Pink Avocado | with Modern Whimsy Events

It’s no exaggeration that I start to salivate when a couple tells me that they’ve picked Pink Avocado for their wedding-day catering. My friend Diana hired them for her 2012 wedding and raved about their menu, and in the five years since, I’ve had the luck of tasting some of their food during my work days.

Imagine my excitement when friend and planner Mandy of Modern Whimsy Events invited me to a Bread & Circus Supper Club series last month at Pink Avocado’s home base, Palm Door on Sabine. Every so often, Pink Avocado dreams up a delicious and seasonal menu, invites 40 or so people, and serves beautifully plated dishes of both carnivorous and vegan fare to appreciative guests. Mandy styled the dinner gorgeously — I think the tiny rose-gold pineapple candlestick holders were the perfect touch for the summer menu! I photographed the August Supper Club and loved it so much that I’m sharing a few photos here. I cannot thank the crew of Pink Avocado, especially Brent and Hollace, for the lovely meal.

(Additional styling provided by Loot Vintage; tabletop decor from Birch and Brass Rentals; ukulele player Alicia Working)

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Bruce & Jose | W Austin Wedding

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Soul mates. From their first date five years ago, to their long-distance relationship for three years (the two men are in two separate branches of the military), to their clandestine Vegas rendezvous, culminating with the big wedding in Austin a year later, Bruce and Jose have been through so much together. Gathering with friends and family in the posh W Austin downtown, done up in Vegas style, was the perfect party to celebrate their love.

Bruce and Jose also invited friends and delegates from the Special Olympics of Texas to give a speech and raise donations for the organization. The couple was able to raise over $2000!

This wedding was full of delights: a rooftop ceremony. A Love is Love cake, the cutting of which was emcee’d by a drag queen. Two mothers delighted with their new son-in-laws — one of whom is excited that there’s “finally a doctor in the family.” And through it all, two handsome grooms totally in love and dancing the night away.

Please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for a list of vendors who made this day possible!

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Credits: W Austin Hotel (venue, coordination, and catering); Lili’s Flowers; Mr. Austin DJ; Christel Stuart (officiant); HLC Photo Booth; Pandora Mystere & Kourtney Caliente (drag queens)

Cassie & David | Austin Greenbelt Engagement Session

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It’s always an honor to be asked by other creatives to photograph their weddings — but even moreso when another wedding photographer you’ve worked alongside before requests that you shoot their wedding! I’ve known Cassie for years and am thrilled that I’ll get to see her marry her beloved, David, this fall. Quiet, jovial, and always up for adventure, these two hiked through the Austin Greenbelt with me and climbed to the top of Mount Bonnell. I can’t wait for their wedding in a few months!

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