Champagne+Cigars: Jessica+CJ’s Backyard Wedding Reception | Georgetown Wedding Photographer Kelly Cameron

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Jessica+CJ had an intimate wedding in far away, magical southern climes.  As they weren’t able to bring everyone down to celebrate, the Seattle residents came to visit CJ’s family in Georgetown, TX where they received a sublime and relaxed backyard wedding reception.  It was certainly the bees knees, just like this couple.

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A beautiful lit tent for shade and shelter ensured they were ready for a great party, rain or shine. Thankfully, we were blessed with shine, and lots of it:)

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Popcorn at each table -how fun!

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CJ’s brother and his family.  A relaxed backyard reception is a perfect time to grab a few shots to update those family picture frames.

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At CJ’s parents home the backyard tumbles blissfully down to an expansive garden and a yard that butts up against the lovely San Gabriel River.  These delicious tomatoes made a debut in one of the dishes served at dinner, specially made by the bride.

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A granddaughter with hands filled with fresh pickings from the garden.

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Love birds.

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The grandchildren.

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A perfect petite kids table.

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Jessica is a huge fan of champagne.  It was fitting that the selection even matched her dress.

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*SIGH*

Tequila….

…Which the bride and her father-in-law shared.

Toasts, a blessing on the food and cheers!

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Hostess extraordinaire, Karen, and mother-of-the-groom.

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And now for dessert.  The ice cream wasn’t the only thing melting in the Texas heat.  Seeing the groom dish up everyone -such a gracious act- melted a few hearts, too.

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A special little wedding cake for the couple.

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This still makes me tear up a little.  CJ and Jessica brought back a few boxes of Cuban cigars from their amazing wedding trip.  CJ wanted to share a Cuban with his grandfather, telling him how some of his fondest memories growing up were tagging along with his grandpa, fishing, with the scent of cigars in the air.  It was a beautiful celebration of memories and love.

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That’s exactly how it should be done, Jessica.  Cigars and champagne!

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Another touching story.  Jessica was looking through a magazine one day and saw these pair of Jimmy Choo’s.  Pointing them out to CJ she said, “I think I want these as my wedding shoes!”  The next day she found them waiting for her on the counter at home.  Now that’s love:)

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What a beautiful evening, and a radiant couple.  I wish I could go back and shoot this celebration all over again, just to be a part of it.

Congratulations, Jessica+CJ!

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