The groom sweetly embraces his new bride at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Jenny DeMarco photographed the event. The bride wore her mother's wedding gown. The vintage lace gown is personlized in navy blue with the wedding date of her mother and father. The bride wore Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumps. Her "somethings blue" were the same wore by Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex in the City Movie. In the Fazio suite at the Barton Creek Resort, the bride is helped into her vintage lace gown by her bridesmades. In the Fazio suite at the Barton Creek Resort, a bridesmaid, wearing navy blue satin gown, assists the bride into her Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Satin Pumps. To compliment her sophisticated vintage lace gown, the bride wore a fresh rose in her hair. Mademoiselle by Coco Chanel was the bride's perfume and eau de toilette. The bride and her wedding party walk the outdoor corridors at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa and laugh on the hill country, premeir gold course. Personlized Shiner Bock shot glasses and hand-made, gourmet cookie cakes were features in the goom's private suite. The groom's formal evening attire would not be complete without an elegant and stylish bow tie. To prepare for the black tie event, the groom hand-ties his satin bow tie in his private suite at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa. The groom wore his custom-tailored dinner jacket and suit, white rose lapel, classic cuff links and his favorite platinum Rolex watch. The groom and his wedding party take in the hill country scenery on the resort golf course wearing custom-tailored suits, rose lapels and black satin bow ties.  The private ceremony took place in an intimate, outdoor tent on the hill country grounds of the Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin Texas. Cream hydrangeas, arranged by Flora Fetish, accented the center aisle and alter. The wedding guests were offered warm, neatly rolled blankets and tied in navy blue and pale pink ribbon in case of a slight chill. The seats reserved for guests were marked with engraved cards tied by delicate navy blue ribbon. The bride and her father sweetly await the start of the private ceremony. Her bouquet, arranged by Flora Fetish, is made of cream roses and white hydrangeas. The flower girl and ringer bearer are escorted down the center aisle of the intimate, outdoor ceremony. The groom waits as his soon-to-be father in law escorts the bride down the aisle at their private outdoor wedding at Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas.  The bride and groom exchange vows before a judge under the outdoor tent before the intimate group of family and friends. A groomsman, wearing a black dinner jacket, bow tie and white rose lapel, looks on as the bride and groom exhange their vows.  As customary in hispanic culture, a wedding cord, or "lasso", is placed on the bride and groom as a symbol of their unity. The wedding cord or "lasso" symbolizes the bond between two people from two different cultures and unites them for eternity.  The bride and groom march joyously down the aisle to lead their guests from the outdoor, multicultural ceremony to their reception at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa. The bride, whose veil is accented by delicate fresh flowers, and her new husband embrace in the reception ballroom after their destination ceremony in Austin, Texas.  The reception guests were offered a gourmet three-course meal provided by the Barton Creek Resort and Spa on sophisticated china and silver flatware. The dinner menu was printed on engraved cards and presented in elegant navy blue napkin arrangements. The center pieces were prominent silver candlesticks and large flower arrangments designed by Flora Fetish. The bride and groom's reception seats were marked by engraved cards in the bride's natvie language of Spanish. Reception guests were offered traditional Mexican polvorón cookies as a symbol of the bride's culture. The bride's wedding cake was an elegant and delicious feature of the ballroom reception and was beautifully framed among the classic silver candle sticks and large flower center pieces. The bride and groom enjoy their first dance in the center of the ballroom at their destination wedding in Austin, Texas. The bride and groom are serenaded by a tradional mariachi performer as is custom in Mexican tradion. The bride and groom enjoy the toasts offered by friends and family while celebrating with champagne in glass flutes. Guests dressed in blacktie formal attire enjoy the dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Suspenders and a bowtie are essential in order to look sophisticated on the dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. The bride and groom dance under the party lights dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Guests dressed in blacktie formal attire enjoy the dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Guests dressed in blacktie formal attire enjoy the dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. Guests dressed in blacktie formal attire enjoy the dancefloor in the main ballroom at the Barton Creek Resort in Austin, Texas. The groom enjoyed his favorite cigar before exiting the mulitcultural celebration.

The bride and groom exit their destination marraige celebration. The formal, blacktie event was hosted by the Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas.

Melissa and Calvin were married in an intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family at Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. The evening celebrated the union of two hearts, as well as two cultures. Melissa and Calvin, of Mexican and West Indian decent respectively, greatly valued celebrating the coming together of their two heritages and the opportunity to celebrate significant traditions. Melissa and Calvin were eternally united when they were ‘lassoed‘  by a silk wedding cord – a tradition in the bride’s Mexican culture. Both the ceremony and the reception featured specialties representing both the bride and groom’s family heritage as well as the couple’s American culture. The formal affair truly was a night to remember as it featured such unique traditions elegantly presented.

Venue: Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Coordinator: Liv by Design, Katie Krause,

Catering: Barton Creek Resort and Spa

Makeup Artist: Rachelle Roe Cosmetics

Music: DJ Byrne Rock

Videographer: Luke McKibben