Austin Wedding at Mercury Hall from Kelly Christine Photo
October 2, 2012

Mercury Hall always lends a bright, shiny spot of goodness to the pages of SMP. Its vintage white interior and pretty parties are the stuff that wedding dreams are made of; especially when that pretty party is awash with adorable DIY details, a dessert table to satisfy any sweet tooth and images by Kelly Christine Photo. A fine mix and one that does this Austin sweet spot so much justice. See it all right here.

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From the Bride... When we first started talking about what we wanted our wedding to look like, we agreed immediately that we wanted to have a fun and laid-back party, and everything just seemed to fall into place. I bought the first dress I tried on, booked the first venue I saw and trusted Etsy vendors and local businesses the whole way through. We never tried to fit into a mold or a theme; we just picked what we liked and went with it. What we came up with was a simple, intimate party with all of our favorite people there, dancing to our favorite music and eating our favorite foods. I was also adamant about having my hands in all parts of the planning process and spent many late nights sewing bunting banners, making dessert plates and designing programs. This made the day feel so special because there was a touch of us in everything. If I can offer one piece of advice to anyone planning a wedding, it is to hire a coordinator if you can. My event planner Amanda was crucial in the planning process, and she took care of all the logistical things and even did things I didn't think of myself. I can only imagine how stressful it is to corral vendors and act as a coordinator while you're getting your makeup done and having your picture taken. The bottom line, however, is that this day is a party. Do what YOU want, don't compromise your vision and absorb everything because it really is over so quickly.

Wedding Photography: Kelly Christine Photo / Wedding Venue: Mercury Hall in Austin, Texas / Wedding Planning: Amanda Abbott of Boho Bride ( / Floral Design: Sally Todd / Decorations: DIY by the Bride / Officiant: Steven Ross / Catering: Whole Foods / Desserts: Hey Cupcake!, Tiff's Treats + Iffy's Sweets and Treats / Wedding Stationery: Minted / Band: The Eggmen / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal / Bride's Bolero: AlexBridal /  Bride's Veil: LovelyEverAfter / Hair: Blo Bar /  Makeup: Gertie Murray of GertieGlam / Groom's Attire: Express