Real Wedding: Anna Cate & Jeremy Berman
Anna Cate Peeples and Jeremy Berman were high school sweethearts who had never lived in the same place for more than 3 weeks at a time. They started dating a week before they graduated high school. The couple was apart all through collage with Anna Cate being at Auburn and Jeremy at the University of Texas. Neither of them had ever been to Austin, but it quickly became their favorite city in the world! They fell in love with the food, the views, the live music, and just about everything we experienced. They made their favorite memories there — hiking up to the 360 bridge for a view over Austin, having progressive dinners all over the city, stumbling upon live music as they ate a late dessert. When it came time to choose a wedding location, Austin was the natural choice.
Anna Cate and Jeremy cared most about the food. Anna Cate’s idea of a dream wedding was family and friends “feasting” around a table. She dreamed of multiple courses consisting of not your typical salad, soup, entree, dessert. She wanted each course to be its own meal. Three different cuisines which all had all had a specific meaning to the couple and their families.
The branding of this wedding was sleek and clean. Caroline Boards from our team knocked every piece out of the park. From the save the date to the weekender it all had a strong presence and purpose. For example, the weekender included the couple’s favorite places to eat in Austin by including a photo of them “feasting” at each place. It was a special touch that the guests loved. The welcome gift was carefully thought out in hopes to represent the couple’s time in TX. The menu was a far cry from our traditional one page menu. It was an actual flip book explaining the meaning behind each course giving.
With Jeremy’s family all being Jewish and from Israeli, the first course was Mediterranean. The colorful spreads, fresh salads, and BREAD got guests excited. The second course was a nod to Austin’s famous Tex-Mex. With a Mexican food trucks on just about every corner, we had to incorporate Mexican food. We had mole duck confit, ceviche, and mini sopes with carnitas. Last but not least, Texas barbecue. The guests couldn’t believe that after the lamb meatballs, hummus and pita, potato latkes, ceviche, carnita sopes, and duck confit that we served them a plate of short rib with gourmet accompaniments. The feast was everything Anna Cate and Jeremy could have asked for. The synchronized service to long feasting tables was picture perfect.
After dinner the guests danced the night away. To top the evening off, churros with peanut butter & chocolate sauce were passed out as a nightcap.
Planning this Texas wedding was pure joy from start to finish! Anna Cate and Jeremy never lost site of the final goal of marring one another.
Photographer: Eric Kelley
Design and Floral: The Nouveau Romantics
Venue and Catering: The Four Seasons Austin
Cake: Polkadots Bakery
Hair and Make-up: Kerri Bunn
Band: Memphis Soul