Star Hill Ranch wedding. Star Hill Ranch is just on the edges of Austin and it has a great setup with lots of old buildings, a main street style space and then a beautiful ceremony site under the trees. I’m sure there are many different ways to do weddings at this venue but I really enjoyed the setup of this one. The women had a house to get ready in, the men had a bar to get ready in, and the reception area had a house, a big porch and a yard. The ceremony site had pretty green trees and grass and the white flower petals that lined the aisle added a great texture to the ceremony site. I’ve known the bride (and every single one of her bridesmaids) since high school and some of them since elementary! It was really fun to show up to a wedding and already know everyone’s name. Katie kept everything very straight forward for her wedding day plans. The wedding party arrived, got dressed, took some photos, had a wedding ceremony and then it was toasts, first dance and a party, complete with a special delivery from Whataburger at 10:00 p.m. Did I mention the bride grew up in Corpus Christi, the birthplace of Whataburger?
The Corpus Christi Art Center is a great place to have a Corpus wedding. It is located near the Corpus Christi Marina, has wonderful indoor space and a grand courtyard. Rachel and Nick had a large wedding with purple accents and lots of personalized details. The groom and groomsmen had boutonnieres that were made out of fishing hooks and feathers, so they looked like fishing lures without being too straightforward. The brides’s dress from Sposa Bella Bridal Boutique also had feathers that made a beautiful sweetheart neckline. Rachel and the bridesmaids got ready at the Omni Hotel and then went to the Art Center to put on the dress and the finishing details. The ceremony took place in the courtyard and it allowed for plenty of room for guests to watch the ceremony. Razzle Dazzle provided the decorations and I was very fond of the backdrop that stood behind the bride and the groom during the ceremony. After the ceremony the entire wedding party went to the park beside the Art Center for formal photos. This couple gave me a lot of time for formals and it made the day less hectic and we were able to take a lot of beautiful photos of the couple on their wedding day. The reception took place in the courtyard and had live music that everyone enjoyed. At the end of the night the bride and the groom left The Art Center under confetti thrown by family and friends. After the confetti exit the couple then went down to the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and got on a sail boat and took a cruise around the marina for a magical end to their wedding day!
This Vintage Villas wedding was beautiful. Charlie and Nancy chose Vintage Villas on Lake Travis for their wedding in late October and that can be a gamble. The weatherman smiled and it was wonderful weather on their wedding day. We had clear blue skies for their ceremony, which took place over looking the lake under the gazebo. The toasts, cake cutting and first dance were all timed perfectly. The guests simultaneously enjoyed the gorgeous sunset and the wedding reception festivities from their tables in the Sunset Room. [As a side note, I don't always eat wedding cake but theirs smelled amazing. It was so good I tracked down their coordinator to ask who made it so I could recommend the bake shop to other couples. Turns out it was from Walton's Fancy and Staples! I often meet with my couples at this cute downtown Austin coffee shop because it is easy to get to and has great coffee. I was surprised because when I met with Charlie and Nancy at Walton's for our pre-wedding meeting, I had no idea they were also doing cake tasting.] A friend of the bride did the DJing for the reception. All of the wedding guests enjoyed dancing until the bubble exit at the end of the night. The couple traveled back to Texas from out of state and their entire wedding day, from beginning to end, was filled with their close friends and family and everything went smoothly. I shot my first Vintage Villas wedding almost 5 years ago and I still always enjoy shooting there and working alongside the awesome folks that make it flow so smoothly!
Andrea and Cole had a great wedding day. Their wedding mass took place at St. Catherine of Siena Austin and their reception was at Saengerrunde Hall in downtown Austin. Andrea chose gray and white as her wedding colors and chose really practical but appropriate bridesmaids dresses from J. Crew. During the wedding mass it was a nice juxtaposition of the white and gray next to the colorful mural behind the altar. After the ceremony we quickly took the necessary family portraits and then headed to downtown Austin. Heavenly Day Events helped coordinate everything and by the time we arrived with the wedding party the guests were already drinking, eating and enjoying the reception. This reception had a lot of families, old and young. It was fun to see everyone laughing and joking around the dance floor. The confetti exit at the end of the night was a super fun end to a really nice wedding. Congratulations Andrea and Cole!