It’s time! Time for Lori and Jason on the blog and I can’t wait for you to see it!
I knew Lori and Jason would be fun as soon as I saw them together at their engagement session. They giggle, they have a good time, they mess around. They are a dream couple and I’m glad I know them. Their and their families’ big hearts, hospitality and crazy dancing made this day just delightful for me.
These two were married at The Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin in an emotional, heartfelt ceremony followed by a rocking, super-fun reception. The couple went with a loungey/rat-pack/50′s decor. It was stupendous! The entire mezzanine was decorated in black and white with pops of coral. The guys were dressed in classic tuxes with fedoras and the ladies were in black cocktail dresses. This wedding certainly had a timeless feel to it.
Cortney and her team at BZ Events created a lot of the special touches and made sure the day went off seamlessly. I can’t thank you gals enough for all of your help. I also have to say that the staff at The Driskill was amazing as well. So courteous and I had, hands down, the BEST vendor meal of my wedding photographer life at this wedding. Yea Austin! Yea Driskill!
Dave McLaughlin was along for the second shooting ride and was as fun and talented as always.
Enjoy the photos you guys and thank you so much for having me along at this incredible celebration. The fabulous blue Manolo’s were a present to Lori from the bridesmaids. Uh, can you say ‘bar raised’ for awesome bridesmaids? There were also come bridesmaids sporting some Manolo’s and Louboutin’s of their own, so it was a well heeled bridal party, to say the least. I approve. This set is my favorite.
A gospel choir sung as guests arrived. I can still hear them – they were incredible! What a treat for everyone within earshot. During the reception, Jason got up to make a short speech and then (as a surprise to Lori) said he had been working on something with the band. He then launched into ‘Ring of Fire’ by Johnny Cash. Tore that roof off! So adorable.
Thanks to the incredible vendor team!
Venue and Catering: The Driskill Hotel
Event Coordination and Design Cortney Zieke with BZ Events
Second Shooter: Dave McLaughin
Floral: Last Petal
Cake: Simon Lee Bakery
Band: Memphis Train (SO good….SO. GOOD.)
Photo Booth: MagBooth
Linens and Rentals: Marquee Rentals
Officient: Pastor Rex Johnson
Dress: Alexia Gavela
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Makeup: Austin Beauty on the Go