The many couples who planned their weddings during the pandemic had to be flexible with their venue, their wedding date, and even their guest lists. Anna and Anthony were no strangers to these challenges—although you’d never guess their Orchard House wedding had any issues. By keeping their guest list low and hosting their wedding virtually, they created an intimate and timeless wedding.
With a sword arch sendoff, a handfasting ceremony, guest poem readings, and the moody weather, their wedding had so many fun and unique details. To end the very special evening, they shared a special first dance that was unlike any other. Thankfully, Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo captured the day so keep scrolling to see what we mean.
Anna and Anthony
Texas Hill Country Orchard House, Austin, Texas, USA
Their First Look
The first look was something our photographer suggested and I was surprised how nervous we both were about it. I surprised my husband in a different dress so seeing his face was perfect. It was a wonderful and private shared moment of happiness before the big event.
Having An Orchard House Wedding
The pandemic drove our wedding venue choice. We were quite limited in what was even available. But, we chose an Airbnb that was honestly our dream spot.
Personalizing Their Wedding
We wrote our own vows and chose poems to read during the ceremony—one of which my husband wrote! We also had a handfasting portion that was officiated by a dear friend.
Working With Nikk Nguyen Photo
It was a dream to work with Nikk Nguyen Photo! He got every shot we could have wanted and snapped touching keepsakes we’ll always treasure. He stayed back to let the day happen but was full of gentle and very helpful direction for our portraits.
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The Wedding Team:
Photography – Nikk Nguyen Photo
Venue – Texas Hill Country Orchard House
Congratulations to Anna and Anthony on their moody Orchard House wedding! Big shoutout to Junebug member Nikk Nguyen Photo for capturing and sharing this day with us. See more of his work on his profile of photographers from around the world.
If you’re in the midst of planning your own wedding, remember that this day is about you and your partner. Create the wedding of your dreams, pay homage to your favorite things, and remember that it’s a day to celebrate your love. If you need help on your planning journey, we’ve got everything you’ll need right here.
Grain for photos makes a great atmosphere. A real oldschool!