This is the complete wedding video from the Maui wedding of Anna Kate and Charles. Thanks to the couple for choosing us as your Austin Wedding Videographer! Enjoy your super 8 wedding film!
Anna Kate & Charles were married in Maui on the beach at the Grand Wailea Resort. Our first day there, Jones and I trekked up a mountain to film what we were told would be a legendary sunrise above the clouds. I had read that people travel from all over the world just to do yoga while watching that sunrise, because at the top of Haleakala, you are above the cloud level, and it feels as though you are in heaven. It does feel unearthly--but, just so you know, it also feels a little like altitude sickness, haha! It is high up there!
We threw our fear of heights (and nausea) to the wind, though, because we knew that a timelapse of the mountain top sunrise would be the perfect way to start out a film about adventure. Anna Kate and Charles met through mutual friends, and despite living in different cities for many years, they had braved the obstacles of long-distance dating, and it was fitting that their marriage would begin in a location that was new, different, and a little bit of an adventure in itself.
On the wedding day, Anna Kate took some time to share the story of their love with us--from her "I do" and "Si" flip flops that celebrate Charles' family heritage, to the coconut that they named "Chuck Jr." (Chuck Jr even attended the wedding ceremony). As you can tell, everyone had an amazing time!
Anna Kate wore family heirloom cameo earrings, lace from her mother's wedding dress (wrapped into her bouquet), and a Le Vian Chocolate Diamond necklace. Her dress was a lovely dotted swiss cloth, which is a very bold vintage choice, and we loved it!
two weeks later they celebrated the special milestone of marriage with their friends and family in Austin, TX at the family ranch, which also happens to be a favorite event venue in Austin--The Wild Onion Ranch.
Their Texas reception at The Wild Onion captured much of the splendor and spirit of our adventure in Maui. Anna Kate chose very modern, sleek decor & paired it in accent areas with hawaiian touches. The tables were covered in polka dot linens with hot pink and black accents, and tall glass votives and vases were filled with orchids. Mirrored chandeliers caught the breeze, casting shimmering light across the tables throughout the evening.
A Pistachio Cake with Chocolate Cream and Honey Rum Fondant. Yum, right? It was made by Blue Note Bakery in downtown Austin, TX. The fondant cake toppers were a cute touch!
Lastly, their exit was out of this world. The bride and groom left first through a clear tent filled with BUBBLES:
Then through a crowd of family and friends holding SPARKLERS:
And lastly, through SNOW! Okay, so there were snow machines involved, because, hey, this is Texas! But what a way to end an event!
Congratulations again, to Anna Kate and Charles. We wish you all the best on your lifetime of adventures together. Thanks for letting us share in this special one.
kourtney amelia (& jones)
Rehearsal Dinner: Spago at the Four Seasons Maui
Maui Ceremony and Reception: The Grand Wailea Resort
Photography: Heather Mabry, Eclectic Images
Austin Reception: The Wild Onion Ranch
Austin Reception Band: The Big Time Band
Austin Reception DJ: Barrington Miles, Texas Professional Disc Jockey’s
Event Planning: Swoop Events
Floral Design: Westbank Flower Market
Bride’s Cake: Coco Paloma
Groom’s Cake: Blue Note Bakery
Photobooth: Booth 66
Bubbles and Snow Making: Party Machines