Karla and Adrian - Kendall Plantation (san antonio wedding planner)

One of the perks of my job is that I get to hear the most fabulous love stories.  As a hopeless romantic, I cherish each one.  Each one has me on p ins and needles, smiling ear to ear, thinking how lucky they are to have found each other; however, its a rarity that one will actually bring me to tears.  This is just what happened as Karla and I sat in my office while she spoke of her and Adrian's story.  For over a decade, these two young hearts were "best friends."  They dated others, discussed relationships gone wrong, celebrated each others joys, and most of the time, just hung out.  Then, one day it clicked.  A little over a year ago, they went on a "date," just for fun and their status of "best friends," took on a whole other meaning.  They are my lovies and I am theirs.  Congratulations Lovies!

Mariachi Mariachi...Karla is a member of Almas del Sol, Adrian is with Las Corporales.  Both awesome groups!

  

A friend painted this beautiful picture and Karla had guests add their "thump-print" leaves to complete their sign in.  Pretty signature cocktails for their first toast.

                       

Karla and Adrian chose Haute Weddings' all-inclusive package which included the catering, floral arrangements, rentals, cake and wedding coordinating.

A December wedding, the temperature was in the 50's, a cold and crisp winter night.  Her colors of winter white, with silver and crystals, were the perfect accents to set the tone.  We even had hot cocoa, coffee and cookies on the patio after the outdoor ceremony.

The Kendall Plantation has a gorgeous and spacious bridal suite with a full bathroom that includes this claw-foot bathtub. The girls couldn't wait to jump right in.

                                

Getting  primped and ready for the ceremony.

 

The flower girls wore tu-tu's and held flower wands.  Magical.

  

The officiant was Karla's father and he performed a beautiful ceremony.  Her brother played the guitar and violin for her ceremony music.

This couple can dance!  This is the big dip at the end of their first dance, but they danced and twirled and salsa'd all night long.

   

The mariachi's played magnificently.  Lots of pressure, but they're pros.   That's Karla's brother on the right.  The groom opted for a dessert buffet of assorted cookies, bundt cakes, mini pecan pies, and his special request, Krispy Kreme donuts.

A late night snack of Prime Rib sliders anyone?

  

At the end of the night, the family and guests lit Wish Lanterns and they floated into the sky.

And they lived Happily Ever After....

zaza gardens event facility - san antonio wedding planner

Hosting the open house at this new downtown facility was a blast.  My preferred vendors donated their services and products to dress the facility for it's San Antonio Wedding Magazine debut.  They even videotaped the room and outdoor areas to show on their Virtual Tour link.  The facility is close to downtown, lots of free parking, high ceilings, limestone walls and wooden beams.  Lots of space to roam and dance while still keeping it warm and intimate.  Accommodates @ 200 with a dance floor.  Call Lisa @ Haute Weddings 210-215-5820 for more information.

I also want to give a big shout-out and thank you to Teresa of elan Imaging.  She always does an amazing job!  And Masquerade DJ for filling in at the last minute, and Infinity Catering, for providing their scrumptious food for my guests.

jami and michael - swanderosa (san antonio wedding planner)

About two months ago, I received a call from a production company that they were doing a feature docu-series on the Swanderosa event facility.  They needed to add a few more events to their time-line and wanted to know if I had any couples in mind or if any of my current clients would be interested in changing their date.  This scenario would normally sound pretty crazy to a wedding planner.  I don't get phone calls from brides stating they are getting married in two months, but Lord and behold, I DID have a couple in mind! My friend, Patty Lujan, with Infinity Catering, had just mentioned to me that her cousin was looking for a venue, la-la-la-la, etc..etc...and so it came about that Jami and Michael were getting married at the Swanderosa and we had two months to plan it.  This was quite a challenge because I'm used to working solely with the couple and their vendors, in planning their big day.  In this situation, I had to collaborate with the facility (who did most of the design and decor), the caterer (who had a vested interest in the project), and the production company (who had their own agenda and time-line).  Ugh!

When it was all said and done, the day was beautiful, the event was beautiful and Jami and Michael couldn't have been happier.  So, it was a win-win for all!

These were just a few quick photos I could capture.  Professional photos to come by www.mymintphotography.com