Oh my gosh you guys, I’m finally back! I took some time off to get married (YAY) and celebrate my birthday. And then celebrate Reiko’s birthday. And then there were out of town guests. Seriously, March-May were the best months for me!! Will you please indulge me while I gush over the wedding?!?! Be warned, this post is picture heavy!

We got married at Chapel Dulcinea in Austin, Texas. It’s a gorgeous open air chapel on top of a hill with a great view! As soon as we went to go look at it I knew this was the place. It was absolutely gorgeous and the surrounding area would make for great pictures.

Chapel Dulcinea

Just Married! TaMara & Reiko - Chapel Dulcinea
See that arch in the back? Reiko made that…and now it’s in the back yard and we’ll be hanging plants from it!
TaMara & Reiko ringing the bell - Chapel Dulcinea
Ringing the bell was fun, but we were not prepared for how loud it was!

We had a small ceremony and reception and it was PERFECT and beautiful! I had a vision of a vintage romance themed wedding. I thought pastels of course since it was a spring wedding and after many sleepless nights I finally settled on blush and mint. I’m not gonna lie, my vision was pretty specific. I wanted a tea length, vintage inspired dress for myself and Reiko in a bow tie and suspenders.

TaMara & Reiko - Chapel Dulcinea
The beautiful Texas Bluebonnets bloomed just in time!
TaMara & Reiko - Chapel Dulcinea
A celebration of love! #lovewins
TaMara & Reiko - Chapel Dulcinea
And they lived happily ever after…

I decided I wanted to have a dessert table full of hand-made goodies so I made chocolate covered oreos, ordered some delicious lollipops from Etsy, and sugar cookies. Since we were keeping things small I opted for bundt cakes, minis for the guests and a full size for our cake. I felt like that really fit into the vintage theme I was going for and was the best option since even a small wedding cake would still be too big for our small guest list.
Reiko & TaMara Wedding Dessert Table- The House on Spring Ridge

To decorate the dessert table I made a paper rosette back drop which was the bane of my existence. It took me several Saturdays to fold all those rosettes and them put them together, and finally attach them to the cardboard room divider. But I’m really glad I did it because it was the perfect touch to set the table off. I also made tassel garland hung on ribbon to go around the table.

the start of the paper rosettes

paper rosettes all done

For the favors I made my American Honey Peach Jam which I’m thrilled to say was a huge hit! P.S. Keep your eye peeled for that recipe coming up later! 

Reuji & TaMara Wedding - The House on Spring Ridge
American Honey Peach Jam I canned as wedding favors.

Thanks for letting me gush for just a little bit. I just had to share this special time in my life with you guys!

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