Rose and Topaz are the colors of the earth and sky in Marfa Texas. Rose and Topaz (the couple) are artists rooted in Austin Texas, where their creative connection propels their band, Golden Dawn Arkestra into imagined worlds of cosmic sights and sounds. Really, if you're in Austin, you should catch this highly performative band. Two of the most genuine people I know, Rose and Topaz chose to hold their wedding in Marfa, Texas. Following a sweet courthouse wedding ceremony on Friday, they hosted their public ceremony and party at the most gorgeous Airbnb place I've seen. Event design by Lizzy Wetzel at Marfa Magic Hour, was, as always, totally on point. For those who haven't travelled to West Texas, the creative desert enclave of Marfa is one of the most magical places on earth. Spiritual, unrestrained, heartfelt: no words can do this wedding justice. The cosmos reeled and the moon shone brighter, and we were all so lucky to have reveled in this perfect union.
Springdale Farms in East Austin is a small wonderland of sighing trees, dappled light and lush vegetable gardens. I pass it every day, as it's only a couple blocks from home, although It seemed particularly enchanted on Casey and Monica's wedding day. Both women are utterly magical human beings; warm and empathetic, and deeply in love. The couple brought in their favorite wine, and picked an incredible menu from Eden East. It was an extreme honor to spend time documenting Monica and Casey, and their amazing crew of loving friends and family members.
Over the last few weeks, I've had the pleasure of documenting a Thai wedding, two Vietnamese weddings and a Persian wedding in Houston Texas. Presenting Sima and Armin and their drop-dead gorgeous Persian wedding set at the lovely Magnolia Ballroom in Houston: There are so many things I could gush about regarding the Persian (Iranian) wedding culture: The feast of honey, nuts and nougat spread out for the couple during the ceremony; the bride's custom of playing cute and deadpan silence when asked to agree to marry her groom, and the bridesmaids' equally coy responses of "the bride has gone to pick flowers." Sima is as delightfully fun as she is beautiful, and Armin was one of those grooms who really cares deeply: about his lovely lady, and about the importance of their wedding. For a beautiful day, I want to thank you two so sincerely!
My friend Josh McLeod is the one-man show behind VESPER magazine. We used my workshop space, brought in a 300-lb block of ice and two models to do a shoot for the mag. Here are some previews! Thanks to art director Cara Henis and the lovely Erin and Vera - models brave enough to cuddle even the largest chunks of ice.