Hill Country Hitched
Since my own wedding is less than a month away, I figured it would be fun to share some of the styled wedding shoots I’ve had the pleasure of being a part of this year! My most recent shoot was with Jonathan Ivy at the Lost Mission venue and it was a dream team! If you live in San Antonio, or any neighboring cities, you should check out these individual vendors as they are all incredible!
For a wedding dress that will WOW and not break the bank, Olivia Grace Bridal Shop has the most stunning wedding gowns as well as best service! I met their team while planning for this shoot and we hit it off so well that we did not only did we become friends, but they went to Chicago for market and found MY wedding dress! Although I will share more after my wedding about dress shopping I want to share a quick bit on how amazing this store is!
I showed, Alice (the manager and one amazing lady) and Razil (the owner) a Pinterest image of a pattern I liked and a silhouette. A week later, she messaged me she had found something she thought I might like. When I saw the dress she had selected I nearly cried! It was literally my two dream pinterest dresses in one dress! I don’t know how she did it! She took so much care listening to me and searching for the perfect one! Shout out to Alice for being awesome!
Not only was Alice great to work with, but I actually fell in love on set with the adorable and oh-so-furry Fancy Pants the llama! I had never been up close to a llama but I am now convinced I need one someday. Fancy Pants is a wedding llama and the snuggliest camelid I’ve ever met! He is owned by Leslie at Leslie’s Llamas and would make a great addition to any hill country wedding!
My makeup and hair was done by the team at Jax Studio. Jax, the store owner, did my makeup and Morgan one of her stylist managed to fit this beautiful hairpiece in my hair! Jax is literally one of my favorite people, she is incredibly funny, outgoing, kind and a phenomenal makeup artist! She knows everything about treating your skin right and has great product recommendations if you are in the market looking for quality skincare!
The bouquets for this shoot were designed by Alamo Plants Petals and incorporated vibrant summer colors. They matched perfectly with the country venue. Last but certainly not least, my dear friend and fellow blogger Samantha from the Pink Envelope planned the entire event. Somehow she manages to always create a beautiful product and be a joy to work with in the process. While she is not a full-time wedding planner, she and her husband own Jonthan Ivy and can help you with your photography needs! Jonthan is amazing at capturing not only Pinterest worthy images, but meaningful moments. I feel fortunate that our efforts were rewarded when we landed the front page of San Antonio Wedding Magazine which can be snagged at local HEBs, coffee shops and whoever else carries them!!! This shoot will always have a special place in my hear as the whole planning of it kick-started my own engagement!
Jewelry: Diamonds Direct
The second shoot I want to share with y’all was completed early this year and was absolutely incredible! I fell in love with the color palette and vision so much I contemplated re-making it for Thomas and my wedding. Everything about it showcased the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country and set the tone for an amazing year of wedding planning!
While I have been away from the creative scene in Austin for several years, I have remained in touch with Lauren from Lola Beauty and was so lucky she called me for this shoot! Lola Beauty expanded to Colorado earlier this year, and while I am sad Lauren is so far, they are doing an amazing job making dream weddings come true in Texas AND COLORADO now! The beautiful gown I wore was actually a two-piece set and fit like a glove! I never thought I would like wearing a bodysuit as a wedding gown but it was actually very comfortable and flattering! I loved the long boho braid and cascading flowers that tied the look together. If you are looking for wedding inspiration, check out the following vendors for some creative ideas!
Photographer: Jen Dillender
Floral: The Heirloom Table
Coordinator: Altar Ego weddings
Hair and Makeup: Lola Beauty
Others: Premiere Events Austin, Kendra Scott
Hope y’all have an amazing week!