Sometimes you meet a wedding couple that sweep you off your feet from the very start. That is how I felt with Laura and Phil.
Jenny Stone of Jenny Stone Event Designs - a fabulous event planner - introduced me to Laura as she felt I was the perfect person to photograph her November garden wedding at Laguna Gloria. This was a second wedding for both of them so Laura wanted the wedding to be one big party and play down the traditional elements of a wedding. Her vision was more like a celebration than a wedding. I instantly connected with Laura and we began to personalize the event to be more reflective of their party concept.
The weather did not cooperate with their garden wedding plans. So Jenny added a tent, purchased tons of lanterns, strung lights in dark places, rented heaters... The event became even more perfect. Laura and Phil 's wedding was absolutely a riot - just ask their guests. The bride and groom were goo goo eyed all night, danced up a storm under the tents with their friends and paid no attention to the rain and biting cold.
Laura wore a couture vintage bridal gown made by Austin's premier fashion designer Linda Asaf. To make sure everything stayed in place, Laura had her personal stylist, Edie Henry, attend the wedding to "fluff, blot and re-apply" what ever was needed all night long. Such a smart idea. The groom, Phil, being the dapper English gentleman that he was, selected his own attire featuring a bright yellow vest and matching yellow tie under his gray wedding suit. Together with their flowers provided by Central Market - they were stunning.
Jenny and I had so much fun working with Laura on her wedding that we have already meet for happy hour to reminisce the event and look at pictures. It's couples like this that keep me in love with my job. Thank you Laura and Phil.
Venue: Laguna Gloria, Austin Texas Photographer: Kim Francois, Francois Photography Event Planner: Jenny Stone, Jenny Stone Event Designs Catering Service: Eddie Bernal, 34th Street Catering Tents: Marquee Rentals Florist: Central Market DJ: Jeff Hudson, Spacecraft Entertainment Musician: Ryan Cotner - guitarist Officiant: Jennifer Meador Gown Designer: Linda Asaf, Linda Asaf Designs Hair Stylists: Nikki Haley, Swoon Salon Make up: Arlene Tucker, Neiman Marcus Stylists: Edie Henry Transportation: Vintage Bently