Hill country wedding

Compass Rose Cellars Wedding: Nate & Cassidy

Lessons from Nate & Cassidy's wedding:

1. Don't be afraid to think outside the box- instead of looking at typical wedding venues, Nate & Cassidy remembered visiting a winery they loved, Compass Rose Cellars, and got married there.  Or maybe you don't want to feed each other cake in the traditional way?  How about throwing it to each other?

2. Take a few minutes to connect in the middle of a hectic day- even though weddings are about two people getting married, you'd be surprised at how little time you end up with each other, so step away to pray, reflect, or just be together for a few minutes.

3. Make sure everyone you love is there- Patrick the dog (not Nate's cousin Patrick) is a huge part of Nate & Cassidy's life so it only makes sense that he would be part of the wedding.  Pro-tip: assign one person to be in charge of your pet so they don't end up wandering off!

4. Be all in- Whether it's your commitment to one another or singing every word of Bohemian Rhapsody, your marriage and this world is better when you don't hold back.  P.S.  Dancing is more fun when you're not afraid to look a little crazy!

Venue: Compass Rose Cellars

Florals: Lilywilde Flower Co

Farm tables: made by the bride, groom, and their friends!

Austin Wedding Photographer: Katie & Marco!

Every wedding unites two people with different childhood experiences, family traditions, and hometowns.  In Katie & Marco's case, that includes two continents, two languages, and two cultures.  I loved walking around during cocktail hour hearing the mix of Spanish & English as Bolivians and Minnesotans became one family in the beautiful hill country of Texas

Venue: UT Golf Club

Florals: The Flower Girl

Coordinating: Swoop Events

Catering: 2 Dine 4

DJ: Groove Labs

Hair & Make up: Joel Ray Salon

Lawn Games: Bee Lavish

Mo Ranch Wedding: Audrey & Mitch!

If you head west from Austin, pass through Dripping Springs and go all the way to Fredericksburg and then keep going west, you'll end up in Kerville.  But if you drive a little further, you'll pass through the little town of Hunt and then find yourself in the deep, true Texas Hill Country.  You'll also find yourself at Mo Ranch, a camp along the towering banks of the Guadalupe.  After the long drive, arriving at Mo Ranch for Audrey & Mitch's weekend of wedding festivities felt like an escape from reality: beautiful views, canoes, water slides, and little to no cell service.  But while it might have felt that way for the guests and myself,  Audrey & Mitch already live a life that is adventure and travel.  They don't need to escape because exploring interesting places with the people they love is normal.  Maybe we should all aspire to make our weekends (and weekdays!) so vibrant that wedding weekends can be a continuation of a life we love already. Mo Ranch Wedding_0060

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