The bells are ringing and the Austin wedding season is heating up. Austin has also become a destination wedding site, so how do you plan an unforgettable affair in Austin? We consulted with some of Austin’s best wedding planners to gather their suggestions on providers for a luxury wedding – when the sky’s tight on budget.
Wedding planner: Victoria Hentrich, Hentrich Creative Consultants
Victoria Hentrich has been planning Austin’s finest weddings and events since the 1980s and is the go-to planner for everything. With a client list of international celebrities that includes parties for everyone from Willie Nelson to Kendra Scott to the Queen of England, Hentrich has an exceptional roster of talented and accomplished salespeople and an eye for giving every wedding. an individual touch with its touch of class.
The dress: Serendipity Bridal
In business for 29 years, this full-service bridal salon offers high-end designer dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories. Their curated collection includes exclusive designers from the United States, Canada, Europe and even New Zealand. The new location offers an experience just like the movies – one-on-one consultations, large private dressing rooms, and a lovely space for friends and relatives to oooh and aw while you try on loads of dresses and accessories. It all ends with a champagne toast when you find “the” dress.
Location: Van Zandt Hotel
When the sky is the limit, why not host your wedding from the rooftop of a hotel with spectacular city views. The Hotel Van Zandt has one of the best. Their in-house wedding planner can also help you organize everything from the wedding feast and reception to the blocking of rooms for out-of-town guests and partiers in town. Other sites with spectacular rooftop views include the W Hotel, the Omni Hotel, the Westin, and the JW Marriott.
Floral design: David Kurio
By far the upscale florist in Austin, Kurio has added his signature touch to hundreds of memorable Austin events and weddings. Kurio connects with his clients by listening to their vision of their dream day and guiding them as he expertly transforms their selected location into a memorable setting. “My goal is to create an environment that will evoke memories for both family and guests for years to come,” says Kurio.
Cake: Sweetish Hill
In business for over 40 years, many Austinites have grown up with birthday cakes and pastries from this venerable bakery. Their personalized consultation includes samples of seven cake flavors ranging from traditional to modern, design ideas including custom frosting, flowers and fresh fruit, and a cake style.
Crave is a full service caterer and will take the stress out of your reception. Starting with a private tasting and consultation, special attention is paid to every detail of the menus and personalized arrangements. Crave hosts weddings big and small in Austin and the surrounding areas.
Photographer: Stéphanie Hunter
Hunter’s fine art photographs have a romantic touch perfect for wedding photography. Hunter uses both film and digital images to create an organic look that captures the unique moments of each wedding. She has received “Hall of Fame” and “Best of Weddings” designations by The Knot and receives rave reviews from her clients.
Music: Alyse Black and the True Velvets
How do you choose from hundreds of great musicians residing in the live music capital of the world? Go with a group that will make them dance the night away. Alyse and the True Velvets will customize the song list from three different repertoires: jazz, pop / rock and originals.