Allison -N- Curtis / Vintage Villas Wedding / Austin Wedding Photographer / by Melanie Grizzel

Allison -N- Curtis - Vintage Villas - Austin, Tx Wedding

My husband and I met after college while working on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After several years of dating, my now husband proposed to me on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, and after saying “yes,” we were greeted by our parents (who he had flown in from Texas and Tennessee) on the Speaker’s balcony in the U.S. Capitol overlooking the National mall. What can I say… he is a great planner! While we fell in love in DC, there was no question in my mind that we would get married in Austin – my hometown and one of my favorite places in the world. Since I went to college in Southern California and my husband went to college in Chicago and his family is from the Midwest and the South and we live in DC, we knew most of our guests would be coming from out of town and had not been to Austin before, so we wanted them to have the full Austin experience. We had in mind a venue that was out in the Hill Country (hopefully with a view of the lake) but not too far from downtown and the airport and Vintage Villas was the perfect fit. My husband and I both have very demanding and unpredictable jobs, so my parents signed the contract with Vintage Villas sight unseen to us and thankfully it all worked out great! Also, a few months before the wedding we found out that we would be moving to Chicago at the end of the summer, so my husband could start business school in the fall. Needless to say, planning a wedding out of state in the midst of everything else going on was pretty stressful at times, but my mom and I also really enjoyed working together on the décor and all the little details, and it ended up being the most amazing weekend ever. I was pretty stressed in the few weeks leading up to the wedding weekend, but somehow I relaxed once I finally got to Austin and my family and friends started arriving. It was so much fun having so many of our very favorite people from all over the country together and able to celebrate with us in my hometown! I was pretty convinced I was going to forget something major for the wedding, but somehow it all worked out and it didn't rain. With all of that said, we owe a huge thanks to God for bringing us together, for our family and friends who traveled near but mostly far to celebrate with us, and to our amazing parents and vendors who were so patient with us and worked so hard to help us pull off our special day!

She-N-He Austin Wedding Photography and Design specializes in making your day…YOURS. We capture your wedding just the way you see it. We’re a husband and wife team with backgrounds in Graphic Design/Art Direction and Commercial/Editorial Photography respectively. We bring to you a unique perspective that is romantic, modern and timeless and 15 years experience shooting all over the world. Call us and tell us all about your big day. We’re listening. 512-351-9314. We also service San Antonio, Dallas, New York City, and any and all remote destination locations.