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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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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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Ranch Austin Wedding Video - Jessica and Mark - Driftwood Wedding

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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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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

The First Look

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The Wedding Ceremony

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The Reception

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

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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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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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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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Joseph and Sara: Horseshoe Bay Wedding

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We have been eagerly anticipating Joseph and Sara’s wedding.  Their Hill Country Engagement shoot was fun, relaxed, and resulted in some of our favorite images (and moments) from last year. Unsurprisingly their wedding had the same vibe, a small ceremony on the patio over the lake surrounded by family and friends, some tasty BBQ (mmm… Sticky Bones…), a little dancing and some chilling by the lake (thanks to a great planner: Karla McNeil). Really, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect day for Joseph and Sara’s wedding.

Stay tuned for a coming soon video from their wedding day. For now, enjoy the pictures and congratulate the couple.

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Kristen & Sam: A Match Made in Austin

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Kristen & Sam kicked off our first wedding of 2016 with a big bash at the elegant Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin. Their wedding certainly set the bar for the rest of the weddings to come this year. Kristen is low key and up for whatever photo ideas we had, and Sam just made us laugh the whole day. Perfect combination of fun, silly, and mad/made for each other. During the first look Sam pulled out his cellphone to throw Kristen off her romantic game. I started to shout to him that Kristen was coming through the door, then realized he was trying to prank her. He made up for it for weeping a bit at how beautiful Kristen looked in her wedding gown. Andrew made sure to capture it from across the sheet in the parking garage.

We had a great gang of vendors to work with, and one unique vendor type that we haven’t seen at a wedding yet. Personalized poems for wedding guests from Typewriter Rodeo, what a cool idea!
Venue: Driskill Hotel
Florist: Coby Neal/The Flower Studio
Video: New Road Videography
Hair/Makeup: RAE Cosmetics
DJ: ATX DJ
Planner: Lydia Smith
Poems: Typewriter Rodeo
Photobooth: Booth 66

Congrats to Kristen & Sam, a Match made in Austin, with adventures in store to carry them far and wide!
–JB

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Andrea and Keith – It’s All About the Moment

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Some weddings have elaborate decorations, food, and proceedings. Andrea and Keith’s had all those things, but they had something you can’t hire. It was the sort of wedding where my face was sore because I couldn’t help but smile the entire time. You could feel the happiness radiating from them as a physical warmth. When the DJ played Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection” for Keith and his mother and then they called Andrea and their son over, it got hard to take pictures. (No really, I wasn’t crying. I just had something in my eye… both of them…)

Venue: Kindred Oaks
Catering:
Southerns Fine Dining
Flowers: Zuzu’s Petals
DJ: Top Choice DJ
Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery
Coordinator: 11:11 Events
Hair & Makeup: Revelry Beauty

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Dustin & Rachael: Denver, Colorado Wedding

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Finally a wedding Dustin couldn’t sweat at. Dustin is a former Austinite now living in Denverite wedding cinematographer. He joked during the reception that in the near freezing temps of his own wedding he finally wouldn’t sweat through his shirt. Funny guy. No really, he laughs and makes everyone around him laugh most often including Rachael his now wife.

The venue, Meadow Creek B&B, provided a gorgeous snow filled meadow for the ceremony and a cozy lodge for the reception. There was even amazing on location wood fired pizza food trailer, Basic Kneads Wood Fired pizza.

A few of the first for us as we are wont to describe. First wedding we have photographed in Colorado, who is going to be our second? First wedding where I used a white balance over 100,000 Kelvin, photographers, you know what I am saying. First wedding that altitude became a problem. Pine Colorado is near 8,000 feet in elevation.

So excited for the lives that Rachael & Dustin will be living. Y’all make a fantastic couple! Thanks for having us!
–JB

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Julie & Garrett: Hotel Alsace Wedding

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Care Bear Attack! Because really, what is scarier than Share Bear coming after the wedding party to rain down hugs and warmth. Garrett is a bit of prankster and wanted to have dinosaur’s or king kong chasing the bridal party. We had to raise his joke one more level and go full Ghostbuster style in photoshopping in the Care Bears.

Julie, Garrett and their families went over the top DIY on the decor for the wedding, even going as far as making polished wood stands for the floral vases. Friends and family came and pitched in to help setup and break down the venue as fast as any wedding we have seen. Warmed our heart to see the social fabric wrapped so tight around Julie & Garrett.

Thanks to the Hotel Alsace for hosting us on a great fall Saturday.

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