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Enchanting Austin Engagement and Wedding by High Dot Studios, Part II

Vintage-loving, fun-loving, each-other-loving Houstonians Shatara and Bilal chose the lovely Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria as the location for their wedding. And we are SO glad they did. Just look at these photos by High Dot Studios, which show off the venue’s dreamy green grounds and the wedding’s enchanting, butterflies-and-roses ambiance to magnificent effect. Says beautiful bride Shatara—shown here in her exquisite Vera Wang wedding gown—“Family and friends from as far away as Virginia joined us in our celebration. Mostly outdoors, our wedding took everyone by surprise with our hip-hop first-dance mix. Serving foods like jerk chicken and hummus, and drinks like ginger beer, made our wedding a one-of-a-kind. We capped off the night with a 1959 Jaguar to whisk us away. I’ll always cherish how beautiful our wedding was and hope others will appreciate its beauty.” If by “others” you mean us here at HWB, and all our eager readers, yes, Shatara, we most certainly do!

As for you, dear readers, if you haven’t yet checked out Shatara and Bilal’s engagement session, do yourselves a favor…and DO!

Photos: High Dot Studios ~ Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang ~ Cake: Central Market ~ Flowers: Whole Foods ~ Venue: Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria

Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Adorable. Simply adorable. That’s how we feel about Natalie and Trey, AND their wedding, which included a ceremony officiated by Reverend Lynn Turner of Weddings Performed at the Sycamore Heights Bed & Breakfast followed by a reception at Gallery M Squared at the Heights Theater. From the groom’s natty pinstripes to the bride’s bow-fronted Oleg Cassini dress to the bridesmaids’ black tights and bright bouquets to the heart-topped wedding cake and charming sweets table, there’s nothing about this lovely, low-key Houston wedding we don’t dig. Lots of DIY loveliness here, including some very sweet centerpieces, which Natalie notes “turned out better than I expected, not having all that much faith in my crafty side.” Really? They sure look good to us! And pro photographer Sarah Ainsworth’s pitch-perfect pictures make the whole scene look just that much more beautiful. Happiest wishes to the newlyweds!

Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography
Hip, Happy, Vintage Inspired Wedding by Sarah Ainsworth Photography

Photos: Sarah Ainsworth Photography ~ Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini ~ Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Mod Cloth ~ Flowers: Killion’s Milam Florist ~ Cakes: Gluten Free Houston ~ Officiant: Weddings Performed ~ Ceremony Venue: Sycamore Heights Bed & Breakfast ~ Reception Venue: M Squared Gallery/Heights Theater