When an Austin wedding full of this much emotion and loveliness hits our inboxes, we know we can’t keep it from the world! Laura & Bryan’s sweet soirée at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden just warms our hearts and has us grinning from ear to ear, from the coordinating bridesmaids’ dresses of peach and blush hues to that charming crown of blooms the flower girl wore. The bride herself just radiates beauty and grace through and through, and we know her darling husband agrees by the way he looks at her. Laura shares a few words about the planning process for this fabulous celebration.
From the bride…. We had about a year to plan our wedding, so we were able to take everything one step at a time. I am a full time graduate student, so we had to be creative as we planned a wedding on a budget. We initially wanted a small, intimate celebration, but soon realized we had too big of a family to leave out of the fun. Choosing the Umlauf Sculpture Garden for our location set the entire event in motion….we wanted to keep the feeling relaxed, outdoorsy, romantic, and still have that Austin feeling. The ceremony felt magical, with the breeze and swaying trees created a sense of peace as we stood up there and read our vows we had written for each other. Our wedding was everything we could have hoped it would be and more!
THANKS to all my awesome couples who helped get The Knot BEST of Weddings 2014! I have been fortunate enough to be selected from 2009-2014!
When 2 friends that you known for 16 years get hitched it’s a bit difficult… not only did I tear up during the ceremony I have been laughing and choking up looking through all the images. Chris and Carrie’s wedding was a true reflection of who they are and I feel extremely lucky to have been a part of it. A million THANKS to Kat Bevel for second shooting and taking over the reception so I could pretend to have some awesome dance moves : ) On a side note I wanted to give their images a little edge since they are my favorite rockers… the treatment is different than my signature look but I love it. Chris&Carrie CONGRATS and I LOVE YOU!
Photos can be found HERE!