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If you’ve ever been to West Texas, particularly Terlingua, then you’ll understand why K & A wanted their wedding to feel more like a laid-back get together with lots of friends and a lot of whiskey and dancing till the night. The Plant at Kyle was a perfect venue for this easy-going, Texas transplant couple.

Kaci & Andrew didn’t want a big fussy day – and definitely didn’t want a lot of formal posed photos. A couple of traditional photos would do but then it was time to get back to capturing the candids which is something that makes me so happy as a photographer. 

In fact, I build my timelines with First Looks to include a small portrait session after, and then a couple more after the ceremony. My couples know they can get wonderful photos of the two of them AND enjoy the reception with a drink in hand and have unobtrusive candids from the rest of the party.

I want everyone to ENJOY their day and not stress about a zillion formals.

Planning their Central Texas wedding from across the country in North Carolina required a lot of faith in vendors, especially when the last cold front of the year blows through the night before, dropping the temperature 20+ degrees and scrambling for a tent and heaters at the last minute. 

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The Plant at Kyle is an old concrete plant turned Air b n B in Kyle. You can stay the night there and have a little staycation with your close family post-wedding.
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Kaci was indecisive about her dresses, a girl after my own heart. One was more “traditional” which we decided was for the wedding ceremony and the other, from Anthropologie, would be the reception dress.
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I love this photo of Andrew helping carry Kaci’s dress train through this cactus-minefield
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Emmy Lou is escorted down the aisle looking adorable in her flower crown. Please definitely have your dog be in your wedding especially wearing a cute flower crown.
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Bride and dad walk down the aisle.
Dried and neutral grasses in Kaci’s bouquet from Davy Gray
Kaci hugs her dad at the end of the aisle at her Plant at Kyle wedding
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Kaci & Andrew’s close friend begins the ceremony with a poem
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A cloudy yet sunny day in Central Texas; typical Spring wedding weather.
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First kiss!
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A quick outfit change for Kaci and then a little impromptu first dance hug from Andrew
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First dance at the Plant at Kyle under the string lights
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Probably one of my favorite wedding rings, and ring detail shots.
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Love a good sparkler exit outside the Plant at Kyle

Wedding Vendors:

Wedding Planners: Eclipse Event Co.

Cakes: Polkadots Cupcakes

Florals: Davy Gray

Micklethwait BBQ

DJ: Bat City Beats

Bride’s shoes: BRYR Clogs