the Wedding of

ella & bRennan

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the Driskill Hotel
Austin, Texas

This charming Driskill wedding was full of beautiful details. As a wedding photographer I love to hear stories about wedding dresses and  this one is so good. 
"On one of our girls' road trips, my Mom and I decided that when the day finally came we would go to Paris to find my wedding dress. A couple weeks after the engagement, and in the research phase of our trip planning, we decided to make a few appointments in my hometown, Chicago, to get an idea of the style I wanted before we traveled 4,000 miles. Our first stop was Ultimate Bride on Oak Street - the same bridal gown salon where my mom got her wedding dress 35 years prior.
Naeem Khan happened to be setting up for a weekend trunk show on the day of my appointment, and on my Mom's recommendation, I decided to try on a couple that were pretty opposite of what I was leaning toward. The Oslo was the third dress I tried on. It was the exact opposite of what I thought I wanted but it fit like a glove and I fell in love with its details and craftsmanship: the wide grosgrain ribbons draping from the shoulders, the silk ribbon pattern that I had never seen before...I just knew it was the one and knew I could build the details of the rest of the wedding around the elegance it exuded. I literally did not want to take it off. There's a picture of me sitting in the chair sipping celebratory champagne while on the phone with other bridal salons cancelling appointments. I like to say the dress is so perfect I gave up a trip to Paris for it!" Ella

choosing anastasia to shoot our wedding was the easiest decision we had to make when wedding planning! 

ella & brennan

Besides your spouse-to-be, you spend the most time with the photographer on the wedding day so we made sure to pick someone we both clicked with. Anastasia has the ability to turn your nerves into excitement through the wedding planning process and even the wedding day. We had just as much fun with her as we did each other! Now that we have our wedding photos back - she had the talents to match! We are so happy we chose her to document our special day - if we could do it all over again we’d do it just the same!

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vendors & collaborators

Planning: Pearl Events Austin (Betsy Lowery)
Ceremony venue: Central Christian Church
Flowers: David Kurio Designs 
Reception Venue: The Driskill Hotel
Beauty: Makenzi Laine
Rentals Dance Floor: Center Stage
Rentals: Premiere Events
Rentals: Moontower Rentals
Rentals: Table Manners
Rentals: Noma Events
Draping: Unique Design Events
Cake: Lilac Sugar Cakes
Cake UT tower: Sweet Treats
Photobooth: MirMir
Videographer: The Camera Guy
Band: Matchmaker Band
Cocktail hour music: Matchmaker Jazz Trip
Confetti Cannons: Big Dog Pyro
Sketch: Vogue Vignette
Lighting: Ilios Productions
Send off: 4 Leaf Limo
Transportation: Uptown Valet