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Carefree Couple – Maggie and Jason

reflection danceI had the honor of coordinating my friend Maggie’s wedding recently.  Maggie and I met several years ago at her friend Kelly’s wedding (which I coordinated and officiated).   We hit it off instantly and that very day she told me she was going to hire me for her wedding.  Thrilled, I asked when the big day was.  I still remember her response “I don’t know, I just started dating this guy…”

Fast forward to Saturday, February 22, 2014 and Maggie married that same guy.  Sometimes you just know.

The wedding and reception were held at Dunvegan Keep in South Austin.  It is a lovely, medieval style venue nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood.  They can only accommodate smaller weddings (maxing out at 80 guests) but definitely worth a look if that fits you.

Maggie and Jason kept their wedding party small – a Matron of Honor, Maid of Honor, and two Junior Bridesmaids wearing navy strapless gowns on Maggie’s side; two groomsmen in black tuxedos with blue vests on Jason’s – the groom wore an ivory vest with his tuxedo.  Two cute flower girls and a ring bearer rounded out the wedding party.   The Bride was escorted by her mother and father and she looked stunning in her strapless ball gown and radiant smile.  Maggie and Jason were married by the same minister that officiated Jason’s parents’ wedding years before.  What a lovely tradition to start!

The cocktail hour was held in the Wizard’s Tree courtyard while the newlyweds and their families took a few photos.  Then dinner was a buffet provided by Good Better Best Catering – it smelled amazing and even though I didn’t have an opportunity to eat until the end of the night, even cold it was delicious.  Strat Kat DJ Mark Miller provided the dinner and dancing music – he’s so good at his job guests were dancing between the tables before we cleared more out!  Now that is a good DJ!

Maggie kept the décor simple with such a unique and lovely venue.  All flowers were by the fantastic team lead by Coby Neal of The Flower Studio.  The tables were set with navy linens and a large hurricane glass filled with coral rose petals and a ribbon-wrapped pillar candle.

And the cakes.  My goodness!  Maggie chose an ombre cake for the wedding cake and a two tiered chocolate confection for the groom’s cake – deliciously and beautifully executed by the talented Queen B Cakes.  Mmmm I wish I had a piece of that cake right now….

Maggie and Jason were one of my first couples to use Glo-beez for their exit.  I can hardly wait to see the photos captured by Mercedes Morgan Photography.  I hope she was able to capture how pretty it really was.  There will also be video by Crissman Videography – I love when I get to see a video of the day!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Starks.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day.  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Be Carefree,



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