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Archive for January 2012

Valerie & Jonathan's East Austin Engagement!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012



Valerie and Jonathan live on the East side so it was the perfect location for their engagement portrait! These two  fell in love with Big Bend and based their whole wedding around it! They lived in the back of his truck one summer which is where he proposed under a water fall with their dog Bogart by their side. ( he was the ring bearer of course)! they now have little Rita to join the family on their canoe rides on Ladybird Lake and their future camping adventures together!

Leia & Brad's Turquoise and Red Vintage Wedding!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Custom converse!

feeeed meeee!


serious red shoe envy!

Super 8 by Dad!

You can hear Brad's music HERE!
Royal Figs amazing chefs!


Leia & Brad's wedding was a colorful crafty family affair. Both of their parents helped with every detail of the wedding!  Brad's Dad photographed the whole event on his old Nikon Super 8 camera and his Mom ( an opera singer ) helped Brad practice dancing. Leia 's Mom  custom made her wedding dress, she also wore her Mother's wedding veil- and carried the handerchief that her Grandmother , Mom, Aunt and Great Aunt all carried at their weddings!  Her Dad made all the wedding signs, the candy bar sign and the record stands.  Leia said this is how they came up with their musical centerpieces:

"We choose our 10 favorite artists for the record/table numbers and put the lyrics from the songs that we felt expressed why we wanted to be married.  I grew up listening to my parent's old country albums so Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash felt like good picks. Brad's band, Zoo Pilot, of course had to be the head  table and one of my favorite songs of his is "All of the Time." Brad's all time favorites, The Kinks, The Beach Boys and The Beatles were also easy choices. The hardest part was narrowing it down to just 10!

Leia and her Mom also made the miniature guitars boutonnieres. They found the guitars (Christmas ornaments) on Amazon then  hot glued them together with red guitar pics and hypericuim berries  Brad choose specific guitars for each of his groomsmen by either the  guitars that they actually  played or ones that fit their personalities.   His best friend Joshua was the DJ and her best friend from High School did her hair and makeup- they each got the same tattoo!

At the end of the night Brad's sister and Best Wo-man Jill and her beau sang a special song for the newlyweds before their exit !

Cheers to Leia and Brad and Hawaiian honeymoons!

Venue: Inn at Wild Rose
Coordinator: Jason Freshly
Catering: Royal Fig
Officiant: Spike Gillespie
Ceremony Music: Monarch Chamber Ensemble
DJ/Best Man: Joshua Nichols
Dress: Handmade by Mom
Suit: Men's Warehouse
Cake: Krissy's Cakes
Super 8 : Ron Paxton
Hair & Makeup:Chelle Simoneaux
and a few more Jeff's awesome photobooth!