There are some love stories that truly last the test of time, one of those is that of Johnny Cash and June Carter. I’m so in love with this shoot inspired by them from White Ivory Photography. It is such a sweet idea for an engagement session for a music loving couple. Below is a little bit about the shoot from the photographer.
I started listening to Johnny Cash after I saw a biographical movie about his life. I was moved to say the least. Despite the hardships he faced, right or wrong, or the problems that he dealt with, he had a love so deep which never died. The object of his affection; the beautiful June Carter. From the get go, this was going to be a difficult task and I wondered how they would ever wind up together. You don’t choose love, it chooses you. And there you have it. The epitome of their story. He worked so hard to win her over. My gosh, it was spectacular. It was truly inspiring to see and it deeply touched me. I wanted to photograph a session as a tribute to their love story. This shoot has a more modern feel to it, but nonetheless, I was more interested in capturing the essence of the pair including the sadness, the happiness, and the coyness.
I am absolutely obsessed with all the lush florals in today’s Texas wedding captured by The Bird & The Bear. The colorful centerpieces paired with the lace runners give such a romantic look. And that ceremony arch? Heavenly!
I wanted our wedding to have a bohemian, organic, rustic feel to it. I love the look of long farm tables, lots of candles, and vibrant pops of colors. Austin is a place that means a lot to both Nate and myself. I lived in Austin after college and Nate grew up in Austin, but moved in high school. We both love the hill country and music, just the energy of Austin, so we knew this is where we wanted to get married.
I wanted to get married outside and some place beautiful. I loved Pecan Grove because it captured the bohemian and rustic feel we wanted. We had many friends travel from all over the U.S. and knew they would enjoy seeing the hill country and eating Texas BBQ while listening to blue grass music!
I loved walking down the aisle and seeing faces of friends and family and then seeing Nate waiting for me. The flowers were absolutely beautiful and made the whole experience heavenly. Also, a very dear family friend is an Episcopalian minister and married us. His homily was so personal and touching. He even played a bit of some Jackson 5 at one point which was such a fun surprise and everyone broke out into a dance. He truly captured the spirit of who Nathan and I are as a couple. Nate and I were just both so excited to be marrying each other we couldn’t stop smiling and laughing.
My mother was a tremendous help along with our wedding planner, Heather Sorenson. I just showed them some pictures of what I was envisioning and they really did most of the work! Nate and I have very similar tastes so we were on the same page with most of the wedding details. Nate and I live in Houston so it was important to have someone help us who was based in Austin. Due to our work schedule, my mom made several trips to Austin to help with the planning and site visits. My mom and Heather were both amazing and this could not have happened without them.
There were so many parts of the day that meant so much to us. Just having all of our loved ones from all over together in one place. We really tried to enjoy every moment because we knew this would not happen again! It meant so much to us that all of our friends and loved ones were there to celebrate our special day.
Photography | The Bird & The Bear | Venue | Pecan Grove | Planning | Vintage and Lace | Florist | Petal Pushers | Cake | Sweet Treets | Catering | Salt Lick | Rentals | Monarch Rentals and Bee Lavish Rentals | Invitations | Bering’s Houston | Dress | Claire Pettibone from Unbridaled | Earrings | BHLDN | Shoes | Manolo Blahnik | Hair | Michael Soliz from One Salon Houston | Sister’s Dress | 3.1 Phillip Lim | Groom’s Suit | J.Crew | Videography | The Bird and The Bear | Ceremony Music | The Lost Pines | Reception Band | The Austin Nines | Transportation | R&R Limousine and Bus
Ending off this week with the sweetest heirloom bridal portrait session captured by Amy Nicole Photography. The bride has a big focus on family and from the beginning knew that she wanted to have portraits done at the church where her grandparents’ were married. She also brought the bible her grandmother carried down the aisle to continue the legacy. Such a lovely way to honor loved ones!