Look at this bride’s face! That, my friends, is pure joy, excitement and adorable style all rolled into one. Becoming Mr and Mrs at the gorgeous Elmwood Gardens, this boho beauty was absolutely glowing, surrounded by her family and friends and of course, her new hubby. Krystle Akin and The McKellars captured all the love and laughter, making our VAULT the place to be – come on in!
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From Krystle Akin…What an absolutely beautiful, magical wedding this was. Shelby and Zachary had been dating for pretty much forever since they met in middle school, and their bated breath excitement to finally be tying the knot was palpable. Their first look was full of such tenderness even with the rain chances and the umbrellas near by the entire time, and their ceremony, surrounded by lush flowers and happy people, was a reflection of their personalities. Set in the East Texas garden of Elmwood gardens they wanted the laid back boho feel. The vows they wrote for each other were thoughtful and sweet and made a perfect foundation for their highlights montage, featuring both High Definition and some vintage Super 8 film plus film photographs.
Photography: Krystle Akin | Photography: Katja Scherle | Cinematography: The McKellars | Wedding Cinema | Event Planning: Merren Events | Floral Design: La Tee Da Flowers | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Cake: Designs by D'Anne | Invitations: Minted | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Paper Crown | Hair + Makeup: Dollhouse Salon | Venue: Elmwood Gardens | Vendor: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group
The story behind this vow renewal just melts my heart. The Bride, who happens to be the talent behind the lens of The Silhouette Studio, and her handsome groom tied the knot in Las Vegas but came out without a single professional image. Can you image what that’s like for a photographer? So two years later, they made sure to remedy that issue. With Krystle Akin at the lens, gorgeous florals from La dTee Da and one adorable family in the center of it all, this vow renewal is just as sweet as they get. See it all here.
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From Krystle Akin… The bride is also a wedding photographer here in Texas and talking through email, Sarah told me that she was married almost two years ago in Vegas. A non-formal wedding for the two of them as Caleb was in the military. At first I was thinking, HOW NEAT! I always wanted to photograph a Vegas wedding! But sadly for Sarah, she never had the opportunity to have it photographed. A photographer who didn’t have her own wedding images. It broke my heart as I remember almost 8 years ago at this very same venue exchanging vows with my Husband and I get to reflect back on those images. But I believe that everything happens for a reason as this day they shared their commitment in front of their toddler Son, Groom’s family and Bride’s Mother. They re-stated everything that they loved about each other and promised many more years of happiness! I am HONORED to be apart of such a special day!
Sarah dreamed about this day and planned very well! She designed the table, details and everything herself. It was a dream to photograph!
Wedding Photography: Krystle Akin | Wedding Venue: Elmwood Gardens, Palestine, Texas | Floral Design: La dTee Da, Tyler | Event Design + Styling: La Tee Da + The Silhouette Studio, Lufkin, Texas | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Shoes: Lulu Townsend | Hair + Makeup: Bliss Salon and Airbrush Artistry | Cinematography: Harbuck and Co