Brett and Whitney met and live in New York City, but when it came to their wedding, they wanted to go back to their roots and host the wedding in her hometown of Austin. The goal was to treat the weekend as a destination wedding, imparting a true taste of Austin – from its lakes and live music to its Tex-Mex and BBQ.
Another fun facet of their wedding was the date: Halloween! So the wedding didn’t turn into a theme party, they balanced the rustic Texas elements and the novelty of Halloween details with a casual elegance true to them. See all of the details from this Texas wedding with a twist in the full gallery here, photographed by Nadine Photography.
A Weekend Of Fun
The weekend kicked off Thursday with a private sunset bat cruise through Capital Cruises. Friday night’s welcome dinner delivered the Tex-Mex experience with a mariachi band, personalized papel picado from Lulu Flora, flowing margaritas, and a fajita bar at Hula Hut. Sunday’s send-off brunch served our favorite breakfast tacos from Torchy's Tacos Garage at the “South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery,” a funky roadside collection of food trucks that definitely communicated “Keep Austin Weird” charm.
STEMS Floral Design
To us, being a florist means more than just delivering a centerpiece to put on your table… we help design your entire event with the purpose of creating a cohesive look and feel with the sophistication of our expertise. We see how everything flows together… the linen choices, the layout, the timeline, the lighting, the furniture, the colors, the invitations, the flow… And we help guide our clients through each and every step of the design process with a work ethic that would politely be described as “tireless.” It is a passion for us, and each one of STEMS’ designers are artists who bring their own unique talents to the table.
Zola Wedding Registry
Zola is an innovative Wedding Registry that is transforming how couples and guests share, buy, and ship wedding gifts. Driven by the belief that today’s engaged duos should have access to offerings that reflect their current tastes on a platform that can keep up with their daily needs, we are reinventing old systems and providing easy to build, easy to manage, and easy to share online registries full of products people actually want.
36th Street Events
At 36th Street Events, we love making the world a little more beautiful one celebration at a time. Our goal is to offer unparalleled customer service while creating flawless events as unique as you. We believe there is nothing better than being able to celebrate all of life's little moments surrounded by those you love. A wedding is about two people-- their families, their loves, and their passions. Whether a small backyard soiree or a grand ballroom wedding for 300, we pride ourselves in creating unique events that reflect our individual clients.
Caramel Apple Bar
In addition to the Texas details, we wanted to nod – albeit subtly – to our wedding date: Halloween. Guests found their name cards tied to mini white pumpkins set atop mismatched vintage salad plates. The most fun parts of the wedding came from The Cupcake Bar: A custom caramel-dipped apple bar during cocktail hour then “roaming candy bars” for guests to make trick-or-treat bags of candy (our favors) during dancing. We also passed our masquerade masks for guests to wear while dancing, so no one had to miss out of Halloween fun for our wedding.