Umm… this wedding? It’s awesome. Awesome in that way that every single Austin wedding we see seems to possess. You know what I am talking about – that crazy cool meets seriously sophisticated meets downright whimsical Austin charm? This wedding has it, and it’s bursting from every last second designed by Ana Louisa Perkins, planned by Country Sugar and captured by Matthew Moore Photography. It’s an Austin charmer from start to finish and it’s what we’re calling a definite must-see. Join me in the gallery for all of the pretty.
From Ana Loisa Perkins… Planning this wedding with Dorothy and Mike was so much fun. The couple wanted a festive but elegant evening and, above all, a great party to celebrate with friends and family. The weather was ideal for the outdoor ceremony, held against a backdrop of bunting that Dorothy had made with her sisters and bridesmaids. Mercury Hall has a peaceful lawn that was perfect for the nuptials and since the ceremony was close to sundown, the whole scene was bathed in a rosy glow. As processional music, friends of the couple played a rendition of Santo and Johnny’s Sleep Walk—romantic and cool at the same time! Hard to pull off. Bubbly Palomas, vintage design elements and pink and yellow floral arrangements all gave the reception a celebratory feeling while the white tent kept it elegant. Instead of a guestbook, we used vintage floral tins and note cards in varying colors for guests to leave Dot and Mike a note. I loved the idea of the couple putting the notes up around their house after the ceremony to remember their special night.
Though it might sound corny, there really was a palpable joy in the air from the moment Dorothy walked down the aisle, luminous in her gorgeous dress, to the last sparkler going out when the couple made their exit. It was the perfect evening: a dreamy December night, two people in love surrounded by family and friends, and a little bit of magic.
Wedding Photography: Matthew Moore Photography | Wedding Venue: Mercury Hall | Wedding Coordination: Country Sugar | Wedding Design: Ana Louisa Perkins | Floral Design: Margot Blair Floral | Catering: Word of Mouth | Hair + Makeup: Katie Moore | Brides Hair Piece: Katie Moore | Jewelery: Charlotte Harrigan | DJ: DJ Look No Further
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Although I’ve never personally been to Hill Country, after spending some serious quality time with this gorgeous gallery from Briana Purser Photography I’m pretty sure I need to make a stop soon. Because not only does it look absolutely beautiful, the people also seem to be the nicest, sweetest people in all the land. Take this couple for instance. I’m pretty sure I would want to be their bestie if they would have me just from seeing their wedding. So even though I can literally take a trip to lovely Hill Country this morning, you can bet your bottom dollar I am taking a virtual trip right here in the full gallery.
From the Bride… Tom and I have been together six years and have lived together almost just as long, so this was a long time coming! For our wedding, we knew we wanted to spend as much time as we could celebrating with our friends and family, as this was the one time we could get them all together in one place. I was really involved with planning all the details, researching and crafting with friends. I collected vintage bottles from flea markets, made gold painted mason jars, chalkboards and chose all the songs for the wedding and reception. Our friends and family were also very much involved. My bridesmaids and I made the bouquets while our other friends put the flower arrangements together for the tables the day-of, my father made the stumps for the centerpieces, Tom’s uncle made the BBQ, and some other friends made our cake. Everyone helped out in one way or another, it was truly special. The best compliment we received afterwards was the “The wedding was just so US!” That’s exactly what we were going for! We rented a house near Jester King Brewery for the wedding weekend to hang out after the reception with friends and family. Overall, it was a wonderful experience, and we wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Wedding Photography + Cinematography: Briana and James of Briana Purser Photography | Wedding Venue: Jester King Brewery | Floral Design: Austin Flower Company, assembled by friends and bridesmaids | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal via Classy Concepts, Mansfield, Texas | Groom’s Attire: Bar III via Macy’s | Catering: Groom’s Uncle Ron’s BBQ + Red’s Porch | Invitations: Etsy | Photobooth: Al’s Photobooth | DJ: Sean Costarell
You know what I really love? I love when couples really understand the importance of capturing the time in their life surrounding their big day. I really love when they capture those moments in serious style, like these two. Who, decided why not get Jenny Futography to snap up some sunset shots before their big day? Because the result was pure perfection, and you can see them all right here.
From Jenny Futography… By the time you’re reading this, Tiffany and Dean will have tied the knot! Their bridal session was inspired by everlasting romanticism. The beautiful bride-to-be is a hair stylist with inherent artistic eye. With the help of some of the most talented and creative people in set-design, makeup, and hair, we were able to pull off this timeless fairytale bridal session. Shot in a beautiful field in Georgetown, Texas at sunset, we were truly able to capture their love on camera.
Photography: Jenny Futography | Makeup: Laura Martinez | Hair: Studio Tilee | Set Designer: Maureen Stevens