My favorite weddings are those that effortlessly push the envelope of creativity and design. Most of the brides I speak to are often afraid to add bold, daring visual elements that make a statement and lend to the significance of the day. When you wedding is over and you go back through old photos in your album, the last thing you want is for your wedding to seem a boring template of celebrations past. Below are a few ways to add some panache to your day without going overboard. Can

Hey Austin brides! Check out this great special from Lakeway Resort & Spa!Book your wedding and reception on a Friday this fall to receive: 50% off venue rental $5,000 F&B minimum  Dates available in 2014: October (10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10,24, 10/31) & November (11/7, 11/14, 11/21) *Some Saturday dates available at regular pricing – please inquire with Wedding Coordinator (512) 261-7314 Friday Wedding Package: Newly contracted weddings only. Contract must be signed by July 31, 2014. Package does not include guest rooms. A minimum of 10 paid room nights must

If you’re still looking for that perfect lakeside winter wedding venue, Lakeway Resort and Spa might be the perfect fit for you.  They are offering some great incentives right now if you book in November or December.  To check out all the details, click here or drop by and see the amazing views for yourself.

โ€˜Waltzโ€™ gown by Monique Lhuillier Photographed by Lauren Ross via Bridal Musings

image: uoma Austin has its fair share of non-traditional brides.  Keep that in mind when choosing your dress. The last few weddings I attended featured the same ol’ classic white gown that has somehow become the de facto norm for what a bride should wear down the aisle.  Mix it up a bit and don’t be afraid to showcase your personality and style. Looking for some avante-garde bridal inspiration? Check out here, here, here and here.  Some of my favs.

I figure it’s been awhile since I shared a roundup of DIY projects, so I went through my bookmarks and picked out a few that really caught my eye.  Hopefully there’s a couple of projects that you haven’t seen before. Simply click on a pic to see each individual tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ DIY Wedding Decor: Marquee Lights | brittanymakes DIY Envelope Liners | DIYbride DIY Flying Wedding Couple Balloons | brooklynbride DIY Light Bulb Vase | themerrythought DIY Wedding Directional Signs | somethingturquoise DIY Fondant Fortune Cookies | projectwedding DIY Film

I’ve always loved when couples use succulents for decor or visual accents. Done properly, they can add an raw and organic vibe to pretty much any element of design. Did I mention they photograph beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚ Found via flora + fauna | cake by sweet n flour 

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