Wedding jitters: They are a real thing. They aren’t a mythical emotion that only dramatic brides complain about. They can make you feel faint, make your stomach turn at the thought of the hoards of people watching you, and they can make the boning of your ivory dress feel as if it’s going to cut off all blood flow to your head. We’ve witnessed several brides (and grooms!) succumb to wedding jitters from behind our lenses.
But Elizabeth and Robbie showed no signs of this wedding day ailment. No nerves, no paper bags to breathe into… Just a bride and a groom, ready to say I do. It was evident that they had been waiting for this day to come for years.
Elizabeth and Robbie, you are one of the sweetest couples we know. You are both so loving, kind and grateful for one another. We are happy and thankful that we got to witness the two of you promising forever to your best friend.
Congratulations, Elizabeth & Robbie!
To view Elizabeth & Robbie’s full wedding day slide show click here!
Oh, Austin, Texas, we just love you so much. And Jenny and Rob, we love you two for hosting us in this charming city!
Have you ever heard the old saying that you don’t really know someone until you’ve traveled with them? Well, Jenny & Rob must know every little thing about each other, since they’ve spent most of their relationship traveling together. Rob proposed to Jenny during an 8 month excursion around the world. (Hey- if you can travel with someone for that long and still love them, that person is probably your soul mate!)
Since these two are such travel fanatics, it made perfect sense that they would host a destination, travel-themed wedding in the city where they first started their lifelong journey together.
And what a fun trip of a wedding it was! While the average wedding offers light hors d’oeuvres and chardonnay during cocktail hour, Jenny & Rob served bowling shoes, freshly popped popcorn, and an on-site Henna artist. As soon as we heard the first pins drop from the back of Saengerrunde Hall, we knew we were in for a fun evening.
The reception continued with sweet toasts to the bride and groom, nonstop dancing, and lots and lots of beer! At the end of the night, Rob sweetly surprised his new wife with a horse-drawn carriage as they excited the reception.
Thank you, again to Jenny & Rob for having us in this lovely city to capture your big day. Congratulations!
Vendors: Ceremony Location Our Lady Queen of Peace, Reception Location Saengerrunde Hall, Bride’s Gown Vera Wang, Bride’s Boots Cavender’s, Bride’s Jewelry/Accessories Etsy, Make-up & Hair Thomas Saviero Salon, Groom’s Suit Goodwill, Groom’s Boots Cavender’s, Coordinators Christine Mitchell & Nichole Golden, Place Cards/Menu/Decorations. DIY by B&G, Florist Central Market, Caterer Rudy’s BBQ, Cake La Michoacana & Randall’s, DJ Infinity Sound Lab
Let’s just start this post off by telling you how much we LOVE travelling for weddings. When we got the call to shoot in Austin, we jumped (up and down!) at the opportunity.
Jenny & Rob’s intimate rehearsal dinner was just the way one would expect an Austin, Texas Rehearsal dinner to be: cowboys in hats, belt buckles on jeans, friendly faces and southern accents, all served with a Tex Mex supper.
We can’t wait to share Jenny & Rob’s travel-inspired wedding day with y’all, but for now, we’ll leave you with this wedding weekend appetizer, Austin style.
Weddings are a beautiful thing. They are the days that two best friends promise each other forever; the days that love unites two families.
….But weddings can be super stressful. There’s the worrying that the tablescapes won’t look like you had imagined, or that the band won’t remember your first dance song. There is the pressure to thank each guest for coming, and the pressure to do all of the traditional reception things: dancing in front of a large audience, shoveling cake into your mouths in front of everyone you know… all while reminding yourself to have a blast and remember every single second.
And this, my friends, is why rehearsal dinners were created. Some mother or father of a groom said, “Hey, I have an idea! Let’s get together with our closest family members and best friends, and have a big, laid-back dinner before the chaos begins tomorrow. We’ll plan it all, from start to finish. Oh, and let’s also have a few glasses of wine to toast the bride and groom.”
Laura and Luke’s rehearsal dinner was exactly how this ‘Creator of Rehearsal Dinners’ intended them to be. There was laughter, love-filled toasts, great food and light libations all served in the comfort of a sprawling backyard. The relaxed celebtration was perfect for this future Mr. & Mrs. And the sweet, outdoorsy couple soaked up every moment of the evening.
Luke’s mother and older sister are the founders of one of our favorite Atlanta companies, SusanSnaps. So of course, the delicious cookies made an appearance at the celebration. We use the word “appearance,” as the snaps didn’t last long!
Congratulations, Laura & Luke!
To view the slide show of Laura & Luke’s backyard rehearsal dinner, click here!