Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Creative wedding favors

Not sure what to do about favors for your wedding? While some knickknacks can range from $3-$8 a piece, if you just get creative, do a little research and think outside the box, the possibilities of what you can give your guests are endless.

Check out these awesome favors from Kristin & Jarrett's Kauai wedding. Special kudos to photographer Frank Amodo for an awesome shot.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Floral Inspirations

Still not sure what to do with your tables? Are you doing a rustic Hill Country-inspired gathering? A romantic garden affair? Perhaps a chic, upscale event? Or maybe you're more of the exotic and bold type? Not even really sure yet? Here are a few favorites from area vendors. Just look at all that beautiful color.





Friday, August 27, 2010

Welcome San Antonio Weddings' newest vendors

So for those who've planned a wedding, are planning a wedding or are a part of the industry you know how stressful it can be. So where do you go for the best of the best? San Antonio Weddings of course. There are nearly 400 vendors to choose from. And... we're happy to welcome four more.

Azuca World Cuisine
If you're looking for some delicious Mexican cuisine this is the place to go. Check them out at downtown.

Jimmy Lyn's Smokehouse and Catering
For true Texas-style cuisine, check out Jimmy Lyn's. You won't be at all disappointed. Just look at that barbecue. Yum!

Kremlin Nightclub
Not sure where to go for a Girl's Night Out? Check out Kremlin. They got deals for the ladies, awesome lounge areas for chilling out and a great DJ to keep the party going.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory
We admit it, we LOVE sweets in the office. So you can imagine our excitement when AG brought back a box full (two already missing of course) of yumminess. They have such an assortment of what they can do for weddings and special occasions. And everyone loves to enjoy favors they can eat. :)

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

Finally, it's Friday. Did it seem to take forever to get to this day? I'm not (that) anxious to get the weekend started, but more excited to post these fabulous photos that I've been drooling over all week. You guys (our great photographers) surely outdid yourselves this week. :)

Caitlin's Creations

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Invitation Chicks Blowout Sale Until Saturday!

So AG (one of the other ladies in the office) stopped by The Invitation Chicks' shop today to see what awesome stuff they had on sale. If you didn't catch my post about their 60% off everything sale or that they were offering 25% off all wedding invites you can check it out here.

Anyway, their last day before they close their Stone Oak location is Saturday. That pretty much leaves you with the rest of today and tomorrow to check out their awesome selection.

Visit them here: (Tell them we sent you).

19141 Stone Oak Parkway
Suite 306 (Stone Oak Crossing)
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Wedding Dress Wednesday (Thursday): Picks of the Week

OK a day behind in selecting the dresses of the week. But better late than never right? These dresses are some of my favorite all-time picks. Great job CJ!!!

Available at Bridal Connection

Available at Debi's Bridal

Available at Julian Gold

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Our first cover: Mon Cheri Bridals

So by now you've all seen the first cover of our newest edition, right? Totally swoon worthy. Well, our first cover is a dress from Mon Cheri Bridals (and we ABSOLUTELY LOVE this image). Our friends over at Mon Cheri were thrilled we used this image and we're more than thankful to launch our new edition with a fabulous photo.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Moving Sale: Invitation Chicks

Still looking for invitations? Want to get a good deal on some? The Invitation Chicks is having a Moving Sale.

Get 50% off of all IN-STOCK imprintables, decor and much more. Including 15% ALL wedding invitations and baby announcement albums.

The Invitation Chicks specializes in custom designs with a twist on the local flare and everything from traditional to fun and funky, The Invitation Chicks offers something for everyone.

Check them out here and tell them we sent you. :)

19141 Stone Oak Parkway, Suite 306
San Antonio, Texas 78258

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

When you're out on your hunt for the perfect photographer, be sure to ask yourself this question: Why do I like them? If the answer comes easily, be sure to give them a call and schedule an appointment to meet with them. Meeting someone in person is very important, especially when they'll be documenting one of (if not the) most important days of your life. Don't leave that decision up to an e-mail and package prices.

Here are this week's favorites.

Chanda's Photography

Philip Thomas Photography

Skeem Photography

Urth Studio

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Table Inspirations

Have you seen the newest edition of San Antonio Weddings yet? Did you happen to notice the beautiful tablescapes spread on page 290? If not, no worries. I'll share them here, just because they're so gorgeous. Great work to all our participating vendors. Keep up the great work.

Bisli Event Services, Got it Covered and A Need for Place Settings got together to create this bright and bold table top. Just look at that canary yellow against that cobalt blue. What a brilliant color combo.

The team over at Events by Reese conjured up this tropic-inspired beauty. Love the bursts of orange, brown and green.

Having a winter or spring wedding? Wouldn't this tablescape be perfect for an outdoor reception? Cover that Up!, Alamo Plants and Petals and A Need for Place Settings created this gorgeous setup. Love the detailing on the silver Chiavari chairs.

Want your reception to feel like a platinum affair? Check out the gorgeous workings of Flair Floral and Illusions Rentals & Design. Beautiful crystal, white place settings, silver linens and white florals...amazing combination.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

Here are CJ's choices of lovely gowns for the week! Call our vendors (numbers posted below) to check pricing and availability.

Available at: Bridal Connection
Style: Maggie Sottero: SD5237

Available at: Debi's Bridal
210-979-0948 or 210-923-6288
Style: Christina Wu: 15431

Available at: Julian Gold

Quirky Cake Toppers: Wedding Accessory Superstore

While some may of you may have an idea of what we do at San Antonio Weddings, many don't really know the actual daily workings of what goes on behind these doors. While I'm not exactly certain what the others do on from day to day, part of my job is to keep an eye out for the latest trends, concepts and ideas in the wedding industry, which in my defense requires a lot of surfing the web, checking out national magazines and chatting with local brides and wedding professionals (the fun stuff). :)

So while perusing around on yahoo I stumbled across this article feature. It reminded me of how much I personally enjoyed finding quirky accessories myself.

The Wedding Accessory Superstore is one of the best resources out there for such things--quirky or not. They have everything, cake toppers, bridal party gifts, invitations, attire, veils and much more.

Here are a few of my favorite cake toppers from the Wedding Accessory Superstore.