This Austin Wedding Was a Boho-Inspired Beauty

Allie Gusikoski & Matt Goates
May 29, 2021

For Matt Goates, catching Allie Gusikoski off guard for a proposal was no small feat. “I always had suspicions,” she says. But with the help of distractions from friends and family, and her California relatives sneakily flying in early for Thanksgiving, Matt was able to say “I gotcha” before dropping to one knee on November 20, 2020. Six months later, the pair sealed the deal at their modern-boho wedding that celebrated Southern beauty and charm against the backdrop of Austin’s captivating Hill Country—an ode to the state that brought them together.

Bridesmaids Getting Ready

California Love

The bride, who originally hails from California, now calls Matt’s native Texas home. Becoming husband and wife in the presence of loved ones from near and far was a moment she’ll always remember. “Our ceremony was really special,” she remembers.

Floral Decor Table Design

Boho Blend

“To achieve the “little bit Bohemian but not over-the-top” aesthetic Allie wanted, Jess sourced just-right rental pieces (even going so far as to borrow basket pendants from Stems Floral’s Austin studio, which were uninstalled for the occasion and reinstalled afterward). She also worked with florist Abby Daigle to incorporate orchids into arrangements—the refined feel of which, Jess says, “kept it from leaning too boho and made it more formal.”

Guests: 175

First Dance Song: “Warm With You” by Hayden Calnin

Cake Flavors: Chocolate chip cake with buttercream frosting, hot chocolate cake with peanut butter filling


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