An Intimate Chapel Dulcinea Wedding
Sierra and Devin are two people who I would say are very authentic, lovely people. They met over common interests while they both worked at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a wonderful place well worth a visit if you’re ever in Austin. Their shared interest is a background and love for botany. What an awesome pleasure it has to be to get to work with your hands in the dirt and enjoy green and growing things? It has to help a person’s love and appreciation for the natural world God has made.
With a love and appreciation for all things green that grow, particularly for Central Texas flora, it is no surprise that Sierra’s bouquet, flower crown and Devin’s boutonniere were put together with the feel of Texas wildflowers. Kudos to their florist for succeeding in making that vision come to reality considering the wedding happened in winter! Sierra’s lace gown was just a perfect compliment to her: naturally simple and elegant.
They were joined by just their very closest family and friends. It was so, so emotional and sweet! Sierra’s friends were there to help her get ready. Everyone there held their rings and warmed them before the part when Sierra and Devin exchanged them—everyone was very present which is so lovely. Devin was overcome while he read his vows to his bride and the look on their faces as they’re announced husband and wife is precious. Their just-married moments immediately after the ceremony were also so sweetly joyful.
Their friends, Lindsey and Dave, brought a surprise that made the event even more touching. Lindsey played the cello for their ceremony and went a step beyond. For each guest—and the bride and groom, of course—they brought artwork that literally just came off one of their letterpresses. They had to be handled very carefully to make sure that the ink wouldn’t smudge. I love it! How awesome was it that they gifted me one of the extra?
It was an absolute pleasure to get to be there to witness their very intimate ceremony and celebration. They’re a wonderfully creative bunch and such a joy to be around. Lots of laughter. Not just smiles, but grins and genuine laughter. It was such an honor to get to capture it!
If you or someone you know and love are planning your own intimate wedding or elopement, it would be really wonderful to get to be there to capture it for you in real, lovely pictures. They may be very small guest lists but they’re just as big on emotion and more importantly, meaning. Capture that meaning. Get in touch.