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.
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:
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>>>
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