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Cathy + Reza

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Cathy + Reza’s wedding was a mix of both of their cultures.  We had a Christian ceremony first at Central Christian Church.  Then, the guests arrived at The Driskill Hotel for the Persian ceremony and wedding reception to follow.  The Driskill was the perfect hotel to host the events because the flow of the evening was smooth, and guests were able to enjoy the uniqueness and traditions of both ceremonies.  We had an great dance party with Miles from Texas Pro DJ, AND we had a knife dance!  

 

Congrats to Cathy + Reza!

 

XOXO,

Becky

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Thank you to all of our wonderful vendors that all contributed to Cathy + Reza’s special day!

Ceremony Venue: Central Christian Church

Reception Venue: The Driskill Hotel

Rentals: The Driskill Hotel

Catering: The Driskill Hotel

Flowers: Verbena Floral Design

Cake: The Driskill Hotel

Photography: Christina Carroll Photography

Videography: Hart to Hart

DJ: Texas Pro DJ

Lighting: FILO Productions

Transportation: R+R Limousine and Bus

Meet the Team: Brittney

Meet one of our amazing interns, Brittney!

Intern Brittney

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m a senior at the University of Texas studying Public Relations.

What three words describe you best?

Friendly, organized, determined

What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy going to concerts, running, and trying new foods.

What made you interested in weddings?

Weddings first interested me because I liked the idea of helping make somebody’s big day perfect.

What are your aspirations for the future?

My dream job is to work for a stadium or large venue as their event coordinator.

What is your favorite part of working weddings?

My favorite part at weddings is seeing how happy the bride is and enjoying her day!

Fun Facts

After I hit the alarm…I brew coffee.

When I splurge, it’s…for a vacation.

I’d hide in a suitcase to…Australia.

I have way too many…nail polishes.

After a long day, hand me…a margarita!

Number one thing on my bucket list…to visit Angel Falls in Venezuela.

Tiffany + Collin

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Tiffany + Collin are just as laid back as can be and so much fun to work with. The two currently reside in Colorado but chose to get married here in beautiful Austin, TX, in the home in which Collin grew up. It was probably one of the coolest homes I’ve been to, especially with Barton Creek flowing right through the property! Our lovely couple incorporated some of  Colorado’s vibe (similar to Texas’) with wildflowers, mason jars, farm tables, and burlap while making sure the out-of-town guests were treated to some good Texas BBQ. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos from Tiffany + Collin‘s day!

XOXO,

Jessica

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Thank you to all of the incredible vendors that

contributed to Tiffany + Collin’s special day!

Venue: Private Residence

Officiant:  Jon Stites

Rentals: Marquee Rents

Caterer: The County Line

Flowers: Verbena Floral

Cupcakes: Hey Cupcake!

Pies: Cutie Pie Wagon

Photography: Ashlee Newman

DJ:  Hill Country DJ

Transportation:  Barton Creek Shuttle

Hair Stylist:  Carolyn Taylor

Makeup Artist:  Donna Bruns

Meet the Team: Julia

Meet one of our fabulous interns, Julia!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m from Lewisville, Texas and I’m a sophomore at St. Edward’s University. I’m majoring in English Writing and Rhetoric, with a minor in Marketing.

What three words describe you best?

Creative, detail-oriented, hardworking

What are some of your hobbies?

I love reading, watching movies, and going to baseball games.

What made you interested in weddings?

The first time I watched the movie The Wedding Planner, I fell in love with the idea of wedding planning.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I would love to work in a publishing house as an editor. I’d also enjoy staying involved in the event planning and wedding industry.

What is your favorite part of working weddings?

I love seeing how happy everyone is. The look of complete joy on the bride’s and groom’s faces when they walk through the aisle as a married couple is one of the most amazing sights to see.

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote: “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

During deadlines I snack on…Cheetos Puffs.

I can’t get enough of…sweet tea.

I have way too many…scarves.

When I splurge it’s on…books! I would stay in bed and read forever if I could.

I’d hid in a suit case to…New Zeland, for sure!

Haley + Chris

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Haley and Chris’s romantic Laguna Gloria wedding was one for the books! I loved working with the couple to design their beautiful and elegant event.  Haley could not have been more stunning in her glamorous boho chic gown which paired perfectly with the amazing bouquet created for her by Bouquets of Austin.  Our gorgeous long dinner tables were exactly what we needed for the delicious plated meal provided by Pink Avocado.  Haley and Chris included so many personal touches, such as a bean bag toss game with their silhouettes, custom programs which were also fans, and carefully chosen lounge furniture provided by Loot!

Overall, it was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, and I loved being a part of Haley + Chris’s wedding day! Congratulations!

XOXO,

Megan

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Thank you to our wonderful vendors!

Venue: Laguna Gloria

Officiant: Rick Blackington

Rentals: Premiere Events, Marquee

Lounge Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals

Caterer: Pink Avocado

Flowers: Bouquets of Austin

Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

Photography: Lahra Bryant

Band: Hill Country DJ

Sound Equipment: Big House Sound

Lighting: Ilios

Videography: ILC Films

Transportation: Austin Awaits Charters, Uptown Valet

Beauty: Bell Chic

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I loved Cara and Kiel’s wedding. Let’s start with the location. What I love about Brazos Hall (other than the fact that it’s a really cool space) is its location. It’s surrounded by hotels – Cara and Kiel’s guests were able to just walk on over. I met so many lovely family members and friends throughout the day – I felt like part of the family by the end of the evening!

From the cheerful and carefree wording used on their signage and paper products to the inside jokes displayed on the koozies and table numbers, I was able to tell a lot about Cara and Kiel through the details of their day – especially their music selections. And by that I mean this wedding had some of the best music, and they are one of the coolest couples ever. Terra Vista Strings provided the ceremony music. I’d never had guests seated to Led Zepplin before! Matchmaker provided the tunes for the remainder of the evening – of course the dance floor was packed.

It was a fun day with fun people, and I can’t imagine a more perfect photographer for these two. Check out these beautiful photos by Jake Holt Photography.

XOXO,

Jessica

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Thank you to our wonderful vendors!

Venue: Brazos Hall

Rentals: Premiere Events

Caterer: Royal Fig

Flowers: Posey

Cake: Delish Bakery

Photography: Jake Holt

Band: Matchmaker

Lighting: Ilios

Stationery: The Inviting Pear

Transportation: Antique Limos of Austin

Beauty: Salon Innese, Beauty Belles

Meet the Team: Abby

Meet one of our fabulous interns, Abby!

Intern Abby

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hi, I’m Abby, and I am from Austin! I am studying Psychology with a minor in Applied Learning & Development at the University of Texas where I am also getting my Business Foundations Certificate.

What three words describe you best?

Compassionate, ambitious, and energetic

What are some of your hobbies?

When I’m not doing yoga at Black Swan, spending time with my friends, or studying, I am probably volunteering at SafePlace or Best Buddies! I also love being outdoors and traveling.

What made you interested in weddings?

I wanted to find a brand new experience that allowed me to be creative and work with people. I’ve always loved how beautiful weddings are, so I was very excited to apply at Pearl Events!

What are your aspirations for the future?

I want to be successful in a career where I get to work directly with people and contribute to their happiness. I am applying to grad school for psychology in the fall, which is so exciting!

What is your favorite part of working weddings?

The bridal gowns! I will never get over how beautiful they are.

Fun Facts

After I hit the alarm I make coffee immediately

I have way too many Free People dresses & Sam Edelman shoes

When I splurge, it’s on clothes, of course!

Favorite ice cream flavor: Anything Ben & Jerry’s

I’d hide in a suitcase to go backpacking in Europe, no question there!

Mary + Nelson

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Mary and Nelson are two of the absolute sweetest people I have ever met. It was a pure joy to work with them, along with Mary’s amazing mom, Becky!  The ceremony was at University Christian Church followed by The Bob Bullock Museum.  Mary and I worked together to design the event around an elegant, southern motif which included incorporating fruit and bright colors into the floral decor with gold elements to make it all pop!  We had a great team of vendors including, the Matchmaker band, Rosemary’s Catering and Gypsy Floral. Mary and Nelson’s friend, Augusta Cole, the owner of Artistry by Augusta, created beautiful signage throughout the venue that really added a personal touch to the wedding.  Thank goodness we had the spectacular Amber Vickery there to capture the entire event! As always, Matchmaker kept the dance floor full the entire night, and there were some fantastic dance floor props that really helped everyone get into the party mood! We had the band lead a “second line” for the send-off and the night ended perfectly!  Congratulations Mary and Nelson!!

XOXO,

Megan

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Thank you to all of our vendors who helped make Mary and Nelson’s day even more special!

Ceremony Venue: University Christian Church

Reception Venue: Bob Bullock State History Museum

Officiant: James Wood

Rentals: Marquee Event Group, Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals

Caterer: Rosemary’s Catering

Flowers: Gypsy Floral & Event Design

Cake: Crema Bakery

Groom’s Cake: Cake Plate

Popsicles: Good Pop

Photography: Amber Vickery Photography

Videography: Davidson Creative

Band: Matchmaker

Ceremony Music: The Levites

Lighting: Freeman Audio Visual

Transportation: Antiques Limousines, Deer Run Chauffeur

Hair Stylist: Danaan Patrick

Make-up Artist: Bobbi Brown

Vendor Shout Out: Unique Events and Design

This week, our Vendor Shout Out goes to Unique Design & Events! Started in 2005, they quickly grew from personal events, to offering their services to commercial clients in the Austin area. They offer a variety of linen services to events of all sizes. Unique Design & Events adores building relationships with their customers and focus their values on providing the best possible service!

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Unique Design & Events has been serving brides since 2005. It started as a curiosity of knowing if a few tablecloths would rent and what the turnaround on investment would be. Little did I ever imagine that the small curiosity would turn into 300 weddings a year, several proms, galas etc. In 2006  we began to gain the trust of our first commercial accounts providing our linen rental services to venues such as Austin Country Club, Omni Downtown Austin, Doubletree Hotel as well as building strong relationships with well established and leading wedding planners on the industry. Today we have several products and services we offer our clients including linen rentals, draping and ceiling draping. We continue to cater to both small events of 50 guests and also have plenty of inventory to take care of an event for up to 1200 guests. To this day our biggest advertisement is word of mouth from past clients and people that continue to share what a great experience they had working with our team! The best feeling is when brides call asking you to put them on your books without pricing or comparing rates simply because they loved what our company did at a wedding they went to as guests.

 

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Thank you so much Yara and team, we look forward to working with you again!

XOXO,

Pearl Events

Maddie + Steve

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After my first meeting with Madeleine and Steve, I knew their wedding was going to be a blast, and it sure was! The couple was married at the beautiful Chateau Bellevue in May. Madeleine loved the BHLDN line (as do I); so, we brought in fun decor accents to emphasize the space and to put a personal touch on their day.  The dance floor was full the entire night due entirely to DJ Jason Winn.  Steve also brought out some awesome large fists, and we had amazing dance floor props for guests to enjoy! We were so happy to have Caroline and Ben Photography to capture this beautiful couple on their wedding day! Congratulations Maddie and Steve!!!!

 

XOXO,

Megan

 

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Thank you to all of our great vendors who helped make Madeline and Steven’s day even more special!

Venue: Chateau Bellevue 

Officiant: Patrick Christiana, bride’s brother

Caterer: Chateau Bellevue

Flowers: Flower Studio

Rentals: Chateau Bellevue

Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

Photography: Caroline + Ben

DJ: Jason Winn

Ceremony Music: Harpist Amanda Kai

Transportation: Cynthia’s Manhattan Limousine Inc

Beauty: Adore Makeup Boutique & Salon