Weddings to Celebrate: Katie + Jonathan's Villa Del Lago Wedding

 
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Katie and Jonathan’s Villa Del Lago wedding was absolutely incredible! Despite mother nature’s attempt (and subsequent success) to rain on the wedding day, we made the best of a dreary situation and everything turned our beautifully! Really, if you’re going to have to go to Plan B we hope it’s with gorgeous canopies of lights just like these tents. STUNNING.

There were so many things we loved about this wedding.

First, we have to talk about Katie’s gorgeous dress. She looked stunning. The low V neckline, sparkling fabric and intricate appliqué detail made this a jaw-dropping statement piece that she absolutely radiated in. It was 100% made for her! Jonathan’s expression when he saw Katie for the first time confirmed that this statement-making gown was everything and more than they could ever could have expected or hoped for!

Another thing that we adored about Katie and Jonathan’s wedding day was the floral! The moon arch for the ceremony was perfection. The circular shape has beautiful symbolism and creates the perfect “frame” for vows, and later photos. The personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, flower crowns) were darling- fluffy and full white + blush blooms with touches of greenery. All of the florals created an elegant, inviting ambiance that worked wonderfully at Villa Del Lago.

There are so many details that were customized to this sweet couple.

  • The colorful design of the stationery was a nod to Jonathan’s heritage, along with the wall of Swedish candy.

  • Each food station was themed to reflect a favorite restaurant of Katie and Jonathan’s, and they even designed and built them themselves (with the help of some very talented and generous friends)!

And the personal touches didn’t stop there - the ceremony was officiated by one of Katie’s dear friends (an Austin judge) and the cake was made by Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez, and proclamations were delivered at dinner by Mayor Adler, Senator Watson, and Congressman Doggett.

Lastly (although, we truly could go on and on about these two & their big day) is the endless and bountiful laughter shared by everyone. Katie smiled non-stop. Her laughter is absolutely contagious and it’s no doubt that genetics plays a big roll. Her parents are just the sweetest and were overjoyed for this union. They know (as well as everyone else) that this two are perfectly matched. We aren’t sure who giggled, laughed and grinned more, but it sure did feel good to be in their presence.

We loved working with Katie, Jonathan, their friends + family on every step of the design and planning to bring their wedding day to fruition. We also helped Katie & Jonathan with their rehearsal dinner: at Lucy’s on the Lake (more on that later)!

Wedding Hashtag: #Swedehearts

Cast of Austin Wedding Vendors

Venue: Villa Del Lago (@Villadellagoatx)

Officiant: Hon. Amy Meachum

Caterer: DNA Events (@dnaeventsaustin) featuring El Chilito, La BBQ, and Pappadeaux

Alcohol: Spec’s

Coffee: Riser

Cake: Sheriff Sally Hernandez

Florist: Last Petal (@lastpetalfloralstudio)

Photographer: Heather Curiel (@heathercuriel)

Music: Matchmaker Band (@matchmakerband)

Rentals: Premiere Events (@premiereeventsaustin)

Tents: Marquee Tents (@marqueeatx)

Lighting: ILIOS Lighting Design (@ilios_lighting)

Draping: Unique Design Events (@unique_design_and_events_)

Transportation + Valet: Transportation Consultants (@transportationconsultants)

Hair + Makeup: LoLa Beauty (@lolabeautyatx)

Photobooth: Oh Happy Day Booth (@ohhappydaybooth)

Comfort Station: Valet Restrooms, LLC

Fans: Sunbelt Rentals

Flower Girl Wagon: Bee Lavish (@beelavishvintage)

Stationery: The Inviting Pear (@the_inviting_pear)

Weddings to Celebrate: Emily + Ross' Lakeway Resort and Spa Wedding

Emily and Ross’ Lakeway Resort and Spa wedding was one of the most joyful days we’ve ever had the pleasure of planning/coordinating. Seriously, this couple is SO nice and Emily is one of the happiest people we’ve ever met. Emily and Ross were so genuinely excited to get married. They spent almost the entire day grinning ear to ear. It was awesome!

Austin Wedding Venue

The Lakeway Resort has a stunning view, gorgeous grounds and amazing staff- which was just icing on the cake for us (and our couple). They have plenty of indoor space (over 24,000 square feet) with panoramic views of Lake Travis. They boast a “rustic chic” vibe, but we think it can be transformed into just about anything with the right team!

Want to see some candid shots of the day? Check out their hashtag #HappilyEverHerbst!

Cast of Austin Wedding Vendors

Coordinator: Something to Celebrate

Venue: Lakeway Resort & Spa

Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

Florist: Bouquets of Austin

Photographer: Christina Carroll

Ceremony Music: Live Oak Trio

Band: Memphis Soul

Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals

Lighting: JSAV

Hair/MakeUp: Katy Reddell Beauty

Photobooth: Oh Happy Day Booth

Weddings to Celebrate: Jordan + Nick's Hotel Ella Wedding

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Jordan and Nick’s Hotel Ella wedding was the sweetest southern celebration with countless timeless touches. These two have such warm, loving personalities and working with them was a breeze! Not only did they choose one of our favorite venues for their ceremony + reception, but they worked with some of our favorite vendors too (Spacecraft Entertainment always knows how to keep the party moving)!

The timeless wedding got a modern POP of color from the prettiest purple shade - it was incorporated in the bridesmaid’s dresses and men’s ties. Otherwise, they kept is classic with lots of white, touches of grey, gold and greenery. Jordan’s monochromatic white bouquet included lush peonies and huge ranunculus- a combination that we obsess over every time. Truly gorgeous!

Some of our favorite details- the scarves on every other ceremony chair (although it doesn’t look like it, it was a CHILLY day), the monogram detail on the bridesmaid’s prep PJs and the miniature pies at each place setting for the favors.

Be sure to watch Jordan + Nick’s awesome video by Ladybird! We highly recommend getting a videographer for the big day- it’s always so much fun to see the wedding played back. It goes so darn fast!

Cast of Austin Wedding Vendors:

Coordinator: Something To Celebrate

Austin Wedding Venue: Hotel Ella

Officiant: Mike Rinehart

Desserts: Sweet Treets Bakery

Florist: Exquisite Petals

Photographer: Angela King Photography

Videographer: Ladybird Studios

Cerem. Music: Terra Vista Strings

Music: Spacecraft Entertainment

Rentals: Whim Hospitality

Transportation: The Gypsy Tailgate

Hair: Kacey Brynne Hair

MakeUp: Lauren Lumsden Makeup

Weddings to Celebrate: Erin + Andy's Prosper House Wedding

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There are few things better for us than meeting a couple that wants a wedding that is quintessentially them. When you aren’t worried about trends or what your best friend did, but what matters to you as a couple, your wedding is going to be exponentially better. Having a vision for how you want it to feel and what you want the day to represent is so very helpful to us as planners! We want to pull those elements in while also using our expertise to guide you along the way for all the things that you might not think about.

Erin and Andy’s wedding was a beautiful culmination of all the things that make them, them. They made our job so easy and were troopers when we had to revert to our back-up rain plan for their ceremony .

Fun fact- this adorable duo lives in Australia, so we didn’t meet in-person until the day before the wedding!

Austin Wedding Venue

From the stunning, minimalistic decor to the epic party bus departure, we’re smitten #allthethings from this Prosper House wedding.

The Prosper House’s main hall is 3,000 square feet with 15 foot tall ceilings- the bright, airy quality makes it perfect for the couple who wants to feel as if they’re outdoors, but would prefer the comfort of a/c! Although they can accommodate up to 220, they’re perfectly suitable for smaller events too.

Be sure to check out the couple' on IG using their wedding hashtag: #waddlemoto

Cast of Austin Wedding Vendors:

Austin Wedding Venue: Prospect House

Officiant: Father of Groom

Austin Caterer: Noble Sandwich

Bar Service: Elevate Bartending

Florist: Last Petal

Photographer: Joslyn Holtfort

Music: FC Media

Transportation: Fly Rides

Hair + Makeup: Lola ATX

Weddings to Celebrate: Kady + Nathan's Brazos Hall Wedding

If it’s appropriate to start a blog post with Oh My Goodness, consider it done! Kady and Nathan’s Brazos Hall wedding was a stunner! These two are so in love and so much fun. Working with this family was a blast. We planned and designed the day, but have to admit that this group had great style already. Taking their vision, sprinkling in a few added details and pulling together the stellar vendor team resulted in the absolute perfect day for them.

The Austin Wedding Venue:

Both ceremony and reception were hosted at Brazos Hall. The ceremony was outside on the covered rooftop deck. The reception was inside the main hall. A classic and clean color palette of white with touches of greenery, copper and warm wood tones worked beautifully for the elegant, industrial venue. The tabletop design included beautiful metallic elements and loads of candlelight. So romantic! The show-stopper, however, was the suspended floral arrangement over the head table. This installation was the centerpiece for the reception and anchored the entire design.

Personal Details:

Kady’s brother happens to be fashion designer, Brandon Maxwell. He designed ALL of the ladies’ attire (including Kady’s dress and her rehearsal jumpsuit, which you can see HERE ). If you’re a fashion focused couple (and even if you aren’t), you’re in for a treat! Brandon dresses the likes of Lady Gaga, Michelle Obama and Kate Middleton, so of course everyone looked AMAZING! All of the ladies wore white, which we just loved. Everyone was uniquely attired and it was a true focal point of the day.

If you want to do some Insta stalking, their wedding hashtag was #wisedupmaxedout!

The below “pre-event” photos are courtesy of Jerry Hayes. We’re pretty obsessed with this design (and have a feeling you might be too), so we didn’t think you’d mind a Wedding Details for Days specific gallery! Now, get to pinning!

Cast of Austin Wedding Vendors:

Full Planning + Design: Something to Celebrate, Jessica

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Brazos Hall

Attire: Brandon Maxwell

Officiant: Friend of family

Caterer: Pink Avocado

Florist: Stems

Photographer: John Winters

Video: Mason Jar Films

Cocktail Hour Entertainment: Isaac Routh

Paper Goods: The Inviting Pear

Reception Music: The Pictures

Rentals: Marquee + Whim

Dance Floor: Mike’s Dance Floors

Lighting: Ilios

Fans: Sunbelt

Hair + Makeup: Adore

Photobooth: Pixster Photo Booths

Pedicab: Capital Pedicab

Bride + Groom’s Instagram: @kadymmaxwell  @n8wise

Weddings to Celebrate: Kelly and Sheldon

I so loved working with this beautiful couple! Kelly sent me this super sweet email a couple of weeks after their February wedding:

Jessica!

We are so so SO incredibly thankful for everything you did to help our wedding be the success that it was. That entire weekend was amazing and we both agree - "the best weekend of our lives!" I would not have survived/enjoyed Saturday without your help. I still don't know if there were any snaffoos because you did an awesome job of handling EVERYTHING! I recently was watching a reality show episode where one of the cast members was getting married and everything just seemed so disorganized, despite having a coordinator. While watching, all I keptthinking was "oh my gosh....I can't even imagine" and thankfully, I did not! You were organized, prompt, detail oriented, and professional the entire process, from the first phone call (before we were even engaged) until Chateau Bellevue was locked up on Saturday night.

Kelly

As always, we're nothing without our vendor team! Here's Kelly and Sheldon's Cast of Vendors: