bride and groom hugging and smiling after their wedding ceremony at laguna gloria in austin texas | photographed by nikk nguyen photo
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Charming and Magical Laguna Gloria Wedding | Nick + Kara

A Charming and Magical Venue

The secret garden feel and charming character is what attracted Nick and Kara to the Laguna Gloria when selecting their venue. The villa, the sculptures, and the water nearby contributed to the magical feel of their big day. The amphitheater in particular was such a unique aspect of the venue and gave the ceremony such a beautiful backdrop.

Everything about this wedding lived up to their vision of charm and fairy tale magic. They kept the wedding decorations simple to truly allow the beauty of the greenery to provide the decoration. “It was spectacular – just like a fairy tale with all of the lights and love from the family and friends around us,” Kara shared. She even shared that she felt a little like Cinderella as she walked to the altar since the entrance required using the stairs.

Nick & Kara’s Favorite Moments

The happy couple shared that the most special part of their big day was the brief moment Nick was able to see Kara at the top of the stairs before any of the guests had turned around. It was truly a special and beautiful moment for me to witness as well. They also enjoyed being able to see their mothers getting down on the dance floor and finally letting go of all the stresses of wedding planning.

Nick & Kara offered up their advice for couples planning their special day. “Try not to stress too much. Something will inevitably not go according to plan on the big day. But, with luck, it will be something relevantly inconsequential. Be sure to try to enjoy every moment of it, it goes by so quickly.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the Laguna Gloria for your own big day, be sure to check out my review of this gorgeous venue.

Talented Wedding Vendors

DJ and Day-Of Coordinator: Toast Entertainment
Photographer: Nikk Nguyen Photo
Officiant: Dr. Andrew Fox
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Hair & Makeup: Grand Slam Glam


Before you jump into the photos, check out what this couple had to say about working with me:

“…He captured every single important and special moment from all different angles and perspectives – if I didn’t know better, I would have thought there must have been two of him! I have received so many compliments on the coloring of the photos, and it’s true, the way he edits the photos make them so romantic and simply so perfect. I’ve been to many weddings where the bride and groom have opted for multiple photographers and/or videographers, and although I’m sure the captured result is lovely, it tends to distract from the magic of the moment (for the guest at least, in my opinion). Nikk was unintrusive and was able to create a beautiful story of photographs from start to finish. He was also so helpful, responsive, and flexible when trying to plan the ceremony start time etc. – which is huge when you’re trying to juggle a thousand different things to plan a wedding. I couldn’t be happier with how the photos turned out, we will cherish them for a lifetime!”


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