Mercury Hall Wedding | Phuong + Andy

Q:  How did you meet?

"I met Andy at a 4th of July lake party. This would be the first chance we had to interact outside of work. We hit it off right away, and he asked me on a date the next day. I actually had to work that same evening and remember coming home the following morning and passing out but still setting the alarm to wake up in 4hrs for our afternoon date. Our first date was magical. We hopped around Grandin Village in Roanoke Virginia from 1pm until 11pm. This broke the record for my longest first date. I remember a lot of laughter, comfort and joy."

Q:  What was your favorite part of the day?

"Our favorite part was the reception and dancing! The rituals of the day was over and it was just time to party.  If anyone is debating on whether to hire a band, we are ALL FOR YES! Especially Royal Dukes Band. They were so energetic. That was the first time I've seen any of my older relatives dance. My dad was out of control---he loved the music so much! Andy's 96 year old grandmother stayed up til the end of the night because she was having too much fun."

Q:  Any advice you'd like to give other couples?

"Advice to couples planning a wedding: 1) Wedding planning is stressful, especially if you want to really customize it and have many vendors. Get a planner so everyone can enjoy the day. 2) Everyone has an opinion and it will feel like you are planning for an expensive party to treat everyone else. But remember it is your special day so stick to what you want. 3) Have a budget in mind or things can get out of control. 4) When you see your future husband/wife down the aisle, it makes it all worth it!"


Event Planning + Design:  Yellow Umbrella Events | Venue:  Mercury Hall | Floral Design: Gypsy Floral | Rentals: Loot | Caterer: Whole Foods | Food Trucks: East Side Kings and La Barbeque | Lighting Design: ILD | Cake: Nham Pham | Makeup: Nicole Schultz | Ceremony Dress: Church Street Bridal (100% of sales benefit YWCA | Bridesmaids Dress: Rent the Runway | Grooms Attire: Kenneth Cole and Lands End | Band: Royal Dukes

The Greenhouse at Driftwood | Emily + Jonathan

Q:  How did you meet?

A:  "We were both back in the town where we had gone to school, celebrating our alma mater's homecoming. Because of mutual friends, Jonathan and I ended up at the same place, I stepped on his boot and talked his ear off for a good 45 minutes. Although my friends begged me to leave with them I just couldn't pass up the chance of getting to know this cute guy who had just gotten back in town from living in Alaska all summer. We went on our first date just 2 weeks later and we were hooked. 2 years of long distance dating just about did us (and both of our cars) in but we're so happy we did it.?

Q:  Tell us about your wedding details?

A:  "It was the perfect mix of the two of us.. a little rustic with a little modern. We didn't really want to pick between either of our own hometowns so we just went with beautiful scenery in the most perfect part of Texas. All of the decor was handmade by us and our families, everyone pulled together to make our day so special and unique to our own personalities. Our venue was perfect all on it's own so the details were just minimal enough to put our own touch to it. Our florist had an amazing eye and made everything fit together so right. Our day couldn't of been more perfect!"

Q:  Tell us something funny about the two of you?

A:  "We love soft pretzels, we take trips to target specifically to get them, and as we got to the airport to leave for the honeymoon (cutting it rather close I might add) we got to the plane just in time for boarding and saw an Auntie Annie's across from our gate. So we got soft pretzels for the plane ride ending our perfect wedding weekend."

From the bride:  "We loved working with Lisa! From engagements to bridals to the day of it was like having a friend here with us the whole time."


Venue:  The Greenhouse at Driftwood | Event Planning: Modern Whimsy Events | Catering:  Roaming Hunger | Food Truck: Taco Baby | Food Truck:  Hand Helds | Lighting: ILD | Staffing: Austin Elite Staffing | Rental: Marquee Rental | Florals: Emily Warr | Cake: The bride herself | Makeup + Hair: Shawn Brooks Beauty