Wedding Date: March 28, 2009
Photographers: Thurston* and Mariae*
Ceremony: The Mansion at Judge's Hill, Austin, Texas
Venue: The Mansion at Judge's Hill, Austin, Texas
Stalkers, I finally get to blog Julie+Matt's wedding. And I know Julie has been waiting oh so patiently for her wedding blog as well. :) So, this was one of my favorite weddings this year. No, it wasn't because it was in Austin - but that does help. :) Mainly because they are just the sweetest couple...and that this wedding was almost a reunion of sort for Thurst and I. We saw most of the cast of characters a couple of months earlier at Tavia+Justin's wedding in Fredericksburg back in November. So when Thurst and I got to Urban Betty Salon where the girls were getting ready at that morning, it felt like less like work and more like we were longtime friends who had fancy schmancy cameras. Well, from the get go, I already knew that Julie was going to have an amazing wedding - I mean in her previous life, she used to be one of the wedding coordinators at the Driskill. Which could only mean that her wedding was going to be filled with uberfabulous goodies. :)
Stalkers, meet the gorgeous couple - Julie and Matt. :)
We started the day at Urban Betty where all the girls were getting their do's on. :)
Occassionally, we are able to get the groom getting ready as well...if they haven't already finished their 5 minute beautification procedures. :oP
I had to blog this. Julie's dad ran out and got all the girls some fresh cut flowers the morning of to enjoy during their getting ready.
The dress...and the incredibly high-heel wedding shoes. Can you believe she traisped through the "Austin Jungle" with these on during her bridals??
Tying the corset....right side up. :oP Julie...Tavia...you girls know what I'm talking about. :oP
Dear stalkers. I love First Looks. Three reasons why...there's the "before..."
...and the sweet moment "after."
Because we did a First Look, we were able to go right into the bride/groom portrait session. :)
This is my favorite picture of Mr. and Mrs. H.
After their bride/groom portraits...we got right into the wedding party pictures. Love, love, love that we are getting ample sunlight for these images! Typically, Thurst takes the guys aside for their portraits...
...and I shoot the girls separately. :)
Then we mix them all together for a few! :)
After all the pictures were done, everyone just hung out and had a cocktail hour before the ceremony. Yes, this is a novel idea, that I'm sure will catch on. :oP
I wanted to blog this picture, because she was sitting in just the prettiest light waiting for the ceremony to begin. :)
And of course...the wedding details.
I am crushing on Petal Pushers. :)
Stalkers...I absolutely ADORE the bouquets that Petal Pushers put together. Julie added her own little touch by including a brooch on each of the girls' bouquets.
The funny thing is that Julie forgot a brooch for herself....but Julie got her "something borrowed" from her grandmother who lent Julie her brooch for the bridal bouquet. Absolutely stunning.
The ceremony details....details...details...
The ceremony...Julie's dad walked her down the stairs....
...to where Matt was waiting for her. (Brides...in case you are wondering if a First Look takes away that moment when your groom sees you for the first time walking down the aisle...it definitely just add another dimension to your wedding day.)
The part where the minister asks who gives the bride away....Julie's dad doesn't look like he's ready quite yet to give her up. :)
Let's say the ceremony was pretty emotional...and leave it at that for the next few pictures. :)
Mr. and Mrs. :)
The congratulations...and yes, they were standing in the most perfect light. :)
The gorgeous rings.
...and all the glorious reception details.
Their first dance.
..and Julie's dance with the other man in her life. :) Did I tell you guys already how much I love parent dances?
Matt's dance with his mom.
...and a little moment at the end of the mother/son dance that Thurst captured.
Let them eat yummy cake. :oP
The entertainment for the night was performed by the band, Reunion. I have to say that they did an absolutely amazing job and kept the dance floor packed all night. Loved them!
Hmmmm...Matt oh Matt. You are a troublemaker.
And squished in between the couples....we got in a couple more images of just Julie+Matt on the dance floor. :)
Julie+Matt makes me smile. They are so saucy right here. :)
I just love Julie in this one. That is all.
And they lived happily every after. :) Especially if you are departing - or rather in this case, going around the blocks a couple of times...in a carriage. You have to live happily ever after. :)
Julie+Matt, congratulations!!! :) We wish nothing but good things for you two and enjoy your new home and your new life together. :)