Real Wedding: Liz + Del’s Sweet Texas Wedding

Elizabeth + Delio wanted their wedding celebration to be like family and friends gathering for a long, relaxed holiday weekend, when everyone gets to spend time together catching up with one another and creating new memories. Haven River Inn in the Texas hill country was the perfect place for games, a picnic, swimming, porch rocking, and sunset watching. Everyone brought their tennis shoes to participate in a round of basketball games which is a favorite of the bride and groom – how fun!

texas wedding

The wedding took place in a grove of pecan trees down the hill from the inn. Everyone gathered on the porch to watch Elizabeth and Delio as they walked down first and, then, the guests went down the hill for the ceremony under the arching trees.

outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding near a swamp

lime soda green decor

Liz + Del study English and Linguistics so books adorned the table as well as home made cakes.

green limes

Dinner followed on the inside porch while food was served on the outside porch. The menu was designed to include Texas bar-be-que and Dominican sides. Tables were dressed in black and white checked cloths and set with antique green books, square white glass vases with green spider mums, a white hydrangea and green pods plus bowls of limes and green apples, homemade cakes on cake stands, bottles of Jarritos and mercury glass candle holders. Napkin rings were Elizabeth and Delio’s wedding invitations that they created themselves.

wood wedding bands

Their wedding rings were carved from wood!


Any advice for those planning now? Plan ahead so that you can enjoy the wedding itself. It all goes by quickly and you want to be present in the moment. This wedding was a very relaxed one and everyone there pitched in to help which was great.


Caterer: Hill Country Catering, Boerne, Texas
Cakes: Sophie’s Bakery, Fredericksburg, Texas
Flowers: Sprout Flowers, Fredericksburg, Texas
Photographer: Jen Huang


Congrats to Liz + Del and thanks so much to Jen for sharing this lovely wedding with us today!