A Rustic, DIY Wedding in Texas

Some people go to the ends of the earth to find true love. Others find it right under their noses. That was the case for Austinites Chelsea Stanley and Will Swain, who were best friends for seven years before things turned romantic. "We met through our high school sweethearts," says Will, 28. "Those relationships broke up, but Chelsea and I stayed close." The spark between the two was obvious—to everyone but Chelsea and Will. "Finally my friend Alexis said, 'You do realize you like Will, right?'" recalls Chelsea, 25. A few months later, she was still working up the nerve to tell him when Will confessed his own feelings for her. "Things clicked after that," she says. Fast-forward two years to Chelsea's 24th birthday, when Will surprised her with a rooftop breakfast and a proposal. "Talk about giving a girl a reason to get up in the morning," she says.

Photo: Claire Eliza Photography


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