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Desert Meets Ocean Wedding Inspiration | Austin Wedding | Blanton Museum

This lovely Wedding Inspiration was featured by the notable Bridal Musings I couldn't be more thrilled to share this collaborative brought to you by an artistically talented team of Austins most distinguished wedding vendors. As a wedding vendor you want to express your creativity in a way that will showcase your offerings to a prospective bride and groom who are looking to have an extra extraordinary wedding day. This gives us all a chance to work with vendors we may have yet to been paired with. Working with colors, materials and people that are out of our usual round of circles. It stretches our boundaries and keeps us on our toes. We want to stay fresh and inspired for each of our clients and this gives us the canvas to keep that artistic outlet rolling. Please enjoy our unique perspective of a beautiful wedding at the prestigious Blanton Museum of Art. Please read through the alluring Vanna Van Oss from Blue Sparrow Events words describing our inspiration that came about throughout our process of this styled wedding session... Opposites Attract in this Desert Meets Ocean Love Affair

"Brace yourself for this editorial shoot which fused the extreme opposites. Enter: desert dryness mixed with an ocean landscape are displayed in this minimal + earthy design. The Blanton Museum of Art in downtown Austin, TX inspired the articulated wildness design of this shoot. The blue interior walls by artist Teresita Fernández, also known as “Stacked Waters”, heavily influenced this soft yet bold, minimalistic wedding design certain to make any art-aficionado sure to swoon."...

A team of local creatives came together to transform and breathe life to this scene. Penelope L’amore Photography captured the unrefined, sunset coastal vibes effortlessly.

The grainy and abstract floral art designed by Abbie with Blumen Floral mimicked unstructured nature growing at the bottom of the sea, accented with the earth-tone colors and hues of a dry, sandy desert.

The ruffles that mimic ocean waves trickled down the minimal, yet feminine Alexandra Grecco gown from Unbridaled. Jessica Roop Beauty created a stunning makeover to highlight dewy skin, glowy cheeks, and sunset-inspired eyes compliment the colors within the bridal bouquet.

Vanna Van Oss with Blue Sparrow Events planned and created the overall design concept and bridal styling of the shoot. Bridal accessories included edgy, gold Rebecca Minkoff earrings, a chunky suede sandal lifted by a bold, pearlescent wrapped heel, and a coordinating pearl engagement ring complimented the heels and the “Stacked Waters” finishing on the walls.

Tabletop design and styling began at Monarch Event Rentals. We selected a Panama natural table linen in “sand” and coordinated it with their Velo gold + grey flatware. The look was completed with yellow dinnerware from CB2 and a hemstitch napkin folded triangularly to mix sharp points against the soft edges of the round plates.

The stationary design by Little Duck Calligraphy played into the artfulness of the Blanton Museum of Art. Penelope L’amore styled and photographed the flat-lays to enhance the designs of the stationary, paired with the selection of the accessories and the unique dried stems chosen by Abbie with Blumen Floral.

The cake was displayed in a museum-style fashion. Three white columns combined with a clear acrylic cake stand and florals styled by Melody’s Joy was a real treat for the eyes. Danae with Feathers + Frosting took a monochromatic approach with the cake design, mimicking the Stacked Waters of the museum walls.

Teamwork, creativity, and collaboration made this amazing “opposites attract” editorial shoot possible.

Written by Vanna Van Oss of Blue Sparrow Events

Adjectives: Earthy, ethereal, clean" "artistic" "minimalistic" "natural" "modern" "soft yet bold" and I like "articulated wildness" Organic, Natural, Living, Coastal, Seaside, Seashore, Aquatic, Down to earth, Earthy, Unrefined, Dry, Creatures, Structural, Cellular, Grainy, Element, Inspired, Influenced



Penelope L’amore


Blanton Museum

Planning + design

Blue Sparrow Events


Blumen Floral




Feather’s + Frosting

Speciality Rentals

Melody’s Joy

Dinner Plates



Little Duck Calligraphy


Jessica Roop



Dress designer

Alexandra Grecco

Bride’s Shoes

Jeffrey Campbell

Bride’s Earrings Rebecca Minkoff

Bride Model

Melissa Reyes

Groom Model

Amza Safi


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