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There’s so much to enjoy when you have your DIY wedding at the Sanctuary Event Space in Austin!

The glowing string lights that hang over the dinner tables, the gorgeous natural light in both getting ready spaces, the intimate size of the venue and the easy access to after party venues .. you know what I mean. :)

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Kari and Dan had a cozy, candid wedding last fall with jewel tone flowers and a laid back attitude towards the day. We started off with a little bit of getting ready pictures for both the bride and groom. Dan’s green suit was so fun and different! I am a huge fan of photographing the getting ready since we get so many candids from the day!!

bride reveals dress to her bridesmaids and mom at sanctuary event space

Kari’s sister dabs her under the eye to avoid any mascara smears pre-ceremony. the getting ready space at the Sanctuary Event Space in Austin, Texas is large, spacious and tucked away from all the guests curious looks!

mother of the groom sitting in a chair looks excited and happy

Kari’s Mother in Law looks on, happily.

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First Look

closeup of groom from the front waiting for a first look
bride walking down stairs at the sanctuary event space wedding venue in South Austin
Sanctuary Event Space Austin, texas wedding photos
colorful bride and groom portraits at Sanctuary Event Space

Portraits then candids are my favorites.

black and white candid of bride and friends doing shots before the wedding

Wedding Ceremony at Sanctuary Event Space in South Austin

wedding ceremony photos at the sanctuary event space in Austin, texas
bride walking down aisle at sanctuary event space holding vibrant flowers in one hand and being escorted by her dad wearing a pink suit jacket.
bride wiping a tear at her wedding
wedding ceremony at sanctuary event space
Sanctuary Event Space wedding ceremony
Mother of the groom wipes a tear from her eyes during a wedding ceremony outside at the sanctuary event space in Austin
Family reactions during wedding ceremony
intimate wedding ceremony at sanctuary event space, candid wedding photography
First Kiss under a lush green arch at Sanctuary Event Space
candid sanctuary event space wedding photos

Couples’ Portraits at Sanctuary Event Space

bride and groom cozy up for a quick photo after their outdoor wedding ceremony
colorful bride and groom wedding portraits upstairs at sanctuary event space
bride and groom portraits on the top deck at the sanctuary event space wedding venue in South Austin
bride and groom visit with their guests during dinner at casual Sanctuary Event Center in Austin wedding
First dance on the porch at sanctuary event space
Father and daughter dance
wedding reception inside sanctuary event space
epic dance floor photos

Kari and Dan decided to do an exit with me when my time ended so they could stay behind to party with their friends

natural light bride and groom exit at sanctuary event space
wedding exit under string lights at sanctuary event space

Thanks to all the vendors involved in making Kari & Dan’s day exactly how they envisioned:

Root Cellar Catering, Lux Beauty and Bridal, Bluebird Bridal, Texas Sun Music (acoustic guitar duo)