Whimsical Wedding

Dripping Springs, Texas



Photography | Nikk Nguyen Photo | @nikknguyenphoto

Venue | Prospect House | @prospecthousetx

Event Planner | Big Time Creatives | @bigtimecreatives

Floral Designer | Gypsy Floral | @gypsyfloral

Gown Designer | Marchesa | @marchesabridal

Gown Salon | Unbridaled | @unbridaled

Men’s Attire | Bonobos | @bonobos

Hair and Makeup | LUSTREbella | @lustrebella

Cake | The Cake Plate | @cakeplateaustin

Rentals | Table Manners TX | @tablemannerstx

Rentals | Bee Lavish | @beelavishvintage

Other | Southern Love Workshop | @southernloveworkshop

From the Photographer

A Dreamy and Whimsical Wedding Shoot From Southern Love Workshop

I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of this whimsical wedding shoot during the Southern Love Workshop in Austin, Texas, which is a workshop styled weekend for photographers. It’s a place where we can come to learn, connect, grow, and be inspired. And let me tell you — I learned, grew, connected, and was SO inspired!


This whimsical wedding shoot is the first of three different shoots from the Southern Love Workshop and they turned out extremely amazing! I had the privilege of working with some of the most talented vendors who made this shoot stunning and unforgettable! I never cease to be amazed at just how many talented creatives there are out there. From florists to event planners, stationery designers to cake decorators — there is so much talent in this industry!


A Fun, Spring, Modern and Colorful Photoshoot

The creative inspiration was aimed at doing a fun, spring, modern, clean and colorful photoshoot. The “all greenery” look is classic, but we were looking for a more fresh and colorful palette. Muted pastels, bright reds and oranges, soft neutrals, and sprigs of greenery — Gypsy Floral did a STUNNING job with the flowers.


Ana and Coleman were a dream to shoot. They were the perfect fit for this whimsical wedding shoot and they only added to what we were going for. Not only were they naturals on camera, but their love was a beautiful sight to capture.


I can’t wait to show you the rest of the styled shoots we did at the Southern Love Workshop in the months to come. I learned so much and was so inspired to create on a whole new level!

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

FROM BIG TIME CREATIVES (THE PLANNER & DESIGNER): We wanted to do a fun Spring, modern, clean and colorful shoot. we were tired of the “all greenery” look and aimed for a fresh and colorful palette.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

FROM GYSPY FLORAL (FLORIST): Let’s focus on the tablescape elements for a second! We had this vision to do a Wes Anderson themed table. We started with contemporary elements like the acrylic stands to give some dimension and then added in the pastel funky budvases with the HUGE colorful locally grown poppies. Shout out to Grassdale Farms btw, Gretchen grows the most beautiful blooms and we asked her to set aside several bunches just for this table.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

FROM GYSPY FLORAL (FLORIST): When we were designing the arbor we decided to leave the chicken wire exposed to give a raw, edgy feel amongst the softness of the painted baby’s breath, which makes a subtle swirl around the arbor. We also added color-blocked elements here (see attached image)


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

FROM BIG TIME CREATIVES (THE PLANNER & DESIGNER): Light, airy, clean and modern. I chose complimentary looks to fit this spring shoot. That dress with the pockets and modern styling started the look and feel of the shoot.