Katie Sawyer and Clayton Buchanan met during their very first week at Dallas Baptist University.
A Fall Feeling | Sarah and Travis’ Wedding
What is it that says, “Fall,” when you think of the season? Is it a color? Is it a mood or a temperature? Is it a feeling? When one suggests a fall wedding in Central Texas, there is a sigh of relief, as the cooler weather allows more flexibility of venue and activity than traditional early summer plans. Fall, in Texas, starts late and ends late, so there’s time in early December to set a date and reap the benefits of availability and moderate climate, as well as the autumnal scenery that Texas adds well into “official winter.” Sarah and Travis embraced the fall feeling for their wedding celebration, and it made for the most casual, comfortable and chic celebration we’ve perhaps ever seen.
With warm tones embraced by the design, the decor, the venue and the dress of the wedding party members, Sarah and Travis’ wedding looks like it was pulled from the most well-apportioned magazine (like Garden & Gun, perhaps), and accentuates all the beauty and excitement that a wedding day can bring. When paired with the vintage touches that hand-tied bowties and a hand-woven accessory handkerchief – careful to include ‘something blue in the weave – their wedding exuded touches of class throughout the design and through the execution. The Addison Grove added its rich wood tones as the canvas upon which this masterpiece was painted, and accents of deepest red, mustard hues and pastel flashes were an ideal compliment, courtesy of Gypsy Floral, who outfitted both the bride’s and the groom’s party impeccably.
But the fall colors and the festive venue only tell a part of the story, as each element of their wedding was executed with precision, grace and beauty. From the gold-lined paper that greeted guests from their menu to the inventive use of french macarons as a makeshift groom’s cake, the guests were treated to the most photo-friendly scenes within which to set their joy and celebration, making every photo the best wedding photo ever shared. Still, the most profound images, from which it was impossible to choose these few, were captured by TwoPair Photography, who took advantage of every background and made artwork of an overcast day, making images that are, at a glance, timeless and unapologetically modern.
Bridesmaids were not in matching dresses, but in colors and styles that complimented one another and complimented the color scheme perfectly. And, without jackets, the groomsmen’s perfectly tailored shirts and bow ties made for a festive twist on a tradition that often leans in too-formal a direction. Sarah’s dress managed to outshine them all, as a good wedding gown is wont to do, and saving the first look for the moment when the doors open – a touch that we feel never goes out of style – allowed TwoPair Photography to capture that Travis, too, shared our regard for the radiant bride.
When choosing a representative set of images to showcase a wedding, there are always the standouts. They are the images that help define a wedding, in a handful of images. Usually, it’s a singular image, but in the case of Sarah and Travis, it was impossible to not include this precious sequence, wherein a flashmob of the wedding party approached the happy couple and surrounded them in love and joy (and, needless to say, some fearful surprise!).
With a Western flair and Southern panache, Sarah and Travis certainly wowed their gathered beloveds, their photographer and this magazine, and we can only wish everyone’s wedding day shares the laid-back cool that their fall day brought. You might say, we tip a hat to the planners, the venue and everyone involved with pulling off the ideal fall wedding.