Jalyssa and Nyle were ahead of the trend when they decided to get married on a Thursday in 2019. They invited their immediate families for an intimate ceremony and celebration in Austin that began at the open air Chapel Dulcinea and ended with a delicious dinner at a local favorite.
Check out more and some Q&A with the couple below!
Photography: Nikk Nguyen Photography
Ceremony Location: Chapel Dulcinea
Officiant: The Knot Tyer
Florist: Wild Bunches
Musicians: Terra Vista Strings
Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: AI’s Formalwear
Cake/Catering and Reception location: Root Cellar Catering Co.
HOW DID YOU MEET?
We meet our freshmen year of high school in English class. We were best friends all throughout high school and college. We started dating our last years of college when we finally had the guts to tell each other how we really felt about one another.
TELL US ABOUT THE PROPOSAL!
We knew we wanted to get married to each other, and we started planning our wedding without traditionally being engaged. But halfway through the planning process, about seven months until our wedding, Nyle “officially” proposed! It was just us two, on in the field of his family’s ranch while we were watching the stars; it was truly a perfect moment.
TELL US A LITTLE A BIT ABOUT YOUR WEDDING
We really wanted our wedding day to embody us a couple and focus on us committing our love to one another. Our vision was to have a small intimate wedding with our close family, some great food, and a nice drive because we love road trips. We also wanted our wedding on a Thursday because it is our favorite day of the week.
We picked Chapel Dulcinea because it is stunning! We loved that it was an open air chapel with a beautiful view of the hill country! We picked Root Cellar for our catering because the food is delicious (our family still to this day rave about the food!) and their bakery is the cutest place with a beautiful historic wall. Our locations were beautiful and cozy, which is exactly what we wanted. We wanted our wedding to be calm, earthy, romantic, and full of love.
WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT TO THE TWO OF YOU WHILE PLANNING? WAS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU CHOSE TO SPLURGE ON OR SKIP?
When we were planning, the two most important things to us were: photography and the food. We knew hands down that finding the perfect photographer was essential because our pictures would last a lifetime. It was very important to us to find a great photographer who captured us and our family in a beautiful way. And of course finding great food was important to us because we love to eat!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS.
Our flowers were absolutely breathtaking! Wild Bunches did such an awesome job capturing exactly what we wanted. For our ceremony at Chapel Dulcinea, we chose to just add some simple greenery to help tie in the beautiful green hill country. Nyle’s boutonniere was greenery as well because he wanted to keep it simple. My bouquet was absolutely beautiful, with lots of greenery, burgundy and light pink flowers.
WHAT DID YOU DO FOR FAVORS?
Our favors were mini Coca-Cola bottles! We love Coca-Cola and we knew our family would love it as a refreshment for their drive home.
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE DAY?
One favorite parts of the day would be seeing each other and sharing our Words of Affirmation to each other. Our most favorite memory was running around The Square of San Marcos to take photos! We absolutely loved getting the shot of us in the middle of street!
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING THEIR WEDDINGS NOW?
Our advice for couple planning their wedding now would be to enjoy every moment and remember that it is y’alls day! Others may question or disagree with some of your choices but all that matters is that y’all are happy. Make sure that y’all make it a point to enjoy your wedding day!