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Dream in Color: Vibrant Wedding Day Details

Timeless tradition and brilliant hues inspired by nature cast a warm glow.
By: 
Sherri Hildebrandt

Step back in time and step into rustic luxury at Rancho Mirando in the Hill Country. An eclectic mix of chairs makes for a stylishly casual gathering on the terrace, under Moravian star lanterns from Altared Weddings & Events.

Sample to your heart’s content with the assortment of modern street-style appetizers by Chef Jay Events. On this tray: pollo asada street tacos, red summer salsa, Peruvian redfish tiradito with Texas corn and spicy guacamole.

As day slips into evening, the couple enjoy a quiet moment at the Bella Vista ceremony site, with the bride in a “Selene” gown by Chic Nostalgia from Serendipity Bridal. Breathtaking views abound; here, even the sky complements the day’s palette of glowing orange and subtle blue.



A riot of color, from the embroidered table runner to patterned chair covers, splashes across a festive table designed by The Style Rambler; the brilliant centerpiece, by Floral Philosophies, pulls it together with bold shapes.

A stunning floral candelabra featuring bird of paradise, protea, ginger, banana leaves and dill is a clever addition to the venue’s pristine beauty, framing the entrance to the property’s Hacienda.

A spectacular day deserves a spectacular bouquet. Fashioned with trichilium, celosia, alstroemeria, ginger, Ming fern, dill and snapdragons, color is the highlight of this imaginative arrangement.



Simple in shape, dynamic in design, this three-tier cake by Sweet Treets Bakery is a turquoise treasure edged in gold, complemented by golden sprigs of dill.

Slip on a sunburst orange bangle from Hill Country Collectibles to signal it’s time for all to eat, drink and be merry.

Turquoise earrings and ring and a bold stone-and-bead necklace from Hill Country Collectibles all nod to artistic traditions, accenting the bride’s “Willow” gown by XO Limor Rosen from Serendipity Bridal.

The invitation suite by Jen Krause Calligraphy & Design carries through the rich shades, with free-spirited calligraphy and more traditional fonts—a taste of a wedding day to come, full of old world charm and youthful romance.


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