Through the years of working in the industry, we have coordinated countless weddings and private events. All of them have been special in their own unique way. From huge over-the-top events to small intimate gatherings… we’ve seen and experienced everything one possibly can in the industry. Out of every event we have been apart of, there are some that have been truly unforgettable for everyone involved. This past New Years Eve wedding was one of them.
The ceremony was held at Central Christian Church in downtown Austin. Everything in the church was done in white, keeping the ceremony site very classic and traditional. Brett Barnes sang a beautiful rendition of Ave Maria and The Lord's Prayer that absolutely captivated everyone in the room. It was one of the most elegant ceremonies we’ve witnessed, and it set a high standard for the rest of the evening.
Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the Four Seasons Austin for the reception. It was an explosion of the senses from the moment they entered. With breathtaking floral in shades of lavender and plum, gold accents, an intricate ice sculpture, and a life-sized horse statue that portrayed the bride’s love for equestrian, the décor was absolutely jaw-dropping. The theme was elegant with a touch of pizzazz, and it was apparent not only in the design, but the guests’ attire as well. Everyone came dressed to the nines in gorgeous jeweled gowns and classic designer tuxes. With so much going on for guests to enjoy, the energy remained positive throughout the entire night.
Food options were almost endless. Instead of a traditional buffet or plated dinner, the couple opted for several different stations to offer a variety of delicious options for guests. There was a salad bar, Tex-Mex, southern comfort food, fresh oysters and shrimp, and a carving station serving beef tenderloin. In addition to the many food stations, unique hor d’oeuvres such as lamb lollipops were passed around, as well as donuts, pork tamales, and tomato basil grilled cheese shooters for after party snacks. Good food is always accompanied with good drinks – something that the bride and groom made sure of. Guests enjoyed a variety of wines, champagnes, and cocktails throughout the night at the open bars. There was even a champagne tower, which was a perfect addition to a NYE wedding.
Even with all of the amazing food and beverages, outstanding décor, and a great crowd, the night wouldn’t have been the same without the amazing band, Icehouse. They came all the way from Dallas, and played until an hour after midnight. Covering the current top dance hits, and a ton of old favorites – there was a song for everyone in attendance. They kept the crowd full of energy and the dance floor was never empty. Guests even received flip-flops in order for them to kick off their heels and keep the dance party alive.
It was more than just your average wedding reception… it was the celebration of a new couple and a new year. Projected onto the wall was a video that showed all of the New Years Eve fireworks throughout the world, and a live countdown to midnight. With 2016 party hats and headbands, the couple celebrated their day and the New Year ahead with their family and friends. Once the clock struck 12:00, they shared a NYE kiss and a toast to a bright future together. The party continued for another hour before it began to wind down, denoting it was time to send off the newlyweds. Creating a tunnel of sparklers, the guests cheered for the couple as they exited the Four Seasons, riding off in a classic white Rolls Royce.
It was an absolutely fabulous wedding and New Years – one that people will always remember. The event was even featured in the July-August 2016 issue of The Society Diaries magazine. You can read the article “It Was Love From The Start” by picking up a copy, or reading the digital issue on their website!
- Wedding Planner: Victoria Hentrich - Creative Consultants
- Florist: David Kurio Designs
- Production: Townsley Designs
- Lighting: Ilios
- Rentals: Marquee Event Group
- Wedding Cakes: The Cake Plate
- Hair & Makeup: Urban Betty
- Photographer: Ashley Garmon Photographers
- Pre-Event Photographer: Jerry Hayes
- Ice Sculptures: Full Spectrum
- Ceremony Music: Barton Strings
- Ceremony Vocalist: Brett Barnes
- Reception Music: Icehouse
- Photobooth: My Event is the Bomb
- Cigar Roller: Bobalu-Marti
- Getaway Vehicle: Transportation Consultants
- Invitations & Stationary: Meldeen
Photo Credit: Ashley Garmon