Erin & Austin: A #Gildedbride Story

This wedding is everything – this couple is EVERYTHING. I mean, hello?! A pair of beautiful babes in love, loads of purple wisteria, David Bowie on the soundtrack, and a car named pickle! What more could you ask for? Erin and Austin pumped so much love and personality into their intimate wedding day. We can tell it paid off by those huge smiles on their faces! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, great coffee, and sweet tunes!

P.S. Can you believe this gown was on sale? Erin came into Gilded last fall and fell in love with the vintage vibes of this Claire Pettibone gown that she found on our sample sale rack. Sample sale dresses are discounted gowns that can be bought off-the-rack and taken home that day. This is a great option for brides in a hurry or just looking for an amazing deal! Does this sound like you? Pop in to our big Sample Sale on June 30th – more info on our Facebook page.

Erin and Austin | April 13, 2019 | Saxapahaw River Mill/The Eddy Pub -Saxapahaw, NC

Photographer: Samantha Floyd

GILDED: How did you and your spouse meet?
ERIN: Four years ago, we met at a sleepy coffee/tea house in Seacoast New Hampshire. There
were snow mounds lining the sidewalks and parking lots. He ordered a drip coffee (no
cream/sugar) and she had a mate latte.

GILDED: What did you love most about your wedding celebration? What are some of your
favorite details or special moments?
ERIN: Our entire wedding was DIY. We went 1960s mid-century retro for all the décor. All of
our ceremony décor was designed to be re-purposed in our outdoor courtyard in our
Durham home.

We proposed to each other, so we thought it only fitting to walk down
the aisle with each other to David Bowie’s Soul Love. A small (50ppl), very intimate,
non-traditional wedding weekend during one of the worst Spring storms of 2019.

GILDED: Did you have a honeymoon? Where did you go and what was your favorite part?
ERIN: Three days after our wedding we took off to Europe for a month. Holland, Czechia,
Poland, Hungary, and Denmark. We heard ghost stories in Prague, picnicked in
Holland, ate perogies with Grandmas in Poland, went caving in Hungary, and fed baby
deer carrots (!!) in Denmark.

GILDED: What advice do you have for brides looking for their wedding dress?
ERIN: Just because it’s gorgeous and expensive doesn’t mean it’s you. Find a dress that fits
your vibe and daily style, something that you’d cut off at the thigh, dye purple, and
wear to a party with boots. In-season couture, or last winter’s sample rack, find the
dress that screams you.