Austin Wedding Vendor Spotlight – Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy

Austin Wedding Vendor Spotlight – Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy

Hello friends! I’m so excited to share another wedding vendor spotlight on my dear friend Jesilyn Kay, owner of Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy!   This super talented business woman is located here in Austin, Texas and has become a dear friend through the Rising Tide Society.  If you’re one of my 2018 couples you’ll recognize some of her work from your beautiful handmade welcome gifts!  If you’re looking for unique and custom gift ideas, read this interview and make sure to check out her website and etsy shops (links down below!) What sort of services do you provide? As a designer and calligrapher, I can provide all of your paper goods and signage needs. This includes custom wedding invitations and save the dates, envelope addressing, place cards, welcome signs, menu signs, any signage or paper goods you might need, I can create it for you. How long have you been doing this and why are you drawn to it? I’ve always been a creative person, I was the one doodling in my notebook during class, and I love creating things with my hands. I went to school for graphic design and after working in the industry for a few years after college I began to create a lot of hand lettered posters and designs. It was so fun for me to create my own letters instead of use computer fonts and I knew I had to try learning calligraphy. I took a few courses and fell head over heels in love with the art. I didn’t want to do anything else but practice and practice for hours.  After a few months...
Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

As a wedding photographer, I love arriving to the bridal suite the day of the wedding and seeing an abundance of cute things to photograph! One of those things lately has been matching bridesmaid robes! I thought just recently – where do these girls get these and also, what a thoughtful, sweet gift idea! I recently partnered with Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique to review one of their awesome bridesmaid gifts, the Sugar Set and needless to say I’m smitten!  The process to order the set was really easy and customizable including choosing monogram letter and color. Naturally, I chose all the sparkle options and was surprised by how many options are available so the items match your wedding color scheme.  Check it out or send this link to a girlfriend getting married to see all their great options!...
Crystal & Zach – Intercontinental Stephen F Austin & Hyde Park Baptist Wedding

Crystal & Zach – Intercontinental Stephen F Austin & Hyde Park Baptist Wedding

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Dutton! Crystal & Zach had a classic and beautiful wedding day celebration and said “I do” surrounded by family and friends from all over the country. Their ceremony was held at the Wallingford’s home church,  Hyde Park Baptist Church and then guests made their way to a gorgeous wedding reception at the downtown Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin hotel.   Take a look at a few of my quick favorites from the day….including two ‘first looks’, a Yeti grooms cake , a sparkler exit and a fairytale horse and carriage ride down Congress to the Capitol!   Planner/Coordinator: Kay Watson     |         Church: Hyde Park Baptist Church               |       Reception:  Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Floral: Exquisite Petals                   |      Hair & Makeup: Rae Cosmetics               |         Bridal Gown Dress Store: Serendipity           |           Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff Lighting:  Ilios Lighting                  |           DJ/Photobooth: Texas Pro DJ            Catering/Rentals: Intercontinental Stephen F Austin    |  Cakes:  Michelle’s Patisserie Second photographer: Pearlsnap...
Maggie Sottero Bianca Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Bianca Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

In honor of this weekend’s Royal Wedding I’m excited to share 6 elegant wedding dress looks featuring classic wedding gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs.  We spent an amazingly royal day at Chateau Cocomar, a wedding venue located in Houston, Texas but made us feel like we were in Europe! If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue, Chateau Cocomar should be on your list!  I’m so thankful to the amazing vendors who made my princess wedding dreams and vision come true and hope you enjoy these different royal wedding looks we put together!  Please scroll to the bottom to see all the contact information for our incredible Austin and Houston based wedding vendors and contact them if you’re getting married soon!! Today’s featured dress is a Maggie Sottero Bianca wedding dress and is so unique and gorgeous! Made of Shavon organza, this simple yet striking ballgown wedding dress features handmade rosettes accented with pearls. A strapless scoop neckline and flowing train evoke chic romance. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner elastic closure. Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store   VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Bianca            Coordinator/Styling/Designer: Blue Sparrow Events Tiaras/Veils/Jewelry: Eden Luxe Bridal               Hair & Makeup: Kaci Sanchez Rentals/Styling/Decor: Love Birds Vintage                  Floral: Tamara Menges Designs Engagement & Wedding Rings: Good Stone Inc                Stationary: Lazy Wood Lane Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box       ...
Maggie Sottero Verity Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Verity Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

In honor of this weekend’s Royal Wedding I’m excited to share 6 elegant wedding dress looks featuring classic wedding gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs.  We spent an amazingly royal day at Chateau Cocomar, a wedding venue located in Houston, Texas but made us feel like we were in Europe! If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue, Chateau Cocomar should be on your list!  I’m so thankful to the amazing vendors who made my princess wedding dreams and vision come true and hope you enjoy these different royal wedding looks we put together!  Please scroll to the bottom to see all the contact information for our incredible Austin and Houston based wedding vendors and contact them if you’re getting married soon!! This first dress is a Maggie Sottero Verity wedding dress and is so classic and gorgeous! This sleeveless Yaron Mikado ballgown with pockets features an elegant bateau neckline and beautiful scoop back trimmed in illusion and beaded lace appliqués with Swarovski crystals. An attached bead and Swarovski crystal belt adds a hint of shimmer to this wedding dress. Finished with crystal buttons over zipper closure. Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Verity            Coordinator/Styling/Designer: Blue Sparrow Events Tiaras/Veils/Jewelry: Eden Luxe Bridal               Hair & Makeup: Kaci Sanchez Rentals/Styling/Decor: Love Birds Vintage                  Floral: Tamara Menges Designs Engagement & Wedding Rings: Good Stone Inc                Stationary: Lazy...