Should You Hire a Travel Agent For Your Honeymoon? Uptown Events & Travel

Should You Hire a Travel Agent For Your Honeymoon? Uptown Events & Travel

Hello amazing followers! Since there are a lot of you following me who are planning a wedding or know some who is, I’m bringing back my interview series and hope these blog posts provide you with some awesome professional insight into the world of planning a wedding!  Today, I have owner of Uptown Events & Travel, Jessica Upton answering questions about hiring a travel agent for your honeymoon (or anniversary/or for your destination wedding!)  Check out her advice below to some of the most frequently asked questions and make sure to contact her for your honeymoon travel needs! 4 Questions About Using a Travel Advisor for Your Honeymoon Ladies, lets be real- you’ve probably been totally swamped in wedding planning and passed the task of booking your honeymoon onto your beau. You can’t wait until the day you can leave all the overwhelming details behind and hop on a plane to your dream destination. The only thing holding you back is your handsome groom has no idea where to start and doesn’t want to make the wrong decisions. Fear not! Set your man up for success and recommend he use a travel advisor. 1. How does the process work?     To start, I will want to have a thorough conversation about what you both envision for your honeymoon. We will discuss destination ideas, activity preferences, budget, and dates. From this conversation I will begin to put together recommendations for you. 2. What’s the first step? Although every honeymoon has its unique characteristics, generally I recommend booking your flights first. If your dates are flexible, confirming your flights first...
Garden Grove Austin Wedding Events – Summer Wedding Open House

Garden Grove Austin Wedding Events – Summer Wedding Open House

There are so many amazing vendors in the Austin, Tx Hill Country area and I love getting to attend events that showcase their talents (and see their shining faces!) while they talk to and inspire couples looking for ideas/vendors for their wedding day.  Last month, I joined my friend-dors at Garden Grove Weddings & Events in Buda, Texas (just south of Austin and the location of our Spanish styled wedding photography workshop!!).  The “summer” vibe party was so much fun and I loved the look everyone below pulled together…plus….anytime I see the Peached Tortilla catering truck, this girl gets HUNGRY and EXCITED!!! VENDORS: Location: Garden Grove           Planner: Pink Parasol Rentals:  Bee Lavish Vintage Rentals            Linen: BBJ Linen Floral:  Copper & Birch     Catering/ Bar: Peached Tortilla Cake: Simply Delicious Custom Cakes          Chocolates: Maggie Louis Confections Wooden signs: Scripted Ever After Peached Tortilla catering truck – can we date?!? I LOVE eating all the amazingly unique food they provide at events and always highly recommend them for any wedding or event!!! The amazingly talented Simply Delicious Custom Cakes does it again!  Owner Candace is amazing and her cakes always photograph so well, but more importantly – THEY’RE SIMPLY DELICIOUS!! 🙂 Bee Lavish vintage event rentals did a gorgeous job with all the decor and seating areas…. The indoor ceremony “Plan B” at Garden Grove is always so beautiful! There are at least 5 spots for ceremonies on the property depending on your weather/look you’re going for! Planning a wedding or know someone who is?? I’m still...
Camp Lucy – Ian’s Chapel Wedding – Ryan & Courtney

Camp Lucy – Ian’s Chapel Wedding – Ryan & Courtney

It’s springtime in the Texas Hill Country and Ryan & Courtney celebrated their wedding day with bright, beautiful colors, family and friends at one of my favorite Hill Country wedding venues, Camp Lucy!  They selected Ian’s Chapel and the panoramic viewpoint for their ceremony and even with the threat of rain, everything went perfectly!  These two have been together for a long time and were so excited to make it official with a celebration and party that went until midnight!   I had an incredible time getting to document all their beautiful details, First Look, hilarious ceremony, awesome wedding party, gorgeous families and truly just the best wedding day!  Thank you for trusting me you guys – it was an honor!  Happy honeymooning and enjoy Part 1 (of 3?!?!) with some of my favorites from the first part of the day.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom for all of their awesome wedding vendor information! Want to ease the wedding day nerves? Want to take all your photos before the rain hits/guests arrive? Want to enjoy your cocktail hour and talk to guests?  Wc can do that with a private First Look!  I loved that Courtney & Ryan wanted to have that moment together and it worked out perfectly….. Courtney’s girls were so much fun to hang out with – they’ve all known each other since High School! I’m in awe of this generation photo and how gorgeous these ladies are!!! #couplegoals Sneak peek for Part 2: The Ceremony & Cocktail Hour!! Stay tuned!   VENDORS: Location:   Camp Lucy – Ian’s Chapel          ...
Garden Grove Luxury Spanish Wedding – Styled Austin Photography Workshop by Jessica Frey Photography

Garden Grove Luxury Spanish Wedding – Styled Austin Photography Workshop by Jessica Frey Photography

Hi everyone!!  I’m sure if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ve been seeing sneak peeks for a few weeks of this luxury Spanish villa styled wedding workshop!  It was such a labor of love bringing together so many talented Austin wedding vendors to create a detail-filled ‘wedding’ day to photograph!  I hope we can inspire, encourage and brighten your day with a look at how gorgeous it all turned out!   If you’re interested in being a part of the next styled wedding workshop either in Austin, Tx or Central California, make sure to join my announcement newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bPgmz1 Enjoy the second part of my images from the day and if you’re planning a wedding in the Austin or Texas Hill Country area, you must click below on our amazing vendors! They are all incredible to work with, talented and will make your wedding day or event amazing!  (Part 2 and a behind the scenes blog post coming soon!) VENDORS: Location: Garden Grove              Coordinator/Design: Uptown Events – Jessica Upton Photographer/Instructor:  Jessica Frey Photography Rentals: Whim Hospitality and 10th Collection              Iron Decor: Mancino Iron Florals: The Flower Girl – Kari Shelton                Cake: Cakes ROCK!! – Christy Seguin Stationary: Peach Paper + Design – Megan Wedding Dress:  Celebrations Bridal –     Allure Bridals Style 9412 Bridesmaid dresses: Celebrations Bridal   – Sorella Vita (burgundy jersey dress) and Jovani (hot pink dress) Hair & Makeup: Kaci Blagrave – Studio Elite Headpieces: Eden Luxe Bridal Table & Cake Details: Mugsby Tapas Catering:...
Garden Grove Luxury Spanish Wedding – Styled Austin Photography Workshop

Garden Grove Luxury Spanish Wedding – Styled Austin Photography Workshop

This is my 6th styled wedding photography workshop to host and instruct at and dare I say, the most adventurous one yet?  We started the morning with a tornado warning, hail and possibly flooding in the Texas Hill Country! In April!  Ever the optimist and tracking my weather ap, it appeared that by noon on Sunday the weather would clear and it would be beautiful….and guess what…the weatherman was right!  This amazingly talented and trusting group of local Austin wedding vendors came together at Garden Grove in South Austin and created the perfect vision for our “luxury Spanish villa’ themed wedding!  Jessica Upton of Uptown Events designed an inspiration board full of color and little touches of lace and Spanish vibes that all came together seamlessly.  I love that we get to spoil our attendees with so many details and situations to photograph and truly create a ‘wedding day’ worthy of publication! My goal each year is to provide a professionally styled ‘wedding’ and teach through the important parts for photographers looking to get into wedding photography or enhance their knowledge and provide a safe & fun environment to practice their skills, try new lenses, work on posing and have fun!  I’m blown away each year with the photographers willing to invest in their education and who come eager to learn – I’m so excited to get to be a part of their journey!  I learned from some amazing photographers when I started out 10 years ago and feel blessed to get to pass along my knowledge and processes.  If you’re interested in being a part of the next styled...
10th Collection – An Austin boutique event rental company

10th Collection – An Austin boutique event rental company

Congratulations to my friends Molli & Louis on their new space!!  If you’re in the Hutto area or need gorgeous, unique event rentals anywhere around Austin, TX & the Hill Country  – check them out! —- Welcome to 10th Collection!  It is our pleasure to serve you. We are a boutique event rental team based in Austin, TX.  Our passion for quality and beauty can help you transform your event into a gorgeous experience. Our collection consists of well-made and timeless combinations of rustic, classic, organic and industrial pieces, that work together to speak to your individual personality. We combine cleanly designed pieces with eclectic accessories for any occasion.  Whether it’s a dinner table for reuniting a family, plates for a special meal, seating at a charity function, or an extraordinary wedding. Our passion is service.  Let us help you create an experience that is personal, unique and ever-memorable. Visit our Showroom Click to make an appointment 109 East Street Hutto, TX 78634 Are you getting married in 2017 or 2018? I’ve got a few more dates available! Email me for investment information and availability: Jessica@JessicaFreyPhotography.com...
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