A New York-Inspired Garden Party Wedding at the Austin Country Club in Austin, Texas

Nathalie Darilek, 27 and a site merchandiser at RetailMeNot, Inc., met Sean Hegarty, 27 and a junior financial advisor at Southwest Securities, Inc., when Nathalie’s friend invited her to go out on Sean’s boat with friends while attending the University of Texas. After a fun day at the lake, they exchanged numbers and developed a friendship that soon blossomed into more. Seven years later, Sean proposed on top of the Tower at the University of Texas. Nathalie and Sean decided on the theme of “Vintage Rooftop Garden Party in Old Manhattan,” which incorporated each of their personal styles and was meaningful to them as a couple. Both Sean and Nathalie grew up in Austin, but lived in New York City together for the two years leading up to their engagement. “We love The City and wanted to bring a touch of Manhattan to our special day since this was an important chapter of our life together,” says Nathalie. Both she and Sean have an affinity to mid-century design and music, so they included vintage design details rather than a literal design interpretation of New York. They kept things romantic by layering in whimsical industrial New York touches, such as crystal deco chandeliers hung in the open air patio, metal tub chairs, the brick-laid aisle suggestive of a cobble-stone street, and a large NYC street scene canvas hung in the entry. Everywhere guests turned, they could see lavish greens with floral touches, which provided a pleasant fragrance throughout the rooms. The bounty of fresh, lush foliage combined with big city touches and a 15-piece band playing classic tunes transported guests right into a ritzy Manhattan rooftop garden party wedding.