A Classic Winter Wedding at the Allan House in Austin, Texas

Classic with a modern twist—and full of personality—was how Faith Ellis (25 and a hair stylist) and Jackson Ellis (31 and a musician) designed their Austin, Texas, wedding. Faith’s favorite part of the day was the ceremony: They said “I do” in the white chapel at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, decorated with a backdrop of greenery wreaths by Rosehip Flora to enhance the wintery ambience. “The power of love I felt in our ceremony was like nothing else, and having all our friends and family there surrounding us will be something I am forever grateful for,” Faith says. Later, Illuminated by crystal chandeliers and a tree covered in string lights, their clear-tented courtyard reception at the Allan House turned into an epic celebration. Guests enjoyed a family-style dinner at rustic farm tables covered in eclectic decor and organic wintery flowers. One of Faith and Jackson’s favorite bands, the Preservation, performed throughout the reception and kept the dance floor moving well past their first dance to “I Will” by the Beatles. Another local touch? Faith and Jackson had craft beer, made by an Austin brewery just for their wedding. “The constant sound of glasses toasting, conversation and laughter at our reception was such a delight to hear,” Faith says. Pure in Art Photography captured the sweet moments, below.