I've been friends with the Edgertons for a long time, now. I first met them 5.5 years ago when Mandi first contacted me about filming her wedding on their property, the Wild Onion Ranch.
It was to my greatest delight when Anna Kate became engaged early in 2009 and invited me to document her wedding as well.
So with a little arm-twisting (both ways), I relented and agreed to go to Maui on 10.10.10 to do a little filming with a small band of their family and friends. :->
This past weekend, Anna Kate and Charles held their Texas reception at the Wild Onion, and we presented the film clip above to tell their guests a little bit about their history, to bring their guests into the ceremonial experience, and to introduce the couple, heretofore yet unseen, to their eagerly awaiting guests.
After Anna Kate and Charles made their official intro, the night went as one would expect when Sarah Edgerton is the creative force behind putting together an - an exquisite menu from 2Dine4 Catering, colorful visuals from Westbank Flowers and Swoop Events, and a party to rival anything else that was happening in the Live Music Capital of the World that night.
AnnaKate wore a beautiful handmade beaded hibiscus flower hair accessory with feathery accents. It was made by Charles' grandmother specifically for the wedding. Her gown was an empire cut dotted swiss floor-length dress, perfectly light for the beach and for warmer weather. It was also accented with beadwork. Her colors were a beautiful mango and pink, and those hues were reflected in their spunky decor at their Texas reception, too!
The Wild Onion looked fabulous, and had little treasures to feast your eyes on around every corner--Not to mention a unique exit...but you'll have to wait a few months to see.
Anna Kate, Charles, and family, thanks for spoiling us for many years. We trust that we will spoil you for years to come!
Rehearsal Dinner: Spago at the Four Seasons Maui
Maui Ceremony and Reception: The Grand Wailea Resort
Photography: Heather Mabry, Eclectic Images
Austin Reception: The Wild Onion Ranch
Austin Reception Band: The Big Time Band
Austin Reception DJ: Barrington Miles, Texas Professional Disc Jockey's
Event Planning: Swoop Events
Floral Design: Westbank Flower Market
Bride's Cake: Coco Paloma
Groom's Cake: Blue Note Bakery
Photobooth: Booth 66
Bubbles and Snow Making: Party Machines