Two Weddings by Something To Celebrated - Published!

Monday mornings are great when you wake up to not one, but TWO Something To Celebrate weddings being published. :) We love what we do, and it's just the cherry on top when other wedding pros recognize what we do as excellence. Thank you!

Weddings to Celebrate :: Sarah and Dane at Mercury Hall, Austin

I had so much fun working on Sarah and Dane's wedding. I was honored to help this sweet couple with the design and day-of execution of their wedding. It was recently featured on The Knot - enjoy some of my favorite moments below, captured by Jennifer Weems. :)

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Cast of Vendors:
Design and Coordination: Something To Celebrate, Jessica Moore
Venue: Mercury Hall
Caterer: Word of Mout
Florist: Last Petal 
Photographer: Jennifer Weems  
Rentals: Marquee
Lighting: ILD

Engagements to Celebrate: Jillian & Chad

Jillian and Chad are getting married this coming November at Mercury Hall. I just couldn't resist sharing these absolutely gorgeous photos from their engagement shoot at Le San Michele with Taylor Lord Photography. I'm so excited to work with Taylor and with this sweet couple!

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Don't you love that red dress!?!

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Weddings to Celebrate: Kate & Cavan

Kate and Cavan got married last September at Mercury Hall. Cavan is Louisiana born and bred and plays in a Cajun band and Kate is a photographer who owns a boudoir photography boutique here in town (translation: fun people!). Their wedding was all about the party and celebrating with the people they love most. From the bright, saturated colors to the music by Dale Watson (with a song by Cavan and his band mate, of course), every detail reflected their vibrant and fun-loving personalities.

It was a blast working with Kate and her mom (who reminded me so much of my own mom!), and I hope y'all had the best time.

Thank you for letting me be a part of such a fun day. I wish you many joyful days ahead!


Groom's cake? Warm cookies and milk shots!

Cast of Vendors:
Coordinator: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Catering and Rentals: Rosemary's Catering
Photographer: Briana Purser
Videographer: Justin Browne
Ceremony Music: Warren Hood and Colin Gilmore
Reception Music: Dale Watson
Florist: Last Petal
Cake: Michelle's Patisserie
Get-Away Car: 4Leaf Limo

Weddings to Celebrate: Christie & Patrick

Christie and Patrick had the most cheerful, fun wedding! The bright color palette and fun chevron pattern were perfect in the white space of Mercury Hall. The couple chose to do a small plates dinner that freed the guests to focus on conversation and allowed them to enjoy the indoor and outdoor spaces of the venue. Christie worked hard to incorporate special elements such as banners in the yellow and white palette and a hand-made backdrop for the photobooth that made the day feel personal. Then the dancing started...this crowd likes to jam! I love it when people have a good time:)
Christie and Patrick, it was so much fun working with y'all and I wish you many days of happiness ahead!

Aren't these flowers happiness-making?


Cast of Vendors:
Coordination: Katie Netherton, Something to Celebrate
Catering: Royal Fig
Florist: Last Petal
Photographer: Kathryn Krueger
Videographer: Crescent Video
Rentals: Premiere and Marquee
Lighting: Atomic Picnic

Engagements to Celebrate: Kate & Cavan

These two could not be cooler. Kate is the co-owner and photographer at Peekaboo Boudoir here in Austin, so you know she chose a super-cool photographer to capture their special day. Briana Purser, people. It's refreshing to see work that is intriguing, artsy and edgy, all at the same time. She has a unique vibe going on, and I'm digging it!
For their engagement session, they chose to shoot at Bastrop State Park, and I think it turned out great. I am so excited to work with Briana in September at Mercury Hall, AND so excited to share in Kate and Cavan's day.

This photo sums Kate up: laughing and smiling all the time! What fun clients I have!

Oh Happy Day!

When I first met Liz, I liked her instantly. She had great style. And she also had the largest planning binder I had ever seen. From Colin Cowie to Martha to In Style Weddings, she had pages torn out of every wedding magazine and book and blog under the sun. And as I learned during the wedding toasts, this wedding binder had become quite infamous in this couple's relationship. I never heard.. but I fully expect that her ginormous binder was thrown into Lady Bird Lake post-wedding :)

Like so many brides, Liz had been planning her wedding ever since she was a little girl. Only this wedding was going to be a little different -- meet the lovely Carrie. Together Liz and Carrie (okay... mostly Liz) worked with us all the way from Boston to create a very special commitment ceremony celebration.

I know I say this about all of my weddings, but this was one of my favorites!! Liz and Carrie have stellar taste. I loved the monochromatic palette and clean modern elements we incorporated into this eco-chic celebration. From the succulents to their oh-so-cute choreographed first dance to their fabulous pink shoes, this wedding was super stylish and so much fun for all their guests. And so fun to plan!

Every element in their wedding told a story -- their favorite Austin hangout (the Hotel San Jose) inspired the agave on their stationery, the tables were named after the couple's many vacations and the specialty drinks were favorite family recipes.

It was a great night. Lots of laughter, happy tears and yummy cupcakes! Cortney and I have said MANY times since this wedding that we have never seen a group with so much love.

When I look back at Liz and Carrie's wedding program, I am struck by the last paragraph:

"We were legally married in Massachusetts on June 20th, 2008. We look forward to the day when our union, and those like it, will be recognized and legal throughout the United States and the world."

Well said, ladies.

I am so thankful we could be a part of this special day.


Photos courtesy (many thanks, Melanie!!) of Melanie West Photography.

Jenna and Cris

I knew this was going to be an interesting couple with the bride being a down-home Texan and the groom from Romania! But I would have never guessed that we would have so much in common. Ken and I really enjoyed getting to know this couple and the friendship that has resulted. I was so honored when Jenna thanked me in her toast at the reception. Lots of love, Cris and Jenna!


Photos courtesy of EverAfter Images.

Lyzz and Josh

EVERYTHING about today was beautiful - the wedding, the weather, the bride and groom, the music, even the guests. I'm actually a little sad that we won't get to plan together anymore!
Everyone seemed to have a really great time. It was so great to work with these friends and families - all just as fabulous and Lyzz and Josh. Lots of laughing, lots of happy tears. Truly a touching Fathers Day wedding and we were so honored to be a part of it. Congratulations Lyzz and Josh!