Tuesday, September 24, 2013

GWS Feature with Westcott Weddings

Last Spring I got an e-mail from a girl named Ellen who had just started her own wedding planning business in Austin. We met up for lunch and we hit it off immediately. She was so sweet, genuine and truly had a passion for her job, but she had no idea how to show people what she could DO without having the chance. She needed to build her portfolio and so we put our heads together and before we knew it, a styled shoot was in the works. 

 Ellen planned her entire wedding, and y'all...it was gorgeous. Every little detail, SHE made happen. You can see her wedding featured here. Go look...that's ALL her. Stunning right? 

When Ellen asked me to photograph this shoot for her, I couldn't have been more excited. I truly believe in this girl y'all. She is so kind, so out of this world talented, and her attention to detail is flawless. The girl has a bright future, I have no doubt. Looking for a wedding planner? CHECK HER OUT. I promise you will NOT regret working with her. I mean that from the sincerest place in my heart. 

When I showed up at Vaudeville in Fredericksburg...I knew it was going to be pretty...no doubt...but when I walked through the door, my jaw hit the floor. She thought of everything. Long hours, lots of DIY projects, orders from across the pond...every little detail was thought about. I really don't even need to say it but she knocked it out of the park. She brought in Erin with Rosehip Flora to do all the beautiful floral arrangements and OMG can you say SWOOOOON!? My camera and I were on Cloud 9. It rained on and off the entire day, but honestly, I think it helped with the mood of this shoot in so many ways. I'm so in love with the gem colors, the details, the florals, the well...gosh...everything!

Our shoot was featured HERE on Green Wedding Shoes yesterday. I am so excited. Here are some more photos to give you a little bit of a closer look. 


 PICTURE OVERLOAD! I know, I know. But can you blame me!? :)  

Design + Coordination: Westcott Weddings
Photography: Love, The Nelsons
Venue + Food + Cocktail:  Vaudeville - Fredericksburg, Texas
Florals: Erin - Rosehip Flora
Paper Goods: Laine Coker
Cake: Peach Tree
Hair + Make-Up: Bella Salon  (Rachel Dunn, Jessica Timko and Gracie Silvas)
Bridesmaid Dresses + Emerald Earrings: Rent the Runway
Velvet Bow Tie: Mrs Bow Tie
DIY//Gold Leaf Pots, Quartz Place Holders: Westcott Wedding


  1. I saw this yesterday! I love all the colors, and the velvet bow tie :) Great job ladies! xoxo

  2. wow...these photos are beautiful! love all the vibrant colors!

  3. Good GAWD woman!!!! You are uh-freaking-mazing. Duh. You knew this because I say it EVERY SINGLE TIME! LOVE LOVE LOVE

  4. Gorgeous work on all accounts! That tablescape is stunning!

  5. Beautiful Wedding & Amazing Photography!! I love all the gorgeous and thought out details. Great Job Ladies <3

  6. Gorgeous!! I love the colors. Excuse me while I pin every picture ;)

  7. No, I can't blame you. Fan-freakin-tastic pictures, wow! Gorgeous!

  8. I can barely find the words that would do this shoot justice! What a fabulous team of artistry you two make; those colors and that slightly rustic feel just ooze perfection! You captured such beautiful shots, Shay. Well done! xo

  9. Oh wow! One of the most beautiful shoots I've ever seen! She did an amazing job and your photos are gorgeous!!!

  10. This shoot is beautiful!!! You are so so talented!!

  11. Stinking love it! (I can't believe GWS didn't pick any of those "evening" shots--they're some of my favorites. So dreamy :) Thank you again SO much for capturing the shoot and for your sweet words. They made my day! Looking forward to lots more fun with you!

  12. Beautiful colour scheme and love the shoot as well!