I do realize we live in Texas and most of the world assumes it’s always over 100 degrees here.
But for this stunning winter wedding (yes, in Texas) it was perfectly cold.
We arranged for the bride and groom to see each other on the beautiful path that leads to Red Bud Hall where the Fall colors were still in tact for a backdrop.
December weddings in Texas don’t always guarantee good weather, mind you. It can still storm and rain on your day which can change things up on your plans. We bundled up and thoroughly enjoyed the clear skies.
I can’t say it enough: details are so important at a wedding. It’s what turns your wedding venue into something completely your own. It makes your wedding photos look different from every other couple who said their vows there. I couldn’t get enough of their details!
You could tell that Jacqui & Jesus knew each other well and had already built a solid love story over the years. It was so sweet to see how they incorporated their love for books, movies, TV shows and games all into their wedding day through things like their seating chart and table decor. Things like “Hogsmeade”, “Hogwarts” and “Winterfell” topped the glass seating chart when you walked in. Being a huge Harry Potter fan, I could definitely appreciate. (okay, that’s an understatement…) And their cake topper had to be one of my favorites!
Family was such an important part of the day as well. You could see everyone getting emotional as the bride and her father walked down the aisle with the biggest smiles on. What a great blessing for me to be able to capture laughter, tears and such loving looks all in one ceremony.
The rose petal exit was so beautiful! I love when guests follow instructions *(if you haven’t read my thoughts on wedding guests... you might want to!) to help make a memorable wedding portrait.
Texas Old Town is a wedding venue that you can have it all. Ceremony spot with a forest background, golden hour wedding portraits in a field, and a crazy fun reception inside.
We headed in after spending time out in our Texas version of the freezing cold doing portraits with these two troopers. I love when a couple is up for pictures no matter what! Makes me happy to be doing my job.
The night was filled with dancing thanks to the live band (The Austin Nines!) being amazing and so involved with the guests. Getting everyone on board to dance through the venue soul train style was beyond entertaining and should probably happen more often. Between the dancing and the photo booth there was hardly anyone in a seat… which is great for me! Once the party was wrapping up, they sent the bride and groom out with another amazing exit. I am so happy for these two!
Congrats again, Jacqui & Jesus!
Cake: Classy cakes by Lori
Wedding Band: The Austin Nines