Mercury Hall wedding photos // Elissa R Photography

      It’s always a pleasure when a friend asks me to photograph her wedding. Annie and I, along with past clients Leah and Jenn, were in the same WWII studies course at UT together — our “Normandy connection,” I call it. We took all the same classes, wrote papers for the same professors, and at the end of the semester we all went to Europe together to see famous WWII landmarks in France, Great Britain, and Germany. Annie loved the German culture so much that she went back, became a teacher there, and even fell in love while there. So this wonderful wedding, which took place at Mercury Hall, was a mix of languages and cultures and love and Christmas trees — Annie’s American family and Philipp’s German one.

      Philipp is a vegan and Annie is a vegetarian, so the wedding was catered to be mostly vegan (but with macaroni and cheese!) by Whole Foods, and the wide assortment of cakes, cookies, and pies were a combination of Capital City Bakery’s vegan delights and Annie’s homemade baking. It was a crisp winter’s night a few days after Christmas so Annie wore a bridal jacket made by The Bridal Tapestry. The wedding was full of DIY handiwork, a breakdancing groom, and love. Here are some of my favorite photos from Annie and Philipp’s wedding.

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      gotta love DIY weddings! these photos are great, i love how you lit the reception!

      Elissa! This is gorgeous .. Her dress is so awesome. Lucky you to be able to shoot it!

      There is a lot of awesome happening in this post. Love your reception photos. The light is so dynamic!

      Wow, what an adorable day! That sunset shot is stunning. Great work Elissa!

      So in love with that First Look! Beautiful work, as always, Elissa.

      Oh, and of course I can’t leave without commenting on DAT HAIRPIN. ;)

      Absolutely amazing photos — loving all the portraits. And that reception hall looks like it was made for wedding photography!

      Om my gosh! This whole wedding is SO lovely!! You have captured it to absolute perfection!! Awesome work!

      Beautiful photos. Love the first look especially!

      I love this couple! And Elissa, these photos are so beautiful!

      such a pretty, laid-back wedding – love the DIY and personal touches, the story, and the adorable first look. and that final frame is gorgeous!

      What a great fun set, i love the first look too!

      What a cute couple and they clearly know how to bust a move!

      Elissa! These are so perfect. I love this bride’s style, and your work looks like it was a perfect fit!

      Awwwwww this is soooooooo cute! They’re adorable together and that sneaky cat pin is amazing! I agree- her dress is ahhhmazing. Looks like a sweet and fun wedding, E :)

      I have to admit, the cat pin made my cat-lady heart soar.

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