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Online Exclusive Real Wedding | Destination Austin

Daniel Ramirez
Katie and Sam Under a Wide Texas Sky

The Austin area isn't just a popular place for Austinites to marry. Across the United States, the area is a favorite for travel, exploration and weddings. Katie and Sam, who hail from Georgia, understood the laid-back nature, Hill Country ease and vacation adventures that the Austin area offers, and so they took their show on the road, landing at the Inn at Wild Rose Hall for their celebration.

A true union of two families, Katie and Sam were all but destined for one another, as their parents were fast friends after moving to the same street. Through adolescence, growing pains and years of maturing, Katie and Sam drew ever closer, growing out of young friendship and into a strong, foundational love.

Since their families followed the couple's adventures through the years and more than a few landing places, it seemed only right that they follow the happy couple to their destination wedding, with loved ones and friends new and old, in tow. 

Hair and Makeup for the Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids Suite

Attention to Detail

A Bride Looking Forward

The Bridal Bouquet

With This Ring...

Underneath a sky as wide as their dreams, Katie and Sam invited their beloved friends and family to join in the adventure of a late spring wedding in Central Texas, which can provide any of a host of weather outcomes. Luckily, their day was clear and sunny, which brough out the beauty in the foliage and in their appearance. Modern Muse Beauty, along with her closest friends and the floral expressions of Petals, Ink, helped showcase Katie's beauty to breathtaking effect on Sam, who looked sharp, along with his groomsmen (and a beloved groomswoman).

Coordinated by Barbara's Brides, the ceremony seamlessly transitioned into the dinner and reception, and from there into the shenanigans that only this fun group could bring to the festivities. Moving from brightest day into even broghter night, Live Oak DJ, a local choice, turned the volume up to a respectable level, allowing revelers to dance and sing at their heart's leisure.

Still, all of the focus was reserved – albeit captured expertly by Cory Ryan Photography – for the bride and groom, who lent their own brand of fun to the night's festivities, all while celebrating each other. Beneath the stars, the trees, the lights (and glow sticks) and the fond regard of all who gathered to witness this joyous occasion, the two found not only a destination for their wedding adventure, but a starting point for the greater adventures to come.

A First Look to Remember

Amid the Trees

Encouraging the Flower Girl

The Ceremony Begins

A Moment of Levity

The Guests DiscussTable AssignmentsThe Tables are Set

The Cake Closeup

The Best of Friends

Hamming it Up

Photo Booth Madness

First Dance

Now Everybody Dance

Oh the Places You'll Go

A Kiss Under the Sky

Oh, the Excitement!

And Now, We Cut Loose

And We Glow in the Night

The rings, please
Almost Ready
Wherever You Go
First Dance
A Laugh