Angela -N- David / Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center / Austin Wedding Photographer / by Melanie Grizzel

from Angela:

We wanted small, intimate and romantic.  It became clear, small wasn't going to happen, but we still wanted everything and everyone to feel intimately involved in the wedding. We wanted people near us when we said our vows and we wanted people near us as we celebrated after the ceremony.  When we decided on our venue, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, we didn't have to add much in terms of decor.  It is so beautiful on it's own that we only added things that would compliment the venue. For us, it was always about creating an atmosphere of love and a feeling of unity.  When our vendors asked what we wanted, we'd typically say a classy dinner party in the garden... but where men can loosen they're ties and women can kick off their shoes to have a good time.
What mattered most when we started is the same as what mattered to us in the end... initmacy.  We wanted to be able to talk to everyone and have everyone talk to each other.  We wanted people to feel comfortable. We wanted comfort food which is why we chose Italian (executed perfectly by Pink Avocado.)  We wanted people to dance and sing along to the songs and laugh and cry and cheer.  It sounds cheesy... but the more I look back on our wedding, the more I love it.
My favorite thing was our fabric backdrop at our ceremony site.  I had seen something similar on a website and instantly fell in love!  My mom and I went shopping for the fabric and she took over from there.  Then she and my Dad figured out how to string it across the steps.  It felt like a family project; it felt so personal and it turned out beautifully.
I also really loved our dessert table and our sign in table. I made most of and painted all of the platters on the dessert table.  It was a labor of love. I covered all the books used at the dessert table and sign in table.  I wanted the decor to feel natural and easy so as not to distract from the scenery at the Wildflower Center.

Photography: She-N-He Photography and Design / Coordinator: Jessica Brightwell - Pearl Events / Location: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center / Caterer: Pink Avocado / Flowers: Verbena / Rentals: Premiere Party Central / DJ - Greenbelt / Hair: Jenny Hoover / Make-up: Rhea McCarter


She-N-He Austin Wedding Photography and Design specializes in making your day…YOURS. We capture your wedding just the way you see it. We’re a husband and wife team with backgrounds in Graphic Design/Art Direction and Commercial/Editorial Photography respectively. We bring to you a unique perspective that is romantic, modern and timeless and 15 years experience shooting all over the world. Call us and tell us all about your big day. We’re listening. 512-351-9314. We also service San Antonio, Dallas, New York City, and any and all remote destination locations.