Lillie and Nathan are one of the most fun couples we have ever met. Nathan is hilarious and Lillie laughs at all of his jokes. It’s THE CUTEST THING! It’s safe to say he had everyone entertained all day, including us 😂. From the moment we photographed their engagement session (see it here) we couldn’t wait for the wedding. In fact, my assistant Aubrey said she was looking forward to this day ALL WEEK. And when the day finally came, it was absolutely perfect. The Chandelier of Gruene was as beautiful as ever, and it was such a pretty day with no rain in sight.
They said their vows in the ADORABLE story-book white chapel underneath the chandeliers and danced the night away in the reception barn (so many good dance moves). Lillie had an eclectic vintage theme throughout her reception decor and her bridesmaids wore mix-matched flowy dresses. Nathan wore a classic grey suit with custom pink cuff links.
My favorite part of the whole day was watching the two of them interact. Nathan would be his usual goofy self and Lillie would crack up laughing. They were like a cute old married couple, and the way he would admire her beauty was so sweet. He made sure she had everything she needed at any given moment.
Lillie and Nathan, thank-you SO much for choosing us to photograph your #bestdayever! You guys are one-of-a-kind and we hope you keep laughing together forever.
Lillie’s shoes were gorgeous! You can find them here.Lillie’s first look with her bridesmaids was THE BEST. 😩 Her daughter Sophia had the biggest smile! She ran to her mom and said “mommy you look like a princess!” *heart: melt*Lillie also had a first-look with her dad. I am pretty sure we all cried. Sophia’s duck lips cracked me up all day. My favorite things about this venue are the tree swing and the white chapel, but The Chandelier of Gruene is in such a prime location! This barn venue is on the outskirts of New Braunfels, right down the road from downtown Gruene with the famous Gruene Hall and Gruene Mansion Inn. Nathan snuck a second kiss! Sophia and her duck lips. And donut crumbs. 😂 We all cried again. I LOVE that Lillie and Nathan had a last dance. It gave me a chance to get those epic full dance photos with the gorgeous chandelier above them. I’m adding these to my favorite night portraits, ever!! I LOVE sneaking the couple out for a few unique portraits, and I’m so glad they were willing to go along with it!
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Venue | The Chandelier of Gruene
Planning + Coordinating + Floral | Touch of Whimsy Design
Dress | Maison Chic Bridal
Shoes (direct link) | Steve Madden
Cake | Laurel Vickery
Hair + Makeup | Chelsey Clendennen
Catering | Got it Covered
Vintage Rentals | Cru Vintage Rentals
Bar | Bartenders 4 You
Invitations | Minted
Suits | Men’s Wearhouse
Rings | Jewelz Diamond Co.
Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet brides and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!