After three years of dating, Josh woke Alura up early one morning. He told her she wasn’t going to work that day and drove her to the airport (he already had her bags packed), where St. Thomas was the final destination. He took her to H. Stern, where Alura got to pick out a piece of jewelry to remember the trip by. Little did she know, this wouldn’t be the ONLY piece of jewelry she would be leaving St. Thomas with. Soon after leaving the store, Josh took Alura to what he considers one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Magen’s Bay, to watch the sun set. As they were walking hand-in-hand, they stumbled upon a wine bottle in the sand. With that, she instantly knew what was happening and began to cry. Josh pulled the cork out, and read the letter hidden inside the bottle to Alura. At the end of the letter, Josh got down on one knee and asked Alura to marry him. She said yes! Just over a year later, on her grandparents’ wedding anniversary, Josh and Alura promised to love each other forever. Their Twisted Ranch wedding is one for the record books!
Josh’s boutonniere was made out of corks that came from his and Alura’s favorite winery, Spicewood Vineyards. This is where we took their engagement photos and is the bottle Josh had hidden in the sand during their proposal.
I’m so thankful Josh and Alura made sure to include plenty of time for romantic portraits. To me, these are the most important shots of the day. The more time we have, the more locations we can include and the more creative we can get.
Tears AND laughter filled all of the wedding toasts given in honor of the bride and groom. The Best Man gave a shout out to all the bridesmaids before confessing his undying Bromance with Josh. The Maid of Honor reminded Alura that a psychic had predicted Alura would marry the next man she met (who just happened to be Josh).
Josh and Alura, Dylan and I absolutely ADORED being your Twisted Ranch wedding Photographers! Seriously! We want you both to know that when it comes time for your vow renewal, we’ll be the first to RSVP! We had a ton of fun spending the day with y’all and your family and friends! THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your celebration and love story!
Twisted Ranch Wedding Photographer
Oatmeal Wedding Venue with Buffalos: Twisted Ranch
Twisted Ranch Wedding Photographer: Eureka Photography
Coordinator: A Bunch of Weddings (Ashley Bunch)
Hair & Make-up Team: All Dolled Up Austin
Wedding Videographer: JR Digital Video (Jason)
Wedding DJ: Innovative DJ (Robert)
Wedding Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery
Catering: Catering by Mopsie
Officiant: I Do Ceremonies Austin (Stephen)
Ceremony String Duo: Terra Vista Strings
Midnight Snack: Hey Cupcake!
Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander
Bridal Heels: Betsey Johnson
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Bridal Jewelry & Bridesmaids Gifts: Kendra Scott
Wedding Bands: Diamond’s Direct
Wedding Floral: Twisted Blooms