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An '80s-Themed Wedding in Austin, TX

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Shelby & Stephen in Austin, TX
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Shelby carried a modern bouquet of mums and greens like kale punched through a record.
Visual Lyrics, Austin, TX
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Each groomsman wore an ’80s-inspired item, such as a Rubik’s Cube, an Etch A Sketch and a Pac-Man.
Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres, San Francisco, CA
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Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres, San Francisco, CA
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Shelby and Stephen’s invitations were designed to look like the logo from VH1’s I Love the 80s.
ThisIsJoeW, Austin
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A net of twinkling lights created a “starry night” effect at the ceremony.
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A local artist created the couple’s wedding arch, complete with graffiti paintings, and hanging lanterns and glass bowls.
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Small glass bowls filled with flowers hung from the couple’s ceremony arch.
Visual Lyrics, Austin, TX
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The couple originally wanted cassette tapes for their invitations, but the postage proved to be too pricey. Instead, they used them as escort cards.
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Guests dropped their cards into a box designed to look like a retro pink boom box.
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All of the wedding signage was made of Lite-Brites, including the bride and groom chair signs.
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The baker modeled the cake after a mural in the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, located in the arts district where Shelby and Stephen work in China.
Krissy’s Cakes, Leander, TX
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Catering with a Twist, Austin, TX

Shelby & Stephen in Austin, TX

The Bride Shelby Pargas, 27, the director of operations at Stage One Productions in Beijing The Groom Stephen Gleadow, 38, an artist and the creative director at Stage One Productions The Date December 11 A mutual love for the ’80s brought Shelby and Stephen together and inspired their entire wedding theme. Since they planned everything from China, the couple gave Shelby’s mother, their photographer and their planner entire creative control over the details, from the funky décor to the psychedelic wedding cake.
- Justine Lorelle Blanchard
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  • Fritts Rosenow Bespoke Boutonnieres, San Francisco, CA
  • ThisIsJoeW, Austin
  • Krissy’s Cakes, Leander, TX
  • Catering with a Twist, Austin, TX

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