groom smiles at bride in wedding dress with embroidered lace overlay

The bride was stunning from her crystal headpiece right down to the end of her fit-and-flare gown.  But what makes this wedding truly remarkable was the way the couple weaved in both the nostalgic and the modern with such aplomb.  The groom's family welcomed Toya with a Norwegian ale bowl ritual, where they drank from an antique pewter bowl.  But then the couple had the most amazing lighting details I've seen all year (you'll just have to take a peek for yourself--hint: it's behind the sweetheart table). Thanks to Photography by Vanessa for sharing this beautiful event with us!

long wedding programs and pink and white bridal bouquet
bride in floor length wedding dress with lace capelet overlay
pale rose and peony bridesmaid bouquet and muted bridal party dresses
groom with simple boutonniere and charcoal suit
gold and floral wedding invitation suite
garden wedding venue with chandelier and bronzed chairs
groomin charcoal gray morning suit
flower girl in simple white dress
bride in trumpet lace dress walking down aisle with her father
garden wedding ceremony with guests in bronzed chairs
outdoor wedding ceremony under chandelier and sashes
groom and bride kiss under chandelier
caterer passes out ale for ceremony toast
bride and groom sip ale during ceremony toast
wedding guests participate in ale toast ceremony ritual
recessional with bride in crystal headpiece
bride and groom embracing and walking over bridge
origami paper crane escort cards in pastel colors
simple and elegant table numbers with golden table acccents
small bites menu in aqua and gold frame
chalkboard wedding menu in ornate gold frame
wedding cake table with lavender and chocolate cakes
chocolate and fruit groom's cake with macarons
close-up of flowers and bee on lavender wedding cake
guests dine outside at Austin garden reception
guests in hats and suits at Austin wedding
lavish sweethearts table with votives and string lights
sweethearts table with lighted mr and mrs sign
bride in sweetheart neckline wedding dress and groom dance outside
bride and groom exit in Rolls Royce as they pass lighted happily ever after sign


Photographer: Photography by Vanessa

Venue: Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum

Planning & Design: Leave the Details to Me, Epic Event Design, Posh Posh Designs

Paper Goods: Wedding Paper Divas, Calligraphy by Gayle, Revelry Creative

Sweets:  Sweet Treets Bakery, Michelle's Patisserie

Flowers: Bouquets of Austin

Dress: Matthew Christopher, Nordstrom

Jewelry: Bell and Bird

Hair: Urban Betty (Marian)

Catering: 34th Street Catering (Eddie Bernal)

Men's Attire: Jos. A. Bank

Videography: Forever Films

Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals, Premiere Party Central

Lighting & Signs: Intelligent Lighting Design, Whim Hospitality

Music: Kris Kimura Quartet

Bar: Kings Liquor

Photobooth: Flipside Experience

Topper: Simply Silhouettes Weddings