The Nichols, The Nouveau Romantics, The Simplifiers and a magnificent Austin mansion were all the elements required to bring Sarah and Gillis' spectacular celebration to life. The event combined romantic elements of the belle époque with a "cabinet of curiosities" that was perfect for two scientists in love, and made for a wedding not soon to be forgotten!
The bride wore a slim lace sheath from J.Crew and a simple pair of embroidered white pumps. Drop earrings set off her low chignon, and at the end of the evening, Sarah pulled on a classic gray coat with a fur collar. Her bridesmaids wore black vintage dresses and carried smaller versions of Sarah's moody wine bouquet by The Nouveau Romantics. Gillis' groomsmen went for black tie, while the groom stood out in a rich green bowtie.
After a simple ceremony in Chateau Bellevue's courtyard, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed cocktails and mariachi music by local favorites Mariachi Jalisco. Then they headed to the dining room, transformed by The Nouveau Romantics with bell jars, scientific specimens, textural floral arrangements, candles and scarab wax seals, a nod to the luxe letterpress invitations, also created by The Nouveau Romantics. Despite the fact that the pair never made it to their dance lessons, their first dance, to Django Reinhardt's "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)" went perfectly. After a slice (or two) of the collection of understated cakes from Whole Foods, the couple ended the evening with a song written by the groom's uncle for the occasion–definitely one of my favorite details from this unique celebration!
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Images by The Nichols.