An Outdoor Wedding in Austin, TX

The Bride Melanie Moy, 30, a software engineer The Groom Joe Dente, 28, a software engineer The Date February 27  Melanie and Joe picked the Austin Mu

The Bride Melanie Moy, 30, a software engineer The Groom Joe Dente, 28, a software engineer The Date February 27 Melanie and Joe picked the Austin Museum of Art in Laguna Gloria because it was close by and has a great outdoor space. They worked with a crisp black, white and apple-green color palette.

Joe felt strongly about having outdoor nuptials, so Laguna Gloria became the obvious venue choice.
Melanie and Joe hung hand-cut card stock circles with color-coded silhouettes from manzanita branches.
For a fun twist, the guys all wore black-and-green-striped socks.
Green and white lanterns hung above the tables, while green linens and white runners completed the look.
Black-centered anemones tied with black-striped grosgrain ribbon made up the bridesmaid bouquets.
Black ribbon and white sugar anemones decorated the buttercream cake.
Green viburnum added a pop of color to this all-white clutch of peonies and ranunculus.
The couple wrote their own vows and incorporated a traditional Chinese signing cloth, as well as a dance to “That’s Amore!” in honor of Joe’s Italian heritage.
Melanie’s brother and mom constructed a box for the cards that was covered in green and white fabric silhouettes.
A silhouette of a bride and groom quickly emerged as part of the theme and appeared on everything from the table numbers to the cake.
The bridesmaids wore silver and green dresses, while the flower girls coordinated in light green and pink.
Even the signature drink, mojitos, matched the color palette. Guests could add blackberry, pomegranate or ruby red grapefruit syrup to their classic drinks.