macy + ben


I absolutely loved working with Macy and Ben! First, I have to point out the Macy is a fellow Rice Owl ūüôā Their Memorial Day Weekend wedding was nothing short of EPIC.

To start, let’s talk about their venue – the historic Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin is an amazing setting for a classically beautiful wedding. ¬†They said their I Do’s in the Driskill Ballroom in a really personal ceremony – their choices for the music set the tone for the ceremony, and really for the whole evening. The processional songs included “Calgary” by Bon Iver and “Your Hand in Mine” by Explosions in the Sky. And they recessed to “The Band Marches On” by Ghostland Observatory. During the ceremony, they asked the crowd join in to sing “Turn! Turn! Turn!” ¬†by The Byrds and “Pride (In the Name of Love)” by U2.

Following the introduction of the couple into the reception which was held on the Mezzanine floor of the Hotel, the guests were in for a real treat! ¬†Macy and Ben did a choreographed first dance that was seriously amazing (and that NO ONE knew was coming!).¬† They started dancing to “The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing which transitioned into “Around the World” by Daft Punk, and then they ended on “Party Rock” by LMFAO. And then just when you thought the first dance was done, Ben’s brother Max popped out in a robot costume like from the LMFAO video and got EVERYONE on the dance floor. ¬†You can watch a video of this awesome first dance, shot by Lizama¬†Videography, here: http://vimeo.com/43062232.¬†And that was just the beginning of all the fun! Sauce was the perfect band for this crowd – everyone wanted to dance and party and celebrate this amazing couple.

For their design, Macy and Ben’s wedding had details galore, all featuring the glamorous, classic Hollywood feel. The table names were all romantic films like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Casablanca,” and each table number had a quote from the film to capture the love that filled the room that evening. ¬†The Nouveau Romantics created all of the paper goods from the invitations to the escort cards, programs and bar menus – lots of gold paper, classic lettering. Very old Hollywood.¬† They also designed the flowers for the wedding – lush and elegant, ivory and green with pops of deep burgundies.

At the end of the night, Macy and Ben exited through a roar of cheers into a waiting horse-drawn carriage for a spin around downtown Austin.  Oh so romantic.

Photos by Sherry Hammonds Photography

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