Elegant, Napa-Inspired Lakefront Wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas

Samantha Holland (31 and a teacher) and Brennan Hughes (31 and a recruiter) met through mutual friends in Chicago and got engaged on a hike in San Francisco three years later. Immediately following the proposal, the couple drove to Napa for a weekend of wine tasting and celebrating: a perfect combination of the couple’s interests in the outdoors, wine and each other. This inspired the theme of their wedding day, with woodsy, rustic details and a neutral color palette to bring the comfort and elegance of Napa to the couple’s destination wedding in Austin, Texas. The ceremony took place in the backyard of Samantha’s parents’ private residence on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Lake Travis. The couple exchanged their marital vows on a platform that stood over the infinity pool with an acrylic arch that held the chuppah and lush arrangements of blush and neutral roses, hydrangea and orchids. The newlyweds made a grand exit from their ceremony as guests showered them with metallic confetti, and made their getaway in a white 1963 Bentley. The reception in The Pavilion Room at the Omni Barton Springs Resort & Spa, draped with ivory fabric and greenery, was perfect for the rustic elegance Samantha and Brennan wanted with its stone columns, wooden beams and a fireplace. The couple brought a little bit of Napa to their guests with a variety of wines and sampling glasses on each table so that guests could choose their favorite to enjoy throughout the evening. The elegant, natural reception transported a taste of Napa to Austin and created an unforgettable romantic atmosphere for Samantha and Brennan’s special day.