river queen

Nature, on her own, is magnificent. To add to her beauty, not to over shadow her, I created a table scape of minimal décor while infusing natural water organism accents. The Stationery Bakery’s clean lined, paper designs paired organically with the timeless aesthetic. The bride’s custom vintage dress was reconstructed from its original 70’s form to a current head turning ensemble. Makenzi Laine pulled the bride’s look together by adding a dark lip and crystal headpiece. Taylor Lord captured every movement so exquisitely and brought so much life to the natural beauty through her photos. 

Photographer: Taylor Lord Photography | Styling and Florals: Without Wax, Katy | Rentals: Sweet Sunday Events | Hair and Makeup: Makenzi Laine | Paper: The Stationery Bakery | Model: Courtney with Zephyr Talent

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Three things you would have never known about this shoot... 

1. We were lucky enough to have scheduled the shoot a day before our first major cold front moved in, taking the weather from the high 70's to the 50's. If we had waited one day later, the water would have been freezing and this shoot wouldn't have happened! 

2. I knew I wanted a fashion- forward cropped top wedding dress... which is pretty much impossible to locate in Austin! And I knew I wanted to the model to gradually make her way into the water throughout the shoot, which would have only damaged a dress if I had borrowed it from a bridal salon. So, I purchased a boho vintage wedding dress for $85 and had it altered to become a modern wedding dress that I wouldn't regret getting dirty and soaking wet.

3. I rarely order flowers for a photo shoot. I like to take my chances by visiting my wholesaler the day before the shoot. Stressful at times, but it always works out better than expected! I had intended to stick with cream and white blooms mixed with textured foliage, but the day I showed up to choose my flowers everything changed. I spotted the most gorgeous burgundy peonies and cutest little deep pink hydrangea that I just couldn't pass up. Thus, adding more color and depth to what was suppose to be a light color palette. (All of which made total sense with the amazing lip color Makenzi added on our model.)