We have been busy with helping local venues showcase their fabulous locations. Here are some details from the last month and pictures to share!
The Allan House
1104 San Antonia Street
Contact: Whitney 512.478.8654
Located in the heart of Downtown Austin, The Allan House offers a uniquly spacious Victorian mansion with tons of Texas history and Victorian charm. Complete with a romantic courtyard filled with ancient oak trees and enough room to host your wedding ceremony outdoors. The house was built by Scottish immigrant in 1883 and boasts wide verandas and old-fashioned parlors.
The Allan house was recently named the Best Spot for an Austin Wedding on About.com. The open house was held onTuesday, September 27th at 6 in the evening. Blossom’s along with many other vendors were invited to showcase our wares for the night. Here are some photos and thoughts from the event.
September open house at the Allan House
We decorated the entry way to the house with clusters of seasonal Ghords and pumpkins resting on top of a blaket of sheet moss. The grouping was accented with festive bicolor “Carnival” Roses, mums and hypericum berries.
Gorgeous pumkin clusters and flowers
Lanterns were all aglow as guests arrived and signed in at the entry table.
The theme was pumpkins and lanterns
The centerpeices in the courtyard were modeled after the dozens of dangling white paper lanterns that the Allan house has hanging in the trees. These huge bubble balls filled with a rolling hill of sheet moss, were accented with seasonal sunflowers, Carnival Roses, burgundy Pom Poms, river rock and swirling bear grass.
Bubble balls accented with moss and pumpkins
The cocktail tables carried the theme from the front walkway by resting lanterns on top of a blanket of sheet moss and accenting them with floral.
Lanterns set atop moss with pumpkins
The house was full of yummy food, confections, photographs, oppulent linen, informative planners and a bunch of wonderful brides and their families and friends. One of my favorite Brides is Maria, and she fell in love with this bouquet and wanted a photo taked while she was holding it! She is getting married next year and loves the soft oppulent feel of dark purple, lavender and navy blue tones that this bouqeut boasts. I knew we would hit it off when I spied the Fossil watch she was wearing and mentioned that I have the exact same one, and it is my favorite peice of jewlery!
Overall the event was a success, and Whitney, Kristen, Dee and all the staff at the Alan house were pleased! Make sure to check out their site to stay informed on when the next open house is scheduled for so you can be in on the fun and see what we do next!