A Rustic, Vintage-Inspired Wedding at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall in Austin, Texas
Mindy Dyke (25 and a client-care specialist at an animal hospital) and Marcus Brix (25 and a research analyst at CattleFax) planned a romantic, vintage-inspired affair for their spring wedding in Austin, Texas. “Aesthetically, I wanted the day to have a romantic, boho feel to it,” Mindy says. “It ended up having more rustic and vintage touches than I had originally envisioned, but I think it all came together and represented us very well.”
The pair, high school sweethearts, chose a palette of teal, mint and gray and created many DIY touches, including the stationery, to add a personal note to the day. The Inn at Wild Rose Hall provided the perfect backdrop for the wedding, with its beautiful natural setting and quirky details that gave the venue lots of character. The day started with a ceremony in the Wild Rose Hall gardens, where Mindy and Marcus exchanged vows under a canopy of lush shade trees. The couple’s officiant wore a GoPro camera during the proceedings, capturing every moment of the intimate affair.
The reception took place under an open-air tent which provided guests with beautiful views. Mint tablecloths injected the decor with an element of playfulness, while arrangements of garden roses, dahlias, succulents and eucalyptus displayed in antique vases—all of which Mindy and her matron of honor designed themselves—brought old-world elegance to the tablescapes. Twinkling lights strung across the tent’s wooden beams infused the indoor-outdoor space with warmth and ambiance, while details like tree-slice centerpiece pedestals drove the rustic motif home. Smokey Mo’s barbecue was served for dinner, much to the guests’ delight, and Mindy and Marcus sent them home with make-your-own bags of assorted sweets from their candy bar.
“It’s so important to be madly in love with the person you come home to every day," says Mindy. "We’re lucky that after nine years together we’re crazier about each other than we were as teens. We make sure to enjoy life at every opportunity, and we tell lots of lame jokes.” —Libby MacCarthy