Stephanie+Kevin’s Chapel Dulcinea Texas Wedding | Elopement | Teal, Yellow Grey Wedding | Kelly Cameron Photography

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Stephanie+Kevin met in the Peace Corp.  Working in the same surroundings, though with different jobs.  They fell in love and the rest, as they say, is history.  I had the pleasure of meeting them and their two precious little boys over breakfast with a dear friend of Kevin’s sister while she was visiting from out of town a year ago (How’s that for seven degrees of separation?)  When Stephanie and Kevin decided to make it “official” I was beyond delighted when she contacted me about being their photographer.

A small, simple wedding at Chapel Dulcinea in south Austin, with a mainly all-family guest list of 20.  My co-desinger, Jessica Luttrell, and I designed and styled this precious celebration and further collaborated with officiant Rick of Caliber Oak, musical duo Hem+Haw , and Paige’s Bakehouse to create the perfect party for this wonderful couple.  Stephanie chose a color palette of teal, yellow and platinum using Kevin’s tie and suit as inspiration.  The result couldn’t have been more lovely!  It was such a joy being part of such a priceless day and I hope you’ll enjoy being a guest at their wedding here.

I had a peek-a-boo partner in their eldest.  Such a funny one -he kept asking me to take his picture and then would pop out of sight.  I finally caught him:)

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Kevin’s sister, Charla, assisted him in getting ready.

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One of the lovely floral designs Jessica created.  I love the teal and grey yarn balls!

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These shoes rock.

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The bridal florals were designed by a friend of the family and they were simply perfect!

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Reception Menu

White Sangria Punch

Hummus & Veggie Tray

Four Cheese Platter with Figs, Dried Cherries, Apricots and Fresh Grapes

Assorted Gourmet Crackers

Strawberries & Sliced Fruit

Smoked Almonds and Honey Roasted Peanuts

Citrus Ice Water

Champagne

Bottled ICB Sodas and Juice Boxes for the kiddlets

Cake, Petit Fours & Cake Pops by Paige’s Bakehouse

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The Dessert Table

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The handmade cake banner: Their last name, Kunkel, on one side, Mrs & Mr on the other.

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Hem & Haw, specializing in bluegrass and vintage country tunes.

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Kevin proposed to Stephanie by spray painting their master bedroom floor with orange paint during a remodel.  She asked me to integrate it into their wedding, so here you have it.  A hand painted “guest book” that friends and family signed .

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Here comes the bride.

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Ringing the chapel bell after their announcement of marriage.  So precious!

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The little family.

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Kids table all set for coloring while snacking.

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A sparkler exit -what could be better?  Always a favorite of mine!  Congratulations, Stephanie+Kevin!  I am so delighted I got to be part of designing and sharing your beautiful day.  Thank you so much for providing me the honor of being a collaborator in your celebration.

Venue: Chapel Dulcinea; Design+Catering, Kelly Cameron (me) + Jessica Luttrell; Decor Florals, Jessical Luttrell; Dress, David’s Bridal; Cakes & baked goods, Paige’s Bakehouse; Officiant, Rick of Caliber Oak; Live Music, Hem+Haw.

Why Do A Small Wedding or Elope?

Savings, privacy and expedience.  That’s the short answer.

Chapel Dulcinea offers a free wedding venue.  Yes, I said FREE.  Stephanie+Kevin were able to have a beautiful wedding at a fraction of the cost while still having their nearest and dearest gather to celebrate.  Another fabulous venue is The Chapel at Caliber Oak that Rick, the officiant of this wedding, owns.  Both venues are drop-dead gorgeous and offer the perfect answer to couples wanting to save while still having beautiful celebrations.

I loved how so many personal touches were added to this wedding.  The live music by Hem+Haw, Rick’s caring touch as officiant, the hand-made details Jessica and I added to the set up and design and the delicious and beautiful treats from Paige’s Bakehouse.  All while being surrounded by friends and family with a go-with-the-flow wedding evening.  This is how love should be celebrated.  Exactly the way you’ve always wanted it.  As you continue planning your wedding, keep in the forefront of your mind what you truly want -what is most important to you as you design your day.  You’ll be far happier with the results than if you try to fit with convention.  And have a totally unique and custom-fit celebration.  Happy planning to my brides-to-be and congratulations, Stephanie+Kevin!

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