Do you ever feel like you just *get* someone immediately? From the very first inquiry to meeting for local beers at Easy Tiger, I got this feeling I had known Leah & Dan for years. I thought maybe this would be my favorite and possibly best wedding from 2017.

I wasn’t wrong. Leah and Dan’s sunset Austin Wildflower Center wedding was cozy, laid-back, and full of laughter. Leah, originally from Austin but now living in Chicago, wanted a nature center wedding that reflected all the things she loved about living in the hill country.

After a friend set them up together at her own summer camp wedding in the Adirondack Mountains, they took a chance at a relationship. Flash forward to November and the same friends were able to fly down to enjoy warm Austin evening, drink some Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap and enjoy re-living some more embarrassing life moments.

I hope I can show you just how special this wedding was to me as a by taking a look at these photos. Leah and Dan’s sunset Austin Wildflower Center wedding was special. And it had a great band (friends of the groom). I love Leah's smile candid and real wedding photography at the austin wildflower center wildflower center wedding photographernatural light portraits at the ladybird johnson wildflower center in austin texas leah and dan at their wildflower center wedding in austin black and white candid of a groom and his mother laughing together at an austin wildflower nature center weddingaustin beerworks beer detailsunset wedding ceremony at the austin ladybird johnson wildflower centerblack and white photographs at a night time wedding at the austin texas wildflower center sunset wedding ceremony in black and whitefirst kiss outside after dark groom shows off his new wedding ring mom examines her son's new wedding ring moments after the wedding ceremony austin wildflower center wedding photography candid austin wildflower center wedding photography couples dance under string lights at an outdoor austin wedding ring shot at the wildflower center fall wedding at the wildflower center in austin black and white photograph of a couple dancing under the lights at the wildflower centerLovely Day Events – Kierstin Schupack

Ilios Lighting Design

Jon Williams and the Chandelier Swingers

Sweet Treets Bakery (cake and mini pies)

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Gorgeous, relaxed bride in a stunning, high-neck sleeveless lace dress that reminded me so much of  a modern 1970’s macrame. Cerulean long, bridesmaid dresses paired perfectly with the deep, bold florals perfectly designed by Visual Lyrics Artistry. I’m so in love with this wedding!

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the way a mom looks at her son before his wedding ceremony at Central Christian church in austin

While I do enjoy smaller weddings most of the time, this big Central Christian Church and Mercury Hall wedding here in Austin was a lot of fun to photograph. One of the hottest days of the year (like 106 y’all) didn’t stop these two from partying their butts off with all their college friends.

I mean, just check out the cake cutting photos for some epic expressions. I so love these venues and take any chance I can to go back. They’re perfect central locations for a church wedding and a little white house reception. The golden hour light at Mercury Hall is just a photographer’s dream and makes for the most beautiful “Austin” photographs.

The Royal Dukes brought down the house with their incredible talent as H & A’s friends and family partied with light up glow foam sticks.

This wedding was shot for Elissa R, my BFF and an all around awesome wedding  & elopement photographer.

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