Lots of beautiful moments to share from Vanessa and Matthew’s wedding, with the ceremony in San Antonio, TX at the University of Incarnate Word Chapel and the reception at Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX. Such wonderful venues to work in, and an incredibly sweet couple. Thanks for entrusting us with capturing beautiful memories for you.
Today we’ve got an unusually long wedding-teaser for you, because we’ve been dying to photograph a wedding at Lost Mission in Spring Branch, TX for so long that it’s just impossible to wait until we’ve edited everything to begin sharing! Kimberly & Nathan tied the knot just a few days ago, and MT and I just want to say thank you so much for making us a part of your special day. This is truly one of the sweetest couples we have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Allow me to set the scene… We’re at the beautiful Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in the heart of downtown San Antonio, TX. At this point we’re right in the middle of the ceremony, the bride and groom are on the altar. A few minutes before, the flower girl knocked the basket of flower petals over on this chair. Obviously the only thing to do at this point was to squeeze through and pick them up one by one. This one gives me a big smile everytime.
It’s that special time of year where children are at the front of our minds as we think of fun ways to show them we love them with gifts, activities, and general silliness (elf on a shelf, anyone?). I thought it would be nice to dedicate the next handful of blog posts to the little ones who can create such fun little moments at weddings as they’re about to be on break from school and you might need a reminder of just how adorable they can be!
In this image, we’re just minutes before the ceremony and the excitement is clearly building for these precious little angels.
It’s not often that we get to see a bride’s grandmother when she’s getting dressed before the wedding. This moment was captured while grandma was helping the bride with her jewelry, and it made me smile.
I’m not going to lie, I was excited about this engagement session. I always love it when we get to capture our couples actually doing the kinds of things couples do for fun together. There’s a special authenticity there, and some of my favorites that come to mind were similar in this way… If you haven’t seen them before, check out our at-home engagement session… and apparently I still need to blog that carnival session, stay tuned for that.
But let’s get back to Kimberly & Nathan. We went for a little ride together downtown along the beautiful San Antonio River Walk bike path. Nathan already had his sweet ride, Kimberly has one on special order that hasn’t arrived yet, so we met up at the Blue Star Bike Shop to get rentals for her, myself and MT.
I have to say, I felt like a certified badass riding a bike while wearing my HoldFastGear MoneyMaker and shooting photos at the same time. Hold your applause, though, here’s some of the photo-goodness from our session!
Ceremony & Reception at The Witte Museum | Day-of Coordination by Aubra McGuire of The Lodge at Bridal Veil Falls
Wedding Dress by Martina Liana from Julian Gold | Bride’s Shoes by Something Bleu from BHLDN | Bridesmaid Dresses by J Crew
Groom’s Suit by Men’s Wearhouse | Groom’s Shoes by Justin Boots from Cavender’s | Groomsmen Suits by Vera Wang
Makeup by Johanna Woodfin of The Makeup Maven | Hair by Bess Zowarka of Versi Salon
Flowers by The Last Straw | Cake by Cakes & More | Hand-Painted Signs by Swak Paper Co. | Stationery by Moon Mippy
Catering by True Flavors | Linens, Lighting & Chairs by Great Events & Rentals
Finally, a big thanks to my talented Second Photographer all the way from NYC, Angelito Jusay
Here’s another photo from Laura & Trevor’s wedding at the Incarnate Word Chapel and San Antonio Country Club. This was just moments after they officially became Mr. & Mrs.
We had a blast with Kimberly & Nathan this past weekend incorporating something they love doing together into their engagement session – riding bicycles around downtown! Just one quick one for now, but more to come!