Lauren & Martin.
I feel like I've been saying this a lot lately (I've been lucky enough to shoot a ton of great weddings this year - what can I say?), but Lauren & Martin's wedding was definitely one of my favorite ever! Every single aspect of the weekend was perfectly coordinated and perfectly expressed their love for one another. Because of conflicting schedules, I actually hadn't met either of them before the wedding. Lauren and Martin live in Austin and they met somewhere around 6 years ago at the Elephant Room. I was scheduled to shoot their rehearsal dinner the night before at Parkside on 6th Street and it was such an amazing night. Just from hearing the words of their friends and seeing them interact, you know that Lauren and Martin are completely and totally in love, and that feeling reflects over into every part of their lives. The night was filled with songs (Martin's dad played the guitar and sang several songs in Spanish!), speeches and even a letter from Barack Obama. Yes, the PRESIDENT. One of Lauren's friends works at the White House and she had a personal letter from the Obama's to Lauren and Martin on their wedding day. How awesome is that? After experiencing the rehearsal, I couldn't wait for the wedding the next day. Lauren and Martin were married under the most beautiful Chuppa on the lawn at the Four Seasons. Their ceremony was a beautiful mixture of their Jewish and Mexican heritages and their vows had almost everyone in the audience in tears. Lauren is a filmmaker and Martin is a writer so their creativity flowed over into every part of their day. The band Sauce absolutely brought it during the reception and the dance floor was totally packed all night. I had the best time being around Lauren, Martin and their families. They all have such strong, loving relationships and it was wonderful to be a part of. I could go on and on but I will stop talking now and get to the video. Lauren and Martin I wish you two nothing but the best!
I must mention all of the vendors for this day as well. Becky with BZ events did a killer job. I was speechless when I walked into the reception room! Casablanca was projected on one of the walls, the flowers were insanely beautiful and all of the tables were covered in sequined, sparkly table cloths. Every possible detail was tended to and Becky and her team did a fantastic job making sure everything went off well. It was also super fun working with Stacy from SMS photography again. I am so excited to see her pictures. Lastly, the band Sauce was amazing. It was my first time shooting a wedding with them and I was definitely impressed.