It was a beautiful spring weekend along the Colorado river. My brother-in-law tied the knot! The couple chose an informal intimate gathering in Burnet, Texas. Burnet is a small town a little over an hour outside of Austin and right by the Colorado river, Inks Lake and Lake Buchanan. The Colorado river links these two lakes with nearby lake LBJ in what is considered the hill country. The wedding was held at a lake house on the Colorado river and it had plenty of room for guests. When you spend a weekend at a lake house, you typically bring your food and plan to spend your time outdoors enjoying the spectacular surroundings. The river at this point is somewhat murky, however it’s great for fishing, kayaking or any kind of boating and swimming. It’s a great place to get together with friends and family for a fun relaxing weekend!
When we left home we didn’t check the weather and it was a bit of a surprise when we stopped for gas that the temperature dropped almost 20 degrees to 62 degrees Fahrenheit. Needless to say we didn’t plan accordingly. The ceremony was planned for six o’clock outside. Upon arrival there were so many beautiful wild flowers, the blue bonnets are waning, but there were beautiful red and yellow flowers everywhere. Once you get to Burnet and turn off towards the water, you start noticing the hill country change in terrain. It becomes hilly, and at one point where you could see the water on the winding two lane road I wanted to stop and take a picture. It’s just that there is no shoulder.
We were greeted warmly by my brother in law and shortly joined by my in-laws. More friends arrived and soon we were ready for dinner. On the menu, BBQ! It was fantastic overlooking the beautiful Colorado river.
The sun came out and the wind calmed just in time for the ceremony. The wedding colors were brown and turquoise with highlights of pink. The burlap table runner followed with the theme to the seating by the river with bow tied burlap on the chairs. I love the fact that the wedding party was color coordinated. The bride wore lace and the groom, leather and of course boots and a hat! There was not a lot of activity on the lake. You can see ducks and herons. I actually saw a road runner. The music was the quiet calm and the sound of ducks (which sound like a honk to me) and chirping from a variety of birds.
Shortly after the ceremony, we had the cake cutting and champagne to celebrate.
And then a spectacular sunset over the water…
What a pretty day! The rest of the evening was spent lounging, talking, playing games and sitting by the fire. I switched to PJs quickly!