There’s something pretty special about an elopement wedding.  Exchanging vows in a place so secret and special that only you know about it, celebrating with a romantic candlelit dinner for two, and dancing under the stars without a care in the world.  So it’s fair to say I fell head over heels for this fine art elopement wedding inspiration shoot by Smith House Photography all the way from Texas  – the pretty chapel, the hills, the light and the softest touches of Pantone’s colours of the year Serenity and Rose Quartz, it’s enough to make you go and book those tickets…

When the sun sets through the hills in Austin, Texas you forget that you are in the heart of a capital city. It may be rush hour, but rather than car horns and traffic, the light is quiet; romantic. It lights up the hills, the valleys, the trees, and the sand; creating the perfect backdrop for an elopement.

With the gorgeous light alone it is no surprise that Chapel Dulcinea is one of the most beautiful wedding venues in all of Texas. But then you see the dark wood in the chapel ceiling, and the intimate seating for just the closest friends of the bride and groom, and you fall even more in love. (The same way we fall more in love with our significant others once we start to see even more of them.)

We knew Chapel Dulcinea was the perfect location for an elopement styled shoot. It was the first piece of the puzzle we selected when began planning, and everything styled beautifully around the architecture, both man-made and mother-nature.

The Pure Magnolia gown that the bride wore was the perfect fit for an elopement. It is a soft sequin cocktail dress designed perfectly for dinner after marrying your best friend. The separate tulle skirt made the dress elegant, fun, and playful for the ceremony and bride and groom photographs. We paired the dress with simple nude pumps, and jewelry that would accent rather than pull the eye away from the beauty of the gown.

Nib and Pixel created the most perfect elopement announcement for the couple. A stone tile that reflected the feel of the ceremony, and a gorgeous hand-painted water color drawing of the chapel will make beautiful keepsakes of the love exchanged.

Flower Shack Blooms created a gorgeous bouquet for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom. The white florals and the blush accents paired perfectly with the soft romantic feeling of this elopement.

All the pieces pulled together for a portrait-centered evening in the hills — one that stylish and true ladies are sure to love.



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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