Photography: The Bird & The Bear
EEEEK! It’s wedding video day! A ton of y’all have been waiting for reviews on my favorite Austin area wedding vendors (and vendors that ship!), so I’m so excited about today’s post! I’ll hop right into it since it’s a lengthy one! Grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine), because the video alone is 13 minutes!
If you haven’t been following along with my previous wedding posts, I linked them below sharing even MORE photos and talking about the various parts of our wedding. Read those first before watching the video if you missed those!
Other Wedding Posts:
Our Save the Dates
Our Wedding Invitations
Our Engagement Story & How We Met
Our Rehearsal Dinner & Bridal Brunch
Pre-Ceremony Wedding Photos
Ceremony Photos and Hand-Written Vows
Cocktail Hour and Wedding Portraits
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee via Amour Bridal in Cedar Park, TX
Veil: Amour Bridal in Cedar Park, TX
I talked all about picking out my wedding dress in THIS post, but Amour Bridal was seriously the best experience! Some of my girlfriends have actually gone to try on dresses since I got married and ended up finding their dress there too! They have such a good selection, and the owner is the sweetest! If you’re in the Austin area, definitely check them out!
Photography: The Bird & The Bear
I cannot say enough good things about Caryn and Bryan! My photographer was the very first thing I locked down when planning my wedding, because it was one of my top 3 most important things! I searched through hundreds of wedding photographers and fell in love with The Bird & The Bear’s light and airy style! They use light SO well, and I am obsessed with how our pictures came out! Caryn ended up shooting our wedding day – she makes you feel so comfortable, and we had so much fun! She also is super creative (she ended up moving those candles from the table to the ceremony arbor during the reception…we got the most beautiful shots there)! We got our photos back even quicker than we expected, too! We will cherish them forever!
Videography: Adam Grumbo
Adam and his team are amazing! I was a little worried that we would notice them videoing the whole time or they would be in the way during the ceremony, etc. We seriously never noticed them though! They were so good at being behind the scenes. I am SO glad we ended up getting a wedding video. The day goes by so fast and there are so many things you quickly forget or never even noticed in the first place. And I thought it was hilarious to see for the first time how nervous Dylan was when I was about to walk down the aisle! Lol! He captured the day so perfectly, and I can’t wait to show our kids one day! I’m pretty sure I’ve already watched it at least 100x…not kidding!
Venue: Villa Del Lago in Austin, Texas
The venue was another one of my top 3 most important things when planning. This was actually the first venue I toured, and I knew from the second I saw it that’s where I wanted to get married. It’s so elegant and was perfect for my vision. And walking through the huge arches made for such a grand entrance. Although it was admittedly really pricey, especially compared to other Austin area venues, it was worth it!
Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell
I was IN LOVE with every single one of my bridesmaids’ dresses. Adrianna Papell has the most stunning beaded gowns…I don’t think I’ve ever seen one I didn’t like! They’re stunning! I knew that I didn’t want them all in the same gown and wanted to do a shade range vs. single color, so that made bridesmaid dress shopping actually really fun! I picked out about 30 dresses I would be okay with them selecting from Adrianna Papell in blush and gold hues, then let them have a free for all in the group text to pick out there dresses! The only requirement I had was at least 2/6 girls in each color (blush or gold) and each dress can only be chosen once. It made the process SO painless. Everyone got the exact dress they wanted, and they got to choose something that they knew would be flattering on their body type. And the best thing about Adrianna Papell dresses is that they don’t look “bridesmaid-y,” so you could totally wear them again!
Floral: Wild Bunches
Y’all. I CANNOT say enough good things about Wild Bunches. They were incredible and made my wedding day beyond perfect! They are not only super affordable (we were quoted by another Austin florist ~$8,000 more…I have never left a meeting feeling more defeated…I thought I would never get the wedding I dreamed of!)…they definitely don’t skimp on flowers either! Everything was so lush and beautiful…I mean do you see how big those bridesmaid bouquets are?! You can truly tell how much they LOVE what they do. And it doesn’t hurt that they are literally the sweetest humans you will ever meet! They executed my vision flawlessly, and were just the best to work with from start to finish! If you’re getting married in the Austin area, you HAVE to use them. Absolutely no question about it! They’re AMAZING!
Gold Wire Bridal Hanger: Whiskey N Wedding Bells
I was so excited when I saw her hangers came in gold wire! I ordered some for me and all my bridesmaids and they were perfect for hanging our dresses on while getting ready! She is so talented…they were gorgeous! It’s such a special keepsake!
Garter Set: The Honey Bee Shop
I wanted something very specific for my garters, and I was so excited when I found The Honey Bee Shop! They have such beautiful garters, and they are fit to your thigh measurements to ensure a perfect fit! They are also crazy affordable! I was in love with mine!
Robes: Love + Peony
I surprised the girls with robes to get ready in when we got to the venue – they loved them! They were the prettiest floral print, and I loved having an all white lace one for myself! Love + Peony has several color options, so you can coordinate with your wedding colors too!
Monogrammed Champagne Glasses: Southern State of Vinyl
Who doesn’t like monogrammed champagne glasses?! Mimosas are a must for wedding day prep! These monogrammed glasses made the perfect gift for my bridesmaids and super cute photos together too!
Personalized Handkerchiefs: Exit 17
I loved adding sentimental details into my wedding day…the personalized handkerchiefs to my parents were the perfect way to show them how much I appreciate them.
Groomsman Liquor/Bridesmaid Proposal Labels and Cards: Studio B Labels
Studio B Labels has SO many labels to help personalize gifts to all of the people who are helping make you wedding day so special. You can see how I asked my bridesmaids HERE.
Save the Dates: Minted
Table Numbers: Minted
Minted was seriously my go-to for all of the paper goods for the wedding! Everything is so gorgeous, and they have so many options to choose from! You can find the full post on my save the dates HERE and invitations HERE.
DJ: Toast Entertainment
Dance Floor Monogram: Toast Entertainment
We had such a good experience with our DJ! He was really attentive to our wishes and our requests that we had added to their website prior to the wedding day. Everything ran super smoothly, and we were able to hear everything during the ceremony! One of the things I was most worried about is that our vows wouldn’t be able to be heard! There’s been so many weddings I’ve gone to where it’s impossible to hear what’s being said, so thank goodness that wasn’t the case! I also loved the monogram spotlight for the middle of the dance floor! It was the perfect touch!
Thank You Card/Seating Chart Broaches and Napkin Rings: Totally Dazzled
I knew I didn’t want my wedding dripping in sparkle, but I definitely wanted a sparkly, classy touch! Totally Dazzled has the prettiest broaches to accent your bouquet, thank you cards, invitations, or any other DIY details you may have! I’m also in love with the napkin rings we ordered…they made the table setting look so luxe and beautiful!
Bride & Groom Chair Calligraphy: jnh+design
Framed Calligraphy Wedding Signage: jnh+design
I had SO many signs and various calligraphy pieces I wanted done for the wedding, and Justyn seriously nailed them all! She is so talented…everyone was raving about how cute the signage was! The no photos sign was one of my favorites! Definitely contact her if you’re looking to get calligraphy done for your wedding day! She’s the best!
Wedding Cake: Kayla Knight Cakes
Our wedding cake was simple and gorgeous – just what I wanted! Not to mention it tasted AMAZING! Seriously craving more of Kayla’s french vanilla wedding cake with raspberry filling right now! She’s also super affordable if you’re getting married in the Austin area!
Toast Glasses: DiAmoreDS
Unity Candle: DiAmoreDS
I love love loved out unity candle and toast glasses! They were gold splotched, adorned with a white flower accent and so so beautiful! I hope that my daughter will use them in her wedding when she gets married too someday!
Sequin Table Cloths & Runners: Un Semplice Si
We had a gold sequin runner down our huge long table, and gold sequin linens on each of the cocktail tables. They were so gorgeous and added the perfect touch of sparkle! She also has tons of other colors that she offers also! They were one of my favorite decorative pieces for the wedding!
Monogrammed Aisle Runner: Certainly Chic
I’ve always wanted a runner when I thought about getting married someday. There’s something about walking down an actual aisle with a white runner that makes you feel more like a bride! I ordered this hand-painted aisle runner literally 2 weeks before the wedding, so I was so happy she was able to do a quick turnaround! It turned out perfect!
1960’s Bentley Getaway Car: 4 Leaf Limo
We went back and forth on what to do for our getaway car. We were super bummed when we realized the venue was at too steep of an incline to get a limo, but then I realized they offered this 1960’s Bentley! It was so cool getting taken to our hotel downtown in it! They have a great selection of getaway cars from limos to vintage cars. We loved not having to worry about our drinking either, because we knew we didn’t have to drive that night!
Sparklers: Superior Celebrations
The sparklers were the perfect way to send us off! They make the prettiest photos too! Superior Celebrations has super affordable bulk options perfect for any event, and they came really quickly in the mail!
Thank you so much to these amazing vendors who helped make my day so special!
aaaaaand cue the ugly cries…I give Kim K a run for her money…
Our Wedding Video:
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