Whimsical winter wedding at Hotel Van Zandt

Whimsical winter wedding at Hotel Van Zandt

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Austin, Texas

There is just something about a formal church wedding.  This winter wedding featured a ceremony at downtown Austin’s gorgeous and historic St. Mary’s Cathedral.  The gentlemen were attired in classic tuxedos, the bridesmaids wore a soft gray, and the younger ladies wore a shade of blush.  All of the flowers were winter white selections!  The only request was to include baby’s breath, as it had been a feature flower at the bride’s parents’ nuptials.  Take a look and see how we strategically included this whimsical bloom into this formal event!

Winter wedding reception at Hotel Van Zandt.

After, the afternoon ceremony, the guests were invited to an elegant reception at Hotel Van Zandt.  A black and white decor theme was selected by the bride.  This winter wedding reception was full of white blooms, baby’s breath and candles.  A few of the hotel’s “house” elements were utilized, a few DIY’s by the bride and groom and a few fun details to make it formal but fun!

The welcome sign placed on the landing of the grand staircase set the tone! It featured a modern sign in black and white, clouds of baby’s breath and a combination of candles and petals.  Once the guests reached the top of the stairs, a trio of signs gave important instructions for the evening! A schedule, the table seating assignments and the social media details.  The bride and groom DIY’d the stands for the signs, the wedding planners displayed them and we added the clouds of baby’s breath!  It is one of my favorite displays from this winter wedding!

Also, a fun detail- the fun fact cocktail napkins!  A great detail to get the party started!

The florals were the highlight of the reception! We strategically included the baby’s breath on all of the tables! The head table was the focal point of the room with its baby’s breath runner and candle collections. I absolutely loved the cascading garland off of the table. The other tables featured either a low, floral arrangement filled with the winter’s best blooms and just a touch of baby’s breath or a trio of candles with simple accents of baby’s breath!  Both designs were simple, elegant and added just the right amount of floral to this modern and whimsical winter wedding!

Finishing off the details, a sweet and simple white wedding cake with fresh flower accents including the sweet baby’s breath.


The Team for this whimsical, winter wedding at Hotel Van Zandt!

Hotel Van Zandt.

Simply xo Events

Sweet Treets Bakery

The Bird and Bear Photography

Byrne Rock DJ