June 4, 2016
The Black Box
Alessia, a Canadian working in public relations and real estate, met a heavy civil contractor named Joe at a local fundraiser in Austin, TX. There was a spark and soon they would weld their two lives into one. One night, while they were relaxing in their home, Joe got up to get more wine. Instead, he returned with a little, black box– and the rest is history!
Alessia and Joseph had their momentous day at the Hotel Van Zandt in Austin. Alessia fell in love with the location and felt the guests would enjoy exploring all the bars, cafes, and cool places to visit on Rainey Street. The bride walked down the aisle in a captivating ivory gown with a unique beaded bodice by Inbal Dror. The couple was escorted to the reception by a gospel choir singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” by Stevie Wonder. Guests enjoyed a variety of entertainment throughout the night, but the clear favorite was The All Nights band— a local Motown, Soul, and Funk cover band.
They served 4-tier rainbow sprinkled, vanilla layered cake for all, donut towers dusted in gold were served to each table. The tables were adorned with gorgeous orchid centerpieces designed by Alessia’s mother. The couple shared a multidestination honeymoon in Bali, Hong Kong and Singapore.
You should sweat the small stuff. The big stuff is easy [because] it’s all handled by planners and the venue. The small, unique details enhance the event and people do notice!
Follow color schemes you would usually wear or use in your home. Don’t try new things for your wedding. My colors were gold, gray and white; colors I wear daily. Also, keep things flowing in a timely manner. Long speeches and a dragged-out dinner can kill the mood, especially if you’re trying to create a fun party.
Written by Marian Jacob
Photographer: Brandon Scott