It was so hard to narrow down photos from Anna & Cole's beautiful March wedding at the Villa on Lake Georgetown because not only were the details and venue amazing, but they are just awesome people! Anna teaches and coaches and Cole is a minor league baseball players, so both of them are in the position of a role model. Even just from shooting their wedding I know that they set a good example for the people they are in front of every day.
I love the cute robes the girls got ready in!
Pretty girls in pink! The beautiful flowers were actually done by some family members.
Oh man, the cloudy sky was a dream to shoot with!
But let me tell you, we had a good time trying to get a serious photo from the guys. They looked super sharp though!
The guest were greeted by a lovely display of vintage item and a guest book filled with photos of Anna & Cole, setting the stage for the vintage, romantic theme of the whole wedding!
This display of heirloom items, along with all the other vintage things, really did come from Anna's family! Anna's mom did an amazing job putting together everything in a way that was worthy of a professional, in my opinion.
The ceremony was decorated simply, and elegantly, with rustic tin buckets of baby's breath and a chandelier that I wish I could steal!
Despite the rain earlier that day, Anna's prayers were answered, the rain stopped, and the ceremony got to be outside overlooking the lake!
When I asked Anna what some of her favorite moment of the wedding were, she said that seeing Cole's reaction when she walked down the aisle was on of them. I have to agree, and I always love getting to photograph that moment!
The fading light presented a challenge photography-wise, but made for a gorgeous twilight ceremony! And the sunset with the clouds leftover from the storm? So pretty!
This wedding really showed that while natural light might be my forte, nighttime offers a totally different and seriously gorgeous opportunity to get something a little different!
The lovely pink and grey romantic, vintage theme carried through and made for a lovely reception! For favors, guests could make up bags of yummy candy.
The centerpieces almost made my vintage-loving self drool.
The precious mini cakes by Be My Cupcake tasted just as good as they looked!
The Villa on Lake Georgetown's reception hall is a great space for a party and I thoroughly enjoyed my first time shooting in the new building!
One of the most touching parts of the wedding for me was the dollar dance because unlike a typical dollar dance which raises money for the couple's honeymoon, Anna and Cole decided to make the dance a fundraiser for Anna's cousin's son, Logan, who is dealing with a rare form of childhood cancer. It was a really beautiful way to honor and support their family. Any prayers for Logan and his family would be greatly appreciated!
There were also some amazing dancers making the party super fun, aided by the always awesome DJ Blake Hunter.
In a tribute to Cole's baseball career, he put the garter on a baseball and pitched it, the fun kind of detail that really makes a wedding unique!
Congratulations, Anna & Cole! It was such a pleasure photographing y'all's wedding!
I have to also give a shout out to my amazing second shooter, Carlos, and assistant, Becca. Sometimes photographers get sick, and unfortunately I wasn't feeling too well on this day, but they supported me so well the whole wedding.