Erica -N- Alan / Chapel Dulcinea Wedding Photography / Austin Wedding Photographer / by Melanie Grizzel

" the end of the day you are married, and the wedding was perfect!"

From the Bride - I remember the afternoon of the wedding pulling up to the venue and having to hide under my sister’s pashmina because guests were walking right by the car. Of course my uncle saw me and started laughing and pointing me out to other guests! Finally once we were in line to walk into the chapel, the musicians began playing the most beautiful rendition of “Concerning Hobbits” from the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack and I finally felt excited instead of just ready to get it over with. Fast forward to the reception, I was happy to see my new husband and guests having a great time. While there were plenty of hiccups in the planning process, both Alan and I had a great time with all the different people in our lives coming together and celebrating. Seeing my 80-something year old Grandma jamming to our ragtag bluegrass band was pretty heartwarming, too :) I feel like I should add a disclaimer here: I feel like there is a lot of pressure on brides to orchestrate the most perfect and flawless day. My advice is to let it go. Flowers will get knocked over, people will get drunk, someone might still be hung up on your pink wedding dress and non-diamond engagement ring and will choose your reception to remind you of this, and you may get stuck in your Spanx and nearly have to cut it off at the hotel that night, but if at the end of the day you are married, the wedding was perfect!

From the Groom - Once "Concerning Hobbits" started playing I almost choked up. Luckily both of us maintained composure through the whole ceremony (I'm an ugly crier). It was just so exciting to take my new wife's hand and walk down the aisle together after ringing the chapel bell. After Mel took some shots of the party, family and us newlyweds, we headed back to the Barn for the reception. Our families and friends did an amazing job of decorating-- my grandpa even made custom etched pine centerpieces for all of the tables. Once we arrived for the reception it moved incredibly fast. Damon, my best man, and Thomas, our mutual friend who introduced us, both had great speeches which doubled as passable stand up routines. Our friends from school also brought fiddles, guitars, banjos and mandolins for some live music out on the patio. Probably the most memorable moment of the night was when they had Erica and I to join them on the washboard and wash-tub bass for an impromptu jam session.

Thanks to all of these wonderful Austin Wedding Vendors

Ceremony Location - Chapel Dulcinea / Austin Wedding Photographers - She-N-He / Reception Location - The Barn at Bell Springs / Flowers Fifty Flowers and frantically created flower arrangements the night before the wedding by myself, my bridesmaids and matron of honor, my brother and his girlfriend, groomsman Thomas, and Alan and my mothers / Catering - TacoDeli / Wedding Cake: Crema Bakery and Café, owned and operated by the talented Jessica Forkner / Wedding dress and fluffy cape: BHLDN / Bridesmaid dresses - ModCloth / Shoes: Steve Madden (from Zappos) / Flower crown - DIYed by Bridesmaid Julia Ermlich / Makeup: done by myself (memorable moment, getting both eyeliner wings to match, which rarely happens for me. I took this as a good omen) / Rings - Specimentals on Etsy / Music - Barton Strings / Officiant - Rev. Gary Herbst.

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