Katie + Kyle

While on a trip to have some time to herself, away from her home in San Francisco, Katie

ended up meeting a nice guy from Las Vegas. Five years later, she and the nice guy from

Vegas have a beautiful baby girl and ended up tying the knot in their new hometown of

Austin.

The couple kept up with what seems to be trending lately: intimate gatherings resembling

dinner parties as compared to over the top weddings with 150 guests. The final guest count

came to 43. All but a few were from out of town, which is why the wedding took place at

Vintage Villas. Not only were the visitors able to enjoy the gorgeous lake views, but they were

also able to stay at the same location as the wedding.

The “vacation” feel was important since the couple had done a lot of traveling prior to getting

married. Just a month before the wedding, Kyle had to go to Zurich for work and Katie with

their daughter Madison met him there! Since they had been all over, they knew they wanted

the venue to be a unique experience to guests traveling as well.

Since family time was the highest priority, everyone, especially the children, enjoyed the

evening. The couple made it a priority to ensure the kids had fun, which is why they enhanced

a “kids table” with all kinds of goodies: bubbles, coloring books, stickers and more. The buffet

set up of goodies kept all the little ones entertained for hours. The couple provided the

materials and Claudia Lopez with Kitsch Event Styling brought her visual merchandising

background in to set everything up in a way that was pleasing to the eye.

Katie chose navy blue and coral as her colors. The Navy was incorporated with navy runners

from Premiere Events. Kitsch (who also did the floral) used various shades of coral with

gorgeous centerpieces containing Hydrangeas, roses, mini roses, stock, Gerber daisy,

ranunculus, goditia, brumia, carnations, queen Ann lace, wax flower, dusty miller, eucalyptus,

hypericum berries, anemones, lisianthus and lilies.

Brio Yiapan with Brio Photography helped capture the ceremony and reception. The couple

opted to do “engagement” type shots with Brio after their ceremony, which turned out

beautiful.

Lauren Chumbley from Eclipse Event Co. was brought on in the very beginning of the

planning process. Katie and Kyle were very new to Austin and did not have a pulse on where

they thought would be a good spot to host their reception. They started with downtown

restaurants and almost went with a rooftop venue, however, once they saw the lakeview and

hotel rooms at Vintage Villas, the couple was sold!

Simon Lee Bakery put together the wedding cakes while a friend of the couple baked some

pies. While not seen in many weddings, the bride's favorite flavor is Carrot Cake, so that was

available to guests in addition to Pina Colada and Red Velvet.

Dance music was simply an iPod mix to keep with the priority of an intimate setting and less

frills. The children were the ones to dominate the dance floor, which helped since most of the

adults were not 100% clear on how to whip and nae nae!

The event ended with the officiant/emcee/best friend of the couple letting everyone know to

have a great evening and get home safely. The newlyweds enjoyed their honeymoon in both

Puerto Rico & St. Croix.

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