What were you inspired by while planning your wedding?
Lauren and Danny wanted to incorporate the natural beauty of Austin and Texas without the wedding feeling overtly rustic. We chose to incorporate succulents as a focal part of the wedding and integrating wildflowers so guests felt like they were escaping the everyday and entering a romantic garden. Having both the ceremony and dinner outside was extremely important to us, and the weather on the wedding day was extraordinary. Many weddings recently are very boho in feeling but I wanted a more natural garden setting that did not look too contrived or overgrown. Finding a balance was a great effort between the myself and the florist.
What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
One of the bride’s favorite wedding day details were the magnificent flower arrangements. I was very particular about the type of bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres. Our florist worked tirelessly to make sure all of the arrangements were as perfect as possible and made all of my dreams come true. Inside the reception area we also had beautiful lounge areas created by the wedding planner and her team which incorporated perfectly a comfortable and inviting vintage look. We know everyone enjoyed having a comfortable resting area that was conducive for conversation while still being close to the dance floor.
Did you have any DIY (aka Do it Yourself) details? If so, please share more about them below.
We had many specialized details like our invitations for the rehearsal dinner and wedding but no DIY things.
What would you say are some of your favorite wedding day memories?
Some favorite moments for the bride and groom on the wedding day were getting ready with our closest friends and family members. The biggest moment for both of us was our ‘first look’ when we were able to be alone and see each other for the first time ready to be married. Sharing this moment was extremely special for both of us and made the rest of the day a more relaxing experience.
What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding?
Both of us think it is important to go into a wedding knowing what is important to all of the people involved in the planning process. If the bride and groom are the only members planning the wedding or making the budget this can be a little easier. But if you’re family is helping to plan or have specific opinions it will help to put all expectations out on the table first instead of being surprised by anything later in the planning process.
We love to hear any fun “how we met” and/or “how we got engaged” stories so feel free to share below if you’d like.
Danny and Lauren are two Texans lucky enough to have found each other in the chaotic city of New York. On a very cold winter evening five years ago, both Lauren and Danny were coincidentally with family members in the Upper West Side. Lauren was with a cousin who use to live in New York, and in town visiting while Danny was with his parents and sister. Out of nowhere, Lauren’s cousin starting running down the sidewalk and screaming with delight at a group of people standing on the corner. This turned out to be Danny and his family who knew Lauren’s cousin from growing up in Houston. To Lauren’s surprise she spotted the handsome Danny and later asked her cousin to give Danny her phone number. Danny called two weeks later to take Lauren out on a date and the rest is history.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your big day?
What made the wedding day the most eventful and wonderful was how excited each and every family member was to be at the wedding and feel the love we have for each other. Speaking to our closest family and friends on that day made us realize how blessed we are to have love and support behind our marriage.
We also love to give credit to all of the wonderful wedding vendors who make up your wedding day so please include your wedding day team below. Please note their company name and what services/products they provided.
Wedding Planner and Event Designer: Becky Brock and team at Brock + Co Events
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Photographer: Jenny DeMarco at Jenny DeMarco Photography
Florist: Wendee Sawran at Botanical No. 9
Ceremony Music: Barton Strings
Challah Bread: Sweetish Hill
Officiant: Rabbi Freedman
D.J: Jon Simon at DJ Gatsby
Hair: Brooke Michie and Jessica Gosh at Lyric Salon
Makeup: Colleen Briggs