I just found out that Shalou and Eric’s wedding won two Texas Star Awards (a wedding industry honor)! That is mighty recognition for everyone who helped create Shalou and Eric’s vision for their wedding. Read more about on The Simplifier’s blog…
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Kathy and Jamey are getting married, today, in Austin (yay!). They live in Los Angeles and are fans of so many classic Hollywood landmark buildings that we decided to make it our mission to do visit many of their favorites. We went to about nine locations (Ennis House, Barnsdall Park, Union Station, Griffith Park, etc etc), I can’t even being to squeeze them all in, so here’s just a sampling.
The first photo with the Lucha Libre dude should tell you everything about the impish spirit these two have! And maybe me too, since I went and implored our masked friend to join us for a portrait.
Look at these pink fringed honeymoon tulips, so pretty! Pollen Floral Art sent me a gift arrangement and I was gobsmackers about it. Besides those amazing honeymoon tulips there were ‘peony’ French tulips, Green Mist (like Queen Anne’s Lace), leucodendron pods, plus wheat. Yes as in the wheat that you eat. Brooke has a phenomenal eye for putting unique flowers together.
Today is Audrey and Tom’s wedding day! After getting to know them during an engagement shoot all around Austin, I’m looking forward to their wedding at Three Points Ranch. It’s sure to be happy and laidback just like they are!
Marigold Events has a beautiful feature of Eric and Shalou’s Indian fusion wedding (Indian and western). As a photographer, I’m impressed by the thoughtfulness and planning that went into their wedding. They planned not just one, but two full ceremonies, with stylish and significant details as a way to honor the heritage of each of their cultural backgrounds. What an achievement, and a pretty one at that!
My favorite moment: Eric riding in on a white horse for the baraat, accompanied by both a dhol band and a marching band (with Shalou watching from her room upstairs while the wedding guests danced and escorted Eric to the ceremony). The Indian ceremony was in a ballroom at the Four Seasons followed by a brunch with classic sitar music. Later that day the celebration moved to Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center for a western ceremony and lots of dancing, including a Bollywood dance by the bridal party that was a fantastic surprise.
The incredible team for Shalou and Eric:
Indian ceremony venue: Four Seasons Austin
Western ceremony venue: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Floral artist: Pollen Floral Art
Henna artist: Anju Garg of Mehndi Time
Catering for Western menu: Word of Mouth Catering
Catering for Indian menu: The Clay Pit
Cake balls: Austin Cake Ball
Letterpress invitations: Invitations by Ajalon
Indian ceremony lighting: ILD Lighting
Western reception lighting: Ilios Lighting Company
Rentals: Marquee Event Group
Indian decor: Saffron Affairs
Indian priest: Krishna Sripada
Baraat Horse: Angeli Carriages
Marching band: Minor Mishap Marching Band
Dhol drummers: Desi Junction DJs
Sitar and Tabla: Amie Maciszewski of Sangeet Millenium Ensemble
Music for Western ceremony: Arundel Ensemble
DJ: Johnny Robinson of GrooveLabs
Videographer: Elite Video Productions
Event coordinator: The Simplifiers
Ribbon wands: Allison Burke
Hair Piece: Tessa Kim
Hair and Make Up: Rae Cosmetics
Bridal gown: Carrafina
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss
Bridesmaids’ Attire: JCrew
For her wedding, Natalie chose jeweled purple tones with accents of silver and ivory. Elegance & Enchantment understandably fawned over this beautiful color palette along with the florals by Last Petal and lighting by Ilios. BZ Events planned it all, both the ceremony at Emmaus Catholic Church and the big party at Barton Creek Country Club. There were many touching moments and also, off- the-hook dancing! Natalie and Brian’s guests had a blast thanks to the high energy of Blind Date. Brian was like a little kid, so excited about having Blind Date (seriously one of the best bands ever! ) play at his wedding.
Congrats to Natalie and Brian!