Riverhill Country Club | "Hook 'em and Sic 'em Forever" Bailey & JR, the full film

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Bailey and JR are the kind of people who keep a room lit up with smiles and laughter.  We were thrilled to travel from Austin, where we are based, to the Texas foothills north of San Antonio to create this wedding video for such a precious couple.   Beyond their absolutely SWEET love for each other, they kept their family and friends entertained at their wedding with multiple surprises--their outdoor sunset ceremony ended with a gospel choir serenading the crowd and guiding them to the location of the dancing reception.  Their first dance transitioned from serious to sassy in a heartbeat, and boy, can they dance!   Later on that night, JR's family also surprised him in turn with a funny flashmob dance.  Here is their entire wedding film, in full:

Ashley Garmon, the wedding photographer,  chose a lovely location under the trees for the portraits before the wedding.  The soft light coming through the leaves looked beautiful with the bridesmaids' pale green sundresses.

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bridesmaid green white wedding dress pic 01
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 19 flower girl

The flowergirls were in similar dresses all in white.  What angels!

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 38a wedding ring set
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wedding vows a
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 24 DIY wood sign

Their decor included a stag-head theme.  Each reception table centerpiece was set with a silhouette of a deer head laser-cut into pine slices. 

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 36a deer
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 25 deer dance floor

Talented event designer Tricia Hamil (Viridian Design) even had a deer silhouette pattern made for the lights that projected the antler silhouette onto the dancefloor.  Surrounded by wine barrel tables, old-fashioned light bulb chandelieres, live oak canopies, rustic signs, white florals, and warm lighting, the guests were happy to dance the night away and feast on such greatness as the avocado buffet and even sneak inside to watch portions of the Baylor football game between songs.

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wine barrel at wedding decor video pic 1
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 10 steampunk bulb
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 33a cake

The Tip-Top band were excellent performers, inviting the bride and groom onto the stage and even letting some guests sing into the mic during some of the songs.

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 27 reception
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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 40 sparkler exit

Editor's note:

My favorite shot in the wedding video is the slow-motion shot where J.R. stops to kiss Bailey as they ran through the sparkler exit line.  So pretty!  -kourtney amelia

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 39 just married sign

Riverhill Country Club

Address: 100 Riverhill Club Ln, Kerrville, TX 78028

Phone:(830) 896-1400

VENDORS

Wedding Coordination & Florals: Viridian Design with Tricia Hamil

Photography: Ashley Garmon Photographers

Hair: Erin Jantzen

Makeup: Donna Bruns

Linens: Marquee Rentals

Lighting: Ilios Lighting

Cakes: Sophie's Choice

Riverhill Country Club | "Hook 'em and Sic 'em Forever" Bailey & J.R., part 1 of 2

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 35

Bailey & J.R. couldn't have had better weather for their outdoor wedding and reception in Kerrville TX.  The Mansion at Riverhill is a historic site in Texas, built in 1901, and it has been a social setting in the Kerrville community ever since.

Bailey is a UT grad, and while in school, her friends said they knew something must be really special about that Baylor guy (JR) when Bailey kept skipping out on events in Austin to go spend time in the little town of Waco.

The energy in the room was simply precious when we arrived to film with Bailey & JR before the ceremony.  Bailey was quietly putting the finishing touches on her dress & veil, and her mom was just glowing.  After they went outside to take pictures, her brothers stood nearby, proudly taking pictures of their sister as a bride. 

Many of their good friends took part in the day--the wedding party was made up of many friends and siblings, and friends even played instruments in the ceremony.

We hope you enjoy the preview of their full film--and feast your eyes on stills from their complete video below.  Tricia Hamil with Viridian Design did a great job putting together a beautiful event--complete with wine barrels, vintage light bulbs descending from the oak trees, rustic painted wooden signs, white florals, antler chandeliers, and even a deer theme silhouette streaming down onto the dance floor.

As a Baylor University Alum, I was personally really happy to see JR's Baylor Football helmet cake.  Sic 'Em, and congratulations to you both!

-kourtney amelia

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Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 43 Outdoor Ceremony
Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 42 Antler Reception
Riverhill Country Club Viridian Wedding Pic 42 Antler Reception

VENDORS

Wedding Coordination & Florals: Viridian Design with Tricia Hamil

Photography: Ashley Garmon Photographers

Hair: Erin Jantzen

Makeup: Donna Bruns

Linens: Marquee Rentals

Lighting: Ilios Lighting

Cakes: Sophie's Choice

Barton Creek Resort | "219 to 1" - Leslie + Andy, the full film

"Was it love at first sight?" The officiant, Dennis Prager, humorously asked Leslie and Andy to describe whether they felt this way the moment they met. The lovely Bride Leslie answered in 219 words.  Andy, an ever stoic groom, answered in one.  We wrote about it in 600 words, but we think you should just watch our video and see it for yourself.

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 07

If you've watched several of our films, you'll notice that sometimes they open on a quiet note, and sometimes they open with a bubbly song, and other times they begin with a fast frenzy.  We try to make our films match the excitement, tone, and energy of the couple and of the day itself.  It didn't take us long to see that Leslie and Andy love upbeat, big band style music, and they love having a good time with their families.  The couple had traveled from Houston to Austin for their wedding at Barton Creek Resort, and their families joined them from all over the country.  Before the wedding, Leslie had told us that quite a few of her family members would be some serious fun on the dance floor.   (you can read more about that here)  As you can see, they really were!  We left the wedding with just as much energy as when the reception began--the dancing was just so fun.

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jessica simpson wedding austin barton creek resort

Barton Creek Resort is nestled in the Texas hill country outside of Austin, and the ballroom has a great view of the foothills.  The resort is also famous as both a golf club and where Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were married.  The building proudly boasts of its Texas locale by hanging revolutionary Texas artifacts throughout the hallways, historic photos, flags, and other items of Lone Star State Pride.

Leslie's Bridesmaids wore a very formal royal blue dresses with champagne gold shoes of their choice. The colors were a preppy contrast with their tightly gathered and uniform rose bouquets.

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 09
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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 10

A wedding just dripping with beauty

Sally Fields may have blown off Julia Roberts' colors of 'blush and bashful' as 'pink and pink' in Steel Magnolias, but one look at the pink hues in Leslie and Andy's luscious floral and reception design makes even the adjectives 'blush and bashful' seem incapable of describing the delicate rosy and romantic hues that surrounded the couple on their wedding day.  Classic, elegant, and dripping with crystalline beauty, the wedding was a formal affair from the rose and curly-willow covered chuppah to the glass chandeliers in the reception. 

The CEREMONY

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 11

Doesn't this chuppah take your breath away?  It has a very fairy-tale quality.   David Kurio designed the decadent florals, and Jessica Moore was the event designer/planner.  My favorite element is how David Kurio's team hid lights inside of the chuppah.  Because the wedding happened at sunset, the challenge was to keep the bride and groom well lit throughout the ceremony, even after dark.  The team had the perfect plan for the lights to continue to adjust throughout the solarium as the sun went down.  The wedding began lit by the ceiling-to-floor windows, and by the end, the lovely spotlights inside of the chuppah and beaming from the ceiling kept the bride and groom's faces well lit enough that the guests, the photographers, and the videographers could still see their faces perfectly well.

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 12

THE RECEPTION

As guests gathered for cocktail hour, they found their place-tags organized in a table-wide bed of pearls.

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 13
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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 14

The round reception tables were covered with alternate and varying sprays in mirrored vases and glass chandeliers.  The light reflections on mirror and refractions through cut glass sent light dazzling through the reception. Hats off to Jessica and David for the gorgeous display, and to Leslie and her mom for selecting such a lovely theme.

Love is Sweet

Jessica, the planner, worked diligently with Leslie to create the perfect dessert buffet that extended for several tables with all kinds of sweet delicacies in bite sizes--allowing guests to sample several lovely treats.

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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 15
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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 16a
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barton creek resort austin jewish wedding pic 18

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

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

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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!

 

Featured wedding video on Style Me Pretty - Kate and Bill, Same Day Edit

[vimeo]8305947[/vimeo]for more about Kate and Bill's wedding, check out popular wedding style blog Style Me Pretty's writeup

After years of being together, Kate and Bill made it official this past weekend in Waco.

Kate and Bill are the kind of couple that everybody wants to know - kind, generous, talented, sincere, and with model-worthy looks.  At their rehearsal dinner, one toaster remarked, "surely all of these qualities cannot come together in one person, but with Kate and Bill, they do!"

They have a great story, too, meeting their freshman year at Baylor, and taking one "break" after Kate's graduation, long enough to know that being apart was not for them.

And that brought us to Saturday, a picture perfect December afternoon and evening in Waco in which 400 family and friends from as far away as Oregon converged in central Texas to celebrate, and celebrate they did, because whenever the Blind Date Band hits the stage, moving and shaking is not a choice!

While I went about filming, Chance and Taylor edited the video you see above and presented it to the couple before they departed.  Kate's mother Rebecca told me, "How did you do it?  Was it magic?"  I said, "Kinda - it happened by Chance."

Kate and Bill, thanks for entrusting us in the telling of your story.  You've inspired us greatly!

jones

Ceremony: First Baptist Waco
Reception: The Roosevelt Ballroom
Photographer: Marlo Collins
Wedding Day Consultant: Lois Ferguson
Catering: Blanek's
Reception Entertainment: The Blind Date Band
Rentals: Marquee Rents & Pendley Party Productions

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