He was from the North. She was a Southern girl. Yet somehow life‚Äôs long and winding journey ended up bringing them both to Austin, where they met for the first time ‚Äď and that first time was just right. He was smitten by her winsome smile, and his wit won her over. That very first time they both knew they‚Äôd found something special in the other person that they‚Äôd never found before‚Ä¶
Meet Lindsay and Pete.
Their wedding was a perfect celebration of refined Northern seaboard taste, blended with elegant Southern flair. Their ceremony was held at St. Mary‚Äôs Cathedral, an icon of Downtown Austin for over a century‚Ä¶
Lindsay had two pairs of heels set aside for the day…
Love this photo of three generations…as Lindsay’s mother and grandmother watch her getting her makeup done. Lindsay radiated happiness all day!
The moments Lindsay shared with her mom and sister were too sweet!
I LOVE grandmother’s and babies….so these next two are some of my favorites… ; ) Lindsay’s grandmother seeing herself with fancy lashes (for the first time!), and one of the bridesmaid’s brand new babies..
How cute is this little guy?! It doesn’t hurt that he posed for the camera…. ; )
Lindsay’s mother and sister helped her get ready.
The bride’s mom and sister see her in her gown…
One of my favorite bride’s getting ready photos of all time! Love this excitement and emotion! So precious!
After Lindsay was ready, the ladies went downstairs and the bride ran into the groom’s father. His reaction says it all… : )
Lindsay, you are so lovely!
The groom, Pete, and his guys started their afternoon at the vintage bar in the Driskill hotel…
St. Mary’s Cathedral is one of the landmarks of Austin…and it’s beauty is truly stunning.
The bride’s uncle, Fr. Laird, performed the ceremony.
Love the special moments the bride and groom shared during their vows.
After the ceremony, the bride and groom, and the bridal party, walked the streets of downtown Austin with a bagpipe escort. How epic is this!? It was one of those, “This.Is.Unbelievably.Special.” Moments. You will need to read the bride’s story of their day (at the end of this post), to hear the details of how special this escort was for her. Props to Pete for pulling off this sweet surprise!
Wedding party photos at the Capitol…love!
Some photos of the bride and groom in front of the engagement rock…
Lindsay and Pete’s reception took place at the lovely Green Pastures in Austin….a Southern estate known for it’s charm and gorgeous peacocks that roam the grounds!
Pete and Lindsay let us steal them away for a few moments….and we love how the sun was setting as they relaxed in rockers.
A happy bride and groom, enjoying their time together….love.
How beautiful is this reception? Special thanks to The Flower Bucket for once again creating stunning centerpieces, with gorgeous colors!
I love these table cards, and the sunny lemon theme…
You know a couple’s wedding day is special when butterflies stop by to say hello.
The peacocks were a hit with everyone….especially this one! : )
Catering was done by Green Pastures, and it was fabulous.
Gorgeous cake by Green Pastures…
The first dance…
The father-daughter dance…
How cute is this?! Two of Lindsay’s bridesmaids had brand new babies leading up to the wedding, and still managed to be a part of the celebration. Those are some amazing bridesmaids! : )
Dancing the night away…
Love this sweet moment on the dance floor.
An amazing ending to a fabulous day!
Lindsay and Pete, thank you for letting us be a part of your big day! It was gorgeous. We wish you both the best, and many many years of fun, and happy memories together! : )
Matt and Ivy
The Bride’s Story
|Photographer| Ivy Weddings |Ceremony|¬†St Mary’s Cathedral |Reception Venue|¬†Green Pastures |Bridal Gown Designer|¬†Essence of Australia |Bridal Gown Retailer| Signature Bridal Salon Austin |Bride‚Äôs Shoes|¬†Manalo Blahnik and Glint| Bride’s Veil |¬†Alexia Gavela Bridal |Hair| Tamara Greer Hair Studio |Makeup| Family Friend (Bride) and CityLife Studio Makeup Artistry (Bridesmaids, MoB) |Jewelry| Friend (earrings), Pandora (bracelet),¬†Kruger’s Jewelers (Ring) |Bridesmaids‚Äô Dresses|¬†Amsale at ¬†Bella Bridesmaid |Groom’s Suit|¬†Hugo Boss (suit), Vineyard Vines (suit)¬†|Groomsmen’s Suits| Signature Bridal Salon |DJ| Jordann Mitchel from Complete Music |Florist|¬†The Flower Bucket |Cake, Milk Punch + Cookies| Green Pastures |Catering| Green Pastures |Shuttle| R&R Limo |Getaway Car| Elegant Limousine Company |Officiant| Fr. Martin Laird, OSA (Bride’s Uncle) |Dance Floor| Premiere Party Central |