Austin & Dani’s wedding was a vibrant and joyful celebration followed by an iconic summertime Drexel Hall wedding reception.
Get the LookCeremony Venue: Christ Church Anglican Reception Venue: Drexel Hall Photography: Cork Creative Gown: Bridal Extraordinaire Menswear: Slabotsky’s Menswear & Tailoring Florist: Bloom Design Invitations: The Write Design Catering: Biemer’s BBQ Hair: April Bowen Makeup: Megan Pederson Dessert: Polka Dotte Cookies Printer: Inkello DJ: All Ears DJ Videography: Will Palmer Bar Service: True Blue Bartending Rentals: Ultrapom Event Rentals
Austin & Dani’s Love Story Austin’s sister and Dani’s friend coached basketball together. They both had told Dani and Austin about the other. After a failed group dinner attempt, Austin ended up asking for Dani’s number from his sister. Moments later he called her and arranged for their first date to take place on May 8th, 2015. From the first stop on their date, they recognized that the conversation was very easy and that they made each other laugh. The whole night had become effortless. A few months later, Dani’s mom was diagnosed with skin cancer. While Dani was lying on the couch, trying to cope with the news, Austin got down on his knee to get eye level with her. He told Dani that he loved her and that he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and that together, they were going to get through this. He didn’t realize what he had said until he called his mom later and she told him, “Well, it sounds like you just proposed to her.” This was not THE proposal though. November 24th was just a normal Tuesday; that is until Austin decided he had waited long enough and stuffed the engagement ring in his pocket and headed over to Dani’s apartment on the Plaza. Along with the ring were the crumpled up reciepts from their first date. After a charming walk together, Dani and Austin made their way home and found themselves outside of her apartment, where they had first met. Austin handed the reciepts to Dani and asked her to take a look at them. At first glance she noticed nothing except the amounts. So he had to ask her to look closer. Upon realizing the significance, she let out a “Awwww!” Austin immediately took to a knee and handed his phone to Dani. On the screen was the verse Proverbs 18:22 displaying; “He who finds a wife finds a good thing. He obtains favor in the eyes of the Lord.” Austin had always called Dani his, “Good Thang,” and she had never known why, until now. After reading the verse, Austin asked Dani to be his wife. All the while, a car saw this happening and began honking their horn in encouragement. “What do you say?,” asked Austin. “Yes! Of course, yes!” Dani exclaimed. Dani’s roommate heard the commotion through their second floor balcony, threw open the sliding door, and asked, “What just happened?” Dani looked up and shouted, “We’re engaged!” Austin & Dani wanted their wedding day to be remembered as a day that was a total celebration of their relationship. The ceremony was phenomenal; from the music to the sermon to the exit. After the ceremony, everyone headed over to Drexel Hall where the newlyweds were announced and lead the way to the BBQ buffet. The food was great, the drinks flowed, and Austin & Dani danced the night away with family and friends. A Few Special Pieces: The getaway car belonged to the Groom’s parents. It was a 1974 sky blue, Volkswagen Super Beetle. The car originally belonged to his grandparents and then they sold it to his parents. Austin got the chance to drive it every once in a while in high school. Who would have ever guessed that he would one day be driving his bride away in that very same car. The Groom’s Favorite Part of the Day My favorite part of the wedding was reading the note and opening the gift that Dani had given our photographer to give me before we saw each other for the first time. The Bride’s Favorite Part of the Day My favorite part of the day was being announced as “Mr. & Mrs. Bloss” at our reception. We chose “Reflections” by Misterwives as our entrance song, and it was such an awesome feeling to see all our friends and family celebrating with us! We immediately made our way to the dance floor to start the party.