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 http://alaviephoto.com/ 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:

http://bouquetsofaustin.com for the perfect flowers

Great job from DJ, Kelly Brandt boogieaustin@gmail.com

Happy planning,

Barbara

http://barbarasbrides.com

 

 

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. http://www.galialahav.com/

Silva gown photo

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.

Silva cake photo Silva card table photo Silva color photo Silva place setting photo Silva chair backs photo

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

Happy planning, Barbara

http://barbarasbrides.com

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.

http://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2014/10/13/preppy-romance-at-natures-point-on-lake-travis/

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.

Barbara http://barbarasbrides.com

 

Austin Monthly Featured Wedding Planner

I was interviewed by Austin Monthly regarding what couples need to do once they are engaged. So many couples are so excited after becoming engaged that they are not sure what the next steps should be. Do you have an Austin wedding planner yet? Do you have a great wedding vision, but aren’t sure how to bring it all together? I hope this will break it down for a smooth start to your wedding planning.

http://www.austinmonthly.com/Austin-Wedding-Guide/Tips-of-the-Trade/Barbara-Hearne/

We’d love to assist you with your wedding planning needs.

Happy engagement, Barbara

http://barbarasbrides.com

Loving Every Minute of Driskill Summer Wedding

Working with couples gives me such great insight into their relationship and creating their wedding day brings me more happiness than I ever imagine my career as a wedding planner would.  We all have different skills and situations that bring us joy.  By nature, I tend to nurture and problem solve, so being an Austin wedding planner was the perfect choice for me. I love seeing couples glow on their wedding days, but these two set the bar REALLY high. Their love for each other was so obvious I hope my own sons find that level of love with their future spouses.  I was beyond thrilled to help them in their wedding plans, but being on site at the actual wedding was the cherry on top. Love in every glance, that is how I describe Kaitlin and Ward. Thank you Pam Hults for all their beautiful images http://alaviephoto.com/ starting with their fun engagement session.

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There are not many things that mean more to a business than a rave review. Thanks to Ward for taking the time to post his thoughts.

A Groom’s Best Friend posted 2014-09-12
Barbara and her staff helped keep my Bride sane and organized. We had a huge wedding with lots of moving parts. Barbara worked through some particularly difficult situations that I didn’t want to handle…and she did it with grace. I threw some curveballs her way the day of and during the wedding and she hit ‘em out of the park. Well worth the investment and I’m a little shocked she doesn’t charge more, she’s certainly worth it. I recommend Barbara w/out reservation. I don’t often give out my information, but for I’ll make an exception. You may contact me at Ward@WardDavisonLaw.com if you’d like some more information on Barbara. Congratulations, Ward…

One of the highlights of the evening was a very special music for the reception from The Voice duo http://www.dawnandhawkes.com/ with DJ, Stafford Jones filling in during breaks.

Thanks to http://www.bouquetsofaustin.com for the beautiful flowers and Lauren with http://www.pinktulipinvitations.com for all the gorgeous stationery

Happy planning and be sure to contact us if you are looking for an Austin wedding planner. Especially if you are planning a Driskill wedding, we work there throughout the year creating beautiful, classic weddings for couples.

Best wishes, Barbara

http://barbarasbrides.com

 

Perfect Fall Wedding Day at Austin Four Seasons

Re-building my blog with weddings has me reviewing so many wonderful events.  I loved Shelley’s wedding at the Four Seasons and the October weather could not have been more perfect. We added Fall touches with white and gold pumpkins, elegant white and pale blush flowers, caramel apples and beautiful masks for the guests. The Austin Four Seasons lawn was the ideal setting for the ceremony and reception followed by the dance party inside the San Jacinto ballroom. This was all right in line with an elegant, classic, wedding in white and gold that the bride told me she had envisioned.

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Thank you to the following vendors for the wonderful service.

http://www.millphotostudio.com  http://www.bouquetsofaustin.com   http://www.pinktulipinvitations.com  http://www.marqueerents.com

Happy planning, Barbara

 

Halloween or Masquerade Weddings

I am hopeful after looking at the calendar for 2015 that someone will contact me for a 10/31/15 wedding since it falls on a Saturday. I did a fantastic Halloween themed wedding many years ago and it was such a fun party. We had face painters on site for those that did not come in costume as well as beautiful masks. Over 50% of the guests came in tasteful costumes per the couples request with nothing too sexy or gruesome. The bridesmaids dressed as flapper girls and the groomsmen were mobsters. We had beautiful floral pumpkins for the centerpieces and cake design. It was definitely memorable.

I have had several weddings recently that have a variety of elegant, detailed masks to hand out during the dance party and for the photo booth to add another element of fun to their weddings. There are so many great ideas out there and it was fun researching different elegant weddings with a masquerade theme for next year. What a great Austin wedding that will be.

What do you think, are you interested in a masquerade ball style wedding next fall?

We’d love to plan such a fun event with you, Barbara

http://barbarasbrides.com