Thursday, November 4, 2010

we got hitched, y'all.

so b-rad and i got married. i have been holding off from mentioning it until i got some legit photos from our wonderful photographer, and she posted a few today on her blog. the wedding was pretty awesome, ifidosaysom'self. i got all my craft projects done on time and managed to keep the tears at bay during the ceremony, so let's hear it for xanax! everyone looked stunning, our florist was outstanding, the food was delightful, and our dj pretty much set the place on fire. it was really a nuptial dance sensation. here are THE FIRST OF MANY photos by the tremendously talented duo of stella and leon alesi over at stella alesi photography.something i realized a long time ago was that, although i have a pretty giant bag of tricks, there are many, many things i could not have done without for this party of a lifetime, so here are a few WEDDING SHOUT-OUTS.

obviously, brad, his family and my family were fantastic. i don't think we could function on a day-to-day basis without our families, but they really brought their A-game to town for the weekend, which was not surprising, and yet, really a terrific surprise, all at the same time. samesies for the wedding party. what a delightful group of people.

florist: petal pushers, located just outside of austin in dripping springs. these folks out-did themselves and were A DREAM to work with. stacey hogge, you are a magician.

venue, catering, cakes, planning, peacocks et. al: green pastures, located in the heart of south congress in austin. a wonderful experience, all around. tanya, jessica and jill, way to go. green pastures is a wedding MACHINE.

photography: stella alesi photography, aka stella and leon alesi, based in austin. these two are some of the nicest, most laid-back and creative people i've ever met. if you are planning a wedding of any sort, do yourself a favor and book 'em. they took our save the date photos, too.

music, part one: will taylor and strings attached, based in austin. extremely talented, extremely patient and extremely kind. i emailed over an off-the-wall idea and they MADE IT HAPPEN, exactly how i wanted. for those of you who missed the golden gift of audrey's vocal performance, which was accompanied by WT&SA, my condolences. it was an honor to witness. i will regret forever that we didn't have someone filming.

music, part two: michael antonia, aka the flashdance, aka the human jukebox, out of los angeles, california. i don't know if i can put into words how STUPENDOUS this guy is, but i will try. he hopped on a plane, rented a car, set up a MASSIVE AMOUNT of sound equipment, brought all the wacky songs i'd requested last minute, mike'd the officiant, mike'd the band, dj'ed the ceremony, dj'ed the cocktail hour, emcee'd the first dances and then DROPPED A MUSICAL BOMB on an unsuspecting crowd. he brought vinyl records, forcryingoutloud. i have never ever ever seen a dance floor with so many sweaty, out of control people before. it was a glowstick disco fairytale, and twelve hours later, he was gone. i don't think there was one person in attendance who didn't say, at some point during the night, "MAN, THIS GUY IS AMAZING." he is, and he was, and you are a crazy cracksmoker if you don't hire him immmmmmmediately.

we had other vendors that outdid themselves as well, going out of their way to help me with all the tiny details. i'm talking 'bout mark at soundcheck austin; ann at premiere party central, katie at katie & co. of houston; jenny kim at jenny kim couture in houston; HENRIETTA at quiltworks in cypress (which is a houston 'burb); stacy matthews, the cutest make-up artist on the planet but specifically austin; and carol king at duralee in the houston decorative showroom. i have plans to go through more of the details and the DIY-ing, where i can talk more about how great this crew is, but feel free to let me know of any questions you have in the meantime.

i also used a handful of etsy vendors: melabo for the hilarious interspecies cake topper, titanium knights for BOTH of brad's wedding bands and abusymother for (FINALLY) a reasonably priced veil.

thanks a bazillion also, to the giant amount of people that attended. that was incredible. more later, homies.
kristina kdub babyface wilson (luebe)

1 comment:

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

So, so lovely.
That last shot of you all heading off into the night flanked by boxwood is iconic ;)
Here's to many happy years, y'all!