Nessa & Josh’s Geek Chic Rooftop Elopement

Nessa & Josh eloped on a rooftop in Austin, Texas. The bride explained, “We really wanted to strip down a ceremony to what it’s really about – two people, in love. I wanted something personal and close; stress free and beautiful. We didn’t have rings yet, so we brought some vintage fox playing cards instead. The card decision was one part Josh: “I want something something non-floral as a boutonniere”, one part me: “These are so cute, we have to use these” and one part our combined love for Fantastic Mr. Fox.”

“It was perfect,” she continued, “we got up early, put our glasses on and were married within two hours of waking. For the reception, we sat around watching all of the Die Hard movies and eating leftovers. It was the quintessential Nessa and Josh experience.”

Don’t you just love the simplicity and beauty of this? I’m so excited to share this with you all today. Thanks to Nessa, Josh & photographer Caroline for letting me!

Photography Credit: Sweet Caroline Photography


  1. OH MY GOD!!!!!! These images are incredible! LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this wedding-o-rama! Just two people (well 2 very cute and sweet jesus stylish people) in love making a commitment to spend the rest of their lives together! That in my opinion is very rock n roll! 🙂

  2. luuuuuuurve these photos! The colour combos are so subtle but stunning together. If only I could pull of wearing geek chic glasses but alas my head always looks like a potato shape when I try them on!

  3. Jenni

    Bootiful. These are stunning. Particularly love the one where she’s twirling and the ones where they’re lying on the ground. Great idea too, wishing them every happiness!

  4. This is so lovely!! Each to their own… i love that these two totally claimed their wedding day as their own and obviously really enjoyed themselves… which is what it’s all about! : )

  5. These are so touching, I love the idea of such an intimate wedding. Plus any excuse to watch the Die Hard movies has to be good.

    It makes me slightly cross/sad that we couldn’t have anything like this in the UK cuz of the restrictive wedding laws.

  6. I love this, I all ways want to do this as I’m not so close to my family apart from about 2 people, but the boyfriend and his family are close so its not gonna happen so sad 🙁 this is so beautiful!

    I agree so mad this can’t happen in the UK!!! Grrr damn laws

  7. OMG! This is too adorable! Rarely so blown away by photography, but LOVE that shot of the two of them from above, with the broken green glass and all the roof top, STUNNING!!! About to forward it to the H2B and suggest we elope!!!

  8. Cher

    Stunning couple! This is what I’d want to do too. My ideal scenario is just me n my Jamface. If only life was as perfect as these photographs!

  9. Shawna

    LOVE it! They’re such a beautiful couple. And I’m a sucker for elopements, but you already know that, Kat! I hope to see more gorgeous elopement pics in the future. Yay!

  10. Lacy

    WOW! I was just stumbling (thanks for introducing me to it Josh) and look what popped up! This is absolutely perfect for you two and just amazing. Now I can’t decide if I want y’all to do the photography for Jon and I or the clearly talented Sweet Caroline 🙂


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