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Modern Austin Wedding at Prospect House

Weddings are like a page-turning novel to me. Each detail of a couples’ special day is like an enticing chapter I can’t wait to devour. Where did they meet? What did they love? Well, when I can figure all of that out by a single day alone, it’s pretty special. So watching a love story like this one unfold in the prettiest of ways (hello planning from Bird Dog Wedding and gorgeous imagery from Heather Curiel) might just be my favorite thing ever. See all the reasons why in the VAULT.

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From The Bride…Neal and I met as random roommates in an apartment in Boston’s South End. We loved living in New England, but in need for a little adventure we moved south to Austin, Texas on a whim! Austin has been an amazing city to live in, and not long after we arrived Neal (with the help of our puppy, Brady) proposed! We couldn’t wait to show off our new city to our friends and family, so it was only fitting that we invite everyone down to Texas for our wedding.

Picking a venue in Texas was no easy feat. Our style is more modern than Texas-chic, but we wanted our guests to get an authentic Texas experience. Enter: Prospect House. We feel so fortunate to have come across this new venue in the Hill Country- the vibe is very modern-art-gallery-meets-Texas-barn and it was perfect!

Once the venue was set, all of the other details just seemed to fall into place. We kept the vibe very natural and elegant, playing off of the modern, clean lines of the venue. Even picking the dress came easy- I ended up with the very first one I tried on (despite trying on what seemed like hundreds of others)!

Including our friends in our big day was really important to us. Neal and I wrote the entire ceremony, including our own vows, and we had a very dear friend, Mike, officiate. He was ordained online, and having him there made the whole day feel so much more personal and special. We opted for a very small bridal party, but several of my girlfriends served as my “something blue” and sat up in the front row as a good omen.

Because our guests were all coming from out of town, we hosted a big welcome party at Terrace 59 on Congress, we made welcome bags full of Austin-made treats and a map of the local area highlights. Most of our guests made a long weekend out of the trip and took the time to really explore the city, which was exactly what we had hoped they’d do! There’s so much to see.

We wanted everyone to get the most out of their Austin experience, including a meal from a food truck. Dock and Roll drove out to Prospect House on Saturday night to deliver late-night lobster rolls and homemade chips- it was the perfect way to cap off an incredible evening and a great nod to our New England roots.

With the entire day behind us, my advice to future brides is that you opt for a “first look”. Neal and I were set on not seeing each other before the ceremony- he wanted to see me for the first time as I was walking down the aisle. But we had some minor snafus on the big day and by the time we arrived at the venue I knew that the only way I’d calm down was to see him. He’s my person- that’s why we were getting married in the first place. I had our photographer grab him for a quick hallway hug, and it was all I needed to feel excited and ready for the ceremony. The rest of the day was absolutely perfect!

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Photography: Heather Curiel | Event Planning: Bird Dog Wedding | Floral Design: Blackbird Floral | Cake: Green Lily Bakery | Catering: Royal Fig Catering | Makeup: Avery Allen Makeup | Band: Royal Dukes Band | String Quartet: Terra Vista Strings | Venue: Prospect House | Late Night Catering: Dock And Roll Diner

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Ethereal Autumn Wedding at Vista West Ranch

Fall is my favorite. I love everything about the season so it’d be a bit of lie to say fall weddings don’t have a special little spot in my heart. And this masterpiece, captured by Mint Photography, is rising to the top of my list of amazing autumn evidence. From the full color palette to THIS bouquet, I’m jumping ahead a couple seasons and spending today in our Vault with this beauty.

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From Mint Photography… Molly and Ross’ fall wedding in the Texas Hill Country was one for the books. Can we just talk about their amazing style? Everything she chose, from her gown and bouquet to all of the venue decor, was simply amazing. I’ve never seen a more perfect fall/winter color palette incorporated into a wedding so wonderfully! The ambience in the room as the lights dimmed was so warm and inviting, just like this amazing couple. We couldn’t have been more honored to photograph this special day!

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Photography: Mint Photography | Wedding Coordination: Coordinate This | Floral Design: Petal Pushers | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven | Cake: Bird Bakery | Invitations: Elli | Catering: The Peached Tortilla | Makeup: maris malone calderón | makeup artist | Hair: Pearl Austin | Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | DJ: Complete Music | Venue: Vista West Ranch | Bridal Boutique: Serendipity Bridal | Cocktail Menu: Elli | Dinner Menu: Whitney Farnsworth | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Photography Assistance: Emilie Anne Photography | Place Cards: EverLettery | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals | Ring Box: The Mrs Box | Wedding Dress Belt: Untamed Petals

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Multicultural Texas Hill Country Fall Wedding

At SMP, we love when a Bride and Groom incorporates cultural traditions into their wedding day. This handsome groom and beautiful bride did just that, incorporating Persian traditions into the ceremony, Swedish customs into the reception and Southern touches throughout. If that wasn’t special enough, they had incredible vendors including Mint PhotographyPearl Events and Ma Maison. See all the special moments in THE VAULT!

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From Mint PhotographyThis romantic Fall wedding was a fusion of different cultures and overall just a day of pure joy! We’ve never seen a bride smile as big as Carly did and being able to capture that happiness is exactly what we love about photographing this time in people’s lives, and what we loved about this couple!

From Pearl Events…The Sofreh aghd was the table with all of the meaningful items on it and it is a Persian wedding ceremony tradition. During dinner, we had a Swedish Toast Master who was in charge of pulling the people up for toasts throughout dinner. The couple also had a box of wishes that they asked guests to make for them so that they could read them throughout their marriage and even read some during the ceremony.

From the Bride… My husband is Swedish and Persian, and I am from Louisiana and Texas. In our wedding, we used Swedish and Persian traditions to honor my husband’s culture. My southern roots were reflected in our welcoming party and send off, as well as some of the touches we included at Ma Maison. As my family has been in Austin for 24 years, we selected Texas as the appropriate location to get married, and had friends and family fly in from over 30 countries. 

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Photography: Mint Photography | Coordination: Pearl Events Austin | Floral Design: Bouquets of Austin | Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery | Catering: Rosemary's | DJ: Live Oak DJ | Venue: Ma Maison Wedding + Event Venue | Rentals: Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

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