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Pro Football Player Alex Albright and Singer Courtney Shields tie the knot and look to a bright future.

Photos by Annie Ray. Styling by Ashley Hargrove. Hair by April Downs. Makeup by Lauren Lumsden.


On Courtney: ASTR multi floral top, $48; Tarnish cowboy hat, $48, available at Nordstrom, S. 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500; jeans and boots, model’s own.

On Alex: Benson floral print shirt, $120; Joe’s classic fit jeans, $198; Lucchese black cherry lonestar calf cowboy boots, $300, available at Nordstrom, 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., 512.691.3500.


Tommy Bahama Salt and Lime Swim Trunks, $68; Ray Ban Blue Mirror Sunglasses, $160, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500.


On Courtney: Joie deep lapis tank, $158; Joie merci printed flax shorts, $178; Kendra Scott blue skylar earrings, $65, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200,

On Alex: Benson camo short sleeve shirt, $120; Bonobos medieval blue striped shorts, $85, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500; shoes, model’s own.


On Courtney: Alice & Trixie blue and pink maxi dress, $395, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200.

On Alex: Peter Millar white linen sport coat, $345; Peter Millar navy print dress shirt, $125; AG Protege gray blue jeans, $178, available at Neiman Marcus, 3400 Palm Way, 512.719.1200; watch and shoes, model’s own.

Alex Albright


Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Alex Albright did not grow up wearing cowboy boots or riding on the back of a horse, but on a photo shoot at Travassa, he was game and ended up enjoying a taste of the equine experience. Albright attended Boston College on a football scholarship, where he played for five seasons, having to take a year off in 2008 due to a spinal injury.

His senior year, he was named team captain and graduated in 2010 with a degree in communication. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent in July 2011, and played with the team until an injury placed him on the waived/injure list in August 2013.

As a rookie, Albright was converted to outside linebacker, a position he played backup for in all 16 games, finishing third on the team with 14 special-teams tackles. In the 2012 season, he showed his versatility, backing up all four linebackers, and finished the season third on the team with 17 special-teams tackles. He is currently a free agent.

Courtney Shields and Alex Albright were wed May 24 at The Vista on Seward Hill. They currently reside in Dallas.

Shot on location at Travaasa Austin. Just a short drive west from downtown Austin, Travaasa is located in the Hill Country, adjacent to the Balcones Canyonlands preserve. The tranquil resort boasts 70 guest rooms spread out among seven lodges, and includes an award-winning spa. Travaasa also specializes in healthy farm-to-table cuisine. With an array of spa treatments and activities for both men and women ranging from yoga to hiking to horseback riding, Travaasa is ideal for a close-in R&R getaway or day trip.


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