Post # 1
Some background: Both my SO and I have been married before and had a “real wedding” ceremony. We live in the DFW area of Texas (I’m originally from Austin, he’s a country boy from a small town in the country). We love visiting the hill country when we can get away, so it makes sense for us to elope where we love the scenery. We don’t want a traditional wedding. We’ve already had that, and this time around, it’s just about US. He’s 36, I’m 38. Both of our ex spouses had cheated on us. We are just so happy to have found love in each other and want a private, intimate elopement ceremony with just the two of us where he can wear his pearl snaps, starched jeans and boots, and I can wear a cute white sundress and boots. 🙂
Does anyone have any recommendations? We were thinking Gruene, Bandera or maybe Wimberly. Ideally we’d like to do it outside, possibly under a huge oak tree or somewhere beautiful like that. We don’t really have any other preferences, other than finding a really awesome photographer who can do cool, artsy pix. We don’t really have a date in mind either, and are open to anything really.
Post # 3
Congrats! I love visiting the hill country too. Something about those live oaks.
I do’nt know the place well, but SMP has their own Texas site. Maybe browse through there and see if you see any locations that jump out at you. There was an Austin wedding that was all on a ranch with airstream trailers that I loved.
Post # 4
There’s a B&B in Round Top that does elopement pacakges, called Belle of Round Top. http://www.belleofroundtop.com/Elopewedding
My Fiance and I looked at getting an officiant to meet us at The Praire in Round Top for a small ceremony/elopement. http://theprairiebyrachelashwell.com/index.html (it’s where we got engaged) The grounds are nice and if bad weather WERE to show up, there is a nicely decorated (shabby chic) reception area. A quick google search turned up this link:http://amandamarieblog.com/gary-anna-round-top-elopement/
(Instead, we’ve decided to include immediate family, so we’ll be marrying in our home state… which isn’t Texas. sigh.)
Post # 5
Chapel Dulcinea is free and you get to ring a bell. It overlooks all of hill country. Super nice. www.chapeldulcinea.org
Post # 6
@Cmcrca110713: That’s where she ended up going! Too funny. She posted some lovely photos too.
Post # 7
@sienna76 too funny!
I really wanted my wedding there but my Future In-Laws were overwhelming me with the guest list.
Post # 8
Have you thought about Fredericksburg? There are a ton of winerys (sp?) in that area with gorgeous grounds. You might try Becker http://www.beckervineyards.com or Pedernales http://www.pedernalescellars.com. The website doesn’t show pictures of it very well but the view out the front of the Pedernales location is absolutely breathtaking in person.