Friday, January 29, 2010

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

Yay! Another Friday, this week seemed to go by fairly slow. At least for me, but on Fridays I get to check out all the blogs of our photographers to see what new things they've shot. Here are this week's favorites (in alphabetical order).

Alberto Vazquez Photography

Chelsey Schrader Photography

Pro Photo

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sneak Peek into 2010 edition: Yvette and Javier

Can you believe it's almost February?For us that means only one more month closer to the next publication. Yikes! There's so much to do.

Anyway, for the next few months I'm going to give you a little insight to what you can look forward to in the upcoming issue. First off, one of our fabulous brides, Yvette, whose wedding we are going to be featuring, sent us some awesome photos from her engagement sh
oot with the very talented Daniel W. Torres Photography.

Yvette and Javier will wed this May at the Chapel of Incarnate Word and reception will take place at the Sky Room. Look for their wedding highlights in the magazine debuting July 2010.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week: Julian Gold Trunk Show

Today is Wednesday. And for you who have been following the blog for a while, you'll know that Wednesdays mean wedding dress picks of the week. It's especially fitting today since Julian Gold is having a Reem Acra Trunk Show this weekend January 29 and 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Here are some favorites this week. All from Reem Acra available at Julian Gold.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bitter Creek Designs: The Perfect Gift

So today one of the girls and I went to visit Jenny Forks from Bitter Creek Designs and J. Forks Designs at The Rim. Jenny is the mastermind and designer behind some really gorgeous jewelry. Her store is so much fun too. Literally, thousands of beads, jewels, stones, metals...everything is in this store. We could have spent hours in there.

If you're unsure what to get your bridesmaids, mother or mother-in-law, this is an AWES
OME gift. You can come in with everyone for a fun party and design pieces together or surprise them with something special. What's great about this store too is that you can bring in swatches of the dresses or your wedding colors and coordinate them to match. And by designing the jewelry yourself you know you're getting something completely custom.

Think custom is expensive? Not at all. Jenny works with you one-on-one to discuss your ideas and works within your budget. She's very sweet and really a true artist. And she can do all sorts of styles, traditional, edgy, classic, bold.. the possibilities are really endless.

And if you haven't picked out your colors yet, this store is a great place to start. Definite
ly worth visiting. For more information click here or call 210-558-0559.

Look for the up close and personal profile of Jenny in our 2010-2011 edition of the magazine debuting in July.

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

Happy Friday everyone. Just wanted to share our favorite photos for this week.

Amy DeYoung

Dos Kiwis Studio


Four Creative Studio


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Need musicians?

Groove City Band
is playing TUX N' TENNIES for the Spurs Foundation, on January 23rd
This is a great opportunity to hear one of San Antonio's most reputable entertainers perform.

The Tux ‘N Tennies Dinner and Auction, presented by SWBC, is an annual favorite for Spurs fans and sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Hosted by Sean Elliott, the event will include unforgettable video entertainment as well as the spectacular silent and live auctions, games and more. Allegretto Music's Groove City Band is in charge of the Gala after-party. Lots of fun, dance and music! Groove City Band will play Top 40 favorites for the guests to dance the night away.

For reservations or more information, please contact the Spurs Foundation at 210-444-5862.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Unforgettable Events offering FREE lounge furniture

Brandy Rendon of Unforgettable Events is offering an awesome New Year's Special. If you book her full-service event planning package before January 31, 2010 you get lounge furniture rental FREE... that's right, you heard correctly, FREE!

Click here for more information or call 210-288-7150.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sandals Night: Open House

Bisli Event Services will host an Open House featuring Sandals Resort this Wednesday. For those looking for a honeymoon destination or considering a destination wedding this event is a must-attend.

When: Wednesday, January, 20, 2010
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Lost Mission Makes (more) Progress

Our friends at San Antonio Wedding and Event Consulting shared these photos of soon-to-be newlyweds Rachel and Easton. They will be married at the beautiful Lost Mission and will be the first couple to say I Do in this gorgeous facility. Here's a few more photos of the venue's progress.

Rachel and Easton practicing their "I Dos".

These two are going to be great in photos.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Outdoor Decor Inspiration

Outdoor weddings, especially in Texas, have been extremely popular within the last decade. And 2010 looks no different. So I wanted to share a few inspirational ideas for having your wedding outside.

Design relates a lot to a first impression. Treat every aspect of your design equally. The pattern or texture of your linens should complement the look of your floral arrangements. If you have a very symmetrical tablecloth an elaborate garden-inspired arrangement might not work as well as simple, modern piece. Although this is no golden rule, it's a good idea to speak with your vendors and let them know the other design elements that might be incorporated into your overall design. Soo.. with that said, let's get on to the good stuff. Look how they spruced up the walkway here. A very whimsical and romantic look.

Photo source from Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Love this collection of photos on a line.
Photo source from The Bride's Cafe.

What a great alternative to flowers.
Photo source from The Bride's Cafe.

Have you ever seen a tent this beautiful? What a perfect tent for an Indian wedding.
Picture source from Away Soiree. Photo compliments of Arrowood Photography.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

I know, I know. You haven't seen dress picks for weeks now. But we're back in the game folks. Enjoy!

Alfred Angelo
Style: 2116


Debi's Bridal
Style: Maggie Sottero: Madison Marie

Julian Gold
Style: Christos Bridal-Bella
Dress info.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

La Mansion offers afforable luxury

There's no denying that recommendations, referrals and suggestions go a long way in the business world, especially in this business. When you think about weddings, you might think of it as "one of the most important days of your life" or a "once-in-a-lifetime event" right? So, when looking around for the perfect venue, catering or photographer, it's seems natural to check with family and friends on who they recommend.

Well, although I might not have met you personally, please take note when I say this. I honestly and wholeheartedly suggest visiting with Jessica at La Mansion del Rio. She is one of the sweetest and most professional people I have met in this city. The hotel is beautiful. The decor is reminiscent of a Spanish governor's palace but with much more upscale classiness.

I had the opportunity to have lunch with Jessica and Ms. Carla, the director of catering at La Mansion, at the hotel's restaurant, Las Canarias. OMG, it was delicious. Kudos to the chef. I don't remember the exact name of the soup I had, but it was delicious. I also had the Cobb sal
ad-it was great! Definitely worth checking out. There are great views of the Riverwalk without the crowd. :)

Anyway, let's get on to the good stuff. I took a brief tour of the hotel. Checked out some of the banquet spaces and was very impressed. Here are a few pictures I took (with the exception of one).

This makes a great photo opportunity for the couple.

So I obviously didn't take this photo. But we had it on file so had to share. This is the Iberian Ballroom all decked out for a wedding. Gorgeous eh?

This was probably my favorite room, the Veramendi Room. The space had 12 chandeliers... That's right...12!

This isn't the best picture, yes I know, which is actually the point. Pictures don't do this space justice. It's a must see for sure. The Madero is truly a beautiful ballroom.

Check out this space. In the El Capistrano the beams and natural lighting are very catching. It's right by the courtyard too.

And.. it's connected to this part! Woo! The doors, windows and awesome light fixtures add a very unique touch. You can have your ceremony here and then move on over to the reception room right next door.

Speaking of ceremony, the garden courtyard is a perfect place for couples to exchange vows. Look at the pretty fountain.

To check out the virtual tours of the space click here. To schedule a visitation or for more information call Jessica Amaya-Benitez at 210-518-1141.