Jen's 100th Wedding AKA Lynne & Jeff's Star Hill Ranch Wedding!

jenashfords100thwedding

Hi!  I'm Jen Ashford, the owner of Altar Ego Weddings.  Today I'm excited to share my 100th wedding with you!  I've been blessed to do weddings all over North Texas and the Austin area!  My weddings have been in big cities like Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin and smaller ones, such as Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Canton and McKinney!  

I loved helping Lynne create her perfect wedding day in Austin at Star Hill Ranch.  We worked together on her design, planning details and coordinating the day!  Lynne chose a color palette of light blue, coral, ivory and sage.  Her bridesmaids wore navy (the new black, you know) and the florals were in gorgeous brushed gold vases!  Star Hill Ranch is a unique venue in that it's fashioned like an old town's main street.  There are multiple buildings and even a saloon, which is now used as the groom's house!  The venue also serves as a movie set and has hosted filming of well-known movies such as American Outlaws and Disney's The Alamo.  

 Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Dustin Finkelstein Photography

To take advantage of the special layout of the venue, Lynne chose a different building or site for each portion of the wedding.  The ceremony was held in the white chapel, then guests moved to an outdoor patio area beside the Fitzhugh Building for cocktail hour.  Yard games were spread across the main street for guests to enjoy.  After cocktail hour, dinner was served family-style in side A of the Fitzhugh Building.  After cake cutting, guests were directed to the Reception Hall to dance the night away to the tunes of the Rocket Brothers Band!  The Reception Hall has a gorgeous veranda on the back, so we took advantage of the space by placing 3 different vintage lounge vignettes for guests to enjoy.  At the end of the night, after a private last dance, Lynne and Jeff enjoyed a grand sparkler exit and hopped into a vintage 1937 Cadillac to whisk them away to their honeymoon suite at the Omni Barton Creek Hotel.

Lynne and Jeff were a wonderful couple to serve for my 100th wedding!  Lynne was a happy, stress-free bride and that's what this is all about!

 Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Dustin Finkelstein Photography

Our amazing vendors:
Venue: Star Hill Ranch
Photographer: Dustin Finkelstein Photography
Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings
Officiant: Greg Lanier from Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church
Caterer: Word of Mouth Catering
Alcohol: Spec's
Cakes: Hill Country Cakery
Florist: Sixpence Floral
Rentals: Premiere Events
Vintage Rentals: Bee Lavish
Lighting and Yard Games: Altared Weddings
Photobooth: TiNMAN Photobooth
Band Booking Agent: Austin Gigs Entertainment
Band: Rocket Brothers Band
Hair and Makeup: Milk + Honey Spa - Hill Country Galleria
Exit Transportation: 4 Leaf Limo