Hotel Granduca Wedding

September 28, 2016

Bride and Groom have an intimate moment in beautiful reception ballroom Paper invitation with gold and cream custom logo for Bride and Groom Bride is assisted into her dress, bridesmaids ecstatic reaction to bride reveal Bridesmaids walk Bride outside in rain before first look Bride faces grooms back outside in rain, seconds before reveal Bridesmaids watch bride groom reveal from afar outside in rain Groom passionately hugs bride under umbrella after first look Bride and groom under umbrella in rain after first look Groom sees his bride for the first time outside in the rain Happy bridesmaids laugh at the grooms reaction to his first look at the bride black and white side profile view photo of bride and groom embracing External view of the stone church on a cloudy day Flower girl and grandmother share a special moment before the ceremony Bride and her bridesmaids happy after praying, black and white photo Adorable toddler flower girl lines up with the bridesmaids Father walks the bride down the aisle Father passes his daughter off to her soon to be husband, black and white Breathtaking view of church with wedding ceremony View of bride and groom from the back of the pews Pastor speaks to bride and groom on the altar Birds eye view of the beautiful altar and church Bride and groom passionately share their first kiss on the altar Bride and Groom walk hand in hand down the aisle as they exit Bride and groom high five just after getting married in bridal room Breathtaking external shot of Hotel Granduca with cloudy sky Dyptich of outdoor details, potted trees and lanterns Drink table with Fresh Sips sign on wall of greenery Reception party birds eye view, with string lights above guests eating and drinking Indoor wedding reception, beautiful gold vases with colorful flowers and white table cloths Detailed view of pink flower centerpiece on table Bride and Groom hug as they share a slow, first dance Bride throws her arms up as she dances for the first time with her husband Bride and her father dance in ballroom as guests watch Bridesmaid in foreground watches as the groom twirls his bride on the dance floor Groom and his mother in a coral dress have a fun dance during the reception Brides mother gives a toast with her champagne glass held high Wedding guests cheers and smile after toast is given Kelly Wynne handbag designer dances at reception in front of band Bride presents a smaller cake to grandma to celebrate her birthday Band sings in red and blue light Bridesmaids sip each others drinks on the dance floor Grooms father holds fun props on dance floor as he dances with other guests Bridesmaid action shot dancing with mini pink hat on her head Guest in bright orange dress dancing at reception Action shot of friends having a blast on the dance floor Bridesmaid bends over backwards on dance floor and draws a crowd Grooms twin brother catches the garter Groom slingshots garter to male guests Bride dances alongside the band singer with bridesmaids in background Groom gives a speech with bride in his arm Guests celebrate with the band on the dance floor Bridesmaid dances with a drink in one hand Groom gets down infront of the band Girl in orange dress smiles on the dance floor Black and white photo of reception party including guests Bride and groom share an intimate kiss on a very busy dance floor Bride and Groom share a dance on an empty dance floor, beautifully lit underneath dress Bride and groom exit reception holding hands high as guests cheer

How did you choose your venues? St. John Neumann and Hotel Granduca

I grew up going to St. John Neumann, so getting married there meant a lot to me and my mom. For the reception, Cameron wanted something unique. We have been to a lot of weddings around Austin, and his number one criteria was somewhere we’d never been before. Hotel Granduca fit the bill perfectly!

Describe your decor and how you chose it?
Going in I knew I didn’t want the traditional white wedding. I love color, and wanted a lot of pinks and corals in the flowers. We had a lot of gold detailing in the Save the Dates and Invitations, so we incorporated gold throughout the reception as well.

Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it?
My dress is Rivini and I purchased it at Julian Gold!

What shoes did you choose and what jewelry did you wear?
My shoes were ivory badgley mischka. I wore pearls given to me by my grandmother, and I had my great grandmother’s rosary fastened to my bouquet.

Who designed the bridesmaids dresses?

And your groom – tell me about his look – who was his suit designer?
Classic black tux from Jos A Bank 🙂
Any other significant accessories?
My best friends have a tradition of passing down a garter. The previous bride has the next bride-to-be’s initials embroidered in her wedding colors and gives it to her at a bridal shower.
Why did you choose me, Jenny, to be your wedding photographer?
I didn’t know any photographers in Austin. Brock & Co sent a list, and I just loved your pictures the most!

What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?
Our first look in the rain. It was so romantic, and I will never forget the way he looked at me when he first saw me.

What was your favorite image from your wedding day?
A picture of us under the umbrella looking at each other.

Did any of your other vendors go above and beyond for you?
Every single one. I cannot say enough good things about Brock & Co. They thought of every last thing. Wendee Sawran did an amazing job with the flowers, especially the beautiful feature above the fountain. Polkadots created an unbelievable grooms cake that was even better than I envisioned!

Do you have any tips to share with other couples?
If your photographer has a crazy idea GO WITH IT! Just might end up being your favorite part of your day!


Thanks to our vendor team:

Wedding Planner and Event Designer: Brock & Co.

Cake: Polkadots

Flowers:Wendee Sawran Petals

Band: Rivertown Band

Makeup: Makeup by Denise

Hair Stylist: Danann Patrick at Mint Salon