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Chinoiserie-Inspired Reception at the Austin Country Club

By Mary Welch

“I grew up surrounded by blue and white chinoiserie, as it’s one of my mom’s favorite things to collect. She taught me to appreciate small details, especially in home decorating,” Avery Ferguson told us describing her wedding to Cale Brown. Small details, undoubtedly, did not go overlooked on April 27, 2019 for Avery and Cale’s Austin Country Club wedding celebration. Naturally, wedding day began at the bride’s home where wedding inspiration was drawn. Bridesmaids wore chinoiserie-print pajama sets mingling poolside while Avery slipped into a timeless Carolina Herrera gown (See the beautiful bridals here.)

The wedding party gathered at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for portraits followed by the ceremony. The red brick facade and grandeur columns of the Episcopal Church served as a traditional and sentimental venue for the couple—the bride has attended the church since she was in grade school. To welcome guests in, the chapel doors were dressed with a large green and white floral arch (very Meghan & Harry). The arch served as a beautiful backdrop as Avery and Cale burst through the chapel doors following the ceremony!

At the reception, Barbara Shorts of Verve Austin ensured every detail did not go overlooked. Every single event space at the Austin Country Club was utilized tastefully. The bride and groom each had a room near the ballroom representing their personal aesthetic. Avery designed her “room” to fit the wedding palette with white floors, velvet furniture in shades of blush, a champagne tower, and crowned the room with a 6-layer ornate bridal cake! Cale’s room featured more masculine elements, including a whiskey and scotch bar, cigar roller, and airplane cake modeled after a Gulfstream G650 (the groom has been a private and commercial pilot for 7 years).

A step outside of the ballroom, you experience the chinoiserie-inspiration in full effect. Long family tables were draped in a light blue printed linen topped with blue and white bud vases and paired with white bamboo chairs. The entire garden scene was layered with boxwood, gold contemporary accents, and neutral, fluffy floral. It caused instant al fresco envy for us all!

The wedding hashtag #getdownwiththebrowns proved appropriate as the remainder of the evening lasted on the white monogrammed dance floor as guests sipped on Avery’s Ranch Water and Cale’s Old Fashioned. Avery and Cale escaped to their Hawaiian honeymoon through an aisle of sparklers and cheer before hopping into a white, vintage Rolls Royce.

Credits

Planner
Verve Austin

Photographer
John Cain Photography

Floral
David Kurio

Ceremony Site
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Reception Site
Austin Country Club

Rentals
Marquee Event Rentals, Townsley Designs

Bridal Gown
Carolina Herrera

Bridesmaid Dresses
Monique Lhuillier Skirts & Lula Kate Tops

Hair and Makeup
Carolyn Taylor Holden (hair), Christi Edlan (makeup)

Mary Welch2019-10-24T16:06:23-06:00Categories: Weddings, All|Tags: |0 Comments

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