Alexis & Marie

* Alexis, User Interface Designer & Marie, Personal Assistant to the Dean at the College of Fine Arts, UT Austin * Photographer: Zachary Hunt * Soundtrack for reading: “Somebody’s Getting Married” from The Muppets Take Manhattan or “Excuses” by The Morning Benders *

One sentence sum up of the wedding vibe: Lots of tears and lots of laughter surrounded the celebration with our chosen and given families… along with plenty of soft rock, 1950s tunes, and jazz jams!

The Info—Photography: Zachary Hunt / Venue: Palm Door in Austin, TX / Caterers: Pink Avocado / Cake: Our friend Katy J, of her self-owned business Katy Cupcake, created our super fabulous carrot cake! / Music: 1960s-style  girl group, Mojo Queen / Alexis’ Suit Jacket and Tuxedo Pants: Custom Indochino / Alexis’ Shirt: Express / Alexis’ Bowtie: Self-tied / Alexis’ Shoes: Stacy Adams / Marie’s Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing

Other cool stuff we should know about: Our awesome friend Scout officiated and our best friends serenaded us at dinner by ukelele to Rainbow Connection! Our cat Greenlee wasn’t able to attend because his tux was at the cleaners, but Alexis created a Greenlee logo that we included on our stationary and favors to make sure he wasn’t excluded from the big day!

Favorite thing about the wedding: We were thrilled to have a drama-free weekend, full of joy and love from our amazing family and friends! The amount of fun we had can’t be captured in words, and we’re still reeling with love and happiness from the whole weekend!

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  • Kelley

    The picture of the dirty feet from dancing is priceless. Love love love it.

  • This wedding looks like such a good time! I adore the cake & its cat toppers. Congratulations, Alexis & Marie!

  • aly

    Oh WOW! What an adorable, gorgeous, fun wedding and couple! How do I make them my friends???

    • meg

      Probably you just ask. Clearly you guys are already spirit friends. Also, you’re both (more or less) in the south. MATCH = MADE!

  • carrie

    The cat cake toppers! The tuxedo cat on the CD (looks like my tuxedo baby)! The crying! The Joy! Congrats!

    Also, a friend sent me the video for “Somebody’s Getting Married” on my wedding day and it made me giddy. LOVE!

    • MDBethann

      I watched “Muppets Take Manhattan” when I woke up on my wedding day, which got my sister upset because she planned to show “Somebody’s Getting Married” and the wedding scene during our cocktail hour. It all worked out though and was a really sweet surprise by my sis.

      We cut our cake to “I’ve Got Everything I Need” from the most recent Muppet movie and the final song of the night was “Rainbow Connection.” Our photographer even put the online slideshow of our wedding photos to a non-Muppet version of “Rainbow Connection.”

      The Muppets definitely have the perfect music for special occasions!

  • Is there any better proof of fun than dirty feet? I think not.

    • itsy.bitsy


  • Oh my goodness, I just want to snorfle you both and then steal the red dress bride’s high heels!

    • Yes. Snorfling. YES!

  • Claire

    Oh the tears! And the laughter. And also the super hot wedding outfits. That’s a stylish bunch of people right there. Congrats!

  • Carbon Girl

    You both look so amazing! I especially love Alexis’ tuxedo jacket and shoes. Smokin’!

    • Maddie

      Right?! I was trying to come up with a tag to describe that outfit and all I could think was, “The most awesome wedding outfit ever?”

  • Amy

    Really really really love Marie’s shoes!!!

  • Kira

    SO HOT. The whole thing. Yay!

  • Jillian

    The tux!! Amazing!!

  • sarahrose

    So much joy! I love this — beautiful wedding, beautiful people!

  • I love the sh*t out of this. There is so much joy. You guys rock, and I wish you the best of everything. :)

  • Nikki

    Wow, what a rockin good time! The pictures are so genuine. I am going to have to find my fun side before my turn comes. This is so great, I feel good just looking at them :)

  • My favorite photo is Alexis straightening Marie’s stocking seam. What dedication and attention to detail! Very sweet :)

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  • Jenny

    Yay! My wife-to-be and I aren’t the only lesbians in Texas who are getting married despite not being recognized as a legitimate couple! A huge congrats to you two! What a beautiful wedding!

    • meg

      Lands, woman! You’re not the only Texas lesbians on APW. Check out the LQGBTQ weddings section!

      • Jenny

        *gasp!* I dunno how I forgot about Deborah and Michelle’s wedding! I LOVED their blog posts!!!

        Thanks, Meg! :)

  • Lethe

    What a beautiful wedding and what a gorgeous couple!! There is so much love in these pictures. Congratulations!

  • Brefiks

    The seam straightening pic! SO HOT.

  • KW

    Oh what a beautiful wedding! The happiness just smacks you in the face looking through the pictures. I’m particularly digging the fantastic red dress and white tux, especially how you two look in them.

  • Taylor

    WOW. Just love your outfits. Add your friends/family: Such sharp dressers! Such great dancers! Looks like it was a ball

  • Jessica

    Usually I look at wedding photos and think, “Wow, how nice!” I looked at these photos and thought, “How can I go back in time and score an invitation?”
    Also, the tears. I’ve never seen a bride or groom cry IRL but I will totally be sobbing. Amen.

  • Zephyr

    Oh goodness, that looks like it was an awesome party! Congratulations you two…what a beautiful pair you make!

  • Mom!

    Best wedding ever!!! Those are my girlies!!!!

  • Daniel Puchek

    Alexis and Marie – super special – I’m lucky to have such an awesome daughter and daughter-in-law! On top of that, her friends are the absolute sweetest people; filled with love and joy, truly wonderful in every sense of the word. I want to go back in time and do the whole wedding again.

  • Nicole

    This wedding looks like everything a person could hope for: laughter, tears, f**king awesome clothes and a great dance party. Cheers and best wishes to you!

  • Gotta love the soft rock.

    Also, whoever’s in that sparkly floor-length blue dress??? Foxy.

  • Class of 1980

    Sorry to be late to the party, but CONGRATULATIONS!

  • Tomas and Francine

    Alexis and Marie. Congratulations to you both. The wedding looks beautiful. Wish we could have been there. We miss you so very much

  • This looks like the most fun wedding ever!

  • Hannah

    Oh. My. God. You guys are absolutely adorable. I died. That red dress is amazing and I want one for me. Seriously.

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  • This wedding looks to be laughter and tears. Fine Dance Party. The cats on the cake is fabulous. The Red Wedding dress is great and it perfectly suits her. It seems that all had fun and enjoyed endless….

  • the pictures are really great. they show that the party was great and the people had a lot of fun.

  • FEMME OVERLOAD!!!!!!!!! OMG – that red dress!! Those shoes!! The crinoline!! The hairpiece!! <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Oh wait – I didn’t see the STOCKINGS!!! Cuban heeled!! *swoon*