The weather was just perfect for this Grace Museum wedding, and I’m still drooling this whole day. Lauren and Alex had a beautiful vision for their fall wedding, and it truly came to life. They used all of my favorite colors: orange, black, rose gold. Not to mention the classy bridesmaid dresses and gorgeous florals! It was seriously the prettiest day.
After freaking out over how cute their house was and obsessing over all their decorations, I took some pictures of Lauren getting her makeup done by her sister. It’s pretty amazing when your family is a bunch of talented makeup and hair artists! They did such a great job on Lauren’s look!
I love getting to take shots of the dress and other details for weddings! Seeing Lauren’s dress seriously gave me butterflies, along with all of her other details. She had everything ready for me: the invitation suite, her perfume, the rings (in a super cute ring box), and more. The invitation suite complimented the rose gold jewelry, and everything flowed together so seamlessly! Then, the girls got to pop some champagne and get some of those pre-wedding jitters out!
Downtown in Abilene, the Grace Museum offers such a beautiful space that you can make fit to exactly what you want. While Alex and Lauren were finishing getting ready for the day in their separate spots, the anticipation started to build up. When Lauren finally got into her dress, the girls were just in awe of how gorgeous she was. Her dad absolutely lost it when he saw her, too! It was such a sweet moment.
Not as sweet as the first look with Alex, though. The anticipation was at an all-time high, because a train came by right as we were supposed to do the first look. The longest train ever, if you ask me. We wanted to make sure we had good audio for the video, so we waited…and waited…and waited some more. It was pretty funny how long it took, and Alex just had to stand there with his back turned towards his bride! The train finally passed, and Lauren hugged her future hubby from behind with the biggest smile.
The sun was in the perfect spot, shining over the wall filled with pretty vines. Quinn, their adorable daughter, got to come in for some pictures, too! I just love their little family. We finished the portraits off with some stunner pictures of the classiest bridal party ever in all black. Seriously, no color is as timeless as black. I loved how the group looked together!
Seriously, this ceremony had everything you could ask for. It was on the rooftop of the Grace Museum (win #1). It was right as the sun was going down (win #2). It was short and sweet (win #3 for everybody, am I right??). There were so many other pieces of this ceremony that I loved too. The square altar made by Lauren’s dad looked incredible! It was simple and modern, decorated with the most gorgeous boho florals that made me feel like we were in Palm Springs. And of course, every photographer screams of happiness when the sun sets perfectly over the ceremony space (especially me).
The reception took place at the T & P center, and was a total blast. Lauren and Alex (and their friends) seriously know how to have a good time. I’ve never laughed so much at a reception before! It felt like I was a part of the group, and I loved every minute! It’s so fun to see my couples have the time of their lives on their big day. It makes all the stress of planning a million times worth it!
I’m just so happy for Lauren and Alex, and the amazing family they’ve built. I’ve gotten to take their engagements, the moments after Quinn was born, and now their wedding. I feel so lucky to be a part of moments like this! This Grace Museum wedding was the perfect way to celebrate the Whitten’s!
If you’re engaged, I would love to chat with you about your big day!
Coordinator: Jordan Events Co.
Venue: The Grace Museum
Florist: Milestone Floral / High’s Flowers
Hair & Makeup: Hereditary
Videographer: Sam Mann Films
DJ: Garon Shanks
Dress: Blue Bridal Austin
While you’re here, take a look at the other weddings I’ve captured recently!