Nikhil + Paige

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I just feel like I need to say…. prepare yourself. Prepare yourself for some of the most gorgeously styled details I’ve ever photographed. Prepare yourself for fun portraits and the sweetest ceremony and lastly, prepare yourself for some serious JOY!!

These two know how to style and throw a party (or two… or three!) but what they are true experts in is creating an atmosphere of pure joy. Nikhil and Paige are the type of people that you spend time with and walk away saying “They are JUST THE SWEETEST”. It’s true. They radiate joy and happiness and it’s so much fun to be in their presence. Their wedding celebration started mid-week last week. We flew into Austin on Thursday and photographed their intimate Hindu ceremony on Friday and then their American wedding on Sunday. The colors, the details, the thought that went into it all…. it was just so impressive. Paige, my sweet friend, you outdid yourself. Your hard work paid off and you managed to have a beautifully styled wedding where nothing strayed from the theme while also having a truly meaningful and joyful celebration as well. That is HARD to do. It’s hard to make it visually perfect but also sentimental and focused on your commitment to one another…. but you made it happen! It was absolutely perfect. What an honor it was to capture it all for you!!!!

Friends, don’t miss the extensive vendor list at the bottom of the post! There are so many amazing people to thank for these two days! Ashley (planner) and Kim (stylist), you two were just a dream. Thank you for making my job so easy and so much fun!! Nikhil and Paige, you are the epitome of a dream KJ Couple and I’m just so humbled that you chose us!!! Enjoy reliving your amazing wedding days!!!

Friday Wedding Vendors:

Hindu Ceremony Chairs | Party at the Moontower
Officiant | Reverend Bonnie
Sari + Groom’s Indian Attire | VAMA Designs
Planner | Much Ado Austin
Venue | One Eleven East
Florist | Blumen Floral
Stylist | The Venue Studio
HMUA | Luna Beauty & Bridal
Videography | Two Fish Weddings
Stationery + Signage | Jen Krause Paper Co.
DJ | DJ Gatsby
Catering | Soho Catering
Linens | BBJ & La Tavola

Sunday Wedding Vendors:

Planner | Much Ado Austin
Venue | One Eleven East
Florist | Blumen Floral
Stylist: The Venue Studio
HMUA | Luna Beauty & Bridal
Videography | Two Fish Weddings
Stationery + Signage | Jen Krause Paper Co.
Streamer Install | Pop & Drop
Rentals | Loot Rentals
Tabletop | Table Manners
Bakery | Glace Cakes
DJ | DJ Gatsby
Catering | Soho Catering
VW Bus Rental | Vannagram ATX
Bridesmaids Dresses | Shop Revelry
Linens | BBJ & La Tavola
Gown Designer | Milla Nova
Bridal Salon | Melange Bridal
Groomsmen Tuxes | The Black Tux 
Cake Stand | The Styled Affair
Hand Painted Bottles | Pens & Needles Co
Reception Glitter Artist | Sparkle Faerie
Neon Sign | Brite Lite Tribe
Banner | Oxford Pennant
Bride Shoes | Birdies & Louboutins
Engagement Ring | Brilliant Earth
Weddings Bands | Austin Private Jeweler
Cocktail Ring | Gem Breakfast
Cake Stand | Styled Affair

View their Engagement Session HERE!

Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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