Wedding Day :: November 25, 2016
at The Lone Oak Barn
Round Rock, Texas
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),
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)
: Lone Oak Barn
: Addison Studios | www.AddisonStudios.com
Bride's Hair/ Makeup
: Madison Massey
made by Mother of the Bride
Rawhide by Abilene Boots
Passion Stone by Samuels Jewelers.
Groom's Ring: AntlerRings.com
(A local Austin business!)
Invitations and Save the Date
: Vista Print
Stems and Petals (Bridal Bouquet and Arbor),
Jackie Powell (Bridesmaids bouquets,
corsages and bouteniers, and table centerpieces)
Complete Weddings and Events (Johnny Murphy)
Groom's Shirt and Jeans:
Cavender's Rodeo Collection
(Rest of groomsmen attire varies)
Versa Convertible dresses from David's Bridal