LET'S START THE PARTY


with a wedding welcome guide


01 TIMELINE PLANNING

02 CELEBRATE THE ENGAGEMENT

03 VENDORS


No. 01 - PLANNING

TIMELINE SAMPLES


6 HOURS, PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULED

FROM 2:00PM - 8:00PM


photographer arrives

2:00-2:30pm - Details upon arrival (30 mins)

client 1 finishing getting ready

3:45pm - 'First look' (10 mins)

ceremony site photos pre-ceremony

4:30pm - CEREMONY

5:00pm - Family photos (20 mins)

5:30pm -Wedding party photos (30 mins)

6:00pm - Grand entrance to reception

followed by speeches & first dance

7:00pm - Dinner

sneak away for couple's portraits

7:30pm - Sunset couple's portraits (20 mins)

7:50pm - Cake cutting

8:00pm - faux sparkler send-off, everyone returns to reception after

photographer leaves

6 HOURS, PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULED

FROM 9:00AM - 3:00PM


photographer arrives

9:00-9:30am - Details upon arrival (30 mins)

client 1 finishing getting ready

10:45am - 'First look' followed by couple's portraits (30 mins)

ceremony site photos pre-ceremony

11:30am - CEREMONY

12:00pm - Cocktail hour and ou d'oeuvres to follow

12:00pm - Family photos (20 mins)

12:30pm - Wedding party photos (30 minutes)

1:00pm - Brunch is served

2:00pm - Speeches followed by first dance

2:30pm - Cake cutting followed by group champagne pop

couple speech thanking family and friends

3:00pm - Flower petal couple exit into getaway car



8 HOURS, PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULED

FROM 2:00PM - 10:00PM


photographer arrives

2:00-2:40pm - Details upon arrival (40 mins)

clients 1 & 2 finish getting ready and into wedding attire

3:50pm - 'First look's (10 mins each)

ceremony site photos pre-ceremony

5:00pm - CEREMONY

5:30pm - Family photos (25 mins)

6:00pm -Wedding party photos (30 mins)

6:30pm - Grand entrance to reception

followed by speeches & first dance

7:00pm - Dinner

sneak away for couple's portraits soon

7:30pm - Sunset couple's portraits (30 mins)

subject to Ceremony time / sunset time

8:00pm - Cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. followed by dancing

9:45pm - direct flash couple's session (10 minutes)

10:00pm - 'Grand Exit'

photographer leaves


10 HOURS, PHOTOGRAPHY SCHEDULED

FROM 1:00PM - 11:00PM


photographer arrives

1:00-2:00pm - Details upon arrival (40 mins)

clients 1 & 2 finish getting ready and into wedding attire; 2nd photographer takes photos of client 2 getting ready in suite

4:00pm - 'First look's (10 mins each)

ceremony site photos pre-ceremony, reception site photos to follow

5:30pm - CEREMONY

followed by cocktail hour

6:00pm - Family photos (25 mins)

6:30pm -Wedding party photos (30 mins)

7:00pm - Grand entrance to reception

followed by speeches & first dance

7:50pm - Dinner

sneak away for couple's portraits soon

8:15pm - Sunset couple's portraits (30 mins)

subject to Ceremony time / sunset time

8:50pm - Cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. followed by dancing

9:30pm - direct flash couple's session (25 minutes)

direct flash photos in getaway car

11:00pm - 'Grand Exit'

photographer leaves



cue the current Pinterest wedding style inspo - garden party & retro vibes

  • colorful florals
  • champagne toasts
  • outdoor reception

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No. 02 - CELEBRATE THE ENGAGEMENT


other engagement session ideas:

coffee shop, library, bar, pizza date, picnic, travel session, AirBnb, in-home session, lake day, hiking, short wedding dress + tux in a vintage car, retro boat rentals in Austin, TX, greenhouse, art gallery, hotel, botanical garden, ice cream downtown, session at your venue, floral studio session, romantic candle-lit session, Vineyard date


things you can bring:

your pet, celebratory cake & champagne, hats, outfit changes, confetti poppers, pizza, sunglasses, disposable cameras / Polaroids, liquor + shot glasses


No. 03 - FAVORITE LOCAL VENDORS (Texas + Some Travel)

Band & DJ's



Sanchez Entertainment (Roger 214-704-7405) @thedjkonkocshun

Undercover Band info@undercoverband.com

ATX DJ

@atxdj www.atxdj.com

Toast Entertainment (Anthony (318) 512-6855)


Florists


@foxgloveandgrace - Austin + Destination Florist foxgloveandgraceflowers.com

@laurelandfinch - Laurel and Finch laurelandfinch.com (Central Texas)

Wild Poppy Florist www.wildpoppytexas.com

Lovelily Flowers - (Austin) www.lovelilyflowers.com

Touch of Whimsy (Dallas) - website

Remi and Gold (Austin) - website










Planners


  • CMDesignsWeddings - Caitlin Delgado - @cmdesignsweddings
  • Simply XO Events www.simplyxoevents.com
  • Kelly Doonan Events www.kellydoonanevents.com
  • Sherry Potter - Memory Makers Wed Co memorymakerswedco@gmail.com
  • The Groovy Wedding Co (Kelsie Thomann)
  • Lila Lane Events & Planning @lilalaneevents
  • Jes Tilton (Colorado based) Knotted Proposals & Events jes@knottedevents.co


Rentals

Cat Haus Rentals - website

Pendley Party Productions - Pendley Party Productions

Lawson Event Rentals - website



Hair & Makeup


Kasey Stewart (Central TX based + travel (254)-716-4340)

Blush’d Beauty (210) 214-8734




Cakes & Catering

Ginger Snaps - website (cakes)

Morgan Pearl Cakes - website (cakes)

The Peached Tortilla - website (catering)




Videography


Juan Jose Photo & Films - juanjosephotography.com

Simply Ivory Videography - @simplyivoryvideography (instagram)

Gracie Boettcher - boeottcherfilms.com

Wild Roots Films - @wildrootsfilms - wildrootsfilms.com

RJ Photo & Video - www.hvppycvmper.com

Alyssa Simmons (@hipstalyssa)