks | Linens | Monarch Event Rentals | DJ | Texas Professional DJ | Harpist | Austin’s Harpist Kristen Gibbs | Dress | Essence of Australia | Hair | flair style louge | Makeup | Flair Style Lounge | Veil & Headpiece | Unbridaled | Jewelry | Tiffany & Co and Diamonds Direct | Bridesmaid Dresses | BHLDN and Mokkafiveoclock | Bridesmaid Jewelry | Kendra Scott | Groomswear | Generation Tux | Engagement Ring | Tacori |Photo Booth | Oh Happy Day Photobooth | Transportation | 4 Leaf Limo | Submitted via Matchology