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Archive for April, 2012

Kirsten & Aaron

Posted on: April 30th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Date  |  April 6

Palette  |  blue and ivory (with pops of green and purples)

Ceremony  |  Ballroom doors

Blooms  |   STEMS Floral Design

Menu |  Fourth Harvest

Music  |   Terra Vista Strings  (ceremony)   +    Bryan Smith Band  (reception)

Photography  |  Nicole Chatham Photography

Featured in One Lovely Day: Kristin & John

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Kim & Jay

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by Adele 2 Comments

Date  |  August 28

Palette  |  ivory, green

Ceremony  |  Ballroom doors

Blooms  |   STEMS Floral Design

Menu |  Third Harvest

Music  |   Greenbelt DJ

Dress  |   Alexia Gavela

Photography  |  Nadine Photography

Earth Day this weekend!

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Just a reminder that we’re a proud sponsor of Texas Green Network, and owner Melanie McAfee has been heavily involved in planning the festivities for this year’s Earth Day….   Hope to see you there!



Austin Earth Day Festival 2012 is a one-day festival that celebrates Austin as a “City of Green Ideas”.

Sunday, April 22nd, noon-6pm

The Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller, 4550 Mueller Blvd., Austin, TX 78723


Featuring Informative & Inspirational Topics Relevant to the Austin Community:

Jim HightowerAmerica’s #1 Populist“The opposite of courage is not cowardice — it’s conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”

Fritz SteinerDean of the UT School of Architecture and author of “Design for a Vulnerable Planet”

Lucia AthensChief Sustainability Officer of the City of Austin “Rethinking Austin’s Bright Green Future”

And Many Others!

Innovative Green Businesses • Environmental Organizations
Community Organizations • Local Government & More

Petting Zoo • Puppet Show
Face Painting • Green Art & Crafts
An Interactive Prius • Music & More!

Hot Dogs • Sub Sandwiches • Asian
Juices & Smoothies • Empanadas • Ice Cream & More

Hourly Bus Tours of Mueller, Austin’s Sustainable Mixed-Use Urban Village
Raffle Prizes from sponsors & Exhibitors Throughout the Day
& Much More


For more information, check out the website:

Featured in Ruffled: Laura & Will

Posted on: April 14th, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Here’s a fun wine-inspired wedding for you, featured (a while back) on Ruffled.   Click the link to see the full post!


Renee & Justin

Posted on: April 13th, 2012 by Adele No Comments

Date  |  July 16

Palette  |  shades of orange, red and pink

Ceremony  |  Ballroom doors

Blooms  |   STEMS Floral Design

Menu |  Second Harvest

Music  |   Penguin Entertainment

Photography  |  La Dolce Vita


Organic Source Spotlight: Blackwing Quality Meats

Posted on: April 9th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Hope you had a lovely Easter!  We’re featuring one of our most delicious suppliers today:  Blackwing Quality Meats.

Our 100% Organic Beef is grass fed on pastures up to harvest day. Additionally, during the 45 days prior to harvest a scientifically formulated diet to boost levels of CLA’s and balance the Omega 3’s and 6’s. This special diet is composed of organic snow peas, alfalfa, flax and barley. The end result is an incredibly delicious and healthy tender meat with less fat, calories and cholesterol than chicken!

via Blackwing


Photography Credits, clockwise from upper left:    Amelia Tarbet Photography,  She-N-He Photography,  Sledd Photography,  Singbird Weddings Photography,  Hyde Park Photography,  Mike Reed Photo,  Studio 563,  Studio 563.

The colors of Barr Mansion

Posted on: April 7th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

We love seeing how couples personalize Barr Mansion, and make it their own for a day.   Do you have your colors picked out yet?    If not, here are a few ideas to get you going….   If you’ve already chosen your colors or theme, let us know in the comments!

AJH Photography, STEMS Floral Design
Mary Sledd Photography, STEMS Floral Design
La Dolce Vita Photography, STEMS Floral Design
Doberenz Photography, STEMS Floral Design
A La Vie Photography, STEMS Floral Design
Mike Reed Photo, Petal Pushers

Lindsey & JP

Posted on: April 6th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

Date  |  July 3

Palette  |  ivory, blush pink and green

Ceremony  |  Ballroom doors

Blooms  |   STEMS Floral Design (centerpieces and ceremony decór only)

Menu |  Second Harvest

Music  |  Austin Wedding Jookbox

Photography  |   Photographers Skeen

First Harvest Tasting, April 15 – June 15

Posted on: April 5th, 2012 by Adele 1 Comment

First Harvest Menus   |    Appetizers    ·    Meals    ·    Brunch    ·    Cakes

Date   |     March 25

Photographer    |     She-N-He Photography