Jessica -N- Nathan / Hummingbird House Wedding / Austin Wedding Photography / by Melanie Grizzel

Jessica and Nathan - Happy Anniversary!

First off, I wish I had had the time to post this blog last year because I was so excited about it.  This wedding was so much fun for everyone involved. They had so many awesome ideas... but alas we were too bogged down to do the fun part last year.

Jessica and Nathan met when Jessica's sister got into juggling and performance and took Jessica with her to a convention in Vegas. There, out of pure kismet, she met Nathan. They stayed in contact over long distance, and one time when she came to visit him she followed Nathan climbing to the top of a communications tower. From atop that tower, their fate was sealed.

Their wedding was equally bold and lovely.  Everything was meticulously made by hand. At the center of each table was a hand-crafted electronic box and a card of questions at each table setting. The questions were about Jessica and Nathan but were tailored to each table, specifically how each person at the table knew the couple (clever.) Once the questions were answered and all the answers were keyed in, the lock boxes sprang open and inside was a poker chip for everyone at the table to be redeemed at the bar for a lei (for later.) In addition, the box also included Mentos to be tossed into the centerpieces which were filled with oil and food coloring which transformed the vases into unique lava lamps. After dinner, Jessica's dad gave his speech and had the couple come to the stage where he blind-folded them. Then he quietly got all of the guests to don fake mustaches and he climbed into a lobster costume while the rest of the groomsmen got into the costumes they wore for J and N's engagement video, a lion, a banana and a grim reaper (maybe.) Wild! To cap off this already amazing celebration, the couple arranged for a 30 minute variety show complete with unicycles, juggling, dog tricks and so much more! For their first dance, the newly minted couple preformed a professionally-choreographed routine and followed that with a "lei dance" whereby each individual guest could hang their lei on either one of the couple and get a few moments on the dance floor with them.

It was so much fun, I'm sure they will be thinking of that night forever, and particularly in one month.  Happy Anniversary, you two!

Venue/Coordinator - The Hummingbird House / Photographer/Photobooth - She-N-He Photography and Design / Floral Design - Pollen Floral Art / DJ - Live Oak DJ / Catering - Jack Allen's Kitchen / Cake - Be My Cupcake

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.