Gyp-set (Gypsy + Jet-set) is an emerging group of artists, musicians, fashion designers, surfers, and bon vivants who lead semi-nomadic, unconventional lives.
As a city that suits a hippie lifestyle very well, Austin attracts a high number of gyp-set brides. My inspiration for this blog came at the discovery of the Juliete Cap Veil. As I was skimming Pinterest (can you believe I get paid to Pinterest??), I came along this veil and my heart stopped. I promise, it did. Y'all, please tell me this is not perfect for a boho bride?!
Austin has so many ways to accommodate this free-spirit personality so here are a few of my favorite area suggestions for your gyp-set kind of Austin wedding weekend!
Organize an outing for your wedding party along South Congress Avenue to take in the eclectic collection of restaurants, food trucks, and retailers - so very Austin - and cool off at the end of the day at one of our many watering holes. May I suggest Barton Springs or perhaps even Hippie Hollow where clothing is optional? My personal favorite is Hamilton Pool. The waterfall is our little Hill Country secret!
Cater your wedding with Boomerang Pies! I recently coordinated a wedding where their pies were served as the main course and the guests absolutely loved it. Just have Central Market bring in a side of green beans and mashed potatoes and you are good to go!
Scour our boutiques until you find the perfect party frocks! Beehive is my favorite. And remember- even if your wedding is during the winter months, be looking for that little white dress right now! If you wait until after Labor Day, you just won’t find it.
An after-party is a must in Austin but for the true Boho, you want to avoid the touristy Sixth Street and join the locals on Rainey Street. My personal favorite is Lustre Pearl, where you can find hula hoops and ping pong a plenty. The Pearl is so hot that many brides even take their bridals here - in a bar - because it is that awesome.
Dress light, cool, and airy! My favorite line of dresses for our Austin heat and personality is Saja. Not only are Saja dresses gorgeous but they are super affordable. Here, you see me wearing my boho dress and it was only $1,200.
And last but not least, have fire dancers entertain your guests! You heard me, fire dancers. I recommend the team from Sangre Del Sol. They are so incredibly nice - and talented, to say the least. They are insured and come with a safety team as well! This is a wedding experience I will never forget.
All this to say, Austin can cater to a variety of themes - rustic, southern socialite, and hippie to name a few! We love our come-one, come-all city and know that you - and your guests - will too!
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Be sure to check out Amber's other guest posts on Borrowed & Blue: Austin Wedding Trends: Photo Booths With A Twist & Food Trucks at Your Austin Wedding: The Peached Tortilla!
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