Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunset Kiss

Click to enlargeZach and Lori just had their wedding on a temperate Austin day ( upper 90's) on the top floor of the Austin landmark The Oasis. For those who have never been the Oasis is a restaurant/bar/live music venue whose draws include stunning landscape and statuary, margaritas and the best view of the sun setting over Lake Travis. They have over 30 different decks from which the views are fantastic. Lori and Zach's ceremony was held on the top deck of the Oasis just as the sun was nearing the horizon. There was just a sprinkling of clouds and just enough haze in the day to get some really great color in the sky. Click to enlargeThe flowers by Carie of Always and Forever were gorgeous in shades of green, red, magenta and yellow. Lori's mermaid styled dress had a froth of sheer organza for the train which to me perfectly fit her personality and hairstyle...soft curls with the colorful orchids pinned in (which perfectly matched the bridesmaids magenta knee length dresses) She just glowed with happiness and tears as she and Zach became husband and wife. Family and friends had gathered from as far as New Jersey to enjoy their nuptials. The dinner put out by the Oasis chefs was wonderful (especially the pecan encrusted snapper...yum!). After cake, drinks, dancing and some tearful and wonderful toasts they exited to their stretch limo in a hail of well wishes under an arch of sparklers. Enjoy Hawaii and we cant wait to get together when you return. Click to enlarge

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

High School Sweethearts

Click to enlargePeter and Nicole are High School sweethearts. They married 11 years after meeting on a chilly Round Rock, Texas Spring day. Peter and the groomsmen started the day at Roosters Men's Grooming Center in Austin while Nicole had her makeup done. The ladies met at Nicole's parents home for a snack and to finish hair and makeup before heading to St Williams Catholic Church, Round Rock. For those who have not been to St Williams it is a beautiful Church with soaring star covered ceilings, stained glass and elegnat architecture. To have their wedding on this day they had to work around another wedding and a mass so theirs was an evening ceremony. Family and friends gathered close and celebrated their Union. After the full Mass and wedding ceremony all ajourned to the huge church reception hall where they feasted on Rudy's BBQ.