This wedding was a dream: two of the sweetest people, one of our favorite wedding venues,  and beautiful weather!  Add in a romantic portrait session on the UT campus, and you have a perfect wedding. Heather and Josh tied the knot at the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs Mansion this July.  We felt so blessed to be a party of their day.  There were so many sweet moments like Heather and Josh praying around the door of the bride’s room, the shy little flower girl telling Heather a secret, and Heather looking at her dad just before they walked down the aisle.  We definitely can’t forget all the groomsmen trying to watch the World Cup game on the big screen at the sports bar across the street by looking out the window.  In the middle of the ceremony, a great wind arose and rustled through the trees.  It was as if God Himself came to bless their marriage.  After all the family formal portraits, the couple arranged for a friend to drive us all to the UT campus for an extended romantic portrait session of the bride and groom.  So cool!  We wish every couple planned this into their wedding day schedule.  Then we were whisked back to the reception to where the guests dined on Pappa’s Catering and danced to the tunes of Greenbelt DJ.  Heather looked simply flawless all night long thanks to Texas Dela Rosa who did her makeup and her cousin, Cynthia, who did her hair.  We loved the special touches that Fancy Florals and Kayla Knight Cakes put into the flowers and cake.  Boy did that burnt orange pop!  We wish Heather and Josh many years of watching Longhorn games together!

Wedding of happy couple at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Happy bride and groom at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom kissing at the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom at the UT tower

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Wedding pictures on the UT campus

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Beautiful bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Orange and Green bouquet by Fancy Florals at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Wedding party at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Bride and bridesmaids at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Groom and groomsmen at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

Groom at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs

UT Longhorn garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Burnt orange shoes for the bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bridal jewelry at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Texas Dela Rosa does makeup on bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Texas Dela Rosa does makeup on bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride adjusts hair at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride looks in mirror at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride puts on garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom holds wedding rings at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groomsman looks out window at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Portrait of groom in window light at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom praying and holding hands around the door at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Flowergirl whispering in bride's ear at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Adorable flowergirl at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad look at each other at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Adorable ringbearer at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Flowergirls about to walk down the aisle at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad walk down the asile at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and dad walk down the asile at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom sees bride for the first time at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Wedding ceremony at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom kiss at end of wedding ceremony at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom walk down the aisle at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom walk into the ballroom at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom's first dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Blue, orange, and white wedding cake by Kayla Knight Cakes at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dances with the ringbearer at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Dancing wedding guests at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Dancing wedding guests at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dancing with wedding guests to Greenbelt DJ at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride tosses bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Guest catches bouquet at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Groom takes garter off bride at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Guest catches garter at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

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Wedding guests dance to Greenbelt DJ at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Wedding guests dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and wedding guests dance at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

UT Longhorns fight song at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride dances with grandfather  at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom at reception at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

Bride and groom sparkler sendoff at Texas Federation of Women's Clubs Mansion

 

Hillary and Michel found us through their friends Kelly and Dennis, whose wedding we photographed last March.  We were excited to be photographing their wedding at Villa St. Clair, a venue we hadn’t had the pleasure of working at yet.  Wow, what a gorgeous venue!  The bridal room felt like part of a French palace, and the courtyard is a spectacular location to get married.  Hillary and Michel said their vows during a dramatic  nighttime ceremony with candles and twinkling lights, so we thought some dazzling romantics portraits with sparklers were in order.  After a fabulous meal by the in-house caterer, the fun really began.  Check out these antics on the dance floor!   At the end of the night, Hillary and Michel left to an electrifying sparkler sendoff by their friends and family.

Venue: Villa St. Clair  //  Caterer:  Villa St. Clair  //  Florist: Villa St. Clair  //  Desserts: Jenns’ Sweet Treats  //  DJ: Stewart Brothers Super Productions

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair

Elegant wedding photos at Villa St. Clair