Four Seasons Austin

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 :)

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High End Weddings at the Four Seasons in Austin

weddings at the four seasons in Austin

by Eric Hegwer on 2 June, 2009

It’s one of the fanciest wedding combo in Austin.  A duo that is repeated over and over – Ceremony at St. Mary’s Cathederal, and a reception at the Four Season’s. But I’ve never seen it done quite like this before. Even the WeTV wedding wasn’t this fancy.

Late last year, I had the honor of photographing G & R’s wedding and reception at the Four Seasons Austin.  This was a true Platinum wedding with such vendors as: Townsley Designs who brought in beautiful white linnen tents, couches and seating areas for both the inside and outside areas, Coby Neal (who has appeared in the pages of Grace Ormonde), and decorated with well over 40,000 red roses, Ilios Lighting who transformed the ligting in the ballroom, dancefloor, and cocktail lounge, and of course the incredible Tammy Goral who coordinated the whole thing.

If you are having, a ceremony at St. Mary’s, or a wedding reception at the Four Seasons, or just want the feel of a Platinum wedding in Austin, send me a note, and I’ll see what I can do to help. Until then, enjoy the inspirational wedding photos.

Check out an upcoming issue of the Knot Magazine for more pics of these shoes

Check out an upcoming issue of the Knot Magazine for more pics of these shoes

The Monique Lhuiller gown was absolutely beautiful

The Monique Lhuiller gown was absolutely beautiful

The groom took  a few minutes to pose for the camera

The groom took a few minutes to pose for the camera

Coby Neal designed this one of a kind wedding bouquet with jewels, red roses, and white silk

Coby Neal designed this one of a kind wedding bouquet with jewels, red roses, and white silk

Forget blue, Red is the new blue for wedding shoes

Forget blue, Red is the new blue for wedding shoes

The cathedral was full of VIP guests

The cathedral was full of VIP guests

After the wedding ceremony, we all headed up to the Capitol for some fun formals.

After the wedding ceremony, we all headed up to the Capitol for some fun formals.

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Outside the Four Seasons Hotel, Townsley designs transformed the pool area with a dozen white cabanas

Outside the Four Seasons Hotel, Townsley designs transformed the pool area with a dozen white cabanas

White tents, cube seating, and couches were arranged on the patio

White tents, cube seating, and couches were arranged on the patio

Ilios lighting used red lights to illuminate the entire main ballroom at the Four Seasons

Ilios lighting used red lights to illuminate the entire main ballroom at the Four Seasons

The head table was covered in roses, fine china, and votive candles

The head table was covered in roses, fine china, and votive candles

White draperies, candles, and white rose centerpieces decorated the entrance to the reception

White draperies, candles, and white rose centerpieces decorated the entrance to the reception

This four sided couch had white pillows, and a 12 foot high flower arrangement

This four sided couch had white pillows, and a 12 foot high flower arrangement

Of course, the couple relaxed and enjoyed every minute!

Of course, the couple relaxed and enjoyed every minute!

Night pictures at the Four Seasons

Night pictures at the Four Seasons

The Grand Exit, as the couple retires to their suite.

The Grand Exit, as the couple retires to their suite.

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