I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Longhorns in Love


Well, that was a short summer break! I’m headed back to Austin today to start my last year of school. I’m having a little bit of a hard time staying present since I’m so excited about finally being able to apply to jobs this year (this coming from the girl who finished her college applications the summer before senior year even started!), so for today, I decided to combine my present (going to the University of Texas) with my future (hopefully a heck of a lot more of what you see on this blog). This inspiration board was designed with Longhorn college sweethearts in mind! Collegiate-themed weddings can be even tackier than fall-colors-and-pumpkins weddings (my pet peeve), so the key here is subtlety. UT burnt orange serves as an accent and inspiration rather than a jarring color theme, and contrasted with other orange and peach hues, I think it could be pulled off beautifully. And of course, this is Austin, so anything unique and different goes!

{Shoes: via Jak & Jil| Peach centerpieces: Lisa Lefkowitz via Snippet and Ink| Groom: Silvana Difranco via Style Me Pretty| H2Orange water bottles: Photography by Vanessa via Style Me Pretty| “The Eyes of Texas” cake: Carlea J Photography via Style Me Pretty| Austin welcome tote: via Southern Weddings| Ginger Basil Grapefruit Spritzer: via Joylicious| Peach flowers: source unknown–please tell me if you know!!}

Other than those Miu Miu slingbacks and the stunning peach centerpieces, my favorite thing on this board is definitely the cake. A collegiate cake becomes elegant when you have the words to the alma mater or fight song piped around the layers!

I’ll be getting settled in tomorrow, but I’ll be back on Thursday with a fabulous gown, as usual. Hook ’em!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    very nice! burnt orange is not my favorite color (sorry) but this inspiration board makes it cute!

  2. Too cute!! Perfect for longhorn alumni.

    Love the new blog look!! So swoony.

  3. Lena says:

    This is such a sweet theme–and a perfect inspiration board!

  4. Kristen says:

    omg the cake is my favorite.


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