Laid back Sophisticated Wedding

beautiful bride with bouquet by Judy McAuley @weddingchicks

Filled with lush florals and funky pops of sapphire blue, Chris and Karen’s laid back sophisticated wedding day was a day to remember! Not only was it on Pi day, but the classic details that make it so fabulous are sure to make you swoon!

To see even more of this gorgeous day, be sure to check out all of the photos by J Wiley Photography when you visit the full gallery here.

Badgley Mischka wedding shoes @weddingchicks

wedding date hanger @weddingchicks

white and blue boutonniere @weddingchicks

For The Love of Pi

From J Wiley Photography: One cute detail I really enjoyed was that the couple was married on “Pi Day” (3.14.15) and incorporated their date into the wedding dress hanger, and made reference to the symbolism of the date in their vows.

groom in royal blue @weddingchicks

royal blue and grey ring bearers @weddingchicks

grey blue bridesmaids @weddingchicks

thistle and rose bouquet @weddingchicks

Google To The Rescue!

From the Bride: We did all of the pre-planning ourselves and used GoogleDrive to keep track of all of our inspiration boards, budgets, vendor lists, guest lists etc.  

It allowed us to share the planning with each other from the start, and to keep track of everything through the whole process. I don’t think we could have stayed so organized without it. 

wedding programs in blue @weddingchicks

outdoor wedding ceremony @weddingchicks

sealed with a kiss @weddingchicks

Easy Going & A Touch of Class

From J Wiley Photography: Chris & Karen’s wedding was full of subtle style and casual elegance.  The setting of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum struck the perfect balance of laid-back sophistication.

From the Bride: We used the natural look of the venue as much as possible and the early springtime helped aid in the natural ambiance of the venue. We both really love older styles from the 50s to 70s. Lots of art-deco touches, when combined with the rustic wine barrels, make for a great mix.

savory wedding appetizers @weddingchicks

wedding music @weddingchicks

wedding wine @weddingchicks

wedding tea and lemonade @weddingchicks

Rethinking The First Dance

We picked a pretty long song for our first dance, Major Lazer – Get Free, it has a lot of great memories for us even before our wedding day, but somehow neither of us really realized how long it was until we were dancing, and dancing – had we realized it before our wedding day, I think we would have shortened it a bit!

chalkboard table number @weddingchicks

outdoor patio reception @weddingchicks

olive oil favor and escort cards @weddingchicks

first wedding dance @weddingchicks

Kick Off & Kick Up Your Heels

We picked this venue because we really enjoy Santa Barbara and the natural surrounding… and also because we could do a lot of things ourselves. Oh, and our DJs and the dance party they helped build were a huge point of emphasis when planning the wedding.

wooden mr and mrs cake topper @weddingchicks

dessert table @weddingchicks

Laidback Sophisticated Wedding

Photographers: J Wiley Photography
Coordinators & Stylists: Hive Events

Associate Photographer: Mary Costa
Fashion: Sarah Seven
Beauty: Trendee King
Cakes & Catering: Lorraine Lim
Lighting & Entertainment: Bella Vista
DJ: Dart DJ
Groom & His Men: Suit Supply
Flowers: Judy McAuley, the bride’s sister

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, white
Styles: classic

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Relaxed And Natural Wedding

ivory peony bouquet @weddingchicks

You may have seen this hydrangea, peony, and succulent wedding bouquet on The Wedding Chicks instagram page. Now experience the entire wedding.

All in the middle of the bustling city of Austin, Texas, this cute couple found a beautifully serene venue that was the perfect fit for their relaxed and natural wedding. So many tender and sweet moments were allowed to blossom. Get all cozy and relaxed and view the rest of the wedding in the full gallery here, photographed by Caitlin McWeeney Photography.

lavender grey and cream stationery @weddingchicks

shades of purple bridesmaid dresses @weddingchicks

hydrangea bridesmaid bouquet @weddingchicks

khaki and purple groomsmen attire @weddingchicks

Laguna Gloria venue

It was a perfect Austin spring day. White puffy clouds dotted a blue sky and the sun shone warm but not hot – just enough to feel good. Ally and Matt’s natural, relaxed wedding ceremony took place at Laguna Gloria. After a few readings of poetry and short stories from their best people, Ally & Matt exchanged personalized vows promising to support and cheer one another on for ever.

wedding chalkboard welcome sign @weddingchicks

seal it with a smooch @weddingchicks

lavender wedding ceremony decor @weddingchicks

quiet time together during wedding @weddingchicks

safari engagement inspiration

The two told me they wanted their wedding inspiration to be close to nature (check out the lake views) with a few African touches inspired by their safari engagement. The lavender mismatched bridesmaid dresses accented by white and green florals and one long dinner table really reflected their casual style.

single table wedding reception @weddingchicks

gold groom chair sign @weddingchicks

tacos wedding menu idea @weddingchicks

love marquee sign drinks bar @weddingchicks

chalkboard drinks sign @weddingchicks

wedding pinata

Oh and the piñata, which strongly resembles Ally & Matt, was found the night before their rehearsal dinner at a downtown Mexican restaurant and became a silly symbol of fun. Having their wedding at Laguna Gloria was an obvious choice for the couple who have spent more than a few dates there enjoying the art and the peaceful tranquility of nature in the middle of the city.

cupcake tower dessert idea @weddingchicks

giraffe cake toppers @weddingchicks

full gallery

Photographers: Caitlin McWeeney Photography
Cakes & Catering: Peached Tortilla & Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Band: Will Taylor & Strings
Lighting & Entertainment: Ilios Lighting
Flowers: Wild Poppy Florist
Beauty: Revelry Beauty
Coordinators & Stylists: Right Before I Do

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: purple, white
Styles: classic