San Antonio Riverwalk Engagement with Josie + Ken
19 April 2018 | 4:34 pm

coupleJosie and Ken's engagement At the Pearl in San Antonio, Texas.

It all started at a trade show where both Ken and Josie were working and offering their services.  She noticed Ken, and could not help but pay attention to his smile.  He noticed her over the several days they worked in close proximity.  She decided to walk over and inquire about life insurance, and that first step would lead to a life long love.  

As many couples do, they spent a lot of time in their early relationship enjoying the revitalized museum reach of the San Antonio Riverwalk scene.  Our beautiful city of San Antonio offers so much to a couple getting to know one another.  Soon their relationship blossomed and they decided to take the next step of marriage.  We cannot wait to tell that love story in May of 2019.  

 

engagementEngaged in San AntonioKen and Josie at The Pearl in San Antonio, Texas.

Museum Reach portraitsSan Antonio Museum ReachThe riverwalk extends from downtown San Antonio through the Museum Reach and up to The Pearl. We enjoy these beautified spaces for riverwalk engagement portraits. Hotel EmmaStealing a kissKen has a real romantic side. Loving the sunlight through the trees overlooking the San Antonio Riverwalk behind the Hotel Emma.

sunfishF.I.S.H.Josie and Ken enjoy the San Antonio Riverwalk Museum reach under the Fish installation, the creation of Philadelphia artist Donald Lipski. These 7 foot internally lit fish are replica's of tiny long-eared sunfish, native to the river The LuxuryThe LuxuryKen and Josie love to hang out at The Luxury on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Cold brews and great food! bridgeThe world is theirsKen and Josie on the San Antonio Riverwalk jk-1406jk-1406


Enchanting Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes
4 April 2018 | 4:19 pm

The Gardens at Old Town Helotes set the perfect scene for a Beauty and The Beast inspired wedding for Katie and Carlos.  Subtle French storybook accents were featured throughout the gardens for the Disney-loving couple.  The bride got ready at the onsite bridal cabin and greeted her adorable little boy before being surprised with a horse-drawn carriage by her dad.  They enjoyed a father-daughter moment, taking a ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle in their romantic garden ceremony.  

Katie and Carlos exchanged very personal vows, and I love that they ended their ceremony with the Star Wars Finale music.  The couple danced under the twinkle lights on a pleasant Spring evening, enjoying their guests and the wonderful food by Spice of Life.  Their cake toppers were life-like replicas of the bride and groom, a perfect keepsake from their perfect day.  The groom's Iron Maiden Themed cake was a delicious bacon, bourbon chocolate.  Loved the banana's foster bar by Spice of Life.  

Congratulations to Katie and Carlos Lopez!  

Venue:  Gardens at Old Town Helotes

Caterer: Spice of Life

Cakes:  Little Muse Catering and Cakes

Horse and Carriage:  Yellow Rose

Floral: HEB Blooms

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Teacup floral arrangementFloral TeacupEach table had it's own unique vignettes for this beauty and the beast wedding. Seating chartCreative Seating ArrangementsEach guest found their seat by searching for their name with a key bottle opener. Key bottle openerBe Our GuestBeauty and the Beast seating chart features wedding guest favors: key shaped bottle opener. Tea pot centerpiece.  Garden Wedding ReceptionEvery table featured a unique Beauty and the Beast inspired centerpiece. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. kids wedding activity bookWedding Day FunKatie and Carlos welcomed their younger guests with bubbles, coloring books and crayons to keep them busy. Fleur-de-lisGift from the brideKatie and Carlos both wear jewelry with the Fleur-de-lis to symbolize purity and light in their relationship. brideBride getting readyKatie adjusts her lacy sleeves in the bridal cabin at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. PL031518-1The little princeKatie and Carlos' son arrives to see his mother getting ready for the big day. ring bearerSweet momentsKatie shares a moment with her adorable son before the wedding. Horse-drawn carriageYellow RoseThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. yellow rose carriageWedding Carriage RideThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. princess carriagePrincess EntranceThe bride's father surprised her with a horse and carriage escort to the wedding ceremony. He picked her up and they took a Father-daughter ride around Old Town Helotes before he walked her down the aisle. 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I always like to get a wide shot of the ceremony scene. bride vowsHeartfeld vowsThe bride and groom wrote personal and unique vows from the heart and as is real life, took turns holding their adorable son. personal vowsFamily momentThe bride and groom wrote personal and unique vows from the heart and as is real life, took turns holding their adorable son. groom vowsPromiseThe bride and groom wrote personal and unique vows from the heart and as is real life, took turns holding their adorable son. wedding kissTrue loves kissBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. Just marriedWe did it!The crowd cheered when Katie and Carlos walked up the aisle to the Star Wars fanfare theme. I LOVE STAR WARS FANS! 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PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. bridgeKatie and CarlosSpring Wedding Portraits at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. rope-swingKatie and CarlosSpring Wedding Portraits at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. lanternsKatie and CarlosSpring Wedding Portraits at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. familyAdorable FamilySpring Wedding Portraits at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. holding handsHand in handA stroll through the Gardens at Old Town Helotes. bride and groomKatie and CarlosEnjoying a quiet moment before they rejoin their guests at The Gardens at Old Town Helotes candlestickBeautiful detailsFleur-de-lis candlestick at this Beauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. buffetThe Spice of LifeThe food was phenomenal at Katie and Carlos' wedding. Catering by Spice of Life. dance floorGrand EntranceBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. cakePersonal Wedding CakeLife-like bride and groom cake toppers for Katie and Carlos's wedding cake by Little Muse Cakes. groom cakeGroom cakeBacon, bourbon chocoloate cake by Little Muse. best manA toastA lighthearted toast by the best man at Katie and Carlos' wedding. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. toastEmotional toastThe bride's sister April offered an emotional toast at Gardens At Old Town Helotes. danceFirst DanceBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. danceKatie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. PL031518-1Katie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. embraceFather of the brideFather-daughter dance at a Beauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. laughMother Son momentCarlos and his mother share a laugh during their dance at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. wedding cakeCut the cakeWedding Cake at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. cakeThat's so good!The bride enjoys a slice of the groom's Bacon, bourbon chocolate cake. danceLet's dance!Best friend and officiant was the first on the dance floor! danceOutdoor danceEnjoying a pleasant Texas evening at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. danceKid-friendly weddingOurdoor dance floor at Gardens at Old Town Helotes, under the twinkling lights. groomLast DanceThe groom holds his bride close for one last dance at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. last danceKatie and CarlosBeauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. evening portraitKatie and CarlosAn evening portrait for the Beauty and the Beast Wedding at Gardens at Old Town Helotes.


Heartfelt Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls, TX
28 March 2018 | 6:04 pm

Helena and Brandon met by chance one day at the rec center for UTSA students.  It was truely love at first sight for this young couple, but grew into a strong bond that through faith and the support of their families would prepare them for this emotional wedding day at Hayes Hollow at Hidden Falls.  The couple chose to honor their faith by having Brandon's pastor and uncle officiate the ceremony.  They chose their best friends, including their beloved dogs Red and Blue to stand with them as they took their vows overlooking the picturesque waterfall at this modern, rustic Texas venue.  

Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden FallsA first look at this gorgeous new venue at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, Texas. bridal prepLetters to the brideHelena and her maid of honor Kylee look through a gift from the bridesmaids as she prepares for her wedding day with hair and makeup by Jax Studio. bridal jeweleryBridal AccessoriesBridal Details pearlsPearls for the BrideClassic Pearls for an elegant bride. wedding ringsSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden FallsHayes Hollow is perfectly styled for a modern rustic wedding using so many natural elements. I found this interesting crystal on a coffee table in an entryway and thought it to be the perfect space for a wedding ring shot! Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls tall floral vases. Botanika Floral DesignThe tall ceilings at Hayes Hollow Hidden Falls call for tall floral arrangements. I love how these minimalist narrow vases compliment the space and allow for a dinner conversation to not be obstructed. 5 tier wedding cakeFive Tier Round CakeThis fresh floral, five tier, round cake was so simple and elegant. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowAcoustic VibesThe bride and groom asked their talented friend to sing their first dance song. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Bride robeBridal PrepExpert Hair and Makeup by Jax Studio bridesmaidsLadies in waitingHelena's bridesmaids look on in anticipation as she completes her wedding day look. veilCathedral VeilHelena's bridesmaids add the final touches with her cathedral veil to compliment her long lace train. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls brideParent's First lookHelena waits for her Dad to see her in her wedding dress for the first time. Father of the brideEmotional first lookHelena's dad was overcome with emotion as he saw her for the first time in her wedding dress. prayerHeartfelt momentHelena and her parents share a prayer and then a laugh before they walk her down the aisle. hold handsMother's blessingHelena's mom offers her strength during an emotional moment. wedding signageThe detailsTwo families become one on this special day. Wedding altarNatural elementsA walnut stained cross adorned with fresh cascading creamy flowers was a simple altar for the wedding ceremony at Hayes Hollow. dog weddingGuests of HonorHelena and Brandon's dogs were walked down the aisle to witness the wedding ceremony. dog treat wedding favorsPet Friendly WeddingIn addition to a cigar bar, Helena and Brandon provided dog treats as wedding favors at their pet-friendly wedding. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls dog weddingGuests of honorRed is escorted down the aisle at this pet-friendly wedding. Bridal party processionInside jokeThe best man kept the moment light as he shared a laugh with the maid of honor. flower girlHere comes the brideFlower girl drops white petals in preparation for the bride. ring bearerRing BearerHe did such a good job! bridal partyLarge bridal partyHelena and Brandon chose 16 bridesmaids, 14 groomsmen, 2 dogs and a flower girl and ring bearer to witness their wedding ceremony at Hayes Hollow. Hayes HollowFather of the BrideThis has to be the hardest moment for a father to walk his only daughter down the aisle. groomGroom's first lookBrandon gets a first glimpse of his beautiful bride. Hayes HollowBrideHelena makes her way down the aisle with her father. embraceHold on a little longerHelena and her father embrace before he gives her hand to Brandon. brideJoyHelena is fully at ease when she looks into Brandon's eyes. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowPromiseBrandon takes his vows with Helena. Hayes HollowLet it all fall awayHelena places a wedding ring on Brandon as a symbol of their never ending love, with the falls of Hayes Hollow in the background. dog weddingRedThe couples dog looks on as the wedding ceremony concludes. Hayes HollowFirst KissBrandon and Helena share a first kiss as husband and wife. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden FallsThe beautiful new couple makes their way down the aisle. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowWedding gamesGuests are entertained by cocktails and lawn games while the couple takes family photos. Hayes HollowCocktail HourGuests enjoy snacks and drinks prior to the reception at Hayes Hollow. family formalsHernandez FamilyHelena's beautiful family Hayes HollowBrandon's girlsBrandon's mom helped to plan so much of the wedding with Helena. blue bridesmaidsBridal PartyHelena's bridesmaids and flower girl. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowMr. and Mrs. OxendineBrandon and Helena share a quick moment before they head into their reception. Hayes HollowHayes Hollow Wedding ReceptionReception hall set up for a buffet dinner. Hayes HollowFun bridal partyThe bridal party created a fun party vibe for the reception. Hayes HollowIntroducing....Mr. & Mrs. Oxendine are introduced for the first time. Hayes HollowDinner prayerThe bridal party takes a moment to pray before they enjoy their reception dinner. Hayes HollowToastEmotional toast from Helena's childhood friend. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowThe Best ManHe kept them laughing during his toast to Brandon and Helena. Hayes HollowFun wedding toastsThe wedding couple keeping it light with their best man's toast. Hayes HollowCheers!The wedding couple toasts. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowCut the Cake5 Tier Wedding Cake at Hidden Falls. Hayes HollowFirst DanceThe Oxendines danced to a song performed by a family friend. Hayes HollowFather daughter danceI love how hard this man loves his daughter. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls Hayes HollowIn Memoriam"We know you would be here today if heaven wasn't so far away." Hayes HollowGet the party startedReception at Hayes Hollow. Hayes HollowKicking it upOn the dance floor at Hayes Hollow. Hayes HollowSpring Wedding at Hayes Hollow, Hidden FallsI love it when the parents of the bride still got it for each other! They were out on the dance floor all night. Hayes HollowSorority SistersIt's a tradition. Hayes HollowChildhood friendsHelena dances the night away with her best friend. Hayes HollowGrandparentsHelena's grandparents on the dance floor. Hayes HollowSparkler Send OffWedding guests send off Brandon and Helena with a spark. Hayes HollowThe EndWedding guests send off the couple with a sparkler send off. best wishesCongratulations to the beautiful coupleMay your love be as beautiful each day you share as it is on this day of Your Wedding and may all of your wishes come true.

Venue:  Hayes Hollow, Hidden Falls

Hair and Makeup by Jax Studio

Bride's dress and accessories found at Bella Bride Boutique in Stone Oak.  



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