Austin landmarks served as the backdrop for Darrin and Danielle’s wedding in September 2012.  The couple’s simplistic vision of the event became reality in the sense that the event unfolded naturally and the bride, groom and their family and friends came together and had a wonderful time.  Full of personal touches and memorable details, this wedding was equally timeless and quirky from start to finish.

The ceremony and reception took place at the Zilker Clubhouse which offers a stunning view of the Texas State Capitol and Austin skyline.  Clear blue skies, ample sunshine and a cold front resulted in perfect weather for an outdoor wedding.  The groom and groomsmen took their places on the terrace, looking relaxed and smiling, and the ceremony began.  The groom’s five nephews served as ring bearers and were a sight to see in matching attire and boots with spurs for young cowboys.  Next, the adorable flower girl began her procession cautiously, stopped suddenly and placed her basket of rose petals on the ground which encouraged her Mom, the Matron of Honor, to accompany her down the aisle.  Danielle was strikingly beautiful in a floor-length lace bridal gown and chic and soft chignon.  The bride and groom recited personal vows and released a white dove at the conclusion of the ceremony which was lovely and symbolic of the couple’s bright future.

After the ceremony, the newlyweds hopped into Darrin’s classic Chevrolet and cruised down South Congress.  I had the unique and fun opportunity to take portraits of the couple on their wedding day at some fun and scenic spots.    In addition to close friends and family attending the wedding, Austinites did their part by smiling, waving and congratulating Darrin and Danielle as they walked through the Capitol and around town.

Upon return from the Capitol, a delicious Texas Bar-B-Que dinner was served in the cozy, white limestone Zilker Clubhouse.  The celebration continued with witty and heartfelt toasts by the Father of the Bride, Matron of Honor, Best Man and a close friend of the groom.  Younger guests were happy to know they could decorate and enjoy cupcakes and run circles and play under twinkle lights on the terrace.  As the sunset, the lights of the city began to glow and everyone hit the dance floor as a honky-tonk band began performing live music in the fresh evening air.

It was a pleasure to photograph this incredibly special family occasion and I wish Darrin and Danielle a lifetime of happiness.

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