Nautical Wedding at Lost Mission /// One Less Fish In The Sea /// Lindsey + Cooper, the intro

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It all began with a beer.

Like all great love stories, Lindsey and Cooper’s meet-cute was an unexpected one. They met 12 years ago at Wurstfest and as Lindsey said in her vows, “From the moment I saw those curls, I knew you were my other half.” But they bond over more that just beer and curls. Their mutual love for adventure, fishing, family and (of course) one another is truly inspiring.

May 14th was a perfect day for a wedding. At Lost Mission in Spring Branch, Texas, Lindsey and Cooper said “I do” among their family and closest friends. They surrounded themselves with beautiful, personal effects and created moments that were incredible to capture on film: from  the stunning heirloom ring from Lindsey’s Great-Grandmother that 6 others have worn to the lovely gift exchange between Lindsey and Cooper.
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Their love of the coast and fishing together was apparent in both cakes adorned with stunning seashells and incredibly realistic fish! Her bridesmaids wore matching coral colored dresses with blue sandals that were each personalized (and super comfy!)
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The reception was filled with laughter, love, and tons of wine! One of their closest friends who officiated the ceremony owns a winery in the Napa Valley.  Lindsey’s parents gushed over their daughter and new son. Larry Taylor, Lindsey’s father, even mentioned how Cooper knew exactly when to ask for his daughter’s hand: during a fishing trip when the fish were biting extremely well!
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The Proposal:  How it Happened...
Lindsey shared the proposal story with us: "Cooper made us dinner reservations for a nice dinner on a Monday at 5:00pm. I thought that 5pm was a little early to have dinner but I was not going to say anything because I knew this restaurant was popular and hard to get a reservation. Earlier that day he told me that he read on a private scuba diving blog that there was a hammerhead shark spotted at Smith Cove. Needless to say all day Monday he was talking about how he wanted to go to Smith Cove and look for the shark. Ironically, I had just read an article about a hammerhead shark spotted near shore, but the article I read was about Florida. Cooper said that I stumped him when I told him that, so he was scrambling to get the ins and outs of his story to make me still believe him. As we were driving to dinner he asked if we could stop into Smith Cove. We get out of the car and I noticed that there were tons of swimmers and snorkelers. We were walking around the beach at Smith Cove and Cooper tells me that he wants to get a closer look and walk out on the limestone coral rocks to better see the water. He takes off and turns around and notices that I am still on the beach. He asked me to follow him and I told him I could not walk on the rocks because I had wedge shoes on and I would break my ankle! He tried to convince me, but I am rather stubborn. When I noticed his frustration by him talking between his teeth I took my shoes off and walked out on the sharp rocks. We stood over the water looking for this shark, I turned to look back at the beach and when I turned back to Cooper, he was on one knee!"
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Lindsey + Cooper,
We truly loved getting to know you and hearing about all your amazing adventures! The love you have for one another as well as the friendships you share with all those present was apparent and such a magical thing to capture on film. You’ve truly found your one fish in the sea!
The Mason Jar Team

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Lost Mission  || @lostmission Event Planner: Amber Ehrlich  || @keepers_interiors Photographer: Benjamin Garrett Photography  || @benjamingarrett Florist: Sam Ehrlich  || @keepers_interiors Caterer: Don Strange  || @donstrangeoftx DJ: Bach Sound Productions