Austin Public Library Wedding
Rebekah and Taylor’s courtship and marriage have one thing in common: libraries – so it was no surprise when the two picked the Austin Public Library as their venue. The pair actually met at Little Woodrow’s bar in Austin at one of their rowdy turtle races. Bekah, then a UT law student, and Taylor, then a Texas A&M med student, spent time getting to know each other while studying together in the law library and the hospital library.
For the ceremony, Bekah wore her mother-in-law Cheryl’s veil. Cheryl, who had sewn the seed pearls in herself decades before, shed tears of joy while helping Bekah put the veil on to marry her son. Bekah’s and Taylor’s grandmothers were their flower “golden” girls. Bekah, an old soul who has connected with older generations since she was a little girl, wanted to make the grandmothers feel extra special on her wedding day. The trio of flower “golden” girls walked down the aisle to a string quartet’s rendition of “Forever Young” while playfully tossing pearly white petals.
After the I-dos, the couple recessed from the church to a surprise live performance of “All You Need Is Love” complete with instrumentalists popping up from the audience just like the famous scene from the movie “Love Actually.”
One favorite moment was the couple’s first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Taylor and Bekah had a choreographed routine in which Taylor lifted Bekah twice!
A flashy surprise came at the end of the evening. Taylor and Bekah rode in a ’61 pink convertible Cadillac across the Austin Public library bridge, which was lit up in their wedding colors that evening. As they crossed the bridge, to their shock and excitement, fireworks lining the bridge flared up, guiding their way.
A tip from the bride and groom: “Love the process. From the moment you wake up, your wedding day will be akin to sitting on a rollercoaster as it cranks up the hill. You can feel that your big moment is imminent. Resist the urge to think about the next step of the day, and just be present. Enjoy every second of the crazy fun ride that is your wedding day. Soak in all of the emotions and the love that is being poured out for you. “
Looking for more Library Wedding inspo? Check out the this Wedding at the Central Library in Indianapolis.
Officiant: Dr. Matt Carter//Transportation: Central Texas Valet//Transportation: uptown valet & transportation//Other: Big Dog Pyro//Bakery: Steel City Pops//Linens and Coverings:Nuage Designs//Equipment Rentals: Premiere Events//Equipment Rentals: Whim Hospitality//Equipment Rentals: Townsley Designs//Caterer: ELM Restaurant Group//Favors and Gifts:Jennie Lou Art//Cake Designer: The Cake Plate//Hair Stylist: Carolyn Holden//Makeup Artist: Donna Bruns Makeup//Photo Booth Equipment: Photo Buzz Studios//Equipment Rentals: DFW Dance Floors//Lighting: FILO Productions//Musicians: Az IzZ//Musicians: Austin’s Rose//Musicians: Hill Country Strings//Floral Designer: David Kurio Designs//Cinema and Video: When It Clicks//Event Venue: Austin Public Library//Ceremony Location:Central Christian Church//Event Planner: Brock Co. Events//PR Rep: OFD Consulting LLC//Photographer: Jenny DeMarco Photography//
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