Making a Scene at the Domain: Aubrey & Matt’s Wedding

Aubrey and Matt

Date: May 2017
Photographer: Tank Goodness Photo
Author: Daniel Ramirez

In Austin, with the allure of Hill Country vistas and rustic settings, it’s rare that one finds a truly urban, celebrating Austin as a big city, rather than as a small town with a live music problem. Aubrey and Matt shared their love for the finer things, the active urban Austin life and one another with all who gathered in The Domain, showing off a side of Austin seldom seen in weddings.

After getting ready amid big Texas blue skies from their suites in the Domain, Matt and Aubrey headed to St. Albert’s Catholic Church, which was breathtaking beyond description. The seating and modern touches to a traditional venue made the most dramatic and vibrant memories even more so, as captured by Tank Goodness Photo, who managed impossible angles to commemorate every meaningful moment.

A Day to Remember Badgleys in Bed

Playing with the light

Perfectly silhouetted against the Domain and the big Texas sky, Mrs. Santangelo is on the horizon.

Ring Bearing is Happy Work St. Albert's Catholic Church Bridal Bouquet

After surprising the bride with the most thoughtful “Something Blue,” a pin donned by each of the groomsmen in honor of Aubrey’s beloved late sister, Dara, the party was decked out in light pinks, deepest blues and charcoals and ready for the ceremony and the celebration to follow. At every turn, there were moments that echoed through the story Aubrey and Matt were just beginning – from the sharing of pre-wedding letters to the pauses with parents as the event drew closer. Floral accents provided by Flora Fetish completed the lavish setting, and were brilliantly echoes in the bridal bouquet and throughout the church hall. The Catholic wedding ceremony has so many rich moments of spirituality and traditional rites that they lent themselves both to deep meaning and moving photos, but all paled next to the obvious love shared between the beloved couple for each other, as well as the families and loved ones for Aubrey and Matt.

Something Blue

The “Something Blue” is a meaningful pin adorned on the lapel of the groom.

An Intimate Note An Intimidating Nickname Mother of the Bride A Perspective from the Gathered Groom Gang Fantastic Florals Bridal Party Smiles

Couple In Isolation

Once done with the ceremony, it was on to the celebration. The Domain provided no end of picturesque settings of significant variety. From the dark woods of an entryway to the eye-grabbing architecture of a hallway, and even inclusive of the various signage and well-thought out urban walkways, there was a host of different spaces and places to showcase the bride, the groom, and their wedding party. Rock Rose Hall then overwhelmed the attendees with a stunning setting, overseen by Tracy Collins Events. Gold gilded the chairs and accented the place settings, adding a regal touch to the festivities, while 1st Class Entertainment got the party going, making room on the floor for all generations and all manners of dance.

Dark Tones, High Lights Set In Gold Ivy Wall Wedding Party

The Urban Setting

An urban setting like The Domain affords all manner of scenery changes.

Dance Party Vibes Across the Generations

Roll the Dice

Matt & Aubrey love the dice game so much, they gambles that their invited guests would do the same.

Cut the Cake Bridal Party Table

The love flowed as freely as the Moscow Mules, a favorite of the couple, and as the night wore on to the anticipated cake-cutting, a great time was had by all. Every need was attended and every smile was shared, especially as Matt commandeered the role of DJ to keep everyone moving. Collecting their favors – a favorite dice game of Aubrey & Matt’s – and dining on the Baked by Amy’s cake that was, itself, a study in elegance, the night finally came to a fitting close, as the newlyweds bolted through the shower of sparklers and into the getaway

Low Light, High Focus Mules for all Dramatic Backdrop Peace Out

DJ Groom

We love when the wedding party finds their home among two turntables and a microphone. The crowd does, too.

Breathtaking Aisle Shot


Photos: Tank Goodness Photo • Coordinator: Tracy Collins Events • Venue: Rock Rose Hall
Flowers: Flora Fetish • Cake: Baked by Amy’s • Hair/Makeup: Belle Mariee