Sari and Aaron’s paths crossed in South Korea where they were both teaching English. I love how they both bring different sensibilities to the table. Sari is fascinated by “the relationship between nature’s processes and human society. She is inspired by the many ways in which community and school food gardening can positively impact individuals, communities, and the environment, and she is passionate about spreading awareness of these benefits to the people of her native Austin.” She is also super fun and loves riding her bike in leisurely fashion with Aaron of course, seeing kids get inspired by natural phenomena, succulents, swimming holes, live music and she values her friends enormously. All that and she is breathtakingly gorgeous!
Aaron is her perfect compliment – with a deep passion for music since age 3 when he got his first drum set and the brains of a mechanical engineer major who also took advantage of the amazing jazz program at UT. He decided that he loved teaching and music much more than engineering and has followed his heart to become a full time drummer and teacher! Here’s what he had to say about Sari and life…
“Being with Sari has also been life-changing. She showed me so many things when we were first together. I now know about so many bugs, trees, and plants because of her. Gardening and sustainability have become huge passions of mine. I also cook a LOT more! Also, my ideal way to live is to always have fun and excitement with my job. I don’t want to work just to make money; I like having creative license over what I do.”
This is a couple that just spoke right to my heart and it really felt like an honor to get to document this special kind of connection and love on the wedding day. Their wedding was held at Sari’s parents’ private residence, Acacia Ranch, in Bertram, TX. The ceremony was under an Acacia tree in front of 300 loving guests and family members. Hand written vows were exchanged and the appreciation Sari and Aaron expressed for one another was enormous. They both mentioned their love of the moon which I share with themThe reception was out of this world. Under the biggest white tent I have ever seen, the celebration of a lifetime was had by all to the brilliant Brazilian beats of Seu Jacinto. To many moons of adventures and happiness… congrats Sari and Aaron!!
Ceremony musicians: Owen Summers and Josh Flowers // Band: Seu Jacinto // Florist: Ayesha Batra (a friend and bridesmaid!) // Hair stylist for Sari: Grey Scale Salon by Caroline Nichole // Coordinator and catering: Becca Schafer Events