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Rae Allen Photography captured an intimate wedding in a conservancy at Pease Park in Austin, TX to celebrate Katie and Francis.

Nestled in the bustling city of Austin Tx, lies a park that is quite simply is the prettiest park I have ever been to. Pease Park Conservancy celebrates the diverse ecology and history that make Austin’s first public park valuable and unique. The Conservancy is an 84-acre public green space for the sustainable use. The whimsical 1920’s Tudor Cottage, the most recognizable landmark of Pease Park, and now serves community gathering space with a beautiful adjoining terrace, where Katie and Francis’ reception took place.

Katie and Francis were all about nature. They met working for the city of Austin and traversed the Appalachian mountains together. That was the original location of the wedding, but sometimes life happens and plans change. Wanting to still have a unique backdrop, the two choose Pease Park and selected their ceremony site to take place in a metal dome right next to the cottage. The dome serves as a relaxing space on the first floor and a trampoline on the second floor. You heard me. A trampoline. If that isn’t one of a kind I don’t know what is.

The two read their vows to each other, but Katie had a special surprise for Francis. She learned sign language and signed her vows to him. There was no dry eye in the dome. Placing tattoo rings on each other (their other rings hadn’t come in yet) they sealed the deal with a kiss.

In true elopement fashion they had their cake first, an espresso chocolate cake with earl grey buttercream topped off with a cascading floral décor designed by non other that the groom himself.

I am always so floored by these type of events. This was a stunningly simple and beautiful day. You couldn’t beat this backdrop, and with close family and friends, you could tell this one was something special to be a part of.

-xoxo Samantha | Rae Allen Photography

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