With just two months to plan the wedding, Lauren and Jeffrey looked to their favorite speakeasy restaurant in Austin to celebrate with their 60 guests. “We knew we wanted to keep it small and that we wanted to make sure the food was delish and the drinks flowing,” says Lauren. “We were lucky enough that our favorite restaurant , Justine’s, had their own location for small events. When we toured the house and the color scheme fell into place.”
They worked closely with the floral designer who worked exclusively for the space. “I wanted something organic-looking that incorporated the colors I wanted as well as some succulents. I showed her a few pictures and just let her work her magic. Her vision was pure gold. I can’t express enough how the floral brought that venue and my vision to life.”
Lauren found her dress serendipitously at the mall. “I really didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a dress and dreaded buying off the rack due to the time frame. I took a shot and went dress hunting at the mall. I went in having no expectations or vision. I actually found my dress at Altar’d State! An off the shoulder romper which is definitely my style. It was perfect!”
Lauren was escorted by her father to an Elvis song (as a nod to her late grandfather who loved the singer), and her and Jeffery exchanged vows on a vintage rug underneath twinkly lights, encircled with flowers.
For the reception, they got their wedding wish of delicious food and flowing drinks, including the bride sabering a champagne bottle which the couple poured together on a champagne tower (a modern update to the cake-cutting tradition!).