Phuong and Andy’s wedding at Mercury Hall proves that relaxed and glamorous tropical vibes look incredible no matter where your wedding takes place, whether on the beaches of Hawaii or in the heart of Texas! With the help of Yellow Umbrella Events, the couple incorporated elements of their Hawaiian roots into their day with bright tropical flowers, a surfboard guest book, and a fusion of Asian cuisine and Texas BBQ! The bride’s mermaid-style Nicole Schultz gown and gorgeous flower crown created by Gypsy Floral stole the show and gave us some serious summer bridal style goals! Lisa Woods Photography did a masterful job at capturing the magic and beauty of this Austin wedding!
Phuong and Andy
Mercury Hall, Austin, Texas
Our planner, Cheryl Bailey of Yellow Umbrella Events, tagged our theme “Tropical Boho Glam” after speaking to us about our vision. We wanted to highlight Hawaii (where we live) and keep the atmosphere classy but still whimsical. My favorite details that helped tie this theme together were the floral design, the huge chandelier and festoon lights hanging from the oak trees, and the gold accents everywhere. It felt like a fairytale!
I wasn’t sure if it was possible to do tropical in Texas, but this was achieved with the help of Gypsy Floral. They made me a gorgeous flower crown that I wore in place of a veil, and my bridal bouquet was stunning. It featured a huge king protea flower at the center of a tropical masterpiece. The bridesmaids also had baby pineapples in their bouquets!
The ceremony area had cascades of white orchid leis hanging from oak tree branches. It felt like we were at someone’s backyard party in Hawaii.
Our guest sign-in was actually a surfboard that was shaped in Oahu, HI. I’m still tempted to take it in the water, but I don’t want the signatures to wash off!
We had food trucks for our wedding reception! Before food trucks became a big deal, Austin already had a strong scene, and we wanted our guests to enjoy a sampling of our favorites: la Barbecue (Andy‘s favorite TX BBQ truck) and East Side King (my favorite Asian fusion truck). We also chose Whole Foods (founded in Austin, TX) for really delicious appetizers.
We both agree that the reception was the most fun. The Royal Dukes Band was fantastic and got everyone dancing, including Andy‘s 96 year old grandma! At that point, the stress of the day was over and we could literally kick back, dance, and play!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Lisa Woods Photography
Event Planning – Yellow Umbrella Events
Venue – Mercury Hall
Floral Design – Gypsy Floral
Catering – DNA Events
Food Trucks – la Barbecue and East Side King
Appetizers – Whole Foods
Live Music – Royal Dukes Band
Videography – Creative House Motion
Makeup Artist – Nicole Schultz
Wedding Dress – Church Street Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Rent the Runway
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Lighting – Intelligent Lighting Design
Rentals – Premiere Events
Congratulations to Phuong and Andy, and a special thanks to Lisa Woods Photography for sharing these beautiful wedding photos with Junebug! Got a soft spot for tropical vibes? Then you don’t want to miss this classy tropical Colorado at Blanc Denver!