A Formal Ivory and Navy Wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas
Melissa Gomez (29 and an attorney) and Calvin Nelson (37 and an attorney) may not be Austin natives, but they’re no strangers to the city’s fun, laid-back vibe. Since they knew it would be an easy and exciting destination for their friends and family, they got married at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas—and the luxurious, rustic feel of this Hill Country resort couldn’t have fit Austin better. Melissa’s lace Ines Di Santo wedding dress spoke to the day's elegant style, which planner Liv by Design helped create with a palette of ivory and navy with hints of silver and gold. Their formal fall fete began with a sunset ceremony overlooking the golf course, where Melissa and Calvin participated in the Hispanic lasso-unity tradition surrounded by dramatic ivory orchids, peonies, roses and hydrangeas from Flora Fetish. Later, modern music set the tone for the party, starting with a string quartet playing pop music at the cocktail hour. Melissa and Calvin revved up the reception with a first dance that blended their cultures (and showed off some seriously fancy footwork): They danced a foxtrot to Harry Connick Jr.’s “It Had to Be You,” followed by a rumba to Gloria Estafan’s “Con Los Anos Que Me Quedan.” (We’re definitely impressed!) Their homemade dessert display represented their cultures too: It had varieties of Mexican wedding cookies, Caribbean black cake, Guyanese pine tarts and more. Our favorite local touch? Melissa and Calvin celebrated a taste of Austin in their signature cocktails: Mexican martinis. See the details, captured by the talented Jenny DeMarco Photography, below.