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Amanda & Lewis

The wedding of Amanda and Lewis was a wonderful celebration amidst the beautiful background of the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Austin. For the wedding design, we wanted to create an atmosphere of chic elegance, so we felt only the softest colors would do. We chose a palette of ivory and pale pink, with accents of bronze and gold. We wanted the dancing part of the evening to have a completely different feel, so we chose purple with gold and bronze accents. We used lush floral such as dahlias, astilbe, hydrangea and oodles of roses. For the outdoor ceremony, we designed a breathtaking arch covered in ivory floral that Amanda and Lewis stood under to exchange vows. Ivory rose petals blanketed the aisle, and Lake Austin served as the backdrop to the heart-warming vows. It was magical!

Following the ceremony, guests headed to cocktail hour on the terrace, which was transformed with a gorgeous tent with ivory draped ceilings and glittering chandeliers. Guests signed a magnum bottle of wine as the guestbook, and enjoyed hand-rolled cigars.

Dinner was on the lawn, also under a fabulous tent. The all-white floral popped against the sparkling bronze sequin runners and soft amber lighting. Two long tables created an intimate dinner party feeling, especially since there were under 100 guests. The guests enjoyed a truly special moment when they experienced sabrage, or opening a bottle of champagne with a saber. It started dinner off with a bang! Wild mushroom risotto, beef tenderloin, bone-in chicken, or citrus-brushed sea bass delighted guests as heart-felt toasts were given.

After dinner, the party got started. Guests meandered to the ballroom for cake and dancing, which was enveloped in draping and soft purple lighting to create an elegant club-like atmosphere. Ottomans were placed around the room for guests to take a break from dancing to the European house music being spun by the DJ (a favorite genre from the bride and groom’s travels). But that wasn’t all—in the foyer, guests were greeted by a decked-out dessert station. Glass compotes and dishes were filled to the brim with personalized white and purple candy. The only way to end an evening like this was sparklers. Guests cheered the newlyweds into the night!

We love you Amanda & Lewis – and your families as well. We had so much fun planning and designing your gorgeous affair! And we wish you many happy days together in the years to come. XO!

Photos by Forever Photography


CASE STUDY: Branding and High Impact for User Conference



Our client – an energy software company – wanted to up the ante on its 2nd annual user conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.  They wanted it themed and high impact for the important customers they were inviting.


  • CLINK developed the “Fueling Innovation” theme for this year’s conference and carried this theme throughout the event.
  • CLINK worked with a graphic designer to develop a Fueling Innovation logo for the conference homepage and email blasts.  All printed items incorporated this logo including the signage, slideshow presentations, and high tech charger giveaways.
  • CLINK’s local relationships helped keep costs down for this small conference of 35 attendees.  CLINK selected appropriate vendors and cost effective products to design the event without blowing the budget.
  • CLINK utilized minimalist table décor and slick black ghost chairs with blue linens to match the theme, and brought in local live country music from Austin as many attendees were from out of state.  The client chose a Trivia Night from our many activity options for their second dinner.
  • CLINK managed registration using Eventbrite, so the client could relax and play golf with key customers.
  • CLINK devised a creative, yet cost-efficient menu to utilize their Fueling Innovation theme and blue conference logo.  Blue specialty drinks were offered at the opening reception as well as blue smoothies, chips, fruit and energy bars for snack options.


The client hired CLINK just two months before the event began!   CLINK listened to the client’s priorities and concerns – where they wanted help and what items they wanted to handle on their own.  CLINK also listened to what the client meant by taking their event to the next level.  They wanted a big step up from last year’s event, but didn’t want to take it too far. We enjoyed coming up with ways to accomplish that goal.


Rachel & Josh

Rachel and Josh got married right after Christmas, which is always a special time, as everyone is generally in the spirit of celebration. They chose Christ Lutheran Church for the ceremony and the Austin Club for the reception. The ceremony was officiated by Rachel’s uncle, a nice personal touch. The aisle was decorated with white poinsettias in chic white boxes trimmed with gray velvet ribbon. The outside of the church was decorated with paper luminaries that cast a warm glow. Because it was December, we chose a gorgeous, wintery palette of crisp white, deep red/purple, and rich gray with navy accents. For dinner, we chose gray velvet damask linens, which looked sumptuous in the candlelight, and was a lovely backdrop for the white and dark red floral. As a special touch, the florist used some of the bride’s family crystal for the ceremony altar arrangement.

They had several sweet, personalized touches. Rachel’s parents gifted them a bible for their wedding, and instead of a more traditional guest book, they asked guests to choose their favorite verse to write on a bookmark for the couple, along with any words of advice. Rachel and Josh love to travel so the groom’s cake was a suitcase with a personalized luggage tag. For their favors, they both love ketchup so decided to give their guests personalized mini bottles of ketchup as a parting gift. And in true Austin style, they left the reception in a pedi-cab. It was a beautiful night for a fantastic couple!

Photos by Diana M. Lott Photography