Give us all the cozy, Autumn vibes! Sophie and Adam’s cool East Austin wedding has us feeling cozy and ready for a cocktail to celebrate! If you know us at Junebug, you know we love a good fall color palette — and this one blew us away. The planning team at Bird Dog Wedding was behind all the goodness for this fabulous East Austin wedding, and we love how they assembled the perfect team to pull of the vision for the day with excellence. Get ready to fall head over heels for all the floral eye candy Davy Gray created and every single inspiring and heartfelt photo by the talented Gloria Goode. P.S. There’s a even a pup involved, and we’re obsessed!
Sophie & Adam
Our venue was actually a cocktail bar and restaurant in a historic house. We had been for happy hour before and loved the vibe, but we didn’t know they hosted events until our planner suggested we look into it as an East Austin wedding venue. As soon as we revisited the intimate courtyard and the gorgeous indoor bar we decided on the spot. It was low-key, but so special.
I wanted a dress that was simple but also unique. The sleek Sarah Seven dress and its cutouts made me feel classic with a little edge. I wore loose waves and natural makeup to contrast the sharp cuts of the dress. I was also set on having a massive bouquet, so I liked how the clean dress let it pop. Adam wanted an unstuffy look, and we loved the way his green linen suit fit with the organic feel of the wedding.
Gloria was amazing! She exudes calm and help put us at ease initially, then let us pretend to be cool taking photos lounging around the indoor bar while we waited on our guests. And she was able to get our dog Louie to pose for the camera. After portraits, Gloria and her team blended into the crowd capturing so many wonderful candid moments.
I love the range of photos that we have – serious and laughing, posed and candid – but my favorite is the portrait with our dog Louie under our ceremony space, which Gloria calls our “fridge photo.” As much as I love our serious photos, the brimming smiles are more reflective of us.
Wedding planning advice from the bride: Find an amazing planner that gets you, and then let them do their thing. Not only did Bird Dog take all of the stress out of planning, their vision and execution of our day was incredible. She pulled in an amazing team of vendors and handled every detail so that we got to focus on enjoying ourselves to the fullest.
We shared just a few phrases with Emily from Bird Dog about the vibe we were after – eclectic, organic, modern, and a little bit romantic – and she delivered on that and more. We knew we wanted lush florals, and Emily brought in Valerie Wolf of Davy Gray who ran with it. Valerie is so, so talented. Her creative vision and floral installations made our wedding – I am in complete awe of her passion for what she does. Plus, she is the kindest, most down-to-earth person. The result was absolutely stunning and more than we could have imagined. I was speechless when I entered the courtyard for the first time and I continued to be overwhelmed all night with how beautiful the installations were.
We had practiced some steps for our first dance, but when we got out there I realized my feet were going to be caught up in my dress. Adam didn’t realize and was so focused on following our routine that I fumbled through the whole thing, including tripping on the final dip. Now I understand why most couples just stand and sway…
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Gloria Goode
Event Planning – Bird Dog Wedding
Floral Design – Davy Gray
DJ – DJ Gatsby
Stationery – Fine Day Press
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Makenzi Laine
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rentals – Loot Rentals
Congratulations Sophie and Adam, and many thanks to Junebug member Gloria Goode for sharing this day with us! Loving Gloria’s work and looking for more East Austin wedding inspiration? We think you will love this Mid-Century Mercury Hall wedding with Southwestern influence and Austin, Texas vibes.