A Glamorous, Modern Wedding at Brazos Hall in Austin, Texas

Paige (26, Business Development Manager) and John (25, Commercial Real Estate Broker) met on a spring break trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, while attend

Paige (26, Business Development Manager) and John (25, Commercial Real Estate Broker) met on a spring break trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, while attending the University of Texas. It was there they realized they had something special, and returned to school as a couple. After separating post-graduation to build their own lives apart, they later saw each other again at a reunion weekend in Austin and decided they were each in the right part of their lives to give their relationship another shot. They have been together ever since!

Paige and John share a happy moment outside Central Christian Church in Austin.
Each bridesmaid wore a custom-monogrammed white dress shirt during hair and makeup preparation before the ceremony.
The bride gave each of her bridesmaids her own makeup bag with a monogrammed initial to carry her makeup for the ceremony.
A lace mermaid-cut dress with layers of tulle on the bottom was the perfect choice for Paige, who wanted something classic and special.
Paige's dress had a crew neckline with an open back, a modern twist on a classic design.
The bride went a little retro with an old-fashioned sequin comb to complete her old Hollywood glam look. She wore her hair down in big curls pinned to one side by the comb.
Paige's ring is a radiant-cut diamond, shallow mounted with a halo surround that John designed. On their wedding day, he also gave her a continuous diamond eternity to complete the set.
The groom wore a black Calvin Klein tuxedo with no cummerbund and a black bow tie.
Paige is not a huge makeup person in her regular life, so she wanted her wedding day makeup to be soft and subtle. Face Kandy gave her a natural look for a healthy glow on her wedding day.
Each bridesmaid carried a bouquet composed of soft white florals accented with dusty miller, peonies, ranunculus and garden roses. Each bouquet was hand tied with the stems exposed and wrapped in a light grey satin ribbon.
All groomsmen wore a black Calvin Klein tuxedo with no cummerbund and a black bow tie to match the groom, complete with a white pocket square to compliment the bridal party's all-white flowers.
It was special to the bride to have all the family involved in the wedding, so she wanted her nephew to be the ring bearer. "He actually only learned to walk one week before the wedding, so his trip down the aisle was a little all over the place, but he made it and looked so cute doing it!"
The house party wore a shorter version of the heather grey strapless bridesmaid dress. They also had white orchids in their hair to match the bridal party all-white bouquets.
To carry out the celebration's modern theme in the stationery, the ceremony programs featured a JP logo to match the invitations.
The Pasta's decided on lush and trailing floral swags composed of white peonies, white hydrangea and white garden roses accented with jasmine to adorn the ledges at the back of the altar area. Clear glass cylinders in varying heights with pillar candles were scattered among the flora.
Central Christian Church was a beautiful, classic setting for the Pasta's union ceremony, and provided plenty of space for all of their closest family and friends to be a part of their special day.
One of the bridesmaids sang "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" during the lighting of the unity candle to add a personal touch to the traditional ceremony.
The bride's veil was passed down through her family for three generations. Paige's mother and aunt made the headpiece using a fabric applique bought at High Fashion Fabric in Houston.
The wedding party and family of the bride and groom took a party bus from Vintage Innovations to arrive at the ceremony together. Easy Rider Pedi Cabs transported guests away from the reception.
Paige was set on having a fairytale white tent wedding on a lawn, but as she toured Austin looking for the perfect reception venue, she realized her childhood dream had changed. "John and I are city people that love great food, urban designs and modern decor. Brazos Hall sat right in the middle of downtown with modern architecture and a rooftop terrace. It was perfect!"
Brazos Hall hosted the reception and set up a U-shaped Head Table for 43 covered in white luxury linens, a mirrored runner, and chic infinity mirror boxes with large open white peony blooms (with orchid and hydrangea varieties) in between to soften the design.
Chic clear glass globe candleholders were suspended by the overhead beams of Brazos Hall at varying heights. Following the ceremony, the bridesmaid bouquets were also suspended from the beams.
The bride and groom were touched by lyrics of John Legend's "Stay with You," so they chose this song for their first dance. John and Paige have very different tastes in music, so they were excited to find a song they both agreed upon for their first dance.
The reception menu featured the couple's custom JP logo they placed on all stationery and signage. Each table had a unique composite of chairs, silverware, candlelight and floral.
Fluffy arrangements of white orchids and hydrangeas lightened the reception tablescapes.
John and Paige stepped away from the reception to sneak a kiss outside the white brick walls of Brazos Hall.
A simple, classic tiered white buttercream cake with cascading flowers was exactly what the bride wanted. "I was actually shocked by my decision to have a strawberry cake [with strawberry icing between the layers], but Simon Lee's was delicious and gave a pop of color to the all-white decor," says Paige.
John and Paige's custom JP logo printed onto a keg barrel added a personal touch to the celebration's libation station.
The couple's custom JP logo was projected onto the dance floor in front of the Head Table.
John and Paige made their grand exit from the reception in a Pedi cab as friends and family cheered and sent them off on their Grecian honeymoon.