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This romance film inspired shoot ended in a fairytale proposal!


You won't believe this gorgeously styled wedding wasn't in Europe! Inspired by the romantic 2006 film, "The Holiday", Wild Bunches Floral and Scarlet Rose Event Planning recreated the character Iris' English countryside cottage for this shoot. Luscious floral design took the spotlight in the transformed space at The Wayback in Austin, while unique garden party details shone.

You'll have to keep reading to see how the groom model, Tyler, turned this magical day into a surprise proposal straight out the movies! All dazzling photography by Cori Brooke Young.


Transforming a Texas venue into a European destination

While European micro weddings have been all the rage - this editorial shows how thoughtful design with a vision can bring the destination to you! "The Holiday" was a serene inspiration to transform the gorgeous Austin venue into the Surrey countryside. The amazing vendor team envisioned greens, shades of cream, hints of purple to elevate the space into a timeless aesthetic.

European inspired wedding in Texas

Elegant billowing off the shoulder wedding dress Romantic pastel wildflower bouquet

The bride's first look radiated romance in a billowing, off the shoulder dress from Julian Gold. With rosy and delicate hair and makeup by Etoilly Artistry - Tess was a vision of a timeless, love story heroine.

European garden party inspired ceremony

Romantic European garden party ceremony

Wild Bunches Floral created a stunning deconstructed arch for a styled ceremony, showing how exquisite flowers can bring your style to a natural, raw space. Some notable flowers that the team weak in the knees included Claire de Lune peonies, blush, yellow, and white roses and most of all, Gladiator alliums. As the floral artist is heavily inspired by European culture and design - these flowers transported us!

Pastel wildflower ceremony florals Garden party pastel florals

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Romance novel inspired wedding ceremony

Cozy cottagecore reception with custom candles

The iconic moment from "The Holiday" where Amanda enters the cottage inspired Wild Bunches Floral and Scarlet Rose Event Planning to blend patterned linens, textured florals, and bespoke table details for a charming reception.

Vintage cottage inspired wedding reception

Cozy English cottage reception table

To bring the cozy cottagecore quality to the tables, the team incorporated handwoven linens from Indian designer D'Ascoli; these paired beautifully with the most unique hand-painted tapered candles by MJ Tablescapes. The intentional, personal crafting of this shoot's details felt like a piece of the film, bringing the warmth of a real home and making the day all the more special for the vendors!

Custom green and floral handmade candles

Bohemian wildflower table arrangement

Jaw-dropping patterns from the bar to the cake

The continuity of elegant patterns throughout the space blew us away! Patterns in the crown molding of the bar facade matched the backdrop seating display while sketches in the stationary matched each element of the venue.


Custom bird floral wedding bar

One of the most stunning patterns used seen on was the impressive toile cake by Olive + Aries - with a jaw-dropping amount of detail on each tier.


Green toile patterned wedding cake

A Nancy Meyers-worthy proposal

As this entire shoot was inspired by a romance film, it couldn't have been scripted any better when groom model, Tyler, pulled the vendor team aside to let them know he was planning to propose to Tess. The courtyard with suspended vintage birdcages was a picturesque location, overflowing with pastel florals. The moment was truly spectacular surprise for everyone and Tess could not have been more stunning in her whimsical floral gown from Julian Gold!

Floral suspended birdcages

Surprise proposal at romantic styled shoot

Floral garden courtyard proposal

" I felt so honored to be taking part in this amazing moment that I quickly gathered the other vendors and got to work planning the perfect proposal. While Tess changed into her second look the team and I gathered more florals, set the stage near the birdcages, and prepped our photo and video teams to capture the moment. Moments later, Tyler got down on one knee and proposed. It was absolutely beautiful and a dream come true for all of us vendors to experience and capture." - Wild Bunches Floral

Surprise proposal toast in floral courtyard

Floral garden party wedding first kiss

This fairytale proposal was the perfect culmination of all the romance this talented team of vendors created! They loved that after months of planning, detailed communication, and work put together for the shoot - the day turned into one that no one could have imagined. Be sure to check out the full gallery of images to see the rest of this stunning shoot!

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