This past Sunday, January 15th, we held our 3rd-anniversary party and open house. Despite the rainy weather and chilly temps, Ma Maison was packed with brides and grooms, friends, family, and vendors to check out the spectacular transformation of the wedding venue. Ironically, the design genius behind the gorgeous master plan, Tracy Collins Events, coordinated the event to bring the indoors out and the outdoors in! Guests were greeted by lush greens mixed with gold accents and white lounge furniture to complete the garden party inspiration.
Crave Catering provided delicious food and adult beverages for guests to enjoy. Out on the Trellis, the Salad Bar had three different salads for guests to sample. T's Favorite consisted of spinach, figs, marcona almonds, and crumbled bleu cheese topped with a warm bacon dressing. The Southwest Zest was comprised of tomatoes, cilantro, red onions, black beans, grilled corn, and southwest tortilla chips with a jalapeno ranch dressing. The Perfect Pear was made with poached pears, crumbled Texas chevre, pecans with chardonnay vinaigrette drizzled on top.
The Grits bar had creamy, cheesy grits topped with taso ham, red-eyed gravy, shrimp, and a creamy creole sauce. The dinner buffet had an array of tantalizing dinner entrees that included a stuffed southwest chicken with chipotle cream sauce, stuffed chicken picatta roulade drizzled with lemon butter caper sauce, a smoked beef served with spicy mustard with sides of buttery mashers and caramelized onions. The chili bar had two different types of chilis, one beef tenderloin chili and another white bean vegetarian chili with optional shredded white cheddar cheese, crème fraiche, pickled red and green jalapenos, chopped green onions, and hand cut tortilla chips to put in your choice of chili. The brats bar offered three different types of brats, pork, beef, or chicken that was served with a Shiner Bock mustard with beer cheese and chips.
The three specialty drinks Crave prepared were the Ma Maison Mule, made with whisky, ginger beer, and fresh lime. The Tracy Collin's Fizz was comprised of pear puree, vanilla bean, vodka, and club soda. Prickly pear puree, tequila, and fresh lime created the Crave Margarita. The beers and brews served at the ever were Bud Light, Shiner Bock, and Heineken. The wine tasting stations included Ma Maison's silver white and red wines, McPherson Les Copains, Maisonary Marsanne, Quinto Malbec, Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Grigio.
Unique Events & Design, the draping specialist, provided the draping in the Great Hall for the reception area. Marquee Event Group created custom tables and lounge furniture indoors and on the Trellis along with various other rentals. Flora Fetish took over the Great Hall with perfect lush centerpieces and the suspended greenery. 1st Class Entertainment provided the DJ music while Austin Gigs Entertainment and The Rocket Brothers rocked the house with their live band. Erin Breean Creative provided all hand written oversized signs for the event. Peach Paper & Design designed and created all menus, programs, and invitations. All lighting design was provided by Ilios Lighting. Full Spectrum Ice Design carved a wonderful sculpture to capture the Ma Maison party.
The Trellis was converted to a garden party patio with specialty draping and white+gold seating. Wild Bunches Floral worked their magic on the Trellis to make the space feel like a garden oasis. Abia Tobacconist was on the back of the Trellis rolling out cigars for guests as a special treat. Ma Maison provided a table of rental options to show brides and grooms the additional decor pieces that can be offered them. The Bloody Buddy Bar offered vodka-infused bloody marys for guests to create their own with all the fixins. Simon Lee Bakery designed gorgeous tiered cakes and other sweet treats for guests to satisfy their sweet tooth.
Due to the rain, the outdoor ceremony site that was planned for the Lake View ceremony site was moved to the balcony in the Great Hall. Church pews were brought in and Ma Maison's wooden cross was set up to recreate a traditional wedding ceremony. Wild Bunches Floral decorated the space with their floral expertise. Inhouse Photobooth was also up in the balcony for guests to snap a commemorative photo.
As guests walked into the bridal suite, they were welcomed by Bert McLendon Photography to experience a unique photobooth. Gypset Honey had a table set up for brides to view boho inspired custom jewelry. Sarah Jane Sallis was set up to teach a few hair styling tips while Texas De La Rosa provided some helpful makeup tips. The Bridal Gypsies showcased their gorgeous vintage inspired bridal gowns.
Just outside the front doors, Revive Vintage Rentals provided breathtaking cathedral windows to give the feel of a traditional church. 4 Leaf Limo parked two antique send off cars for a showstopping getaway.
Thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made the party such a success!
1st Class Entertainment-Record Spinner+DJ
4 Leaf Limo-Antique Send off Cars
Abia Tobacconist-Cigar Roller
ATX Videos-Drone Operator+Event Videographer
Bert McLendon Photography- Unique Photo Experience
The Bloody Buddy- Vodka Infused Bloody Mary Bar
Crave Catering- All the food+booze
David Marsden Guitar- Solo Jam Artist+Guitarist
Flora Fetish- Head Table, Bar+Suspended Greenery
Full Spectrum Ice Design- Sculpture of Ice
Gypset Honey- Bridal+Bridesmaid'sBoho Inspired Custom Jewelry
Hyde Park Photography-Photographer
Ilios Lighting-Lighting Design
Inhouse Photobooth- Photobooth
Jerry Hayes Photography- Pre-Event Photography
Ma Maison- Wedding Venue
Marquee Event Group- All of the Fancy Table+Rental Decor
Peach Paper & Design- Invitation, Program, and Menu Designer
Revive Vintage- Cathedral Windows
Sarah Jane Sallis- Hair Stylist
Simon Lee Bakery- Sweets Bar
Texas De La Rosa- Make Up Artist
The Bridal Gypsies- Bridal Gown Beauties
The Liney Moon-Local Dripping Springs Lodging
Tracy Collins Events- Designer+Coordinator
Unique Events & Design-Draping Specialist
VeraCity Aviation-Helicopter Send Off
Wild Bunches Floral- Floral Artistry in the Balcony and Trellis