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BLACKBERRY AND LAVENDER WEDDING AT LA RIO MANSION

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la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy
la rio mansion jenna mcelroy

A huge thanks to Style Me Pretty for the feature!

Venue: La Rio Mansion 
Photography: Jenna McElroy 

Espresso Bar: Amor Ciego 
Scans: Photovision 
Florals: Lovely Leaves 
Invitation:  Pine Nineteen    

8 stunning bridal up-do hairstyles

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Hair by Makenzi Laine.

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Hair by Wander Salon.

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Hair by Makenzi Laine.

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Hair by Lola Beauty.

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Hair by RAE Cosmetics.

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Hair by Studio 319.

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Hair by Amie Decker.

Contax 645 | Fuji400h | Scans by Photovision Prints

intimate brunch wedding at the four seasons

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four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
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four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
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four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy
four seasons austin jenna mcelroy

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Venue & Catering: Four Seasons Austin 

Photographer: Jenna McElroy 

Florals: The Heirloom Table 

Hair: Sonar Beauty 

Dress Boutique: BHLDN 

Dress Designer: Catherine Deane 

Jewelry: Marchesa 

Donuts: Voodoo Doughnuts 

Invitation: Minted 

Film Scans: Photovision Prints 

top 5 indoor bridal venues in austin

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1. Laguna Gloria

This indoor space is small, but mighty. A beautiful backdrop with checkered floor and turquoise window panes leads to gorgeous natural light indoors. They also receive extra points for their flexibility, just in case the Texas weather isn’t in your favor!

MUAH: Makenzi Laine

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2. One Eleven East

Talk about a loft! Located in downtown Hutto, this beautiful venue captures natural light against a white brick interior that makes all sorts of indoor shoots perfect here. Truly a perfect option for bridal portraits, engagements, or a intimate boudoir! :)

MUAH: Makenzi Laine | Florals: Color Theory Collective

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3. Villa Del Lago

OK, so Villa Del Lago isn’t totally indoors, but it does have a decadent covered pavilion with beautiful pillars and a stunning fire place! Its versatility always leads to those perfect spots for a indoor/outdoor bridal or engagement session.

Florals: Whim Hospitality | MUAH: Wander Salon

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4. South Congress Hotel

This South Congress staple is as chic and stylish as they get, embodying that pure Austin cool. Located just south of downtown, every interior is so thoughtfully designed with the perfect contemporary setting. Throw in Cafe No Se and an adorable lounge bar in the lobby, and you have more than you could ask for in a gorgous bridal venue. .

MUAH: Lola Beauty

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5. Greenhouse at Driftwood

Just outside of Austin, this amazing Greenhouse is the perfect place for an indoor bridal session. The greenhouse is naturally filled with beautiful colors and covered wall to wall with floor-length windows to let all of that gorgeous light inside.

MUAH: Lola Beauty

All film scans by Photovision Prints

bridal portraits: a southern tradition

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One of the most common questions I get from my destination brides is, “what exactly are bridal portraits?” Well ladies, I’m so glad you asked!

Originally, meaning way before the camera was even invented, a bride’s family would commission an oil painting of their daughter in order to commemorate the momentous occasion of her wedding day. The idea was to capture her beauty in that very special season of life prior to marriage.

The development of photography obviously magnified that tradition dramatically and now bridals seem to have taken on a life of their own, especially in the south I’ve found. Why that is, I have no idea but personally, I love shooting bridals! Why?

Bridal portraits are essentially solo portraits of just YOU - the bride - prior to your wedding day. This gives you the chance to hop in your wedding gown, grab your florals, get your hair and makeup trial done, and ensure that your beautiful vision is exactly how see you it! (Psst: It also gives your parents the chance to print a large framed or canvas portrait of you to display at your reception space and beyond! You’re their little girl, can you blame them?)

And in my experience, this opportunity to nail down some of your bridal logistics before your big day pays off BIG TIME when your wedding day actually does come along. When you know that all of your special details - your gown, your bouquet, your makeup, your hair and nails, and everything in between - is just the way you want it, you’ll naturally be more relaxed and having more fun on YOUR big day.

And if giving yourself a fun day of pampering and relaxation before your wedding day to double check everything you’ve already invested so much energy into doesn’t remind you of the beautiful marriage that is about to unfold, then your beautiful bridal portraits, which often become cherished heirlooms for you to pass down for generations to come, certainly will!

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Venue: Villa Del Lago | Film Scans: Photovision | Photography: Jenna McElroy | MUAH: Wander Salon | Wedding Gown: Carol Hannah | Shoes: Kate Spade | Florals: Whim Hospitality | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bride | Veil & Dress Restructuring: Nardos Designs | Planner: Westcott Weddings

al fresco dinner party inspiration

Summer is the perfect season for a slower pace of life, and this includes all kinds of outdoor dinner parties, pool parties, wedding receptions, or even date nights under the stars.

There is nothing quite like a beautifully curated table to elevate the feeling of any get together, small or large. I'm pulling a few of my favorite al fresco dinner party tablescapes!  Nothing is sweeter than sharing a meal, meaningful conversation, laughter, and a glass of wine (or 2) with those you love. <3

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design: Bespoke Events  florals: Clementine 

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design & florals: Without Wax, Katy

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florals & design: Katelyn Pinner Studio

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design: Eighteenth Avenue   florals: Clementine

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floral & design: Without Wax, Katy

All photos shot on Contax 645 with Fuji400h | developed and scanned by : Photovision Prints

moody editorial at craggy gardens

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craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
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craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy
craggy gardens editorial jenna mcelroy

Recently featured on Magnolia Rouge.

We decided to make the most of it and embrace the dark moodiness, and this shoot became one of my very favorites I've ever done! Tori was the greatest model, willing to be daring in white wedding gowns even while it was rainy and cold! Katelyn's bright yet moody florals were the perfect complement to the deep tones of the wet rocks earth! TESSA PINNER created the most beautiful and yummy dessert tarts for the shoot. Both gowns each added a beautiful element to the story, and we couldn't be happier with how this inspiration shoot turned out! We all learned an important lesson, sometimes you have to just dance in the rain, and then true magic is made!

Planning & Florals: Katelyn Pinner Studio | Photography: Jenna McElroy | Film Scans: Photovision | Model:  Tori Sizemore |  Dress Designer (lace):  Saint Isabel |Dress Boutique: Wildflower Bridal Boutique | Dress Designer (round back): JLM Couture  | Paper Design: Lazywood Lane | ShoesBella Belle  |  Rings: L Priori  | MUAH: Megan Diez Salon |  Rentals: A Darling Day  |  Desserts: Tessa Pinner  

houston villa wedding at the parador

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Thanks to Elizabeth Anne Design for the feature! 

Photography – Jenna McElroy | Venue – The Parador | Floral – Floral Events | Day-of Coordination and Catering – Behind The Bash | Videography – Bear Hands Media Group | Bakery – World Catering Bakery | DJ and Lighting – LG Entertainment | Ceremony Musicians – Avalon Music | Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff | Gown – Martina Liana fromBrickhouse Bridal | Suit – Vera Wang

southern lavender elegance

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Photographer: Jenna McElroy Photography | Videographer: Adams Film Productions | Planner: Karis Crawford | Venue: The Creek Haus at Vista West Ranch | Florist: Bristol Lane | Wedding Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie | Caterer: Pappas Catering | DJ: The Premier Entertainment Group | Napkins: The Knot | Invitations: Reveleigh and Co. / Seating Display, Reception Signs, and Menus: Paper Mark Creative | Bridal Salon: Blush Bridal Lounge | Bride’s Veil: Kleinfeld Bridal | Hair Stylist: Stacy Squyres of Studio 319 | Makeup Artist: Kalin Hale | Bride’s Shoes: DSW | Maid of Honor’s Dress: “Charlie” in Shell by Plum Pretty Sugar | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie | Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein | Groomsmen Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear | Ceremony Banner: Wondrous Whimsy | Calligrapher: Lindsey Lee