laura + phil

Laura and Phil are an incredible couple! Together for years, once Phil proposed, they started devising plans for an incredible Wedding Weekend for their family and friends who came in from all over to celebrate with them.

Their Friday night Welcome Dinner took place on a warm summer night in June out on the lawn at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. The weather worked out perfectly! It was a gorgeous clear evening when they welcomed everyone to Austin! We went all out with the decor for the evening – Townsley Designs really outdid themselves and decked out the lawn incredibly.  We alternated between three kinds of linens – we had brown leather on some tables, cow print on others, and the rest were denim. And for accents, their silverware was wrapped in bandanas at each place setting. Hanging from the giant oak trees on the lawn were two enormous metal chandeliers and then dotting the rest of the branches all around the lawn were lit grapevine nests. The centerpieces were truly awesome.  The Floral Studio’s creations were above and beyond anything the couple had imagined and really looked like Texas from the cowboy boots to the lanterns, the blues and yellows, the Lone Star beer bottles and the barbed wire.

The chefs at the Four Seasons did NOT disappoint! They created a fantastic menu and that night was a real feast for Laura and Phil’s guests, even including some vegan options for the bride! And while everyone was eating and enjoying a trick-roper who meandered through the tables, Grammy Award winners, and Austinites, Asleep at the Wheel  provided the music. In front of the stage, we created a lounge out of hay bales so guests could relax and listen.

Guests also took advantage of the photobooth, snapping fun pictures and leaving messages for the happy couple.

It was the perfect way to welcome their guests to Austin and kick off a weekend of amazing events!

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