Victoria Austin Designs is the sum of the many things I am most passionate about in my life; the sacrament of marriage, family, design, art, and relationships, to name a few. I specialize in wedding design/styling, stationery and florals. I aim to create the full wedding experience for you, your fiancé, and your guests and am thrilled you would consider having me along for the ride!
Name: Tori Austin
Where you call home: Fairhope, Alabama
Things you’d write home to your Momma about: I get my creativity and love for paper from my Mom, so it comes as no surprise that I love sharing any finished project with her! I get giddy to show her, and my supportive Dad, any magazine and blog features that I am apart of! I may have even brought them along to a shoot or two to see me in action.
Location/Coverage: Alabama, Mississippi, Northwest Florida
How I got into weddings: Like many, my own wedding showed me my strengths and passion for the industry. Before that, I was working in Social Services and spinning my wheels trying to figure out how to combine my creativity with my desire to help others. My husband gave me the extra push to pursue my dreams only two years ago!
Favorite thing about weddings in the South? I love the tradition. I love hearing bride’s emphasize such an importance on their family’s and guests’ comfort. Also, no one celebrates marriage quite like southerners! I am continually humbled that brides allow me to become part of their family during such a special time.
Favorite part of a wedding day? The minutes just before the ceremony are my favorite. All the jitters and excitement are so memorable for a couple, whereas the ceremony can sometimes become a blur of emotion. I just love that moment’s stillness. I also love the uninhibited dance moves towards the end of a reception!
Best piece of advice you can give to brides and grooms? Don’t sweat the small stuff. Always remember this day is about you, your fiancé, and the Lord. Do your research when booking vendors, sleep on it, and don’t hire on a whim!
Dream travel destination? Amalfi Coast, Italy
Favorite Southern city? Is it cheesy to say Fairhope?
Early bird or night owl? A little bit of both, I love coffee!
Pie bar or red velvet cake? Red velvet cake
Pottery Barn or Anthropologie? Pottery Barn
Succulents or peonies? Peonies