Sometimes it rains, sometimes it pours. On Austin + Max's wedding day it did all of the above. It rained buckets, sheets, blankets even! But, love and affection poured from every family member, friend, and especially Max and Austin. Max and Austin tied the knot in a big white tent in old Hollywood style.
This shot of Austin and her dad was one of a very emotional series. I love, love, love them.
Austin and Max share an unusual meeting. Their moms were the best of friends. Austin and Max met when they were very young but Tracy Graves birthday party reunited the two 20 years later. Austin laughed as she told me the story of how in her mind Max was still a little boy, but when he arrived to the party she realized that he had grown up, too. :) At the rehearsal dinner the moms shared stories that not very couple is fortunate enough to have! I love this image Austin + Max's moms watching out the window, waiting for the festivities to start.
The torrential rains came and went all day, but so much had gone into making the tent fabulous that the show went on...without shoes! This may very well be the first barefoot and black-tie event!
Shortly after the ceremony the skies cleared and we all witnessed the most fabulous sunset. Austin + Max make this sunset look good, don't you think?!
These are Austin's ornery, but very sweet brothers. They were truly the life of the party. They entertained themselves by sliding barefoot across the checkered dance floor later in the night. (see below!) I loved the brothers' toasts not only because they praised Austin's good heart, but also because they were so thankful for Max coming into Austin's life, and ultimately their lives, too.
The garter toss!
Austin + Max, you and your families were a JOY to work with . . . we hope you LOVE your pictures!!!
-annika and amy
wedding coordination • Natalie Imhoff, The Bridal Solutionflorist • Kent's Floral Galleryceremony • Old Hawthorne (in a big white tent!) reception venue • Old Hawthorne (the tent...transformed!) band • Galaxycake • Edith Hall, Cakes with a Personal Touch
AUSTIN + MAX'S SLIDESHOW: