The Werns

Blue up lighting was the perfect finishing touch!

I have been looking forward to Christina’s and Scott’s wedding for a year…I actually met them on March 3, 2011!  I instantly fell in love – they are such a delightful couple and so obviously in love – and that didn’t diminish at all over the last year.

Although I have officiated many weddings at Villa Antonia, this was my first time as a coordinator.  Which I was really excited about since I’ve been in love with the property for years! Not only am I a fan of the property, but the staff is wonderful too.  Shelley and Maria are always there eager to assist in anything you need.

Christina had 5 bridesmaids all wearing identical knee-length gowns with a halter neck  in a light grey blue.  They wore matching pearl pendant necklaces and strappy silver sandals. The Bride wore a gorgeous strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline and cut out back and an a-line skirt.  It was perfect for her tiny frame.  To finish off her look, she wore 5 inch platform wedge peep-toe blue suede shoes with an ankle strap – I don’t know how she walked in them but she did!

Scott and his crew all wore black suits with different light blue ties with black Converse Chuck T’s.  The look was formal but with a comfortable vibe.

The ceremony was held on the Lakeview terrace with the guests seated in silver chiavari chairs. The aisle was lined with electric pillar candles in glass containers with clear and light blue glass pebbles and a blanket of orange petals in between each candle.  The arbor was decorated with a lot of greenery and three arrangements of orange flowers.

The ceremony was approximately 15 minutes with just a slight touch of humor.  We had one reading by Scott’s sister Dawn who read the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.  Afterwards the guests were invited to the courtyard for a quick group photo and then I helped the family move quickly through the after photos (it was a bit chillier than expected and the ladies were getting cold!).  This was my first time working with the husband and wife team of Jeff Loftin Photography and I can’t wait to see the photos!

Christina had chosen a soft baby blue and vibrant oranges for her colors.  The orange was brought in with all of her flower choices (by Bouquets of Austin)  from her bouquets and boutonnieres to her centerpieces.  Blue up lighting in the wine cellar really made the reception space pop.  And Christina’s number one wish for her wedding (other than getting married of course) was that the reception room look amazing.  And since she stopped dead in her tracks and got a little teary-eyed when she saw it – I say mission accomplished.

The fun party music and up lighting was provided by Complete Music.  Dinner was a delicious buffet provided by Sterling Affairs Catering.  The gorgeous and delicious cakes were by Simon Lee – the bridal cake was three tiers of white with a light blue ribbon around the base of each tier and a cascade of orange flowers from top to bottom.  The groom’s cake was a Venn Diagram with Legendary on the left, Awesomeness on the right with Wern in the center where the two meet.  Scott loved it!

All great evenings must come to an end and this was no exception.  After a final Reflection Dance just for Christina and Scott (which the catering staff applauded after) they exited under a cascade of lavender to a classic 1959 Jaguar Mark IX Saloon provided by Austin Classic Limo.

Christina and Scott – thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day.  I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Be Carefree,



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2 Responses to The Werns

  1. Christina Wern says:


    Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. It went off without a hitch and everything was exactly how I imagined it would be, PERFECT! And I have you to thank for that! We are so happy with our decision to hire you to both officiate and coordinate our wedding. We didn’t have to worry about a thing the whole night! I would highly recommend you to anyone planning on getting married in Austin!! We love you and we are so sad that our time together is over! Again, thank you so much for helping me plan the perfect wedding and for letting me be a carefree bride!


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