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      I’m a little bit in love with this wedding. When Jill and Zach described their initial wedding ideas, they said all sorts of wonderful things that all sounded extremely exciting, such as: backyard wedding (swoon, my heart), green dip-dyed Wai-Ching dress, doggie ring bearer, funfetti cake! When I arrived on the day of their wedding, on that very cold, clear day in Abilene and everyone there was so friendly and excited, I knew it was going to be incredible.

      Jill and Zach were married in a gazebo on the lawn. Their unity ceremony was actually a Lego-heart that they built together before their first kiss! The groom’s mother made the funfetti cake with green ombre hearts. There was plenty of coffee and cocoa and 799 paper cranes (“because this is how many days Jill and Zach have known each other!”) Their sendoff was their guests throwing handful of fake eco snow! It was, in short, absolutely wonderful… and I’m so happy to share this with you today! Here are just a few of my favorites from Jill and Zach’s amazing backyard wedding!

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      Phenomenal wedding Elissa. Love all the emotions you captured and your portraits are beautiful!

      First off, that dress is amazing. Second, love how much emotion and obvious love this couple is showing off. Third, you rocked this.

      this really is a lovely wedding, and your images are so well seen. Great job!

      Gorgeous set, Elissa. Fantastic work all the way through!

      So intimate and lovely! Green is my fave color — I love her dress and wrap with the touches of purple. Beautiful!

      Such a cool wedding, you nailed it Elissa!

      Love this wedding! Beautifully captured.

      Ok, so that is just stuffed to the gills with gorgeous.

      Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple, and beautiful light. Great job!

      Wow, love that dress and how they matched the cake to it.


      Awesome photos…..great job Elissa!! And of course, the subjects are some of the sweetest possible…..made for easy shots….

      This wedding and the photos are super awesome.

      Her dress is so unique and lovely! Beautiful! I’m also quite partial to the lego heart at ceremony!
      Looked like an amazing day :)

      I love everything about this wedding! Can’t even mention favorites because it’s all my favorite!

      These are so great! I love that last shot! Great job!

      That first portrait – love, love, love.

      Oooo I love it! What a stylish couple!

      Her dress, the cake, the lego heart!! So beautiful and intimate… all of it. Gorgeous work E!

      That dress! That cake! That ceremony! Those cups! I’m in love. So gorgeous. Do I spot a Brenizer method shot in there? Absolutely gorgeous work!

      @Cassie – Indeed, you do :) Thank you!

      Legos??? A green wedding dress?? This is amazing! Fabulous photos of such an awesome wedding!

      I am absolutely in love with this wedding. So beautiful and fun and loving. I really love this couple ever since you posted their engagement session. They look totally in love and so happy. Oh and the picture with the little girl walking the dog down the aisle is phenomenal. Amazing job, Elissa.

      Wonderful: gorgeous colors, beautiful light.