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Austin Wedding Photographer | Liz + Tim at The Driskill

Liz and Tim were married at a very personal and heartfelt ceremony at First United Methodist Church of Austin followed by an elegant yet rollicking reception at The Driskill Hotel. Liz’s amazing beaded gown and the men’s black tie tuxes fit right in at The Driskill. Even with the large wedding, everyone had fun and seemed to be a good friend or family member. The dance floor was consistently packed. I love it when I see a couple actually enjoying their reception.

Thanks so much for everything Liz and Tim! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

 

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Ceremony: First United Methodist Church
Reception, catering and cake: The Driskill Hotell
Second Shooter: Tali Wildman
Event Coordinators: 36th Street Events
Floral: Verbena Floral
Make up and Hair: Erica Cantu
Band: The Grady Gaines Band
Videography: The Wedding Theater

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Kristen and Brad

New Year (ish) and I’m back to blogging! Kristen and Brad’s ceremony and reception was one of my favorites from last year. They are honestly two of the sweetest people you will ever meet and their entire wedding was built around family and sentiment and love, which is how it should be right? They had a ceremony at the Smith Family Chapel in Austin and then headed up to Kristen’s parent’s home in Round Rock for an elegant and fun backyard reception with amazing dancing, ice cream sandwiches, a cigar bar, cracker jack, sparklers and a sweet vintage getaway car.

So much love to both of you!

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Detail of the Week | Redux

Last year around this time, I was able to photograph the Driskill tree lighting and party. It was beautiful and festive and cozy. I love the Driskill for weddings, events, bridals – anything! It was planned and designed by the creative geniuses over at BZ Events and featured a beautiful champagne cocktail with a sparkly swizzle stick.

A few weeks ago, I noticed a lot of traffic from Pinterest to that photo and I felt badly that we didn’t have a recipe to go along with the photo. So I hit up the BZ people and voila! Just in time for the holidays, a festive cocktail recipe for you. It’s easy and gorgeous!

Festive holiday cocktail recipe www.shannoncunninghamphoto.com

BZ’s Cranberry Sparkler

1-ounce sweetened cranberry juice

1 wedge lime

Champagne or Prosecco (yum!)

Cranberries (frozen)

A sparkly stir stick

Directions

In a chilled Champagne flute add cranberry juice and a squeeze of lime. Top off the glass with some yummy bubbly. Garnish with 3 cranberries and a sparkly stir stick.

ENJOY! Cheers to 2013!!

 

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Blair and Phil at the UT Golf Club

Today we have Blair and Phil on the blog! These two work together in their own social media company. If that doesn’t tell you that they like being around each other, I don’t know what does. Each time we met or talked, I was always struck with how hard they work – it was very impressive and I wish their company nothing but future success. I also noticed how they were each other’s puzzle pieces. They have this natural ease with each other. They were married on the law at the UT Golf Course on a gorgeous day. Check out that cloud picture – just an incredible picturesque sky that day.

The theme that kept coming up during the ceremony and reception was how right for each other they were and how each had entered the other’s life at the perfect time. It was mentioned over and over again and I loved it – so sweet! There were other sentimental touches as well including Blair’s dad playing the guitar at the ceremony and then singing and playing for Blair and Phil’s first dance. They were married by a family friend (look at his face during the ceremony). It was just a lovely, love and family filled day.

Congrats again Blair and Phil – I hope your new life together is going wonderfully!

 

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Austin Wedding Photographer | Kelli and Noah at Wild Onion Ranch

To be filed under “What took you so long Cunningham?”, we have Nelli Day up on the blog today. You have seen them on Style Me Pretty but now it’s my turn to show you their wedding day. It was held at the lovely Wild Onion Ranch in Austin and was filled with beautiful décor, food and fun.

Some couples (and to be honest, most of the couples I have the privilege to photograph) really embrace their vendors and make us feel less like hired help and more like a cherished guest. Kelli and Noah and their families were the epitome of this philosophy. Since we had spent so much time together during their engagement, I really felt like I knew them and I am proud to say I saw two friends get married that Saturday.

This wedding has many of my favorite wedding touches, sparkly shoes, a first look, TWO dresses, lemonade, genuine chemistry and love, vintage pews at the ceremony, awesome dancing, sparkler exit, a vintage car, and a Hora!

Congratulations AGAIN you two. I love and adore you (and your familes)!

 

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Vendors:

Venue: The Wild Onion Ranch

Second Shooter: Tali Wildman

Coordination and Design: BZ Events

Floral: Unexpected Elements

Catering: 2 Dine For

Dessert Table: Bake Sale

Shoes: Christian, Louboutin, Kate Spade AND Jimmy Choo

Band: Sauce

Get away Car: Vintage rides of Austin

 

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Detail of the Week | Instagram hashtags for weddings

OH YES! I love Instagram (and will have a post on it next week). I’m ‘SCPHOTO’ if you want to follow me (and I would love that because you’ll get a really great glimpse into my life and what makes me tick).

Just click on the icon to find me. But more about that later…
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I think an Instagram hashtag is the PERFECT thing to incorporate into your wedding because who doesn’t have a smart phone at this point? Trust me, these people will be taking photos at your wedding and how FUN is it to see those photos immediately after the wedding? It is FUN, trust me. Plus, my assistant and I are all over the place, but can’t be everywhere at all times. Your guests can get some great behind the scenes perspective photos for you.

Jill and Matt (who you will be seeing more of later this month) had this delightful little sign at their Camp Lucy wedding and got to see lots of fun photos of their wedding immediately. I also participated (and totally will at your wedding too if you do this). Check out their hashtag and see the GIANT tarantula that crashed cocktail hour.

EEEE! Oh hill country, never change.

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