Excited to share Shelly and Adam’s fall wedding at Mercury Hall in Austin, TX! They had their wedding during Thanksgiving weekend, so it was the perfect time of year to gather with friends and family. They were such a fun, laid back couple to work with. Check out their engagement session in The Heights neighborhood of Houston.
Shelly and her bridesmaids got ready at a friend’s house in north Austin, and of course we had to photograph the cute chocolate lab that lived there! Adam and the groomsmen hung out at an airbnb home in South Austin near Mercury Hall. Shelly wore a high neck wedding dress from Blue Bird Bridal. We love that she wore fun cat socks with combat boots under her dress! The bridesmaids wore mismatched burgundy and purple dresses. I love how different they all were, but they looked nice together, like a bouquet of different colored purple flowers! The guys wore midnight blue tuxes with vests, bowties, and brown leather shoes. For the florals, they had a variety of garden greenery like rosemary, with fall colored florals (orange, goldenrod, cranberry, plum).
Outdoor Fall Ceremony at Mercury Hall
The wedding ceremony was held outside at Mercury Hall in the upper lawn under a giant oak tree. We love all of the big trees and the bamboo at this venue, perfect for outdoor photos! They decorated the front of the ceremony area with two tall planters filled with fall florals. It was a beautiful ceremony, and we loved the photos of their recessional.
Wedding Reception at Mercury Hall
We love photographing wedding receptions in the banquet hall at Mercury Hall, because it’s such a beautiful building. It’s an old chapel built in 1904!! We love the old wood floors, the white walls and ceiling, the light fixtures, and the stained glass windows. Shelly and Adam had Via 313 pizza catered through DNA catering, which was a hit! If you haven’t had Via 313 pizza you need to try it out asap! The best deep dish pizza in town. They had a family friend make their cakes, which made them extra special. The bride’s cake was decorated with fall florals and the groom’s chocolate cake was decorated with moon phases. During the reception they had a grand march, which is a polish tradition where people pay to dance with the couple and also take a shot. The most fun part about this tradition is that there are family members walking around banging a pot as they collect money. It was hilarious and everyone had so much fun with it. Our favorite part was when a family member let the money rain down over their heads. As a favor, they had to go boxes of krispy kreme donuts for guests. My mouth waters every time I look at those donut photos. After their sparkler exit at the end of the night we did night time portraits with some extra sparklers. Super happy with the way they turned out!!