The first thing that comes to mind when I think back on Alexandra and Benjamin’s Hill County wedding at the Welfare Cafe this past October is golden light and wildflowers. The night before the wedding rain was predicted, but the skies cleared and the vast Texas sky was the perfect blue above them… and the most beautiful light made everything so lovely. These two are perfect for one another for so many reasons. They are both accomplished scholars, Benjamin holds a Ph.D.in music history and is now the professor of music history at the University of North Texas, and Alexandra holds a Ph.D. in art history and is the doctoral curatorial fellow in the Department of European Painting and Sculpture at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. They both come across at first as being very reserved, but when you get to know them, their mischievous side comes out, which I think you will see in these images. And they both love the Hill Country, specifically the Welfare Cafe, which is why they chose to have their nuptials there. They had previously spent time vacationing there and the property holds a special place in their hearts, and it is easy to see why, as it is absolutely lovely and charming and the food was just to die for! So many little things made this wedding unique… like the bespoke paper goods, featuring adorable farm animals, the simple and rustic florals on the crisp white linens, the tables with the red orange chairs, the grooms perfect blue suit and white tie, the bride’s beaded BHLDN dress, and the strudel that served ass their wedding cake, just to name a few. When this couple said “I do” under the amazing tree on the property everyone felt their joy… perfection.
Salon/Scott & Co.
Florals/An Empty Vase
Calligraphy/Kelly and Frances
Entertainment/V5 featuring Christian Wiggs