Two gorgeous brides in two very different bridal gowns were the creme de la creme of this Springdale Station sunset wedding. With the love for each other as their centerpiece, wedding planner I Do! Wedding & Events decorated this old train station with things they love—warm-toned flowers, Rupi Kaur poetry, and a triangle altar arch. Plus, they ended the day with tacos, which is always a great idea.
But we have to pause to gush over their attire—one bride wore a beautifully embroidered veil to match her simple, yet elegant bridal gown. The other bride wore a stunning strapless bridal dress with chiffon detailing. And we do love a good outfit surprise—but we won’t spoil it. Scroll down to see the details of this gorgeous Springdale Station sunset wedding, captured by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo.
Rebecca and Claudia
Springdale Station, Austin, Texas
A Truly Personalized Wedding at Springdale Station
The ceremony was filled with both meaning and tradition: Rupi Kumar’s words really resonated with us, as much as the more transitional texts. The music made us smile, as did all the white, yellow, and orange flowers. Things felt green and whole.
Perfect Is An Understatement
Honestly, it was a perfect day. I know all brides say that, but it really, truly was. We felt peaceful, happy, and—most importantly—present. We wanted to have an experience where the people we love could get a glance at the world we’ve created for each other. It was a fun wedding, where our friends never left the dance floor! And even though we expected (but it’s by no means a guarantee), we had the most fun at our wedding.
Wedding Advice For Nearlyweds
Wedding planning is hard. It is a joyful time and tests a relationship in the ways only an intense year-long project can. We felt like we were doing everything wrong, until we finally spoke up to our other engaged friends and realized they were having a hard time too. So it’s ok for it to be difficult. It’s ok to feel overwhelmed by the choices, your families, even your partner. But once you’ve accounted for as many possibilities as you can, you have to let it go. We stopped worrying the Wednesday before and quit all decision making. It allowed us to feel calm, and present to experience our special weekend.
Tears of Joy And A Fun Surprise
There were all these incredible moments: turning to see each other at the altar, whispering little things during the ceremony to each other, walking out to Real Love, getting mobbed by our friends and then chastised because they all cried! To top it all off, dancing was unforgettable—even more so when we busted out in our suits!
Congratulations to Rebecca and Claudia on your wedding and cheers to a lifetime of fun memories! Thank you to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for capturing and sharing this beautiful ceremony with us. Get inspired by this colorful and opulent wedding and this old hollywood glam wedding because we do love a good reception outfit change.
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When most people think of a State Capitol wedding, they probably think of a small elopement or a private civil ceremony. But Liliana and Cesar’s Texas State Capitol wedding included 250 guests for some not-so-traditional courthouse “I do’s.” With the help of planner XO Moreau Weddings, the couple turned the House Chambers into a romantic backdrop using only burgundy and ivory florals from Stems Floral Design to enhance the natural beauty of the space.
After tying the knot, the newlyweds, accompanied by Mariachi Relampago, held their first dance in the Capitol’s rotunda, surrounded by hundreds–talk about a memorable detail. We love that they continued the party at the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, where they drank, danced, and enjoyed a cake replica of the Texas Capitol building created by Michelle’s Patisserie. Oh, and did we mention that this was the first Hispanic couple to say their vows in the State Capitol? There’s nothing like making memories and history.
So keep scrolling to see every stunning detail, captured beautifully by Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo!
Liliana and Cesar
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Using The Texas State Capitol As Decor Inspiration
The architecture and design of the House Floor is so intricate, and a lot of the elements we couldn’t move (House Representative desks, chairs, podiums, etc), so we structured the ceremony design to enhance the natural beauty of the space. The florals matched perfectly with the draping behind the podium and were carefully placed to frame the space where Liliana & Cesar said “I do.”
A First Dance In The Heart of it All
Mariachi Relampago led Liliana & Cesar from their first kiss, down a grand staircase, and into the rotunda for their first dance. Hundreds of people stood on the balconies of all levels in the rotunda to watch and cheer. The mariachis then took Liliana, Cesar, and all 250 wedding guests outside to continue the performance and celebrations.
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Congratulations again to Liliana and Cesar on their Texas State Capitol wedding! We’re so glad that Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo was there to capture the beauty of the day and share it with us. To see more of Nikk’s work, check out his profile in our directory of wedding photographers from around the world.
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Justine’s Secret House was the perfect venue for Chelsea and Marty’s intimate, fun-loving, and stylish wedding. The couple knew that they wanted to have a very intimate celebration of their everlasting love with a family-only ceremony and a reception. Their venue, which is typically a hip local restaurant, perfectly fit their closest friends and family.
Chelsea’s Anna Campbell floral laced a-line gown perfectly matched the romantic vibes of Justine’s. At the same time, Marty’s League of Rebels tux looked ultra-chic and stylish–matching the minimalistic decor perfectly. One look at these photos from Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo and we’re wishing we were there to drink, eat, and celebrate the very apparent love of this gorgeous couple with them! Ready to see the soulful affair? Keep scrolling and get those Pinterest boards ready, Junebabes. This one’s a keeper.
Chelsea and Marty
Justine’s Secret House, Austin, Texas
Why Justine’s Secret House
We picked our venue, Justine’s Secret House, because we’ve shared dozens of lovely meals there together. Over time the aesthetic, menu, and general vibe have become a big part of who we are and what we love about Austin–especially our East Side neighborhood. Marty and I designed our home when we remodeled on the East Side in 2015, and Justine’s Secret House felt like having our wedding in our house/backyard—but better, because we had such talented chefs, servers, bartenders, and event staff at our disposal.
A Very Intimate Ceremony & Friend-Filled Reception
Marty and I had a very specific vision for our wedding from the moment we first started talking about getting married—we wanted it to be intimate and soulful. We wanted to focus on our favorite things in life: good food, good drinks, good music, beautiful spaces, close friends and family, and each other. We had a family-only ceremony and relaxed seated dinner before a cocktail party with 70 more close friends. Our mostly nontraditional day was perfect.
A Memorable Piano Performance
Justine’s Secret House has a piano in the main dining room, so I think both of us agree that our favorite part of the wedding was when I sang Marty a song by her favorite musician–10 Million Miles by Patty Griffin. She put this song on the very first of eight CDs and playlists she’s made for me. Marty loved hearing it and being surprised, and I loved surprising her.
Congratulations to Chelsea and Marty on their intimate and soulful east Austin wedding! Thank you to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for sharing their special day with us. To see more of Nikk’s work, check out his profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world!
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If there’s two things that will always make us swoon, it’s an Autumnal vibes and a 1920s-inspired day. Samantha and Chris’ elegant wedding at Laguna Gloria has both—and we are feeling inspired! We love the words their photographer, Nikk Nguyen Photo, put together to describe their day:
“The 1920’s were known for illustrious jazz bands and chic flapper dresses – a monumental decade in history. It’s no wonder this stunning couple wanted to create a timeless and elegant Laguna Gloria wedding, reminiscent of Samantha’s favorite decade. When Chris and Samantha visited Laguna Gloria, they immediately fell in love. A 1916 Italianate-style villa surrounded by beautiful trees, sculptures, and a maze of dimly lit paths, Laguna Gloria was exactly what they had pictured.
Everything about this wedding lived up to their vision of elegance and timelessness. From Samantha’s captivating Alyssa Kristin beaded gown, to the color scheme of forest green, white, and black; the gin and tonic bar to the stunning candle-lit long dining table – everything about this wedding screamed sophistication.”
Samantha & Chris
Laguna Gloria, Austin, Texas
As I searched for a wedding gown, I knew I wanted something sleek, beaded and form-fitting to capture the 1920s era. I fell in love with a sequined & beaded Alyssa Kristin gown with a low scoop-back and capped sleeves. I love that the front was more conservative, but the back showed some skin and accentuated my curves. The gown felt like a modern take on the 1920s style I love and the fabric was super comfortable. I chose minimalist accessories since the gown was so ornate. I wore a pair of crystal stud earrings from BHLDN and a vintage emerald and diamond bracelet that belonged to my grandmother. My shoes were a pair of block heels with crystals by Badgley Mischka. I later changed into a pair of white sneakers on the dance floor so I could dance the night away.
As we started planning our big day, we were against a “first look” as we wanted to take a more traditional approach and not see each other until the ceremony. However, our photographer Nikk recommended a “first look” to help lessen our nerves before the ceremony and to use as an opportunity to capture some photos earlier in the day vs. waiting until after the ceremony to capture them all. We’re so glad we listened to Nikk! We were able to have a private, quiet moment together, exchange our vows for the first time just the two of us and capture some beautiful photos at the “Temple of Love” with the sun peeking through the trees.
Chris and I had a very specific vision for our wedding day, which made our venue search quite a process! We knew we wanted to have a destination wedding that took place outdoors, and we wanted to create a timeless elegance reminiscent of Samantha’s favorite decade – the roaring 20s. We came across Laguna Gloria a couple of months into our search and decided to stop by for an impromptu visit. The second we stepped foot onto the property, we knew we had found our wedding venue. The main structure is a 1916 Italianate-style villa on the shores of Lake Austin surrounded by beautiful trees, sculptures and a maze of narrow, lit paths. As we walked around the property, it felt like we’d been transported to Italy even though we were just miles from downtown Austin.
Nikk seamlessly fit into our wedding day and felt like an extension of our family. We started working with Nikk about a year before our wedding, so we knew each other well by the time we got to our big day. We’d had an engagement shoot with him at Laguna Gloria about 10 months before the wedding, so we knew his style and felt comfortable in front of the camera. Nikk has shot at Laguna Gloria numerous times for weddings and engagement shoots, so he knows the property very well and was able to capture so many beautiful moments in different areas along the tree-lined gravel paths and next to Lake Austin. He worked quickly to capture the photos we wanted so we could maximize our time with our guests. He captured so many organic moments that convey the raw emotion and pure joy of our day!
To achieve our 1920s theme, we rented much of our furniture and place settings from Birch & Brass. We had a gin & tonic bar, an outdoor lounge fitted with green velvet chairs and a vintage rug as well as an outdoor bar with a beautiful gold and glass etagere. Our dining table was one long table (comprised of smaller rectangular farm tables) along a gravel path and was fitted with pale pink depression glasses, gold flatware and a mix of floral and gold vintage plates. We also had candles of assorted heights with glass casings. The effect was truly breathtaking, and our dinner was one of the most magical moments of the evening.
If you can carve out room in your budget, hire a wedding planner! We hired our planner early in the process and selected certain aspects of the planning process we needed the most help with for her to oversee. Our wedding day would not have been possible without Jessika & 36th Street Events! Since Laguna Gloria is a museum that is open on Saturdays, vendors aren’t able to start setting up for the wedding until the museum closes 2 hours before the ceremony start time. Jessika had 2 hours to coordinate with ~10 vendors to get everything set up perfectly for our wedding, which is no small feat. Her communication skills, ability to multitask and attention to detail made her the perfect planner to pull it all off flawlessly.
Thanks to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo ! For more of Nikk’s work, be sure to visit his profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photgraphers.
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