When you close your eyes and think about summer in Texas, you can understandably think of one thing: dang, it’s hot. And without a shadow of a doubt, you would be very correct. Here in Texas, Austin just had its hottest July on record, with a mean temperature of 90.6 degrees F. So… why are we getting married in this heat?
For one, we have incredible wedding venues here in town that can adapt to both hot hots but also cold colds. When in doubt, AC it out. But secondly, and most important for this instance… sometimes life is out of your control. Something happens, and life calls for a wedding.
In this instance, this ‘something’ was the Army, and Elizabeth and Michael’s original plan for a November wedding went out the door. With Michael being deployed only a few weeks away, they had to scrap their original plan and go with Plan B: getting married with their closest friends and family, and hanging out at the brewery later.
One of my favorite parts of the day was hearing Elizabeth and Michael’s private vows. They were sweet and perfect. With a deployment ahead, it was important for the two to tie the knot before Michael’s departure because life is too short to wait. Their small wedding was a preliminary for their large celebration next year.
I delivered these photographs to the two the night before Michael’s departure, and I can only hope it was a lovely memory to share before the two had to say their goodbyes for now.