When Amanda and Steven contacted us about their intimate backyard spring wedding, we were absolutely thrilled! We love when couples choose to celebrate their day exactly how they want to and their backyard celebration was a dream. This past spring we constantly had a high chance of rain every weekend during the wedding season. Of course, that wouldn’t stop anything but we knew they dreamed of a beautiful outdoor ceremony. When Bradley and I showed up the storm was clearing and their details were getting set up. We photographed them getting ready and a first look before the ceremony. After all the main events of the day were photographed the storm came through during their evening dinner. Obviously this didn’t stop the celebration and we loved seeing everyone enjoying their evening with everyone no matter what. That’s what weddings are about!
Here is more about Amanda and Steven and how they met in her words.
We met online. Our first date was at Starbucks for coffee, and originally I had cancelled. But luckily rescheduled. Unfortunately, I had something in my eye the entire date, and had tears coming out of my eye haha. From there we spent the weekend trying new foods, traveling back to Texas (had to help him escape Nebraska LOL), and doing home projects that neither of us were qualified to do. Steven is rather introverted, quiet at times and stoic. I am very outgoing, talkative and expressive. I feel like we complete each other so well. Many times I will strike up conversations with random strangers at places like home depot… Steven makes fun of me after, but patiently waits for me to be done chatting about plants, animals etc. We have two pups, Eleanor and Livy. Eleanor is completely in love with Steven, which is funny because she only weighs 4 pounds so sometimes when I see Steven walking this tiny (but needy dog) I laugh.
How we designed our wedding:
We had decided early on that we only wanted close friends and family at our wedding. We didn’t want to look around and see strangers or people we weren’t especially close to but felt forced to invite. We wanted it about us.
I love bright colors and wanted different colors that I hadn’t seen at a wedding. I came across a color palette that had yellow, deeper red and a lighter blue. It felt refreshing and fit our spring wedding. When speaking with the florist at HEB blooms I gave her creative freedom and simply told her I wanted a wildflower theme. Nothing too perfect looking.
I believe the Texas Hill Country complimented our entire wedding in a perfect way, it was a imperfectly perfect back drop to an elegantly relaxed day.