When Sujin met Nathan, her parents were the owners of the popular burger restaurant, Burger Tex 2, on Guadalupe in downtown Austin. She was helping her parents by working the register when Nathan walked in. A designer, Nathan noticed the portrait behind Sujin’s head and asked her about it. Sujin was the artist of the portrait and the two quickly bonded over their interest in art. They forged a friendship based on art and design that lasted five years. However, a year ago, Nathan and Sujin realized the occasional meeting to discuss art was not enough; they wanted to spend more and more time together.
Sujin laughs that Nathan’s proposal solidifies her connection with her parents’ burger joint, Burger Tex 2. During a romantic dinner, Sujin received a text message from her parents asking her to return to the shop and take a ladder upstairs that had been left out.
Unbeknownst to Sujin, Nathan decorated the roof of Burger Tex 2 with candles, flowers, and champagne. Sujin and Nathan quickly ventured over to Burger Tex 2, and Sujin, noticing items placed on the roof, wondered what trespassers had imposed themselves on her parents’ shop! She had no idea it was all strategically and romantically placed by Nathan! He promptly began his proposal and Sujin’s parents and sister watched on, hidden by the AC units on the roof.
Sujin and Nathan planned their wedding at the home of a family friend. It was an intimate ceremony under a grove of trees followed by a backyard celebration for their closest family and friends. On a date with Nathan, he asked her what to do and her answer was: “Let’s go home and have a cozy time.” I imagine Nathan was equal parts tickled and smitten by Sujin’s choice of words. The phrase characterizes their comfy, relaxed lifestyle together. It also inspired their dreams for their wedding which was an intimate merging of cultures with guests from Korea. It was also a celebration of art and color. I love the bridesmaids’ dresses and wildflowers. The owners of the home actually are experienced florists and designed the floral arrangements.
Coincidentally, one of Nathan’s groomsmen had hired me to photograph his fall wedding, so it was such a delight to see Nathan (my former groom!!) and his gorgeous wife, Christina (my beautiful bride!!), at the affair.
The day was beautiful, totally intimate and definitely “cozy,” as the couple had planned. Thank you so much for having me at your stunning wedding!