Saying Rachel and Steve love Austin would be an understatement, their admiration for this city is really incredible, and they wanted to share their affection for their beloved city with their wedding guests.
Rachel & Steve tied some of their favorite Austin things into the theme of their wedding — some of their favorite spots were made into photographs and used as the table numbers, they even had a guitar case on the gift table in tribute to Austin music. (We explored some of their favorite spots during their engagement session on South Congress.) One of my favorite moments of the wedding day was seeing Steve’s reaction as Rachel walked down the aisle at St. Austin’s Catholic Parish. His eyes were filled with tears, and Father Jamie Baca leaned over to offer support. I typically don’t tear up during the wedding ceremony when I’m photographing the event. I’m usually so caught up in capturing the moments … But when Rachel walked down the aisle, you could just feel all of the love radiating in the church. In lieu of wedding favors, this amazing couple made a donation to the American Diabetes Association in honor of their guests. Just awe-inspiring — I think that’s such a thoughtful and smart idea. This amazing wedding was made possible with the fantastic vendors.
Photography by Debra Gulbas