Hotel Van Zandt Wedding by Austin Wedding Photographers
This fearlessly fun couple from San Diego traveled with their closest friends and family (quite a few of them!) to Austin, Texas for their wedding day. I got a glimpse of how much fun the bride and groom would be to work with when they told me their love story started at a silent disco! These two definitely know how to live it to the fullest together. And their wedding day represented their awesome personality from start to finish, just as it should be.
The big day
After the “getting ready” photos, I met them in the hotel mezzanine to capture their private and heartfelt first look. They cried happy tears as they saw each other for the first time, ready to step out in this new adventure together. I enjoyed taking all the creative, modern couple’s portraits around hotel—there were so many great backdrops and photo opportunities! Check out those romantic, edgy closeups in front of the fire.
After relaxing and getting into a groove together, it was time for the ceremony. Their personal vows made even the most stoic guests shed a tear. Amy shared story about how John proposed on her father’s birthday (who was incredibly missed on her wedding day—you will see several toasts to the sky for him and a bouquet charm with his photo & handkerchief on it.)
Next, it was time to get their dance moves on. This group knew how to party—easily one of the best receptions I’ve attended. I don’t think anyone left early. John’s dad broke his foot and was stuck maneuvering a scooter with a hot pink cast, but he didn’t let that stop him from getting out on the dance floor a few times (definitely made for some hilarious pictures).
If you’re familiar with the trend, they got ICED at their own wedding reception (thank you to wedding planner Jen & Smirnoff)! Amy & John took it all in stride, dropped to one knee, and took it like champs! To keep up the energy for dancing (or even breakdancing), they served ice cream sandwiches at reception.
And for the finale, Amy and John took advantage of the hundreds of white balloons for a photo op during their reception, and then used them for their final exit! It was stunning.
Thanks to the spectacular event planners Pearl Events, one of the best DJs from Austin Pro DJ, beautiful florals from Bouquets of Austin, and hair & makeup by Adore, everything went off without a hitch for this epic destination wedding. In every wedding package, we include a gorgeous slideshow set to music of highlights from the day. Click here to view the Hotel Van Zandt wedding slideshow.
Austin Wedding Vendors :: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Catering:: Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt // Wedding Design & Coordination :: Jen Seals with Pearl Events // Florals :: Bouquets of Austin // Hair & Make-up :: Adore // Ceremony Music:: Terra Vista Strings // Rentals :: Whim Hospitality // Lighting :: Ilios // Ice Cream Sandwich Bar :: Moojo // DJ :: Austin Pro DJ // Austin Wedding Photographer :: CORY RYAN PHOTOGRAPHY
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