Love Is In the Air

It is that time of year when so many excited ladies will receive a sparkly token of love from their honey. I think it is the most romantic time to propose. You already have the built in excitement of the holidays, the weather is perfect for a cozy fire or a walk to look at the abundance of colorful lights. I hear from couples that have only been engaged since Thanksgiving or Christmas Eve. The excitement is hard to contain. Where do you begin? Contact an Austin wedding planner and start the research in finding the perfect wedding venue.

We do have events through this weekend, so feel free to send us an e-mail or call to see if we can assist you with your wedding.

Happy Holidays,




Wedding Plans for Winter Months

I plan weddings all year round in Austin, however our peak season is definitely the spring and fall months. Just as it is too hot in Austin for outside weddings, we do need a great plan for winter weddings as well since our weather can easily turn rainy and the temperatures are completely unpredictable with ranges between 70-20 degree. We always make sure we review what our plan B will be regarding tenting, decor and keeping all the guests comfortable. Here are a few of our past winter weddings at a variety of venues that had great backup plans or were perfect for an inside event with no weather worry at all. By the way, winter in Austin can start as early as late November and not end until mid-March.

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Do you have a wedding planner to discuss the countless questions with in regards to decor, weather, which vendors to choose, how it all comes together and so on?  Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day is peak engagement season, so don’t hold off. Arrange an in person or phone consultation today so we can immediately help alleviate your stress.

Happy planning,


Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very happy day to give Thanks. We are preparing for our busiest time of year meeting newly engaged couples. It is also a time to remember one my favorite weddings on Thanksgiving weekend with the wonderful Mela and Nathan. The ceremony and reception were at the beautiful Villa del Lago overlooking Lake Travis. The weather turned chilly, but with all the dancing, fireplace lit and portable heaters it was a perfect night.

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Many blessings to everyone on this Thanksgiving,

Barbara with


Austin Four Seasons Beautiful Fall Wedding

Cheers to the another beautiful fall wedding at The Austin Four Seasons Hotel.  The back lawn has been the perfect back drop to many of our fall weddings and I was so happy when Lucy contacted me to assist her as her “day of” wedding planner. We offer a unique service that provides phone and e-mail contact with us as soon as we are hired, not just day of or month of consultation service. Lucy decided to add hiring the florist and attending the tasting to her services with me in order to pull all her ideas together, but also utilize my past experience in catering to create the perfect menu for her guests to enjoy.  Her wedding style was elegant and classic with warm shades of coral, creams and gold.

Do you want to plan the majority of the details of your wedding, but would like a professional Austin wedding planner to be available as your wedding advisor? If you do not know what you need, give us a call to see if we can answer your questions, concerns and start making you comfortable with how it will all come together.  We have such wonderful vendors and our relationship with them gives you just that little extra all brides deserve.

Speaking of wonderful vendors, Pam Hults with A la Vie Photo is always a great addition to our team. We work in sync to make sure the couple has just what they want. See her fantastic photos below capturing Lucy and Justin’s wedding day.


We still have openings for spring 2015, call today to see if we are the right fit as your Austin wedding planner. Whether planning locally or long distance, be sure to have a professional planner you can turn everything over to so you and your family can enjoy your wedding day.

Thank you to all the super star vendors: for the perfect flowers

Great job from DJ, Kelly Brandt

Happy planning,




Sneak Peek from Rancho Mirando Wedding by Barbara’s Brides

I am anxiously awaiting the professional photos from Evelyn and Gabriel’s elegant hill country wedding. Their wedding was at Rancho Mirando near Wimberley, TX.  We did all the wedding planning long distance from Chicago with only a few Austin visits. I took a few photos on my iPhone, so pardon the quality.

First off, Evelyn’s gown by was stunning and my photo does not do it justice.

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Evelyn wanted an elegant wedding and we definitely pulled that off. Here are just a few more photos representing Bouquets of Austin, Pink Tulip Invitations and Michelle’s Patisserie.

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Stay tuned for the professional photo blog documenting the entire wedding day.

Happy planning, Barbara

Style Me Pretty Wedding Post of Preppy Romance at Nature’s Point

This wedding is one of the first posts I did on my new blog. I LOVED this wedding.  It definitely ranks as one of my top 10 favorite weddings. I was thrilled when Style Me Pretty said they would be posting it on their blog. So much fun, unique details and a bride that radiates joy.

My only regret is that you can’t hear the choir singing as they lead the bridal party in or at the end of the ceremony. Now that was special.

Do you have an Austin wedding planner? Are you planning your wedding while living local or long distance? Either way, having a local planner can make all the difference in your stress level, quality of vendors and how the entire day flows.

Give us a call for a complimentary consultation to see how we can be of service.