A Rust and Sage Wedding at Star Hill Ranch || Amanda + Russ

Apr 10, 2021

“There was no shortage of good vibes and party energy
in this bridal suite and we loved it!’”

Rust and sage weddings are such a beautiful and elegant color palette this fall wedding season, and we are here for it! Especially when the people getting married are as wonderful, kind and laid-back as Amanda + Russ! 

You may remember Amanda + Russ from their Sunrise Mount Bonnell Engagement Session earlier this year – these two are such a sweet couple with a really cool, fun-loving vibe, so we were excited to see them again headed into their wedding day! 

We arrived at Star Hill Ranch and Amanda + Russ were immediately just so welcoming! Russ asked about how Mama and Baby Judah were doing (so sweet!) and Amanda was just so encouraging about the newborn phase, and all the beautiful, wonderful craziness we find ourselves in these days. Amanda + Russ, we can’t thank ya’ll enough for being so encouraging and supportive! 

Since this was our second wedding back since Baby Judah’s arrival, we were once again joined by the outstanding Dorean Pope Photography, who we must say up front did an outstanding job and we are so thankful for her! We love you Dore! 

The Wedding Day

The day started with us photographing some beautiful bridal details while Amanda and her bridesmaids sang and danced their way through the getting ready portion of the day. There was no shortage of good vibes and party energy in this bridal suite and we loved it! 

Part of what made this wedding even more extra special was the fact that Amanda + Russ’s children were part of the wedding party! Russ’s son Matt was the best man, his daughter Kayla one of the bridesmaids, and Amanda’s daughters Miranda and Caroline were in her bridal party too. 

And ya’ll, this was a FUNNY group. I mean, the good-natured jokes this crew fired at the bride and groom were hilarious to watch, and if talking a little bit of playful smack is a love language (and we believe that it is) Amanda + Russ are truly beloved by their kids and the community around them :)))

And can we take just a minute to acknowledge these beautiful bridesmaids dresses from Petal & Pup? The colors just pop off the page! 

The ceremony was a beautiful few minutes, made even more perfect by picturesque lighting and the ringing of the chapel bell, a tradition at Star Hill Ranch. After a few family, bridal party and couple portraits, it was time for the reception (and the true party) to begin. 

Miranda and Matt gave speeches to honor the union of these two kind-hearted people, and the dancing began in earnest. And we have to say, Amanda, Russ and the whole crew were ready to dance. Check out those dancing photos!

They danced, they sang, they celebrated the beginning of their beautiful marriage, and then Amanda + Russ exited the night under the smoke of sparklers down the ol’ main street of Star Hill Ranch. A perfect end to a perfect evening. 

The Shout-outs

We have to give a special shout out to the folks at Bryne Rock Mobile DJ Service, specifically Jesse, our DJ for the night. Jesse did an excellent job keeping the dance floor full, and we would highly recommend him to any L+L Couples in the market for a DJ! 

A special thanks to Caroline, Miranda, Matt and Kayla for being so kind and welcoming to us on such a special day. We loved working with you all! A big thanks is also due to Renee from Star Hill Ranch for all the coordination and support throughout the day, and LeAnne and David, the wonderful parents of the bride. We are so thankful for you all! 

The Happy Couple

Amanda + Russ, we are so grateful for you two! It’s clear from the wonderful people you gathered around you to celebrate the start of your marriage that you two are a truly special couple that is deeply loved! Thank you for inviting us to come and be a part of your day, and a HUGE thank you for your kind words and encouragement about our new journey as parents. Ya’ll are the best! 

With all the love, 


If you liked this rust and sage wedding at Star Hill Ranch, make sure to check out Kim + Marcus Painted Church Wedding! Interested in booking your own wedding or an intimate engagement session with your person? Click here to get in touch!

Lacey + Lee Photography is a wife-husband photography team based in Austin, Texas who specialize in creating bold, intimate and emotive wedding, engagement and elopement photography. Within the Austin Area they serve South Congress, East 6th, South Lamar, The Seaholm District, Mueller, Dripping Springs, Kyle, Hutto, Georgetown, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, and Bastrop. They also serve San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Waco, Dallas, Houston, and any State or National Park you get to by plane, train or automobile. They are available for destination weddings, proposals, elopements and micro weddings.

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