Spicewood Vineyards | "Like Fine Wine" - Jessica & Ron, the full film


It took me a little while to finally meet Jessica and Ron after our first contact this past summer.  Jessica has a busy, thriving career, and Ron was actively picking grapes from his vineyards before the record summer heat would swallow them up.

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Over some ceviche and guacamole at La Condesa, I heard of their travels to Greece, their love of music, and their appreciation for fine comestibles.  Jessica, having lived in most time zones in the U.S., had spent some time in an ashram in India as well.  Ron, with a law degree pedigree, had successfully operated his own record label.  Between the two of them, they were planning a vintage wedding that combined all their favorite things:

music - Barton Strings was set for the ceremony, The Darin Layne Jazz Trio at Cocktail hour, and Robert Earl Keen and Dysfunkshun Junkshun (separately :->) for the reception.

food Primizie was planning an elaborate feast to be enhanced with bottles of wine from Ron's Vineyard

travel - Spicewood Vineyards is a hop and a skip out of town, but having a wedding and reception in one location away from the city gives it that destination wedding feel.

super 8 film - Ron & Jessica thought it was best to have a good portion of their day preserved in actual super 8mm film, to give their wedding movie the authentic "wonder years" style nostalgia that they were looking for in their vintage wedding.

But most of all, it was evident that Ron and Jessica valued their family and friends, and while they wanted their union to represent their story, they wanted more to serve the people who have brought them to this place in their story.

There are those who can pick out a fine wine.  There are few others who can turn water into wine.  And when you're in the middle of a drought and there's no water to be found, there are those whose lives are like wine to others.  Jessica and Ron, your relationship is a fantastic vintage, the perfect blend, aged to perfection, and poured out to their family and friends in just the right measure.

Thank you for having us along to document the fellowship that transpires from a bottle of y'all.

<<click here to see some of the amazing official photos by Diana M. Lott>>
<<<screengrabs below are from the wedding video>>>

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Event Planning and Design: CLINK Photographers: FOUR Ceremony/Reception: Spicewood Vineyards 1419 County Road 409, Spicewood, TX 78669 (830) 693-5328 Catering: Primizie Bakery: Michelle's Patisserie Tents/Rentals/Linens: Marquee Rents Lighting: ILIOS Stylists: Niki Hayes and Marie Malone Calderon Ceremony Music: Barton Strings Entertainment Booking: Emerald Entertainment Cocktail Music: Darin Layne Jazz Trio Reception Entertainment #1: Robert Earl Keen Reception Entertainment #2: Dysfunkshun Junkshun DJ/Ceremony Sound: Penguin Entertainment Florist: PRIVE Austin Wedding Videographer: Mason Jar Films Guest Transportation: Transconsultants

Barton Creek Resort Wedding - Was it Love at First sight? - Leslie and Andy


When I first met with Leslie about shooting her wedding video, she expressed that she might be a little be a little hesitant to be on camera.  The more the attention could be deflected away from her, the better.  And please please please....nothing staged.

Her mother, Kay, was quick to regale me with stories of the family and friends who would be in attendance and of whom I should take notice.  She whipped out her mobile phone and shuffled through the pictures,  pausing long enough to give me the pertinent details of the personalities.

"Here's my youngest son.  He went to Texas Christian University and has a lot of personality.  You really need to focus a camera on him."

"Here's my older son - he was married at The Breakers in Palm Beach and their reception band also played for one of Paul McCartney's weddings."

"Here are my dogs."

I felt certain that I wouldn't be lacking for characters in the documentary.  I also sensed that Leslie, whether she knew it or not, was making a request that lend to a more accurate reflection of how a wedding story should be told.  A wedding is not about what happened to two people on one day; rather, it's about all the people, who, in their big ways and small ways, have played role in shaping these two people and their union.

It is a celebration of the good in all of them, represented in the union of the two of them.

And from we experienced Saturday night, there's a whole lot of good there.

Leslie and Andy, thanks for letting us document the goodness of your Austin wedding.

Mazel Tov!

Wedding Coordinator: Jessica Moore, Something to Celebrate
Venue: Barton Creek Resort and Spa
Floral: David Kurio Designs
Photographer: Stacy Cross
Music Agent: Emerald Entertainment
Ceremony Music: High Island Hepcats
Officiant: Dennis Prager
Reception Music: Collector's Item
Linens: BBJ
Chairs: Marquee Rents
Lighting: Ilios
Photobooth: Say Cheese
Hair: Pamela Donnellan
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
Rehearsal Dinner: The Salt Lick YUM! Texas BBQ!

<click here to see dozens of their amazing official photos by Stacy Cross.  below are screen grabs
from their Austin wedding video>

Leslie's Unique wedding dress screen grab from her wedding video

Leslie and Andy's wedding rings screen grab from the wedding video

The chuppah was created by Austin florist David Kurio Designs, screen grab from their wedding video

gorgeous champagne gold pink and crystal tutera style decor

Ilios lighting made the wedding video look good for the first dance

Thanks for choosing us as your Austin wedding videographer!