wedding photography

Amazing Wedding Cakes and Sweets Displays

We hosted an incredible cake display this weekend, and wanted to share some of the other spectacular cakes and sweets displays from past events. Here are just a few of our favorites.

For their spring wedding, Alex and James chose a lovely two-tier cake from Catering With A Twist. The rich white buttercream frosting was topped with white, yellow and soft pink roses from Lee Warth. The couple also brought in a variety of fun doughnuts from VooDoo Doughnut, an Austin, Texas favorite, and the perfect compliment to their classic cake! The bride even had one specially made to celebrate her father’s birthday.

Photography by Julie Paisley, Props by Bee Lavish Vintage

There was nothing “traditional” about Virginia & Chris’ modern wedding. From her tropical decor to her jaw-dropping illusion wedding gown; Virginia put a truly unique twist on every detail. Her cake was no exception! From the hand painted effect on the front, to the sugar geode accents…. this masterpiece from 2 Tarts Bakery was truly amazing.

Photography by Leah Jeffers Photography, Design: Silverthistle Weddings

Trisha and Matt’s marbled cake from Sweet Treats Bakery was elegant in every way. Floral accents by The Flower Girl perfectly balanced this modern look!

Photos by Jessica Scott Photography

This trio of cakes and cream puffs, from Simply Delicious Custom Cakes was a huge hit at our Summer Engagement Event in 2017, and we are still quite smitten. Not only were they absolutely delicious but they added a touch of whimsey to the event and provided guests with a variety of ways to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Photography by Leighanne Herr, Props by Bee Lavish Vintage

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

Guest Blog: Tips to plan a Hill Country Destination Wedding

Planning a destination wedding? Okay maybe not the traditional tropical locale with sand between your toes, but the Texas Hill Country! 

When you don’t live in the same area as your wedding venue, as you may already know, it can make things a bit more challenging. That is something we at Uptown Events & Travel are all too familiar with. 

As the owner of UET, I planned my Mexico wedding from Texas and recognized the struggles every destination bride deals with. The Texas Hill Country is an amazing place for couples planning from afar- there is an abundance of fantastic vendors all ready to help with your big day. 

But that can be part of the problem: too many options leads to what I like to call “decision-blockage”. I help couples every day that are having difficulty with things like: “there are so many great photographers, which one best fits my style and budget?”, “who should I hire for hair & makeup?” or, “should I set up transportation for my out of town guests and what should I expect that to cost?”

At UET, we specialize in working with couples planning from afar and/or have a large portion of their guests traveling in. Not only do we help with the typical wedding vendors (caterer, florist, etc.), we also guide you through the process of setting up accommodations and managing the transportation of your guests. 

ZAC_1726.jpg

 

So now that you know a little about Uptown and our expertise, I’d like to share with you our Top 5 Tips to Planning a Hill Country Destination Wedding. 

1. Book your venue and accommodations early! The best ones typically book up over a year in advance, so get started early. 

2. Ask for courtesy room blocks at hotels. It saves you from being monetarily responsible for filling hotel rooms. 

3. Communicate with your guests effectively about transportation. Whether you decide to provide shuttles to/from the hotel to your venue, or you’re leaving transportation to your guests to handle on their own, make sure you thoroughly give directions on what to expect. 

4. Make it a wedding weekend- invite guests to the hotel lobby bar for welcome cocktails the day they arrive, host a brunch the morning after the wedding. Austin has a plethora of great activities for guests, so allow them to experience more of the city by hosting a few mini-events throughout the weekend. 

5. Hire a wedding planner that is experienced with handling destination style weddings. ;) We couldn’t leave that one out!

SNK_0081.jpg

 

 

I hope this has given you a few good things to think about for your Hill Country Destination Wedding. When you find yourself ready to work with a wedding planner, I’d love to help!

 

Thanks and best wishes,

Jessica Upton

Jessica@UptownEventsTravel.com

361-935-7009

www.UptownEventsTravel.com

 

Photography: Courtesy of Bloom and Bud and Amber Kelley Photography

 

 

Megan and Henry's Charming Outdoor Wedding

Photos by Amber Kelley 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.