I don’t get to do these kinds of shoots very often, but I love it! I love capturing this once in a lifetime moment that is so special, so sweet, and so powerful. Garrett and Lauren were engaged this past saturday at Brenners Steakhouse on the Bayou, and I was so honored to be a small part of it. Enjoy a few images that capture the special moment, and leave them a comment to congratulate them!
I LOVE her reaction on the right, and his look of relief on the bottom left
Now for a quick little portrait session! Despite the full sun and zillion degree weather, they looked fantastic!
love love love this.
Congratulations you two!
FROM CORTNEY AND BARRETT
Q. What was your favorite memory of the day? Cortney:
A. Watching Barrett as I walked down the aisle toward him during the ceremony.
Q. What was your favorite memory of the day? Barrett:
A. The memory of our wedding ceremony.
Q. What was your favorite detail? Cortney:
A. The sunlight coming down on us through the clouds during the blessing of the rings.
Q. What was your favorite detail? Barrett:
A. The lay-out for the wedding ceremony – The wedding party, guests, quartet, and flowers.
Q. Do you have any advice for future brides and grooms on the big day? Cortney:
A. A wedding reception is worth every cent to share with your family and friends.
Q. Do you have any advice for future brides and grooms on the big day? Barrett:
A. Have your ceremony at the 12th on the green at Hyatt Lost Pines!
Q. Funniest moment from your wedding day? Cortney:
A. Barrett had gotten sun-burned on the day of our wedding. Ha!
Q. Funniest moment from your wedding day? Barrett:
A. Can’t think of one off hand…
Q. Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Cortney:
A. I’m fairly detail oriented, therefore minor details, however I enjoyed every moment with Barrett!
Q. Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Barrett:
A. Bigger groom’s cake so that everyone can have a piece!
Q. What was your favorite purchase for the big day? Cortney:
A. Wedding ring
Q. What was your favorite purchase for the big day? Barrett:
A. Wedding ring
Q. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
A. A secret beach
Q. Is there anything else you would like to share?
A. We loved our day and are excited to share it with so many dear and important family and friends. We look forward to sharing the video from Adam Nyholt with our family and wedding party at our home in our home theatre. Here’s to many blessed and wonderful years to come!
Q. Who was with you throughout the process of finding your wedding dress?
A. My dad, mom, mother-in-law, sisters, and sister-in-law all helped me find that “perfect” dress.
Q. Did you know exactly what you were looking for in a wedding dress?
A. I had an idea about what I wanted. I knew that I wanted something slim fitting without too much “puffiness” and beautifully ordaned.
Q. How many dresses/locations had you tried before you finally found the perfect dress?
A. 12ish/5 different bridal shops
Q. Describe the moment you realized “this is my dress.”
A. I saw the dress in a window and absolutely loved it. I tried it on and felt a sigh of relief because I was done looking. A huge weight had been lifted and I carried a big smile around for a few hours after.
Q. What do you love about your dress and how does it make you feel?
A. I love the way the dress falls elegantly behind me and the intricate detail. The dress is obviously important, but I couldn’t wait until my husband saw it… I wanted to see the look on his face which made me feel extremely loved and blessed.
Tara and Justin are an awesome couple! I loved being a part of their big day 1) because they are, in fact, awesome and 2) because their wedding was a blast! It was definitely a fun one to capture as well as absolutely beautiful and very very sweet.
Make sure to read their wedding recap at the bottom of the post!
Q. What was your favorite memory of the day? Tara:
A. Coming down the aisle with my dad and seeing Justin waiting on me. Second favorite: our first dance – it was exactly how I pictured that moment.
Q. What was your favorite memory of the day? Justin:
A. Getting a private moment to see Tara before our wedding began.
Q. What was your favorite detail? Tara:
A. Our surprise cigar bar for my dad!
Q. What was your favorite detail? Justin:
A. The live cigar roller set up right by the dance floor!
Q. Do you have any advice for future brides and grooms on the big day? Tara:
A. First look – do it. It definitely helped me calm down from all the chaos of the day and I needed that moment alone with Justin… that moment was priceless.
Q. Do you have any advice for future brides and grooms on the big day? Justin:
A. Make time to do something for yourself… your last breakfast, lunch, cup of coffee, etc.
Q. Funniest moment from your wedding day? Tara:
A. Justin DIVING underneath my dress after the garter!
Q. Funniest moment from your wedding day? Justin:
A. Being surprised by DJ Erik playing “No Pare Sigue Sigue” and everyone circling around and getting crazy on the dance floor.
Q. Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Tara:
A. I would probably have taken some time in the morning to myself and read the bible with a cup of coffee.
Q. Would you change anything if you could do it all over again? Justin:
A. I never was able to get any coffee from our coffee bar… so having a cup after dinner would’ve been nice.
Q. What was your favorite purchase for the big day? Tara:
A. The Flowers!!!
Q. What was your favorite purchase for the big day? Justin:
A. The DJ
Q. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
A. Puerto Vallarta- Grand Velas
Venue: Nature’s Point on Lake Travis
Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie
Flowers: Bouquets of Austin
Hair: Melissa at Belle’s Ball
Makeup: Maris Malone Calderon
DJ: DJ Erik at Greenbelt DJ
Thanks Tara and Justin for sharing all these great details about your wedding and thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!!
Venue: Hotel Zaza
Event Coordinator: Emily Moise at Keely Thorne
Florist: Rob Smith at Events in Bloom
Cake Artist: Who Made The Cake
Musician/DJ: Divisi Strings and Drywater Band
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