This outdoor winter Austin wedding shows exactly how easy it is to pull off a stunning wedding celebration on a limited budget. The bride and her groom decided to invite their closest friends and family to their new home in Austin, Texas for their wedding celebration. The couple kicked off their big day at Chapel Dulcinea--a free (yes, you read that right, free!) open-air chapel nestled in the Austin hills. Then they continued their celebration at Salt Lick BBQ where all guests enjoyed some amazing Texas barbecue. Lianna Marie Photography was there to capture all of the budget-beautiful moments. Hop on over to the gallery to see even more stunning images.
From Lianna Marie Photography...Valarie and Patrick are two of the most crazy genuine souls you will ever meet. They met in high school but didn't actually start dating until years later. A few challenges in the road for the two of them but life brought them together. These Las Vegas, Nevada natives moved to Austin, Texas a year ago in hopes to move away from Las Vegas and start some brand new lives in a new place. Pushing their wedding aside for quite some time they finally decided to start the planning process. What they both agreed upon was to elope. The first idea was to somewhere tropical with the closest of family. They decided it was hard to narrow down who to bring and where to go. As they kept everyone at the back of their minds for travel and accommodations. Since a lot of their friends and family haven't made the trip out from Las Vegas to Austin they finally decided to have the wedding take place in their new home of Austin, Texas. Bringing the closest of friends and family all to one place and making Texas feel a little more like home. Their wedding was very budget friendly. From getting the tuxedo at Nordstrom, shoes 50% off, dress on a discounted rate from Second Summer Bride and a beautiful bouquet from Texas Blooms. Proving you don't have to spend a ton to have gorgeous elements on your wedding day. They fell in love with Chapel Dulcinea, "the free wedding chapel" on top of a beautiful hill over looking the gorgeous country side of Austin, Texas! It was the perfect little spot to bring everyone they love together to witness the beautiful marriage of two beautiful loving people. Also, the day after the first snow storm Texas has had in 30 years! Everything cleared up for the most perfect day for a wedding. Valarie and Patrick wanted to keep things small and family style. After the ceremony all friends and family made their way to Salt Lick BBQ for a traditional Texas BBQ dinner. Giving these Las Vegans a little taste of Texas. There was no traditional reception. No music, no dancing, just good ole family style bonding with the people that meant the most to them.