spring wedding

Kaytlin & Jared’s Intimate Spring Nuptials

Kaytlin and Jared's springtime wedding, could not have been a more beautiful day! They really focused on providing an intimate setting in our garden for their reception, and treated guests to delicious cuisine from Royal Fig Catering. We especially loved the pops of pink florals from Kitsch Floral & Event Styling. We loved being part of their day!

Photos by Lisa Hause Photography

Vendor Feature: Julie Paisley Photography

Let us introduce you to one of our favorite photographers, Julie Paisley Photography! Though she calls Nashville her home, she shoots all over the world. Recently, she hosted workshops in Ireland and Paris. Julie’s work has even been featured on the cover of People Magazine! Part of what makes Julie so unique is her "hybrid" approach — shooting both film and digital photos. We always love hosting her at Garden Grove Austin and are so excited that she will be joining us in Janurary for our Winter Engagement Event, Check out some of her photos from Alex and James' Spring Wedding and a 2016 Styled Shoot. 

Alex and Mitchell's Texas Summer Wedding

There just aren't enough words to say how much we adored this couple!! Their vendors were great and photos AMAZING!! Here is a bit about the couple and their love story from the couple.

We met after Alex had just moved back to West Texas, and we were celebrating our mutual friend's birthday. After recovering from a less than elegant introduction on Mitchell’s part, we connected by being two Aggies, stranded out in the desert, with a love for A&M, dogs, and Shiner beer. Despite being with a big group, we found ourselves locked in conversation for a while; after which, we left very curious about the other. The next week, Mitchell called and asked her out like a true gentleman. Over the next couple of weeks we went on several dates, every chance we got to see one another, despite both our hectic travel plans. 

Our story is simple, and straightforward - just two people who fell in love and didn't want to do life without each other. Our relationship has been so much more than just a whirlwind romance, but has become a deep-rooted friendship full of Jesus, deep belly laughs, countless roadtrips, copious amounts of food, being red wine and coffee snobs, and loving on our dogs as much as possible. Mitchell picked a ring in February 2016, and somehow managed to keep it a secret for 6 months. He proposed that July, in the most “Mitchell” way possible – well thought out, and romantic. He invited both our families, and several close friends to witness and celebrate at our favorite Italian restaurant, Venezia, in Midland. 

The first time Alex had the realization that she was head-over-heels, in love with Mitchell was in Texas hill country, making it a special location for our wedding. Alex had always dreamed of getting married outside, under a wooden cross, with flowers in her hair since she was a kid. There was a desire for our venue to reflect our relationship – romantic, yet comfortable. We were drawn to the simple, elegant, beauty of Garden Grove. . Besides something picture-picture perfect, we wanted a space where our extensive guest list could come together, eat, drink, play games, catch up, engage in meaningful conversation, and still feel intimate and inclusive to every guest.  

Photography: Sarah Goss Photography


Design & Coordination: Joyous 442 Event Planning + Design
 

Makeup: Taylor Barnett

Hair: Itz Styles Salon
 

Florals: Boho Blooms
 

Catering: Heavenly Gourmet

Music: Jeremy McBee Music, Cutting Edge Entertainment

Cross: Mancino Rentals