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Bader & Williamson

Most of all, I remember... This couple! How fun it was to photograph two people so deeply in love and so passionate about taking photographs and photography. Bridget and Andrew started off their cocktail hour on the roof of Brazos Hall, overlooking downtown Austin. They had clean modern furniture paired with gorgeous florals, some of Bridget's studio B&W bridal portraits,  family wedding photos and their favorite personal photos displayed. After their romantic last dance alone, they dashed through the sparklers, ending with a kiss, as their dearest friends and family looked on.


With:  Central Christian Church, Brazos Hall, Plants n' Petals, Royal FigPearl Events AustinSweet Treats, Shutterbooth, ILC Films, The Night Owls, Terra Vista Strings, Texas Pro DJ, Wedding Paper Divas, Uptown Valet, Motorcycle Pedicab, Makeup by Sommer, Rae Cosmetics


Rachel & Sam

Most of all, I remember... We don't always have the chance to create engagement portraits, but even with Sam and Rachel's busy schedules--including Rachel training for and completing The 2017 Boston Marathon (!)--we got to spend some time together making these.  It was an incredible Austin evening and we were able to incorporate both their love for downtown Austin and LadyBird Lake. While we made sure to get those classic portraits with Rachel and Sam looking at the camera,  it was the moments that Rachel and Sam were after, and the moments between them that got me as well. I'm sharing a few of my favorites below. Are you considering an engagement session? Why or why not?



Robin Choban Han's Bridal Portrait

Most of all, I remember... You might recognize Robin--gorgeous inside and out--from the opening image of our new website. Her wedding was also featured on Grace Ormonde and on Carolina Herrera's  site! When Robin decided to book the Commodore Perry Estate for her bridal session, I knew we would have fun creating a beautiful bridal portrait for her. When she selected a full length image taken in the corner of the wood-walled room at the Estate, we were excited. (The famous portrait artist Irving Penn has a series of his portrait subjects in a corner, which I love.) Then, seeing her bridal portrait printed, framed, lit and on display at the historic Driskill Hotel left me almost speechless! There's nothing quite like seeing an image go from your computer screen to becoming a piece of wall art.  I'll never forget the wonderful time we got to spend with Robin as she married Jeff and became Mrs. Han!


Dress - Carolina Herrera, Earrings - Mikimoto, Hair Comb - Carolina Herrera, Shoes - Jimmy Choo, Hair and Makeup - Adore Makeup Boutique and Salon Floral- Coby Neal/ The Flower Studio Event Planning: Platinum Weddings  Wedding Ceremony and Reception: The Driskill Hotel, Austin



Noel & Richardson

Most of all, I remember.... I pretty much knew that Mark was "the one" the second we started hanging out. I'd always had a big fat crush on him all of high school - which was publicly known, embarrassing - but I just knew early on we'd end up together even if it took us 10 years to realize. Mark is respected and loved by everyone that knows him so it was impossible not to feel the same way. Trust is a big thing with me, I always say that I'd trust Mark in a room with 100 women, and I mean it! Plus he's not bad to look at either :)

We had a trip planned to NYC to visit my best friend and her then boyfriend, now husband. A few weeks before the trip I had a feeling he was planning something. I'm a total control freak and had him look me in the eye and promise he wouldn't propose in NYC - I wanted it to be in a place where my family could be there to celebrate with us! What girl tries to control her engagement? Me! (Sorry, Mark). With a straight face he made the promise (should I be worried?) so the surprise wouldn't be ruined but he already had the whole thing planned.

On the second night of the trip, we were going to Brooklyn. I have a terrible fear of heights but somehow agreed to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (total tourists) and we grabbed a drink in a little cafe. Mark was rushing the waiter--which was completely out of character-- and was insisting we went to walk down in the park by the water. I obliged as long as I had my beverage! Once we were down by the water overlooking Manhattan, I turned around and Mark was down on one knee! Then, finally, we met up with his cousin (an amazing photographer who captured the evening for us,) and his cousin's girlfriend, who were totally  in on it.

Mark led us over to a park where my parents and friends were waiting for us as a surprise! We gorged at a delicious dinner and celebrated that night. How Mark managed to plan an engagement and get my parents to NYC as part of the surprise remains a mystery.

One of my favorite memories from our wedding is when Mark played on the drums on stage at our reception! This was a total surprise (to both him and me) and SO fun. It was great to see all of our friends and family truly in awe of his skills and I was fangirling!! A lot of my friends from college had no idea he was so talented. Plus it legitimized that awesome drum set groom's cake. When we walked into the reception space after the ceremony  and saw the beautiful transformation of Brazos Hall, we couldn't wait for our friends and family to see it. We were ready to relax and have a great time!


With these talented vendors: 36th Street EventsCovenant Presbyterian Church, Brazos Hall, Rae Cosmetics, Marquee Rentals, Mason Jar Films, Merveille Flowers & Events, Ilios Lighting, Crave Catering, Sauce the Band, Sweet Treets, R&R Transportation, Bobalu Cigar Co., Capitol Pedicab


Klatt & Wallace

Most of all, I remember... When I think back to our wedding, there are so many amazing memories it is hard to pick my favorites! One of our favorite moments was the first look outside on the lawn at the Four Seasons. I had been completely calm and relaxed all day getting ready with all of my friends. When I put on my wedding dress and heard that Scott was waiting for me on the lawn, it finally hit me that such an important and special moment in my life was about to happen. I met him out on the lawn and tapped him on the shoulder and the look on his face is an image that I'll never forget. We were both overcome with emotion and we were so happy to share a sweet moment just the two of us before the craziness of the day took off.

Another one of both of our favorite memories from the day was when I walked down the aisle. As the trumpet sounded and the doors to the church opened, I remember an overwhelming feeling of love. Walking with my dad I was able to see the beaming faces of everyone who mattered most to us all in one place to witness our union. I then saw my groom's smiling face at the end of the aisle and I felt so excited. Scott talks about how this moment particularly is his favorite memory. He remembers it feeling so surreal and momentous. He felt excited and jittery and could not believe it was actually happening.

While we had the time of our lives dancing the night away with all of our friends and family, our final favorite memory occurred when it was time to exit and we had one last dance, just the two of us. It was the perfect way to wind down from the craziness of the reception, and soak in the final minutes of the most wonderful night of our lives. We were filled with joy and love for each other and gratitude for our family and friends and still reminisce about it all the time.


Ceremony Location - Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Reception Venue - The Four Seasons Austin, Officiant - Kathleen Pfister, Makeup - Denise Vasquez Makeup, Hair - Carolyn Taylor, Rentals - Marquee Event Group, Caterer - The Four Seasons, Flowers - Westbank Flower Market, Cake - Simon Lee Bakery, Videographer - Crescent Video Productions, Band - Icehouse Band, Calligraphy - Terry Gaus, Lighting - FILO Productions, Transportation - Uptown Valet


Butt & Gromus

I could relive this wedding 1000 times and still want to do it again! Maggie Gillespie Designs always collaborates with her clients to create the most beautiful and warm weddings. She is such an amazing talent, as a designer and as a florist! This wedding was just featured in theKnot.com and I wanted to share even more here.

I love how the Butts brought in rugs from their family home and how those paired with furniture and the glow of the tall candles on the tables. There we so many thoughtful details, including the handmade bud vases as favors. (In fact, Hillary and her mom have a store with many lovingly curated, beautiful and unusual things in Fredericksburg that you have to visit! It's called  East Hills.)

Last but definitely not least, the love, affection and respect between Hillary and Tom, and their family and friends, was magic.


Event Planner & Floral Designer - Maggie Gillespie Designs, Ceremony Location - Christ Episcopal Church, Reception Site - The Argyle, Videography - Mason Jar Films, , Officiant - Rev. Patrick Gahan and Rev. Jeff Hammond, Gown - Rivini from Julian Gold, Hair & Makeup - Brandy PateLauren Burdett and Sierra Scerato, Shoes - TOMS, Engagement and Wedding Rings - Dennis Jewelry Company, Bridesmaids Dresses - Bella Bridesmaids, Menswear - Nordstroms, Stationary - You're Invited, Rentals - Illusions Rentals & Designs, Catering - The Argyle, Cake - Sophie's Bakery, Inc., Dessert - Rebecca Jennings, Music - Limelight, Favors - Material Good, Registry - Hanley Wood


Hillary Butt & Tom Gromus' Wedding at The Argyle Published In The Knot Texas Magazine!

Designer - Maggie Gillespie Designs, Ceremony Location - Christ Episcopal Church, Reception Site - The Argyle, Videography - Mason Jar Films, Event Planner & Floral  Officiant - Rev. Patrick Gahan and Rev. Jeff Hammond, Gown - Rivini from Julian Gold, Hair & Makeup - Brandy Pate, Lauren Burdett and Sierra Scerato, Shoes - TOMS, Engagement and Wedding Rings - Dennis Jewelry Company, Bridesmaids Dresses - Bella Bridesmaids, Menswear - Nordstroms, Stationary - You're Invited, Rentals - Illusions Rentals & Designs, Catering - The Argyle, Cake - Sophie's Bakery, Inc., Dessert - Rebecca Jennings, Music - Limelight, Favors - Material Good, Registry - Hanley Wood


Miller & Rice

Most of all, I remember... Tripp proposed to me the way that every girl dreams of! Six months ahead of time we planned a trip to Bermuda because we knew that after Labor Day, we would not be able to escape the big city until Christmas time. The week before we left, of course, there was not one but two hurricanes headed straight for Bermuda. I could not figure out why Tripp was stressing out so much, but I would soon find out!

Despite the Hurricane forecast we took off for Bermuda the Tuesday before Labor Day in 2010. We spent the next day on the beach, with a hurricane warning looming over our heads. The day was absolutely beautiful and we didn't see a single drop of rain. That night, Tripp wanted to venture off of our hotel property and check out the famous Coral Beach Club. A friend from home was a member, and we were able to visit as his guests. We planned to go for cocktails and a walk along the beach at sunset. Once we arrived, we were told that the main entrance to the beach was closed because there was a small British wedding happening just below the steps. Plan foiled...not! We found another entrance through a slightly rougher terrain, and we finally made it down to the beach.

We walked the shore from end to end, trying to kill time while the wedding was wrapping up. We walked for what seemed like forever, and finally, the wedding was over. To Tripp’s disappointment, the reception began right in the spot that he’d planned to propose. We stood there for a few minutes, just watching in silence. Suddenly, in true Currie-oblivious fashion, I looked at Tripp and said "What are we doing just standing here? We should probably go get another drink and head back to the hotel for dinner." He told me he wanted to keep walking to the other end of the beach and so I acquiesced.

We walked past the little wedding to the very end of the beach. Tripp started making all of these really sweet comments...which was not too out of the ordinary, but I was a little surprised at the time. Then all of a sudden, he dropped down to one knee and asked me to marry him! I was in such shock—I asked him if he was serious. Of course I said YES, and then he put the most beautiful ring on my finger. When we turned around to head back to the beach club, the entire wedding had been watching our most special moment. The photographer was taking pictures! All of the British women in their little hats came running up to us for hugs and taking more pictures. We even posed with the bride and groom! One of the funniest moments of our lives and absolutely perfect!

Of course after everything happened, I wanted to know how long he had been thinking about this and how he had planned everything. He admitted that he had pulled it all together in just three weeks...what a guy! Needless to say, we were the happiest people in the world and continue to be so happy as we begin our married life together!



Robin & Jeff's Wedding Featured on Grace Ormonde

Robin & Jeff's beautiful Driskill Hotel wedding has been featured today on Grace Ormonde's website. Please go over and take a peek at their gorgeous Shanghai inspired nuptials, with gorgeous reds and golds. We loved being Robin & Jeff's photographers. It was a total honor and a joy!



With Platinum Weddings & EventsThe Driskill Hotel, 1886 Cafe and Bakery, The Flower Studio, Premiere Select, FILO Productions, Barton Strings, Sauce the Band, Favors You Keep, Transportation Consultants, Adore Makeup Salon, Bobalu Cigar Co.


Blackstone & Britt

Most of all, I remember...Harris and I'll had celebrated our 3 year dating anniversary, and we were definitely starting to talk about getting married--but he always told me he wanted to wait until after he graduated college. On April 2nd, he took me to his parents house on the Guadalupe River in Hunt, Texas, about two hours outside of Austin. I was going with him to Houston to spend Easter with his family and he said he wanted to go out there just for one night to rest and have some down time before the holiday.

Soon after we got there he was asking me to go on a hike that we had done before a couple of times. It’s a pretty steep hill to climb and there is a cypress wood cross at the top. I didn’t feel like going hiking so he had to convince me. He said since it was Good Friday and we weren’t going to a church service we should take our Bible’s and read. I thought it sounded great so I went with it. We canoed down the river to get to the starting point of the hike and when I grabbed for Harris’s backpack, he snapped at me and asked if I could help paddle. I was a little like, “whoa…ok, ok” but I didn’t think anything of it.

We finally got to the top and sat and he pulled a gift wrapped box out from his backpack. He said, “I just wanted to get you a little something for Easter.” It wasn’t shaped like a ring box so I wasn’t suspicious. I opened it and it was a Bible. He had it monogrammed with my new names, “Kristin Britt” on the front cover. I read it and was so confused but when I looked up he was down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was so fun to sit up there and talk about how he had been lying to me for weeks getting the ring and flying to Baton Rouge to ask my parents for permission to marry me. Then we drove right back to Austin and all of our friends and his family were at a hotel bar in downtown Austin to celebrate with us. It was the perfect night!

- Kristin

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