Austin Weddings

Gabby & Matt's Fairytale Fall Wedding

Whether or not you’re prone to wedding waterworks, it’s definitely a good idea to have some tissues on hand for this one. There were so many moments that had us blinking back more than a few happy tears — from the bride’s parents’ emotional first look at their gorgeous daughter, to the tenderness shared between the newlyweds. Then there was the exuberant joy that radiated from every single one of the 250 guests; at times I thought that Garden Grove’s 12 acres might not be able to contain it all. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to share any of this beauty with you if it wasn’t for the insanely talented folks at Feather & Twine.

With 36th Street Events at the helm, this day was also made possible by an army of awesome vendors including Sweetwater Stems, who was responsible for the stunning florals, the Memphis Train Revue band, who kept the guests moving on the dance floor literally the entire night, and Sherpa Lux who provided the vintage Bentley that carried the bride to and from the ceremony at St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin as well as the transportation for over 200 guests. Last but not least, Lady Quakenbush’s Cakery created the cake that was just as pleasing to the tastebuds as it was to the eyes and Gabby and her bridal party’s elegant hair and makeup was done by Kiss by Katie.

Hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did. <3


Ringing in Spring at Garden Grove Austin

Spring wedding season is officially in full swing! Garden Grove Austin has hosted two absolutely STUNNING weddings for fantastic couples this month, with more beauty on the way! Below are a couple sneak peeks from both Stefanie & Bobby and Gretchen & Chris’ weddings, and we are so excited to see the rest!

Photos by  Sophie Epton  • Design/Floral by  Merville Events  &amp;  Pearl Events Austin

Photos by Sophie Epton • Design/Floral by Merville Events & Pearl Events Austin

Photos by  Amy Gawlik  • Design/Floral by  The Flower Girl  &amp;  Kismet Flowers

Photos by Amy Gawlik • Design/Floral by The Flower Girl & Kismet Flowers

So as we continue into Spring Wedding Season 2019, let’s look back at some of the other gorgeous Spring nuptials that have graced Garden Grove!  

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The venue is already taking bookings for Spring 2020, so if you feel inspired by any of these beautiful weddings,  it’s never too early to reach out and schedule a tour.

Why We Love the Wedding Gown Portrait Trend

Look through any collection of wedding photos from the past half-decade and you are almost certain to find what is now an essential portrait: the wedding gown on a hanger. Over the years, this iconic trend has transcended the bridal suite closet to idyllic settings both indoors and out,  resulting in shots that are just as beautiful as they are unique.

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Leah Jeffers Photography

But why take the time to pose and photograph a vacant wedding gown when the bride is going to have her photo taken in it all day anyway? The answer varies depending on which bride or photographer you ask -- and there are no wrong ones of course -- but the one I love the most is this: The unoccupied gown represents anticipation.

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AL Gawlik Photography

The dress, not yet animated by the bride, reflects the calm before the hustle and bustle of the day. After many months or more of so much planning and preparation, getting dressed is the final step before beginning the next chapter of her life. I cannot think of a more perfect way to not only immortalize the dress she may have spent many months saving and searching for, but also the hope, excitement and anticipation directly preceding “I do.”

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Jessica Frey Photography 

Hopefully this doesn’t sound too cheesy, but if I wasn’t a hopeless romantic, then I wouldn’t be in this business! <3

Garden Grove’s 12 sprawling acres and 10,000 + square feet of luxurious interiors offer limitless ways to beautifully display and capture the perfect wedding gown portrait! Contact us to schedule your tour today.

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Andrea and Danny's Poolside November Nuptials

You may remember Andrea’s absolutely GORGEOUS bridal portraits, posted on the blog in November. Well, her wedding photos are here and they are equally lovely!

November weather doesn’t get much more perfect than it was on Andrea and Danny’s Fall wedding day. Her seasonal bouquet from Kismet Flowers perfectly complemented a deep burgundy and navy color scheme. A perfectly fall-themed garland adorned the parogala where the couple sweetly exchanged vows. (Only in Austin, Texas can you have a poolside wedding in November!)

Enjoy these beautiful photos taken by Vanessa Anne Photography!