Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wedding (Flower girl) Dress Wednesday!

OK, so again these aren't wedding dresses, but they're just too cute not to share. Check out these adorable flower girl dresses from Ada's Lace in Artisan's Alley that our friends over at Pro Photo took!

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Invitation Inspiration

Let me just say that being in the wedding industry you certainly see a lot of trends. And I, an avid blog lurker myself, have seen countless invitations featured across national blogs and websites. But let me just say seeing these unique takes on wedding stationery is soooo.... much prettier in person.

Check out this awesome save-the-date and invitation. The save-the-dates were adorable. The words were stamped on a linen-textured paper and sewn to card stock. The skeleton key charm adds some character. And take a look at that calligraphy...gorgeous.

The couple continued to carry on their vintage look with ...tada, books! The bride and groom glued the pages of an old, hardcover book together, cut out a few pages to fit the invitation, added ribbon and button embellishments and attached textured, metallic paper to hold the inserts. The reception card, map and invitation was done in letterpress printing. The invitation even had burned edges. How beautiful! Feeling inspired to take a simple invitation and dress it up? Share your thoughts!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Perfectly Wrapped hosts Girls Night Out

Anyone looking to get out the house for a few hours, enjoy some good company and take advantage of some awesome deals and giveaways...then mark your calendars!

Perfectly Wrapped is hosting the Third Annual Girls Night Out this Thursday! Check out the invitation below for details!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bella Bridesmaid Grand Opening Pics

OK, this post is a bit late, but the pictures are so fabulous that I had to share.
Awesomely talented photographer Kristin Radicke of Urth Studio attended Bella Bridesmaid's open house earlier this month and was able to get some great shots of the store and fabulous owners Kimberly and Cayce.

Here's a sneak peak of a few I loved from Kristin's blog. For more awesome shots click here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wedding Dress (Tux) Wednesday: Picks of the Week

OK, these are obviously not wedding dresses. But choosing the right tux can still be just as challenging as picking the perfect dress. So, here are our tux pics of the week.

Al's Formal Wear
Style 561

The Santorini
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White is the new black!

Tuxedo Junction
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Love pinstripes!

Read more about tuxedos here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hotel Stay Giveaway

OK everyone, it's that time again. The Wedding Lady's monthly giveaway is a one-night stay in a deluxe guestroom compliments of Hotel Valencia Riverwalk.

The hotel, conveniently located in heart of the Alamo-City, is known for its modern decor and inviting ambiance-providing the perfect place to say "I do."

If you haven't selected a wedding venue just yet, I welcome you to visit
the Hotel Valencia. You won't be disappointed.

To win this one-night stay please leave a comment and your e-mail address. Check back regularly for the winner. Happy Planning!

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Perfect Groom's Gift

Can't decide what to get your husband-to-be as wedding gift? Look no further. Several local photographers offer the perfect! Ok, not you exactly, but artistic and tasteful images of his soon-to-be wife.

Teresa from Elan Imaging recently laun
ched a new website dedicated specifically to Boudoir Photography. Here's a sneak peak of what's in store.

Not sure if it's for you? Well, you never know until you ask, right? Elan Boudoir is a team of two women photographers and a professional woman stylist. Their outgoing and fun personalities make it easy for brides to relax. And all images are kept private and are not shown or displayed unless permission is given by the client, so you don't have to worry about it. Elan Boudoir has a style that is uniquely different.

For more information call Teresa at (210) 488-2056 or visit the website.

Check out an article about Boudoir Photography on

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Real Texas Wedding: Allison Briones & Homar Arceo: July 4, 2009

1. How did the two of you meet?
My brother-in-law happens to be Homar's cousin. Three years ago he decided to introduce us because he knew we were perfect for each other. After that night, we were inseparable.

2. How did he propose?
It was Christmas Day and my entire family was opening presents at my mom's house. After everybody finished opening their gifts, Homar said he wanted to say a few words of thanks. He stood up and thanked my family for loving and accepting him. Then, he turned to me and asked him if I would make him the happiest man alive by marrying him.

3. What are three characteristics that made you fall for your husband?
My husband is the most faithful, affectionate and motivated man I have ever met.

4. What was the inspiration behind the design of your wedding?
Originally, Homar and I were supposed to get married in Chapala, Jalisco. We took and winter vacation to Mexico after he proposed and we visited the city of Chapala. We came upon a beautiful hotel that would be perfect for our reception. The hotel had a beautiful patio with large trees. The most beautiful part was the peacocks that were walking around the patio. Unfortunate circumstances prevented us from further planning our wedding in Mexico, but I wanted to make sure that we could at least have a part of that beautiful experience on our wedding day. We thought the perfect compromise would be to have a a peacock theme wedding in San Antonio.

5. What was the most trying part of the planning process?

The most difficult part of the planning process was trying to collaborate church time/dates with venue time/dates.

6.Did either you have a bride/groomzilla moment? Describe.
No, not really.

7. What element of the wedding exceeded your expectations?
The music in the church was spectacular. As soon as the church doors opened, the organist played "Cannon in D" and my father walked me down the aisle. It was the most emotional moment in my whole life. Another special moment was when we took a river boat ride to our venue. As we rode down the river, different people on the riverwalk started cheering and congratulating us. We felt like we were on top of the world. As we arrived to our venue, all of our guest were outside on the balcony waving at us. As our boat was parked, a group of mariachis was waiting for us and they played one of our favorite songs,"Somos Novios."

8. If you were a guest attending your wedding, how would you describe it?
I think most of our guests described our wedding as elegant, intimate, and well planned. Accommodations were made across the street at the Drury Plaza Hotel where guests received free breakfast, free drinks at social hour, and Riverwalk access. Many people said this was a very convenient idea. We also had guest gifts from Mexico as they checked into the hotel. At the reception we treated our guests to a 4 hour open bar with margaritas and 5 different types of beer. Appetizers were passed during social hour. Seating cards were made to make sure everyone was seated comfortably. At the tables, each guest was treated with half a dozen of boxed sugar cookies with a thank you note on them.

9. Besides marrying the love of your life, what was the most important part of the day?

The most important part of our day was when were faced each other and stated the church vows to one another. The words meant so much to both us because at that moment we understood we were not just getting married, we were making a lifelong commitment.

10. What are your plans for the future?
Homar and I are currently in the process of buying a home. We would like to travel and concentrate on our careers for a short while and then start a family. We are open to whatever God has planned for us.

Wedding Details:

Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Spaghetti Warehouse
Ceremony Venue: San Francesco di Paola
Reception Venue: La Orilla del Rio Ballroom
Guest Accommodations: The Drury Plaza Hotel
Wedding Consultant: Monica Saenz of Dos Chicas Weddings
Bridesmaids' Dress Shop: Alfred Angelo
Tuxedo Shop: Al's Formal Wear
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Alyssa Garcia
Invitations & Wedding Stationery: TLC Invitations & More
Caterer: An Event to Remember
Bar Service: Rookies
Cake: Cupcake Couture
Florist: Annointed Hands by Sylvia
Renals and Decor: An Event to Remember
Ceremony Musicians: San Francesco
Reception Musicians: Manuel Salazar of In the Mix Entertainment
Photographer: Nachyelli Photography
Transportation: Krystal Transportation & Limousine Service
Travel Agency:
Slideshow: Alegria Productions
Lighting: Illuminating Celebrations

Special Thanks from the Bride:

"Monica did an excellent job planning my dream wedding. The day and night were successful because of her hard work. I did not have to worry about anything on my special day. She took care of it all."

"I showed Alyssa a picture of what I wanted my hair to look like the day of the wedding, and it could not have been more perfect."

"Andrew, the organist from San Francesco, played the organ beautifully. The sound of his music was very moving. He went above and beyond, and was very helpful in the selections. Everyone commented on how beautiful our ceremony music sounded."

"Manuel was very detailed and he played the various types of music that we wanted."

"I was so happy with the beautiful pictures that Nachyelli took the day of the wedding. She captured every moment and I did not even realize she was taking picture the entire time. Her style is unique and I felt so comfortable and confident when she was taking our pictures."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

Here's the dress picks of the week!

La Sposa
2010 Bridal Collection

Available at Debi's Bridal

Sophia Tolli
Bridal Collection
Y2960 Petra
Available at Debi's Bridal
Love cap sleeves!

Alfred Angelo
Flower Girl Collection

Style: 6532

Available at Alfred Angelo Bridal

OK, so this isn't a bride's dress. But I couldn't resist. This is so cute. Love it in hot pink.

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Winter Wonderland Wedding: Planning update

OK, remember Matt and Azizi--the couple having a winter wonderland wedding, with shades of blues, silvers and whites? Well, we have wedding updates--the attire!

Azizi decided on a Miss Kelly Paris dress. The designer is famed for her superb taste in recreating elaborate designs inspired by European attire (and purchased there too). It really is absolutely beautiful. The delicate beading and its classic shape really complements a bride. We'd love to show you... but a bride's dress is her surprise.

We can however show you the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses she picked out.

The dresses are Melissa Sweet of Priscilla of Boston style MS215. The knee-length straples
dress with empire waist and large bow in the back is so classy and sophisticated.

The team at Four Sisters Catering is doing the catering, which means it's going to be absolutely fabulous! Can't wait to see the menu. Yum! Stay tuned for more updates. November is getting close.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Candy Inspirations

Having a dessert or candy bar? Spruce it up with decor inspired by the edible treats! Amy Atlas has some of the best designs. Check out more of her work here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

Having a summer wedding? How great would these dresses be to walk down the aisle in? And they're not wedding dresses. Welcome the bridesmaid, prom and evening gown bride.

Bella Bridesmaid
210-262-9069 or 210-771-7762

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Bella Bridesmaid
210-262-9069 or 210-771-7762

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Town & Country Fashions
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Town & Country Fashions
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Town & Country Fashions
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