Diana & Michael | DIY Crafty Wedding at Mercury Hall | Austin

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How do I even begin? Diana and Michael’s wedding day was beautiful: there was some rain in the morning for good luck, and then wonderful overcast skies graced us for the rest of the day. For April in Texas, it was amazingly comfortable. And in the end, people went inside of the lovely Mercury Hall for refreshments, cake, and taking photos in the photobooth, but spent most of their time dancing under lanterns and string lights on the lawn. It was laid-back, it was fun, it was full of Austin Beerworks‘ beer and Diana’s hand-crafted details… In short, it was amazing seeing these two people that I’ve known for years get married and celebrate in a way that absolutely reflected their personalities.

Here are just a few of my favorite photos from Diana and Michael’s wedding.

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Venue: Mercury Hall
Second photographer: Anne Marie Carson
Wedding planner: Kristi Treadwell of Joyful Details
Florist: Pollen Floral Art
Dress: Unbridaled for bride; Urban Outfitters for bridesmaids; shoes from Anthropologie
Catering: Pink Avocado 
Makeup: Rhea McCarter
Hair: Jenna Harrington
Cake: DIY by Alberto Nuche (friend of the bride)


  1. Oh. My. Goodness…. Just stop it!!! This wedding is totally gorgeous!! I was trying to tally up all the things I loved but I lost track! Your eye for the world is so unique Elissa and I love it! The way you frame your shots are things I would never think to do. Also – love the flowers! the bridesmaid dresses! the portraits (stunning)!! the bride’s 2nd dress?! love it all!

  2. So much awesome!! You did a wonderful job telling the story of how much fun their big day was. The photobooth shot is adorable!!

  3. So absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I am in love with everything about this wedding!!

  5. Elissa this is gorgeous!

  6. SO BEAUTIFUL! I love this, the balloons, the flowers, and a good old-fashioned outdoor dance party!

  7. Incredible night shots!

  8. Full of awesomeness!

  9. These are GORGEOUS, Elissa! Love the details, and everything is stunning. Those balloons are fabulous!

  10. Love that frame of them dancing in the dark.

  11. The ballons pictures are really amazing.

  12. Excellent set! I love that first dark image. So moody and great. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Love the night shot of them dancing as well. What a great wedding!

  14. You are just owning it more and more all the time. I really love this wedding. Especially the ceremony shots – so many beautiful photographs! :)

  15. awesomeness throughout! Love the open air dance shots

  16. man, what an amazing wedding. looks like so much fun!

  17. Great work on the details. The picture with the balloons is my favorite.

  18. LOVE that first shot!!

  19. Superlicious! A great mix of details, candids and portraits.

  20. Oh my, those trees! Wonderful location for a wedding. Awesome images!

  21. So much awesome vintage stuff here!! other than that awesome couple awesome wedding!

  22. Jessica Schilling

    These are so beautiful, Elissa! Love the couple’s style. The double mirror shot and the last one of the sparkler exit are especially amazing!

  23. Love those shoes and her mum’s reaction and the balloons and the bunting…and…and…and. Beautiful xo

  24. All your pictures are so lovely! And I totally thought I was “over” big balloons, but this is the best use of balloons ever. :)

  25. Gorgeous work Elissa! Love the first look and the balloons!

  26. […] from top left: Bryan and Mae’s Wedding via bobbi+mike. Diana and Michael’s Wedding via Elissa R. Photography. Table setting by In the Now Weddings and Events via Wedding Chicks. ¬†Beautiful bouquets by Pollen […]

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