Bliss Bridal Bash

Let me say… our very first Bliss Bash was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thank you to all of the vendors that participated; the booths all looked incredible!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Designer Booth 1 and the team at 11:11 Events for their big win in our designer booth competition. Their complete team included: Sixpence Floral, Premiere Events, Baked By Amys, Piq Chocolates, Intelligent Lighting Design, The Beauty Bar, Mimosa Screen Printing, Pamcakes, and Andrew Byrne.

Designer Booth 2 Included: Designer Ken Sharples, Premiere Events, Flora Fetish, Simon Lee Bakery and Pink Tulip.

Designer Booth 3 Included: The Blueprint Events, Premiere Events, Casablanca Living, Arthouse Floral, Details Austin and Sweet Treets Bakery.



Thank you to Josh Baker with Azulox Photography and Bill Bartz with Bill Bartz Photography for these amazing photos! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30



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DIY Coffee Filter Garland

The Bliss Gals absolutely love this adorable DIY Coffee Filter Garland. It is simple, cute, and the perfect piece of wedding decor. We were not only amazed at how easy it was to create this effect, but how incredible they turned out! Here’s a step-by-step guide, so you can do it too!


  1. Food dye
  2. Spray bottles
  3. Coffee filters
  4. A needle
  5. Some yarn

Mix about two drops of food dye with water in the mini spray bottles, and then spray the filters. Make sure they dry completely. Then use the needle to poke through the center of the filters, and one by one, string them together.

Lastly, scrunch and fluff the coffee filters to make it poofy, flowery, and full.

And there you have it!! These garlands are a stunning, easy, and cost effective way to decorate your upcoming wedding.

This DIY project was found on 31 Bits.

Noteworthy Nuptials: A Vintage Hill Country Wedding

The Bliss Gals would like to send a big thanks to Vanessa Lain Photography, an Austin, TX photography business, for sharing this Vintage Hill Country Wedding with us. Vanessa did a fabulous job shooting Ryan + Eden and all 0f the beautiful details of their big day.

How the couple met:

Ryan and I met in while we were in college at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We had a couple of classes together the fall semester of ’08. After that I didn’t see Ryan for almost a year. My last semester at UTSA I just happen to be in a marketing class with someone he worked with. He added me on Facebook and Ryan noticed. He text me a little later that day asking to catch up. We set a date for dinner but both of us were not thinking this of anything more than 2 friends getting together. Somehow, somewhere through the corse of the evening it became something else. It was the best first date I had ever had! Conversation was easy! I didn’t feel like I had to be someone I’m not! It was amazing! So… Ryan and I started dating. 

The proposal:

Ryan and I had been dating for almost 3 years. I was working at a hotel and he was at Apple. It was around christmas time and I had completely forgotten to tell Ryan about my work Christmas party. I was not expecting to be there late so I kept telling him, “I will be home around 7 at the LATEST!” 7pm comes and goes…. 8pm comes and goes… 9pm comes and goes.. It is around 9:30 before I finally get out of there! So I call Ryan and apologized profusely about being late. He was so sweet and just kept say “Don’t worry, just make it home safely!”  I get home and walk in the door and all of the lights were dim. I turn the corner and I see Ryan is standing by the christmas tree all dressed up with a dozen roses in his hands. He asked me to come over, tells me that he loves me and starts to recite what I thought was the Night Before Christmas. Ryan had rewritten it to tell the story of our relationship! (He even recorded it!) At the end he say “Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife!” of course I said yes…. Then let the planning begin! ;) 

The big day:

I am an event planner by profession, so every one kept telling me “ Oh so this will be easy for you!” NO.. not because I wasn’t so excited about planning but because I had soooo many ideas! I finally decided that i wanted our wedding to be simple but elegant. I didn’t want huge floral arrangements or over the top place settings… just simple! I had also always dreamed of being married outside on a beautiful lawn with trees surrounding it. When Ryan and I went out to see Sisterdale Dancehall it was everything I had ever dreamed of! The lawn and alter were perfect! The dancehall had so much character on its own that I knew there wasn’t much more that I needed to do to it! We set our date for November 23rd. The quirky and funny part about getting engaged when I did was that my mother was also getting re-married in July. We had originally planned to go to the Austin Wedding show for my mom but it just worked out that I got to do a little shopping around myself! Vanessa’s booth was the first one I walked up to. but I FELL IN LOVE with her work then even more with her! I knew after talking with her for 5 minuets that she had to take my wedding photos! After that it was almost like everything just fell into place. Within 2 months I had everything planned out.. Flowers, DJ, Caterer, Venue, photographer, Even Dress!!  Planning the rest of everything was great! Then it came to our wedding week. I was crazy about checking the weather everyday…. it didn’t look good! At one point it was supposed to snow on our wedding day… WHAT?! I could slowly see all of my dreams of a beautiful outdoor wedding slowly disappearing. I think I went through every emotion known to man those few days. I tried to think of every option to make the wedding happen outside.. Tents, Heaters, another venue.. None of it was going to work out and my only option was to have the ceremony inside the dancehall that was not what I wanted. I had to remind myself what this day was actually about and that it wouldn’t be happening if I didn’t love Ryan more than anything. So I woke up morning of with a whole new outlook! Even If it wasn’t what I planned it was going to be perfect! It was soo cold that day, no rain but a frigid 40 degrees. Everything WAS perfect! The Ceremony was very intimate and quaint! nobody even noticed the cold by the time the reception started because we were dancing our tails off! We needed it to be cold outside so we could cool off! :) The only time I even noticed the weather was when we were taken pictures and even then I was so determined so have pictures turn out well that I didn’t care. I was sticking it out! All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day. The stress of everything made it so much better when we just got to let loose!

Photography: Vanessa Lain Photography - Austin, TX Photographer | Venue: Sisterdale Dance Hall | Catering: Fusion Catering | DJ: Magic Productions | Floral: The Tuscan Rose | Hair & Makeup: Charish The Day


Bliss Bridal Bash: A Trendy Wedding Event

The Bliss Bridal Bash is unlike any other bridal showcase you’ll ever experience. This unique wedding event brings together some of Austin’s best bridal vendors to host a fabulous bridal show like you have never seen.

Angela Sims, owner and designer at Bliss Bridal Magazine founded Bliss Bridal Bash to bring quality wedding vendors and design inspiration into one place. In addition to booth spaces,  we will have (3) designed spaces in which will be a competition and brides will choose the winners. We will have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners which will all receive plaques.

WHEN AND WHERE IS Bliss Bridal Bash?
Bliss Bridal Bash will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2014, from 1PM to 5PM, at Hyatt Regency, located at 208 Barton Springs Road in Austin, Texas in the new Zilker Ballroom.

Bliss Bridal Bash is a one-day wedding showcase event where vendors will have the opportunity to showcase their work and meet potential brides and grooms.

Application due date: June 30, 2014

$450 for a 10′ x 10′
$750 for a 10′ x 20′ booth

$50 for end corner booth
$30 Electricity

The Vendor Fee includes
6 foot table space, table linen, up to 2 chairs , your business name and table number printed in the event program, your business name/logo and link on the Bliss Bridal Bash website, post-event exclusive coverage in Bliss Bridal Magazine, 6 free tickets for your bride and groom


You must fill out the vendor application form online and make payment by June 30, 2014.


**Note: Due to space limitation, we are only opening this event to the first 100 vendors

*More sponsorships will be coming, if you would like to become a sponsor please email

Depending on level of sponsorships the following is included:
Logo on swag bags, listed on all TV, RADIO, Social Media, Invitations, Postcards, Posters, Email Marketing, features online and in Bliss Bridal Magazine, Listed in directory sponsor page and more!

Noteworthy Nuptials: Kirsten + Spencer

A note from the photographer:

This Heritage House wedding in Dripping Springs is toooo die for! Kirsten is ultra crafty, and planned out every little detail while living in Pennsylvania, and then trucked it all down to Austin with her. They met at Baylor and the event was a destination wedding with guests coming from all over. I loved their bright, warm color palette and all the gorgeous florals from Petals Ink. We really just loved how much they clearly love each other! You can find their highlight film here.

- The Bird & The Bear - Photography & Film

Venue: Heritage House – Dripping Springs, TX | Photography: The Bird & The Bear – Photography & Film | Floral Design: Petals, Inc. Floral Artistry | Signs & Decor: DIY projects  - by the bride Kirsten