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Elegant Golden Hour Bridals and Wedding Design

Collaborations are one of our favorite things, which is why we love styled shoots with Bliss Bridal Magazine. This elegant golden hour wedding styled shoot had so many wonderful element.

Georgio’s Bridal provided the extravagant Gown, while Beyoutiful Salon did hair and makeup.  Karla with Karla McNeill Events helped bring this elegant dream style wedding to life.  Confetti Rentals provided all of the various elements to bring it all together.  Studio W Designs supplied the stationary. Creative Innovations Wedding and Floral assembled all of the beautiful white rose bouquet as well as the white rose center piece and water fall details.

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We love crazy ideas so we decided to create a flower pedal rain bridal photo. We love the way it and the entire styled shoot turned out. Do you?

Elegant Golden Hour Wedding

Confetti Rental’s decorations were simple and elegant and matched the gold theme perfectly. Everything flows so beautifully, and yet it’s very simple. Simply Elegant.

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Classic Events was in charge of crafting the yummy and unique cocktails.

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Cathedral Oaks Bridal Portraits

Cathedral Oaks got its name for a reason. The property has a canopy of beautiful old oak trees. Their trunks are like the pillars of a cathedral. It makes the perfect location for a bridal session.

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An Award Winning Wedding Cake

Lillys Cake Bakery made this naked wedding cake that is as stunning as the Bride. The gold metallic foil give the perfect “WOW” Factor!  And we love this Gilded Grooms Cake, with the white ruffled icing.

The repeated guilt and naked wedding cakes tied every thing together. The wedding cake balls and individual wedding tiramisu cups are a great easy serving option. Lilly’s Cake Bakery was recently featured on The Food Network competing on the show Cake Wars. We can see (and smell and taste – you are missing out) why she won.

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Nancy and Pepe – Tenroc Ranch Wedding Trailer

Nancy and Jose’s day started at the beautiful St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado, TX with a traditional catholic wedding mass.  Things proceeded quickly to an all-out celebration in their Tenroc Ranch wedding video.  We tried something a little special as a finale to their trailer. They cuddled under a milky way time lapse (it really happened).

The Wedding Day Team

Posh Events and Jenny’s Florals were responsible for making the event custom tailored for Nancy and Jose’s style, and the event hall looked beautiful. The couples families catered the event themselves. A live band added the sound track.

Check out their Tenroc Ranch Wedding Photos too to see more.

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Jacob and Katie Sunset Wedding at Antebellum Oaks

Jacob and Katie’s Antebellum Oaks wedding was special in a hilarious way. The lead photo tells says it all… It isn’t surprising given the fun we had during their engagement session. Jacob loves being silly and Katie has the patience of a kindhearted saint. That combination produces laughs and ear to ear grins in everyone around them.

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An Antebellum Oaks Wedding

Jacob and Katie’s wedding was under the huge oak trees at Antebellum Oaks. We got there early and hung out with the couple as they decorated and got ready. The table and reception decorations are all DIY and came out beautiful. Rudy’s BBQ catered dinner and they even had a live band: Groove Knight. Check out Antebellum Oaks’s site too.

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Jessica and Mark – Ranch Austin Wedding

Jessica and Mark’s Ranch Austin wedding was a magical day: a beautiful couple, perfect weather, a crazy party and finally, an after party on 6th street in Austin.

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A Ranch Austin Wedding

Jessica and Mark picked the perfect venue for their Driftwood wedding. An Irish lass married an Irish boy and they had a good old Texas style party. Jessica and Mark wanted to show all their out of town friends and guests a little Austin fun. After the reception finished, the party moved to 6th street for an after party.

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Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

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Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

Ranch Austin Wedding - 6th street - Irish wedding

The Wedding Team

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Hallie and Jonathan – Green Family Camp Wedding

A Waco DIY Wedding

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Hallie and Jonathan’s Waco DIY wedding could not have been more beautiful. Their friends and family traveled from across the country to the Greene Family Camp, which has been in Jonathan’s family for over 20 years. It was a day of celebration as well as a trip down memory lane; many of the guests had fun stories of visiting the camp as kids. Their 3-day celebration kicked off with a BBQ and campfire where we found some great moments to capture their carefree personalities.

Friday started with a wild flower engagement session near the lake, a BBQ and smores at a campfire. The rain didn’t stop the first look in the iconic Texas bluebonnets and a ceremony in the woods. The reception turned into an energetic celebration.

Wild Flower Engagement Photos

Jonathan and Hallie live out of town so we didn’t get a chance to do actual engagements. With everyone staying at camp before the wedding we were able to go out to the camp lake. It is wildflower season in Texas which is never a bad thing. As the evening continued, Jonathan and Hallie stepped out of with us for some sunset photos before their BBQ and Smores party. We finished the night with a star trail engagement photos.

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The Wedding – Getting Ready

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The Bluebonnet First Look

When you have a field of bluebonnets available for a first look, you use a field of bluebonnets! The flowers made a nice setting for some great first look moments.

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

The camp had a couple of temple spaces including this one in the forest. It made a perfect setting for Jonathan and Hallie’s outdoor wedding ceremony.

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Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

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Forest Wedding Ceremony - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

The Reception

With just about everyone staying on site, the couple and guests were free to really cut loose. We hung out through about 1 AM and the party was still going strong.

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Cake Cutting - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

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The Hora - Jewish Chair Dance - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

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Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

Partying at the Reception - Waco DIY Wedding - Temple Camp Wedding - Hallie and Jonathan - Green Family Camp - Outdoor Wedding

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Shay’s Giraffe Bridal Portraits in Uvalde

We love a crazy idea. When Shay asked if we would go to Uvalde to make some epic bridal portraits, we said yes. I’m not a big fan of the word “epic”, but I think it is appropriate in this case. We started off searching the ranch for the giraffes with my truck. We didn’t have to look for long. One of the giraffe’s and her calf were hanging out near the front of the property among the mesquite trees.

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Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

If you ever need to make friends with a giraffe, just bring a bag of carrots, or maybe a bridal bouquet. She seemed equally interested in eating either.

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Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Storm Cloud Bridal Portraits

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Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Austin Giraffe Bridal Portrait - Austin Wedding Photographer - Epic Bridal Portraits

Check out Shay and Jason’s Inks Lake engagement photos.

Jessica & Mark: Ranch Austin Wedding Teaser Video

Jessica’s and Mark’s Ranch Austin wedding video teaser is up! Ranch Austin is a great outdoor wedding venue, and it made the perfect setting for Jessica’s and Mark’s Driftwood wedding. An Irish lass married an Irish boy and they have a good old Texas style party. There was even a Imperial March “bow down to the bride” dance during the reception. We finished the night off with Jessica and Mark and their friends on 6th street for a little after party.

The Wedding Team

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Daniel and Stephanie: Memory Lane Event Center Wedding in Dripping Springs

A Memory Lane Wedding in Dripping Springs, Texas

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Stephanie and Daniel got married on a uncharacteristically warm (like high 80s) November day at the lovely Memory Lane Event Center in Dripping Springs, Texas. After a blue sky first look and ceremony the reception kicked off with a treat. They had a live band: Plush Party Band with some sing along (turns out Daniel can sing) and crowd surfing. Of course, if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes. By their sparkler exit, the temp had dropped into the 40s which made for a cozy exit.

You may remember Daniel and Stephanie from their Kyle Texas Engagement.

Getting Ready – Memory Lane Wedding

The First Look

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The Wedding Ceremony

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The Reception

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Taylor and Alex: Joshua Tree Adventure Engagement

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When couples say yes to our crazy ideas, spectacular things happen. We met Taylor and Alex at the Georgetown Bridal Show even though they live in the Bay Area (as in California). Conversations ensued. We road tripped out to meet them at Joshua Tree for a destination adventure engagement.

Joshua Tree National Park is a dream location. It is the sort of place where a photographer can point their camera in any direction and get spectacular photos. We started in the Cholla Garden, hung out at Skull Rock for sunset and then watch moon rise in Hidden Valley.  Needless to say, we had a ton of fun on this one.

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Jacob & Katie: Westridge Stables Spicewood Springs Engagement

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We met Jacob and Katie through Jacob’s company Lone Star Wake Rentals. Jacob takes people out on the Austin area lakes to have a good time. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a better job fit. About half way through their engagement session I looked at Katie and said “I assume Jacob was always the class clown?” The answer was a resounding “yes!”

Needless to say, Katie and Jacob’s engagement session at Westridge Stables was a lot of fun. The property is huge and we spent the afternoon roaming around it looking for photos. We even made some creative use of our Polaris transport under the milky way..

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Nancy and Jose: Wedding at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, TX

Nancy and Jose at Tenroc in Salado

Nancy and Jose were married at the beautiful St. Stephen Catholic Church in Salado, TX.  The ceremony was traditional and elegant.  The couple was poised and full of smiles, beaming at one another as the officiant addressed them, as well as their family and friends.

From the moment they stepped through the threshold, it changed from the traditional and spiritual Catholic ceremony to an all-out celebration.  The freshly wed couple and their guests made their way to gorgeous Tenroc Ranch to begin the festivities.  There were beautiful, emotional dances but things really got interesting during the bouquet toss and the blindfolded garter toss.  The couple was lifted off their feet, carried around by their wedding party and after a few minutes of the festive (and potentially dangerous!) ring around the couple, the game ended with lots of laughter (and no injuries, thankfully!) and dancing, oh and we can’t forget the delicious, self-catered food.

Posh Events and Jenny’s Florals were responsible for making the event custom tailored for Nancy and Jose’s style, and the event hall looked beautiful.

Nancy and Jose were the epitome of happiness on this night, and we wish them that throughout their lives together.

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Lindsey and Chase: A Canoeing Adventure Engagement

Start with a bucket of west Texas hill country sunshine, a canoe, a couple of kayaks and finally splash on some some water. Lindsey and Chase wanted to revisit one of their early adventures as a couple so we packed up our camera gear and headed out to the Llano river near Chase’s family ranch.

We set out on a “3 hour tour” down a beautiful and largely wild section of the river and didn’t see anyone else after the first thirty minutes.  We had fun taking photos along the way and stopped at a couple of special locations like the red cliffs for portraits. Three hours turned to 6 and we got to finish the paddle under the milky way.

Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

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Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

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Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

Chase and Lindsey Kayaking Engagement on Llano River

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Abby & James: Wedding at Boulder Springs, New Braunfels

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Abby & James were married at Boulder Springs outside New Braunfels, Texas. The heat of the day didn’t slow down the dancing, the fun or the merriment. A detail filled reception hall was put together with a rustic antler motif, there was even a salsa bar! There were just a ton of little touches that reflected the couples decisions and commitment to each other. And then the father-daughter and mother-son dances happened and the flood gates of tears opened up. Just a touching evening all around.

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Jason and Shay: Inks Lake Adventure Engagement in Burnet

The Texas hill country is full of beautiful locations to explore and we love it when couples say yes to exploring them during their engagement session. Jason and Shey met us for an Inks Lake Adventure Engagement. Check out (and I don’t normally get to say this) Shay’s adventure giraffe bridal shoot.

Reflective Inks Lake Adventure Engagement

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Inks lake is a beautiful natural location for engagement photos. The rugged landscape fit Shay and Jason’s adventurous spirit perfectly. Thanks to some recent rain, there were even reflective puddles on the granite.

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Inks Lake Adventure Engagement - Creative Engagement Photos - Hill Country Engagement Portrait - Austin Adventure Engagement

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Starry Engagement Photos

The stars were big and bright over Shay and Jason. They said yes to hanging out and waiting for full dark. Then the fun began.

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Jonathan and Lindsay: A DIY Vintage Prospect House Wedding in Dripping Springs

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I’ve known Jonathan for a long while through the swing dance scene and later met Lindsay the same way. I’ve often found them efficiently making things “just work” as a part of Austin’s booming dance scene. They are a couple that make a great team and are also really cute together.

Given how their engagement session went, I wasn’t surprised when their wedding was heaps of fun too. Lindsay and Jonathan applied their dance scene skills to their wedding and made it work flawlessly. They DIY’ed all their decorations to turn Prospect House into a setting that perfectly reflected their playful sense of style. Lindsay made hundreds of gorgeous paper flowers, cute place settings for each guest,  and a lot of nice small touches to help the guests enjoy the wedding.

Congratulations Jonathan and Lindsay!  Thanks for having us as your photographers.

Decorations & Wedding Party Accessories: Lindsay Jow
Dinner: East Side Kings
Cake & Cupcakes: Sugar Mamas Bakeshop, Austin Tx
Venue: Prospect House, Dripping, Sprints Tx
Band: Jonathan Doyle Swingtet
Photo Booth: Bootheasy
Lindsay’s Dress: Fancy Bridal NY
Lindsay’s Shoes: Remix Vintage

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Kristina and Britt: Wedding at Vintage Villas in Lakeway

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You might remember Kristina & Britt from their engagement session session where Josh got soaked stepping too deep in a lake. And with Austin’s weather this spring threatening rain everyday we lucked out for the wedding ceremony with a calm day and a wonderful sunset (our favorite). Everyone in attendance enjoyed the wonderful views of Lake Travis at Vintage Villas and we all managed to stay dry for the wedding. The weather gods appeased, we were treated to a night of heart rending toasts, ecstatic dancing and a blending of families and cultures. The last part is the aspect of weddings that we feel are the most compelling. Families coming together to witness and share in the love of an union such as Britt & Kristina.

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