Colorful Modern Cinco De Mayo Wedding at South Congress Hotel Austin

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!

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