A Whimsical Library-Themed Wedding at Max's Wine Dive in Austin, Texas

rn                    Chapel Dulcinea is an open air, mission-style chapel that seats an intimate group of 30 with a stunning view of Texas Hill Count

rn Chapel Dulcinea is an open air, mission-style chapel that seats an intimate group of 30 with a stunning view of Texas Hill Country. That’s why it was perfect for Catherine Acker (27 and an administrative assistant) and Justin Acker’s (35 and a verification engineer) wedding. Plus, the chapel has its own symbolic wedding tradition: To be married, Catherine and Justin had to walk on a balcony that extends over the side of a cliff. After they exchanged their own vows, the brunch reception moved to Max’s Wine Dive in Austin, Texas, where Events by Decisions helped them customize all the details to create a classic library theme—we’re talking library checkout-card-themed invitations, books on the tables and even a typewriter guest book. Bouquets of Austin included lots of pretty tulips in the floral arrangements, since tulips were the first flowers Justin gave Catherine. The most memorable personal touch? Take note of these escort cards: Made to look like like they were from a card catalog, Catherine and Justin wrote a blurb for each name card, which captured the spirit and interests of every guest. See these details and more, captured by AJH Photography, below.

Catherine wore her hair in a classic updo with an embellished floral hair accessory.
Chapel Dulcinea was a gorgeous, intimate spot for Catherine and Justin's ceremony, which hosted 30 guests at the open-air venue facing Texas Hill Country.
Catherine carried a lush arrangement of soft blush and ivory roses, anemones and tulips—the first flowers Justin ever gave her.
Catherine and Justin's library-card-inspired wedding invitations were perfect for their whimsical, bookish reception style. They even included a custom stamp with their names, just like a library stamp.
Gray Groom's Suit With White Boutonniere
Catherine's maid of honor carried a white bouquet of anemones and tulips, and wore a seafoam green knee-length dress for the daytime wedding.
Catherine and Justin wrote their own vows and carefully selected the songs for their ceremony (and reception) to make their day extra-personal.
Floral Print Groom's Tie
After they said "I do," Catherine and Justin rushed into the bell tower at Chapel Dulcinea to ring the bell as newlyweds.
Catherine wore a short-sleeve dress in dark ivory satin with a light ivory overlay. Justin wore a gray wool suit by Bonobos with a pink floral print tie by Liberty of London.
These escort cards were an amazing and thoughtful way to make their 30 guests feel loved. Catherine and Justin created escort cards with book titles and personal details to reflect each person who celebrated with them.
White and pink tulips created a light atmosphere for the casual brunch reception t Max's Wine Dive in Austin, Texas, while books and candles added to the intimate library ambience.
Tulip and Book Dining Table Centerpiece
This pair of snowy owls makes for an adorable cake topper for Catherine and Justin's single-tier wedding cake atop a custom cake stand. They served cupcakes by Sugar Mama's Bakery for their guests in flavors including Honey Baklava, Pineapple Express and Mama Loves You chocolate.
Bubble Exit From Max's Wine Dive in Austin, Texas