The Austin Sanctuary Event Space – Mardi Gras Event
3 Of Cups Weddings + Events brought the tastes, sights, and sounds of MARDI GRAS to Austin’s event venue, The Sanctuary Event Space. Before the event opened to the public, the venue was styled for an OffBeat Bridal Shoot. Stephanie Rogers Photography and alternative stylists: 3 Of Cups Design + Florals, Hairstylist Evan Conroy of HAUTE European Salon, and Jackson Schwartz of JXNART collaborated in styling Model, Molly Gillespie. Molly’s different looks featured in this shoot show the modern edgy style from the streets of New Orleans, as well as vintage glam from the days of Prohibition. Molly poses in sequin gold and mustard yellow gowns, provided by UNBRIDALED, while lounging in The Speakeasy Mobile Bar with a bottle of Fine Absinthe, handcrafted by Austin’s Derelict Airship Distillery.
After the shoot, the sun set over The Sanctuary Event Space, which became illuminated as the ancient live oak trees that canopy the event space were lit with gold, purple and green lights from Loudmouth Rentals. Monarch Event Rentals provided sequin linens, decorative rentals, and fabric draped on the Balcony in true French Quarter style, which provided the perfect vantage point above the crowd as they danced to Boss Street Brass Band as they crashed the party with horns and percussion.
Photo Bus ATX welcomed guests as they entered from the street with the experience of climbing into the back of a converted VW bus to pose for fun photos with masks and props. Guests were served classic New Orleans craft cocktails, served to perfection by Drink Slingers Bartenders. DJ NIXX provided street band marching band beats. And Red Fox Designs displayed her voodoo magic with handcrafted freeze-dried floral arrangements to show brides that there bouquets can be preserved in shadow boxes and ornaments.
The creole flavor of New Orleans spiced up the kitchen with BATON CREOLE Catering, owned and operated by Louisiana’s Lady Remoulade. Fellow NOLA local, Christine Praline friend fresh beignets, paired with Ruta Maya coffee and adorned each place setting with the sweet touch of handmade praline treats, accompanied by paper products masquerade inspired paper product designs by Dolce Paper and centerpiece King Cakes freshly made by Word of Mouth Bakery, while the dessert table presented the beautifully crafted edible art by Powdered Sugar Room.
View the full vendor list at the bottom.
Venue: The Sanctuary Event Space
Planner & Designer: 3 of Cups Weddings + Events
Photographer: Stephanie Rogers Photography
Paper Products: Dolce Paper
Dried Flowers: Redfox Designs
Rentals: Monarch Event Rentals
Photo Booth: Photo Bus ATX
Airstream Bar: Speakeasy Mobile Bar
Makeup: Jackson Schwartz
Hair: HAUTE Salon
King Cakes: Word of Mouth Bakery
Bakery: Powder Sugar Room
Beignets: Christine Praline
Lighting and Sound: Loudmouth Rentals
Brass Band: Boss Street Brass Band
Bartenders: Drink Slingers
Gin: Revolution Spirits
Tequila: Dulce Vida
Absinthe: Derelict Airship Distillery
Coffee: Ruta Maya
Massage: Vita Wellness Massage
Caterer: Baton Creole
Financial Vendor Booth: NW Mutual
Valet: Central Texas Valet