Your ideal Austin elopement package should be all day because it is your wedding day!
An elopement means that you are choosing to be intentional with how and whom you spend your wedding day with. An elopement is just as special as a traditional wedding day, you are being intentional and authentic to yourself in wanting a day that is a bit more intimate. Whom you include and what you do to ensure that your day is the best representation of your love and commitment to one another.
According to Wikipedia, “Elopement, colloquially speaking, is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a hurried flight away from one’s place of residence together with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married. ” That is no longer the case, take a look at how Emily & Max spent their day as an example.
Emily & Max decided that they would get ready separately and do a first look with one another. I found a perfect hidden away gem at Zilker Park to make sure they were able to have an intimate and quiet moment to read their vows to one another.
We then went to South Congress in Austin Texas, to get some urban images for their day. Since they were both shy individuals, they were excited but a little nervous to go downtown all dressed up, but they were pleasantly surprised by all the kindness and well wishes that they received from strangers wanting to encourage them on their wedding day. Emily was wanting a photo with the state capital in the background, so I found the perfect street and spot to do it. Once we ran across the road to safety we continued to Austin Motel and Hotel San José for a few photos.
Then we left downtown to find some shots for the happy couple! Their ceremony with their family & close friends was at Max’s parent’s house, so we went to a Mexican restaurant near there, Polvos. I loved the imagery of Emily & Max stepping over flattened cans in their wedding attire on their way to get us shots. Once the tequila had hit it was time to go around the block to the ceremony location.
It was an absolutely beautiful backyard wedding. Emily’s Stepdad played the guitar as they walked up to the ceremony, Max’s father was the officiant, then family members read some beautiful and meaningful readings. There was not a dry in sight but there certainly was a celebration when they were announced.
We did family photos and cocktail hour (how beautiful are those old fashions?!) then everyone sat down to be served their own queso bowl and a delicious dinner from Lamberts Austin BBQ.
What does your perfect day of celebrating your love look like? If you’d like me to help plan your Austin Elopement, drop me a message HERE