As if J and Bey got married at an Italian villa.” That’s how Kristin and Matt describe the inspiration for their wedding, which paired elegant old world style with a modern party vibe. The couple opted for the Italian-influenced VILLA DEL LAGO in Austin and filled it with romantic florals - by STEM FLORAL - in shades of blush, peach, and burgundy, as well as a number of thoughtful touches, from the DIY olive oil favours to the ceremony music. After a champagne toast to kick off the reception, the dance floor was packed all night long, right up until the moment guests were surprised with a spectacular explosion of fireworks during the last dance. Austin wedding photographer SOPHIE EPTON captured their beautiful celebration which also features some of the most table scapes and reception design we've seen!

Beautiful bride Kristin tells us, “Make everything personal up to a point. Music, a special drink, fashion, flowers, vows, etc. Those are all things that can remind your guests of your personal love story and will always be the most memorable parts of the wedding. Just don’t make yourself crazy trying to find which napkin evokes your love story. It’s not out there.”

I was five months pregnant and it made the day even more meaningful, knowing it was already bigger than just Matt and I. It was so special for us to have all of our friends and family there as we started our new family.

Thank you so much to Austin wedding photographer SOPHIE EPTON for sharing this beautiful Texas wedding with us. Sophie finds joy in creating beautiful, luminous images that capture the love and emotion surrounding a wedding day. Her and her husband Jordan have been shooting together since 2011 and married since 2013, and have a soft spot for romantic, unique, joy-filled weddings and the love that they get to capture. You can head over to Sophie's profile to view more of her work and see more incredible weddings and editorials she has photographed - you should especially check out this Modern Romantic Rome Elopement Shoot at sunrise.