Located on the corner of 15th and Rio Grande in Downtown Austin, the Byrne-Reed House is the headquarters of Humanities Texas. It is an 100-year-old building that has been restored, receiving ten architectural awards and lots of coverage. Several years were spent raising the money for the renovation, and finally began the one year, $5 million restoration project. The house was really transformed to an eye-turner that has cars slowing down to catch a glimpse.
They just had their first wedding there with us for Roberto and Kijana! We love how the space was decorated whimsically to portray the style of our lovely bridge and groom. We think it would also be a great space for a bridal shower, wedding portraits, rehearsal dinner, receptions, parties and much more! Ruth Reed, whose family was prominent in the city of Austin raised their family in the house for several decades, even took her bridal portraits at Byrne-Reed!
Vanessa from Photography by Vanessa really captured the beauty and eclectic nature of the Byrne-Reed House through Roberto & Kijana’s wedding photos.
To read more about Byrne-Reed, visit their website!
Erin + Chris’s wedding was a blast! When we moved into our office space at 26 Doors last January, Urban Betty (the awesome hair salon) was moving out from the space above us as we were moving in. Cue Erin Kendrick. Super sweet Erin is one of the fabulous hair stylist at Urban Betty. She had just gotten engaged, booked her venue and realized she wanted a little help on the big day. The ceremony and reception were at the Villa on Lake Georgetown. The house is a MANSION and it is pretty awesome. You can have your ceremony, reception and accommodations all in one place. The house has around 10 rooms that your friends and family can stay in after the wedding. Erin and Chris had a packed dance floor at their wedding. One of the highlights of the night was the cake cutting, Chris had a big ol’ fish as his groom’s cake. It was fun seeing the couple dance the night away and all the Urban Betty folks party it up! What a fun group of people! Congrats!
Today’s shout out goes to the simply delicious Polkadots Cupcake Factory! They are a cute bakery that specializes in cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies, macaroons, dessert bars, and much more! Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday, baby shower, wedding shower, holiday party, engagement, Polkadots is sure to have something in store for you. You can go into their store on 2826 Rio Grande Street, 78705 to buy some cupcakes or place a custom order for your upcoming event.
Vendor fun fact: Polkadots was a dream project started by husband-and-wife team, Olga and Ben. Olga came to the University of Texas at Austin from Indonesia and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering! She is a great friend of ours here at Pearl Events. They came together to create fun and whimsical cakes, cupcakes, and cookies! Another fun fact, they do glutenfree cakes and cupcakes and they deliver!
Here are some examples of their work (to see more go to their flickr page!):
Katie and Justin were such a fun couple to work with. Katie knew what she wanted for their wedding day. Being UT fans, burnt orange was a must for them. On their big day, it started sprinkling during the ceremony and pouring once the ceremony ended. They do say it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day right? One thing I am going to miss about this couple is receiving emails from Katie signed “your favorite bride.” As you can see from these photos, the rain didn’t ruin anything for them on their day!
Thanks to the awesome vendors for making this day happen:
Rebecca and Marshall were married at Barton Creek Country Club last October. They didn’t live in Austin, so we had a long distance relationship during the planning process. Rebecca’s mother Susan would make trips to Austin on their behalf. She is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met! Those favor bags you’ll see pictures of below – she made all of those! Side note - after their big day, Becca and Marshall moved to my hometown in Louisiana!
Congratulations guys! - Jessica
Thanks to the vendors for making their day perfect:
With spring and summer right around the corner, it’s time to bring back vibrant colors! It’s amazing how just a few vibrant colors can revamp your whole design, whether it’s through flowers, decor, or even dresses. Check out some of the photos below to see some different aqua color combos. If you’re having a hard time trying to find a color palette or how to make your palette work, check out The Perfect Palette. We came across this nifty website and have been obsessed ever since! Enjoy!
Today we are giving a shout-out to the wonderful Bouquets of Austin! They are one of Austin’s most talented floral design studios with a passion for turning the bride’s vision into a masterpiece. From the centerpieces to the bouquets and ceremony flowers, Bouquets of Austin will use hand-crafted organic designs to help tell the couple’s story and create beautiful accents for the perfect day. They are located at 8863 Anderson Mill #111, Austin, TX 78729 and can be contacted at 512.257.2395. Also stop by their website at bouquetsofaustin.com to see all their great work!
Vendor fun fact: Bouquets of Austin is family owned and operated (for real!). Stephanie (owner/designer) is married to Paul (owner/jack-of-all-trades) along with their nieces and nephews who help at events. Becky (designer) has her grown children to also help install and strike events. And a big shout-out to Dara, the office manager, who we love chatting and emailing! Below are some examples of their beautiful pieces:
The best way to describe Ashley and Sean - they are super fun!! The couple loves food which is why they chose Parkside for their reception! Since Ashley is in the industry (Operations and Marketing Director at J. Black’s), the pressure was on for me to coordinate what she had planned for their wedding day. Their wedding was so fun and we’re so happy for you guys! Check out our press page to see their wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!
Mercury glass hit the wedding scene pretty hard over the past two years. We predict it will be staying around at least one more year. With that being said, we decided to do our first DESIGN FRIDAY blog about Mercury Glass! The reason our beloved Mercury Glass works? It can go glam, shabby chic or vintage. It is very transitional from an outdoor wedding to a big ballroom. You can also find Mercury Glass in many different types of decor items: vases, votive holders, candle sticks… the list goes on and on. Check out the picsbelow.