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Bumble BFF at Upstairs at Caroline

Uhhhh did we just become best friends?

Our team spent Saturday afternoon with the Bumble crew celebrating National Best Friend Day! The Austin-native app threw the brunch after party at Upstairs at Caroline to spread awareness about its launch and encourage the community to go out and meet new friends! Current BFF’s or friends that wanted to meet others on the infamous app were all in attendance. There were giveaways like Bumble endorsed hats, fans, stickers and sunscreen (because Texas), a Kendra Scott giveaway, Packed Party gifts, and if the attendees showed their Bumble BFF profile they received a drink on the house! Does this sound like the best way to spend your Saturday? That’s because it is.

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Bumble decided on roaming photography for the event because it allows our team to interact with the attendees and get a diverse amount of shots. Roaming photography is perfect for events like this, where your guests are focusing on mingling and interacting with each other and we can maximize the space and time.

For the overlay, we used Bumble BFF’s infamous blue and the brand’s honeycomb hive. We added the fun holiday at the bottom left corner and Bumble BFF’s logo in the top right!

Thank you for having us, Bumble, we’d always swipe right on a Saturday like this!

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Predicting the Trend: Fall Jewel Tones

A guest post by Pearl Events


It’s been a long hot summer, and we’re ready to trade our floppy hats and sandals for cozy sweaters and nights around the bonfire! This season, we’re excited to work with some of our favorite fall jewel tones. Here are some tips on how to incorporate these trendy shades into your wedding day décor!

1.     Stationery

Welcome your guests with a richly colored invite! Flat matte cardstocks look elegant and presentable. Accent these dark backgrounds with metallic copper or gold script and add a signature monogram or image to personalize your stationery.

Courtesy of Jake Holt Photography

Courtesy of Jake Holt Photography

2.     Bridal Party

A bold way to introduce color is through the bridal party. Groomsmen may wear your chosen shade on a bowtie, necktie, boutonniere, or even suspenders and socks for a subtler touch of color.Bridesmaids may make a more striking statement donning full length jewel toned gowns, or keep it understated with a statement shoe or hairpiece.

Courtesy of  Mint Photography

Courtesy of Mint Photography

Courtesy of  Loft Photography

Courtesy of Loft Photography

3.     Florals

Our favorite!! Work with your florist to design custom florals that incorporate your favorite fall hues. They’ll know just what colors to pair to create designs that are uniquely yours.

4.     Cake

Use your cake – the perfect blank canvas – to compliment your jewel toned color palette with wooden accents or touches of copper or gold.

Courtesy of  You Are My Tru e

Courtesy of You Are My True

5.     Favors

Finally, send your guests home with a unique and personalized keepsake from your special day!

Courtesy of  You Are My True

Courtesy of You Are My True


We'd like to thank Pearl Events for collecting some really great tips on how to incorporate jewel tones into a wedding! We completely agree that these hues will likely be extremely popular this season and we can't wait to see it in action. Of course, if you're looking for a way to incorporate your photo booth into this color scheme, we suggest pulling these shades into your print design, and picking a really great backdrop that will match the aesthetics of your reception as well. We're anticipating our gold, dark grey and white backdrops to be in heavy rotation this fall if lots of couples are choosing this color palette! 

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

We are still in awe of the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Awards at Bass Concert Hall! The pink carpet was rolled out to celebrate all of the Texas-native nominees, including Kris Kristofferson, Scott Pelley and Kenny Rogers, just to name a few! The six-story concert hall was beautifully decorated in magenta and orange with white floral accents. Surrounded by past and current honorees in their gorgeous gowns and tuxedos, our booth and custom designed red carpet style backdrop was placed right in the center of the main floor lobby of Bass Concert Hall. The night left us smiling ear to ear in awe of all that was taking place! (Our owner Kelsey even got a good glimpse at THE John Paul Dejoria, the king of the Paul Mitchell empire!) We were so happy to be a part of such a beautiful event honoring those who inspire and make a difference in the arts in our great state of Texas.

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A huge shout out to the staff at Bass Concert Hall, Texas Cultural Trust and the Autumn Rich & Company team for putting together such a gorgeous event! 

We've been seeing recaps from many guests pop up in our news feeds recently, and we think Austin 360 writer Michael Barnes summed up the glamour pretty well! Also, we saw all the portraits taken of the honorees as well! Check it out here

Mercury Hall Open House

January has already flown by, and we kicked off 2017 with an open house at one of our favorite Austin venues: Mercury Hall! We had a blast meeting the future brides-to-be and guests. Luckily for us, we had the best of both worlds by being under the clear tent, which was strung with festoon lights, and being able to peek into the chapel and its stunning stained glass windows! Even though it is minutes from downtown, the greenery that surrounds Mercury Hall makes it feel secluded from the busy streets of Austin. The Loot Vintage lounge was placed in the middle of the canopy, and we were drooling over their blue velvet bench in particular! It’s never really hard work when we get to work alongside other amazing vendors such as Gypsy Floral, who was there to create beautiful bouquet arrangements for each guest, Feathers and Frosting, who offered delicious cake tastings, and the beautiful custom designs of Parcel Design Co. (Fun fact, the owner of Parcel Design Co was actually the room mate of our owner, Kelsey!) Vanilla Orchid catered some of the most delicious bites for the event as well. We really could not have asked for a better Thursday night! We love open houses because it gives us a chance to meet and chat with guests on a more personal level and get a better feel of what they are wanting at their special event. Big thank you to Mercury Hall for hosting such a wonderful night, we cannot wait to meet YOU at the next one!