Venue Feature: Sunset Station - San Antonio Wedding Planner

Historic Sunset Station welcomes the opportunity to work with couples to ensure memories to last a lifetime. Their beautifully restored wedding reception venues, rehearsal dinner locations and excellent catering services provide a great opportunity to make your wedding magical.

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Passport to Love Open House Recap! - Wedding Planner in San Antonio

Our Passport To Love Open House, produced by Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings, Haute Weddings, and Kendall Plantation was an absolute success! Newly engaged couples were able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the beautiful Kendall Plantation, and enjoy delicious eats, drinks, and treats, as they visited one on one with over 30 local and international vendors. It was a great event full of fun and energy!

Here are some photos from the evening, courtesy of Ara Photography!

Hill Country Chic table scape designed by Kendall Plantation.    Blume Haus   provided the floral.


Hill Country Chic table scape designed by Kendall Plantation.  Blume Haus provided the floral.

Winner of the Table Scape Contest -   Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings   Floral provided by  The Elegant Bee .


Winner of the Table Scape Contest - Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings  Floral provided by The Elegant Bee.

Paris in the Spring table scape designed by   Haute Weddings  . Floral provided by   De Vinnies Paradise


Paris in the Spring table scape designed by Haute Weddings. Floral provided by De Vinnies Paradise

Blume Haus   floral. Linen provided by  Aztec Events and Tents .


Blume Haus floral. Linen provided by Aztec Events and Tents.

From the Hill Country from Hawaii, we had representatives from Sandals, Royal Caribbean, Karisma Resorts in Mexico and Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico. 

Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings   were on hand to answer all questions regarding destination weddings and honeymoons.


Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings were on hand to answer all questions regarding destination weddings and honeymoons.

All the caterers had a theme that they incorporated, Spice of Life did Jamaican, Heavenly Gourmet did Italian, Anne Marie's did Asian Fusion and Pappa's Catering did Mexican. 

Anne Marie's Catering   showcased their signature dishes as well as some Asian flaire cooking up some custom fried rice


Anne Marie's Catering showcased their signature dishes as well as some Asian flaire cooking up some custom fried rice

Spice of Life Catering   kicking up the heat with their Jamaican food display.


Spice of Life Catering kicking up the heat with their Jamaican food display.

Heavenly Gourmet, LLC   serving their signature dishes as well as Italian pasta


Heavenly Gourmet, LLC serving their signature dishes as well as Italian pasta

Pappas Catering   served up their signature "create your own" avocado bowl. Yum!


Pappas Catering served up their signature "create your own" avocado bowl. Yum!

2tarts   had multiple tasty treats. And you didn't have to choose just one! 


2tarts had multiple tasty treats. And you didn't have to choose just one! 

Bartenders 4 You served up international signature drinks that went with each theme. 

Bartenders4you   were full of fun drink surprises


Bartenders4you were full of fun drink surprises

Bartenders4you   with their whiskey barrel bar serving up the best drinks in town.


Bartenders4you with their whiskey barrel bar serving up the best drinks in town.

A huge thanks to Ara Photography for taking the photos for the event! 

Ara Photography   had a lovely booth and was also kind enough to take these wonderful photos of the event.


Ara Photography had a lovely booth and was also kind enough to take these wonderful photos of the event.

Here are some of the other wonderful photographers that came out!

Now back to our gallery of photos courtesy of Ara Photography of additional vendors and attendees at this one-of-a-kind open house!

Cakes by  Cakes and More  San Antonio


Cakes by Cakes and More San Antonio

Hautties Candace and Xavier talking it up with   Destiny Bridal in SA .


Hautties Candace and Xavier talking it up with Destiny Bridal in SA.

Girl General . Embroidery. Gifts. Invitations.


Girl General. Embroidery. Gifts. Invitations.

Reel Photo Booth   provided photo booth fun for our couples.


Reel Photo Booth provided photo booth fun for our couples.

CHAIRish The Day   felt right at home providing hair trials in the bridal suite.


CHAIRish The Day felt right at home providing hair trials in the bridal suite.

Vanity Eiland   make up and hair artistry


Vanity Eiland make up and hair artistry

 

A special thanks to Philip Chancellor with 5150 Productions who provided the entertainment for our guests with a classic game show concept. Winners received cash prizes and moved up in rounds to win the FREE Honeymoon courtesy of Perfect Beginnings Destination Weddings

passport to Love Open House Recap!
Creative lighting provided by   Illuminating Celebrations .

Creative lighting provided by Illuminating Celebrations.

A full house at the   Kendall Plantation .

A full house at the Kendall Plantation.

We had over 50 brides attend the Passport to Love Open House and it was a tremendous success! We are so excited to build off this momentum and produce another open house just as awesome in the future so stay tuned...

Thanks again to all the wonderful vendors who helped bring our vision together and put on a spectacular event! Until next time...

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! 

Wedding Venue Feature: The St. Anthony Hotel - San Antonio Wedding Planner

Since the 1940's The St. Anthony Riverwalk Hotel has welcomed couples into its lavish establishment with beautiful ballrooms and hotel rooms to boot! The St. Anthony signifies history and elegance with its long roots in the downtown San Antonio area while providing upscale amenities for guests. 

Imagine a wedding celebration that transports you to a more elegant time: a stunning ballroom, sparkling chandeliers, candlelight, turn-of-the-century décor and a wait staff ready to serve. It’s all possible at St. Anthony Hotel, where they've been giving couples their dream weddings for over 100 years. 

“The Knot” selected St. Anthony as a “Best Of Weddings” reception destination in San Antonio, and it’s easy to see why. With delicious catering and variety of beautiful spaces –  including a terrace overlooking the city – they guarantee an evening you will never forget. 

Photo Credit:  Haute Weddings

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

Wedding Amenities Include:

  • Complimentary one-bedroom suite
  • Special weekend room rates for your guests
  • Parquet dance floor
  • All tables and chairs needed for your personal room set-up, including cocktail tables
  • Elegant mirror and candlelight centerpieces
  • White floor-length table linens
  • Complimentary cake cutting
  • Traditional china, glass and silverware
  • Wedding receptions are based on 5 hours
  • Scheduled set-up times for your vendors
Photo Credit:  Haute Weddings

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

Photo Credit:  H  aute Weddings

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

"I love working at the St. Anthony because the design and decor of the hotel is timeless.  It is truly a magical place in which time stops. Their customer service is top notch and their food is delicious.  All my clients have been so happy with the St. Anthony." Lisa Morales, Owner of Haute Weddings.

Photo Credit:  Haute Weddings

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

Photo Credit:  Haute Weddings

Photo Credit: Haute Weddings

For more on the St. Anthony click here to visit their website and check them out on The Knot.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs of 2014 - San Antonio Wedding Consultant

When surfing the web for wedding-related content you might become a bit overwhelmed by the plethora of places online discussing everything to do with weddings. It seems that every year existing wedding blogs take it to the next level and new blogs spring up with their own unique take on the wedding planning process. However, there is a list of the top 10 wedding blogs of 2014 that might lead you to find just what you're looking for. They include topics like real weddings, wedding inspiration, engagements, DIY weddings, bridal portrait features, wedding showers, styled shoots and just about anything you can dream up dealing with and around weddings. So starting from number 1 to number 10, here are the top 10 wedding blogs of 2014:

1. Style Me Pretty: Style Me Pretty is a style savvy wedding resource devoted to the modern bride. We cover everything from gorgeous real weddings to up and coming vendors and seasoned pros in the invitation, floral, fashion and photography industries. We feature only the most chic and style centric wedding related content, continually discovering new and brilliantly talented vendors, brides with an eye for all things gorgeous.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Style Me Pretty

Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty

2. Wedding Chicks: This is the website to visit for truly amazing wedding inspiration. Whether it be style tips or DIY wedding help, there is tons of great content that any bride will find useful. Don't forget to spend time checking out the free printables too, we love that.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Wedding Chicks

Photo Credit: Wedding Chicks

3. Rustic Wedding Chic: Rustic Wedding Chic has become the wedding blog of choice for brides planning a rustic or country wedding. Launched in May of 2009, Rustic Wedding Chic inspires and guides couples with a daily muse of photography and information along with a curated directory of resources, the very popular “Ask Maggie” feature, a “How To” with DIY projects, etiquette advice and helpful articles. Rustic Wedding Chic loves to showcase “real” weddings- filled with creative, dreamy and inspiring photos.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Rustic Wedding Chic

Photo Credit: Rustic Wedding Chic

4. 100 Layer Cake: 100 Layer Cake highlights the best of real weddings, including details like the photographer and dress designer for each. It also alerts readers to the best small stationers, designers, and more.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  100 Layer Cake

Photo Credit: 100 Layer Cake

5. One Wed: Once Wed focuses on planning designer weddings for less,
and has a vendor guide searchable by state. We especially love its marketplace for pre-owned wedding dresses.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  One Wed

Photo Credit: One Wed

6. Ruffled BlogRuffled started in August 2008 as a space I could share vintage-inspired and handmade idea for weddings. Back then – which seems like ages ago – there was little or no resource on the style. Today the blog grew into one of the biggest resources for engaged couples seeking inspiration for their weddings, blending their unique personal styles into one heck of a gorgeous fete that go beyond the nostalgic love for vintage tidbits.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Ruffled Blog

Photo Credit: Ruffled Blog

7. The Knotty Bride: The Knotty Bride includes tons of fashion inspiration, DIY ideas, giveaways, relationship advice and more to inspire you and brighten your day. Great personality and vibe.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  The Knotty Bride

Photo Credit: The Knotty Bride

8. Rock n Roll Bride: This blog rocks the wedding world. It is one of the first ever UK based wedding blogs and has gone from strength to strength. It covers all things alternative. 

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Rock n Roll Bride

Photo Credit: Rock n Roll Bride

9. Green Wedding Shoes: Green Wedding Shoes captures wedding inspiration for creative + fashion forward brides.  Southern California style with a keen eye for the latest bridal trends.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Green Wedding Shoes

Photo Credit: Green Wedding Shoes

10. Junebug Weddings: One of the world’s most popular online wedding planning resources, Junebug Weddings is well-known for editorial excellence, showcasing phenomenal photography and providing the most trusted list of recommended wedding professionals found anywhere in the world. Dedicated to helping couples plan the wedding they've always dreamed of, they encourage their readers to find and celebrate their own personal wedding style. On top of all of these great things, they are a group of fun, outgoing, artistic, and passionate individuals striving to make Junebug better with each day that passes.

Top 10 Wedding Blogs
Photo Credit:  Junebug Weddings

Photo Credit: Junebug Weddings

So there you have it! The top 10 wedding blogs of 2014 to follow. While we still of course want you to follow our blog, we realize the power presence these blogs have in the wedding world. They live and breathe all things wedding and can be a great source of inspiration for your very own. Haute Weddings' blog is designed to bring you a variety of topics you'll find useful from before the time you get engaged right up to the end of the reception and on to the honeymoon! We like to keep it fresh and hope you enjoy following our blog just as much as we love following these blogs. See you next week with a new topic in a new post!