Star Hill Ranch Wedding | Savannah + Kevin

Q:  Tell us about the details.

A:  "We focused the majority of our energy and details on the reception because we primarily wanted the day to feel like a big party. We chose to have a brunch wedding because we thought it would provide a more relaxed and casual atmosphere than a night party. Plus, brunch foods are our favorite kind of foods, and we knew we could provide enough variety that our guests could enjoy the food as well. Star Hill Ranch provided an excellent combination of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces (as well as a rain plan!) that they were an easy choice as our venue. We knew they could accommodate the cozy and fun ranch outdoor brunch vibe we were going for. "

Q:  What was your favorite part of the wedding planning?

A: "Our favorite part of the process was how easy and fun it was having hired Kate, our wedding planner. Living in Hawaii and trying to plan a wedding in Austin, TX (nearer to our friends and family) would have been a frustrating disaster without all of Kate's knowledge and guidance. She made the large and intimidating process of planning a wedding (especially from nearly 5K miles away!) seem totally doable and even enjoyable. "

Q:  Tell us about a memorable moment at the wedding.

A:  "Nearly everyone has told us how touched they were by how honest our vows were to each other, and especially how verklempt Kevin got when presenting his vows. We've had several of our friends and family tell us, "I was holding it together until Kevin started crying, and then I couldn't help but start crying!" 

Q:  What was your favorite part of the day?

A:  "Our favorite part of the day was the overall feeling of our wedding--everything went absolutely as well as we could have hoped for. Our main goal was to have the ceremony was short and sweet and the reception be long and fun--we absolutely achieved that. In addition, the rain in the forecast never came through, there was plenty of tasty food and booze for everyone, and everyone thought the venue was quaint and wonderful. To see our vision come together so nicely and knowing that everyone else was having just as much fun as we were meant that the worst part of the wedding was it being over!"

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Event Planning and Design:  Wild Sky Events  |  Venue:  Star Hill Ranch  |  Caterer:  Waltons Fancy and Staple  |  Service:  DNA Events  |  Rentals:  Loot Vintage Rentals  |  Hair + Makeup:  Lavish Beauty  |  Floral Design:  Pollen Floral Art

Prospect House Wedding | Theresa + Nick

Q:  How did you meet?

A: "We met the old-fashioned way, on Tinder. Theresa was new to Austin, while Nick was finishing up his doctorate program at UT. We decided to meet at a show at Hole in the Wall to make sure the other was as cool as they seemed in the virtual world. Our first "official" date involved a motorcycle ride to dinner on the East Side, immediately followed by a power outage that affected the restaurant and every other establishment in the neighborhood. So we headed to Backspace for dinner downtown and had a classy after-dinner drink at Don's Depot. Random detail - someone shouted that we made a cute couple as we rode through downtown, and another stranger left a candle on Nick's motorcycle while we were at Don's. If that's not a good omen, we don't know what is."

Q: Tell us about the wedding planning process.

A: "Even though it was still under construction when we were touring venues, we fell in love with Prospect House from the start. The minimalist design, clean lines, and bright natural light seemed like the perfect blank canvas for us to add colorful touches and personal details.  We had fun picking wildflowers in Dripping Springs in the first months after we got engaged - (we pressed them and later used them on the wedding programs), watercolor painting the table numbers, and learning calligraphy for the invitations...both of us have an artsy / handy side, so it was fun (and admittedly stressful at times) to have a hand in the details throughout the planning process!"

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

A:  "You wouldn't know it by looking at us, but we're really fast walkers."

Q:  What was your favorite part of the day?

A:  "Saying our vows! The wind blowing, the clouds were rolling in above us, the rain was just beginning to sprinkle. Couldn't have asked for a more epic moment."

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Venue:  Prospect House  |  Florals:  Pollen Floral Art  |  Coordinator:  McCall Guinn  |  DJ:  Full Circle Media  |  Hair + Makeup Design:  Erica Gray Beauty  |  Caterer:  Verdes Mexican Perrilla  |  Brides Cake:  Theresa's Aunt Margie  |  Grooms Cake:  Baguette et Chacolat  |  Bridal Gown:  Nicole Miller  |  Bridal Jewelry:  Second Summer Bride  |  Bridesmaids dresses:  BHLDN  |  Grooms Tux:  The Black Tux