February 26, 2020
Downtown Austin skyline with pretty blue skies.
Pink floral wedding stationary and wedding dress.
Diamond gold engagement ring and wedding band
Groom getting ready through a fun mirror.
Groomsmen helping groom put on his bow tie.
Groomsmen and groom laughing as they get ready for the wedding
Flower girl laughing and smiling in her pajamas
bridesmaid helping the bride put her wedding dress on
Bride putting on diamond bracelet and gold earrings that match the crystal beading on her dress
bridesmaids helping put the brides veil on
Bridesmaids and Bride walking to the church for the wedding.
Central christian church was the ceremony venue for the wedding
Bride walking up to the groom at the first look
Groom and bride seeing each other for the first time on their wedding day
Bride and groom sharing an intimate moment in central christian church
Bride and groom kissing and lovingly looking at each other in central christian church
Brides train on display as she poses with her groom in central christian church
Bride and groom about to kiss at central christian church
Bride and groom walking through the courtyard at central christian church
bride and groom posing in the courtyard of central christian church
Bride and groom with their two adorable vizslas
vizslas dressed up for the wedding
groom hugging his mother before the wedding ceremony
flower girls walking down the aisle
flower girl hugging on of the bridesmaids
father of the bride walking his daughter down the aisle
two guests holding hands during the wedding ceremony
Wide shot of the inside of central christian church with the bride and groom at the altar
Bride and groom kissing at the altar
bride and groom celebrating as they walk down the aisle to end the ceremony
bride and groom celebrating
Outside of the Hotel Van Zandt
reception at the hotel van zandt with brilliant white and gold tones
Bride and groom kissing at the reception
bride dancing with her father at the reception
groom dancing with his mother at the reception
Father of the bride giving a toast at the reception
bride and groom cutting the white and light blue wedding cake
bridesmaids giving toasts to the bride and groom at their sweetheart table
bride hugging one of the flower girls during the toasts
groomsmen giving toasts to the bride and groom
bride and groom at the sweetheart table
guests celebrating during the reception
grooms grandmother getting down on the dance floor with the groom
child relaxing in a chair during the reception
bride and groom sharing a dance
little girl in a princess dress dancing at the reception
bride and groom singing with guests at the reception
groom spinning his bride on the dance floor
guests dancing, singing and drinking at the reception
bride and groom sharing the last dance at the reception
bride and groom hugging
bride and groom kissing on the empty dance floor
bride and groom celebrating as they exit the reception
bride and groom kissing in the elevator as the doors close

Q. What are your day jobs?

He is a Software (UI/UX) Engineer and she is a Relationship Manager in the financial services industry.

Q. Where did you both grow up?

Annaliese was born and raised in Austin and Jarrod was born in Mt Sinai, NY and grew up in Satellite Beach, Florida

Q. How did you meet?

We met through friends in Newport Beach, CA.  Jarrod played on a beach flag football team with mutual friends.  After football, all the teams would get together at a sports bar called Cruisers, named after the beach cruiser bicycles prominent on the Peninsula.  Jarrod having waited long enough to be introduced by friends, interrupted a conversation to say Hi. 

Q. Tell me about the proposal?

Jarrod created an elaborate scheme to fly Annaliese back out to Newport Beach to propose on the park bench at their old condo overlooking Newport Beach harbor and the place they met. 

Q. Name a few places that are special to you. This could be a vacation, a concert, something you enjoy doing together locally, etc. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; just someplace you have made memories together.

Newport Beach Harbor (where we met) ; Kauai (favorite relaxing vacation spot) ; the Hollywood Bowl (favorite concert – John Williams); walking the dogs along Lady Bird Lake or in Zilker Park, enjoying all the great local restaurants and outdoor patios, Mattie’s Brunch, going to the movies

Q. When you can do anything you want to do, what do you do? i.e. what are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your leisure time, what makes you happy?

He loves to golf, playing sports in general and play video games.  She loves to get outdoors with the dogs, a good yoga or barre class, and getting into little craft projects.  We both love spending time with our friends and family and hosting dinner parties or game nights

Q. What is your favorite music and/or songs that mean the most to you as a couple? A playlist of sorts would be great! And any stories are great too!

Ed Sheeran; John Williams; Hall and Oates and other classic 80s songs; classic Whitney Houston; Motown songs; Adele ; Ray LaMontagne ; Hawaiian music. Favorite Concert is a John Williams Concert at the Hollywood Bowl which is an outdoor amphitheater.  John Williams composes songs/soundtracks for many famous movies including Jarrod’s all time favorite series, Star Wars. It was an outdoor symphony concert under the stars and it was magic.

Q. What are your favorite foods/restaurants?

Sushi (Uchi, Uchiko, some favorite local spots back in SoCal) and Italian (Tuscany Italian like North Italia, Siena and for Jarrod’s roots REAL New York Italian). We also love Austin Classics – Torchy’s, Franklin’s, Loro, breakfast tacos and Kolaches Her Casa de Luz, Blue Dahlia. We also really enjoy cooking and baking at home.

Q. Any pets? Tell me about them!

Yes, two Vizslas! Sadie is 3 years old and she is the sweetest dog you’ve ever met.  She gives endless kisses to most anyone that gets close, is super social with people and other dogs and loves popcorn, swimming and being mom’s shadow wherever she goes. Bodie is our 10 month old goofball big boy who gets sweeter every day.  He’s curious, mischievous , loves car rides, ‘helping’ with the laundry and giving high fives.  Also loves annoying big sister daily.  

Q. What are your (his and hers) favorite drinks when you are celebrating? Craft beer, wines, cocktails, bubbly?

Her – wine, prosecco, or a craft cocktail depending on the venue/food ; Him – a whiskey craft cocktail 

Q. What are your favorites drinks for Sunday mornings? Special herbal teas? Love a particular coffee? Bloody Mary’s?

Currently Her – Summer Moon Coffee half wintermoon iced coffee and Him – Summer Moon Coffee full wintermoon iced coffee. At brunch or special occasions Her- a mimosa with pineapple or cranberry juice (allergic to oranges so no orange juice) him – Bloody Mary. 

A special thanks to the vendor team:

Planner: Altar Ego Weddings

Hair: Mint Salon

Makeup: Donna Bruns

Videographer: Moonlit Weddings

Florist: Remi and Gold

Reception Band: Uptown Drive

Ceremony Musicians: Terra Vista Strings

Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery

Rentals: Premiere Events

Lighting: Disch Events

Transportation: Transportation Consultants