Ok so a weird thing happened before I left for Marfa on my Ical (mac calendar for pc users) popped up a trip that I had planned for marfa A YEAR ago on the SAME exact weekend that I was going with the wonderful Diana Lott as a second shooter. CRAZY! So it was almost as though I was meant to be in Marfa that weekend! It was truly a wonderful experience. I hope to go back with the hubs one of these days I know he will LOVE LOVE LOVE it! In fact I was looking around at all the houses for sale a little too far though. Well this wedding had a vintage music theme where they channeled Elvis and Johnny Cash! It was at the wonderful Capri lounge in which we found out there is no AC there, BUT Marfa is 10 degrees cooler than Austin, crazy I know! So it ended up being a perfect temp!
We started out photographing their reception at Planet Marfa, it was a super sweet space with a ping pong table and a TEEPEE where the inside was dug into the ground and you walked down stairs to get inside, oh also a parachute dome! AWESOME!
We also to a couple of couple portraits infront of Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders and late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour! More inside pics to come.
Parachute dome at night @Planet Marfa! The photo to the right is a velvet painting the bride and groom’s friends made of them to go along with the Elvis theme! LOL! AWESOME!
So after the rehearsal dinner Diana and I went to this place… Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders and late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour! and again even though I am GF it was AMAZING grilled cheese!! For some weird reason it reminded me of when I was living in Poland for three months and we would make grilled cheese almost every day and it had a very similar taste and texture, soooooo going back next time in Marfa!
At first I thought maybe this was because there are “harmful waves” coming from a cell phone but come to find out that it was because it interupted the transmission of the radio and made it all staticky. Diana’s phone went off and the whole place said “cellphone, cellphone” LOL! I remember this happening to my radio when I first got my cell phone when I was a teenager.
After visiting the Grilled Cheese Parlor we went to see the Marfa lights, No doubt in my mind they are not car lights and they are something supernatural that is my opinion. They kind of freaked me out and I wanted to get back to our old hotel where I am sure ghosts wander.
The bride said one of the reasons she choose Marfa was because of it’s wide open skies, wow was she so right!
At first glance the pic on the left is a “bride putting on makeup” pretty typical shot, but look at her P.J.s super cute!
That dress was AMAZING!
This was their cake topper, Elvis singing to a wedding couple
This is where we all stayed, Hotel Paisano, good times were had by all!
That is the bride’s mother on the right, isn’t she beautiful! She kept taking photos, such a proud and happy momma!
This was the emblem for the wedding and what do you do for a SUPER awesome Texas wedding? Put it on a belt buckle!
Their officiant dressed in a Vegas Elvis attire, FUN!
We went out to this field to grab shots of the bride and groom. I LOVE every part of this shot!
Oh did I mention that Dale Watson played the music for their reception! It was fabulous!
Cupcakes by Sugar Mama’s in Austin, This particular cupcake was The Elvis, Moist banana buttermilk cupcake topped with creamy peanut butter buttercream and edible gold sparkles. Thankyouverymuch. HECK YEAH! AGAIN GF but totally worth it!
The night ended with a little DJing and the DJ taught the guests and the bride how to do THRILLER! Fun stuff!
So in the morning Diana and I went around town for a bit. It is a lot bigger than we originally thought. The area where the wedding was held was basically their South Congress/Strip. But at first glance it seems as though that is all there is to the town. But Diana and I drove around a bit to find some pretty rad things. Before our journey we HAD to stop at Pizza Foundation. I had heard so much about them I just HAD to have a slice of that AMAZING looking pizza. NEEDLESS to say I threw the GF diet to the wind that weekend and paid for it later LOL but soooo worth it!
We saw this burned out hotel? What do you think it is?
This is the company that owns the Capri Lounge where the wedding was. P.s. It is run by the same people who run St. Cecilia and San Jose hotel in Austin, Liz Lambert, GOTTA LOVE her style! Well I do!
Mountains in Marfa, I know it kind of looks like a hill from this far away but it really is a mountain and it is beautiful! Soooo much wide open space out there!