Newlywed bride and groom at Justine's Secret House on their wedding day

Intimate and Gorgeous Wedding at Justine’s Secret House | Virginia + Mark

One of Austin’s not-so-secret best kept secrets is Justine’s Secret House, a stunning and stately venue located downtown. Uniquely Austin, this venue offers a backdrop like no other, and feels authentically at home among its neighbors. Virginia and Mark had a small, intimate, and gorgeous ceremony in mind, which made Justine’s Secret House the perfect place to gather with their nearest and dearest friends and family for a day filled with love and light.

Supporting Each Other–And the Neighborhood

It all started with our couple getting ready in separate parts of the house, the excitement on their faces plain to see. Wearing an absolutely gorgeous gown, Virginia approached Mark from behind for a magical first look moment outside of the venue. Anyone observing this couple could see how happy and excited they were to share these special moments with one another. 


Virginia and Mark try to support local businesses, which was one more reason to book Justine’s Secret House. They loved the funky artwork and french decor as well as its authentic Austin character. This unique venue was everything they could have hoped for–and more!–as they shared an intimate ceremony with friends and family close at hand. They also patronized another local business by bringing in their favorite caterer, Shaking and Baking, who provided a beautiful charcuterie spread for cocktail hour.

An Intimate and Gorgeous Affair

The ceremony was a stunning blur of joy and excitement as they shared an emotional moment saying their vows, their maid of honor and best man close by to support them. Afterward, there was time for pictures around the venue and the nearby downtown area to get more of that Austin flavor injected into their day. And then, it was on to the celebration! 

The festivities were intimate and joyful as loved ones gathered closely together to eat, laugh, and share the excitement. Virginia and Mark felt extra loved as their friends and family made beautiful speeches, and they enjoyed seeing everyone get down on the dance floor, especially their nieces and nephews.

One Special Day Begets The NExt

The couple know that planning a wedding can be a stressful ordeal, but they focused on the reality that it was just one special moment along the way to a lifetime of many more. If you just take it one day at a time, you’ll be there making that magical commitment on your perfect day in no time at all. Every day is a new adventure when you’re with the one you love.

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Talented vendors:

Venue: Justine’s Secret House

Photography: Southern Love Creative by Nikk Nguyen

Catering: Shaking and Baking with Rachel & Jen

Florals: Pollen Floral Art

Planning: Aly Stroobandt at aly@justinessecrethouse.com


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