Johnell Huebner’s clients wanted the guests at their 2017 wedding reception “to feel like they were stepping off the back patio and overlooking a gorgeous estate.” The owner of Clearly Classy Events, based in Austin, Texas, brought that vision to life under a clear 50-by-100-foot Losberger structure installed by Whim Hospitality, Dripping Springs, Texas, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa. A narrow path to the site required strategically timed deliveries for the installation, and the clear tent meant that climate control measures would be necessary for the March nuptials, just in case the Texas heat decided to join the celebration.
Color and texture
The bride wanted the reception space to feature color, texture, modern elements and a wow factor. Huebner softened the space with drapes and brought in wood elements alongside acrylic. “This was intentional to give [the bride] the texture she craved and to keep it super modern,” she says. “The color speaks for itself. We did not hold back on bringing a color palette that would dazzle the eyes.” In addition to the main tent, Whim Hospitality supplied the chairs, linens and five smaller support tents. “Choosing the chairs and furniture was really fun because we wanted to drop in some modern elements, but keep it feeling warm and inviting,” Huebner says.
Huebner’s favorite aspect of the decor was the head table with the stage behind it. “All of the elements are pictured here,” she says. “The texture with the wooden floors, the boxwood backdrop, the acrylic box running across the front of the stage and the gold chameleon chairs, the color that brightens everything and the blue skies peeking through the fabric and lighting. It’s just perfect.” Guests agreed—they had the time of their lives, and even had to be prodded to leave at the end of the night so that the strike could start, Huebner says. “This event was one for the record books. We were all very happy about the result,” she adds.