The Swoon Event

san diego • austin • dallas

The Swoon Event is a curated, creative wedding show in Austin, Dallas and San Diego. You won't find massive crowds or endless aisles here; just a fresh take on wedding planning with a thoughtful mix of creatives in a welcoming and collaborative setting.

The Swoon Event was created by Amberly Washington of REVELRY, an East Austin creative event studio that crafts a variety of gatherings. With a focus on supporting small businesses, Revelry brings intimacy, community and creativity to everything from large scale events and markets to pop-up dinners and skill-based workshops. 

Each location for The Swoon Event is carefully selected and is near and dear to Amberly's heart. She was drawn to each creative community within these cities because they are incredibly passionate, take great pride in their work and most importantly, cheer each other on.

Located at 2511 East 6th Street, Unit E, the REVELRY studio is perfect for hosting your own gatherings and workshops.


The Swoon Event: 2017 Dates

Guess who's back?  The Swoon Event is heading into its fifth year (whoa), and kicking things off at the most badass venues Dallas, Austin and San Diego have to offer.  We can't wait to bring you another round of fresh wedding inspiration from our pick of wedding creatives and businesses.

If you are a vendor that has something special to offer the world of wed, then we want to hear from you!  Applications are live and available here. If you're interested in attending, then you're in luck because we're interested in having you!  Tickets are on sale now and can be nabbed at this link.

We look forward to bringing you another year of amazing talent and an all around good time.  Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay in the know!

Upcoming Workshops | July

Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy | 07.23 | 11a - 1:30p | ATX

Have you ever wanted to learn modern calligraphy to send out your own stationery cards, wedding invitations, or create keepsake prints for your home? Like most artistic crafts, calligraphy takes time and practice. 

This beginner's workshop will teach you everything you need to get started practicing calligraphy. We will go over different styles, materials needed, technique, basic layouts, and different tricks to make you more successful.

By the end of the workshop, you will have all the tools, worksheets, and instructions necessary to begin practicing your beautiful calligraphy.  Tickets are available here.


Sip + Brunch | 7.23 | 11a - 1p | Weather Up | ATX

Join us for another round of SIP + BRUNCH, a new kind of cocktail workshop featuring our favorite spot - Weather Up! Enjoy tasty brunch bites on their spacious, tree shaded patio as talented and knowledgable bartenders walk you through three cocktail recipes.

Professional bar tools will be provided during the workshop, so you can really mix it up like a pro! As an added bonus, we're providing each guest with a swag bag chockfull of local and handmade goodies, like custom cocktail recipe cards from Emma Gundlach!

Because we want you to get the best experience possible, space is limited. There will no tickets sold at the door, so snag them here before they're gone!

21 and up only


Whiskey + Women | 7.30 | 5-7p | REVELRY | ATX

Join us at our studio for a little camaraderie and an in-depth and interactive whiskey experience led by Taylor and Logan of She + Him Bartending!

During this two-hour shindig, we'll feature whiskey, bourbon, rye and scotch. In between shop talk, you'll get to taste each type, as well as make creative cocktails of your own based on the customized curriculum.

Bar tools will be provided during the workshop, as well as light bites from a local eatery. You will leave with a solid foundation in whiskies, as well as recipes and a list of bar tools needed in order to keep the party going at home!  Snag your tickets here!

TBT: The Swoon SD 2015

After starting The Swoon Event in Dallas and then heading to Austin, we came calling to San Diego in 2015, and it was a match made in heaven. We could not have picked a better location for our first non-Texas Swoon. 2015's event was so magical, we came back this year, and we'll be back again in 2017! Cheers to Moniker Warehouse for providing the intimate setting, and to Let's Frolic Together for the photos from the day. Take a look at all the highlights!

TBT: The Swoon Dallas 2012

We're throwing it all the way back today to the event that started it all, The Swoon Dallas 2012. We couldn't imagine that almost five years later, we would be taking the party all over the country and meeting amazing creatives at every stop.

Thanks to Anna Routh for the great snaps and South Side on Lamar and Janette Kennedy Gallery for being a fantastic backdrop for our inaugural event. We can't wait to be back in Dallas again next year to make the party even bigger and better!

We want to dine on floor cushions inside this tent forever!

Isn't this pink ombre cake just the prettiest?

The bridal fashion was on point!

Ending on a sweet, sweet sugar high!

Stay tuned for upcoming info about dates and locations for 2017 Swoon Events. We can't wait to spill the beans on all the details!

Workshop: Margot Blair Floral

There's a little bright, white studio on the east side that we call home, and it is the perfect little spot for intimate workshops and gatherings. 

We have so many great events coming up on the horizon, but take a look back to our first workshop with Margot Blair Floral in February. Bonnie and Lauren got some great photos of the space in use. 

The studio is the perfect size for groups of 6-16. The space is open and light-filled and able to host creative workshops from calligraphy to cocktail classes to bookclubs. 

Stay up to date with our event calendar here, and we'd love to hear from you to discuss and plan your future workshops and gatherings!

Venue Tour: The Creek Haus

Happy Monday everyone! I had the pleasure of venturing into Dripping Springs last weekend while on bridesmaid duty to scope out The Creek Haus. The task at hand: get a feel for the spacious property, so that we can craft a cohesive palette and vibe for the upcoming spring wedding. 

With lodging available for up to 75 guests, there was no shortage of rustic charm. Each room followed the same palette and theme, but the owners also managed to give each room its own feel by using high-end furniture and finishes. 

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...And for those looking to break free for some peace and quiet, there is an abundance of picturesque outdoor hideaways.  

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We decided to take on the open house where quite a few vendors brought out all the inspo stops. We chatted up new favorites like Petal Pushers and 1778 Photographie, and got the scoop on TSE alum Lucky Dog Coffee's new summer menu.

With so many places to roam and set up shop, it will be interesting to see how it all comes together.  I'll make sure to keep you updated as things progress!

TBT: The Swoon ATX 2015

We're taking a look back today at our 2015 Swoon Event in Austin! The Getaway Motor Club was the perfect setting for our inaugural Austin event, and InkedFingers captured all of the highlights from the day. Take a look at what started it all for us in the ATX!

Brunch + Cocktails = A Match Made in Heaven

We're gearing up for the kickoff to our Brunch + Cocktails series with Weather Up! Join us on June 11th for tasty bites and a hands-on demonstration for three separate cocktail recipes. It's the perfect way to get ready for a summer full of parties, fetes, and backyard bashes!

Get tickets here >>>

(Shout out to Emma Gundlach for the bomb flyer!)

Bride on a Mission

Feeling overwhelmed with wedding planning? Need a little expert guidance on the go?  Then look no further than Bride on a Mission. Author Kendall has made it her duty to help you go from zero to hero crafty bride in no time!


Win a bride and groom outfit courtesy of Armor of God - The Bridal Collection this Saturday at The Swoon Event - Austin!  Tickets are available through tomorrow!  


Here's a little watercolor goodness by Austin vendor Mokse Design!  Come see what they have to offer this Saturday at The Swoon!  

Sherry Sutton Photography #AUSTIN

What a shot!  Come see great pics like this on Saturday with photoography vendor Sherry Sutton Photography!


What better way to beat the chills than to get a nice cup of handcrafted joe from Lucky Lab Coffee?  This mobile coffee bar will be out front Saturday with free samples and full-size drinks for sale! 


Get creative by adding Slavonk and Hortus terrariums to your tablescapes!  They even make THE best gifts for just about anyone! 


Sweetwater Stems and its sweet floral designs will be on full display at #TheSwoonATX!  


Natural light, real moments and unconditional love inspire Emilie Anne Photography, and her work certainly inspires us!  Come see her this Saturday at TheSwoonATX!

Photo Credit: Emilie Ann Photography

Photo Credit: Emilie Ann Photography

Green Lily Bakery #AUSTIN

Get your locally sourced and organic cakes + treats from Green Lily Bakery this weekend!  We can't wait to see what their cooking up!