Amanda and Aaron met while they were law students at the University of Texas at Austin when they individually accepted an invite from a mutual friend to come celebrate finals at a local bar. After the future Mr. and Mrs. Haberman spent the whole night talking to one another, Amanda aid it didn’t take long for her to know that she had found the man she wanted to marry — “We were inseparable almost immediately”. The alumni were married at the beautiful Blanton museum, deep in the heart of UT campus, in a romantically modern wedding carefully planned by the couple. The two celebrated their love with all of their closest family and friends before sharing one last dance alone together and departing for the first time as husband and wife.
How and when did you two meet? When did you know he/she was “the one”?
We met in our second year of law school at UT. We both went to meet a mutual friend at a bar to celebrate the last day of finals of the fall semester and ended up talking all evening. I knew Aaron was “the one” almost immediately – we were inseparable right away and just had so much fun together.
Do you have a super romantic proposal story or engagement memory?
Aaron did such a great job with the proposal. Aaron’s grandmother Mickey and his grandfather Irwin (who has passed away) had such a wonderful marriage and radiated with love for each other. Aaron tracked down the very first house they lived in after they were married in Queens, NY and drove me out there under the pretense that we were running an errand for his dad. When we pulled up to the house Aaron told me that we weren’t really there for the errand (I was very confused at this point) and told me that this was in fact his grandparents’ first house. He told me how much it meant to him to ask me to marry him in the place where they built such a wonderful and loving life together. We then had a surprise family dinner that night at our favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.
Tell us about your wedding style. When you sat down to really figure out how your dream wedding would look, did you start with one central color, a palette of colors, or a theme that served as your inspiration?
I knew that I wanted a modern wedding that still had a romantic feel to it. Since the blue tiled wall at the Blanton Museum is so stunning, I thought a neutral palette with some darker accents would work well together with the wall. I really love dark flowers, and thought the burgundy and oxblood colors would contrast well against the ghost chairs and lighter colored flooring. I used a darker gold for the flatware and other decor to tie everything together.
What did you enjoy most about the process of planning your wedding?
It was fun to have a blank canvas and choose things for our wedding that we felt really reflected what we are like as a couple. We wanted to have a really fun wedding that didn’t feel too stuffy even though it was in an art museum, so we chose music we thought would get everyone on the dance floor and chose comfort food like sliders and mac & cheese.
Looking back, was there a really special moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most magical?
We had a private last dance after all of the guests left. It was so special to dance together, just the two of us, after such a fun night with everyone.
Did you have a special song that you danced to as your first dance? How did you choose it?
We danced to “Canadian Girl” by The Walkmen. About a month after we met, Aaron played it for me and told me that if he ever got married, that was the song he wanted to dance to. I always remembered he said that, so when it came time to pick one, it was an easy choice.
Do you have any tips for couples planning their wedding?
I would suggest spending time researching the vendors and getting recommendations from other people as well. Choosing vendors who have similar style to you and who have worked together before is very helpful in making the planning process go smoothly. I would also suggest thinking about whether certain customary things are really worth it to you — we didn’t have programs or wedding favors and I don’t think anybody missed them and we saved a lot of money by scrapping them.
Are you happy with your photos?
We LOVE our photos! We have gotten so many compliments on them and Svetlana’s beautiful style. She did such a wonderful job capturing the joy and spirit of our wedding!
What are your day jobs/hobbies?
We are both attorneys working in Dallas. We are both avid readers, and I love to run and Aaron loves to play basketball.
Ceremony: The Blanton Museum of Art (Rabbi Samuel Rose of Congregation Beth Israel officiating)
Event planner: Kelly Bottoms of Pearl Events
Reception: The Blanton Museum of Art
Ring: Haberman Jewelers
Dress: Nicole Spose (designer) from Designer Loft (store)
Shoes: Sole Society
Tux: Suit Supply
Florist: Bouquets of Austin
DJ: Sean Alan of Live Oak DJ
Caterer: Pink Avocado
Cake: Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
Photographer: Svetlana Photography
Second Photographer: Maryna Marston
Hair: Blo Blow Dry Bar
Makeup: Lindsay Berg
Lighting & Photo Booth: Live Oak Photobooth
Rentals: Premiere Events (tables/chairs/plates/flatware)