Christian & Austin // Gast Wedding // Rustic Timbers Venue // Viola, KS

I can go on and on about how much I love this couple, this family and this wedding, but I'll try to keep it short and sweet! Christian and Austin's wedding day was everything that I love to photograph--intentional and focused on the marriage. The special thing about their day was that just 6 weeks before the wedding, they welcomed their sweet baby boy, Rowen, to the world! So, not only was their wedding day centered around the marriage that was beginning, but it also perfectly emphasized the family that these two have started. Even though their ceremony was moved indoors due to the rainy weather, the intimacy and coziness that was created was one that I will never forget. They had one of those ceremonies that had every married couple in the room holding hands and thinking fondly of their own sweetheart--it was that good! It was such a beautiful testament to the roles of husband and wife and also father and mother and Christian and Austin are amazing at both! 
The rainy weather may have caused a last minute changeup in the ceremony plans, but we made the most of it and created some serious photo magic by embracing the weather surprise! They didn't even bat an eye when I asked them to step out into the rain and those are some of my favorite images from the day! At one point, when I was helping Christian with her dress and preventing it from getting too dirty, she said to me, "Don't worry about it. It's a white dress, it's gonna get dirty no matter what!" Her attitude throughout the whole day was exactly where her heart was--not on the weather, decor, details or hiccups, but on her husband, her son, the people who love and support them and the memories she was making. 
It was a beautiful day and I'm so honored I could witness and document all the love that was shared on 11/11/17! Christian, Austin and Rowan, all my love for you guys! 
 

Vendors
Venue: Rustic Timbers
Dress: Lewisville Bridal Boutique
Florals: Kelcy Leigh Photography
Makeup: Keren Salsgiver
Hair: Maddie Salsgiver
Men's Tuxes: Men's Wearhouse
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Cake: WOW Cakes
DJ: At Your Request Mobile DJ
Catering: Delano BBQ & Krispy Kreme
Programs: Tumbalina Studio