Allie & Dave | Offbeat Tattooed Elopement

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Allie and Dave’s tiny wedding had all the hallmarks of an awesome day:
✔️ Getting ready together in their very sweet East Austin Airbnb
✔️ An untraditionally-colored dress with ample room to show off Allie’s gorgeous ink
✔️ A short and sweet ceremony, followed by the promise of pizza

It was a wonderful day with wonderful people and we made wonderful photos!

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Credits: Chapel Dulcinea, Luxe Artistry (hair/makeup), Spike Gillespie (officiant), Free People (dress), That’s Amore (videography)

Another Love Letter to Wedding Albums

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I probably don’t say it enough (though if you scroll back through my blog, I say it often): I love wedding albums. I love it when people have beautiful, hand-stitched keepsakes of their memories. And even more, I love seeing the couple’s reactions to their wedding album for the first time.

Lili and Andrew just received their 10×10″ flushmount album; I brought it over to their home and asked if I could take a few photos and film their reaction as well. A bottle of chilled champagne, a cozy snuggle on the couch, and their brand-new album: it was a great Saturday :)

“It makes such a difference, the print and the size. The colors do pop a lot more than they do on the screen. Even though we’ve looked at these photos for hours and hours trying to pick out the best ones from the album, I was still surprised and impressed to see them printed like this. Like, everything looks real.

I asked them, “Do you have something to say to couples who are on the fence about getting an album?” They replied:

“It’s completely worth it. Like, everyone has photos on their phone or computer or Facebook. I can’t tell you how many we never look at. Now it’s so nice to have something physical. It makes a huge difference. And the quality is significantly better.”

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For those interested, Lili and Andrew received a 10×10 flushmount with the storm nabuk luxury leather. Their wedding photos can be found here.


Brooke & Rob | Austin Backyard Wedding

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There are few things that I love more than a backyard wedding. (Chocolate and kittens rank slightly above, but only just.) Brooke and Rob celebrated their marriage in their backyard, then partied down in a private gazebo at NXNW. Between Brooke’s amazing, non-traditional geometric-sequin-top gown, the inclusion of their golden retriever Barley, and Rob’s pre-ceremony serenade of Brooke, then the newlyweds’ post-ceremony duet, this wedding was sweet and pretty much perfect.

If you are friends and family of Brooke and Rob, you can view their full gallery here.

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More credits: NXNW Stonelake (reception venue & catering); Upper Crust Bakery; Zarni Trio; Austin’s Best DJs