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Austin Wildflower Center Spring Wedding

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Austin Wildflower Center Spring Wedding

Spring is synonymous with new beginnings, vibrant colors, and blooming flowers. What better way to celebrate than with a colorful spring wedding at the Wildflower Center? It’s been quite a while since I blogged about a wedding at the Wildflower Center, and this was the perfect wedding to revisit the space! This garden venue sets the stage for a wedding that blends bright and colorful florals with clean and classic design elements. Join us as we dive into the details of this perfect spring wedding, featuring a super sweet couple, a lively band, and a magical bubble exit. Planning by April at Kristin Catter Events ensured this wedding went off without a single hiccup.

The Venue – Wildflower Center’s Natural Beauty

The Wildflower Center in Austin, TX, is a botanical gem that offers a picturesque backdrop for any wedding. Nestled amidst acres of native Texas wildflowers, the center boasts a variety of outdoor spaces perfect for a spring celebration. The natural beauty of the venue, with its vibrant blooms and lush greenery, creates a romantic and whimsical atmosphere.

invitation flatlay and wedding ring detail shots. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
picture of bride's shoes in black and white, made blurry by putting a prism in front of the lens.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bride admiring her wedding dress and wedding dress hanging on a pice of framed art.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bride putting on wedding dress and curling her hair. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bridesmaid putting final touches of lipstick on bride.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
classic groomsman photos under an archway, closeups of the boutonniere and floral printed tie.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
black and white image of groom looking to the side holding the cuff of his jacket with one hand.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.

Private First Look and Vow Exchange

Abby and Scott shared their first look and private vows before their eagerly awaited ceremony. This intimate exchange allowed them to pause and reaffirm their love and vows just between them. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and the quiet embrace of their chosen setting, they created a cherished memory that sets the tone for their entire wedding day, and igniting excitement for their ceremony.

groom seeing the bride for the first time during private first look. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bride reading her vows to just groom in private first look, groom holding bride's hands. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
groom and bride touching foreheads and laughing while reading private vows, black and white photo.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
groom getting emotional and wiping his eyes during private vows with the bride.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bride and her father sharing first look before the wedding, black and white photo,  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.
bride and groom poses, summer weddings, bright and warm wedding photos.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX.

Bright and Colorful Florals

Spring is all about color, and this wedding embraced the bright and vibrant shades. The florals were a riot of colors, featuring a mix of bold and bright blooms such as peonies, ranunculus, and tulips. The floral arrangements, from the bridal bouquet to the centerpieces, were impeccably designed by Caroline James Floral. The bright florals contrasted beautifully with the clean and classic design elements, creating a visually stunning and harmonious look.

bright and colorful florals by caroline james florals at wedding ceremony site.  Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
beautiful bright and colorful floral display next to the pond at the ceremony site. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
guest holding up program wedding fan, ceremony site at the wildflower center in austin. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
dark black and white image of bride and her father moments before walking down the aisle. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
groom walking down the aisle with brick archway behind him, groom looking down aisle and seeing bride for the first time. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
wide shot of guests attending wedding, from behind, as the bride walking down the aisle with her father. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom laughing at bride's father at wedding ceremony. Warm backlight and beautiful spring colors, with pink accents. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom at ceremony space at wildflower center. tons of bright florals and greenery at this summer wedding. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride putting wedding ring on groom at wedding ceremony. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
first kiss with husband and wife, colorful florals lining the aisle way and tons of greenery in the background. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom walking down recessional as husband and wife.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.

The Couple

Every wedding has its unique charm, and this one was no exception, thanks to the super sweet couple at its heart. Their love story, filled with laughter and joy, was evident in every detail of the wedding. From their heartfelt vows to the way they looked at each other during the ceremony, their love was palpable. The couple’s genuine affection and playful personalities added a personal touch to the celebration, making it a truly memorable event for everyone involved.

bride and groom portraits by arches a and nestled on a bench.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom sitting and chatting on a bench, surrounded by greenery. groom's arm around bride.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom walking under a vine covered pathway. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events. groom holding bride's flowers.
black and white romantic photo with groom against the wall and brides hands around his neck. bride holding bouquet. bride and groom next to brick wall. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom and wedding party photos of the couple walking between a ton of the wedding party, bright colorful floral bouquets.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
groom and groomsmen walking down brick stairway.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and bridesmaids in mixed pattern floral pink bridesmaid dresses. colorful pink and yellow floral bouquet held around the bride's face. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and bridesmaids laughing. bridesmaids in mixed print pink floral bridesmaid dresses holding pink, white, and yellow bouquets. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
classec posed photo of bride and her pink floral wedding bouquet, bright and vibrant summer wedding colors. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
motion blur photo of groom spinning bride. slow shutter speed wedding photo. Bride motion blurred and twirling while groom stays in on spot. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom kissing at golden hour with beautiful sun glowing behind them, next to a green field of wildflowers. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
black and white candid photo of bride and groom laughing and looking away. romantic photo of groom holding bride. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom laughing as he lifts her up and spins her around in the garden.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom wedding photos right before sunset, with a overgrown meadow behind them. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
black and white photo of the bride and groom on the tower kissing at the wildflower center. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.

Clean and Classic Design Elements

While the florals brought in a burst of color, the overall design of the wedding was kept clean and classic. The couple opted for elegant and timeless decor and simple yet sophisticated table settings. The combination of colorful florals and classic style created a balanced and cohesive look that was both modern and timeless. Abby’s gown, a sleek and elegant silhouette, further enhanced the sophisticated vibe of the wedding.

bright peach, pink, purple, white, and yellow spring wedding floral table centerpieces. wedding centerpieces shot through prism over lens. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
colorful spring floral centerpieces and wedding ideas for outdoor table settings at wildflower center. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bright floral display for cocktail table at wedding, simple white two tiered cake from michele's patisserie with beautiful florals decorating it. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
black and white close up detail photos of the bride holding a sentimental handkerchief on her wedding bouquet and feeling her new wedding band on her hand. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride and groom looking around at their guests during toasts. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
close up of a family prayed to be read during welcome speech at wedding reception. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.

The Lively Band and Dance Party

No wedding is complete without a great party, and this one did not disappoint. The couple chose Royal Dukes, who kept the energy high and the dance floor packed all night long. The band’s upbeat tunes and infectious energy kept everyone on their feet.

bride and groom grand entrance into reception space and into their first dance. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
romantic black and white image of bride and groom embracing during first dance at their wedding reception. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
guests dancing at wedding reception.Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
black and white image of bride and groom kissing after cutting the cake, with a slight blur from shutter drag and flash. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
direct flash photo of floral centerpiece and menus during wedding reception. film. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
black and white photo of guest on another wedding guest's shoulders screaming and dancing to the band. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.
bride dancing while surrounded by guests at her wedding reception. shutter drag and bright colors. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.

The Magical Bubble Exit

As the night drew to a close, the couple made their way toward their bubble sendoff. The bubble exit was a perfect ending to a perfect day, adding a touch of silliness to the celebration (well, besides the dinosaurs that were current on exhibition). It was a fitting conclusion to a wedding that was full of love, laughter, and vibrant colors.

black and white shutter drag motion blurred grand bubble exit sendoff with bride and groom.
bright and groom running off towards their getaway car after grand exit sendoff. Photos by Tara Paige Weddings at lady bird johnson wildflower center wedding venue in Austin, TX. Planning by Kristin Catter Events.

Congratulations, Abby and Scott!!