Molly and Clay, a Hill Country Celebration

duchman family winery, austin, TExas

Molly and Clay wanted to get away from the the big city of Dallas for a quieter, more intimate wedding weekend with their closest family and friends.  They had attended a tasting at the Duchman Family Winery outside of Austin, Texas and immediately knew that it was the perfect place to exchange their vows.  

We arranged for the guests to stay in downtown Austin, so the guests would have a selection of fun activities to chose from in the days leading up to the wedding.  Transportation was organized to get the guests to the winery in time for the festivities.

Molly wanted low floral so that her guests could all enjoy each others' company during dinner.  We designed the floral to cascade down the center of each table and trail on to the floor so that all guests could easily converse throughout the evening.

It was important to Molly that everyone feel like they were a special part of the evening.  Therefore, we designed the layout of the room with long tables to offer a sense of inclusiveness.  We also suggested family-style dinner service to provide a feeling of togetherness.  Molly, a calligrapher, addressed each invitation and place card to add a personal touch.  The atmosphere was warm and inviting - a true family affair. 

My favorite story, while planning with Molly, took place when we went to select linens.  Molly had a very specific idea of what she wanted the atmosphere and feeling of the celebration to exude.  Her sister and I had arrived to the appointment ahead of Molly and sent her a text with a few images of glitzy sequins linens.  We informed her that we had changed the "look" of the wedding and hope she didn't mind.  In the end, the joke was on us because she loved every one of the selections and wanted them incorporated somehow!

Another fun moment from the wedding involved the groom's cake.  His favorite cake flavor is confetti cake.  So, we worked with the bakery to customize this fun detail for him.  It wasn't until he cut in to the cake for pictures that this special surprise was revealed.  

Partner Highlights

  • Photography: Allen Tsai Photography
  • Venue: Duchman Family Winery
  • Floral: Wild Bunches Floral
  • Cake: Simon Lee Bakery