“After being a part of Lauren and Jeffrey’s home engagement shoot I knew there was something different about these two and I immediately began looking forward to working with them during their wedding! I was so excited for this day to finally arrive because Lauren and Jeffrey are some of the most welcoming and kind people I have ever met; I couldn’t help but feel like family when I was around them. Even the way they decided to do their wedding (and engagement shoot) was a portrayal of how inviting and friendly they are! They have an ability to create a relaxed environment where you simply feel like you can be you,” recalls photographer Nikk Nguyen.
“Lauren and Jeffrey also have a a fun and eclectic side to them that couldn’t have been better expressed by their choice of venue! The place is called Justine’s Secret House and the name says it all. This venue has been a secret tucked away in the heart of downtown Austin and it’s just now becoming more well known. It has a vintage styled “old school” feel, almost like it’s some sort of time capsule.”
It was important for both Lauren and Jeffrey to keep things simple. They didn’t want to get too outlandish or lose focus on the importance of the actual wedding ceremony so they kept it small with a focus on delicious food and flowing drinks. Having an incredibly eclectic styled venue meant the couple could save a lot of money on decorations and styling which was a fabulous bonus.
I just adore their cake which was a Bundtini cake tower with a small bundt cake up top. Soooo cute!! A really interesting way to have a cupcake tower alternative.
For wedding favours Lauren & Jeffrey chose darling little potted succulents which were wrapped with paper and custom stickers. The couple also decided to DIY their welcome sign with a chalk board and flowers as well as make custom “welcome bags”. Included in the bags was a letter from them to their out of town guests filled with Austin-themed goodies. What a lovely way to say thank you to guests who have travelled a long distance to come and celebrate!
PHOTOGRAPHY Nikk Nguyen Photo ~ BRIDE’S DRESS Altar’d State ~ GROOM’S SUIT Suit Supply ~ JEWELLERY Collections Fine Jewelry & Baublebar ~ CAKE Nothing Bundt Cakes ~ VENUE Justine’s Secret House Austin, TX