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After having so much fun with Lauren & David at their Seaholm Power Plant engagement session a few months prior, I couldn’t wait to see how their beautiful wedding day would unfold. The Gardens of Cranesbury View in New Braunfels, TX was a new venue for us, so we had fun exploring the beautifully manicured European gardens. With event design by the amazingly talented bride Lauren herself and and coordination by Clearly Classy Events, their wedding day was fun-filled and flawless! From the first time I met Lauren, she said her main wedding goal was to have great time in a room filled with love and laughter, and a relaxed vibe for the day! I love that plan!
It was particularly special that both the bride and groom had their young sons as part of the wedding party. In addition to the couple celebrating their new found love, this wedding was also the celebration of two young boys becoming brothers! Right after the ceremony vows, Lauren & David presented a small, sweet speech to their kids as well. They are beyond cute!
The sky high floral arrangements & stunning table runner garlands by Flora Fetish, combined with vintage china and goblets created a total wow factor for guests entering the reception area. I am loving the elevated floral trend, as it’s both practical (you can talk to the person across the table from you without peering around a giant centerpiece) and it makes a big statement visually as well! The head table backdrop with florals and monogram were a perfect way to emphasis the bride and groom’s table. Austin Pro DJ brought the party to the dance floor (as usual) and everyone had a blast dancing until it was time for the grand glow wand exit!
Austin Wedding Vendors :: Ceremony & Reception Venue:: The Gardens of Cranesbury View // Wedding Coordination :: Clearly Classy Events // Wedding Design :: Bride Lauren & Luxe Event Decor //Florals :: Flora Fetish // Hair :: Look // Make-up :: Annalisa Rodriguez // Rentals :: Luxe Event Decor // Catering :: Kalo Catering // Cake :: Serendipity Cakes // DJ :: Austin Pro DJ // Invitations and Stationery :: Simply Personal // Video :: ATX Wedding Video // Austin Wedding Photographer :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Hooray, it’s finally here! The newest issue of The Knot Texas Magazine Spring/Summer 2019 issue is out on shelves now, so run and buy one if you are engaged and looking for inspiration from around the great state of Texas. And peek below for a very special wedding with Tres Events at The Addison Grove, a top luxury wedding venue located in Dripping Springs, TX. And huge thanks to an amazing vendor team for making the day run smoothly & creating an exquisitely photographable day! We are so proud to work with you, and to get the honor of this Texas wedding being published with you!
Austin Wedding Vendors :: Ceremony & Reception Venue:: Addison Grove // Wedding Design & Coordination :: Brock & Co. Events / Tres Events // Flowers :: Botanical No. 9 / Tres Events // Draping :: Unique Designs & Events // Make-up :: Avery Allen // Bridal Dress :: Monique Lhuillier // Bridesmaid Dresses :: Show Me Your Mumu // Catering :: Contigo Catering // Food Styling :: Melody’s Joy // Cake :: Polkadots // Additional Desserts :: Tiny Pies // DJ :: Dan Gentile // Band :: Matchmaker // Dancers :: Summit Lion Dance Team // Lighting :: FILO Productions // Invitations and Stationery :: Anibella Ink + Paper // Austin Wedding Photographer :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Erin & Tom are incredibly near and dear to my heart! I had the pleasure of getting to know them over the year leading up to their big day while photographing their engagement & bridal sessions. So by the time their wedding weekend arrived on Cinco De Mayo, we were old friends! I feel like when you have a holiday wedding, you really have to embrace it and blow the roof off! Their Cinco De Mayo wedding was literally everything you could hope for (and more!). Complete with colorful floral centerpieces by Bouquets of Austin, a neon wall sign declaring “The Cliffords, Est. 2018”, giant paper flowers, custom papel picado with their names strung along the ceiling, specialty margarita bars, taco hats, sombreros & flower headbands… you name it and this wedding had it! There was no detail unturned, and Pearl Events made sure the entire day was exquisitely decorated and planned!
We started off the day with the lovely bridesmaids in their matching on-theme embroidered shirts, while Lipservice XO got all the ladies looking fabulous in the gorgeous South Congress Hotel suite overlooking the outdoor pool! The girls then changed into their gorgeous mint off the shoulder bridesmaid dresses from Show Me Your Mumu. Erin’s mom got her changed into her stunning dress (can you believe the back and side details?!), then Erin’s dad was treated to an emotional first look with his daughter.
The ceremony took place outside in the courtyard, with a modern circular ceremony arch for the backdrop. Placed at each chair were a rainbow of colorful maracas with a tag reading “Shake On The Kiss”. As the couple exited their wedding ceremony, everyone shook their maracas in celebratory glee! Then guests enjoyed an al fresco cocktail hour by the pool, with T & C initials floating on the top of the aqua blue water, while we took couple’s photos around the exquisitely modern hotel. Matchmaker Band got everyone on the dance floor, and Pearl Events passed out fun themed dance floor props for everyone. The light up wands were a huge hit, and made for some fun and dance shots! The cakes were also in theme, and truly exceptional. The 2nd cake of their dog George in a sombrero was so perfect & literally looked exactly like him!!!
I’d also like to give a special shout out to awesome mother of the bride Debbie (for being one of the coolest moms ever!) and Austin wedding planner Jen Seals with Pearl Events (for always designing and planning exceptional wedding days for her couples!). Thank you to Erin & Tom for allowing me the honor of documenting your colorful Cinco De Mayo wedding at South Congress Hotel!
Austin Wedding Vendors :: Ceremony & Reception Venue:: South Congress Hotel // Wedding Coordination :: Pearl Events // Flowers :: Bouquets of Austin // Paper Flowers :: Kitsch Event Styling // Hair & Make-up :: Lip Service XO // Wedding Dress :: Martina Liana // Bridesmaid Dresses :: Show Me Your Mumu // Catering :: South Congress Hotel // CAKE & DESERTS :: SWEET TREETS BAKERY // Ceremony Strings :: Terra Vista Strings // Band :: Matchmaker // Lighting :: Ilios // Invitations & Signage :: The Inviting Pear // Austin Wedding Photographer :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY
First of all, huge thanks to Victoria & Nate for allowing me the honor of photographing your Vintage Villas wedding! This gorgeous couple met on the dating app Bumble, so the groom threw a nod to the app via his bumble bee tie and the groomsmen bee socks. I love how many of today’s couples are meeting online! Once Victoria put on her Stone Cold Fox wedding dress, there was no doubt that she was exactly that!
On big occasions such as weddings, it’s only natural to want to be surrounded by a circle of your closest family members. Unfortunately Nate’s father passed, and had left a hole in his heart on big days such as this. Knowing this, Victoria tirelessly searched for an old copy of his dad’s signature from old receipts. Once she found it, she had his signature turned into a custom pin, which she then gifted Nate on the wedding day. Nate was clearly beside himself and couldn’t help but cry. (Yes, I cried too, but I kept it together enough so that I could keep my viewfinder focused!) The signature pen was truly one of the most thoughtful gifts that I’ve seen given on a wedding day.
Nate’s sister acted as officiant with a hilarious “Officiating for Dummies” binder in hand, with the gorgeous Lake Travis views of Vintage Villas in the background. The couple even changed their wedding date so that she could officiate, as she found out she was pregnant and expecting a baby right before the prior date. So the adorable baby came to the wedding at just a few months old!
Instead of the typical three layer wedding cake, the couple choose an alternative dessert – a yummy bundt cake topped with “Mr <3 Mrs”, plus a table full of different flavored mini bundts. The DJ kept this crazy crowd on the dance floor all night long – they even extended the night past the original end time to have more time to dance! Check out the awesome photo of the groom doing the worm!!!
A sparkler exit acted as the wedding finale, as the couple strutted from their reception into married life! Check out this feature on Austin Wedding Day for more photos!
The bride, Ashley, describes her dream wedding day as a “cocktail party festival on a farm”. Taking place on Halloween weekend, and planned by Events Boutique, this fall Austin farm wedding was a stunner. Ashley got ready with her girls in the property’s house, and teared up several times as the emotions began to build. After her hair and make-up by Kiss N Make-Up was perfected, she slipped into her cap sleeve, beaded & lace wedding dress (complete with something blue undies). Her first look with David was definitely a tear jerker, but the happiness and hugs prevailed. We wandered the farm property for some joyful and romantic couple’s photos before guests began to arrive. One especially hilarious moment, seen below, was when the tequila donkey’s arrived. As they were being loaded off the trailer for their wedding appearance, we heard “HEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWWW!” so loud that we all just spontaneously died laughing. Such perfect smiles!!! The donkeys later wandered around the reception wearing sombreros and Mexican blankets while passing out shot glass necklaces and shots.
After photos, the ceremony began in front of the giant circular floral ceremony arch designed to perfection by Zinnia & Co, with the farm itself serving as the backdrop while the sun began to set. The bridesmaids all picked green dresses of their own choosing, which created a flattering array of complimentary hues to the lush greenery surrounding them. The stylishly eclectic florals paired with green vintage wine goblets created a stunning visual combo, while twinkle lights criss crossed above the couple while they dined al fresco on long dark-wood farm bench tables. In a hilarious turn of events, the couple was toasted from guests who climbed up into a children’s tree house from above. Ha! Huge congratulations to Ashley & Dave, and thank you for allowing me the honor of documenting your wedding day!
PS – And I’m not the only one that LOVES this wedding. Be sure to check out the 7 Centerpieces blog feature on this wedding as well!
AUSTIN WEDDING VENDORS :: Ceremony & Reception Venue:: Rain Lily Farm // Wedding Coordination :: Events Boutique // Florals :: Zinnia & Co. // Make-up :: Kiss N Make-Up // Catering :: El Locavore Catering // CAKE & DESERTS :: Blue Note Bakery // Tequila Donkeys: Ralph Fisher’s Photo Animals // Rentals: Premiere Event Rentals // Austin Wedding Photographers :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY
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