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      Green, green, green. I pulled my gear through the tiny gate at Mayfield Park and was struck with the greenery. Tall trees, stones overgrown with ivy, and green-blue-flecked dragonflies hovered like glistening glances off the ponds. Kat and Justin wanted to share their tiny, intimate wedding with friends and family amongst nature, hidden near downtown Austin.

      Their celebration was relaxed; a few chairs for family and the rest of their friends stood during the sweet ceremony officiated by Kat’s mother; décor was limited to perfect flowers dropped stem-first into Topo Chico bottles, and the remainder was what the earth provided: peacocks, ponds, and blue blue blue skies.

      In the end, the newly married couple played corn-hole on the grass, family dealt hands of cards and giggled over Jenga. I loved being there with Kat and Justin. Here are a few of my favorites from their day.

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      Credits: Mayfield Park; BCBG dress; Doug Anthony (guitarist)

      Heather Kanillopoolos

      Your work is absolutely gorgeous!! A breath of fresh air <3

      these are lovely. love that set of portraits at the beginning.

      Love the photos of them under the arch! Any wedding with bocce ball is pretty amazing.

      So charming and fun, Elissa! Love the tender portraits and the relaxed vibe of the fun and games. The vertical portrait with the pond is adorable!

      Beautiful location, great photography!

      So much good in this post!

      Love the third one down, black and white. A great moment – well seen!

      Jacqueline Elizabeth

      You had me at the word intimate! These are so lovely Elissa, and that location is so awesome. I’ve never seen anything like it in Canada. My favourite is the shot of the ceremony from behind the tree, so beautiful.

      I really really really love her dress! Super cute wedding, you did an amazing job!

      such a rad couple. you killed it.

      You killed it, especially the portraits. Beautiful work as always.

      Such beautiful tones Elissa! How pretty!

      Beautiful couple and awesome dress. Fantastic images!

      That dress! What a wonderfully relaxed celebration.

      Beautiful!!! Those portraits at the start are killer!! And I laughed at the little girls pouring champagne. :) haha. Looks like a super fun, laid back wedding!

      The little girls tending bar! <3 This is a gorgeous little wedding!