Wedding Season is in Full Effect
Wow, all I can say is that love is in the air and wedding season is officially in full effect. We had 4 very different weddings scheduled these last few weekends and each was absolutely spectacular for different reasons. The sheer number of venues around Austin never ceases to amaze me and it wasn’t until recently that I realized what a hotspot our beautiful little town is for weddings. All of the venues we’ve had the opportunity to work with have been gorgeous with something out there for everybody. These past few weeks we’ve gotten the opportunity to host events in 4 very dynamic and different places.
First, we wound up at the very posh and popular Villa Antonia (pictured top) for Emily and David’s wedding on Sunday, May 30. Villa Antonia is simply an epic venue with over 20,000 square feet of versatile space built in the style of a Tuscan villa. It is located in Jonestown, TX on the north shore of Lake Travis and offers some of the most scenic views in Central Texas. Furthermore, the venue features such amenities as a massive stone entryway, a beautiful gazebo and a walkway that spirals through a 20 foot waterfall, and a marble staircase to name a few. Michaja is the manager of this prime destination, she is an organized professional of the highest order, and she is extremely nice as well. All of these amazing ingredients add up to a recipe for wedding success and this truly was a special day. One unique element of their day was that they had a family friend (who was a professional singer) sing during their ceremony and during a couple of key songs during the reception. Personally, I always love when we can incorporate any kind personal element but this was incredibly unique. Kristi Foster was simply an amazing singer and we are honored to have worked alongside such a talented artist. Congratulations again to Emily and David!
Next we had a gorgeous Hill Country wedding that took place at the bride’s family farm in Moody, TX, which is just outside of Temple. The landscape there was pure Texas with chandeliers hanging from the majestic oak trees to add a layer of eclectic sophistication to the scenic background. The ceremony took place in a grove right next to the reception site and it was definitely one of the most grandeur entrances that we have witnessed to date. After all of the guests had taken their seats the bride arrived in a white 1960s convertible sitting in the back with her father parade style. They stepped out onto a red carpet where Brooke’s father walked her down the aisle to a very happy groom.
Brooke first contacted me in September and said she lived in the Florida area, but that she was planning her dream wedding to take place on her family farm here in Texas. She informed me that her fiancé Theo was originally from South Africa and that they had really eclectic and specific musical taste. Like most of our clients her biggest concern was a fun wedding that everybody would enjoy while incorporating both of their musical tastes. After briefly discussing my dj background with her on the phone I assured her that we were the right team for the job and we could handle her specific tastes no problem! Their dance floor was fueled with energy all night long, and all of their music was a big hit with the wedding party as well as both families. Finally, a big thanks to Dave Hermann atThe Range restaurant as they handled all of the food and they helped provide us with the electricity we need to run our rig.
After that, we hosted Angelica & Stroud’s wedding at the Zilker Clubhouse in downtown Austin. We have worked multiple events there and the view that the Clubhouse offers of the park and of the city is unparalleled. Zilker Clubhouse is a former Boy Scout lodge from the 1920s and is currently operated by the City of Austin. It is truly a hidden gem in my opinion that offers breathtaking scenery and is the perfect space for smaller, more intimate events. We were charged with handing their ceremony as well as their reception music and my mix of tried and true floor fillers and contemporary favorites kept people dancing all evening long. It was a blast!
Finally, we handled Jessica and Jamieson’s reception at the Omni Hotel downtown after they were married earlier that afternoon. It was our first experience working with the Omni and their service and support staff was top notch. I would expect nothing less from an organization with such an excellent reputation, but they really did a fantastic job of converting one of their ballrooms into a truly grand reception hall complete with crystal chandeliers, a dance floor, and a stage for us to perform. One of the most memorable events of the evening was their grand entrance, which included a full mariachi band that stayed throughout dinner and definitely kept the music and the atmosphere lively. Jessica had a large group of friends in town and requested a very current and contemporary track list for the dance portion of the evening. She specifically asked for me to mix quickly in order to keep the energy high and so this event was definitely a trial of my dj skill set. If a jam-packed dance floor all night long is any indicator of success then I think we passed the test. Thankfully, Peacock Photography was there to capture all of these priceless moments on film.