This Garden-Themed Winter Wedding Is So Perfect

When it comes to wedding inspiration, nothing is quite so magical as seeing what real couples do for their big day. Since 100 Layer Cake is our source for peeping the most beautiful ways brides and grooms say "I do," it'll feature weddings from Australia to Napa and everything in between. Brides beware: You're going to want to pin just about everything you see. And even if you're not engaged, you'll want to check it out just for the love story.
It’s easy to go with a muted and neutral wedding color palate when your venue is Green Pastures, a gorgeous Victorian home in Austin, Texas, surrounded by sprawling oak trees. Jane, the bride and super-creative lady (she’s a hand-letterer, graphic designer, and photographer), found inspiration from old botanical prints, Francophone culture, southern hospitality, big band and jazz music, and weaved it into the design of their wedding invitations and decor.
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Invitation Designer: Bride
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Wedding shoes: Seychelles
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From the bride — "Planning a wedding was nothing like I imagined it would be, even though everyone told me exactly what it’s like, what to expect, and gave me more advice than I ever thought I would need. All I can say is enjoy the process and try not to rush through anything. However, trust your gut and make decisions without second guessing yourself. You will drive yourself crazy thinking of everything you could have, should have, or would have done. Just let it go and remember the big picture; you are about to marry your best friend surrounded by your closest friends and family with an amazing party to celebrate. What could be better than that?" Hair & Makeup: Black Orchid Salon
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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Green Pastures Restaurant
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Wedding dress: Gemma by Hayley Paige purchased at Blush Bridal Lounge; Belt: Veronica Prida
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Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman; Shoes: Cole Haan; Groom’s Tie: Scalamandre for Pierrepont Hicks
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"I honestly thought I would make so many things for our wedding but once I got deep into planning I quickly adapted the “less is more” attitude. Although I did make a sign. I just couldn’t help myself. I stained a piece of plywood and painted the lyrics to one of our favorite songs, “In a Sentimental Mood.”
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Bouquet recipe — ranunculus, gardenias, dusty miller, magnolia greens, bay laurels, and a king protea.
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Photo: The Nichols/Courtesy of 100 Layer Cake
Swoon! Those florals and Jane’s hand-lettering were beautiful, weren’t they? Congratulations to the happy couple! Photographer: The Nichols; Day of Coordinator: Kristi from Green Pastures Restaurant; Cake: Bride’s friend, Alice Crow; Catering: Green Pastures Restaurant; Lighting: Ilios; Groomsmen Ties: Bird Dog Bay; Bridesmaid dresses: They each picked their own