Kate + Chad | Star Hill Ranch Austin Texas Wedding

It was an amazing and gorgeous hill country Saturday!  The birds were chirping, and the weather was warm with a slight breeze.  The day was perfect for a May wedding at Star Hill Ranch just outside of Austin, Texas in the picturesque hill country.

The girl grew up on various marine bases across the country.  The boy grew up just south of Houston.   Then one day, the boy and girl met and fell in love.  The wedding day was planned with a lot of focus on family and friends.   Special touches that represented the bride’s ancestral lineage from Ireland and her years growing up in Hawaii made the ceremony especially memorable.

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 The ceremony was set up outside against the gorgeous backdrop of hill country foliage. It was a spectacular day!

Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-43Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-36The bride presented her bridesmaids with beautiful robes and feather fans.  Here they are posing in front of the old saloon on the property.

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There were many special touches brought in by the bride and groom – together they found old vintage furniture and re-finished them just for the wedding reception area.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-6 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-1

Since the bride’s maternal side is from Ireland, an old fashion handfasting was part of the ceremony.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-52
Succulents were part of all the bouquets, boutonnieres and other flower arrangements bringing in that hill country feeling.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-9 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-14 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-12

The reception was actually held out in the middle of the street with dusk setting in as the wedding toasts commenced.
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Here the bride and groom posed with their official (and fresh) leis flown in from Hawaii with the maid of honor.  The leis were presented by the maid of honor during the ceremony to represent the bride’s years living in Hawaii.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-34

The bride found vintage frames that displayed the table numbers.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-39 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-67

In addition to the tradional guest register, a wine barrel was brought in where guests could write their best wishes for the couple.  The groom later put a glass top on the barrel and they now use it as a table in their home.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-72 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-70 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-65

The best man broke his ankle literally the week before and had to have surgery, but still made it all the way from Washington DC.  His motorized crutch was the envy of all the groomsmen!Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-61 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-38

A photo booth was a nice touch to add a little fun and give the happy couple another memory of all the guests.Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-45 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-48 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-55 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-58 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-59 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-63 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-75 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-66 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-68 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-76 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-79 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-80 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-78 Sandy Adams Photography Austin Texas Star Hill Ranch Wedding photographer Houston-86

 

A special shout out to the creative team that helped make this day so special for the bride and groom…

Venue: Star Hill Ranch
Wedding Dress: Unbridaled – Austin, TX
Shoes: Badgley Mishka
Men’s Attire: Mens Warehouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor
Stationary: Paper Place – Austin, TX
Florist: Katie Hood – Austin, TX
Cake: Cakes By Jen – Wimberly, TX
Caterer: Gourmet Gals Catering – Austin, TX
Makeup: Haute Facade – Austin, TX
Musicians: Jocelyn White – San Marcos, TX
Photo Booth: Bambi Photo Booth – Austin, TX
Coordinator: Shindig Planners
Second Shooter: Jordan Naylor
Main Photographer: Sandy Adams

 

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