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)