Shea and Paolo's excitement was felt as soon as I stepped into the Higher Ground Bar doors in downtown Austin on a sunny July morning.

The couple had a few reasons to celebrate!

1. They just opened their new bar

2. They chose to elope inside the bar to start their new journey together

3. They were leaving to go on their honeymoon the very next morning

The bar was strikingly beautiful and the new owners were gleaming with pride as they showed me around the two story bar that had such a victorian/vintage appeal to it. A photographers dream, am I right?!

They said they loved the original walls of the bar and chose to keep many of the details as original as possible.

The ceremony was filled with laughter and joy as the couple said I do in front of the stained glass doors on the second floor of the bar. Shea and Paolo said they hope to breathe nothing but positivity into their newly owned downtown bar!

~Congrats Shea & Paolo on your new adventure~