Rachael & Andrew | Modern Mercury Hall Wedding

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A landscaper marries an architect and lo, their wedding was beautiful.

As Rachael and Andrew grinned through their vows under the towering oak trees, we were treated to a backdrop of rustling leaves, warm sunlight, and a soft breeze. It was a gorgeous day in Austin, and the light at Mercury Hall was phenomenal as always.

This sweet wedding had all the hallmarks of a non-traditional, fantastic celebration: a backyard feel, homemade food, wedding pie in lieu of cake, flower girls dressed as faeries, a good friend officiating, and a dance party. Throw in a fabulous peach dress by Rebecca Schoneveld as a cherry on top!

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Credits: Mercury Hall (venue and coordination); self-catered with pies from Central Market; Ariel DeAngelo (hair); Greenbelt DJ; Gypsy Floral; Rebecca Schoneveld (dress) purchased from Unbridaled

Bailey & Jordan | Session at Home with Pups!

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What could be better than an at-home engagement session (at Bailey and Jordan’s beautifully decorated second-story apartment)? Um, a engagement session with two beautiful dogs. I’ve photographed a few sessions and weddings with just one pet, but the addition of Bailey and Jordan’s rambunctious, sweater-wearing French bulldogs just sent me over the edge.

Plus, bespectacled Jordan in all his bearded smileyness, and Bailey in her absolutely perfect Anthropologie dress and velvet heels — I felt like we were on a movie set.

These two are getting married in just one month at the gorgeous Allan House. I am hoping for some bow-tied pups… *wink.* 

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Lili & Andrew | Hotel Ella Wedding

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October 31. Hallowedding.

Lili’s grandparents were married on Halloween, 1954. She and Andrew have a thing for anthropomorphic photos and brought animal masks for all of their guests — masquerade and dance the night away! With rain pouring down buckets all week, Hotel Ella was the perfect sanctuary to hold their nuptials. Hundreds of Lili and Andrew’s friends and family, plus two gilded skeletons, watched as they exchanged vows. It was the perfect mix of touching, quirky, glitzy, classy, and rockin’ dance party. With Soul Track Mind playing live music all night, and people hyped on Sugar Mama’s cupcakes, it was a fun, fantastic night. I’m kind of in love with this wedding. Congratulations again, Lili and Andrew!

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Credits: Hotel Ella / Goodall’s (venue & catering); Pearl Events Austin; Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop; Flora Fetish; Soul Track Mind (band); Adore Makeup Salon; Ilios (lighting); Fluevog (bride and groom’s shoes); Diablo Rojo (bride’s earrings)