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Happy New Year :: Bring on 2017

While Looking Back on 2016 Weddings

This Christmas, we put together another collection of wedding greeting cards (thanks to Moo.com). Here are just some of the beautiful wedding faces we had the pleasure of photographing in 2016! So many great couples, families, wedding parties, guests, and overall memories made while celebrating their commitments to each other.

I wish a fantastic 2017 for every single one of you (and for all the future newlyweds to come in the new year)!

Sending hugs and hoping to see you again soon… maybe for those baby/future family portraits… Ha!
(Tell the boys not to worry– no rush!)

Big Texas Love,

Addison

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{ On the back of every card… Our family’s smiling faces! & yes, my bump of a baby!}

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One of my favorite parts of the photographing process, see the images we capture go into print form. Just awesome! **Make sure you are printing your photos! Digital is a great backup option, but archiving in print, that’s the way to go and share with your children and grandchildren!

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To book your wedding or special event with Addison Studios, click HERE to submit an inquiry.

Better yet, just call me!

512.417.3912

Looking forward to hearing about you and your unique ideas!

~Addison

Cathedral Oaks Wedding :: Molly & Zachary

Just Married  :: Molly & Zachary

12 . 3 . 2016

*Congratulations are in order for this amazing couple married Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, at Cathedral Oaks Event Center in Belton, Texas!
The rain did not stop their gorgeous celebration. A huge thanks to the lovely couple and all vendors who helped make it happen!

Take a look below for their sweet wedding day highlights!

Enjoy,

Addison

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VENDORS INCLUDE:

Venue: Cathedral Oaks Event Center
Photography: Addison Studios
Wedding Planner/Designer: Posh Events
Videography: Cinderella Films
Floral: Creative Innovations
Rentals: Confetti Rentals
Cake:  Lily’s Cakes
Catering: TCP Catering
Rentals: Premiere Events
Entertainment:  35 South Band
Entertainment: Boss Street Brass Band
Pyrotechnics: Big Dog Pyro
Stationery: Hanna Braud Design
Officiant: Steve Abbe
Bartender: Paul Pearson
Brides Makeup/Hair: Shanna Brown
Bridesmaids Makeup/Hair: Megan Coleman & Kaci Castilleja

Lone Oak Barn Wedding :: Christine + Justin

Wedding Day :: November 25, 2016

at The Lone Oak Barn

Round Rock, Texas

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I absolutely love being a photographer, and I love photographing weddings. That said, there are times when being a wedding photographer is HARD work. Just ask any professional photographer. There are reasons we do what we do, and there are reasons we photograph the subjects we choose. Sometimes I would pay to be creative and photograph just one child’s portrait when instead I’m faced with a large, rowdy (possibly disrespectful) crowd and overwhelmingly-large guest count. Let’s be honest, personalities or (cough-cough) alcohol plus personalities definitely add some factors to the whole picture of being a professional wedding photographer. We are there for primarily the bride and groom, but we must also work with and amongst whoever is there attending. Like I said, sometimes this is hard.

However, there are those special, gem-like weddings that might be big, having many guests and numerous wedding-party attendants,
and still they shine above the rest and are overall an absolute DELIGHT.

Christine & Justin, your wedding was a JOY. 

I might just go beyond that and say it was PERFECT. Yes, your decor, venue, style were all just beautiful. Well done. But your guests (friends and family alike) were beautiful too, so respectful and simply wonderful to work with and talk with. I never at any moment felt like “the work”…  You two really must be an incredible, loving pair to have such devoted, caring people around you.

Thank you so very much for giving me the opportunity to not only capture your special moments but to also enjoy doing it.

I hope you cherish these wedding highlights below, and I cannot wait to share your full wedding gallery with you soon.

Sincerely (LOTS of LOVE),

Addison

How they met… 

Christine & Justin met their Freshman year of high school through mutual friends. They quickly became close and referred to each other as best friends. He went to all of her volleyball games, and she went to all of his baseball games. They always supported each other.  As college began, life led them in different directions and eventually they fell out of contact, until Junior year of college when Justin called Christine and asked her out on a date. Although they had crushes on each other when they first met, they know now that they never dated in high school because God had greater plans for them. They had a lot of living and learning to do before He brought them back together!

Words from Bride…

Planning the Wedding

“I am not a “girly” girl. I don’t wear heels often and hair and makeup isn’t exactly one of my talents. Justin and I prefer to spend our time hiking with our pups, camping, fishing, and hunting. We knew from the start that we wanted to get married in our boots and eat our hearts out in BBQ. My Grandpa Voigt has always owned a lake house in Cadiz, KY that looks like a barn. It’s candy apple red and even has a staircase in the silo. I spent all of my childhood summers with my cousins in the barn, and that place holds a very special place in my heart. The running joke in the family is, “I was raised in a barn!” Because of this, I always imagined getting married in a barn, and when we saw Lone Oak Barn, we just knew it was perfect! It was the perfect blend of rustic elegance.  We wanted our wedding to feel relaxed. We just wanted everyone involved to come, pray, eat, and party with us! That’s why the decorations were minimal, and the food and drink was plentiful. For us it was all about spending time with the family who traveled in from all over the country to celebrate with us!”

The Bridal Bouquet

“I don’t know if I told you the story behind the significance of the lone red tulip in the bridal bouquet. In the bridal bouquet there was one red tulip so that I could carry my Grandmother, Mildred Voigt down the isle with me. In 2010 we lost her to Parkinson’s disease. The red tulip is the symbol for Parkinson’s disease. She was an extraordinary woman and an example of God’s love to everyone around her. I just wanted her to be right beside me!”

~Christine (the bride)

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VENDORS INCLUDE:

 

Venue: Lone Oak Barn
Photography: Addison Studios | www.AddisonStudios.com
Dress: Melissa Sweet
Bride’s Hair/ Makeup: Madison Massey
Garter: made by Mother of the Bride
Shoes: Rawhide by Abilene Boots
Jewelry/Earrings: Brides Grandmother
Bride’s Rings: Passion Stone by Samuels Jewelers.
Groom’s Ring: AntlerRings.com (A local Austin business!)
Invitations and Save the Date: Vista Print
Catering: PoK-e-Jo’s
Flowers: Stems and Petals (Bridal Bouquet and Arbor),
Jackie Powell (Bridesmaids bouquets,
corsages and bouteniers, and table centerpieces)
Coordinating: Lindsay Powell
DJ: Complete Weddings and Events (Johnny Murphy)
Groom/Groomsmen Attire:
Groom/Groomsmen vests: Scully Leather
Groom’s boots: Lucchese Boots
Groom’s Shirt and Jeans: Wrangler
Groom’s Hat: Cavender’s Rodeo Collection
(Rest of groomsmen attire varies)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Versa Convertible dresses from David’s Bridal
Color: Meadow
Cupcakes: Michelle’s Patisserie

La Rio Mansion Wedding :: Jenna & Trevor

Wedding Day : November 19th, 2016

at La Rio Mansion

Belton, Texas

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Congratulations, Jenna & Trevor! You’re one good-looking, married couple! What a beautiful country wedding you two shared.

Enjoy these highlights from the big day, and thank you again for having us!

~Addison & Amanda

Words from the Bride:

About the Wedding…

“We are both very laid back, easy going people so we knew we were not going to have a “formal” wedding so to speak. We had a fajita bar as our food. Everyone loves fajitas! My dad’s cousin cooked on site for over 250 guests! My mom made all of the salsa the night before. The food was easy, fun, and delicious! Succulents are my favorite, and of course they fit our country/rustic theme, so I had to incorporate them. My mom spent over a year on growing her little succulent farm and handmade every succulent centerpiece at my wedding. I literally cried when I saw them being set up on the tables a few hours before the wedding. She worked her tail off with making sure all of the succulent ensembles were perfect (which they absolutely were!) 

I chose red, teal, and tan as my wedding colors. Red has always been one of my favorite colors, and it fit right in with a fall wedding. 
As we wanted a laid back and fun wedding, the bridesmaids wore a cute little denim dress with cowboy boots and the guys worse starched down jeans, button up shirt, and of course cowboy boots.”
 
 
Their Love Story…
 
“Trevor and I’s families have been friends since before we were even born. We knew of each other, but never really talked. He was way more into me than I was him. Trevor’s dad passed away from cancer right after Trevor graduated high school. After that happened our families kind of lost touch.
 
I moved to Stephenville, TX to attend Tarleton State University in 2012. Trevor came up here to visit my cousin, Jeremy, who was also living here and going to college. (Him and my cousins always stayed close.) Jeremy called me that night and invited me to come hang out with everyone. After talking to Jeremy, I called my best friend, Kayli, to chit chat, I told her about being invited to go over to Jeremy’s, but there was going to be a lot of people and I just really didn’t feel like going. I was still pouting and moping around months later after a bad breakup. I was being the typical girl. Kayli said to me, “Jenna, just go. You never know who you might meet.” I gave her a huge sigh and told her i’d talk to her later. I text Jeremy and said “Okay, I’m coming. Let me comb my hair.” I got to Jeremy’s house and was introducing myself to everyone that I didn’t know. I got to Trevor, held my hand out to shake his and introduce myself because I honestly didn’t recognize him. It had been years since I’d seen him and he both had grown up a lot. He looked at me and said, “Oh I know who you are.” 
 
We hung out that night and had a great time. The chase was on for him. He pursued me so hard after that night. He kept asking me to “just let me take you on a date”. I finally gave in. A few weeks later we officially became a couple. 
 
I guess it was about a month or so into being boyfriend and girlfriend, we were hanging out a friend’s place and they told me what Trevor said on their truck ride back home from when they came up to see Jeremy. Apparently Trevor would not shut up about me the whole 2 hour ride back to their hometown. They were giving him a hard time and he said these exact words to them, “Ya’ll watch. I’m going to marry that girl one day.” He got so red and embarrassed when they told on him for being love struck! It was so cute. I did call him creepy though for telling everyone he was going to marry me haha. 
 
After 2 years of being together, he asked me to marry him. I was outside letting the horses out and going about my day just like I would any other day. When he got down on one knee, I was surrounded by our horses and dogs. It was perfect for me. 
 
I had no idea the man I was going to marry was right in front of me all those years. It is so crazy how things work out.”
 

~ Jenna & Trevor

 

Vendors Include:

Venue:  La Rio Mansion
Dress: Essence of Australia
Veil: AA Bridal
Bride’s Hair/ Makeup: Ashley Jones/Michelle Hercules | Fascino Beauty
Garter: MadeForHerCouture
Shoes: Bride’s Mimi’s first pair of Tony Lama Boots that Poppa bought her in 1980
Jewelry/Earrings: David Tutera
Rings: Fanning
Invitations and Save the Date: Wedding Paper Divas
Programs, Seating Chart, Reception Signs: Made by Momma
Catering: Coop
Flowers: Annie Arnold
Coordinating: friends Amy Whitney & Mandi Simmons
Band/DJ: The Crossroads Band
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Cinch Jeans, Wrangler Button Ups, and Boots
Bridesmaid Dresses: Wrangler Dress & Boots

The Ranch House at Teravista :: Kathleen + Anandas

One Perfect November Day

11 . 12 . 2016

The Ranch House at Teravista

in Round Rock, Texas

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Set in an historical home, previously known as the Caldwell-Palm House, the bride and groom celebrated their wedding among an intimate group of friends and family.

Not only was the decor a perfect fit, but the weather (something you can’t buy) turned in their favor as well.

The skies opened up, letting the sunshine come through the blue skied openings of the clouds. It was absolutely breathtaking.

Congratulations, Kathleen & Anandas!

I hope you enjoy these highlights from your big day!

~Addison

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