The Union on Eighth Wedding - Jamie & Karey

One year ago, Jamie and Karey tied the knot. Their wedding was one of my favorites from last year and I'm sure it will always be one of my favorites. Jamie's knack for finding and creating cute details and decorations is off the charts. Karey's creativity and talent guided the wedding videography and music. Since this day they have continued to grow in their love for one another and they have been a wonderful example of the joys of marriage. 

I'm excited to announce that their wedding will be featured in the upcoming March issue of Brides of Austin so be sure to pick up a copy!

Venue: The Union On Eighth // Dress: Maggie Sottero // Groom's attire: H&M // Bride's shoes: TOMS // Groom's shoes: Aldo // Makeup: Beauty by Shannon Nicole // Cake: Fantasy Cakes // Florist: Grace Hamilton // Wedding rings: Rare Earth, Diamonds Direct

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Climbing hills and eating donuts in San Francisco

Those two things cancel each other out, right?

This year Kalen and I ventured to San Francisco to celebrate our four year anniversary. We both love California but had never been to the northern coast so we decided it would be the perfect place. We stayed in an Airbnb in Bernal Heights which was great because we were close to Bernal Heights Hill and the Mission District. We got 3 day bus passes that took us pretty much anywhere and we walked, a lot. I would say my least favorite part about San Francisco was walking straight up hills. By the end of our trip my calves, hamstrings and glutes were dead.

In just three and a half short days we managed to do so many things! We climbed Bernal Heights Hill for some fantastic views of the city and cute dogs. We relaxed at Mission Dolores Park and saw even more cute dogs. We went downtown and walked through Chinatown and rode a trolley to Fisherman's Wharf and watched the sea lions at Pier 39. My favorite part of our trip was traveling all the way across town to Land's End and watching the sunset. On our last day we hit up the tourist spots. We ate Bob's Donuts, saw the "Full House" house and then realized we were actually looking for the Painted Ladies and Alamo Square Park (which we eventually found), and we ended up at the Golden Gate Bridge at dusk.

Our most important mission (and almost always is our most important mission on vacation): good food. We brunched at Precita Park Cafe, Boogaloos and the Crepe House. We had a nice dinner at Alamo Square Seafood Grill and Fog Harbor Fish House. I would recommend eating at any of those places if you visit the city. Also, the weather in San Francisco is on another level. Compared to New York in mid January this place was heaven. Even though we had beautiful sunny days each day we were there, I was disappointed that I didn't get to see #karlthefog.

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Caney House Wedding - Kristna & Kyle

Kristna and Kyle are such a sweet couple and their wedding was one of my favorites from last year. Their wedding was set around the Caney House, a quaint historic house in a small southeast Texas town. I loved how each detail was unique and special to them from their engraved Bible and custom made rings to their TOMS shoes. Instant photos, strawberry naked cake, rustic setting, sunset bride and groom portraits -- I could go on with all the reasons why I loved this wedding. But most of all, on this day I gained two new wonderful friends and I am so honored to have been a part of their wedding. Oh, and for the record, Kyle is not a hipster.

Venue: Caney House  //  Florals: Flower Cottage  //  Dress: BHLDN  //  Hair: Made You Blush  //  Bride's ring: Kenzie & Co  //  Shoes: TOMS  //  Groom's Attire: Stag, Imogene + Willie  //  Groom's ring: Point No Point Studio  //  Bow ties: Tangled Ties  //  Videographer: Sharayah Cannon

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Check out the awesome wedding day highlights video created by Sharayah Cannon!

Austin Engagement Photographer - Karey & Jamie

Karey & Jamie met a little over a year ago and fell in love at a music festival. On the way to the festival Jamie told her best friend "I think I'm destined to meet my husband here" and she did! Last year Karey, who works on the video team at a local church, planned a big production of a proposal to Jamie and it was like something out of a movie (see the video here). These two are perfect for each other; they're both creative, fashionable and excitable. They are such a joy to be around and their love for one another is beautiful. They are special to me because they are family! Karey is my boyfriend Kalen's brother. I'm so happy that he found Jamie and that I've been there to witness their journey into marriage. 

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