Monday, November 1, 2010

3 Sisters, 3 Brides Pt. I – Austin Wedding Photographer

We've had a lot of cute babies and families on the blog lately, which I love. I thought a break for some wedding posts was in order though cause we still love all things wedding!

This will actually be a 4 part post so I hope you come back over the next few days to see this story unfold. It's a little near and dear to my heart.

My sisters and I were all married within a short period of time a little over 2 years ago. It's a funny story but if you really knew us, you wouldn't be surprised at how our engagements and weddings happened.

Ever since we were married, I've wanted to do a shoot with just the three of us in our wedding dresses. It took two years for it to happen but it finally did. Those photos will be the fourth and final installment. I thought it would be fun to do a little recap on each one of our dating, proposal and wedding stories before showing off those images.

We'll start this story with Adriana and Matt.

They met through a mutual friend. Actually, they were set up by a mutual friend. Here is their story as told by Adriana along with a few of their wedding photos captured by James.

"I met Matt thanks to a mutual friend, Lynn, who thought we would be good together. And we actually met the first time while a group of us went to San Antonio for dinner and a Third Day concert. Matt was a quiet guy with a good sense of humor who liked Tex-Mex food and drove an old Nissan Altima. The following months Matt would stop in Austin between trips to Dallas from San Antonio to hang out with Lynn, me and other friends."

"Our first date was in June, 2005. This was after he asked if I was interested in dating him. I replied, 'Well, I am not not interested.' So non-committal! For our first date, my sister Elizabeth took a couple of photos of us nervously posing in front of my mom's house. Then we went to the dive El Borrego De Oro for dinner, but realized that even though it probably had good food, it wasn't really the place for a first date. So we ended up at Z'Tejas and had Amy's Ice Cream for dessert on the Whole Foods deck in downtown Austin. Matt's ice cream melted as we nervously talked about a lot of things and watched the sun set. Little did I know that this would be the beginning of 2 1/2 years dating, getting to know my future husband, and figuring out if I really wanted to get married."

"In October of 2007, we were going on a date to Z'Tejas one weekend. I don't remember much of what we ate or even of the ice cream we had afterwards on top of Whole Foods. It had been an interesting summer with us going to marriage counseling (before we were even engaged!). This was a nice way to top off the last two years of the highs and lows of dating. We had grown a lot together and spiritually had a better understanding of what marriage was going to entail. He pulled out a ring up there and asked me to marry him. I knew I would say yes but had to joke through my tears of joy that 'I was not not interested'. "

"The wedding, which was set for the middle of December, came together beautifully and quickly in the short 2 1/2 months that we were engaged, thanks to Matt and my wonderful family and friends. I beat my two already engaged sisters to the altar! (I know Jessica was really having to be patient for her turn later.) I really looked forward to making the gift registry; zapping bar codes in Target was too much fun. My silk wedding dress miraculously appeared thanks to someone not picking up their order; it was the perfect size and color and style! We had excellent BBQ for the reception and beautiful Christmas decorations including a Christmas tree housed in the lovely Mercury Hall in south Austin. I loved seeing people enjoy the party, the wine, the cake, the location. We were blessed by the team effort of family and friends to get us here, not only for the event of the wedding but for the love and support through the months of dating. I loved the moment when Matt and I were standing together saying our vows; it was a moment of transition, ending the dating and beginning the marriage; it represented so much for us. We are so grateful to be together."

Thanks, Adriana for sharing your story. Such good memories!

Come back tomorrow for my story!


  1. What a lovely couple and beautiful photos!

  2. i see you had to post "that" picture. i guess i'm never going to live that one down.

  3. Nice. It made me tear up again. And love the photos of course. What a great story for our family.

  4. Love it. So sweet :) I can't wait for the rest of the installments!

  5. That is an awesome story. I'm so glad that you shared it.

    I remember that Nathan brought that Christmas tree to our house after the wedding. We kids were soooo delighted and surprised when we woke to find a hUgE Christmas tree on our porch :).

  6. can't wait to hear your installment, i don't think i know how you and james met, i just remember james showing up at church with this pretty, elegant girl.....

  7. LOVE. Your images never cease to take my breath away.

  8. As the song says, "Thanks For The Memories." And what beautiful memories they are.

    Elizabeth, as always you have done a great job.

  9. I don't know your sister or her husband but they are a gorgeous couple. Stunning photos.


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