Kaitlynn and Larry's Texas Wedding
Kaitlynn and Larry live in Washington, DC but decided to have their destination wedding in Austin. Kaitlynn’s family is from Oregon, so they thought it would be the perfect halfway meeting place for her side of the family. Plus, Larry is from Texas, so his family is already here! We were so thrilled when they contacted us after finding us on Instagram! They decided to have their wedding at Bear Creek Retreat in Manchaca (just south of Austin). Bear Creek has several houses on the property, which was great for out of town guests. Loved the big trees and grassy areas on the property!
Bride and Bridesmaid Details
Kaitlynn had her hair and makeup done by Lip Service XO in the main house. I love the photo of Kaitlynn and the ladies peeking out the window as the guys walked by. Kaitlynn’s happy face was priceless! She wore a strapless sweetheart lace wedding dress, a veil with lace detail, and a shoulder necklace. I also loved her ornate engagement ring that was like no other engagement ring I’ve ever seen! Her bouquet had white, pink, coral, and red roses and ranunculus with greenery. Her bridesmaids wore different colored dresses in the same style from David’s Bridal and had white bouquets.
Groom and Groomsmen Details
Larry and his guys got ready in the cottage also on the Bear Creek property. Larry wore a midnight blue suit from Calvin Klein, with a light yellow/gold tie and a white rose boutonnière. The groomsmen wore grey Vera Wang suits with blue ties and white rose boutonnières.
Wedding Party Gifts
Kaitlynn and Larry had surprise gifts for their bridesmaids and groomsmen: SPEXWAX sunglasses, which are made from upcycled records and come in unique cases made from the record album covers. Everyone in the wedding party was pretty excited about picking out their pairs, and we made sure to take some photos of them all wearing the sunglasses.
The wedding ceremony took place on the back patio behind the main house at Bear Creek Retreat. The floral and fabric backdrop looked beautiful behind them, along with the big oak trees in the background. They had a very sweet ceremony. You could tell that their family and friends were a big part of their lives!
For cocktail hour, they had a mariachi band play, which is always really fun for the guests! They also decorated the property with vintage furniture and rugs so guests had fun places to lounge.
The reception took place under a rented tent in a grassy area of the property. They decorated the tables with gold candlesticks, greenery, white and red florals, wedding cookies in gold boxes, and white and gold table settings. They hung strands of Edison bulbs to add to the romantic ambiance. For dessert, they had a bundt wedding cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes, mini bundt cakes in several different flavors, and white chocolate covered apples and other treats. They had a LOVE sparkler cake topper, which was also fun to photograph during the cake cutting.
At the end of the night, they wanted to sneak off and take some night time portraits, which we always love photographing! We played around with some long exposures with the pixelstick (LED light stick), some color gels, off camera flash, and string lights.
Loved working with this wonderful couple!
Austin Wedding Vendors
Venue: Bear Creek Retreat
Hair and Makeup: Billy Mercer at Lip Service XO
Bride’s Bouquet: Ben White Florist
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Coordinator: Ariel with Hermanas Inc.