A New Year’s Eve Party for the Ages

August 8, 2019
Downtown Austin setting.
Bride is fanned by her bridesmaids.
Bride gets her makeup done.
Bride and bridesmaids take a shot.
Groom puts on his watch.
Groomsmen cheers drinks.
Bride gets help putting on her wedding gown.
Bride puts on deodorant.
Bride puts on her heels and poses for a photo in her veil.
Bride shows off her look to her bridesmaids.
A detail photo of the brides makeup and outfit.
Father of the bride sees his daughter for the first look.
Bride and groom pose for portraits.
Bride walks towards the first look.
The couple embraces during the first look.
Couple laughs at the first look.
Couple poses for a photo.
Bride and groom walk down a dock along the lake.
Groom twirls his bride on Town Lake.
A silhouette photo of the couple.
Groom is walked down the aisle by his parents.
Bride is walked down the aisle by her father.
Wide angle shot of the wedding ceremony.
The couple steps on glass during the ceremony.
The newly married couple walks down the aisle.
The bride and groom pose for a photo on the couch.
Details photos of the wedding reception.
Greenery lines the long candlelit tables.
White balloons surround the dance floor.
Couple walks into the reception.
Bride and groom have their first dance.
Groom twirls out his bride.
Bride and groom kiss on the dancefloor.
The couple sheds a tear during toasts.
Father daughter dance.
Mother son dance.
Guests dance with the married couple.
The white wedding cake is cut.
Bride dances with a little girl.
Bride dances with her father.
Bride gets ready for bouquet toss.
A guest catches the bouquet.
Bride is lifted high in the air on a chair.
The couple celebrates with the Jewish chair tradition.
Father of the bride is lifted in the air.
All the men gather on the dance floor.
Guest dips his date.
Bride and groom dance together on the dance floor.
The couple shares a kiss beside sparklers.

1. How did you choose your venues?

Kegan and I knew we wanted to get married in downtown Austin. It was the city our relationship started in and later bloomed in! We knew it had to accommodate big numbers and we wanted elegant, enjoyable for our guests and convenient.

2. Describe your decor and how you chose it?

I think I threw out the words, elegant, romantic, simple and white. I played a lot on the New Years winter idea, but I still wanted it to be a classic, but festive wedding too.

3. Tell me about your attire – who designed your dress and where did you buy it?
I bought my dress at Melange Bridal in north Austin, but we always joke that the veil sold me the dress. Once I put that incredible veil by Justin Alexander with the ribbon detail, it sealed the deal for the dress. I believe the dress was designed by the Melange store owner Jasmine.

4. What shoes did you choose and what jewelry did you wear?
I wore nude rockstud Valentino heels and statement crystal earrings from Nordstrom, but most importantly my grandmother’s engagement ring on my pinky finger. I was gifted a tiny diamond and sapphire bracelet from my maid of honor the day of the wedding for my “something blue”.

5. Who designed the bridesmaids dresses?

The bridesmaids’ dresses were all different styles in black from Jenny Yoo from Bella Bridesmaids.

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

The groom was wearing a custom midnight blue tuxedo with black lapels made in Hong Kong because we couldn’t find a midnight blue as dark as we wanted. He had a velvet Tom Ford bow tie, Peal & Co velvet smoking slippers and safety pin cuff links from Tiffany’s paired with his IWC watch.

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

I was drawn to her first because her photos are timeless and she captures amazing candid moments. After our first phone call, the biggest thing for me when choosing Jenny was trust. I knew I could trust her to handle a big guest list, dark lighting, work with large crowds like family and capture those crazy candid moments. It’s so scary putting all of your trust into someone on the most perfect day of your life and I instantly knew that I could trust Jenny. She handled every detail beautifully even my type A personality.

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

How can you pick just one? The first to come to mind was getting to see the ballroom with Kegan for the first time. To be able to see all of our hard work, decisions and dreams come to life together in private was more than I could’ve imagined. My second favorite is along the same lines, when I turned the corner down the aisle and saw everything come together, all of the people there for us and Kegan at the chuppah I burst into tears and I will never forget that feeling. And Kegan’s favorite memory is seeing our ballroom for the first time! (And he didn’t even copy my answer)

9. What was your favorite image from your wedding day?

My favorite picture from our wedding day is us during the horah because it embodies the party and traditions we were bringing into our marriage. Kegan’s favorite picture is the one of us on the couch in the private ballroom ahead of time. 

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

Every vendor blew us away. Our band was incredible, the balloon display was more than I could’ve imagined, our photographer brought an army with her, our cake was so delicious we still dream about it, our videographer made the day look like a movie, and last but not least Kate at Wild Sky Events put all the pieces together perfectly!

11. Do you have any tips to share with other couples?

Have a private moment as bride and groom! It was our favorite part of the entire night.

Thank you to the amazing vendor team:

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel

Planner: Kate with Wildsky Event

Balloons: Botanical No. 9

Florist: Clementine

Draping: Unique Events

Lounge: Birch and Brass

Lighting: Illios

Rentals: Perch and Marquee

Hair and Beauty: Lola Beauty

Band: Drywater Band

Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings

Photo Booth: Pixter

Cake: Feather and Frosting

Fireworks: Big Dog Pyro