beth and sam's wedding at huntsville state park's raven lodge, huntsville, tx

JD and I absolutely fell in love with Beth, Sam, and their families. Theirs is a wedding that stands out as so completely genuine, family driven, and wonderfully laid back. We found out that we were their only hired vendor-everything else was created by their family and friends. That is just so remarkable to us, not just because we are honored that they chose us to photograph their wedding, but because it is so special to see a couple that is fortunate enough to have such generous and talented family and friends come together to create a beautiful wedding. Read on to see the lovely day that was made by the people who love Beth and Sam!

Beth’s best friend did her makeup.
beth and her best friend completing wedding day makeup in huntsville, texas

We did a mini bridal session with Beth before the ceremony started.
beth's wedding day bridal session at huntsville state park huntsville, tx

beth\'s bridal session on her wedding day at raven\'s lodge in huntsville state park, huntsville, texas

One of Beth’s brothers sang a moving acoustic version of Jars of Clay-I Want To Fall In Love With You. I could have listened to him all day!
beth's brother singing Jars of Clay I Want to Fall in Love With You at beth and sam's wedding ceremony at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville, texas

beth and her attendants praying before beth and sam's wedding ceremony at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville, tx

beth and sam's wedding ceremony at raven's lodge in huntsville state park huntsville, tx

beth and sam's portraits after their wedding at raven's lodge in huntsville state park huntsville, tx

Let me tell you about this cake. It was made by one of Beth’s brothers and totally cute. Look at the grass! and the Oreo dirt! and the perfect butterflies and pearls! AND it was delicious.
beth and sam's wedding cake at their wedding reception at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville, tx

The same brother who made the cake (and the food) is a Starbucks barista, so he made his own version of Frappuccino punch for the wedding, and a special orange cream Frappe just for Sam, which made an appearance in the photobooth.
sam and his brother in law enjoying homemade frappuccino in the wedding reception photo booth at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville tx

By the way, the photobooth was just as excellent as ever!
beth and sam's wedding reception photobooth at raven's lodge in huntsville state park huntsville, texas

Sam did an excellent photobomb on Beth and her brother.
sam photobombing beth and her brother in the wedding photobooth at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville, tx

beth and sam's wedding photobooth at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville, texas

beth and sam's wedding reception photobooth at raven lodge huntsville state park huntsville tx

Beth made the most awesome faces all day. This is one of my favorites!
beth preparing to throw the bouquet at her raven lodge huntsville state park wedding reception

I love the variety of cans that Beth and Sam had on their getaway car.
wedding getaway car cans at beth and sam's wedding reception raven's lodge huntsville state park, huntsville, texas

And they’re off!
beth and sam's wedding reception bubble exit at raven lodge huntsville state park, huntsville tx

Beth and Sam, we think you and your families are totally awesome. We had a blast working with you two, and we hope you enjoy this peek into your day!