Gina and Brian


It’s refreshing to see a bride shed a new light on Chateau Bellevue and that is exactly what Gina Sanchez and Brian Dorsey did when they wed here on January 19, 2013. Majority of our brides use our beautiful courtyard for their ceremonies but Gina Sanchez had an entirely different vision in mind and by using tall candles, pillars and beautiful pipe and draping, she transformed the ballroom in to something magical and straight out of a wedding magazine. After the ceremony, the ballroom was flipped quickly, a monogrammed lighting backdrop was added and the party began. There were so many wonderful details throughout the wedding from the sneakers groom’s cake, representing their love for running and their proposal after a marathon, down to alternating and different centerpieces. I enjoyed working with this bride very much and all of the vendors that helped make their wedding day a huge success!

Julia and Orion


A wedding is all about the details, details that reflect the bride and groom individually and as a couple. Julia Dinolfo and Orion Archung’s wedding here on November 3, 2012 was just that, it encompassed everything that they loved and enjoyed! The groom, being a home brewer, made batches of special beers just for the wedding and the bride. With Italian roots, choose a 5 course Italian fare to be topped off with special Italian wine and special Italian pastries! The couple along with friends and family danced the night away in a red glow! A good time was had by all!

Laura and Jerry


Laura and Jerry came to me with a specific vision in mind for their big day, they wanted something casual with a real Austin flair. We achieved this by creating stations of mini-foods; like crab cakes and tomato soup shooters with mini grilled cheeses. Instead of cake, they had mini pies and kept the flowers simple using hydrangeas in mason jars, very Austin like! However, my favorite part was Laura’s change of attire in to a beautiful, knee length, white lace party dress to hit the streets of Austin for the after party! From everyone at Chateau Bellevue, we wish Laura and Jerry a long and happy life together!

Amanda & Tyler


Where do I begin?!?! Amanda and Tyler are a couple so full of life, spunk and energy. They are a couple I would say don’t take life too seriously and just try and enjoy the ride, and that is clearly what their wedding was all about. Their love for each other was apparent, as they both grinned from here ear to ear the entire day. I love what I do and I love making brides happy but when I find myself dancing with a bride, as I did at this wedding, it gives me a little extra joy!

Best of luck Amanda & Tyler!