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Wedding Bells

by on Jun.11, 2012, under Parties & Gatherings

Almost eight weeks ago we did something crazy: We got married.

We had been planning all of the big and tiny wedding details for what seemed like forever. (Actually, it was only 7-1/2 months, as soon as we moved to Austin.)

Our wedding was relaxed and romantic, a little bit of Great Gatsby and a lotta bit of rustic countryside. I had always wanted to marry in a small chapel and have a candlelit reception in a barn, and that’s pretty much what we did. Our venue, Vista West Ranch in Hill Country, was perfect: a private house with a barn, bunkhouses and flowery, nook-filled grounds. My groom, who hadn’t dreamt of any specific details for his wedding day because he’s a groom, loved the beer garden, where we had our cocktail hour, and the quiet lavender fields that covered the lawn outside the barn.

The wedding – the whole wedding day – was everything we want from a marriage… and a party:┬áIt was stocked high with belly laughs, grinning loved ones, good food, pretty dresses, a fuzzy entertainer (our ring bearer), a chatty, bow-tied little sweetie (our flower boy), foot-thumpin’ music, and lots of tears – mainly during our personal vows. Oh, and kisses. Oceans of hugs and kisses.

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