Chapel Dulcinea

Jenna & Andrew: Intimate Chapel Dulcinea Wedding

I know I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll never stop encouraging couples to have the wedding they want, not the wedding they see on wedding blogs or in magazines. If you want a giant celebration in the goat pasture of your childhood home (like me), do it! Just warn people that Texas does have fire ants and there’s only so much you can do about it. If you want a raging party that promises to keep people dancing for hours, do it! After shooting several such weddings I can recommend some killer live bands that bring the fun. If you just want to have a quiet ceremony with your family and a few favorite people, do it! That’s what Jenna & Andrew did and I love how carefree they looked as they walked hand in hand to the chapel. With less than twenty people in attendance at Chapel Dulcinea, every guest was able to participate in a ring warming ceremony, holding the wedding bands and passing along the love they carry for Jenna & Andrew. I hope you can feel how peaceful the day was through the photos!

Austin Elopement: Rachel & Casey

I tell every couple I meet with that they should do whatever they want for their wedding and not fall prey to the hype that can steal attention away from the most important thing about a wedding: marriage.  With Rachel and Casey, that advice wasn't really necessary.  It didn't take long to realize that they already live their lives that way, pursuing what brings them joy, which is how we ended up with a couple of friends at Chapel Dulcinea in Driftwood for a super intimate and completely secret elopement.  If you love good design, tiny weddings, or Harry Potter proposals, check out their excellent website announcing their elopement!  

Palm Door Wedding: Emily & Zak are married!

Being a proud nerd, I'm not ashamed to declare my love for science fiction & fantasy novels, so I couldn't have been happier when the best man's speech at Emily & Zak's wedding involved parallel universes.  He pointed out that every decision we make means another decision we forego, one of the biggest being marriage.  Emily & Zak decided to bind their lives together at the Chapel Dulcinea on a day that should have rained, but didn't, and then partied the night away with friends and family at the Palm Door amid twinkling lights.  That decision to become husband and wife sets them down a path together for the rest of their lives and eliminates a million other paths.  But as Kellan pointed out, the fear of not know what you're missing pales in comparison to the joy of choosing a path with the one you love. Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0001Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0002Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0003Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0004Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0005Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0006Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0007Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0008Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0009Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0010Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0011Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0012Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0013Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0014Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0015Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0016Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0017Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0018Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0022Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0020Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0021Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0023Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0024Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0019Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0025Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0026Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0027Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0028Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0029Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0030Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0031Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0032Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0033Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0034Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0035Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0037Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0038Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0039Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0040Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0041Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0042Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0043Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0044Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0045Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0046Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0047Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0048Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0049Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0050Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0051Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0052Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0053Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0054Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0055Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0056Chapel Dulcinea-Palm Door Wedding_0057

P.S. That stunner of a cake is courtesy of the amazing Coco Paloma.