Maria & Mitch | Trattoria Lisina Elopement

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It’s always amazing to me, to hear about people from different parts of the world, who find each other and fall in love. Maria, a Filipino living in Texas, and Mitch, a Canadian from Ontario, found each other one night in a small Texas town and felt a connection. Dating turned into a long-distance relationship, and this pair decided to go all-in and marry each other in Austin.

Their tiny ceremony at Chapel Dulcinea, attended by just his family and her family, was surrounded by intermittent downpours and then cloudy skies. The group dined at Trattoria Lisina in the Texas Hill Country, played Loteria, ate cupcakes, and sipped wine.

I can’t imagine a more perfect, low-key, and beautiful wedding day than this. It was a joy to spend so much time with these two happy families, and here are some of my favorite photos from Maria and Mitch’s small wedding.

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More credits: officiated by Sarah of Let’s Do It; gown by Kitsch Bitsch; rings by Alexis Russell (I am obsessed); hair by Eye Candy Salon; videography by Two Fish Weddings


  1. How gorgeous! Maria’s gown is lovely. Small weddings can be soooo fantastic. PS I’m not sure if I’ve said this before, but I love your blog design. x

  2. What a fantastic wedding! Her dress is just beautiful. I love their portraits and the whole feel of the day.

  3. Grrrlll you know I love this. Amazing & beautiful as always.

  4. Love a sweet elopement! This is great Elissa!

  5. elissa, WOOOOOOWWWW! these are so beautiful! love her dress so much, and the location is so pretty!

  6. These are incredibly gorgeous!! And they look so happy! Beautiful work!

  7. Gorgeous, Elissa. I love how intimate everything feels, and I especially love that B&W close-up.

  8. Awesome.

  9. Did my first small wedding a few weeks ago, was really concerned there wouldn’t be enough “going on” but I really enjoyed it. This looks like a really fun wedding, you did a great job.

  10. Beautiful bride and such a beautiful wedding!

  11. Beautiful work Elissa, what a great wedding. You’ve captured it perfectly.

  12. Her dress is *everything*. Beautiful work, looks like a lovely day!

  13. This wedding seems so sweet and simplistic. I love the single shot of the bride in the vineyard, it really shows off her beauty!

  14. The black and white photos of the couple are sooooo good! My favorite is the close-up one.

  15. this is a gorgeous set, just stunning! well done

  16. Great work and awesome umbrella shot. It is my favorite.

  17. Awesome shoots, nice couple. I love B&W close-up photo.

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