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This Texas girl and Canadian guy went all the way to NY to meet on a film set.  So sweet!  I met these two a few months back for the first time when they came into town for their engagement session.  When they pulled up and got out of the car I had no idea they were professional models.  Needless to say I have had so much fun photographing them, not just because they are hot, but because their love

How did you choose your venue?

Vista West Ranch was a beautiful, romantic and intimate setting for our special day. The staff were incredible and truly helped make it a day to remember. The decor and theme was vintage & romantic and it was truly beautiful. We loved every minute of the experience. “

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From the bride:  “The day of the ceremony, the Groom’s Canadian groomsmen got Texaned up in cowboy gear, one friend even went so far as to convincingly dress himself as a ranch hand. They found the classic outfits at a local thrift store. Mustaches soon followed and the laughter was endless. Canadians substituted there “EH’s” for ” Y’ALLS” and the Texans didn’t know what hit’em. “

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Vendors

Florals and Rentals: Petal Pushers

Coordinator:  Coordinate This

DJ:  Complete Music

Catering:  Mopsies

Bartending:  Bar Butlers

Hair:  Eric Vaughn

Makeup:  The Perfect Face

I love me some home ranch weddings.  Nisa and her two siblings grew up in this house.  I can’t even begin to imagine growing up with so much land all around you to explore.

From the couple…..

How did you meet?

“We met in a construction trailer while working on a building project at the University of Texas at Austin. We both work at UT; Grant manages facilities for Liberal Arts and I work for Landmarks, the public art program on campus. Both of our jobs required attendance at a weekly construction meeting and I guess I quickly caught Grant’s attention amidst a sea of hard hats and construction dudes. Over the next several months he took any opportunity he could to talk to me and eventually it dawned on me that he was more than just an extra friendly guy. I asked him out on our first real date (with our dogs, at the dog park), and the rest is history!”

How did you choose your venue?

“We didn’t seriously consider any wedding venue other than my parents’ ranch. Grant proposed while we were hiking on the ranch and it just seemed like the ideal place for a wedding like the one we wanted: personal, casual, beautiful, and fun. My parents spent the short 5 months of our engagement sprucing the place up and making it even more wonderful than it’s always been. Pretty much everything about the wedding–from the welcome area to the hayride to the lights and dance floor was imagined and executed by my sweet parents. We had a very loose ‘Texas’ or ‘ranch’ theme with a classic Texas country-tonk band, bbq, and country/playbill fonts on our paper goods, which just seemed right, given the venue.”

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Venue:  Home Ranch Flowers:  Clementine Floral Design Catering:  Spice of Life Music:  James Hand Wedding Coordinator / Design / Rentals:  Parties by Design Paletas Ice Cream Cart:  El Paraiso

Mallory is the sweetest.  I met her a while back just after her coffee shop, Vintage Heart Coffee, opened on east 7th street in downtown Austin.  She’s a girl with spunk who can make a latte worthy of photographing.  When she told me she was eloping to Portland Oregon at the remote Wahclella Falls, I confess to jumping up out of my swivel office chair only to come back down on the armrest and bruised my backside.  Mallory told me there were two non-negotiables when it came to their wedding… Zach had to be there and I had to be their photographer.  :)  Big smile.

From the couple…..

How did you meet?

The year was 2005 and summer camp was on the horizon. As Zach and Mallory made the pilgrimage to Glen Rose, Texas they had no idea what fate had in store. After a few awkward moments and an inevitable joke about Mallory being a student at A&M, Zach had made his first move. The next three years provided enough awkward tension to make a Nicholas Sparks novel and each of our significant others irritated. Young unrequited love is hard ya know? After college and a few stolen kisses we each went our separate ways – Mallory to Los Angeles and Zach to Boston.

Fast forward a few years (four!) and we both managed to make our way back to Texas. Zach, knowing that I am the owner of a sweet little coffee shop, decides to pop in during one of my shifts. After I picked myself up off the floor from shock, we picked up right where we left off. The next year consisted of brunches, picnics and adventures galore. Also a diamond ring. Summer love, y’all. Summer love.

Tell us about your wedding details.

We really wanted their wedding to set the tone for our marriage: full of adventure. We picked the most beautiful, green place we could find. Portland, of course. Armed with our Hunter boots and umbrellas, we traipsed along the 1.8 mile trail to a tucked away waterfall. It rained essentially the entire time and we couldn’t have been happier. A small group of friends and family made the trek into the wilderness to witness our wedding and a close friend officiated. It was the shit. (i’m sure you will edit that out, but really. it was). I am fairly certain we had the most fun at our wedding, ever. Splashing through streams in a wedding dress and suit is the best.

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When I text Mallory a few days before the wedding and said it looks like 90% chance of rain for their wedding day she responded with…. “we were secretly hoping for rain”   How did I get so lucky!  She’s the best bride, friend, human.

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Mallory would like to thank…..

Hunter Bootswho kept our feet nice and toasty as we traipsed through streams. My flower crown was provided by Anna Mara Flowers and it was impeccable.

Ceremony Location:  Wahclella Falls

Reception Location:  Nel Centro

Car Rental:  Budget – who upgraded them to a Camero:)

Accomodation:  Hotel Modera

  • Elijah - Hell yes! This is absolutely beautiful.

  • Briana Purser - So fantastic! Great work lady :)

  • admin - Thanks so much Briana.