Pinks Abound in the Hill Country - San Antonio Wedding Planner

I knew I was in for something different when I met the bride and groom and both of their names were pronounced, Ryan.  Ryan the groom and Ryanne the blushing bride, whose wedding theme was bursting with romance and pretty pinks at Kendall Plantation.

View more from their amazing gallery, courtesy of Style Me Pretty and Mint Photography. Collaborating Vendors:  Royal Dukes Band, De Vininie's Paradise, Cakes and More, Elegant Limo and DPC Events

Courtney & Andrew's Wedding @ Bells Springs - Wedding Planner San Antonio

When the knot.com requested photos from a Hill Country wedding, Courtney and Andrew's was the first one that popped into my head.  These two adventurous souls incorporated the love of the outdoors from the groom, the chic and glamorous style of the bride, and their love of their college alma mater, A&M, and mastered it all beautifully within their wedding.  

View their wonderful story and amazing photos from Two Pair Photography here. goo.gl/JHLJRd

How To Choose The Perfect Vendor For You - San Antonio Wedding Consultant

Professional Wedding Planners usually know all the vendors within the wedding network.  We can steer you in the right direction of who will fit your personality, budget, and be a good fit.  However, if you are tackling this venture on your own, here are a few good tips to keep in mind. 

First - Check Them Out

*  Do your research:  Ask friends, family, and other vendors.  But also ask why they are recommending them.  Did they communicate effectively?  Show up on time?  Deliver what they promised?

*  Snoop around:  Check out their web-sites.  Is the web-site's photos and information up to date?  Articulate?  Easy to navigate?  Does it show a representation of their personality, style, and professionalism?

*  On-line reviews:  Do they have a good number of reviews in comparison to others within their field?  Are the reviews positive?  Do they have reviews dated throughout the course of their business?  Past, as well as present?

Second - Make a Phone Call or Schedule a Meeting

*  Set up the appointment:  When meeting with a prospective vendor, know your guest count, budget, and have a clear vision of what you are wanting for your wedding day.  

*  Discuss what is most important for you on your wedding day and what are non-negotiables.  Do they fully understand your requests, know what to do, but also flexible?  Do they offer alternatives for requests they are not able to say yes to? 

*  Are they able to show you samples of their work?

Third - Pick Someone Who Gets You

*  Pick someone who grasps your vision, and who shares your passion for your event.

* Trust your gut.  Don't get carried away with lofty promises and shiny presentations.

*  Choose someone you feel you can count on, communicates well and who will help you make your vision a reality. 

Choose the right vendors, and your wedding day will be full of smiles.  Photo credit:   Mark Thomas Pro Photo

Choose the right vendors, and your wedding day will be full of smiles.  Photo credit:  Mark Thomas Pro Photo


Happy New Year from Haute Weddings! - San Antonio Wedding Planner

Another year has come and gone! 2014 is in the books and now we look ahead to 2015. Although we have much to look forward to in 2015, it's fun to take a look back on past weddings and in New Year's fashion we've compiled photos with fireworks or sparkler exits in honor of the holiday. These images are fond memories of the brides and grooms we've worked with and how we hope that same spark on their wedding day is still alive and burning today! 

Photo Credit:  Élan Imaging   Fireworks by  Starlight Fireworks and FX

Photo Credit: Élan Imaging

Fireworks by Starlight Fireworks and FX

Photo Credit:  Élan Imaging

Photo Credit: Élan Imaging

Photo Credit:  Élan Imaging    Fireworks by  Starlight Fireworks and FX

Photo Credit: Élan Imaging 

Fireworks by Starlight Fireworks and FX

To all our family, friends, brides and grooms Haute Weddings wishes you all a very prosperous and Happy New Year!!! Cheers! 

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.