Andrew & Carly – Pecan Springs Ranch Wedding

Andrew & Carly – Pecan Springs Ranch Wedding

Andrew & Carly had a beautiful, Texas Hill Country wedding to celebrate their love and it was a day full of smiles, family from all over, friends, a little bit of sweat and some texas ‘drink donkeys or beer burros’!  I’m so grateful to have met these two (and Belle!) and feel so honored to be alongside them to capture every moment of their special day.  Pecan Springs Ranch is such a gorgeous venue and after a quick rain storm to cool things off these two said I Do and then celebrated the night away! Here’s a quick look at some of my favorites from the wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch!  Scroll through and make sure to leave them some comment love! First Looks are my favorite!!! Time to enjoy each other and relax before the ceremony! Loving the “Daddy/Daughter” first look trend! It’s so special and I love seeing dad’s reaction to his little girl getting married!   CONGRATULATIONS Andrew & Carly!!!!!   VENDORS: Location: Pecan Springs Ranch        |     Floral:  The Flower Girl Wedding Coordinator:   In Her Shoes Coordination     |      Hair & Makeup: Belle Mariee Artistry DJ:  Exodus Sound Company Cake: Sweet Treats Bakery   |   Videographer: Moonlit Weddings Lighting: Altared Weddings    |   Dress Store:  Blue Bridal Boutique ...
Matt & Hanna – Pecan Springs Ranch & St. Mary’s Cathedral Wedding

Matt & Hanna – Pecan Springs Ranch & St. Mary’s Cathedral Wedding

Congratulations Matt & Hanna!  What a picture perfect, destination wedding they had in the beautiful Hill Country outside of Austin, Texas at Pecan Springs Ranch!  I am so honored and happy to have captured their love story and enjoyed being a part of their celebration – watching them supported by so many incredible family members and friends.  The ceremony at the downtown, beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral was wonderful and who couldn’t resist taking photos with the legendary beer burros!  There were so many wonderful moments throughout the day, but here’s a quick look at some of my favorites. Congratulations Matt & Hanna! Pecan Springs Ranch Wedding Day | St. Mary’s Cathedral Wedding Austin Wedding | Austin Wedding Photographer VENDORS: Ceremony: St. Mary’s Cathedral, Austin, Texas      |       Reception: Pecan Springs Ranch Floral: The Flower Girl       |   Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory Hair & Makeup: LoLa Beauty           |    Dress:  Essense of Australia  from LaineeMeg in Bothell,...
Austin Wedding Vendor Spotlight – Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy

Austin Wedding Vendor Spotlight – Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy

Hello friends! I’m so excited to share another wedding vendor spotlight on my dear friend Jesilyn Kay, owner of Jesilyn Kay Calligraphy!   This super talented business woman is located here in Austin, Texas and has become a dear friend through the Rising Tide Society.  If you’re one of my 2018 couples you’ll recognize some of her work from your beautiful handmade welcome gifts!  If you’re looking for unique and custom gift ideas, read this interview and make sure to check out her website and etsy shops (links down below!) What sort of services do you provide? As a designer and calligrapher, I can provide all of your paper goods and signage needs. This includes custom wedding invitations and save the dates, envelope addressing, place cards, welcome signs, menu signs, any signage or paper goods you might need, I can create it for you. How long have you been doing this and why are you drawn to it? I’ve always been a creative person, I was the one doodling in my notebook during class, and I love creating things with my hands. I went to school for graphic design and after working in the industry for a few years after college I began to create a lot of hand lettered posters and designs. It was so fun for me to create my own letters instead of use computer fonts and I knew I had to try learning calligraphy. I took a few courses and fell head over heels in love with the art. I didn’t want to do anything else but practice and practice for hours.  After a few months...
Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

As a wedding photographer, I love arriving to the bridal suite the day of the wedding and seeing an abundance of cute things to photograph! One of those things lately has been matching bridesmaid robes! I thought just recently – where do these girls get these and also, what a thoughtful, sweet gift idea! I recently partnered with Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique to review one of their awesome bridesmaid gifts, the Sugar Set and needless to say I’m smitten!  The process to order the set was really easy and customizable including choosing monogram letter and color. Naturally, I chose all the sparkle options and was surprised by how many options are available so the items match your wedding color scheme.  Check it out or send this link to a girlfriend getting married to see all their great options!...
Crystal & Zach – Intercontinental Stephen F Austin & Hyde Park Baptist Wedding

Crystal & Zach – Intercontinental Stephen F Austin & Hyde Park Baptist Wedding

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Dutton! Crystal & Zach had a classic and beautiful wedding day celebration and said “I do” surrounded by family and friends from all over the country. Their ceremony was held at the Wallingford’s home church,  Hyde Park Baptist Church and then guests made their way to a gorgeous wedding reception at the downtown Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin hotel.   Take a look at a few of my quick favorites from the day….including two ‘first looks’, a Yeti grooms cake , a sparkler exit and a fairytale horse and carriage ride down Congress to the Capitol!   Planner/Coordinator: Kay Watson     |         Church: Hyde Park Baptist Church               |       Reception:  Intercontinental Stephen F Austin Floral: Exquisite Petals                   |      Hair & Makeup: Rae Cosmetics               |         Bridal Gown Dress Store: Serendipity           |           Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff Lighting:  Ilios Lighting                  |           DJ/Photobooth: Texas Pro DJ            Catering/Rentals: Intercontinental Stephen F Austin    |  Cakes:  Michelle’s Patisserie Second photographer: Pearlsnap...
Maggie Sottero Bianca Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

Maggie Sottero Bianca Wedding Dress – Chateau Cocomar

In honor of this weekend’s Royal Wedding I’m excited to share 6 elegant wedding dress looks featuring classic wedding gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs.  We spent an amazingly royal day at Chateau Cocomar, a wedding venue located in Houston, Texas but made us feel like we were in Europe! If you’re looking for a luxury wedding venue, Chateau Cocomar should be on your list!  I’m so thankful to the amazing vendors who made my princess wedding dreams and vision come true and hope you enjoy these different royal wedding looks we put together!  Please scroll to the bottom to see all the contact information for our incredible Austin and Houston based wedding vendors and contact them if you’re getting married soon!! Today’s featured dress is a Maggie Sottero Bianca wedding dress and is so unique and gorgeous! Made of Shavon organza, this simple yet striking ballgown wedding dress features handmade rosettes accented with pearls. A strapless scoop neckline and flowing train evoke chic romance. Finished with covered buttons over zipper and inner elastic closure. Click here to find a store near you:  https://www.maggiesottero.com/find-a-store   VENDORS: Location: Chateau Cocomar              Photographer: Jessica Frey Photography Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero Bianca            Coordinator/Styling/Designer: Blue Sparrow Events Tiaras/Veils/Jewelry: Eden Luxe Bridal               Hair & Makeup: Kaci Sanchez Rentals/Styling/Decor: Love Birds Vintage                  Floral: Tamara Menges Designs Engagement & Wedding Rings: Good Stone Inc                Stationary: Lazy Wood Lane Ring Box:  The Mrs. Box       ...