alison and Ben - witte museum (san antonio wedding planner)

When I first met Alison, I was instantly intrigued.  She had a natural beauty, athletic build, and Goldilocks hair.  She was quiet and reserved.  Quite the mystery.  Then, she told me she was currently living in Washington DC and working for the FBI.  My mind instantly took me to images of covert affairs and dangerous missions.  Although, Alison has an adventurous spirit, this was not the case.  In her heart, she is a Texas girl, in love, wanting to settle down with the man she loves. Alison and Ben married in September at the Witte Museum.  She loves the color purple and wanted everything purple, so I nick-named her wedding the Purple Passion.  Passion, not only for her desire to have everything purple, but for the passion she and Ben shared for one another, their family, and for their faith.  They wanted an outside ceremony and the day of the rehearsal was sunny, bright, and beautiful.  The actually day of their wedding, not so much.  We were actually anticipating heavy rain and thunderstorms right at the time of her scheduled ceremony.  About an hour and a half prior to starting, she had to make a decision, and with a heavy heart, we persuaded her to move the ceremony inside.

This happens more often than we'd like to admit, and the goal of the Haute Weddings team is to make every decision look like Plan A, and not Plan B.  With the help of Alison's family and friends who were doing all the floral decor, we moved and set up everything inside, and it was absolutely beautiful.  I know she ultimately wanted it outside, but afterwards, she was happy with the intimacy and elegance the inside setting provided.

Professional photos by www.ravenredphoto.com as noted on image.

Katrina and Jonathan - Turtle creek ballroom (san antonio wedding planner)

During one of my first meetings with Katrina and Jonathan, Katrina told me her father is the famous Tejano singer, Michael Salgado.  With Jonathan's last name being Leija, I would have fallen out of my chair if he had also told me he was the son of Jesse James Leija.  BUT, that wasn't the case.  Katrina and Jonathan already had all the "hook-ups" and sponsors for their big event, so she hired me for Day Of Coordinating.  She was still in need of a florist, so my Recommended Vendor List came in handy. I must confess something.  Although I have lived in San Antonio for over 15 years, I am not familiar with the Tejano culture.  I know, I know...shame on me.  Well, I got a heavy dose of it and you know what.... I LIKE IT!  Everyone was so warm and welcoming.  Helpful and friendly.  You could tell that these people knew, not only how to work hard, but also how to play hard.  Michael Salgado sang a lovely song for the bride and groom and the band played throughout most of the event.  And then the big surprise.....wait for it...wait for it....another Tejano star, Elida, arrived to finish off the event!  Everyone danced, I mean, cumbia'd the whole night.  It was so much fun!  And even I couldn't help but go out and dance to at least one song.

Congratulations Katrina and Jonathan!

Good times...good times...