Villa Antonia | High School Sweethearts - Alexis & Kevin

BlueBonnets screengrabbed from Alexis' Austin Wedding Video
BlueBonnets screengrabbed from Alexis' Austin Wedding Video

Weddings are a beginning.  A blossoming.  The advent of new life.  It's only fitting that wedding season kicks off in the Spring.

Last year, Texas went through the worst dry spell in the history of any state in recorded history.  Wildfires threatened homes, parks, and even some Austin wedding venues.  Even with the wet winter that we've had, 81% of the state remains in some level of drought, and so I was concerned that we would be miss one key Spring experience that eluded us last year - the blooming of Texas wildflowers.

Texans' internal clocks were thrown of kilter last year without that traditional expectation realized. Many brides with Austin Weddings in the Spring went without one of their expected accoutrements in their wedding photos.

Recently, I have been driving by a field that in years past always yields an amazing crop of bluebonnets.  Last year, however, it lay barren, with only a few sprigs of more traditional and less attractive weeds sprouting.  I have been crossing my fingers that the earth would explode with a brilliant array of Goldenrod, Indian Paintbrush, and Bindweed in time for Alexis and Kevin's wedding video, and I was not disappointed with Mother Nature's results.

And what better cycle to illustrate the nature/marriage metaphor even more.  While there will be dry spells in married life and color may evade for a season, just beneath the surface there's always the original seed, and with just a little water, it shoots forth once again and reminds us of what is truly there.

Alexis and Kevin, out of all the Austin Wedding Videographers, thank you for choosing Mason Jar Films to document your wedding.  We trust that your life together will be an eternal Spring, filled with brilliant color and new life.

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Unique Wedding Dress
Unique Wedding Dress
Villa Antonia
Villa Antonia

Villa Antonia is a gorgeous tuscan style wedding or event location.  You can enjoy the breeze from their balconies and terraces while watching the sunset during cocktail hour.  Near Lake Travis, the hillsides provide a breathtaking view that is both serene and majestic.  As guests arrive, they walk beneath a stone arch entryway to view the first courtyard and fountain.  Winding in and around the building is an adventure in and of itself, with fountains and staircases beneath a canopy of trees that overlook a hilly horizon.

Ring Bearer
Ring Bearer
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake
Best Man Judson giving toast
Best Man Judson giving toast

Event Planning: Barbara's Bride's

Photography: Anthology

Ceremony/Reception: Villa Antonia

Catering: Primizie

Floral: Bouquets of Austin

DJ/Ceremony Sound: Stafford Jones

Lighting: Howard Fletcher

Makeup: Rochelle Rae