Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shannon + Will

Pin It Shannon's mom called us months ago.  She had been referred to multiple planning companies in the Austin area, and she called several.  She was diligent in asking questions to each person that referred one about the planning company.  In the end, we were priveledged enough to work with them.  The entire family has hearts of gold.  We felt like their family by the time the wedding day came.  There were some real trials during the planning process: change in venue and caterer (after already booking), death in the family, and all parties involved were in different cities across the U.S. 
I would like to take you through some of their wedding over the next few days.  We don't have the professional pictures yet, but we have some from iPhones, Droids, and a few from "real" cameras belonging to the family.  Here are the wonderful vendors that made Shannon & Will's wedding perfect!

Event Location                                Driskill Hotel                                                 512-391-7123
Wedding Coordinator                     The Fairy Godmothers Weddings & Events   512-644-6886
Photographer                                  Ashley Garmon Photographers                      512-458-3358
Reception Band                              Memphis Train Revue                                   512-495-9935
Videography                                   McKenzie Miller Films                                  512-524-4698
Hair / Makeup                                LucieMarie - Angela Parker                          512-698-8613
Invitations & Printed Materials        Dragonfly Designs                                         512-733-4428
Hotel (1)                                         Stephen F. Austin Hotel                                512-457-8800
Hotel (2)                                         Marriott Austin Downtown                           512-236-8008
Cigar Rollers                                   Bobalu Cigar Co.                                         512-469-5877
Designer / Linens                             Ken Sharples                                               561.352 3146
Florist                                              Stems Floral                                             
DJ                                                   Penguin Entertainment
Officiant                                           Greg Oefinger
Ceremony & Cocktail Music            Arundel Ensemble                                       512.565.8563
Candy/Dessert Bar                           Stardust Pastry
Wedding Cake & Pecan Pie Bar      Driskill Pastry Chef, Tony Sansalone
Chivari chair rentals                          Premiere Party Central
Lighting                                            SWANK A/V                                             512-391-7122

Today, I'd like to take you some of the planning process.
After interviewing 4 florists and receiving bids from each, Shannon selected Abby with Stems Floral Design.  Below are pictures of the bride, one of her bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride seeing a mock-up table. (Fairy Godmother, Skylar, and Event Designer, Ken Sharples, are in the background looking on.)

Event designer, Ken Sharples, is standing with them and discussing tweaks and possible changes.

The bride stands in awe of the table arrangement.
Summer Pruett of Stardust Pastry put together some sample items for the candy and dessert bar.  Below is white chocolate mousse with blueberries.
Homemade marshmallows, macaroons, and specialty candy.
These pictures are from the Driskill tasting.  The Driskill's food is truly amazing.  These were some of the options given to the family for the "big day."  The family is then allowed to make changes - large or small - to their selected items.  Often, this is one of the more important items to couples.
Tastings are one of my favorite vendor meetings to attend!  It allows us to get to know the family and spend some time seeing them interact.  We learn about their likes and dislikes, and it's always FUN!

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