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Red Corral Ranch /// #kissinlogs /// Jessie + Taylor, the full film

What we truly love about Jess and Taylor is the way they appreciate sweet, intimate moments - quality time spent together going to the dog park with their pups and simply catching up with one another on the couch at the end of the day. They spent time on little details for the wedding day as well, from handmade road signs directing guests to different locations to the lovingly handwritten letters that they wrote to their wedding party. You’re as sweet as Tennessee Whiskey. When asked about musical preferences and genres they would like represented in their final film, Jessica and Taylor didn’t hesitate in their response: anything similar to Chris Stapleton. A musician known for his deep voice and highly relatable songs referencing the simple things in life like whiskey and love, we can see why Jess and Taylor enjoy his music so much. For their edit, we chose music by Matt McCloskey and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Drew Holcomb is a well known Nashville artist who often sings duets with his beautiful wife, Ellie Holcomb. Their style is lilting, simple, and pure country. Red Corral Ranch in Wimberley is like an oasis in the desert - filled with rolling hills, lush greenery, spectacular views, and twinkling lights that would make the night sky jealous. It was here that Jess and Taylor chose to say “I do” amongst their closest family and friends. The sunset filled ceremony was punctuated with a visit by some local peacocks who only squawked at some pretty perfectly timed moments—as if they were cheering in agreement with Jess and Taylor being announced husband and wife! Afterwards, guests gathered at the big red barn to eat dinner. They were surprised to find they had to compete against other tables of guests and sing for their supper—in order to be released to the buffet, they had to serenade the bride and groom with a song about love. Their fun songs and animated performances only served to prove that Jess and Taylor are surrounded by a whole cloud of joyous friends who reflect their own humor and love for life. Jessica and Taylor, We hope your film helps you re-live these moments with joy and delight, and that the memory of this moment when you shared your vows will continue to stir your affections and strengthen you for all of your future days together. love, the Mason Jar Team Ceremony/Reception: Red Corral Ranch ||  || @redcorral Planner: Westcott Weddings ||  || @westcottweddings Photographer: Mint Photography ||  || @lovemintphotography Florist: Bristol Lane ||  ||@bristollane Caterer: Gourmet Gals || || @gourmetgalscatering Ceremony Music: Better Halves || Tables/Chairs: Premiere ||  || @premiereeventsaustin Napkins: Marquee ||  || @marqueeatx Vintage Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals ||  || @lootvintage Makeup: LoLa ||  || @lolabeautyatx DJ: Altared Weddings ||  || @altared_weddings Cake: Sweet Treats ||  || @sweettreetsbakery

Cypress Falls Event Center /// Forever Young /// Jaime + Ryan, the Locket

Wading barefoot in a creek while wearing your wedding dress...buckets and buckets of Shiner...watching a waterfall as you say your wedding vows...cap guns and sparklers as you exit your reception... this, my friends, is what a Texas wedding is all about.  But perhaps the best part of all is the sincerity between this bride and groom as they look into each other's eyes.  Jaime and Ryan had a sweet, family-focused wedding at Cypress Falls Event Center in Wimberley, Texas.  Between the string lights and the Texas night sky, the evening sparkled with memories of their courtship in Chicago, and the laughter that brought this couple together. Enjoy their film! Venue:  Cypress Falls Event Center / 1 Woodcreek Cir Suite #A, Wimberley, TX 78676 Coordinator: Lynnsey Hastie of CFEC Photographer: Lauren Reynolds Photography Caterer: Linda's Fine Foods Restaurant & Catering Florist: Robin Carpenter DJ:  Fred Bishop

Ouisie’s Table /// #ileicheralot /// Lauren + Jake, the Memory Tin

There will never be another father who loves his daughter as much as I love you." As Lauren’s dad addressed the crowd filled with friends and family snuggled together around the dance floor at Ouisie’s, a hush fell over the room. He spoke of a moment when Lauren was five years old and riding her bicycle. He remembered that as he looked at her face, he felt himself jump forward in time to the day he would walk his daughter down the aisle, and he thought, “how can I ever give this girl away?" What Jake did to earn this loving father's trust— that is the very thing about Lauren and Jake that gives us one more reason to believe in love. Enjoy their film and their story: musical soundtrack: "Hey Ho" by The Lumineers, licensed through SongFreedom "Soul Birds" by Ryan Taubert, licensed through MusicBed Lauren and Jake are quite a pair—Lauren is passionate, kind, and (self-admittedly) a little rebellious —and Jake is goofy, adorable and honorable. Fun fact— Jake’s favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, so the wedding hashtag #ileicheralot was based off of the line from the movie “I like her a lot.” Cute, right? Together, they love to travel and explore new places so it was only fitting that their wedding brought in people from many places to celebrate with them. For their wedding venues, they chose locations that felt the most like home to them. Jake and Lauren both grew up at the same church in Houston; MDPC is the place where they were both baptized and confirmed so it made perfect sense that it would be where they would make their vows to one another. For their reception, they chose Ouisie’s—a swanky New Orleans' style restaurant in a bungalow-esque building with a beautiful, intimate garden setting and classic ballroom complete with ornate architecture. It was a night filled with laughter around dinner tables, joyous dancing, and of course, good food. Before the wedding, Lauren told us, "We are very close to our friends and family. Many of them are coming from out of town so we intend to really celebrate life during the event."  .....and, just one more fun fact—you know your clients have an awesome taste in food when a Food Network star crashes their wedding to eat at the venue! Thankfully, Giada was kind enough to share some wedding well-wishes with us to deliver to Jake and Lauren. A video posted by Texas Wedding Videographer (@masonjarfilms) on Dec 2, 2015 at 11:30am PST The Proposal: How did it happen? If you are observant, you will have seen many references to golf throughout the wedding—from the topper on the groom’s cake to the guest book - which were chosen as a reflection of the proposal story. Lauren told us, “It happened at the Master's - 9th fairway. (It's actually on film...) " Lauren and Jake, Thank you for choosing us to tell your story, and for sharing your love of home movies and classic movies with us. We hope your wedding film serves as a reminder of this sweet evening where you gathered with your family and friends to “celebrate life.” We are honored to have been your wedding videographer. Truly, The Mason Jar Team Event Coordinator: Belle of the Ball, Jordan Bredthauer - -  @belleevents Belle of the Ball Assistant: Ashlyn Thompson Ceremony Venue:  Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church @memorialdrivepc Reception Venue:  Ouisie’s Table @ouisiestableAztec (rentals): Elyse Evans @aztecusaCandelabra Rentals:  Darryl & Co.  @darrylco_eventsPhotographer:  Christina Carroll @christinacarrollphotoHouston Wedding Videographer: Mason Jar FilmsCeremony Music:  Avalon Strings @theavalonmusicFlorals:  Blooming Gallery @bloominggalleryBand:  Empire 6 @empire_6Make Up:  Your Beautiful Face  Leah @yourbeautifulfacecoPhoto Booth:  Smilebooth  @smileboothDance Floor Rental:  Mike’s Dance Floors Mike Reed Paper Flower Archway:  Balushka @paperfloralartistry Cocktail Hour Entertainment - Spanish Guitarist: Guille Serpas 

Houston Country Club /// #MrAndMrsMWendt /// Amber + Michael, the Locket

Amber and Michael’s wedding day was perfect in every way. The oppressive heat of Texas summer had been replaced with warm afternoons and cool evening breezes. With a golden sun setting over the steeples of St. Martin’s Episcopal and blanketing the greens of Houston Country Club, guests gathered outside to enjoy a cocktail hour serenaded by Houston’s famous Choraleers. As the party transitioned into the Country Club’s oval ballroom, guests were surrounded by pink and gold light glowing from candles and chandeliers. At the entrance, a beautiful floral archway stretched up to the ceiling. Michael’s uncle said a prayer to bless the dinner and encouraged guests to truly drink in the evening and savor each conversation among all those who adore Amber and Michael. We are so glad we could be there to capture that moment so that Amber and Michael can be reminded of the support and love shared by all who gathered there. Music by Frank Sinatra and Carl Carlton, licensed through We first met with Amber to talk about her wedding many months ago. When we re-connected with her just before the wedding to go over each detail that was important to her, we were again reminded of what a sweet gift it is to document these celebrations. Her humor and excitement was evident as she described her grandmother’s heirloom jewelry that she would be wearing, the dresses created by Nardos Imam, and spending time with her family. When we asked if we should be watching for any surprises throughout the wedding day or unique activities, she informed us that her family would be singing a schnitzelbank. A schnitzelbank? In over 12 years of filming weddings, this was a new tradition for us! We were so excited. It is a german song similar to the 12 days of Christmas, and Amber informed us: “You’re supposed to grab a fresh drink before the singing gets started.” If you’ve never heard of this cute European tradition, you’ll have to check it out in the film.  Nardos Imam designed and created all of the family's celebratory dresses – the bride’s wedding dress, her mother’s dress, and her grandmother’s dress - to perfection.   She attended the final bridal prep moments to make any final tailoring adjustments and ensure that the dresses were comfortable and that each ruffle and seam flowed correctly.  Each dress was truly a work of art; her commitment to detail and her kind spirit was a sweet addition to the afternoon. At the reception, Michael was excited to see the groom’s cake in the shape of an oil rig. Every moment was truly filled with delight as Amber and Michael looked at each detail in the ballroom.  The Proposal: How did it happen? Amber and Michael share a love for traveling, cooking, and outdoor activities, which was evident in everything from their wedding invitations to their proposal story. Both families gathered at the Mueller’s ranch in the Bandera, Texas hill country for Thanksgiving 2014. Michael and Amber went on a walk Thanksgiving morning. They strolled down to what is known as “Lover’s Leap”. “Lover’s Leap” is a beautiful body of water with a one-of-a-kind waterfall flowing into it, so named by an old Indian tale. This was where Michael proposed. Michael and Amber walked back to the house to find everyone was already to celebrate. What a wonderful Thanksgiving! Amber and Michael, Thank you for allowing us to create this wedding keepsake for you. Your smiles were so radiant, and your continual laughter was a reminder of what a special day this was. We’ll never forget that schnitzelbank song! Truly, The Mason Jar Team Church - St. Martin's Episcopal Church Pre-Ceremony Events - The Houstonian @thehoustonianhotel Reception - Houston Country Club Coordinator - Belle of the Ball @belleevents Decor - Todd Events @toddevents Photographer - Chris Bailey Photography @chrisbaileyphoto Band - Grady Gaines & The Texas Upsetters  Cocktail Music - The Choraleers 

Brazos Hall /// TCU College Romance /// Sarah + Ryker, the full film

A Special Father-Daughter Moment When Sarah joined her father, Jay, on the dance floor for their traditional father-daughter dance, they were serenaded by Sarah's maternal grandfather (Jay's father-in-law). This was not the first time Sarah's grandfather had sung at a wedding; he had also serenaded his daughter, Nancy, when she danced her first dance with Jay a generation earlier. On this night, Nancy stood on the edge of the dance floor and lovingly watched as Jay danced with Sarah, and the words of "Walk With You" by Edwin McCain floated through the chandeliers overhead. I'll take this slow sweet walk with you You'll let go of my hand to say I do And he will discover just how blessed a life can be I know 'cause all those years ago your mom handed you to me." As Sarah leaned her head on her dad's shoulder, she said to him, "I'm so glad we get to do this," and he said to her, "Look all around. Take it all in; it will be over in a second." So true.  We are so glad that we were able to film these beautiful moments so that you can look around and take it all in over and over again. These are the kind of moments that give us #OneMoreReasonToBelieveInLove    Enjoy! From their Texas style BBQ rehearsal dinner feast at County Line on 2222 to their Hill Country ceremony and downtown reception at Brazos Hall, this wedding was a sweet buffet of the tastes of Austin. We always love the moment a bride sees her father for the first time on the wedding day.  It is truly precious!  Jay later told Ryker that he could barely keep from crying when Sarah came up and tapped him on the shoulder. Sarah and Ryker were the first ones to be married at this church--renovations had just finalized at 2am the night before!  The father of the bride commended Becky Brock, Kacy King, and the entire Brock + Co. crew for their expert communication with the construction team for making sure the church was finished on time. Sarah + Ryker met at Texas Christian University (Go Horned Frogs!), and so the couple was quick to celebrate TCU at their wedding  any chance they had!  The groom wore a secret TCU shirt under his tuxedo, and because he competed as an athlete on the swim team, his groom's cake was the envy of any TCU pinterest board---a custom cake of a TCU horned frog with swimming goggles.  (Credit:  Sweet Treets Bakery) The Fairy-Tale Proposal in Venice: After graduation from Texas Christian University, Sarah and Ryker both went with their families on a 10 day celebratory Mediterranean cruise to Spain, Greece, Turkey, and Italy, ending up in Venice. They were celebrating three graduations and milestone birthdays. Sarah had given up on Ryker proposing on this romantic trip. They told us, "We spent one extra night off the ship in Venice exploring the city. Ryker kept hinting at a gondola ride but Sarah thought they were extremely touristy and said she didn't want to go. She was totally surprised when on the family's walk to dinner Ryker's dad had arranged gondola rides "for the whole family."  The two of us went first, and so we went off through the canals of Venice with our gondolier singing to us in Italian (romantic cheese central). As we came out of the side canals into the Grand Canal and approached the Rialto Bridge (the 'bridge of love') Sarah saw both families with camera in hand standing at the top of the bridge. Just then, Ryker stands up and pulls the ring out of his jacket pocket and asked Sarah to marry him. As soon as she said yes and they kissed the entire bridge erupted into an Italian chant/song. It was absolutely breathtaking in so many ways! Sarah didn't care about the cheesy tourists anymore-she couldn't believe what a perfect proposal Ryker had waited so patiently to put together! Afterwards we celebrated alone at an Italian cafe drinking champagne before meeting our families for dinner on the grand canal. Seriously a fairy tale!" Sarah+ Ryker, You truly have found something special in each other. We hope you always keep being silly, "snarf-snarf"-ing to your dog, and entertaining your families with your hilarity. Thank you for allowing us to capture these precious memories of what is really the beginning of your fairy-tale, with many more adventures to come. We wish you the best! xoxo, the Mason Jar Team Ceremony // Westlake Hill Presbyterian - 7127 Bee Cave Road Austin // Venue // Brazos Hall – 204 E 4th St. Austin //  @brazoshall Event Coordinator // Brock + Co. Events // @brockandcoevents Photographer // Christina Carroll Photography //  @christinacarrollphoto Bride’s Cake // Sweet Treets Bakery //  @sweettreetsbakery Groom’s Cake // Polkadots Bakery //  @polkadotsatx Rentals // WHIM Event Rentals //  // @whimhospitality Band // Suede // Lighting // FILO // Ceremony Music // Hill Country Strings // Hair // Laura Wyrtzen Makeup // Denise Vasquez // Loungs,Bars,Stag Décor // Townsley Designs //  // @townsleydesigns Photobooth // SUM //  // @sumbooth Horse Drawn Carriage // Lisa Siciliani // Transportation // Transportation Consultants // Dance Floor // ATX Dance Floors // // Soundtrack Licensing // MusicBed Musical Artists Featured // Johnny Stimson // The Speedbumps // Afterlife Parade // Zachary David // The Quiet Company // Katie Herzig

Bullock Texas State History Museum /// Let True North Lead You /// Emily + Keith

Sometimes our clients come to us with love stories that may have been a year in the making. Or seven years in the making....or even a lifetime, like in the case of several childhood-sweetheart weddings we have filmed. However, the love story we are about to share with you today is extremely unique: it began even before the bride and groom were born. As Emily and Keith were planning their wedding, they discovered their families had been good friends and had run in the same circles for generations--one example being that Keith now works in the same place that Emily's grandfather had worked for 30 years. Keith's mother grew up next door to Emily's great-grandmother. A family heirloom that had been gifted from Emily's family to Keith's family many years ago stood in the entrance to the reception as a physical symbol of how "God had a hand” in their love story all along. Their officiant, Jon Dansby, said it best when he said that “What it really means is that God is writing Emily and Keith a special story, for his glory and for their joy." Please enjoy their wedding video--filmed at UBC and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. It is truly a wedding celebrating the heritage, legacy, and faith in God that brought this couple together. Did you like the music? Be sure to check out the soundtrack artists whose music was licensed for this wedding video through MusicBed: Humming House "Say I Do" Future of Forestry "You" (piano and strings version) Andrew Belle "All Those Pretty Lights" Benjamin Dunn "Sweetest Thing" Emily took special care to make sure that her guests would enjoy all the serendipitous details that brought the couple together. The ceremony site, UBC, was chosen for of two reasons: it was where the groom was baptized as well as where Emily's grandparents were married in 1947. The bride placed her grandmother's wedding dress and photos from that 1947 wedding at the entrance to the UBC sanctuary. The bridesmaids wore sparkling gold gowns and the flower girls donned flower crowns but nothing was more radiant than the bride in a pair of Kendra Scott earrings. Guests gathered for the reception at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. They danced the night away surrounded by marble walls engraved with famous quotes professing love for the state of Texas. The couple danced their first dance in front of a two-story granite wall chiseled with the most perfect Barbara Jordan quote: "I get from the soil and spirit of Texas the feeling that there are no limits." With the way their story has begun, we truly believe that there are no limits for this special couple. Emily and Keith, Thank you for allowing us to create your wedding video.   We love that the city of Austin has been such a special place for  your families, and we look forward to hearing how your story will continue in the years to come.  We wish you all the best! xoxo, the Mason Jar Team Prep Venue // AT&T Center – 1900 University Ave Austin // Ceremony // University Baptist Church – 2130 Guadalupe St Austin // Reception // Bob Bullock Texas History Museum – 1800 N. Congress Ave Austin   // @bullockmuseum Coordinator // Eclipse Event Co. //  @eclipseeventco Catering // Rosemary’s Catering //  @therkgroup TX Pro DJ // Barrington Miles //  @texasprodj Floral // HEB Blooms //  @heb Cakes // Sweet Treets Bakery //  @sweettreetsbakery Photography // Caitlin McWeeney //

Brazos Hall /// TCU College Romance /// Sarah + Ryker, the sneak peek

We can't believe Sarah + Ryker's wedding has already happened --it doesn't seem like it was that long ago that we met them in our office on South Congress.  The bride and groom had just traveled into Austin to celebrate Thanksgiving, and so we were all in a cheery holiday mood as we sat down to chat with them about their wedding.    From our very first conversations with them, what stuck out to us about this couple is their joyfulness--Sarah is always smiling and Ryker has the kind of comedic timing that would steal the show of any hollywood blockbuster. It was no surprise to us that their wedding weekend featured some of the wittiest speeches from the father of the bride and Ryker himself. From their Texas style BBQ rehearsal dinner feast at County Line on 2222 to their Hill Country ceremony and downtown reception at Brazos Hall, this wedding was a sweet buffet of the tastes of Austin. While we are finishing the edit of their full wedding video in our studios, please enjoy this sneak peek of the first moments! The bride and groom both got ready at Omni Barton Creek Resort. The abundance of natural light in the suites at Barton Creek was perfect for showing off the beautiful textures and details in the wedding dress. A blushing bride's face and skin just seems to glow so much more in natural light! Because their wedding was coordinated and designed by Brock + Co, we already knew we were going to experience a gorgeous visual feast at Brazos Hall. The historic warehouse was converted into a romantic, rustic ballroom with a hammered bronze dance floor that reflected the light of the chandeliers as Ryker and Sarah danced their first dance as husband and wife. Guests gathered around farm-style banquet tables that were laden with stunning gold-dipped crystal. The rustic wooden columns were draped with pink and cream linens, and the bride wore a flower crown as she mingled with guests. It was breathtaking! Sarah + Ryker met at Texas Christian University (Go Horned Frogs!), and so the couple was quick to celebrate TCU at their wedding  any chance they had!  The groom wore a secret TCU shirt under his tuxedo, and because he competed as an athlete on the swim team, his groom's cake was the envy of any TCU pinterest board---a custom cake of a TCU horned frog with swimming goggles.  (Credit:  Sweet Treets Bakery) Sarah+ Ryker, Thank you for choosing us to create your wedding video.  We have been talking in our meetings about how much we adore the footage from your weekend--we will never forget the moment you held hands around a door before the ceremony.  It may be one of the most sweet moments we've ever witnessed in our lives, not just in the course of filmmaking, but in the course of our lives.  Your wedding reminds us that marriages are full of joy, laughter, tears, and the support of family and friends.  We hope you always enjoy these memories! xoxo, the Mason Jar Team Ceremony // Westlake Hill Presbyterian - 7127 Bee Cave Road Austin // Venue // Brazos Hall – 204 E 4th St. Austin //  @brazoshall Event Coordinator // Brock + Co. Events // @brockandcoevents Photographer // Christina Carroll Photography //  @christinacarrollphoto Bride’s Cake // Sweet Treets Bakery //  @sweettreetsbakery Groom’s Cake // Polkadots Bakery //  @polkadotsatx Rentals // WHIM Event Rentals //  // @whimhospitality Band // Suede // Lighting // FILO // Ceremony Music // Hill Country Strings // Hair // Laura Wyrtzen Makeup // Denise Vasquez // Loungs,Bars,Stag Décor // Townsley Designs //  // @townsleydesigns Photobooth // SUM //  // @sumbooth Horse Drawn Carriage // Lisa Siciliani // Transportation // Transportation Consultants // Dance Floor // ATX Dance Floors // //

Laguna Gloria Romantic Wedding /// #nobodyelskesbutyou /// Marianna + Jimmy, the memory tin

Today we have another beautiful celebration to share.  It is a story where "love" is the very name of the couple, and it is a story where the acts of love echo through each generation, from grandparent, to parent, to child. Our favorite detail of the couple's story was perhaps the hardest to even see--a delicate charm that hung from the bride's bouquet.  The charm's history was very unique, and almost prophetic:  Before Marianna was even born, her grandfather gave her mother a charm each year that says "I love you" on it, and each year the phrase was etched in a different language.   The reason Marianna carried this particular charm on her wedding data is because it said "I Love You" in Swedish, which happens to be the exact last name of her groom, Jimmy. Jimmy, that's why there's #NobodyELSKESbutYou for Marianna! :) Music by Holly Maher and Lights + Motion, licensed through The air was fragrant with raindrops as the day unfolded across the foothills of Austin.  Beginning in the bride's childhood home, we next traveled to the wedding ceremony that was occurring in the same sanctuary where the parents of the bride were married. The evening finished with a short burst of sunshine at sunset over Marianna & Jimmy's black-tie garden reception, where the Tuscan-style villa was surrounded by a sprinkle of seashells, macaroons, and exotic taxidermy.  Guests were greeted at cocktail hour by a cheerful mariachi band.  The menus and other portions of the paper suite from the wedding were hand-painted by Marianna's mother, who is a watercolor artist. In these ways, the wedding of Marianna and Jimmy was truly like a journey home.  Shakespeare wrote that "that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." Marianna and Jimmy, even if your last name didn't translate to the word "love," we know it is who you are because of the joy we have witnessed between the two of you.   We wish you all the best life has to offer! Reception Venue:  Laguna Gloria Officiant:  Charlie Cook Event Planning:  Brock + Co. Events Photographer:  Jennifer Lindberg Weddings Caterer:  Don Strange Cake:  Simon Lee Bakery Florist:  Westbank Floral Rentals:  Marquee, Swift + Co., + Luxe Event Decor Raj Tent:  Luxe Event Decor Additional Tents:  Marquee Lighting:  FILO Band:  Ice House Mariachi band:  Las Altenas Ceremony Music:  Barton Strings Hair:  Laura Wyrtzen Makeup:  Face Kandy Cigar Rollers:  Bobalu Afterparty music:  DJ M Calligraphy:  Mint + Maple

Brazos Hall /// #mrandmrsmarkrich /// Sarah + Mark, the full film

Sarah + Mark's wedding was a FUN, over-the-top experience set in the heart of downtown Austin with guests that had traveled from the east and west coasts to celebrate these two lovebirds! From a hilarious game of Pictionary played by the groomsmen during preps to the Aggie-Longhorn sing-off at the end of the night, this wedding was filled with smiles and laughter from beginning to end. Enjoy their full film below! If you missed our first post about Sarah + Mark's wedding, be sure to check it out for all your wedding decor inspiration: from edison bulbs to cigar bars, we have all the sweet details from 36th Street Events listed there! When we arrived at Covenant Presbyterian Church, the sunlight filtered through the trees and reflected through the lanterns and greenery lining the walkway to the church. Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready at a quaint mid-century inspired home just down the street where her dress hung in the window of a beautiful blue room and vintage tunes echoed from the record player. When Sarah's mother came in to show the bridesmaids her dress, the resident bulldog barked in approval, causing everyone to laugh in surprise. Nearby at the church, the groomsmen entertained Mark with a game of Pictionary as they all had their boutonnieres pinned on by Beth Walker's expert team of coordinators. During the ceremony, the officiant spoke of marriage and its core consisting of two things: covenant and love. Covenant is more than a promise, more than a contract; it is a commitment. It is to be cherished and protected and thought of as more than a temporary situation. It is a vow to pursue one another each and everyday (despite how each might feel that day.) He said, “What we want for you all is to have a marriage that is deep and intimate and full of joy, and we believe that as you live the marriage that God has called you to, you'll have a marriage that is abundant." Sarah + Mark, As you continue forward in your life together, we hope that each day you are reminded of the covenant you made and the love that was shared in this moment, and that the memory of this joy is a guide that inspires your future adventures together. May you always have as much fun as you did during that spectacular drum solo! xoxo, the Mason Jar Team Ceremony Venue:  Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3003 Northland Dr, Austin, TX 78757 Reception Venue:  Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 380-1675 Rehearsal Dinner Venue:  Max's Wine Dive Event Coordination: 36th Street Events Photographer: Jennifer Lindberg Videographer: Mason Jar Films Florist: Merveille Events Floral and Design Catering: Crave Cakes:  Sweet Treets Bakery Reception Band: Sauce Cigar Bar:  Bobalu Cigar Co Rentals: Marquee, Loot Vintage Rentals Hair:  Corrine Kimbro Makeup: Rochelle Rae and Coraine Bo with Rae Cosmetics Transportation: R&R Limousine and Bus, Central Texas Valet, Capital Pedicab Music: Celeste by Les Enfants, provided through Prelude by Kelly Latimore, licensed through Creative Commons Love You Good by Trent & Amy, licensed through MusicBed Live Musical performances by Sauce the Band Give Me Your Love by Holly Maher, licensed through MusicBed Tonight by Secret Nation, licensed through MusicBed

Protected: Villa Del Lago /// #sewellmates /// Josie + Carl, the sneak peek

All of Your Tomorrows Brazos Hall was filled with laughter and sweet tears the night of Josie + Carl's rehearsal dinner. The expansive renovated warehouse was completely transformed by the Jackson Durham team into an elegant, intimate garden oasis. Greenery was draped from the ceiling in such a magical way that it looked as though it had grown there naturally. The tables were covered with royal blue linens and accented with vivacious orange and red floral. Surrounded by candlelight, guests were treated to engaging stories about Carl and Josie -- including the story of how they met, which, Carl admitted, is his favorite story of all. soundtrack: "Lucky" by Kat Edmonson, licensed through MusicBed The sunlight was stunning in Austin as Josie + Carl's families gathered on the lakeside lawn of Villa Del Lago to celebrate their marriage. As the sounds of a nearby waterfall drifted through the air, Jackson Durham prepared a ceremony aisle for Josie that was lined with majestic sprays of roses, drawing everyone's eyes up toward the peaceful blue sky. Carl gathered with his groomsmen for photos and they all sported crushed velvet loafers that would soon be used for some serious dancing in the Driskill's ballroom later that night. As Carl greeted his family and guests, it became very clear the kind of sweet support that their loved ones have for Josie and Carl. Josie + Carl, Thank you for inviting us to film your wedding video.  We have loved editing the hilarious and sweet toasts from your rehearsal dinner, and we can’t wait to show you the full film once it is finished! xoxo, the Mason Jar Team Wedding Planners: Sara Fay Egan, Jackson Durham Floral and Décor: Heath A. Ray, Jackson Durham Photographer: Stephen Karlisch Videographer: Mason Jar Films Rehearsal Dinner Location: Brazos Hall 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701 Ceremony Location:  Villa Del Lago 12400 Cedar StreetAustin, TX 78732 Ceremony Music:  Hill Country Strings Reception Location: Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701 Reception Music: Party on the Moon, East Coast Entertainment Rentals: Marquee Rentals Set Design: StageWorks Dance Floor: DFW Dance Floors Cake: Driskill Hotel Grooms Cake: Gambino’s Transportation: Transportation Consultants Departure Car:  4 Leaf Limo + Austin Antique Limos Hair: Pam Vasko Makeup: Dolores Villanueva Rehearsal Dinner Calligrapher: Laurie Harper Wedding Calligrapher: Susie-Melissa Cherry Calligraphic Arts

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