Lindsey & Corbin Sitzes on the grounds of The Brooks in Weatherford. "Although this shot may have resulted in my husband ripping my wedding dress, I would say it was totally WORTH IT."
The Austin wedding of Avery and Melvin @awonderlyphoto
Bradley Madison and Arrington Hayes celebrate their wedding at Lubbock Country Club. Lissa Anglin Photography
A trio of youthful wedding guests at the St. Anthony Hotel. Morgan Brooks Photography
Danelle & Case Smith wedding in Woodway with reception in Waco. Photo by Eva Cranford
Stanley, a Naval officer stationed in Stephenville, & Morgan, from Florida, wed in tiny Buda.
Father/daughter dance at Sparrow Creek Ranch, Tayler Ootton & Jake Graham wedding
Houstonians Patrick Summers & Beau Miller decided on a destination wedding in the Grand Tetons. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Melinda & Matthew Van Horn wed at the Mansions by the Sea in Port Aransas. Photo by Caitlin Rose Photography
Chrisma & Sasha Jain at their main wedding ceremony in the JW Marriott Downton in Austin.
Lindsey & Geoff Daniel at The Boulder Springs in New Braunfels.
A patriotic wedding for Fort Worth's Monica and Tyler Cassel, held at the Rusty Barn at The Ranch in Celina. Charming Fox Photography
Quincy Acy & Jessica Fuentes were wed at the Westin Downtown Dallas. Sarah Kee wedding planner. Pharris Photography
Anita & Gowtham at the Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria. MNM Photography
Sweets for the sweetest moments. Haleycakes and Cookies Instagram photo
A vintage Chevy truck transported high school sweethearts from the ranch ceremony to the reception.
Arden Elliott & Brock Hensarling at Grand Lake, Colorado
Sterling Stensrud in custom Nardos Imam, and Robert Evans, in Ermenegildo Zegna at Dallas' Mansion on Turtle Creek
Catherine Pavone and Omar Atwal wedding at The Houstonian, coordinated by Event Identity. Jenna McElroy Photography
Wedding hashtags on Instagram are endless and those focusing on Texas themes number around three dozen (and counting). Aside from the obvious, think everything from #texasweddingsyall to #texasweddinghair. Seriously?!
On a recent slow summer day, we perused the thousands of photos on Instagram using Texas wedding hashtags. We discovered a collection of playful, romantic and touching photos that brides and/or their photographers have shared with the world.
We selected a number which strike us as charming, sometimes outside the box, but always inspiring a smile. Not surprising, in addition to the multitude of the typical bride-and-groom kiss, the beneath-the-branches bridal portraits and the like, we found a trend toward Western-themed photographs. The bride and groom atop a haystack, for example.
That was the locale that Lindsey and Corbin Sitzes chose for a wedding portrait following their ceremony at The Brooks in Weatherford. While it surely speaks of Texas, the bride notes that her dress was ripped in the process but it was totally worth it for the special photograph.
In order to flesh out the big picture, we have included a few wedding photos from PaperCity back issues. Enjoy!