Magical things can happen when two people meet, fall in love and get married – like a crazy beautiful al fresco soiree at one of Austin’s hippest locations and enough pretty to last a lifetime.  And when those two people happen to be a Mr. and Mrs. that are the epitome of stunning and the lifetime of pretty happens to include beautiful DIY blooms, twinkle lights and a bundle of beyond gorgeous images by Cory Ryan Photography, well.  Magical things happen right here on SMP.  All planned flawlessly by Something to Celebrate, you can see all of the pretty in the full gallery.

From Cory Ryan PhotographyLane and Greg’s intimate summer wedding took place at one of my favorite boutique hotels in Austin, the incomparably hip Hotel Saint Cecilia.  The ceremony was on the front lawn in front of Suite One, and the reception took place in the courtyard behind Suite Four. As the sun started to set, officiant Spike Gillespie tied the knot for the couple in a ring of flower petals under the giant shady live oak tree. An amazing, gluten-free dinner was served family-style by local farm-to-table caterers Royal Fig, who had everyone cleaning their plates. Favors of Lane and Greg’s favorite orange anise marmalade were placed at each place setting. The long rectangular wooden tables were accented with lacy napkins and an assortment of flowers in all shades of yellow — and the DIY flower arrangements were done by the groom’s sister!  The reception music was provided by a local accordion player as homage to Lane’s late grandfather, who also played the accordion. You could tell how much the couple is loved — multiple friends and family members toasted them and retold old times and funny stories for everyone to enjoy. Once the sun when down, we ventured to the hotel pool to shoot Lane and Greg with the gigantic red neon SOUL sign. Then the couple enjoyed a spontaneous last dance and cheering exit to punctuate the perfect ending to the night! Something to Celebrate planned the whole shindig to perfection, and everyone involved really enjoyed the close-knit feeling of their special day.

Wedding Photography: Cory Ryan Photography / Wedding Venue: Hotel Saint Cecilia in Austin, Texas / Event Planning: Something to Celebrate / Floral Design: The Groom’s Sister / Officiant: Spike Gillespie / Catering: Royal Fig Catering /  Wedding Cake: Wild Wood Bake House / Wedding Dress: J.Crew / Bride’s Shoes: Chie Mihara

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