After an embarrassing amount of time spent fawning over the images from Jennifer Lindberg Weddings of this fab fête, I have come to terms with the fact that I am completely in love with this couple. Yes they both look like they stepped right out of a magazine, and yes she may actually be snow white, but the real reason I now have a serious crush on this duo is they just look SO in love with each other. True partners in crime. Their story is worth the read and will make you love them even more. So settle in, and move gazing at the gallery of images from this gorgeous affair to the top of your to-do list today. You’ll thank me.

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From the Bride…Paul and I met, fell in love and were engaged in a little over six months.  Our whirlwind romance was eventually slowed down by life; four months after our engagement, my mom had a near-fatal operation that left her in a coma for two months.  She survived, thankfully, and was able to make a full recovery over the next year.  Around the time we were thinking of revisiting our wedding plans, life gave us a happy surprise: I was pregnant.  We put our wedding on the back burner {again} and later that year I had our son, Dylan.

About a year and a half later, our dormant wedding plans finally found new life.  A spring wedding at my Aunt & Uncle’s home in Lago Vista, Texas, just outside of Austin, was set and, lucky for us; the third time truly was a charm! With its lush gardens, impressive cypress trees and intricate stonework, my Aunt & Uncle’s home, named Mariposa, is almost reminiscent of an Italian villa.  We wanted our wedding to be an intimate celebration of love and family and Mariposa was a perfect fit to the relaxed and sophisticated wedding we had always dreamed of. Looking back, we couldn’t be happier that it took five years (!) for our wedding to finally happen.  Because, when it did, it was amazingly wonderful and everything we could have asked for.  Thanks to husband and wife team Jenn and Jim for capturing the sweetest, funniest, dearest and loveliest moments of the day for us to remember.

My Advice: We planned our wedding ourselves and relied on help from our amazing friends and family.  But, if I could go back, I would hire a wedding coordinator for our wedding day.  I think I would have saved myself some moments of stress and the basket of 115 hand-stamped muslin bags with chocolate covered almond favors that my mother-in-law assembled may have actually been put out for our guests!

Caterer: Hill Country Pasta House / Gelato: The Chocolate Cup / Cakes, Pies + Flower Cupcakes: Russell’s Bakery / Reception Music: Airoldi South Austin Gypsy Jazz / Linen Overlays + Chair Rentals: Elegant Beginnings / Make-up: Jeni Hoover / Wedding Gown + Sash: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon / Veil: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon / Earrings: Anthropologie / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Ring Bearer’s Suit: Crewcuts / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Crewcuts / Invitation + Program: Stephanie Meyer / Stationery: Paper Source / Calligraphy: love*jenna / Wedding Photography: Jennifer Lindberg Weddings