Austin Wedding Photographers: Carrie + Andrew |Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding|

Every girl wants an amazing reaction from her groom when he sees her for the first time. So a man whose mouth drops open when he sees his gorgeous bride at the start of their first look, and then again when he sees her walking down the aisle towards him? That’s beyond romantic…it’s true love and all of it’s sparkles.  : )

Meet Carrie and Andrew.

Andrew’s reaction to seeing his bride was like seeing the magical moments of every romance movie all rolled into one. The best part? Carrie feels the same way about her groom…together they’ve created a gorgeous world where all you need is love, and you feel lucky to have gotten the chance to know these two.

Here are a few of our favorites their wedding at The Mansion at Judges Hill, and make sure to check out the bride’s story of their day.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

The impact and legacy of Carrie’s parents (who’ve both passed away) on the lives of her and her brothers was visible throughout the wedding day.  It truly was a gorgeous celebration of their life, and the start of Carrie and Andrew’s new life together. A detail photo of Carrie’s mother’s broach, which she had pinned to her dress.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Carrie’s gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown, and her Stuart Weitzman shoes. With some unbelievably gorgeous earrings. LOVE!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Lovely bridesmaids bouquet by Belva Green…

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Carrie, was so happy and stunning all day. Love this shot from the beginning of her day.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Putting on the stunning gown!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Putting on her Mariell earrings….Carrie, you glow! : )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

A few of our favorites from Carrie’s bridals…how vintage glam is this shoe shot?!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

I love the Mother & Father charms Carrie had on her bridal bouquet.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Matt got to hang out with the guys for some shots of them getting ready.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

The groom sporting suspenders….love it! : )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

I really like this shot Matt took of the groom fixing his tie, while being interviewed by the videographer…

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Andrew rockin’ OSU on his phone!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Andrew and Carrie decided to do a first look, and it was perfectly romantic and dreamy.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

As soon as our groom saw his pretty bride,  he couldn’t take his eyes off her. How cute are these two?!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

The pretty sunlight, the kiss, the happy couple….favorite!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

After their first look, the bridal party, and family joined the bride and groom on a true Austin style trolley ride…straight to the Capitol for some fun photos.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Carrie and Andrew, you two are too cute for words! : )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

The bride and her lovely bridesmaids.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

The groom and his groomsmen…we rarely post (or take!) photos in hard light, but we are totally loving these throwback style pics…they have a Beatles feel to them, and we thought our bride and groom would dig that. : )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

We’re always looking for moments when our brides and grooms are just being themselves and we love it when they don’t know their photo is being taken, and they’re just stealing a moment for the two of them. It makes us especially happy when they happen to be in front of such a cool background! ; )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

A pre-ceremony photo of the bride sharing a moment with her niece.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Carrie’s brother performed the ceremony. Before it started, he asked Matt if he could capture a special moment when he asked the bride and groom to look out over the crowd who loved them and had come to support them.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Their amazing wedding cake by the fabulous Simon Lee Bakery.

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Loving this cute moment from the bride and groom’s first dance…dancing to ‘All You Need Is Love‘ by the Beatles : )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Once the party and dancing started, everyone was on the dance floor…!

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

We can’t always describe how awesome a wedding is, but a picture definitely helps proves it. ; )

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Mansion at Judges Hill Wedding - Austin Vintage Reception - Photos by Ivy Weddings

Carrie and Andrew, from the first time we met you two, you became instant friends. So many people at the wedding told us they were lucky to have you all in their lives, and we couldn’t agree more. We love your love for life, the Beatles, and of course, each other. : ) Congratulations on tying the knot! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

Best wishes,

Matt and Ivy

For future photos and updates, you can find the latest on the fanpage.

Story from the bride:

Andrew and I vaguely knew each other through mutual friends, that were my neighbors. He would flirt with me through Facebook, but it took him forever to ask me out. Then, one day he was in my neighborhood and my pug, Lola ran out of the house and would not stop barking at Andrew and his friends; and I couldn’t get her to come back inside. Luckily, Andrew helped me rein her in. He claims that she attacked him and threatened him with his life if he didn’t ask me out. Not sure about that, but I did get a long message on Facebook that night asking me out. The rest is history!
Our wedding was the most amazing day of our lives. And, I’m not just saying that. The weather in Austin in December is unpredictable and sure enough that week it had been raining and cold. Our ceremony was scheduled to be in the courtyard of The Mansion at Judge’s Hill, but that plan wasn’t looking good. As the day got closer the rain subsided, but it was still really cloudy and cold…and was slated to stay that way. But, the morning of the big day it was surprisingly sunny and slightly warmer. I like to think my mom and dad had something to do with that.
Speaking of my mom and dad…both are deceased and I wanted a way to incorporate their spirit and memory in my wedding without being somber. My dad was an avid Beatles fan, so we had touches of that in several ways: lyrics intertwined in my cousin’s reading, a string quartet playing “All You Need Is Love”, which is also the song the band played for our first dance, and the band playing “Here Comes the Sun” for the ‘father-daughter’ dance that I danced to with both of my brothers. I also had two picture charms on my bouquet at the base and a table full of family wedding pictures honoring all of our family, including those that are no longer with us and those that couldn’t travel to be there. My brothers were very involved in the wedding too. My younger brother James actually married us and my older brother Matt walked me down the aisle. Then, at the reception, James gave the blessing while Matt gave a very heartfelt welcome toast. There wasn’t a dry eye there…it was so touching, spiritual, and personal.
Then, the party started! The reception had touches of Austin….table names of our favorite places in the city and a dessert table from several Austin food trailers: donuts from Gourdough’s, cupcakes from Hey Cupcake!, and cakeballs from Holy Cacao. The band really set the tone. It was such a great party and everything went so smoothly!!


|Photographer| Ivy Weddings |Venue| The Mansion at Judges’ Hill |Wedding Coordinator| Allyson Cantu Fiebig with 36th Street Events |Bridal Gown Designer| Maggie Sottero |Bridal Gown Retailer| Signature Bridal Salon |Belt| Essence of Australia |Bride’s Shoes| Stuart Weitzman |Bride’s Hair| Shannon Carr at the West End Salon |Make-up and Bridesmaids Hair| Jennifer Cartwright at Arabella Salon |Bride’s Jewelry| Mariell at Signature Bridal Salon |Bridesmaids’ Dresses| Wtoo by Watters |Groom & Groomsmen Suits|  Jim’s Formal Wear at Signature Bridal Salon |Groom and Groomsmen Shoes| Converse |Live Band| MatchMaker Band |Videographer| El Castillo Media |Photo Booth| Say Cheese |Stationery| Posh Posh Designs |Florist| Belva Green |Cake| Simon Lee Bakery |Dessert Table| Design: Bride, Cupcakes: Hey Cupcake!, Cake Balls: Holy Cacao, Donuts: Gourdough’s |Catering | The Mansion at Judges’ Hill |Officiant| James Hunnicut (Brother of the Bride)

2 comments

  1. Monica M. says:

    I’m getting teary eyed just reading about it! BEAUTIFUL wedding, and I’m so happy it was captured so well! :)