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

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. 

Rustic Wedding at The Orchard || #becomingabeneski || Tyler + David, the full film

stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 25When Tyler and David met in middle school, they probably never imagined that their once a month, adult-chaperoned dates to the mall would end up here almost a decade later--with a crowd of doting grandparents, family and friends all speaking words of tribute to their steadfastness and to the maturity of their love.   Even David's brother remarked that the real reason their friends "set them up" together was because they both happened to be short (which neither of them are now).

Because it's not how you start in a relationship--it's how you grow.

As you watch their film, we hope you enjoy the emotional speech given by Tyler's father, the nostalgic, romantic design created by planner Stefanie Miles, and Tyler & David's seriously sweet first look before the ceremony.

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stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 02Warm and gentle, the sun filtered through the leaves of the wild oaks scattered throughout the lawn of the Orchard in Azle, TX as David waited to see Tyler for the first time.   When he finally saw her, he hugged his bride so tightly and whispered into her ear, "I'm gonna kiss all your makeup off!"

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stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 03 stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 09We simply love this gorgeous "Just Married" sign for the back of their classic getaway car, a 1941 Packard.  The typography style has a very 1940s or 1950s illustrative feel to it.

stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 14The bridesmaids all wore blushing tints of pinks and greens in cocktail length dresses for this garden-themed outdoor wedding.

stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 15All kinds of mint lemonades and refreshing drinks were available to drink as guests gathered for the ceremony on the lawn.

stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 19 stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 20This hesitant little ring bearer stole everyone's hearts with this move!  Don't fret, all this tiny gentleman needed was a guiding hand, and he happily walked down the rest of the aisle.

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stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 38 stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 30One of the highlights of the evening was a very rambunctious toast from the bridesmaids. Their hip-hop styled speech was set to the tune of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and told the love story from beginning to end: from the awkward moment Tyler and David met in middle school all the way to David's proposal at the beach! The girls also boldly busted some crazy dance moves that had the crowd roaring!

stefanie miles event ft worth rustic wedding photo 36WEDDING VENDORS: Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Orchard 100 Orchard Ln, Azle, TX 76020 (817) 270-4555 Event Planning + Design:  Stefanie Miles Videographer:  Mason Jar Films Photographer: Ryan Ray Photography Floral: Bows & Arrows Cakes: Cakewalk Late Night Desserts: Melt Ice Creams Catering: Tastefully Yours Officiant: Drew Sherman Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals, Classic Event Rentals, Suite 206 Rentals Lounge/décor: AFR Furniture Rentals Styling: Perch Decor Linens: La Tavola and BBJ Linens Ceremony music: Vocalist Heidi Roush Reception Entertainment: Colby with Astounding Sounds Additional Team: Dovetail Logistics Getaway car: 1941 Packard provided by My Vintage Limo Illustration, Lettering & Calligraphy: Julie Song Ink on Etsy Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke

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Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, TX || Arrows in the Sky || Erin + Andrew, the full film

We are so thrilled to share this wedding film with you.  Their wedding was both a touching experience and imaginatively designed to create a delightful soiree for all of their friends and family.  Not only do Erin and Andrew have a delightful sense of style that is both tailored, preppy, and bohemian all at once, but their joyful spirits are extremely infectious.  In fact, while I was editing their film, my face was sore from smiling so much.  And now that we're sharing the film, your face can be sore because of extended amounts of smiling, too!

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Erin's dress was stunning--mermaid cut with a fluted skirt that extravagantly trained behind her.  Not only did she wear a dress made of the most luxuriously draped gauzy tulle that we've ever seen, but her accessories were stunning-- something bleu shoes accented by white feathers.

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The hill-top Christian ceremony was breath-taking, and Erin descended through a stair-case linked arms with her father.  The modern, romantic music selections for the wedding ceremony included songs by The Arcade Fire.  Listening to the songs they chose for their wedding day heavily influenced the music we selected for the film--the opening song is a lilting, hopeful song by  siren singer-songwriter Holly Maher filled with soaring tones of violin and cello with lilting melody created by a light piano.

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Erin's mother is doting, and her father is hilarious--which created that same combination in her siblings, who totally ham it up with Erin throughout the photography sessions.

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Matchmaker Band kept the party hopping through the night!  They have several 'front singers' to cover a variety of musical styles, and their growling vocals and energy is always top notch!  Watch it here.

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boot ranch matchmaker band wedding reception band

As we mentioned in a previous post, we were thrilled to work alongside noted fashion photographer Christianne Taylor at this wedding.  She's based in California, but she often returns to her native state of Texas to document special projects.  We've worked with her before at Sarah & Colby's ranch estate wedding, and it was delightful to work with her again.

In our first post about Erin & Andrew's wedding,  we told you the story of how they almost didn't have a wedding cake, which is a precious story, but now, I want to tell you about what Andrew's dad said.

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As guests sipped from glass soda bottles with these adorable DIY soda straw flags, Andrew's dad gave a heartfelt speech thanking the people who brought Erin and Andrew together, and how he felt that Erin and Andrew were like arrows shooting through the sky.  Psalm 127 speaks of how children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior's hands, and how they will return to bless their parents.

"we also feel excitement at watching these two young people start their flight together," he said.

We could tell that Andrew's dad was already so thankful for the blessing of his son, and of his new daughter-in-law.   Congratulations to you both, Erin and Andrew.  We hope you are always able to reflect back to the joy of this celebration and how it was just the beginning of new laughter and adventures in your life.

Ceremony and Reception Venue:

Boot Ranch

77 Boot Ranch Cir, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6200

Photographer: Christianne Taylor Videographer: Mason Jar Films Band: Matchmaker Band Music by Holly Maher & Amy Stroup licensed through The Music Bed

The Argyle | Luckiest Man Alive- Annlyn + D.A., the full film

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Hearing a groom say "I'm the luckiest man alive" when he sees his bride for the first time seems like it would be something out of a movie--but it isn't.  Those were the very words that D.A. uttered when he saw Annlyn for the first time underneath the canopy of a wandering wild oak tree on their wedding day. 

Annlyn's dad was just as sweet and doting, too--his comments during the Father of the Bride toast were just precious, and when he walks out on the dance floor to shake hands with D.A., his son-in-law, his smile is as big as Texas.  We hope you enjoy their wedding film--we certainly enjoyed making it!

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Annlyn & D.A. love to spend time boating and out on the water.  They love to travel, and they brought this sense of adventure to their wedding reception.   During cocktail hour, guests  enjoyed perfect Texas weather as they mingled on the lawn; also, they were treated to performances by one of New York City's favorite party bands--Area Code.  Annlyn & D.A. descended the grand staircase of the building onto the lawn to cheers and whistles, and they showed off their new monograms on their leather cowboy boots to friends and family who gathered around them.

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D.A.'s groom's cake was a german chocolate cake with an oil rig tower made entirely of chocolate on top of it, decorated with their monogram initial and chocolate scrollwork.  That's not the only treat--Annlyn's cake was covered in white chocolate sculpted to look like coral.   Their table centerpieces captured both a traditional and eclectic look simultaneousely--classic bundles of white hydrangea, lilies, and roses were accented with white-kissed sea fans, and blue light floated over-head as the night faded over the lawn.  This lagoon of blue light was made even more romantic as guests danced the night away under the stars--the canopy top of the tent was clear! So lovely!

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Guests could take a break from dancing to wander about the colonial porches of the Argyle, tasting shrimp and sushi from buffet lines lined with aquatic muses--including ice sculptures of swordfish and mermaids.

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By the end of the wedding reception, several cute kiddos had already called it a night on some of the lounge furniture that was scattered around the dance floor: a sure sign that these kids had been having such a good time, they just couldn't have a good time for one second longer!

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San Antonio Wedding The Argyle Club
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P.s. if you're loving this ocean decor, you should check out some other sweet ocean-side video footage from destination weddings we've filmed.  It's like a little mini-vacation to Maui, Hawaii while at your desk!

Ceremony: St. Mark's Episcopal Church 315 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, TX 78205

Reception: The Argyle Club  934 Patterson Ave  San Antonio, TX 78209

Event Planner: The French Connection with Tracy French

Ceremony Coordinator: Jody Kelly

Photographer: JeanAnn Wilkinson

Florist: Steven Pizzini with Pizzini Designs

Caterer: The Argyle

Reception Band:  Area CodeSimply Irresistible  and Julian Mercado

Hair & Makeup: Amar Cosmetics  artists: Valerie Perez and Johanna Woodfin

Late Night Snacks: Cheesy Jane's

Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo