A Flowing veil from a Wedding at the Four Seasons Austin

Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin

by Eric Hegwer on 19 June, 2010

One of my favorite venues to photograph a wedding at is the Four Seasons in Austin.  It’s located right downtown, and has a both a great outdoor ceremony spot, as well as a fantastic ballroom indoors.  There is great parking, amazing views of the lake, and of course the incredible world famous  service.

All in all there were around 170 people at this relaxed Jewish wedding.  There were so many great moments – I only have room for 20 or so shots in this blog post, but the rest of the gallery will be ready soon.  With over 1000 photos.

This couple decided to have both a first look (where the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony), as well as having all the formals before the wedding.  Yep, I arranged and photographed the bridal party, as well as all the family formals on time, and prior to the ceremony.  The light was amazing, there weren’t any guests wandering around, and after the ceremony everyone was able to enjoy the cocktail hour and greet the couple and their family.

And there were so many great decorations.  Incredible white flowers were everywhere – from the bouquets, to the ballroom, and even an antique chandelier covered with the white blooms.

If you attended this wedding, either as a guest, or a family member, or in the bridal party, be sure to leave a comment below.  For every person that comments, the couple gets a free 5×7 photo of their choice.

The bride is getting her hair and makeup done before the wedding.

The bride is getting her hair and makeup done before the wedding.

One of my favorite shots is getting mom's hands as she zips up the wedding gown.

One of my favorite shots is getting mom's hands as she zips up the wedding gown.

White wedding bouquet.

White wedding bouquet.

I love it when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony.  Here she comes, and catches the first glimpse of her man.

I love it when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. Here she comes, and catches the first glimpse of her man.

The first look photos are have the best reactions.

The first look photos are have the best reactions.

Now the guy gets to see his bride for the first time.

Now the guy gets to see his bride for the first time.

And this is always the result.

And this is always the result.

I love some great candid formals.

I love some great candid formals.

I love to inforporate nature into the pictures as much as possible.  Thankfully that's not hard to do in Austin.

I love to incorporate nature into the pictures as much as possible. Thankfully that's not hard to do in Austin.

But everyone needs a traditional wedding portrait for the mantle.

But everyone needs a traditional wedding portrait for the mantle.

There was this great antique chandelier, covered with white flwoers, and crystals hanging from the chuppah.

There was this great antique chandelier, covered with white flwoers, and crystals hanging from the chuppah.

Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin with a chuppah, and white flwoers.

Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin with a chuppah, and white flwoers.

Guests were able to take a fan (a great way to keep cool during the wedding ceremony).

Guests were able to take a fan (a great way to keep cool during the wedding ceremony).

Somebody is pretty excited at this wedding.

Somebody is pretty excited at this wedding.

This is another great moment, when the father kisses his daughter.

This is another great moment, when the father kisses his daughter.

What do you do with your hands at a wedding?  One thing is to cross the right over the left at the belt line.

What do you do with your hands at a wedding? One thing is to cross the right over the left at the belt line.

Dad crying at the wedding ceremony.

Dad crying at the wedding ceremony.

Just married!

Just married!

4-tiered white round wedding cake with rose petals.  It was delicious!

4-tiered white round wedding cake with rose petals. It was delicious!

Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin - decorations inside the ballroom.  Round tables for 8.

Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin - decorations inside the ballroom. Round tables for 8.

Up they go in the chairs for the Hora!

Up they go in the chairs for the Hora!

Some of the best moments and looks at a wedding happen during the toasts.

Some of the best moments and looks at a wedding happen during the toasts.

For the cake cutting, I like to have the groom hold the knife, and then the bride stands in front of him, and puts her hands over his, guiding them.

For the cake cutting, I like to have the groom hold the knife, and then the bride stands in front of him, and puts her hands over his, guiding them.

Dancing at weddings

Dancing at weddings

The reception and party went late into the night...

The reception and party went late into the night...

Be sure to leave a comment below, because for every person that comments, the bride and groom get a free 5×7 photo of their choice. Tell us your favorite moment at the wedding, comment on your favorite photo, or tell us about your wedding :)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Katy Marvel June 19, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations you two! Great photos! Can’t wait to see the rest!

robin miller June 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm

These pictures truely capture the beauty of this wedding. One can see the love and joy this couple share.

allison June 20, 2010 at 12:56 am

i cried AGAIN looking at these pictures. i love you sam and clint! xoxo allison

Brad Castro June 20, 2010 at 5:29 am

Love the picture of the chandelier and the one of the toast . . .

Julie Spencer June 21, 2010 at 7:32 am

These pictures are awesome! I can’t wait to see the rest of them.

Travis DeArman June 22, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Amazing photos from an amazing wedding!

Catherine Hotard June 22, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Yay! Fabulous pictures! I’m so happy for yall. Can’t wait to see yall when yall are back from the honeymoon!
Love you both!

Suzanne June 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Beautiful photos of a beautiful wedding. The emotions were captured wonderfully.

Kelly June 27, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I loved the nature shot… Such a gorgeous wedding overall!!

Allen Hamilton June 30, 2010 at 1:22 am

Super shots; amazing wedding!!

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