Monday, January 9, 2012

Jessa & Brian in Super 8 | Austin, TX Videographer

Brent and I were psyched to film this wedding for several reasons. First off, it was taking place in Austin where we love to spend a weekend, and the locations were stellar- South Congress, Hotel San Jose, and the Wildflower Center. Those were all locations I've enjoyed myself over the years so it was a treat to film them (my bachelorette party was stationed out of Hotel San Jose). Secondly, we were filming the events entirely in vintage Super 8, which if you know us, we adore! And lastly, we knew we were working with great folks- The Nichols were the photographers and there were great event design and planning teams involved (including The Nouvea Romantics), and the couple, from what I knew of them, were lovely.

And the wedding did not disappoint! We had a sweet first look in the hotel's courtyard, then did a mini session up and down SoCo, then headed over to the gorgeous Wildflower Center for more photos. The ceremony was perfect, as was the twilight cocktail hour, and the super fun reception. Here are just a few of the elements that made Brian and Jessa's wedding unique:

- Check out Brian's suit. The cut, color, and accessories combined with his hairstyle made for a super classic look that I love. It went especially well with Jessa's pink cardigan at the reception.

- The ceremony "altar" background was decorated with flowing 15 feet long strips of linen and cotton in greens, whites, and beiges plus a scattering of rustic pumpkins.

- Hand calligraphed signs marked the different event spots- "Welcome to Jessa and Brian's Wedding", "Dinner and Dancing", "Cocktails", etc.

- Centerpieces were made with pretty flowers and small white pumpkins, perfect for the season. Table runners were made of simple off-white rough-edged fabric.

- You should have seen the dessert table, it was divine. Piles of delicious mini pies, cupcakes, petit-fours, plus the cake, all arranged artfully with vintage details. The cake topper was custom created by Ready Go.

- Silver popper streamers celebrated the getaway and looked awesome on film.

Here's the highlights we put together; enjoy!

Jessa said, "Thank you for giving us such a beautiful representation of our wedding day. I can't even tell you how much we (and everybody we know) LOVE this video! It's pretty much amazing."

Hotel: Hotel San Jose
Ceremony and Reception: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Photographer: The Nichols
Event Design & Paper Goods: The Nouvea Romantics
Coordinator: Lizze Belle Event Planning
Florist: Merveille Floral and Design
DJ: Byrne Rock

We are thrilled that Brian and Jessa's affair was featured on Green Wedding Shoes blog, along with our highlights. Go check it out!

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Nicole said...

Amazing!!!! I love this one so much. The song is great. I love all the images. So great, I just don't have the right words. Beautiful work once again VMP!

Shanna said...

So lovely Vanessa!
Are ya'll shooting Max 8?

Vanessa McKellar said...

Thanks Shanna and Nicole!

Shanna we aren't shooting Max 8, just composing to allow for cropping in the HD telecine.