Kristen & Clay’s East Texas wedding in the woods

Koby & Terilyn Brown featured on Wedding ChicksKristen & Clay’s wedding in the woods is a stunning glam filled affair we hope you’ll love as much as we do! You will find a collection of beautiful cakes, a stunning tented reception, the pinterest famous gold sparkle gowns; cleverly named food and beverage stations; a gorgeous bride and groom; and one of the most beautiful Texas settings for an outdoor wedding ceremony! We can’t wait for you to take a look!

Beaches and brewskis, pools and piña coladas, wining and dining, as Kristen and Clayton were living it up while vacationing in Cancun, Mexico. On their third night, Clay unexpectedly made reservations at a high end steakhouse. They were seated at a quaint table for two on the balcony of the restaurant, overlooking 3 huge water fountains in the middle of the ocean bay – it was gorgeous! Clay ordered a bottle of very nice champagne, not drawing any suspicion, from Kristen as they are on vacay after all. Shortly after there, the champagne was popped, Clay stood up to take over the pouring from the gentleman serving them. He comes over to her side and pours her glass and his, and suddenly gets down on one knee, opens up his hand revealing the most beautiful emerald cut diamond she had ever seen, and with his sweet southern accent, says, “I have loved you and will love you for the rest of my life, will you marry me?”

Their wedding ceremony was very short and sweet, but almost every detail was intentional. Kristen is a very detail oriented person so everything from the monogrammed stirring sticks used by the bar to the location of the lounge furniture were intentional.

From the bride: I think our wedding’s authenticity comes from what we created. The setting, being it represents Clay, and the style, which represents me, it encompassed us both creating something unique & authentic. On a more emotional level, her older brothers walked her down the aisle. My father passed away when I was 15 and I couldn’t choose just one of them to do the honor. They, more so than ever, became my protectors and all played their part in making sure I was taken care of after he passed, I couldn’t imagine that moment without them. That moment was absolutely beautiful. My mom was a mess! Father daughter dances are always a difficult thing for her to watch when she would attend weddings. I would imagine my very own father/daughter dance and it would break my heart knowing it wasn’t possible… but on the day of my wedding, my sweet brothers each took turns sweeping me off my feet and twirling me around the floor as my father would have done, all while playing Lost by Michael Buble in the background- the song I listened to on repeat for months after he passed. It was incredible. Take a deep breath, don’t stress, as crazy as that sounds, and enjoy every moment of planning. It is gone before you know it. AND on your wedding day, be in the moment and try to experience and remember as much as you can- it’s a day you will never forget!

ArchetypePhotography-1 ArchetypePhotography-2 ArchetypePhotography-3ArchetypePhotography-4ArchetypePhotography-5ArchetypePhotography-6ArchetypePhotography-7ArchetypePhotography-8ArchetypePhotography-9ArchetypePhotography-10ArchetypePhotography-11ArchetypePhotography-12ArchetypePhotography-13ArchetypePhotography-14ArchetypePhotography-15ArchetypePhotography-16ArchetypePhotography-17ArchetypePhotography-18ArchetypePhotography-19ArchetypePhotography-20ArchetypePhotography-21ArchetypePhotography-22ArchetypePhotography-23ArchetypePhotography-24ArchetypePhotography-25ArchetypePhotography-26ArchetypePhotography-27ArchetypePhotography-28ArchetypePhotography-29ArchetypePhotography-30ArchetypePhotography-31ArchetypePhotography-32ArchetypePhotography-33ArchetypePhotography-34ArchetypePhotography-35ArchetypePhotography-36ArchetypePhotography-37ArchetypePhotography-38ArchetypePhotography-39


Bride: Kristen Voges
Groom: Clay Bush
Location: Center, TX

Photography: Koby & Terilyn Brown, Archetype
Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab
Designer/Planning: Sweet August Events
Floral: Statue of Design
Rentals: Luxe Event Décor
Band: Chinatown
Hair: Luly James
Makeup: Mistique Makeup
Bakery: 2 Tarts
Invitations: Girl General
Calligraphy: The Southern Inkwell
Wedding Gown: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids: Badgley Mischka
Flower Girls: Deloris Petunia

Recent Posts



Scotland – Kellie Castle

"But to see her was to love her; love but her, and love forever." - Robert Burns So excited to share this lovely pre-wedding shoot featuring Carrie ...
Read More

Iceland – elopement bridal inspiration

Hello from ICELAND! What an other-worldly land this place is! We traveled to Iceland as the wedding photographers for a wonderful destination wedding at Hotel Budir, but ...
Read More

TX Hill Country wedding at Camp Lucy

Jessica and Jimmy's romantic event was one of the loveliest weddings we photographed this Spring! The bride's stunning dress ranks high on my all time favorites list; ...
Read More

A Texas Peach Orchard Elopement

Our goal was to present a beautiful afternoon with a casually romantic farm-to-table place setting created by finding objects on the property and working them together into ...
Read More
Burano, Italy - destination photographer

The Colourful Island of Burano

A beautiful girl, a golden gown, and the colorful island of Burano in Venice, Italy… what an inspiring combination! So much fun to have the opportunity to ...
Read More
Fine Art boudoir by Koby & Terilyn Brown

Vintage Cottage | Bridal Boudoir

A story telling boudoir shoot for the modern bride getting ready for her wedding. The lingerie pieces were chosen in all black and white to compliment the ...
Read More