What is Travel Management

August 05, 2019

Planning out the many logistics of a wedding is a rigorous process, especially if you have many guests traveling

Top 10 Anniversary Trip Destinations

July 29, 2019

A romantic getaway is the perfect way to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Whether it’s an Alaskan cruise, a South

Destination Bachelorette Parties 101

July 19, 2019

The bachelorette party is one of the most fun parts of the lead-up to the wedding. You get to

Featured on KVUE News

March 21, 2018

Did you see Uptown Events & Travel owner, Jessica Upton on KVUE News! See Anavid Reyes take on Jessica’s

Austin Wedding Venue Open House 2018

December 14, 2017

Austin Wedding Venues We are back again this year with the HOTTEST LIST in town announcing all of the upcoming

Three Cost Saving Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding

October 26, 2017

It’s no surprise that planning your dream wedding can be a massive financial undertaking. That’s why we decided to sit

How to Make Your Wedding Charitable

October 19, 2017

Having a wedding is your chance to spend a day celebrating yourself, your fiancée, and your love for each

Our Five Favorite Honeymoon Destinations

October 12, 2017

There are so many beautiful and romantic spots in the world, it can be hard to narrow down your

What to Know Before Hiring a Wedding Planner

October 05, 2017

Max Krubsack Photography Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Austin Party Ride, a local luxury limousine company. They compiled a list of

How to Maximize Your Travel Credit Card Rewards

September 28, 2017

A recent U.S. News survey indicates travel credit card holders often earn hundreds in rewards each year. However, many

What You Need to Know About Hiring a Wedding Videographer

September 21, 2017

We had the opportunity to speak with Andrew and Joyce of Agave Creative, an Austin-based wedding videography and photography

Top Places to Travel in October

September 14, 2017

Right in the middle of the autumn season, temperatures are cooling down, hectic summer tourism is a distant memory,

Why You Should Do a First Look at Your Wedding

September 07, 2017

We had the pleasure of talking to Angie of Angela Lally Photography about why she thinks you and your groom

Using an Uptown Travel Agent for Your Honeymoon

August 31, 2017

Planning your honeymoon is an exciting task, but as soon as you get down to the nitty-gritty details, you

Questions to Ask Before You Book Your Wedding Venue

August 24, 2017

Surely you want everything to be perfect and go smoothly on your wedding day. Making sure you have the

Our Favorite Family Friendly Resorts

August 17, 2017

Despite what some may believe, having kiddos along for the ride doesn’t signify the end of your travel plans.

Creative Ways to “Propose” to Your Bridesmaids

August 10, 2017

Now that you’ve got a ring on your finger, it’s time to ask your best ladies to stand by

Most Romantic Destinations in Italy

August 03, 2017

Hey lovebirds! My name is Hallie, and I’m the Marketing Intern and Blogger over here at Uptown! I just

Unique Catering Ideas for Your Austin Wedding

July 27, 2017

Your guests are no doubt looking forward to the food that will be served at your reception. Stray away

Wedding Etiquette Dos and Don’ts

July 21, 2017

Nowadays, true wedding etiquette can be very challenging to navigate. When it comes to your engagement and wedding, it’s

Top Places to Travel in August

July 13, 2017

August can be a tricky month to plan travel if you want to avoid large crowds, pricey rates, and

Creative Wedding Guest Gifts

July 06, 2017

There’s so many various aspects of a wedding that you want to make uniquely your own. One part of

Pre-Wedding Skincare

June 29, 2017

Skincare is one of the most vital yet daunting tasks of the pre-wedding beauty regimen. In order for you

Underrated Beaches for Your Destination Wedding

June 22, 2017

Destination weddings are a fun way to add a little magic to your vows. There are so many popular

Top Places to Travel in July

June 15, 2017

July is a bustling time for travel, and it can be so hard to choose your ideal destination to

Wedding Cake Alternatives

June 08, 2017

Weddings are full of age-old traditions that we all love and cherish! But sometimes it’s fun to break out

Top Tips to Handle Cold Feet

June 01, 2017

Kayla Rigler is a writer for OurStart, a wonderful site that helps couples just starting their lives together. There you’ll find

How to Combat Wedding Planning Stress

May 25, 2017

Wedding planning is inherently associated with high levels of stress. The pressure can get so bad many couple begin

Wedding Advice from Newlyweds

May 18, 2017

Whenever you’re embarking on a new journey, it’s always helpful to get some advice from people who have been

Top Places to Travel in June

May 11, 2017

Summer is here and it’s time to plan that summer vacation you’ve been waiting for all year! We’re here to

Spanish Wedding at Garden Grove

May 04, 2017

When Jessica of Jessica Frey Photography asked us to help coordinate and design a photography styled shoot workshop, we were thrilled!

Current Wedding Dress Trends

April 27, 2017

Trends come and go throughout the fashion world, and the bridal world is no exception! There are some classic wedding

10 Tips on Feeling Your Best for the Big Day

April 20, 2017

We recently asked Delaney Wray of Happy Meets Healthy to share her top tips for brides-to-be to feel their very

Top Places to Travel in May

April 14, 2017

May is the perfect time to catch warm weather and sunny skies across the globe, before the summer tourism

How Long Should Your Engagement Last

April 06, 2017

Congratulations on your new engagement! So many thoughts are racing through your mind as you begin to think about

Austin Pre-Wedding Party Idea

April 04, 2017

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a tour of Mecca Gym and Spa, located on North Lamar. I was

How to Announce Your Spring Engagement in Austin

March 30, 2017

Spring has sprung and love is in the air! If you’ve just gotten engaged: Congratulations! There are so many

What’s a Wedding Website & Should You Have One?

March 27, 2017

Wedding websites are a relatively recent phenomenon. Some brides-to-be may have never heard of them before, while others may

Top Places to Travel in April

March 23, 2017

April is such a beautiful time for traveling. The weather is gorgeous almost everywhere, there’s a temporary reprieve between

Just Got Engaged? Here’s What to Do Now

March 20, 2017

He popped the question; you said yes… Woohoo, you’re engaged! Now what?! Pop some bubbly First of all, celebrate!

What to Do with Your Flowers After Your Wedding

March 16, 2017

Deciding what to do with your flowers after your wedding doesn’t seem like a major decision in your wedding

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids

March 13, 2017

Choosing your bridesmaids can either be the easiest or most stressful part of your wedding planning process. If you

How to do Austin like a Local for your Destination Wedding Guests

March 09, 2017

Austin is so much more than the live music capital of the world: It’s a foodie paradise, a natural

Best Wedding Flowers for Each Month

March 06, 2017

Flowers are such an important part of any wedding! Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your bridal bouquet or

Unique Austin Bachelorette Party

March 02, 2017

The Barre-chelorette Party There are countless things on a soon-to-be bride’s mind. One is surely “what should I plan

Top Five Must-Do’s in Havana, Cuba

February 27, 2017

We had the pleasure of coordinating a trip for the lovely Kathryn Fish to Havana, Cuba last December. We

Top Places to Travel in March

February 23, 2017

March is one of our favorite months for travel! The weather is pleasant as Spring begins to make its

Wedding Planning Mistakes to Avoid

February 16, 2017

Getting engaged is such an exciting time of happiness and excitement! Then the reality of wedding planning begins to

Wedding Stationery Tips & Facts

February 09, 2017

Interested in learning more about wedding stationery? Wondering how and when to create your wedding invitations? Megan James of Peach

Jessica’s Journeys: Part 3

February 06, 2017

It’s been quite some time since I last shared with you in “Jessica’s Journeys”, so I thought before I

When is the Best Time to Hire a Wedding Planner?

February 02, 2017

Simply put, Right Away! We find that many brides wait until much later in the planning process to book

Bridal Makeup Tips from a Professional Makeup Artist

January 26, 2017

Makael Pritchard, owner of Makael Pritchard Makeup Artistry recently provided us with some incredible tips for brides on hair and

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Photographer!

January 19, 2017

Do you need help deciding on the perfect wedding photographer? With all the wonderful photographers out there, we can

Top 5 Tips to Get the Best Engagement Photos

January 12, 2017

   We sat down with Christina of Rebel with a Camera to find out the inside scoop on getting the

Make the Best of the Weather on Your Wedding Day

January 05, 2017

Rain on Your Wedding Day? Eric and Alisa said I Do in September at Prospect House in Dripping Springs. Boy

Chicago Couple Takes on Austin Destination Wedding

December 22, 2016

On Friday October 28th, 2016, Chicago couple, Thomas and Jennifer, tied the knot at their beautiful Austin destination wedding.

Best Ways to Announce You’re Engaged Over the Holidays

December 15, 2016

Congratulations on your engagement and happy holidays! This time of year we are thrilled to see our social media feeds

Austin Wedding Venue Open Houses 2017

December 08, 2016

Austin Wedding Venues The holiday season is in full force and we are loving the festivities of Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years

Insider’s Guide to Honeymooning in Italy

December 01, 2016

Flights to Italy When headed to Italy, I highly recommend Emirates Airlines! Their staff is super accommodating and their

Uptown Thanksgiving 2016: Thank you!

November 24, 2016

2016 has been a truly incredible year thus far and we are getting quite sentimental looking back on all

Stephanie + Curtis: Subtly Elegant Hill Country Wedding

November 23, 2016

Stephanie and Curtis were hands down the most loving couple we have ever worked with. Their love for each

Advice from an Uptown Bride

November 10, 2016

Earlier this year, a bubbly, kind hearted Longhorn fan met us for coffee and told us about her upcoming

The Ultimate Austin Fall Wedding

November 08, 2016

                 Fall has arrived and wedding season in Austin is here! Autumn is a joyous time because it means cooler temperatures

Austin Bachelorette Party Planning: Fling Before the Ring

November 04, 2016

After meeting Nikki Clause, founder of Fling Before the Ring- an Austin based bachelorette party planning company, Uptown knew

Number One To Do When You Get Engaged

October 20, 2016

Number One To Do When You Get Engaged So he finally popped the question? Congratulations! You shared the big

Destination: Lake Tahoe

September 09, 2016

Last month I took a vacation of a lifetime to Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Upon our arrival in Reno, we

Jessica’s Journeys: Part 2

September 02, 2016

It’s been a little while since I first launched Jessica’s Journeys. This was a huge step for me and

Guest Blogger Creatrix Photography: Jamaica Destination Wedding

August 26, 2016

Jamaica Destination Wedding I recently visited Jamaica for the first time, hired by a Texas couple that realized hiring

Guest Blogger Creatrix Photography: Hawaii Destination Wedding

August 17, 2016

We invited Owner & Lead Photographer of Creatrix Photography- Jenna Avery to tell us about her knowledge of living

Top 5 Reasons To Vacation In Riviera Nayarit

July 17, 2016

My most recent trip to Riviera Nayarit has really left me rejuvenated and excited to share with you. This

Tropical Styled Shoot

July 06, 2016

The Austin wedding planning world is filled with creativity, inspiration and those daring enough to try out new ideas.

Jessica’s Journey’s- Freedom Lies in Being Bold

June 13, 2016

Over the past year and a half, I have kept coming back to the same thought- in order for

4 Things To Do Now That You’ve Booked Your Wedding Coordinator

June 01, 2016

4 Things to Do Now that You’ve Booked Your Wedding Coordinator (hint– this will make the month of your

Travel Tip Tuesdays- Africa Style

May 18, 2016

Jessica got the chance to tour many properties during her three week stay in the beautiful continent on Africa.

South Africa- Best Honeymoon Destination

May 09, 2016

I just spent three weeks touring the beautiful country of South Africa. This blog is an attempt to take

The Value of a Good Vendor

March 31, 2016

Have you ever witnessed Aunt Suzy the wedding coordinator, Uncle Tom the DJ or the bride’s friend’s, cousin’s sister

How Much Alcohol Should I Buy?

March 21, 2016

  One of the most common questions we are asked is “How much alcohol should I buy?” It’s very

Uptown Events & Travel Re-Launch!

March 01, 2016

     A Look Inside the Uptown Events & Travel Re-Launch! A little back story…. Uptown Events started in

Contributing Website Photographers

January 23, 2016

Loft Photography – The Sweet Tea Photography- Eric & Jenn Photography- Debra Gulbas Photography- Max

Destination Weddings: 7 Must-Know Tips to Plan Yours like a Pro

November 01, 2015

Taking the most important event of your life and planning it in another country can be a little intimidating,

Meet the Team: Morgan, Associate Coordinator

October 06, 2015

Our team at Uptown Events is growing, and we want to introduce you to our newest coordinator, Morgan. We

Meet the Team: Carley, Associate Coordinator

September 01, 2015

We love our wedding coordinators and want you to get to know them too! Carley has been contributing her

Behind the Scenes of Bridal Luncheons

May 18, 2015

Though it may seem like a no brainer to some, the bridal luncheon is a foreign concept to others.

5 Fun and Fabulous Bachelorette Party Ideas in Austin

March 23, 2015

Calling all Austin maids-of-honor: with wedding season approaching, bachelorette party season also approaches! Like most of us, you might

Winter Woodland Baby Shower

February 18, 2015

With a new year comes new additions, welcome to the Uptown Events blog! We are excited to start sharing