Prima Luce Studio

International Wedding Photographers Based in Austin, TX

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Lacey + Donald | German Free School | Austin, Texas

Lacey and Donald absolutely adore each other! This is clear to anyone who spends even a moment with this beautiful couple, and it made our experience sharing their wedding day with them that much more enjoyable.

The German Free School was the backdrop for a truly special day filled love, laughter, hugs, kisses, and heavy metal…yes, heavy metal! More on that later! ;)

The venue features multiple gardens which are just lovely, as well as a historic home that is a perfect example of classic architecture. As the groom nervously attended to last-minute details in the gardens, the bride and her bridesmaids prepared upstairs. Mikayla Glover gave Lacey the perfect hair while Heather Nathanson-Flowers made certain her makeup was flawless. The finishing touch was a stunning gown by Maggie Sotterro (Courtesy of Barbara’s Bridal Boutique), which seemed like it was made just for Lacey. With every hair in place, her makeup ready, and the perfect gown, Lacey was ready to meet her awaiting groom.

One of the most amazing things about working with Donald is that every moment he was near Lacey he simply could not take his eyes off of her! He is clearly madly in love with her and it was so sweet to witness from the moment Lacey came down the aisle till the moment they left. His eyes were always filled with love and it was impossible to have your heart not turn to mush!

Juliana Murphy serenaded the couple during the ceremony, which was as sweet, loving, and unique as this couple! The couple’s exchanging of vows was joined by a Tibetan singing bowl and speeches that included Carl Sagan references and a reading from Harry Potter. There were no dull moments leading up to the first kiss, which brought those in attendance to their feet.

The gardens provided the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and toasts, while the upstairs veranda was a cozy, scenic spot for a first dance. Central Market provided beautiful bouquets and accented the gardens perfectly. With the first dance in the books it was time to kick off the party! Cakes from Upper Crust Bakery and Capital City Bakery satisfied everyone’s desire for tasty wedding treats while After These Messages got the music started and had everyone smiling and dancing!

Did we mention the heavy metal? Next door to the German Free School just happened to be a popular bar that on this day was hosting a heavy metal concert! All were concerned early in the day, however the concert did not get started until all festivities were successfully completed and truly did not interfere one bit with this special day. In fact, it led to one of the most memorable bouquet tosses we have ever witnessed as Lacey tossed a bouquet over the fence into the crowd of metal-goers! A friendly rocker was able to retrieve the bouquet and certainly left that concert with the most unique souvenir!

All in all this was a truly special day for two extraordinary people. Lacey and Donald are truly, deeply in love, and one cannot help but feel special for having been asked to be a part of it. We are crazy about this couple and are looking forward to what their life as a couple will bring. Congratulations you two!

Rachel + Andy | University Presbyterian Church | Austin, Texas

We unfortunately did not get to meet Rachel and Andy in person until the day of their wedding. We say unfortunately because they are two incredibly kind people who are a blast to be around! We sincerely wish we could have met them sooner, but look forward to counting them among our friends from now on.

For their wedding, Rachel and Andy decided to have the ceremony in her childhood church, University Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX. University Presbyterian is a beautiful church with some of the most amazing architecture you will find. Park Crest Floral provided gorgeous bouquets for the bridal party while Enchanted Florists added lovely flowers throughout to make it the perfect location to say I do. 

After a sweet and touching ceremony, Rachel, Andy and their guests moved on to the Allan House for the reception. And what a reception it was! Guests arrived to the sounds of the Royal Dukes Band, which had the dance floor full all night with a mix of tunes that ranged from old Jazz standards to Daft Punk!

Guests then took a break from the festivities to enjoy a scrumptious meal catered by Whole Foods before enjoying some of the tastiest cake these photographers have ever had. Erin's Custom Cakes provided both the Bride and Groom's cakes, and they could not have tasted better.

With everyone full from the delicious meal and dessert, it was back to the dance floor as Rachel and Andy took the floor for their first dance as man and wife. They are so clearly in love, and the cute factor of them as a couple is off the charts! Rachel then took a turn on the dance floor with her father before inviting the guests up for more dancing.

The rest of the night was filled with dancing and good times. Kids ran around playing while the adults laughed and shared great memories. Rachel and Andy have a great group of family and friends, and all in attendance made sure to make the night lively and fun. It truly was special to be a part of a group of people that so clearly love each other and share their affection so easily. Rachel and Andy are clearly in good hands with this group!

We truly had so much fun with these two, and very much hope they make it to Austin often for visits. Congrats Rachel and Andy!

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