Gwen + Jesse’s Elegant Mountain Wedding

Gwen and Jesse were married on a beautiful, yet chilly May day in Vail, Colorado at Donovan Pavilion!  Guests flew in from all over the states to watch these two love birds say their I Do’s.  We continued the party with a fabulous dinner by Ocassions Catering and danced the night away with Trading Post Duo!

Enjoy these fabulous pictures and video from Lisa O’Dwyer Photo and Canvas and Light!


Gwen & Jesse’s wedding video!


Wedding Vendors: 

Planner | Platinum Weddings and Events // Venue | Donovan Pavilion // Photographer | Lisa O’Dwyer Photo // Videographer | Canvas & Light // Catering | Occasions Catering // Cake | Megan Joy Cakes // Florist | Petal & Bean // Entertainment | Trading Post Duo // Hair & Make Up | Wedlocks Bridal Hair and Make Up // Rentals | Alpine Party Rentals // Transportation | Colorado Mountain Express // Stationery | Pink Champagne Paper // Bridal Dress | Dora Grace Bridal


Thistlewood Manor & Garden’s Grand Reveal!

If you haven’t heard the fabulous news, we’ll fill you in! Platinum Weddings and Events has been asked to put together an inspiration area for a brand new venue, Thistlewood Manor & Garden’s, Grand Reveal! We are squealing with excitement!!

The first thing we did was put together an inspiration team of some of the best Austin wedding vendors out there! This includes, Premiere Events,Photogenica Photobooth, Piq Chocolates, The Marvelous Vintage Tea Party, WOW Factor Design, and last but certainly not least, the amazing, Kurt Grein.

Secondly, we turned to Pinterest for some design ideas! Thistlewood Manor & Gardens is a French style manor with a beautiful grand staircase and gorgeous chandeliers (which were obsessed with!!). The romance and ambiance of this chateau is simply enchanting! We can’t wait to show you this elegant new venue on Sunday, October 12th, from 1-5pm!

Pictures below are from our French Wedding Inspiration Pinterest board! For more, follow us on Pinterest 🙂

Wouldn't it be cheaper for  builders to replace some walls with all windows-why don't they?  Much better.

A Summerour Studio French Flea Market Inspired Wedding; WHERE did they get the chandeliers?!

Summer french chateau wedding: | Photography:

French Wedding from One and Only Paris Photography + Rendez-Vous in Paris | Style Me Pretty Pavilion de musique louvecienes

Wedding Desserts!

You’ve been to your fair share of weddings.  You’ve seen all of the traditional fondant or butter cream wedding cakes.  Although they may be delicious, you’ve seen it before and maybe you’re looking for something different for your special day!  There are so many new wedding dessert trends popping up!  If you are a newly wed, I would definitely look into these AWESOME dessert trends!! Enjoy!

The Cupcake Bar-


The Cupcake Bar adds a whole new element to any event!  You can’t go wrong with cupcakes.

Tiny Pies-

Kit and Amanda

If you have never had a pie pop or a mason jar tiny pie, you are missing out and need to contact Tiny Pies IMMEDIATELY!!

Tiffs Treats-

Everybody who’s anybody LOVES Tiffs Treats!  Please do yourself a favor and have them at your wedding!!!



Wedding Party Dance/Flash Mob

What do you want your guest to remember on your special day?  It could be anywhere from the love that is shown to a memorable unscripted moment.  Those details that sometimes are not scripted are the ones that last a lifetime.

Well, how about the ones that are scripted, and you may or may not be involved.  Yes we’re talking about the Flash Mob craze!  You can hop over to YouTube and find any number of wedding moments that made their way onto YouTube.  But is that your goal?  Are you the guest that can rally the troops to surprise the guest of honor?  Are you the bride or groom that can coordinate and keep it hush-hush?  Even at a Mitzvah, can you and your friends surprise the crowd?

OK, so we have all seen the videos on YouTube with synchronized dancing by the groomsmen (and this is definitely memorable!!), or the Bride and her Dad in a choreographed dance, or a Flash Mob by your guest.

Well, would you be daring enough for a Flash Mob Wedding?  This is truly a unique and creative twist on a wedding ceremony.

Children’s Choir for Ceremony

Kids in weddings?  The question that every family debates and decides on during the planning process.

For some people, that thought makes chills run up their spine.  For others, they embrace their inner youth by having many kids in their wedding.  Who can resist the niece or nephew in their outfits?  Who can resist their compliance at the rehearsal, and then trying something new the day of the wedding?  We personally love kids in weddings and are always on hand to give the little ones some great advise or pep-talks.  They are most often a sweet comedic relief from the internal stress the bride and others are experiencing (good or bad stress).

One of the sweetest things I have seen in a wedding is the use of a children’s choir (check out the video and hear some tunes while you continue reading!).

There is nothing more angelic than to be waiting for a ceremony to begin and listen to a children’s choir.  Most churches have their own children’s choir which you can inquire about using  and most cities have a children’s choir.  From the choir, you can see about incorporating musical instruments to add another unique element.

In Austin, we have the Austin Children’s Choir.  Don’t worry, these kids are little professionals are often from diverse backgrounds with an excellence in choral experience provided by highly trained professionals and their ages range from 6-18.  We have also had the distinct pleasure of listening to the African Children’s Choir (they do travel to Austin on occasion).  They are truly an amazing performance group, however, you need to catch them when they are in your area as they travel the world acting as the ambassador for Africa’s most vulnerable children.  So don’t be afraid to enlist the help of children at weddings.  They can be a truly wonderful addition.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!