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The Gardens of Cranesbury View Wedding :: Lauren & David

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!

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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

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The Knot Magazine Texas Wedding Feature with Tres Events

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!

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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

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Vintage Villas Wedding on Lake Austin :: Victoria & Nate

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!

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AUSTIN WEDDING VENDORS :: Ceremony and Reception Venue & Catering: Vintage Villas // Planner: Thirty Day Dash // Wedding Dress :: Stone Cold Fox // Hair & Makeup: Lola Beauty // Florals: Copper & Birch // Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes // DJ: Toast Entertainment // Austin Wedding Photography: Cory Ryan Photography
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Intimate Wedding at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center :: Jenny & Mike

Jenny & Mike envisioned throwing a swanky party with delicious food bites for their guests at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center! Caplan Miller Events helped plan and coordinate the swanky decor (hello amazing gold chair!) & wedding day. We hopped on a golf cart with the couple after their first look and wandered the property to find some amazing and unique portrait locations. Mike most definitely said “HOLY SHIT” when he saw Jenny for the first time… I mean, how could you not? She rocked the hollywood glam like no bride I’ve seen before, thanks to Waterstone Salon and Nisa Nicole Makeup. Instead of a formal ceremony time, the couple gathered in front of a gold and floral backdrop  after the bar opened, and walked to the middle of the crowd, where officiant Spike Gillespie was waiting to perform the wedding. The guests gathered around standing and sitting at dinner tables.  After the ceremony, amazing close-up magician Mio, began captivating small groups at a time. Word of Mouth opened the tables of delicious bites, both savory & sweet, topped by magnificent large floral arrangements by Botanical No. 9. After the endearing toasts by family and close friends, DJ Rich got out the vinyl and took the music from mellow to dance party! The very last photo is the plaque from Jenny’s mom’s memorial bench, located at the Wildflower Center as well. It’s one of the reasons this location was so special to Jenny, and one more reason why they will never forget this perfect day in this magical place! Huge congrats Jenny & Mike!

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AUSTIN WEDDING VENDORS :: Ceremony  & Reception Venue:: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center // Wedding Coordination :: Caplan Miller Events // Florals :: Botanical No. 9 // Magician :: Magic by Mio // Officiant :: Spike Gillespie // Lighting :: FILO // Make-up :: Nisa Nicole // Bridal Hair :: Waterstone Salon // Catering :: Word of Mouth // DJ :: DJ Rich // Austin Wedding Photographer :: Cory Ryan Photography

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Hotel Ella Wedding & Uchiko Dinner Party :: Catherine & Nick

As much as I love the huge wedding celebrations, there is something admittedly very special about the small intimate weddings as well. Catherine and Nick had a family only wedding ceremony in the small side chapel of St. John’s United Methodist Church, followed by a group dinner at the incredible Austin restaurant Uchiko. Catherine & Nick’s day was full of surprises and special touches, beginning with the family bible that Catherine walked down the aisle with. Inside the bible are listed the names of all the family members before her who have also carried it, dating back to her great grandmother’s wedding in 1910. Also tucked inside the bible was a patch of Nick’s mom’s dress. Keeping it a family affair, one of Catherine’s adorable nephews acted as ring bearer as well. After the sweet ceremony and vows, Catherine surprised Nick with an emotional serenade of a song written for him on piano (did you know this beauty was also a composer and piano teacher?!) Catherine choked up a little bit near the end of the song, Nick was crying, as well as most of the family! What a special moment… Afterwards we took family photos and couple’s photos by the church, then went over to Hotel Ella where the couple was staying overnight for some gorgeous veranda photos, then over to Uchiko for toasts and dinner. The vintage topper you see on the cake is also a family heirloom – so many special touches that will make this wedding day so forever memorable! Congrats Catherine & Nick!

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AUSTIN WEDDING VENDORS :: Ceremony :: St. John’s United Methodist Church // Reception :: Uchiko // Overnight accommodations :: Hotel Ella // Austin Wedding Photographer :: Cory Ryan Photography

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