Intimate and Soulful East Austin Outdoor Wedding

September 19, 2020 | riley

Justine’s Secret House was the perfect venue for Chelsea and Marty’s intimate, fun-loving, and stylish wedding. The couple knew that they wanted to have a very intimate celebration of their everlasting love with a family-only ceremony and a reception. Their venue, which is typically a hip local restaurant, perfectly fit their closest friends and family. 

Chelsea’s Anna Campbell floral laced a-line gown perfectly matched the romantic vibes of Justine’s. At the same time, Marty’s League of Rebels tux looked ultra-chic and stylish–matching the minimalistic decor perfectly. One look at these photos from Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo and we’re wishing we were there to drink, eat, and celebrate the very apparent love of this gorgeous couple with them! Ready to see the soulful affair? Keep scrolling and get those Pinterest boards ready, Junebabes. This one’s a keeper. 

The Couple:

Chelsea and Marty

The Wedding:

Justine’s Secret House, Austin, Texas

Why Justine’s Secret House

We picked our venue, Justine’s Secret House, because we’ve shared dozens of lovely meals there together. Over time the aesthetic, menu, and general vibe have become a big part of who we are and what we love about Austin–especially our East Side neighborhood. Marty and I designed our home when we remodeled on the East Side in 2015, and Justine’s Secret House felt like having our wedding in our house/backyard—but better, because we had such talented chefs, servers, bartenders, and event staff at our disposal.


A Very Intimate Ceremony & Friend-Filled Reception

Marty and I had a very specific vision for our wedding from the moment we first started talking about getting married—we wanted it to be intimate and soulful. We wanted to focus on our favorite things in life: good food, good drinks, good music, beautiful spaces, close friends and family, and each other. We had a family-only ceremony and relaxed seated dinner before a cocktail party with 70 more close friends. Our mostly nontraditional day was perfect.

A Memorable Piano Performance

Justine’s Secret House has a piano in the main dining room, so I think both of us agree that our favorite part of the wedding was when I sang Marty a song by her favorite musician–10 Million Miles by Patty Griffin. She put this song on the very first of eight CDs and playlists she’s made for me. Marty loved hearing it and being surprised, and I loved surprising her.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nikk Nguyen Photo
Venue – Justine’s Secret House
Floral Design – Mercedes Flowers
DJ – DJ Mahealani
Wedding Dress – Anna Campbell
Bridal Suit – League of Rebels
Favors – La Patisserie


Congratulations to Chelsea and Marty on their intimate and soulful east Austin wedding! Thank you to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for sharing their special day with us. To see more of Nikk’s work, check out his profile in our directory of best wedding photographers in the world

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