Jen Dillender Photography, Austin TX Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer » Wedding and Lifestyle Photography Blog

It’s no surprise that this gorgeous wedding is featured on not just one, but TWO wedding blogs today, with the most perfect Valentine color palette! To celebrate, I wanted to post some of my favorite images here as well! Our sweet couple, Mac and Mariana, love Fiesta (a fun, widely known tradition in San Antonio) and wanted to incorporate the same colorful atmosphere into their spring wedding. With the help of talented designer and stylist Melanie McKinley of Mayhar Designs, they crafted a unique, intimate event and treated their guests to a wonderful party. One of my favorite aspects included the insanely gorgeous florals from Clementine Botanical Art that contrasted beautifully with the old-world style of the Southwest School of Art. It was a welcomed change from the usual softer color palettes that rule the wedding world and made me a big fan of vibrant color done well.

Also, I wanted to extend a huge thank you to Southern Weddings for featuring M&M’s wedding in the 10th Anniversary edition of Southern Weddings Magazine as well as their blog today! You can grab a copy of the magazine at Target and other major news stands and see more on their blog HERE!

This wedding was ALSO featured on Carats & Cake today and you can check it out HERE!!


Photographer: Jen Dillender Photography | Film processing: Photovision Prints | Planner and designer: Mayhar Design | Ceremony venue: San Fernando Cathedral | Reception venue: The Southwest School of Art | Florals: Clementine Botanical Art | Caterer: Page Barteau Catering | Wedding cake: Bakery Lorraine | Monogram cookies: Campbell Cookies | Bride’s Gown: “Vanderbilt” from the Blue Willow Collection by Anne Barge | Bridal salon and veil: Nordstrom | Bride’s shoes: Sam Edelman | Bride’s jewelry: Banana Republic | Bridesmaid dresses: “Aria” in Crimson by Jenny Yoo | Hair stylist: Vanessa Rios | Makeup artist: Mistique | Paper goods and calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | Band: The Royal Dukes | Linens: Marquee Event Group and La Tavola Linen | Mariachis: Mariachi Espuelas de Plata

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Fresh off the pages of Southern Weddings‘ 10th Anniversary Volume, I am so excited to finally share Jordan and Ivana’s incredible Austin wedding! This was my last wedding before baby no. 3 arrived, and it couldn’t have happened on a better day and to better people! Held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort, we somehow managed to avoid rain (and the June heat!) all day, only for the sun to emerge just before Jordan and Ivana’s portraits together. This day was an absolute DREAM, from hanging out with this gorgeous couple to the insanely talented team of people working to put it all together. Some favorite moments included their emotional vows, the amazing party that followed, and hands down, the most exciting first dance routine I’ve ever shot–fireworks and all! I know I join a large crowd of people wishing these two the very best! Congratulations friends!! Check out some highlights from their day below:

Planning & Design: Brock & Co. Events / Photography: Jen Dillender Photography / Film Processing: Photovision Prints / Videography: Wes Raitt / Venue: Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa / Florals: Botanical No. 9 / Cake: Simon Lee Bakery / Bride’s Gowl & Veil: Galia Lahav / Bridal Salon: Ivory Bridal / Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin / Jewelry: Russell Korman / Bridesmaids Dresses: Monique Lhuillier, Donna Morgan, & Watters / Hair and Make Up: Lola Beauty / Groom’s Fashion: Soto & Co. / Rentals: Whim Hospitality / Linens: Nuage Designs / Decor: Townsley Designs / Lighting: FILO Productions / DJ: DJ Gatsby / Pyrotechnics: Big Dog Pyro

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Cody and Nicole hosted the most beautiful Austin wedding entirely outdoors on the lawn of the Four Seasons in the middle of January, although you wouldn’t guess it was winter from the photos. Ren and the talented team from 36th Street Events transformed the space into a lush, jewel-toned, garden party with incredible florals from Stems Floral Design. It was such a pleasure to photograph this sweet, genuine couple on their amazing day–I’m still dying over all of the rich color and details. Check out some more from the day below, and I wanted to send a huge thank you to Style Me Pretty for featuring this lovely event on their front page today!

Photography: Jen Dillender Photography / Planning & Design: 36th Street Events / Floral Design: STEMS / Venue & Catering: Four Seasons Austin / Videography: Oak & Cypress / Make up & Hair: Gertie Glam & Co. / Stationary: Archer & Olive / Lighting: Ilios / Bridal Gown: Naeem Khan / Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo / Tent & Rentals: Whim Hospitality / Film Processing: Photovision Prints / Hair Accessory: Twigs & Honey / Ceremony Music: Arundel Ensemble / Pyrotechnics: Big Dog Pyro / Photography Assistance: Michelle Boyd / Bridal Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Reception Music: Greenbelt DJ

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I have had the most radiant brides this year, and Emily is the perfect example! This stylish Austin bride is as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside and she has an infectious laugh that I was more than happy to capture on film. We shot her bridal session on a gorgeous spring day at the Smith Family Chapel in Austin and one of my favorite aspects of her look was her lovely circle veil and the way the sunlight beamed through it. Enjoy some of my favorite images from her session!

Photography: Jen Dillender Photography
Planning: 36th Street Events
Venue: Smith Family Chapel at RiverBend
Florals: Posey
Dress Boutique: Julian Gold
Beauty: Gertie Glam & Co.
Film Processing: Photovision Prints

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In honor of Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Jordan and Ivana’s wedding day (TODAY!), I am thrilled to show off more from this gorgeous couple’s engagement session. It was clear from the beginning that these two are each other’s biggest fans, and I can’t wait to see where married life takes them. With Jordan’s NFL career in full swing, they split their time between Austin and Philly with the cutest little family of pups in tow. For more from our sweet bride Ivana on what it’s like planning a wedding between two cities, make sure to check out her interview on Brides of Austin from earlier this week and congratulations to these happy friends!


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