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Kate & Chris: Intimate Outdoor Wedding at Mount Bonnell

Leila Kalmbach

Wedding: October 14, 2017

Ceremony: Covert Park at Mount Bonnell

Reception: Olive & June

Honeymoon: South Korea and Japan

Kate Schneider and Chris Deckard met online and instantly connected, but they didn’t think they were the marrying types until eight years later, when they fell in love all over again during a trip to South Korea and Japan. The couple wanted their wedding to be as meaningful as possible, so they had friends provide many of the wedding services and kept the event to just 30 guests. Their wedding planner, Lauren Field, carefully selected vendors to execute this dreamy wedding vision, creating their perfect day. They married in an “guerrilla-style” (no permits) ceremony at Mount Bonnell among the hikers, and as Kate walked up the stairs to the ceremony in her gown, a little girl said, “Mommy, look, it’s a princess!” Afterward, everyone had lunch at Olive & June, and beignets instead of cake for dessert, then partied the night away at Austin City Limits.

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