Modern Industrial wedding at Vuka in Austin, Tx / by Melanie Grizzel

I LOVE Vuka. If I were planning a wedding for myself, I would host it at Vuka. Keeping in  mind of course that my wedding was in an industrial building in New York City - 11 years ago. Ahhh!! What happened?

from Randi (the Bride)  

"I loved our wedding, it was exactly what I wanted it to be: a fun party that felt personal. I didn't like the idea of a wedding being a "production" or an "event" so I tried to stay true to who we are and what we would do if we were just throwing a party. It was important to me to have friends and family involved in the wedding celebration. A close friend of ours was ordained online and performed the ceremony; our friend and former neighbor provided the ceremony music; my mom made pies for the reception; my aunts created our bouquets and boutonnieres; one of my best friends from high school acted as emcee for important announcements; and we asked two friends who are TABC licensed to bar tend. It was such a special gift to have people who are important to us involved in such a direct way! Aside from the few vendors we did use, almost everything else we arranged or created on our own. 

If I could go back and give myself advice, it would be to not stress out so much, especially on the day-of. Up until I was walking down the aisle, I had a really hard time just relaxing and soaking it all in.
Something I'm glad I did and would do the same was keep it personal and focused on our favorite things, rather than try to convey a certain type of appearance. We had queso, Topo Chico, Aviations, and pumpkin pie - there doesn't need to be a "theme!" If there's something you want to do or have, but you're worried it doesn't seem "fancy" or "special." just say F-it and do it anyway." 

Great advice! It's your wedding, do it your way.

Venue: Vuka,  Day-of Wedding Coordinator: Emily Bell, Austin Wedding Helpers, Catering: Taco Deli , Transportation: Metrocycle Pedicabs 


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