Minimalist Elegant South Congress Hotel Wedding in Austin, Texas

October 2, 2019 | brooke

When it comes to minimal elegance, Lindsay and Stuart’s South Congress Hotel wedding beautifully fits the bill! The couple wanted a day that felt timeless—and from gorgeous floral creations by Verbena Floral Design to a dessert table that has us Postmates-ing from the nearest donut shop—we think they pulled it off beautifully. Lindsay wore a sophisticated Badgley Mischka wedding dress and paired it with simple, Anton Heunis jewelry. Fun fact: Aside from looking flawless on her wedding day, Lindsay also DIY’d much of the decor, like the ceremony program fans, and loved it so much that she started Southern Social Co.. We’re feeling thankful the talented Jeff Brummett Visuals was there to capture every detail and emotion-filled moment!

The Couple:

Lindsay & Stuart

The Wedding:

South Congress Hotel, Austin, Texas

While we were getting ready, my bridesmaids presented me with a glass box filled with gem stones they had each picked out to represented the energy they wished to bestow on Stuart’s and my new adventure together. As they went around explaining their stone, their choices really reflected their unique personalities, so for me it’s a wonderful reminder of why I love them and am so blessed to have each of them in my life. It truly was the most meaningful, heartfelt gift.

There were so many memorable moments throughout the day, but our first look was definitely a highlight. Leading up to the wedding, we had talked about how the only thing we were both nervous about was being the center of attention all day long. Having that quiet moment to ourselves, taking each other in as husband and wife without the all the eyes on us was so special.

I DIYed literally everything I could and I’m so proud of how everything turned out! From our custom wedding website that included a ‘Welcome to Austin’ travel guide for our out-of-town guests, to all the signage and printed materials, including our invitations, program fans (a MUST in 90+ degree Austin weather!), menus, seating chart, table numbers and place cards. I actually loved designing everything so much that I started a business, Southern Social Co.!

We planned the wedding ourselves in less than 6 months, including creating all of the decor and design details. Our biggest advice (especially to DIY-ers) is to take people up on it when they offer to help! So many friends stepped in to help print the addresses on envelopes for our invitations, to assemble the blueberry pancake mix favors, to glue the program fans together… the list goes on! I couldn’t have done it all without their help.

Alex of XO Moreau was incredible to have as our Day-of Coordinator! She was instrumental in organizing all our vendors prior to the wedding and was an absolute godsend the day of- she even swooped in to save the day when my bustle broke right before our first dance and tied a napkin in place of the garter when I realized I’d left it in the hotel room! Also, she’s just COOL, so COOL! Highly recommended!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Jeff Brummett Visuals
Day-of Coordination – XO Moreau Weddings
Wedding Venue – South Congress Hotel
Floral Design – Verbena Floral Design
Catering – Cafe No Se
DJ – DJ Nixx
Stationery – Southern Social Co.
Makeup Artist – Lola Beauty
Wedding Dress – Badgley Mischka
Bridal Accessories – Anton Heunis
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – ASOSAdrianna Papel
Groom’s Apparel – Mens Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Mens Wearhouse
Rings – Avant Garde Jewelers
Rentals – Loot Vintage Rentals
Transportation – 4 Leaf Limo


Cheers to Lindsay and Stuart, and a round of applause to Junebug member Jeff Brummet Visuals for sharing their South Congress Hotel wedding with us! For more of Jeff’s work, you definitely want to check out this blue and white Dallas wedding at event1013.

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