In this post I want to praise all the vendors we used that made our February 5th wedding more than I could have ever dreamed of! I highly recommend each and every vendor we used and hope some of you will use them too! Make sure to check out my previous wedding recaps to get more information/pictures!
Now on to the wonderful people behind the best day of my life....
This place is absolutely beautiful! It is a hotel and conference center owned by the University of Texas and sits right between the capital and UT Tower. I knew from the minute I saw it that it was the place I wanted to get married. Our wedding coordinator was SO great, she was the one who put all of my dreams together. We held both the wedding ceremony and reception there and Jon and I got to stay in the Presidential Suite on our wedding night. It is only a few years old so everything is new, modern and updated.
Flowers: LisaLyn Designs
These ladies were amazing! A friend of mine referred me to LisaLyn and boy am I glad I went. My flowers were exactly what I wanted and the centerpieces were breathtaking. Their team set up for the ceremony and stayed to help flip the room. Here are some pics of their perfect work!
Dress: Belle Saison
Check out my dress post from last month, I love love love my wedding gown!
Photographer: Travis Tank Photography
Travis is a friend of mine from high school and I was absolutely thrilled when he agreed to shoot our engagement pictures. We were so pleased that we asked him to shoot our wedding. The pictures say it all, he is amazing! Here is one of our engagement pictures to show you how cool his work is...
Ricky dj'ed my sisters wedding in 2009 and also did a party for my brother's school so we knew we were going to use him. He played tons of great music, everything from Frank Sinatra to Waka Flaka Flame. The two songs that remind Jon and I of our wedding are Yeah 3x by Chris Brown and Firework by Katy Perry. I get sentimental when I hear them!
Photo Booth: SocialFly
This was the only vendor I chose from the Austin Bridal Extravaganza and I am so glad I did! Their photo booth was huge (I was in there with about 10 people at one point) and very classy (some of the photo booths were so cheeseball!). It was touchscreen and guests could choose how many pictures and whether they printed in color, black and white or sephia. They had two attendants working our wedding and made us a scrapbook with all the pictures!
|Mrs. Hart & Mrs. Newberry!|
Cake: Austin Cake Lady
My sister and a few other family friends used the Austin Cake Lady so she gave us a great deal. We did not do a grooms' cake because we had petit fours, gourmet cookies and chocolate covered strawberries served family style right after dinner. The cake had 2 chocolate and 2 vanilla tiers and was covered in flowers (by LisaLyn).
Videographer: NewBlock Video
Randy was so awesome and we are very satisfied with our wedding video. I only saw him a few times over the course of the whole day and he managed to get so much footage! Be sure to check out our wedding video trailer (the actual video is about 50 minutes long). Below is a picture of me being interviewed...I hate the sound of my 12 year old voice!
Lighting: D&H Stage Lighting
If you've ever watched Platinum Weddings you know how much lighting can do to a room. It can totally transform a blank space into something magnificent and beautiful. Fortunately, the ballroom that our wedding was held in was really pretty...lots of natural light for the ceremony but I knew I wanted lighting for the reception. We had 12 orange up lights, 4 patterns on each of the corners of the room and an "H" monogram on the dance floor. I think the picture below does a good job of showing all three. My goal was for the room to look "warm"
My engagement ring and wedding band are both designed by Simon G and Jon purchased them together at Benold's Jewelers in Austin. I love my rings and wouldn't change anything about them! Jon picked them out on his own, good husband. Jon's wedding band is Tungsten material and we purchased it online at TungstenAffinity.com (he tried the same one on at Benold's and measured his size). They have awesome online deals!
Save the dates & invites: Wedding Paper Divas
I will definitely be using this site again! Their sister website Tiny Prints does cards, invites and more. I posted pictures of our invites in my wedding website post.