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Golden Hour: Vibrant Hues and Sweet Reception Details for the Modern Bride or Groom

Metallic elements and stunning color add a modern twist to the traditional.
Sherri Hildebrandt

What a glorious way to say “I do,” as the Driscoll Villa at Laguna Gloria sets the scene for magic. The bride’s enchanting golden gown, Wtoo by Watters “Glitra,” is from Signature Bridal Salon. Bridesmaids bask in the glow in sparkling Sorella Vita dresses.

For a change of pace, the bride slips into the relaxed silhouette of Elaine Marie Bridal’s “Shannon” as the couple toasts to new life together, enjoying a sip of something special from Marquee Event Rentals’ marbled bar.

Guests can gather on the terrace, dressed up with shimmering linens and chairs to match from Marquee, to enjoy one of Austin’s landmarks.

A breathtaking bouquet of blooms nestled amid rainbow eucalyptus, by Bricolage Curated Florals, captures the casual elegance of the day.

The fruit and cheese appetizer tray by Bittersweet Cakes & Catering reaches masterpiece status. Too pretty to eat? No, never.

Never turn down something sweet if the sweet is artisanal gelato from Dolce Bacio—from a pretty-as-you-please pink cart, no less.

Awash in the day’s jewel tones, this invitation suite from Pink Parasol combines contemporary calligraphy with more traditional fonts, a charming combination.

A gem by Cakes ROCK!!!, this creation blends bold design and whimsically ornate touches. Edged and detailed in gold and topped with pink roses, this deep blue beauty will have guests admiring all night long.

An on-trend tablescape radiates upscale artistic vibe: Bold painted plates, pink glassware and gold flatware, all from Marquee Event Rentals, bring the boho, while the centerpiece of roses, carnations, amaranthus, lisianthus and scabiosa by Bricolage Curated Florals elevates the chic.

Share treasured moments with melt-in-your-mouth cotton candy from Fancy Fluff. Our groom wears a sharp suit with a distinctive pattern from Bykowski Tailor & Garb. A boutonniere from Bricolage Curated Florals, of rainbow eucalyptus, ranunculus and amaranthus, adds an extra-special touch.
What says celebration more than a big bower of balloons? This installation from The Balloon Collective makes the vintage mobile bar, from Rent the Bar, even more festive, inviting guests to follow our couple with more smiles and joy.

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