This Texas Courthouse Wedding Is Simply Adorable

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When Lover.ly's Editorial Director Rachel Miller got married in Texas this February, she had a morning civil ceremony at the historic Williamson County Courthouse followed by a brunch reception at Lamberts Downtown BBQ in Austin. The day was filled with lots of DIY details (including the bride's dress, the bridesmaids' capes, the oversized paper flowers, and the buttercream cakes) and vintage touches.
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Click through to see photos of Rachel's beautiful day.
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"Slaves in this country were not permitted to marry, so they jumped a broom as a way of ceremonially uniting," Rachel says. "Today it represents great joy and at the same time serves as a reminder of the past and the pain of slavery."
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"When the couple jumps the broom, they physically and spiritually cross the threshold into the land of matrimony. It marks the beginning of making a home together. It symbolizes the sweeping away of the old and the welcoming of the new; the sweeping away all negative energy, making way for all things that are good to come into your lives. It is also a call of support for the marriage from the entire community of family and friends."
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