Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cool Cafe hosts tasting to benefit SA Children's Museum

What do we love more than delicious food, great company and elegant weddings? Vendors who do what they can to contribute to the community.

Cool Cafe, one of San Antonio's most unique reception facilities, will host a tasting May 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from the event will support SA Children's Museum.

Gourmet cuisine combined with live entertainment and a gorgeous view of the Riverwalk is an opportunity no one should pass up. However, the chance for an engaged couple to get an idea of what kind of menu they want to serve at their wedding, or even view a possible location to celebrate the occasion, is certainly something they don't want to miss.

For more information call Cool Cafe at 210-224-2665 or 210-837-8704.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yay! Some of our favorite vendors will be featured on WOAI's San Antonio Living Friday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m.

Bethany Ellison and Blake McKay were the lucky winners of Hotel Valencia's Wedding Experience contest. Congratulations to the happy couple!!! Although I don't want to spoil too much of what's to come, it looks like it was a beautiful wedding. But we weren't suprised, with a handful of the city's best, it's expected.

Some of San Antonio’s most recognized vendors included:

• Wedding gown by Vera Wang provided by Julian Gold

• David Sixt Designer Portrait and Wedding Photography

• Mad About Cake!

• Brooke Harris of Goen South Weddings

• Menu presented by Hotel Valencia Executive Chef Jeffery Balfour

• Music provided by Chris Koval at Future Sounds Disc Jockey ServiceAdditional vendors providing services for the wedding include: Joseph’s, J. Green Jewelers, Versi Salon, Aztec Rentals, Nelda Etheredge Harpist, The Makeup Maven and Co.,You’ve Got Paper and Yellow Rose Carriage Company.

For more information on the winning vendors, services and details, visit: Tune in to San Antonio Living weekdays from 10-11 a.m. on 4 WOAI (NBC) and visit for the latest on the Hotel Valencia Wedding Experience.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Open House at The Bushnell

Nestled in the heart of historic Monte Vista, The Bushnell emerges from a lush park, neatly hidden from the bustle of the surrounding city.

The Bushnell’s elegant 2000-square-foot ballroom features polished hardwood floors, two balconies and breathtaking roof terrace to make your wedding or reception truly unforgettable.

The Bushnell was created in a Mediterranean style and resembles a lofty Spanish palace. Ultimately, the unforgettable atmosphere is what couples love the most.


For more information call Richard Clark (210) 733-7705

Monday, May 4, 2009

Favors You Keep launches new line of tasty treats

Weddings are joyous occassions and in most cases a lot of fun. As a guest you'll walk away with happy thoughts of the newlyweds and sometimes a trinket of appreciation from the couple-the wedding favor.

As much as I love receiving these keepsakes, I have to say I am often times at a loss of what to do with them. The silver bell with a personalized ribbon of the bride and groom's wedding date hardly serves any other purpose besides being displayed on my shelf. And I love favors that have multiple uses, CDs, picture frames, plantable favors or donation cards. But in all honesty I LOVE favors I can eat.

Recently, Favors You Keep launched a new line of locally-grown pecans wrapped in personalized bags, which can also be bought in bulk so that you can put them out on display at the wedding or so you can bag them yourself. Awesome idea!

It's a great way to incoporate a bit of Texas-flavor to your wedding. Yummy treats even the guests who don't love chocolate can enjoy.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Amy DeYoung featured on Platinum Weddings

Local wedding photographer Amy DeYoung had the opportunity to photograph Varuni and Minesh's wedding, an energetic couple who was featured on WE TV's Platinum Weddings, which will air May 3 at 1 p.m./12p.m. central and 1a.m./12a.m. central.

Platinum Weddings is a show where the sky is the limit and money is no worry. The show highlights the most extravagant ceremonies and glamorous receptions in the country. Varuni and Minesh’s lavish wedding exceeded more than $1 million dollars.