How often do you hear about a swing dance wedding? I met Emily through the Lindy Hop scene dancing and photographing Lindy Hop events around the country. She teaches swing dancing (among other dance forms) all over the world. Peter too is a dancer. When they reached out to me to photograph their Mercury Hall wedding I was very excited, being a dancer myself. Their swing dance wedding brought back memories of my own. It was a beautiful wedding, memories were shared, new memories made, and everyone danced the night away.
Emily was glowing the entire day, bursting through the seams with excitement. It was contagious!
Mercury Hall is a beautiful venue, and it’s a short drive from downtown Austin. The grounds are small, but include a canopy of green live oak trees year around.
Celebratory toast were had,and stories were shared to start the evening off right. Celebrating not only the two getting married, but also their family and friends coming together.
This Swing dance wedding was epic, you felt like you were on set for some Hollywood movie. Emily and Peter had a live swing band and many of their guests were also swing dancers. Everyone knew what to do, nobody skipped a beat like it was choreographed. Mercury Hall’s hard wood floors made a perfect dance floor.
This wedding definitely went down in our record books. It was our first swing dancing wedding, and hopefully not our last. Emily and Peter, swinging into the next chapter of their lives, picture perfect wedding.
Jacob and Hillary’s wedding took us to a Private Family Ranch in Gainesville, TX. Gainesville is a smaller town North of Dallas. You could actually end up in Oklahoma if you managed to get lost, since it’s only 12 miles North of our final destination. We had the opportunity to spend 2 days with their friends and family while we captured the memories and festivities. The first evening was the Rehearsal Dinner, and was full of laughs and tasty BBQ. After putting ourselves in a food coma, we got plenty of rest for following big day. As we arrived to the Family Ranch, everyone was running around staying busy helping making the final touches and adding some Texas Charm.
The Family Ranch was beautiful. You could see the trees scattered around the countryside for miles. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
When given the chance to get a “Birds eye view”, we didn’t’ hesitate. After a crash course on how to operate the Scissor Stand, I was ready to get airborne. I quickly got over my fear of heights, while being suspended in a metal bucket 30ft in the air.
Man’s best friend is an understatement. “Man’s Best Man” is the correct term, as you can clearly see here.
Both sides of the family put so much time and effort into making this wedding day unforgettable. Now it was time to celebrate all the hard work.
The Bride looked stunning on her big day, and she was glowing the entire evening. Her mother-in-law to be was in charge of hair, and Alicia did her own make up. Combined they did a fantastic job and had a wonderful bonding experience to boot. They made memories that they’ll cherish forever.
Saying “I do” with your best friend under the sunset with family and friends. We like to call that California Dreaming. The perfect weather was the icing on the cake.
You should always plan on having a colorful sunset with a West Coast Destination Wedding.
California has breathtaking sunsets, and we took advantage of the sky that evening. The only thing these pictures are leaving out, is the cool fresh air and the West Coast breeze.
The highly anticipated cake cutting, food fight showdown. It’s one of our favorite highlights of the evening, and the bride and groom are always entertaining. Porto’s Bakery provided the yummy artillery, that everyone enjoyed.
Thanks to Jordan’s Music Entertainment, the guest danced the night away.
The Bride was glowing with a smile bigger than Texas! From start to finish, this was such a beautiful wedding.