Gold and Grey Hotel Van Zandt Wedding in Austin, Texas

November 3, 2017 | emy

After a surprise proposal party at the then-newly opened Hotel Van Zandt, Madelyn and Ryan returned to the stylish hotel for their sleek and contemporary wedding inspired by the unique venue. The couple kept it simple with a chic and neutral color palette of golds, greys, and taupes that represented both the bride and groom without overwhelming the refined space for a simple and modern vibe with a hint of edge. Floral design by Bouquets of Austin created the luxe-chic décor, bursting with classic white blooms and lots of greenery. Rob August Photography captured the couple and their most precious moments of the day, like their dreamy first look followed by surprising other guests of the boutique hotel in full wedding attire on the splashy pool deck with views of downtown Austin and at a mezcal bar downtown after the wedding.

The Couple:

Madelyn and Ryan

The Wedding:

Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, Texas

After Ryan proposed, he surprised me that evening with our closest friends for a cocktail party at the Hotel Van Zandt (which had just opened at the time). I felt that the whole venue captured my style, and I knew I could make it my own and incorporate the unique venue design.

The most memorable part of the day was our first look. Our photographer picked a beautiful andprivate space where we could share that special moment just to ourselves.

I wanted something simple, modern, with an edgy flare. I was inspired by the Hotel Van Zant itself because the hotel already has so much beauty!

From the start, we decided there were a few very important things to us. Photo, video, and a really great band. Our goal was to throw the ultimate party, and have everyone on the dance floor- so we knew a band was a top priority, andphotographers/videographers would help us capture it.

We asked Ryan‘s family friend + childhood friend’s Dad to marry us. He grew up down the street from Ryan, and we felt that it would be very special to have someone close to us- marry us. Our officiant incorporated his own verbiage, and we wrote + read our own vows. We loved hearing the deeper feelings that we said to each-other on our wedding day and will cherish those words forever.

Again, Rob August was incredible to work with. I chose Rob from the start because I love how he was able to capture the moments, not just the lined up, posed pictures. His ability to tell a story with photographs is extraordinary. Looking back at the photos, you can feel like you were there- back in the moment.

One of my favorites is of my Mother and I reading the letter I wrote to her. Second- the pictures of Ryan and I dancing outside of the venue under the Mezcal sign (only Rob would find that location and make it stunning). Third, a picture of my bridesmaids and I popping champagne outside of our room!

Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” – Elvis Presley
First Dance: “Coming Home” – Leon Bridges

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Rob August
Event Planning – Hermanas Event & Wedding Consulting
Venue – Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt
Floral Design – Bouquets of Austin
Cake – Sweet Treets Bakery
Live Music – The Royal Dukes
Videography – MoonLit Weddings
Makeup Artist – Hannah Kirkland
Hair Styling – Empire Hair Company & Boutique
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – White Runway


Congratulations to Madelyn and Ryan on their beautifully romantic and modern wedding day and special thanks to Rob August Photography for capturing and sharing this sleek celebration with Junebug! For more contemporary wedding inspiration, check out this modern minimalist One Eleven East wedding in Hutto, Texas!

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