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Hotel El Convento Wedding

We met Taryn & Javi on a rainy day in New York city for their engagement session about 11 months before their wedding day. Although it was supposed to rain on their wedding day as well, it was a perfectly sunny day instead. Taryn & Javi had their ceremony at the San Juan Cathedral and their reception at our favorite San Juan hotel, the El Convento. Their wedding incorporated Catholic, family, and Puerto Rican traditions. At the reception, Taryn’s dad made sure to grab a have a photo with Taryn & a basketball, a family tradition since she was in high school. Taryn had also surprised Javi at the reception with a traditional Pleneros band that kept the party raging in between a band break. The energy was infectious as everyone seemed to know every word to every song! The party continued on after the El Convento and ending up lasting until the wee hours of the morning by the pool of La Concha.

This was our third trip to Puerto Rico for a wedding and it did not disappoint as we were finally able to see a different side of the island we had never seen before, the side with beautiful beaches! Two days after the wedding we went with Taryn & Javi and some of their wedding guests on a catamaran to clear blue waters for snorkeling. Unfortunately, many of us walked away with sunburns.:)

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It is always a treat to see former clients and their families at weddings we shoot. In this case I shot Eric’s sister, Alyson’s, wedding in Austin almost 4 years ago. Alyson and Craig now have two adorable daughters that I got to meet at the wedding.  Krissy & Eric are living in Florida at the moment but wanted to have a destination wedding and loved the idea of getting married in a town they had visited before that they loved. Krissy contacted us almost a year ago and reserved her venue, the Thomas Bennett house in Charleston, South Carolina, based on our availability. The house is more of a historic mansion located centrally in downtown Charleston.The rooms were a perfect backdrop to the girls getting ready as well as some bridal portraits before the ceremony and the lawn was beautifully manicured for spring for a tented reception. Their ceremony was at the Johannes Lutheran Church where they did a sword arch exit with all of Eric’s Navy friends. We took portraits at Battery Park so we get a few photos with the ocean water and the gorgeous moss covered trees that South Carolina is known for. There is something so beautiful about the way the light shines in South Carolina, the light is the perfect amount of soft and warm. The reception was full of laughter and dancing which also continued on into their after party. We’re so glad that we could make it out to Charleston for a fun and beautiful destination wedding.

~Caroline

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Wow! That is the first thing I think of when looking back on this amazing wedding at Camp Lucy. When you combine some amazing clients, Sarah + Dan, and an all star cast of Austin wedding professionals like Brock & Co, Posey Events, FILO lighting, and the Pictures Band, it is destined to be an epic wedding! We even saw some of our future clients, Tatianna & Will, on the dance floor which gave a good indication of the party that is to be later this month. The day started off at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown Austin and transitioned to the hill country for a beautiful ceremony on the lawn at Camp Lucy and an amazing dance party in the hall. The ceremony was accented with an stunning huppah beautifully decorated with wild orchids and moss. The bride was introduced  with a unique cover of the Beatles song “Let it Be” by a full gospel choir! It was a pretty special moment and set the tone for the rest of the day. The reception was filled with many activities including a whiskey tasting, beer tasting, and hand rolled cigars. Inside the reception hall, The Pictures Band keep the dance party going.

~Ben

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Jaclyn may look familiar because like Jenna she was a bridesmaid at Mel & Dave’s Puerto Rico wedding. We were lucky enough to be in Jaclyn’s neck of the woods, Miami!, at the perfect time to shoot their engagement session at Vizcaya museum & gardens. It was a beautiful, albeit humid, day but the sunset we photographed from a nearby park was perfect. We’re looking forward to one amazing destination wedding this year at Justin’s parents home in California.
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