Brazos Hall Wedding: Haley + John

June 14, 2017

Bride and groom standing under Brazos Hall sign at night.

Silhouette of bring putting her makeup on with Frost Bank Tower in the background.

Bridesmaids giggling on the bed in their getting ready robes.

Bridesmaids touching her pregnant belly.

bridesmaids giggling while getting ready and making funny faces.

Grooms dad helping him tie his bow tie.

Groomsmen looking out the window preparing to walk down the aisle.

A view of the front of St. Mary's cathedral.

Bridesmaids walking next to St. Mary's before the wedding procession.

Bride putting the last finishing touches on her dress before walking down the aisle. Close up shot of lace on her sleeve and jewelry details.

Bride walking down aisle with veil spread out.

Bride walking with dad down the aisle with big bouquet of flowers.

Groom seeing his bride for the first time as she walks down the asile.

Bride looking over her shoulder at family during ceremony.

Bride and groom kneeled down during church ceremony.

Bride laughing during vows at catholic church.

Bridesmaid looking on intently during wedding ceremony.

Groom laughing during vows at catholic church wedding.

Bride and grooms first kiss as a married couple.

Bride and groom outside St. Mary's cathedral after ceremony as they exit.

Wedding party on the front steps of St. Mary's cathedral.

Portraits of bride and groom at Texas State Capital.

Bride and groom in front of the Texas State Capital.

Bride and groom portrait sitting on bench on rooftop at Brazos Hall.

Portrait of bride and groom on the rooftop at Brazos Hall.

Portrait of bride and groom with city skyline at night behind them.

Bravos Hall logo on window before wedding reception.

Bride and groom beginning to have their first dance at Brazos Hall reception.

Bride and groom first dance at Brazos Hall wedding reception.

Bride and groom first dance dip at Brazos Hall wedding reception.

Mother son dance at Brazos Hall.

Mother son dance while mom smiles happily.

Grandpa dancing the night away.

Bride with light up glasses on during reception.

Guest partying with glow sticks at the reception.

Bride dancing the night away.

Guest holds women as they laugh and dance together.

Groom taking the

Groom lifted the ring bearer in the air proud that he caught the garter.

Guest laughing and celebrating the newly weds.

Guest laughing at light up glasses.

Flower girl was exhausted by the end of the nigh and fell asleep on two chairs with lights on her shoe still blinking after wedding.

Bride and groom having fun as they celebrate finally being married.

Bride and groom dancing on the stage with the band elated.

Bride and groom exit the party at Brazos Hall after celebrating all night.

How did you choose your venues: St. Mary’s Cathedral and Brazos Hall?

We are catholic so we wanted a catholic church in downtown Austin so that our out of town guests could enjoy the fun and lively city. We have been to many weddings that are not centrally located which made it hard to plan activities during the day for guests. We wanted to make everything close and very Austin! The church was a must then we had to find a reception venue. Because of our large wedding size we didn’t fit into most venues. It was important for us to have one large room and not have to break people up to have a seated dinner. With brazos halls large room and central location that could hold all 320 of us we decided that it was the place.


Describe your decor and how you chose it?

We wanted to dress up Brazos Hall, we didn’t want it to seem too barn like or too much like a blank warehouse. We brought in Chandeliers and gold chairs with white accents such as the dance floor, stage decor and bars this making it feel less dark and brown.


Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it?

My dress was purchased at Melange Bridal located in Austin It was a Justin Alexander dress. This is a full service bridal salon they ordered, altered and delivered my dress to me the day of the wedding. We didn’t have the hassle of taking it home or to a different place for alterations. My dress also had many custom pieces, Sonya in alterations made my custom cathedral vail, over skirt for the reception, and the lace sleeved Bolero I wore in the church.


What shoes did you choose and what jewelry did you wear?

I wore Christian Louboutin closed toed gold heels. For jewelry I wore my grand mothers wedding band and a diamond bracelet with pearl accents. This custom bracelet was made by Salem Jewelry in Marble Falls.


Who designed the bridesmaids dresses?

The 12 bridesmaids wore Hayley Paige JLM Couture Collection and the 9 House party girls wore Monique Lhuillier all where purchased through Bella Bridesmaids Austin.


And your groom – tell me about his look – who was his suit designer? Any other significant accessories?

John wore a classic black tux from Jos A Banks with Black Belly Caimen Crocodile Lucchese Boots. I gave him a black faced men’s datejust Rolex for his wedding gift.


Why did you choose me, Jenny, to be your wedding photographer?

I choose Jenny to be my photographer because I love her use of light. She works well with artificial light and her photos just don’t look like everyone else. She brings out the best in couples and truly makes them feel special. I love how she can make something so boring look magnicificant with her special eye behind the lens. We enjoyed our meeting with her and thought that she would be the perfect person to photograph our wedding. Because both of our venues where inside we wanted a photographer that didn’t need natural light to make a photo great.


What was one of your favorite moments from your wedding day?

I don’t think I can choose a favorite I loved it all. I loved spending time with all the 22 girls getting ready to dancing on the dance floor. John and I felt so loved and special the whole day. Of course the wedding was beautiful and the Priest did a wonderful job, I really have a hard time picking one favorite moment.


What was your favorite image from your wedding day?

I love the photos of us at the capital and the pictures of the wedding party together outside the church.


Did any of your other vendors go above and beyond for you?

Brock & Co did an amazing job it was a very special day for us and they made sure that everything went as planned. The band London Calling did an awesome job they went above and beyond the music was great and had EVERYONE out on the dance floor.


Do you have any tips to share with other couples?

Have fun! We had an extended reception of 6hr if your budget allows it have a longer reception. You will never complain that your party went on for longer! Make sure to have a planner that has worked in your venue and with the other vendors you are using it makes everything go must smoother and without issues.



Special thanks to the following:

Reception Venue: Brazos Hall

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Cathedral

Wedding Planner and Event Designer: Becky Brock, Brock and Co.

Caterer: Primizie Catering

Florist: Botanical No. 9

Cake: Simon Lee Bakery

Videographer: Mason Jar

Makeup Artist: Denise Vasques

Musician/DJ: London Calling

Stationary: The Inviting Pair