Basic Invite

So thrilled to partner up with Basic Invite and share their amazing products with you!

Wedding invites are one of the details I tell my clients to bring to the wedding so that I can style and photograph them. I love love love photographing wedding invitations. It may seem like an odd item to photograph but when you really think about it, invitations are the first thing people see when it comes to your wedding. I love styling the invitation with things that surround you on your big day so that when you look back at the images you remember the day clearly. Also to be honest, wedding jewelry looks so beautiful styled on a wedding invitation. The wedding invitation is also crucial in establishing your branding. It’s really important to show your guests the essence of your wedding, and what better way than using your wedding stationery! When I photograph your wedding invitation, I always take the time to find other pieces of stationery included in your wedding like the wedding program, menu, and even the save the dates. I love when all of these are cohesive so that everything flows together perfectly. Basic Invite is an excellent hub to find your perfect wedding stationery! My favorite thing about them is that they offer custom samples, so that you know exactly what you are getting before placing a big order. With over 800 wedding invitation sets to choose from you can find anything from your invitation, save the dates, bachelorette party invites, wedding shower invitations, engagement party invitation cards to thank you cards for after the wedding. Basic Invite also allows you to create a wedding website & you can even match your wedding invite! I mean seriously, talk about the best branded wedding you ever did see! Another aspect I always get asked about is wedding guestbooks. My clients are always asking me where they can find some good quality guestbooks that will last them forever and Basic Invite has them. The last thing that impresses me about Basic Invite is that they have a free address collection service. With just three simple steps you can collect addresses, and get free envelope printing. All you have to do is share a link! All the heart eyes!!

So seriously, if you are looking for a great custom wedding stationery go check out Basic Invite visit their website HERE.

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Jamie & Jaimee | Modern Bohemian Ranch Wedding in Texas

From the Bride: One word that best describes our wedding is magical. The rain, the laughter, the sunset, the music, the people, and most importantly the love- I couldn’t imagine our wedding being any other way. Looking back at the photos, my heart is fluttering. It feels as if we are there, in the midst of it all over again.

Check out this wedding feature over on Bajan Wed

Photography: Alyssa Nikole Photography  | Event Planning and Design, Floral Design, Lounge and Table Runners: Sweet August Events | Wedding Dress: Katie May | Venue: Santo Nino Ranch | Ceremony Music: Ryan Perez | Cocktail Music: Mariachi Los Tequileros | Entertainment: Finding Friday | Catering and Bartending: KHill BBQ | Wedding Cake: 2Tarts Bakery | Tent and Rentals: Aztec Events and Tents | Paper Products: Girl General | Flower Halo: Halo Couture Texas

Sierra & Jordan | Barefoot Boho Bride at Pecan Springs Ranch

Sierra and Jordan’s wedding had to be one of my absolute favorites from last year!! Sierra planned this wedding all the way from Australia and I seriously couldn’t be anymore proud and stunned at how she was able to do it. Sierra and Jordan met while traveling abroad in Croatia. They fell in love almost immediately and Sierra, just a girl from Texas moved to Australia to pursue this relationship with her Australian man. Meeting these two was an so incredible they honestly remind me a lot of myself and my boyfriend’s relationship and I think that’s why I fell in love with their love story. I’m so glad Sierra went with my florist recommendation because she truly is the best in the biz. I mean look at those flowers. Valerie Wolf with Davy Gray yall. Check her out!  I am also super in love with the way she used the space at Pecan Springs Ranch. It’s the perfect venue to add your own special esthetic.

Ashley & Matt | Vizcaya in Miami Florida

I photographed Ashley & Matt's beautiful destination wedding in Cabo one year ago, I can't believe how fast time flies. From not knowing each other to being able to call these two my friends is truly why I love my job so much. For their one year anniversary me and my trusty second shooter/boyfriend Jc flew to Florida to celebrate my birthday and their first year of marriage. Thank you a hundred times for the opportunity to capture your love as it grows. Ash, you have the sweetest heart thanks for trusting me one year ago and bringing me along on your beautiful journey!! I love you guys!!

XO

Amory & David | Rockin Y Ranch

My favorite couple of 2016. I seriously loved everything about this wedding, from the handmade dress by the bride to the orange accents in the loveliest places! I mean look at that ombre dress!! Amory finished it off the day of the wedding, which added a special intimacy that I just could not explain! I loved that she and her family and friends did all of her family and friends did all of her florals days before the wedding!! So simple, yet so incredibly bold! Rockin Y Ranch served as the beautiful venue, with its eccentric accents hidden through out the property. For a small and light filled wedding this venue is the bomb!! Please brides consider outside receptions! They are so great filled with natural light! Shot on a Pentax645n + Fuji400h  

Madeline & Matt | Hummingbird House

Finally sharing my first wedding of 2016! I loved starting my wedding season off with this genuinely kind, and loving couple. Madeline and Matt decided to keep it simple, with pops of purple and blue. Succulents were perfectly added in. I am so glad she chose those beautiful bridesmaid dresses!! Aren't they perfect? Hummingbird house has to be one of my favorite venues. So much beauty surrounding the entire venue, and holy crap that light?! Thank you so much Madeline, and Matt for allowing me to capture such a special day!!

Venue: Hummingbird House | Catering/Bar Service: Royal Fig Catering | Florals: Wild Bunches Floral | DJ & Photobooth: Toast Entertainment | Cakes: Delish Austin | Hair & Makeup: Lola Beauty

Barr Mansion | Julissa & Matt

So happy to share my last wedding of 2015 at the lovely Barr Mansion wedding venue in Austin Texas. You guys this venue is a dream, and I'm so honored that my cousin, the bride trusted my vision and let me photograph her insanely beautiful day!!! Cheers to family believing in your dreams!!! I love this beautiful traditionally modern take on this wedding. Its simple and focuses on the couple and their love for each other! I'd say, that is the most important part of a wedding day, wouldn't you?

Venue: Barr Mansion | Florist: Stems | Hair: Andrea Juarez

 

Tara & Austin | Kendall Plantation | Boerne, Texas

I'm so happy to share this beautiful wedding at the Kendall Plantation wedding venue! Kendall Plantation is a wonderful wedding venue for timeless brides. Its located in Boerne, Texas just a half an hour from San Antonio. I had the privilege of shooting along side one of my favorite Texas photographers, Matthew Alvarado of Hey Beloved I absolutely love working with him. He is an amazing friend, and photographer!!

West Texas Wedding Inspiration | Marfa, Texas

Clayton Austin Workshops
Styling and design: Clayton Austin / Paper Suite: Pigment & Parchment
Workshop Venue: El Cosmico / Tables & Chairs: Whim Event Rentals
Floral: Clayton Austin / Camels: Doug Baum
Gorgeous Models and amazing people in general: Brandon and Jess Scott
 Dress: Clayton Austin  / Home Cooked Meals: Lisa Voroshilin
Striped Floppy Hat: Burlington / Iron Candle Holders: Pottery Barn
Gold Leaf Broach: Etsy / Cake: Clayton Austin

Ohio Family Session | Dover Ohio

Umm can I just say how thankful I am to be in this industry. In this life. I am so incredibly happy. I have awesome friends all over this country. One of them is this awesome family here! Tyler is a wedding photographer in Ohio, and a damn good one at that! tylerrippel.com, If you are in the Dover area you have to hire him! We both attended a wedding workshop last November so when he needed a second shooter for his wedding in Ohio, I found a great flight outta Dallas & off to Ohio I went. Getting to meet his awesome boys, and beautiful wife was the best. I love getting to travel for a living. While I was there, I was able to try out Tyler's Pentax 67ii in these images of their family! I love them! 

Epiphany

Flowers by: Akiko Floral Artistry | Hair & Makeup by Elizabeth: Blushed Beaute Linens by: A Chair To Remember | Bridal Boutique: Delica Bridal | Dress Designer: Trouvelle Grooms Attire from: The Helm Clothing | Styling by: Birds & Honey | Jewellery by: Kate Szabone Calligraphy by: Rachel Jacobson | Pottery by: Teresa Milton | Rentals: Special Event Rentals |Cake: The Art of Cake Flatware & Glasses: Crate & Barrel | Venue: The Royal Glenora Club | Model Sasha Bilida: Numa Models Workshop: Justine Milton

 

Samantha & Charles | Natures Point Wedding on Lake Travis

I could not love these two more!! I am so honored that they hired me to capture this special day! Natures Point on Lake Travis is one of my absolute FAVORITE venues. Its the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous classic & elegant wedding! Samantha is seriously the sweetest bride I have ever worked with! She made the entire day so breezy! Even with a chance of rain the whole day, she knew what really mattered was seeing her new husband waiting at the end of the aisle for her. Luckily the rain held back for us, and we were able to have the ceremony outside. Everything turned out beautiful!!