Saturday, June 13, 2009

As the sun sets

Dads Last Kiss
Tossing the Garter, Sunset DipEnergy to SpareRoom Toast will all the guests
We took Lauren's bridal portraits just a week before her wedding. Truly not due to planning but due to delays with her dress. Lauren was our 4th bride this year to have dress issues though hers were the most challenging. Things like the wrong dress, wrong size and even the dress being sent to the wrong state were among the delays that Lauren seemed to take in stride. Lauren was well prepared for her bridal portrait and had even watched a few episodes of "Americas Next Top Model". It definitely showed in her posing and expressions as we took stunning images of her at Zilker Botanical Gardens. Lauren & TJ's wedding day was out at Vintage Villas on a hot Austin Texas summer Day. The bridesmaids were in a beautiful and unusual combination of moss colored dresses with aubergine (a shade of purple) sashes. Lauren's dress was one of the most unusual dresses we have seen and she told us during the bridals that she had originally tried it on as kind of a joke but then loved it. A strapless ivory gown with a lace up back and raised ivory flowers among an ivory floral pattern on the sheer organza overlay. When I say raised flowers I mean about an inch high. Just beautiful. Her hair was done in a retro style with a smooth side-parted classic front and then large curls at the base of her neck. A couple of gardenias were pinned on one side by the curls. The men were all in rich chocolate brown tuxes. The lakeside ceremony was lovely and serene. And then the party started. Both are from large families so the toasts were emotional and heartfelt. The dancing was fun/great/youthful. Everyone that danced was having a great time. There was even a special "girls" dance where the bride, bridesmaids and family got on stage in front of the crowd to dance as a group. One of TJ's brothers jumped and caught the garter. As the night wound down... or the morning arrived, everyone lined the walkway out of the event center and tossed rose petals at Lauren & TJ as they headed to the bridal suite. Their honeymoon plans were a fun filled trip to Costa Rica....


lakeside wedding event Houston said...

Now those are some beautiful pictures! I'm amazed that all the guests were clearly captured in one photo.

Spoke too soon, looks like somebody was cut out!

I'm sure the bride couldn't have asked for more, everything looks picture perfect!

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Great work! Beautiful pictures - oh,, i'm amazed!