I really wish that I was half as cool as this couple. From the fashion to the venue, every little bit of style that they chose is just so freaking cool. It makes me a little bit jealous actually. But not jealous enough to stop myself from completely gushing and going on and on about just how much I love them. Ashley and Drew tied the knot this past November at Laguna Gloria Art Museum in beautiful Austin, Texas. With the goal of bringing in their arts background and their modern but eclectic style, the wedding turned out to be a study in effortless chic. Oh and the photographs by Jennifer Lindberg really take it to an entirely new level.
When we got engaged in January of 2009, we were not really sure what we wanted our wedding to be like. We knew we wanted to be outdoors. We debated about where to get married but we knew we wanted something modern and somewhat non-traditional. I am from the Big Bend area and we both love it there, but when we decided that we wanted a larger wedding. We knew Austin was a better choice. We love it here and it is more convenient for travel. We ended up working with Amy Mader from Platinum Weddings and Events. She was great and really helped us find vendors that fit our style. We have always liked simple, clean, yet elegant design and that was kind of the basic theme for everything we chose. Laguna Gloria was a pretty easy choice for us. We are both artists, so the art was a great appeal, and it is obviously beautiful. We were really fortunate to get the last available date for the year, November 28.
We chose to use ivory, graphite and black for our colors, because we felt it would help us carry out our elegant and modern vision. I have always loved greys and neutral colors are pretty versatile. We had seen some flowers that we loved at Uchi many months prior but we did not know their name. We later found out that they were Scabiosa pods, so the idea for our flower arrangements started there. After talking with Jean Gabbay of Gunn & Rose Design, we were really drawn to their architectural and sculptural influence. I had gathered pictures of flowers I liked and Gunn & Rose were amazing in bringing them all together. We wanted a hand gathered look that was still elegant and modern. We loved our flowers very much.
I wanted to mention that the ceremony music was really a reflection of our style as well. Will Taylor from Strings Attached arranged instrumental versions of songs from some of our favorite artists: Nick Drake, Joseph Arthur and Bon Iver. We were really excited about that. Also, having a background in photography myself and with Drew and I both being artists, we had high expectations for a photographer. We picked Jenn Lindberg for her style and creative approach. We are really happy with the photographs and feel that they captured everything wonderfully. Word of Mouth did an amazing job catering. They really worked with us on the menu. We wanted to use natural hormone free meats and as much local produce as possible. They found out what kinds of foods we like and created a wonderful and unique menu that reflected our love for Mediterranean, Asian, Indian food, etc. but kept it simple enough to appeal to everyone.
Vendor Credits: Photography: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings / Getting ready Venue: Hotel St. Cecilia / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Laguna Gloria Art Museum / Planner, Amy Mader: Platinum Weddings / Catering: Word of Mouth Catering / Paper: Alegra’s Invitations / Lighting and Production: First In Last Out Productions / Recycling: Wandering Recycling / Rentals & Tents: Marquee Event Group / Floral: Gunn and Rose Floral / Make up: Rae Cosmetics / Chair rentals: Premiere Party Central / Cake: The Cake Plate / Groom’s Cake: Blue Note Bakery / Reception Music: Skyrocket Band / Antique Car: Transportation Consultants / Ceremony Musicians: Strings Attached