1920's Wedding at Austin Historic Mansion

The morning of March 13th started off cloudy and misting. But the gray weather didn’t stop this couple from having their Great Gatsby wedding! The Texas Federation of Women's Clubs headquarters (commonly known as The Mansion) on San Gabriel in central Austin was the perfect space to host Luci and Phil for their postponed nuptials. The mansion is beautifully kept inside and out with large white columns to frame the front entrance and a variety of unique rooms within the venue for the different aspects of the wedding day. The bridal party spent the morning in the newly updated bridal suite getting ready and having their hair and makeup done. As soon as Luci slipped into her dress the wedding day glow was obvious!

In the early afternoon the skies cleared and the sun came out for their late afternoon courtyard ceremony. The altar was lightly decorated with greenery and lent itself to the natural beauty of the courtyard as it is. It felt so secluded, you would have no idea you were in the middle of central Austin! Although the two had officially tied the knot a year earlier, they made the ceremony intentional by sharing personal vows and asking a family member to act as their officiant. Guests headed inside for the cocktail hour and enjoyed the well furnished lounging rooms at the front of the mansion. Meanwhile, the wedding party truly showed their personality in the cocktail hour photos! It was easy to see how excited they were to finally celebrate Luci and Phil.

The guests found their seats and watched an energetic grand entrance complete with all of the wedding party members. The couple shared their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” by Frank Valli and enjoyed a wonderful dinner prepared by I Do BBQ. Heartfelt toasts were given by the best man and maid of honor, and the group danced the night away with Austin's Best DJ's! The wedding guests (and the couple, too) kept the party going all night long. Everyone was ready to celebrate the wedding, especially since it had been pushed back four times! Luci and Phil shared a private last dance and soaked up every minute of their perfect day. They finished the wedding with a sparkler grand exit at the front entrance of the venue.

Overall, Luci and Phil had a vibrant wedding day that was centered on celebration and love. The details turned out perfectly and all of the guests had a blast! I hope you enjoy browsing through their photos as much as I did!

Their incredible vendor team included the following: coordination by Plan On It ATX , hosted at The Mansion , photography by Lindsay Dennision Photography , videography by Barbershot Studios , hair/makeup by Lux Beauty Bridal , bartending by Santisi Bartending & Event Staff , catering by I Do BBQ , and DJ services by Austin’s Best DJ’s .

Happy planning,

Shelby Kirchner

Owner & Head Planner

Plan On It ATX


I am Austin based full service wedding planner for the modern, relaxed couple who wants to enjoy their engagement and wedding planning experience. We specialize in full weekend weddings that are centered on a high guest experience.

Email today to learn more about my services and how I can help you and your partner plan the wedding of your dreams!


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