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      Lacey and Andrew’s wedding at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center was so incredibly heartwarming and lovely. Andrew works as an arborist at the Center, so he helped build the new arboretum — and theirs was the first wedding out there in the trees! Their wedding was sourced by many family and friends — from the tent construction, to the handmade BBQ grilled on-site in new pits, they were everywhere, lending hands, working to make the wedding a wonderful success.

      My favorite thing (besides the donuts in lieu of a wedding cake, since Andrew and Lacey got engaged at Ken’s Donuts!) was how casual and happy the entire occasion was. No one really seemed to worry about anything; things just happened organically. Guests arrived by school bus; the drinks weren’t anything froofy, just simple bottles of Topo Chico, Mexican Coke, and Lone Star; there was no cake-cutting or bouquet tossing or garter-snatching. It was just a sweet and intimate celebration, under the trees and a beautiful Texas sunset, on a warm March day. There was joy and happiness everywhere, and it really just… felt amazing.

      I can’t share all of my favorite photos from Lacey and Andrew’s wedding, but here are just a few. Congratulations, you two!

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      A few extra credits:
      Wedding dress by Etsy artisan Soul Role
      Wedding bands by local jeweler, Stone’s Throw
      Additional Catering by Rudy’s BBQ and Counter Culture (vegan)
      Live band: the Carper Family
      Donuts: Ken’s


      You captured their day and told their wedding story beautifully! Lovely work as always Elissa!

      Stunning!!! my favorite is the one of them standing on the swings…

      Beautiful! I especially love how you used the trees to frame the ceremony shots. And the bride walking down the aisle!

      Amazing job, Elissa. Love the photos of the couple on the swing. :)

      I love the uniqueness of this wedding!! And how in love the couple looks. Excellent work!

      Gah! They look soooo sweeeeet! And those treeeees! Gah! ;)

      Honestly, this made me hungry for BBQ and more sweet imagery. Sweet collection!

      This wedding is so genuine, so beautiful and heartfelt. It comes through in each and every image. Wow!

      What a beautiful wedding !So much pure joy and love captured here!I love to see the organic wedding dresses I make in action.Aloha

      I love the intamacy of this all, great set of images!

      I suddenly want to eat BBQ and hang out underneath a huge tree. Amazing job capturing the essence of the wedding. I love weddings like this!

      You totally did this wedding justice. Awesome job.

      Amazing work! Love the mood you’ve captured. Especially love the portraits

      Beautifully captured Elissa!!!! Awesome coverage!

      Love that shot of them in the tree! What a cute couple. That’s such a gorgeous venue.

      Love the photos of the couple. Awesome work!

      Gorgeous as usual. Favorite is the one of the big, big trees and the two swings.

      O wow – this wedding wins a prize for one of the prettiest weddings ever. Beautifully captured Elissa – I mean it when I say that this is inspiring.

      Elissa, these are all so beautiful. You did an incredible job!

      I want to have gone to this wedding. It looks like so much fun! Beautifully captured!

      Lovely work. They look super sweet and you did an amazing job capturing their day!

      Also, that second photo made me so hungry. BBQs = the best!

      LOVE this whole entire set, Elissa! What a cute couple, with such genuine smiles. I love how intimate the wedding feels.

      What a perfect wedding. You really captured it beautifully Elissa!! Fabulous job.

      What a beautiful place for a wedding! I love how they had donuts instead of wedding cake! The picture of them swinging is so precious.

      Great stuff. Congrats on great captures.