Getting married in the Wedding Capital of Texas® and looking for inspiration for your dream wedding? We’ve got you covered.
We know Hill Country Weddings from the tips of our boots to the tops of our hats. We’ve experienced just about everything Dripping Springs has to offer — including unique vendors and interesting places to visit — so dive into our curated list of inspirational ideas. It’s sure to get your creative juices flowing.
#1 Invite The Party Animals
Tip: We’ve got some local connections we’re happy to share to make sure the cuteness is in full swing at your wedding.
#2 Take Awesome Smoke Bomb Photos
Tip: We happen to like the smoke bombs from Smoke Effect. Be sure to purchase the 90 second smoke bombs. They last just a bit longer, which will help your photographer capture that perfect shot.
#3 Stay In A Yurt
People are discovering the joys of yurts - which are so much more than just fancy tents. They add a touch of adventure and whimsy for a glamorous camping-like experience. Some even have all of the amenities of a traditional hotel.
Tip: Lucky Arrow Retreat in Dripping Springs has the largest collection of yurts in the State of Texas, so large wedding parties can be part of the adventure, too.
#4 Wish Upon A Star Party
Dripping Springs is an International Dark Sky Community, so the stars at night are definitely big and bright here in the Heart of Texas. Hire an astronomer or star guide to fill your guests in on all the wonder and lore of the galaxies.
Tip: Have everyone write down their wish on a slip of paper and read them all at your Silver Anniversary (or sooner, if you’d prefer).
#5 Tour The Hill Country Wineries In Your Finest
The Dripping Springs area is home to many great wineries, distilleries, and breweries. From our neighbors at Bell Springs Winery to Deep Eddy Vodka to Family Business Beer Company and beyond, your guests can have the time of their lives just sampling the local spirits.
Tip: Schedule a wine or beer tour so you and your guests can enjoy yourselves without the worry of finding a designated driver. And what better way to go on a wine or beer tour than in a vintage Land Cruiser? Lucky Arrow Retreat has a 9 passenger Troopy for a more adventurous experience.
#6 Serve Your Reception Guests From A Mobile Bar
When it’s time to hit the bar at the reception, nothing makes an impression like an adorably styled mobile bar. Your wedding guests will talk for days (and share Instagram photos aplenty) of this novel approach to beverage service.
These bars come fully stocked — usually with a licensed bartender — to you and there are so many variations on the theme: wine-focused bars, cocktail-bars that will create signature drinks for your wedding, bars that include photo booths, the list goes on. The one thing they all have in common, though, is that they start the conversation and keep the party rolling.
Tip: We’re very fond of Rolling Refreshment, who serve Austin and the Hill Country with their fleet of vintage vehicles.
#7 Stretch And Pose Your Stress Away With A Pre-Wedding Yoga Experience
No matter how well-planned a wedding may be, there’s bound to be stress involved. One surefire way to beat that stress is by having a pre-wedding yoga session, led by a teacher whose focus is on relaxing and calming poses. Experienced yoga practitioners and newcomers alike will benefit from your kind and thoughtful mindfulness in providing this type of opportunity to focus on the joys at hand.
#8 Wow ‘Em With A Woodsy Wedding
Nobody but nobody designs an event space like Mother Nature. And having your wedding outside amongst the trees really makes it magical. The open air offers inspiration for every part of your wedding, from your attire to your centerpieces to your reception menu. And the photography options abound in an enchanting wooded environment.
#9 If You Are Looking For That Extra Spark
Dusk and nighttime weddings are a great way to celebrate your love with cool breezes and the beauty of a Texas night. Sparklers, fairy lights, and tiki torches can all work together to lend a spark of nighttime magic to your ceremony and reception.
Tip: A grand wedding exit with sparklers for all of your wedding guests is always a popular choice. Our personal favorite is the sparkling first dance under the big and bright Texas stars. Be sure to get the 36” sparklers so they last the entire song.
A Dream Wedding To Remember
These nine inspiring ideas for your Hill Country Wedding are just some of the great ways to make a memorable event. Our goal is to make each of our couples’ big day as unique and beautiful as they are, so we always do everything we can to support and enable the cool concepts that our couples bring to their wedding planning.