This wedding was featured on 7 Centerpieces!
I was pumped to meet with Taylor and Aaron in San Antonio for their consultation. I had briefly met Aaron a little over a year ago when photographing his sister, Rachel's, hill country wedding. At the end of Rachel's wedding my heart broke, thinking I'd never get to spend time with this beautiful family again. Lucky for me, fate had other plans.
When I arrived at Taylor & Aaron's backyard wedding my jaw dropped. The details were perfect. From the bride's shoes (handmade by the groom's mother) to the flowers, everything was gorgeous, and it was a wedding that was 100% them. Shortly after I arrived, Taylor returned from the salon and it was time to get ready. Getting her son up from his nap, he wasn't in love with the idea of getting ready but didn't put up too much of a fuss. After getting ready herself, it was time for Taylor to knock Aaron's socks off at their first look, something she did with ease.
Before we knew it, family photos were done and it was ceremony time! Taylor was walked up the aisle by her son (I swear, I didn't cry) and a short, and very touching, ceremony commenced. I swear, it's crazy how powerful love can be. A complete stranger could have watched their ceremony and felt, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how in love these two beautiful people are. The ceremony was followed with drinks, dinner, cake cutting, dancing, lawn games and conversation galore until it was time for the newly wedded couple to go off, and on to the rest of their lives together!
Every wedding is a story, and each wedding story has its own beauty. I love being a wedding photographer because I get to tell these stories, and get to share an important piece of someone's life with the world. The genuine kindness and love this family has, along with the insane cuteness of Taylor's son, will live on in my memory forever. Real beauty doesn't come from makeup, good bone structure, and great clothes: it comes from within, and every member of this perfect family was so beautiful. Congratulations, Taylor and Aaron, and I can't wait to see your family continue to grow!
This beautiful Liberty Hill wedding was only possible through many wonderful, helping hands. Altared Weddings & Events provided several rented items (including the lawn games and wine barrel lighting), Monarch Event Rentals provided tables and chairs. Shine Holiday Lighting helped set the mood with the gorgeous lights in the the trees and bushes, and Gino's Italian Restaurant provided the insanely delicious meal. Cassidee Johnson of Blush This Salon did a wonderful with Taylor's wedding day look. Those beautiful flowers that I posted way too many photos of? Courtesy of a family friend, and Cynthia's Manhattan Limo took the happy couple from the biggest day of their life, on to the rest of their life!