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WEDDING BLOG

Romantic Austin, TX Garden Wedding at The Allan House

March 25, 2016 | admin

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Located in the heart of downtown Austin, The Allan House was the perfect spot for Kaleen and Thomas to tie the knot. After the ceremony, the couple treated their guests to a DIY scotch and cigar bar in the courtyard of the Victorian mansion, and the natural beauty of the venue went well with the green garden color theme. Stephanie Rogers Photography captured the couple as they said “I do” and later danced the night away in front of their family and friends.

The Couple:

Kaleen and Thomas

The Wedding:

The Allan House, Austin, Texas

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We chose the Allan House in Austin, Texas because we loved the location of the venue, and the venue had a natural beauty that didn’t require much extra decorating.

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We had a scotch and cigar bar which in a sense were our wedding favors. The scotch and cigar bar was a real hit, and allowed the guests to have a fun time and share in our memories rather than expensive favors that they may or may not keep.

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My step-father officiated our wedding. He got ordained specifically for our wedding, and he did a beautiful job. He was so invested in our wedding that our ceremony really felt very personal.

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For our processional and recessional songs we hired a bagpiper who played traditional Scottish wedding songs, and Scotland the Brave.  The bagpipes were a fantastic addition to give our ceremony a cultural atmosphere.

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I wore a simple BHLDN gown that had no special decorations in the front. My veil was the 200 year old family veil from my husband’s family that has been worn by the ladies of the family since the early 1800s. The veil was absolutely gorgeous, and really connected me to my new family. My bridesmaids wore a green dress that matched the neckline of my gown.

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Apart from our first dance, we had a special song that we dances like maniacs to, and our friends and family went wild with us. Our dance helped us relax and really enjoy dancing with each other and not worry how we looked and truly show off our ‘real’ relationship.

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Our wedding colors reflected a green garden. Various shades of green with blue Scottish thistles. We chose our colors to emulate a garden since our wedding occurred in the ‘backyard’ of a historical Victorian home in Austin.

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Stephanie Rogers Photography were a calming presence during our hectic day. They were there early (before me and my bridal party even made it!), and they stayed to the very end. You knew that they were there, but they never got in the way or distracted from the events. They captured moments from our wedding that I didn’t even know happened. They were perfect.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Stephanie Rogers Photography
Venue – The Allan House
Floral Design – Bouquets of Austin
Catering – The Peached Tortilla
Cake – Sweet Treets Bakery
DJ – Hill Country DJ
Live Music – The Austin Bagpiper
Invitations – Invitations by Dawn
Hair & Makeup Artist – Jade Lauren Hair
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Alfred Angelo
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Warehouse
Transportation – Austin Pedicabs

 

Congratulations to Kaleen and Thomas on their wedding, and a special thank you to Stephanie Rogers Photography for sharing their wedding with Junebug! For similar urban wedding inspiration, check out this vintage industrial Chicago wedding at Salvage One.

xoxoSamantha

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