Luxia + Min // Chapel Dulcinea Wedding
Luxia and Min met in college and dated long distance for awhile. Eventually, they were in the same city and they decided to have a tiny wedding here at Chapel Dulcinea with just me, them, their officiant, and their two close friends.
Later on, they're planning on having a wedding in China with their families. But their sweet ceremony at Chapel Dulcinea was so much fun and it was really nice to be at a wedding that was different than most of the weddings I usually do. Because it was small, everything moved at its own pace and it didn't feel like anything was rushed (even though you only get 2 hours at Chapel Dulcinea and I was photographing Ashton and Jason's renewal that day, too!).
It was my first day going into the getting ready room at that venue, and I was really pleasantly surprised. It's a great size if you're just having a few people with you (Luxia had her two friends), the morning light was perfect, and there was a big mirror that turned out great for photos.
Luxia is incredibly beautiful (as you can see below) and their ceremony was great. The officiant, True Love Weddings, made it even more special. As you can imagine, I work with a lot of officiants and pastors, and she was just so present and thoughtful-- it didn't feel like this was the thousandth ceremony she had done in the past 5 years, it felt like she placed as much importance on Luxia and Min's ceremony as the last one she did.
After the ceremony, they rung the bell that everyone who gets married at Chapel Dulcinea rings and we took a few photos around there. The venue is part of this sort of campus of buildings and we walked around the property, stopping at a few cool spots I'd never stopped at before including a few green spots and an adobe-colored wall that I loved.
Afterward, they wanted photos in downtown Austin so we visited the blue tile wall and the "I love you so much" wall at Joe's Coffee, where they changed into red Chinese wedding outfits that I loved. We also headed to the Austin Motel on Congress, which has a very different 60s/70s colorful beach vibe. It was a great modern contrast to the other more dreamy, nature-y photos we took.
I wanted to get a photo of them crossing the street with balloons and more of the city landscape in the background, too, because Austin is changing so fast and so much that the buildings there may look totally different 5 years from now.
The photo of them jumping in front of the "I love you so much wall"may be one of my most liked photos on Instagram-- you loved it, I loved it. Their outfits were just so unique and they were really happy and up for anything. Scroll down to look through some of my favorite photos from their day!
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