A Bohemian Garden Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas

Elizabeth Minch (26 and a creative director at Bustle) and Jason Eichholz (27 and vice president of Buy-Rite Beauty) picked the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas, to be the site of their nuptials because of its downtown locale. It was the perfect setting for their alfresco affair. “We wanted something outside under the stars and on the water,” Elizabeth says. The couple decked out their posh hotel venue with a white floral arrangements with lush greenery, romantic candles and string lights, along with boho decor such as a lace tepee, Turkish pillows and vintage rugs. “We wanted it to feel relaxed, bohemian and very natural,” Elizabeth says. “We both grew up in laid-back cities [Austin and Savannah, Georgia], and we just wanted to have a big party under the stars with our favorite people.” The bride, a talented graphic designer, handled all design aspects, from the invitations to the menus and signs. “I was very involved and loved all of it,” Elizabeth says. “It felt like a branding project for me. I had a very specific image of what I wanted, and I stuck with it.” The couple said “I do” in a Jewish and Episcopalian interfaith ceremony. “We combined a Christian ceremony with a Jewish ceremony to honor both of our families,” Elizabeth says. “So many of the Jewish portions are so fun—smashing the glass, dancing in a circle with the band, getting lifted in chairs. I loved it!” After the ceremony, guests celebrated with a cocktail hour by the hotel’s pool. Friends and family sipped signature cocktails honoring the newlyweds’ home states, Texas (jalapeno margarita) and Georgia (peach pour). The couple danced to “The Best Day of My Life” for their first dance and “You Are the Best Thing” as their last song. Their band played a mix of modern and Motown tunes throughout the evening. “After the last dance [with just the couple], walking out to all our guests with sparklers was one of my favorite things,” Elizabeth says. After their grand sparkler exit, the newlyweds hopped in a pedicab and rode down Austin’s South Congress Street to Hotel St. Cecilia, where they spent their first night as husband and wife. —Marissa Hermanson