The Palm Door is a gorgeous wedding venue located in the heart of downtown Austin. The interior is made up of white-washed walls and old wooden floors. The angled ceiling features sun-lights that allow beautiful ambient light to filter in. Sherry Hammonds had me along to photograph this wedding with her. For this particular wedding, the guests were seated at their tables throughout the wedding ceremony. Guests were served drinks and were comfortably seated. Typically, the Palm Door prepares for a room swap to transition from ceremony to reception during family portraits. This set-up was flawless and allowed guests to snag a seat before the ceremony even began.
The bride collected beautiful antique jars and decorated the table tops with unique, one-of-a-kind flower arrangements.
Beautiful pom-poms hung from the ceiling near the sun-lights, and wedding photographs of the bride and grooms’ parents and grandparents were hung at the entrance of the Palm Door for guests to admire.
Succulents (which I LOVE) were carefully blended into the tabletop arrangements.
Sherry and I stepped outside for a little while to photograph the bride and groom alone. Could this wedding gown be any more stunning? I love the addition of the sash – it makes a classic, gorgeous gown pop just a tad bit more. Such a brilliant idea!
These girls were part of the bridal party, and I love their hair-styles and ability to accessorize.
The toasts at this wedding took me through a roller coaster of emotions – happy-laugh-out-loud-hilarious to sentimental-need-a-tissue moments.
Not many grooms take the opportunity to toast their beautiful new wives at their wedding. This one did, and oh MY, was it special.
Thank you to my friend Sherry Hammonds for having me along! I can’t wait until the next time!