I’ve been waiting two years for Gaby and Jacob’s classic Woodbine Mansion wedding. Originally postponed a year due to the global pandemic these two adventurous, outdoorsy, romantic, fun-loving, foody, gardening, dog people finally had their day! It was a dream wedding!
The Woodbine Mansion is owned and operated by Becky Levin Navarro who also owns Pearl Events Austin. Pearl Events provides event planning services that are uniquely designed to each couple. I love their Motto: “like a pearl, each event is singular, special and always fashionable.”
Gaby and Jacob met at the University if Mississippi at Oxford through mutual friends. They had their first date at a sushi restaurant in downtown Oxford. They both admit they were so nervous that they can’t recall of the food was good…lol! Less than a month later it was clear they had serious interest in each other, and the rest is history.
Jacob proposed to Gaby in Madrid, Spain at the Sabatini Gardens at the Royal Palace. It just so happened; an accordionist was playing Ave Maria in the Sabatini Gardens. Gaby’s family live in Caracas, Venezuela and were on the trip with them. Just before the proposal Jacob was able to personally ask Gaby’s father for her hand in marriage. That was the icing on the cake for Gaby!
The day started with the buzz in the bridal suite as Gaby and her girls got ready together in the breathtaking bridal suite at Woodbine Mansion. Later in the day, Jacob and his boys arrived, and you could hear the excitement across the hall as they all got ready to begin the festivities.
The ceremony took place in front of the trellis on the side of the mansion. It’s a beautiful backdrop with the house behind them. In the spring, the wisteria blooms and drips from the trellis. The ceremony was emotional and joyful.
The reception was held outdoors on the lawn on the other side of the mansion. Al fresco dining, romantic twinkle-lights, and great music made the evening magical.
After the toasts and dinner, everyone danced the night away under the stars. Does it get any better than that?! NOPE!
Here are a few of my favorites from their classic Woodbine Mansion wedding. And, the sweetest words from the bride after seeing the first peeks of their wedding day: “Oh my gosh!!! I’m absolutely in love with all of these! So thankful for you guys being a part of our special day and y’all rocked it!!” – Gaby
Photographer: Amy Odom Photography @amy_odom
Planner: Rosa Gibson of Austin Wedding Planners @austinweddingplanners
Florals: Bouquets of Austin @bouquetsofaustin
HMUA: Beauty by Adrienn @beautybyadrienn
Catering: Austin Catering @austincatering
Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie @michellespatisserie
Lighting: Ilios Productions @ilios_productions
Music: Terra Vista Strings @terravistastrings
Amy Odom is a top Austin Wedding Photographer specializing in romantic and emotional wedding photography for the modern and sophisticated couple. Within the Central Texas area, I serve: downtown Austin, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, East Austin, Wimberley, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Houston. Available for destination weddings and engagement sessions
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