Guys! This was the first time photographing the beautiful wedding venue, The Addison Grove. Their space is just limitless and GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to shoot there again this fall. Carissa with Lovely Day Austin was amazing and really brought their vision to life and executed their big day so perfectly. The sweet little brunette flower girl, the grooms niece, reminded me of our daughter, Amelia SO MUCH. I kept pulling out my phone to look at old photos to show Travis to ensure I wasn’t crazy…these two could have been twins! Lauren was such a stunning bride and her dress was so unique and fit her like a glove. The intricate beading was so stunning yet still had such an ease about it. I loved that these two wrote in little books to read before they walked down the isle and I highly recommend to all love birds to send a few words to your boo before you tie the knot. It gets the emotions going, it gives something extra special to capture, and its just plain SWEET, yall. Fact: when we got married almost a decade ago, iPods were pretty new and they had just released one that did video. IT WAS ALL THE RAGE at the time. Travis sent me one the morning of our wedding with the sweetest video on it! Now if only I could find that charger to prove that he was romantic at some point…ha!
Venue: The Addison Grove Coordinator: Carissa with Lovely Day Events Video: Mason Jar Films Florist: Lemon Leaf Floral Cake: Michelles Patisserie Make up: Lola Beauty DJ: Mr. Austin DJ
The day was just so perfect and ran so smoothly, from pre-ceremony to their dreamy bubble exit. Check it out below!
Derry and Jernej tied the knot at Mercury hall on a beautiful Sunday in May! We started off at Denny’s mothers house, right in the heart of downtown Austin. Her mom is an amazing artist whose house was SO amazing, and totally “Austin”. She had a precious “first look” with her dad among the bamboo in the back yard, and before we knew it, we were off to Mercury Hall where TWO THOUSAND hand folded paper cranes adorned the space. From the bridesmaids updo’s to the ceremony space, cranes were everywhere! I love that these two traded in the traditional flowers on the tables and put the little tiny masterpieces in glass vases with twinkle lights. It was perfect for this dynamic duo! Jernej’s family made the trek all the way from Europe and brought the coolest traditions with them…After the toasts, they brought out this huge “just married” sheet with a heart. They had to cut the heart out and walk through to toast to their future, and it was so much fun to see! Shout out to DJ Aaron Ward for keeping the party lit (am I too old for that term?), he killed it! Check out the amazing vendors and their wedding recap below:
Venue: Mercury Hall DJ: Aaron Ward Cake: Pearl Snap
Larissa & Patrick had a huge obstacle that us Texas folk don’t expect in May…rain! They took it in stride and moved their outdoor ceremony to the reception space at Gather Venues in Austin, TX. Prior to the ceremony, Larissa and her squad got ready at in a beautiful hotel room which was perfect for her pre-ceremony photos. We used the beautiful chandelier in their lobby to capture some bridals and I am daydreaming of shooting on those stairs again!
Onto Gather Venues…This space is so unique, it has a mid century modern feel, with co-working space (think of a huge Starbucks minus the coffee) on one side and an event space on the other (check out their link below to see what I’m talking about!) We were confined to the parking lot for a lot of their images, but the fences were riddled with beautiful Ivy and the soft light from the overcast skies were a perfect combo. Honestly, it’s days like this that are unpredictable and unexpected where we get to work with our lights and focus on being more creative. And those hanging branches from the ceiling…I MEAN, COME ON!
Check out their wedding day below:
Venue: Gather Venues DJ: Toast Entertainment
Let me tell you about golf courses, y’all. THEY ARE HARD TO SHOOT. Lack of shade, lack of availability to photograph, “antique” ballrooms (thats polite, ha!) BUT NOT THIS PLACE. If we could shoot at this venue every weekend, I wouldn’t protest. The AMPLE trees on the property, ceremony space, ballroom….every single thing about this venue is perfect and their coordinator, Ann, is so much fun and slays at her job. The bridal suite is huge, the dozens of windows in the reception area allow so much light into the space, and this place offers so many areas to photograph so we can chase the sunset as long as we are willing. Enough about this amazing venue, lets talk about these two perfect humans! Lauren and Brian were so much fun and their bridal party was so easy to work with. They opted to do a first look to get the bridal party photos out of the way leaving only their portraits and family portraits for after the ceremony. If you aren’t obliged to sharing that special moment with your sweetie before you walk down the isle, this is such a time saver and I highly recommend it! I love being able to capture “first looks” they are always so special. They tied the knot in front of 140 guests and then partied the night away. Their guests sent them off with sparklers and the day couldn’t have been more dreamy! Take a peak at their wedding day, below:
Venue: The Hills of Lakeway Florist: The Flower Studio Cake: Simon Lee Bakery Band: The Royal Dukes
Tony & Shana! These two tied the knot at The Hummingbird House in Austin, TX this past May. Can we just take a second to stress how AMAZING her dress is? Not all brides choose a satin stripe but I have never been more excited to see a dress, it was killer. Paired with her ruse colored shoes and an antique doll in her bouquet from her grandmother, she was set to marry Tony. Tony and his groomsmen were so much fun to work with even in times where most guys are over the photo taking, ha! The Hummingbird House is such a great venue and their reception space makes it so easy to decorate and dance. I love the open windows that allow so much light in and the draping and chandeliers add so much elegance to the space. My favorite part of the night (and definitely something we have NEVER seen, which is rare these days) was the literal ball and chain that Shanas family locked on Tony’s ankle at the reception. Apparently its a family tradition and it is one I can get behind! So many laughs were had and totally unexpected for the guests (and groom!) Their bubble exit was magical and romantic….and they lived happily ever after!