This is the wedding with all of the cute things!!!!!! I mean Dana and Thomas and all of the people who helped put this on really hit this one out of the park. There are so many precious details about this wedding that really send it over the top! From the gorgeous florals to the groom’s floral tie (omg, amazing) to the bride’s DOG (!!!), to the heirloom gown to the disposable camera, to the knocked out wedding reception, this Angel Springs Event Center wedding in Austin really has it all.
Also, the day was just one big dance party. Which obviously made the entire wedding day glow in a JOYFUL STUNNING FUN FANTASTIC WOOHOO THESE TWO ARE SO IN LOVE kind of happy alllllllllll day.
From the d r o p d e a d gorgeous details to the sparkler exit, this wedding was filled with exuberant hearts and sappy happy smiles all day. And not only that, but the whole day was just drenched in Jesus, too. Dana and Thomas have hearts for the Lord and the most amazing community around them, and getting to be in the thick of it on their wedding day was not only a honor but a blessing to me and my cutie cute second shooter hubby!
Can I just stop your scrolling to 1) prepare you to see the cutest bride ever and 2) to tell you that this dress is basically a member of the family! Dana’s gown was not only in her mother’s wedding, but also her sisters weddings too! How cool is that?!
Reception time! Break out the champagne and DJ lights!!!! Oh, and the Rosemary sprigs for the table settings, uh are you kidding me? I just have to say – Dana planned her wedding very shrewdly. Like all brides, she was on a budget, yet would you even know? Everything looks incredible! Just in the vein of florals, she made some smart choices to not only save money but use a portion of her budget wisely. All of the ceremony/reception florals are DIY (Can you even believe that? They look incredible!) but she also chose to invest in an amazing florist she loved for her bridal party florals. Which, if I may say, was such a wise way to utilize her budget. Why? Well, how many photos are those beautiful blooms in? Uhh, like ALL OF THEM! And they add so much whimsy to the photos! If your’e a bride and you are scrolling through this wedding thinking ‘I don’t have the budget for a beautiful wedding!’ have no fear! There is soooo much you can do with your budget, whatever it is. This example of splitting DIY/professionally arranged flowers is a huge thing you can do in and of itself and makes a magnificent impact on your photos, yet also saves you money!
YAY DANA AND THOMAS!!!!!
VENDORS: Planning: Wendy Glover || Venue: Angel Springs Event Center || Bride’s Shoes and Jewelry: BHLDN || Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis (suit), Dazi (ties), Steve Madden (shoes) || Catering: Cabo Bob’s || Cake/Desserts: Paige Royal “Paiger’s Creations” || Bridal Party Bouquets + Boutonnieres + Bride’s Floral Hair Clip: Earl Grey Floral || Hair/MU: DIY! || Ceremony/Reception Florals: DIY!
Okay, THIS WAS THE HAPPIEST DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And just before the bride and groom exit, I always try to grab a shot with my them! This time I only managed to find Dana because, well as we all saw, Thomas was busy BURNING UP the dance floor.
Sweet Dana and Thomas, it was an honor to capture your day and get to spend all that special time with you! Y’all are seriously amazing humans and I’m pumped to grow in friendship with you! THANK YOU for picking me to be your wedding photographer!!
And finally, I’m sharing just a couple behind the scenes shots from this INCREDIBLE day and also one big message as well. First, for the BTS moments: one from early in the day, designing flat-lays for the invitation suite and one from those epic field portraits!!! Give me a field anywhere and I’m a happy girl.
And now for the message….
THANK YOU TO MY SECOND SHOOTER HUBBY, KENTON! He’s not only an incredible creative and fantastic coworker, but this guy also looks dang good with a camera bag and a big bouquet. 🙂