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WEDDING BLOG

Intimate DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

August 8, 2014 | carrie

I personally witnessed Renna and Josh’s sweet “I do’s” in late spring and knew right away that I wanted to share it with our readers! While the weather was overcast, the lush grounds of Barr Mansion created the perfect space for friends and family to celebrate these two lovebirds. A full DIY wedding right down to the bride’s customized design of the dress and the groom’s handmade guestbook, this Texas affair is beyond perfection – enjoy!

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

The Couple: Renna and Josh

The Wedding: 5.25.2014 – Barr Mansion, Austin, Texas

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

The Goals: Being that Austin was our meeting place and our wedding brought family and friends from near and far, we wanted to give a nod to our Texas roots, and display the eclectic beauty that is Austin. We wanted a consistent theme that matched our personalities as old souls. As such, we wanted a setting that blended old and new in a very elegant and romantic way. In the fonts we selected for our invitations and other materials, we staggered old script and modern/new-age fonts that set the stage for the Barr Mansion style.

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

The Look: My dress was modified quite a bit from its original design. In searching for the perfect dress, I found the best solution was to customize my own. However, watching the seamstress take a sharp pair of scissors to my dress was an unnerving sight. The end result was a dress that exceeded my expectations!

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

The Design: Our colors played on our romantic theme with soft blush pinks and pops of green succulent colors bordered by chocolate brown. We incorporated these colors into the accents of the wedding party attire and allowed for actual succulents and flowers to bring in a natural feel. Josh made our Texas “guestbook” himself with reclaimed wood he found and painted. We also made the signature drink signs, flip flop bins, the table assignments, and purchased the LOVE marquee.

Texas guestbook

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

Intimate, DIY Wedding at Barr Mansion - Austin, Texas - Urban Grey Photography

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Magan Blasig of Urban Grey Photography
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Barr Mansion
Invitation Designer: William Arthur
Catering: Barr Mansion
Florist: STEMS
Cake: Barr Mansion
Wedding Dress: Mayfair Bridal Shop (dress originally by Allure Bridal and customized by the bride)
Bridesmaids’ Apparel & Accessories: Allure Bridal
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Men’s Wearhouse
Hair & Makeup: Angela Parker from LucieMarie
DJ: Hill Country DJ
Guestbook: JHBdesigns
Menus: Minted
Favors: Pressed Cotton
Rentals: Say Cheese Photo Booth

Thank you so much Renna and Josh for allowing us to publish your perfect day; it was such a treat to be a part of as well!

Looking for more DIY inspiration? Check out Kayla and Jason’s Canadian DIY wedding!

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5 Comments

  1. I went to this wedding! It was amazing. Congrats to Renna & Josh, I love y’all! <3

  2. It was an absolute pleasure working with Renna and Josh. And of course, Urban Grey Photography captured it all perfectly!

  3. Perfect matching couple wedding photography .

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