Katelyn and Jacob were one of the sweetest couples I’ve worked with. Every smile and every exchange throughout the their day was so genuine and heartfelt. It’s easy to see the source of that heart – their family and friends were just as warm. They treated me like family, and I loved every minute of documenting their big day. Not to mention that they had THE most adorable flower girl and tiny ring bearer! A near-Valentine’s Day wedding made perfect sense for this sweeter than sweet group.
A Happy Smudge
After their incredible day, Katelyn & Jacob piled into their getaway car (with me as a stowaway – I just couldn’t leave them!) for a quick stop by The Capitol for one last wedding day photo. As we pulled away, they talked about how amazing the day was and how fast it went by “like a blur,” to which Katelyn replied, “No, no. It was a happy smudge!” And that is my new favorite phrase for those memories that light you up from within, no matter how clear or hazy they seem. The best thing about photography is that you get to freeze those moments in time to look at over and over again over the years. So, without further ado, here is a peek at their ‘Happy Smudge’…
I absolutely love the sanctuary at Redeemer Lutheran Church because of the tall cathedral ceiling and gorgeous stained glass. Their ceremony photos look incredible in front of that backdrop – so intimate and sacred. And VUKA event venues have a full staff that is both knowledgeable and such a pleasure to work with when it comes to coordinating with multiple vendors. Plus, their spaces are beautiful and completely customizable. Be sure to check out the rest of the vendors who made this a day to remember for everyone involved.
Venue // Redeemer Lutheran Church & VUKA
Coordinator // XOMoreau Weddings
Floral Design // Something Borrowed Blooms
Paper Design // Etsy & Minted
Other Decor // Austin Chair & Table
Hair & Makeup // LoLa Beauty
Dress // Blush Bridal Boutique (Stella York)
Groom’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse
Cake // Rayne Desserts
Catering // Maudie’s
DJ // Aaron Ward
Photographer // April Mae Creative
Videographer // Driskill Films
April Mae Creative is owned by April Thomason, based in Austin, Texas and available for travel worldwide. April is a full-time wedding photographer who loves travel adventures and her rescue dog Wilson – and is always up for a cocktail and a pizza! She believes that every love story is worth shouting from the rooftops and puts her entire heart and soul into every wedding she photographs and couple she works with. Her greatest hope is to create timeless photos full of emotion that show the love surrounding a couple on their wedding day and leave them with a legacy to pass down through generations.