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.

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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 Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 03 Red Corral Ranch Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 05 Red Corral Ranch Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 06 Red Corral Ranch Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 07 Red Corral Ranch Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 08 Red Corral Ranch Romantic wedding by Westcott Weddings 19

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.

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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

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

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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.

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[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/127067282[/vimeo] soundtrack: "Lucky" by Kat Edmonson, licensed through MusicBed austin wedding by jackson durham events at brazos hall 04The 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. austin wedding by jackson durham events at villa del lago 05 austin wedding by jackson durham events at villa del lago 06 austin wedding by jackson durham events at villa del lago 09 austin wedding by jackson durham events at villa del lago 10 austin wedding by jackson durham events driskill hotel 01 austin wedding by jackson durham events driskill hotel 03Josie + 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

Father-of-the-Bride Themed Garden Wedding /// #TheHandsomeHowards /// Meredith + Anson, the full film

"Anson, you're one lucky guy"

Be prepared to be inspired by love. This magnolia-filled Southern garden wedding had more than enough laughter and love to fill up a landscape.  Over the course of the film, you'll discover why Anson is one lucky guy, how Meredith has 19 bridesmaids and even more treasured memories, and how a funny card with a picture of a bottle of tabasco sauce set their love story in motion. [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/117348990[/vimeo]

Soundtrack: "Love on the Run" by Kerry Muzzey ---licensing through Music Bed "Sweetness" by Dan Masquelier ---licensING through Creative Commons "It had to be You" by Frank Sinatra ---licensING through SongFreedom.com "Already There" by Josh Woodward ---licensING through Creative Commons "Opposites in Love" by The Speedbumps ---licensING through MusicBed.com "Mount Sol" by Afterlife Parade ---licensING through MusicBed.com "Diamond in a Coal Mine" by Holley Maher ---licensING through MusicBed.com "Tasting Sunshine" by The Rival ---licensING through MusicBed.com "In the Midst" by A New Normal --- licensING through MusicBed.com "How Sweet it Is to be Loved by You" by Marvin Gaye --- licensING through Songfreedom.com

The weekend began with a fantastic fall-themed rehearsal dinner at the Bay City Country Club. With deep roots in Texas, the father of the bride revealed that due to the wonderful people and enduring friendships that Matagorda County had provided to their family, he truly felt that "I wasn't born in Matagorda County, but I got here as quickly as I could."

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 "He's a modern day version of John Wayne!"

On the day of the wedding, Anson and his groomsmen set out for a skeet shoot at Red Bluff Ranch.  Later, they dined on a hearty BBQ lunch at the ranch house, where Anson gifted each groomsman with custom monogrammed shotgun cases. Meanwhile, the ladies enjoyed a magnolia themed brunch with a live harpist playing classical music.  Each bridesmaid was presented with a pewter magnolia embossed tray, and Meredith was given a beautiful mirror-faceted box with letters from each friend, recounting her favorite memory with the bride.

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Later at the Bay City Country Club, Meredith shared a very sweet moment with her bridesmaids when she revealed her wedding dress to them for the first time---a couture dress inspired by her own design.

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Special details and tokens were very important to Meredith and showcased in her bridal attire. She had a garter worn by many of her Kappa sorority sisters with each one's initials and wedding date embroidered around the edges in baby blue. Meredith also wore a 1945 British sixpence in her shoe that belonged to Anson's great grandfather, William Anson. He had moved from England to settle the Head of the River Ranch in Christoval, Texas, which is where Anson eventually proposed to Meredith.  Traditionally, a sixpence is a symbol that the couple will be blessed with love, happiness, and success. keely thorne wedding planner 054keely thorne wedding planner 062 keely thorne wedding planner 063keely thorne wedding planner 069keely thorne wedding planner 066keely thorne wedding planner 071keely thorne wedding planner 072

 Oh, Happy Day!

Guests were greeted at cocktail hour during the wedding reception by the Choraleers and bountiful seafood buffets.  They mingled on the front lawn until the gates to the back gardens opened, and the Choraleers sang around them as they passed through the gates to the reception. The gorgeous cakes were positioned just inside the English manor house along with special photographs of the bride and groom.  Anson's cake was especially spectacular---a beautiful chocolate sculpture of his hunting dog, Gunner, in pursuit of quail perched on chocolate-sculpted trees.  Guests could treat themselves to a coffee bar while watching a slideshow of the newlyweds in their early years growing up with their familes.  Additionally, party attendees indulged in an enticing candy display featured in apothecary jars reminiscent of an old world pharmacy.  Outside, lavish buffets were positioned under each tent and along several garden pathways. Stockholm lanterns hung from the wild branches of live oak trees as they stretched toward the starry sky above, illuminating the festivities that ended a perfect day.

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 Gratitude

Beyond every magical detail and meaningful moment, this is a story of gratitude:

Gratitude between friends for adventures shared at camp, boarding school, and college.

Gratitude between siblings for camaraderie and family tradition.

Gratitude between parents and children for a lifetime of love already lived.

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Event Design & Production:   Elizabeth Copeland Swift, Swift + Company Event Planning:  Katy Priesler with Keely Thorne Events Photographer: Chris Bailey Videographer: Chris P. Jones & Kourtney Amelia Schopper, Mason Jar Films Artistic Director: Peter Duffney, Swift + Company Floral Design:  Wrey Wrest, Swift + Company Sanctuary and Bridal Floral Design: Yvonne Klein and Ester Gomez Caterer: Swift + Company Menu Coordinator:  Melissa Tramuto Fuentes, Swift + Company Bakery: Susie's Cakes Groom's cake: Finale by Glenna Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Bay City Country Club Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment: Lucky Strikes - Austin, TX Ceremony Venue:  First United Methodist Church Ceremony Performance: Divisi Strings Wedding Reception Venue: Private Estate Cocktail Entertainment: The Choraleers - Houston, TX Reception Entertainment Band: Simply Irresistible - Atlanta, GA Skeet Shooting Venue: Red Bluff Ranch Lighting: Lite Productions & Aztec Magnolia garlands: The Magnolia Company - Barberville, FL Transportation: Karr Transportation Getaway car: Jordan Limousine Dress: Casa De Novia Tuxes: Al's Formal Wear Watercolor "Save the Date" Artist: Inslee Haynes Fariss - New York, NY Calligrapher:  Maureen Vickery

Barton Creek Resort Wedding //// May Your Life Be Like Fine Wine //// Samantha + Brennan, the full film

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"May Your Life Be Like Fine Wine"

What makes a new wine wonderful?  According to the father of the bride, it is the inner taste of the grape in addition to its outer beauty.  It is the time and obstacles overcome while ripening on the vine that makes this flavor shine.  Lastly, it is the mixture of the grapes that creates a new flavor entirely, one that is even better than the way the wine would have tasted if each grapes had been the sole flavor.  Combined, they are stunning.

And, so it is with Samantha and Brennan.  Having spent years of dreaming of their future, these two have embraced the deepest joys of love and the daily beauty of life.  We are truly inspired by their love---by their obvious affection for their siblings, they way they have honored the examples of love and generosity set by their parents, their good natured sense of play with their nieces and nephews, and even how the details they chose for their wedding day were a reflection of their love for each other and for their family.  They were so grateful and humble that they even made sure to praise their dedicated wedding planner, Gina Whittington, from the bandstage.

Samantha and Brennan, you truly are "loving hearts that care deeply for family and friends."

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"Tonight"  by Secret Nation "Soul Birds" by Ryan Taubert "Book Ends" by Adam Agin "Tasting Sunshine" by The Rival
all musical track licensing provided by The Music Bed

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It's hard to believe that there would be a better  way for two wine aficionados to celebrate their wedding than by sharing some of their favorite things with their favorite people.   Samantha & Brennan savored their wedding by transporting the elegance and intimacy of Napa to the comforts of the Texas Hill Country--with a lakeside ceremony that took place on an acrylic stage positioned just over the bride's parents' home's infinity pool, and a reception in a glass-walled cathedral at Barton Creek Resort.  Both locations offered stunning views of the lake and the hills, with all the intimacy of a private celebration.

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Guests were served delicious lemonade and cocktails as they arrived at the home of the bride's family for the ceremony.  In addition to these refreshments, guests were able to sample different wines from custom wine flights at the wedding reception.  They were provided with a card where they could jot notes about each wine and make their decision as to which wine they'd like to drink most throughout the evening.

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Samantha and Brennan,

Thank you so much for allowing us to create your wedding video.  We hope that the words spoken by your dearest family and friends always remind you of the joy that brought you to this very moment to make these vows.  Thank you for inspiring us with your love and devotion!

Love, The Mason Jar Team

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Reception Venue and Catering: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Austin 8212 Barton Club Dr, Austin, TX 78735    (512) 329-4000 Coordinator: Gina Whittington from The Whitt Experience Photographer:  Diana M. Lott Photography Floral: Wendee Sawran Reception Entertainment:  Matt Wilson Band, Reception DJ:  Penguin Entertainment, Ceremony Music:  Barton Strings Reception Rentals: Marquee Rents Decor:  Townsley Designs Ceremony Rentals: Whim Hospitality Ceremony Catering: Ben Petko Linens/Chargers: BBJ Linens

Makeup: Face Kandy ATX Hair Stylist: Hair Barr Transportation:  Transportation Consultants Lighting:  Ilios Lighting

 

Vista On Seward Hill //// Paper Moon Wedding //// Hannah + Scott, the full film

vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 014 We met Hannah and her mother as they were spending a week together in Austin planning the details for Hannah & Scott's wedding.   As they shared their vision for the wedding--a garden draped in romantic roses, tables laced with sparkling white pumpkins, and jewels dripping from the ceilings--one other thing became abundantly clear to us.  Both the bride and her mother continually expressed that they valued the spirit of the event over any wedding detail--they wanted to celebrate Hannah and Scott's marriage by creating a warm, inviting celebration where they could humbly express their gratefulness to all who joined them to celebrate such a wonderful day.

We continue to be grateful for clients who value love and community in this way. In this world, the most lasting thing is truly LOVE.

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The Vista on Seward Hill is a stunning garden location just west of downtown that somehow is an oasis that transports visitors as if they were already deep in the Texas Hill Country.  Just a quick drive from South Austin, it features 2 separate banquet halls, numerous grecian statues, and a stunning set of fountains that house a diverse collection of koi and other colorful fish.  Guests can stroll through the gardens, enjoy the shade under the canopy of the live oak trees, or seek the comfort of indoor lounges. vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 009 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 007 The bride wore Jimmy Choo shoes and a timeless, modern & glittering Badgley Mischka wedding dress that she had personalized with new stylistic details.   Her "send off dress" was a stunning Jovani gold gown with alternating sheer and embellished sparkling segments across the bodice.  Hannah's bridesmaids wore tea-length  champagne lace dresses from Anthropologie, coupled with cute little belts from the same store.   The bride's bouquet was wrapped with ribbon and  an heirloom charm created to commemorate the occasion  --- it featured the bride & groom's name with the wedding date. Her bouquet had another unique feature -- the succulents included in the bouquet had gold-painted tips!  It was a really neat way to add a modern, edgy touch to a traditional floral wedding bouquet.   Hannah's family included many personal, interesting ideas throughout the entire wedding. vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 003 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 004 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 005 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 006 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 010 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 011 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 012 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 015 Guests could try the couple signature's drinks at the bar during the cocktail hour--with the bride's choice being milano mule made of Dripping Springs Vodka, asperol and Main root ginger brew, and the Groom's choice being an "Old Fashioned" comprised of Maker's Mark bourbon, a sugar cube, angostura bitters and an orange twist. vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 017 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 018 The couple served their guests a variety of delightful cake desserts--because "love is sweet," as they said on their hand-lettered chalkboard signs.  Flavors included madagascar vanilla cake with fresh strawberry filling, heirloom recipe carrot cake with whipped cream cheese filling, valrhona chocolate cake with salted caramel filling and italian cream cake.

During the reception, Austin musical legend Tony Harrison and his band played smooth jazz, country, and party songs while guests danced, had their caricatures drawn, enjoyed a freshly rolled cigar (thanks to Bobalu!), and had their photos taken at the Photo Booth.  Hannah mentioned to us during her planning process that she loves timeless, vintage things, and so one of her mother's friends had taken the time to paint a beautiful "paper moon" backdrop for the wedding's photo booth, and it had travelled all the way from Oklahoma to Texas to make its debut.  It was definitely a hit! vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 020 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 019 vista on seward hill austin texas bohemian wedding photo 022

Hannah and Scott, 

You've got style and sweetness, but most of all, you have the kind of joy and confidence that will keep your love strong.  We love what the best man said in his speech--"may your love be modern enough to survive the times and old fashioned enough to last forever."   We wish you all the best!!!

love,

the Mason Jar Team

xoxo  

Venue: Vista On Seward Hill 6414 Bee Caves Rd, Austin, TX 78746    (512) 327-3843 Coordinator: Stefanie Yandell at Your Wedding Your Way Photographer: Anthology Photography (Eric & Laura Sartoris) Catering:  Pascal's Catering Company (Dan Cady, Mgr) Floral: The Flower Studio (Coby Neal) Entertainment:  Tony Harrison Music Photo Booth:  Russell Brammer Caricatures:  Theresa Bayer Strings Quartet: Hyde Park Strings (Carrie Miller) Wedding Cakes: Sweet Treets Bakery (Jackie McGrath) Event Lighting:  Austin Event Lighting (Sean Kreneck) On-site Sound Engineer:  Anthony Fernandez of the Vista on Seward Hill Cigars: Bobalu Cigar Co.  (Jeff Lipton) Hairstylist:  Holly Kottwitz, Fringe Salon Makeup Artist:  Maris Malone-Calderon Bridesmaids' wardrobe:  Anthropologie Bride's wardrobe:  Badgley Mischka, Jovani, and Jimmy Choo Ltd.