Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
What better colors for a July 3rd military wedding than Red, White & Blue? That's what Kevin and Josephine chose and it reflected throughout Redbud Hall at Texas Old Town in Kyle, Texas. Flags and stars abound over tables with patriotic beaded necklaces, flag heart pins and candy as favors. Stars even hung from the ceiling making an aisle for the ceremony (and tangling up Kevin and Jo on their first dance) Good thing they planned for an early morning indoor ceremony on this over 100 degree Texas day. We had not met Kevin and Josephine prior to the wedding day except through a web conference to talk details. A friend in photo school was originally to take the photos but was overwhelmed by the pressure and not wanting to potentially disappoint and ruin a freindship they opted for professional photography. Having that date surprisingly still available we were happy to help out. Jo's family was much involved in the preparations as her Uncle, a Chef from MIT, made the wonderfully tasty wedding cake and they were married by her Aunt, an ordained hospital chaplain from California. I was amazed to find that the bride and bridesmaids had put together the red rose bouquets the night before the ceremony. They were just beautiful. We took wedding party photos outside to utilize the lovely streams and bridges on the property. With the heat the family stayed inside and enjoyed the ambiance. The food was wonderful as Dagar's had provided a BBQ feast for the family and guests. Dancing was spirited and fun and then Kevin and Jo exited to their guests waving small American flags to send them on their way.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Umbrellas were the accessory of the day as Kourtney & Derek married at the Smith Family Chapel in Austin, Texas. It's been a DRY summer so the rain has been welcome though I'm sure they wish it would have paused for the day. the wedding colors were chocolate brown and Longhorn orange (for those non longhorn fans this means a burnt orange) The chapel glowed with the rich colors in the flowers and the many candles. Kourtney looked gorgeous and teary eyed as she walked up the aisle to Derek. Her custom designed white strapless dress with a mid length train was perfect for a bit of drama but easy for her to move around. The bridesmaids wore chocolate brown tea length dresses and the groom & his men sported chocolate brown vests and ties. With the ivory, burnt orange and bright orange flowers it was a warm and vibrant event. They were driven from the church in a vintage white limo to the UT Club in the stadium of the University of Texas. The guest were served a wonderful dinner and enjoyed cocktails in a room where Longhorn memorabilia and details were everywhere to be seen. The heartfelt toast from the Bride & Groom to the guests and family thanking all for sharing in thier most special day to date. We were even able to gain access to one of the private game boxes for a few photos. And though we could not see the UT tower lit up orange from the windows I am sure that will be a special part of their wedding photos.