Katlyn and Taylor are my adventure couple, ever since they climbed up on enchanted rock with me last year for their engagement session. We had great weather that day, and again on the day of Katlyn's bridal portraits. It was only fitting that their wedding day would arrive with a predicted high temperature of 79 and sunny skies all day.
I headed down to Burton, Texas to the AirBNB where all of the ladies were prepping. You should definitely check out the White House on the Hill if you are ever looking for a picturesque weekend getaway not far from BCS. The property had a barndominium where Katlyn and her bride tribe were getting their hair and makeup done. Right down the road from the barn is the "white house", which looks like a little chapel. We had Taylor meet us there for a first look, which I don't get to see often! I loved watching this one because Katlyn had all of her nerves washed away the minute she was with Taylor. They got to spend 15 minutes alone, preparing for their ceremony and reading letters that they had written to one another. Then it was off to the ceremony!
Katlyn and Taylor had chosen La Bahia Turn Verein Hall in Burton, Texas for their venue. The historic white hall in the county is whitewashed on the outside, with high ceilings and a large wooden dance hall inside. Outdoors, under a large oak tree, a ceremony site had been arranged with benches for guests and mismatched rugs creating a center aisle. The boho look was perfect for this laid back couple, and they said their vows in a light breeze while the sun began to set.
After taking FULL advantage of a Texas sunset for husband and wife photos, we headed in for the party. Dinner was BREAKFAST, which I loved and thought was so unique. Stuffed on biscuits and gravy, I made my way back to the dance floor to photograph a lovely (and choreographed!) first dance for the bride and groom. The evening continued somewhat predictably, with toasts made and bouquets tossed. Everyone enjoyed not just cake, but "Mamaw's Pecan Pie" that was baked fresh for the occasion.
The night ended with a sparkler getaway leading to Taylor's retro van (green, with a gold pawprint on the side. It's really something!)
I grudgingly erased Katlyn's name off my bride board this morning, sad that the wedding journey with her is over. But I couldn't be happier for her and Taylor, who had the PERFECT wedding that they deserved.