Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Olympia Hills Bridal Showcase

Olympia Hills will be having a Bridal Showcase Thursday night from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  All brides are invited to attend this event where they will enjoy an evening of inspiration and fun! Brides will view the beautiful venue and see table designs for all seasons, as well as meet with some of San Antonio's finest wedding vendors.

Wine, dine and mingle with other brides and have the chance to win exclusive gifts and offers from some of Olympia Hill's vendors of choice.

Thursday September 30, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Olympia Hills Golf and Conference Center
12900 Mt. Olympus
Universal City, Texas 78148
210-945-4653, Ext 225

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Bushnell: Brides Open House

Come out to the beautiful Bushnell tomorrow night at 8:00p.m. as they present the Bride's Open House.  View their elegant Mediterranean style ballroom which resembles a Spanish palace and checkout the two balconies that offer breathtaking views of the city. If you don't have your venue booked yet, this is one place you definitely want to see.

240 Bushnell
September 29, 2010
8:00 p.m.

No reservations required. Meet in the front entrance.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fave Photos Friday

Now that we are entering the fall season (though it doesn't seem that way with the hot temperatures outside), I wanted to do a little ode to my favorite time of year-Summer. Notice the beautiful bold, blooms of these summer bouquets and how they create a striking effect against their backgrounds.




Thursday, September 23, 2010

Five Fun Ways To Incorporate Candy Into Your Wedding

If you are looking for unique ways to make a statement at your wedding, consider using tiny flourishes of thoughtful candy to create wow factor that won't necessarily break the budget.  Here are five fun ways to use candy that are sure to make your day all the more delightful (and flavorful).

1. Candy Buffet - reinforce your wedding palette by using colorful candy to match your  bridesmaids dresses and wedding decor.

2. Custom Wedding Favors- design your own candy bar wrappers or enchant guests with customized lollipops.

3. Cake Decor- use candy to embellish your wedding cake or groom's cake.

4. Chocolate Fountain - indulge your guests sweet side with a chocolate fondue fountain that is sure to be a hit.

5. Table Decor - fill glass jars to use as centerpieces with different candies that match your wedding colors , or get creative and incorporate candy into your name card setting.

Visit The Candy Lounge and Schakolad Chocolate Factory for more candy inspiration.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Real Estate Advice from an Expert

Okay so we all know that saying "first comes love, then comes marriage. . ., " but wait, before the baby carriage you need that nice new home with a nursery, and a yard for baby to play in, and of course extra storage space to put all of baby's new things, including that baby carriage.

Expert real estate agent Gerri Johnson knows how daunting the task of buying a new home can be, but with careful planning, and a few tips you will be on your way to owning a new home in no time.

For the next few weeks, I will feature "10 Deadly Mistakes" buyers make when purchasing a home.

Here's Mistake #1:

Making an offer on a home without being prequalified.

Prequalification will make your life easier- so take the time to speak with a lender. Their specific questions in regard to income, debt, etc., will help you determine the price range you can afford. It is an important step on the path to home ownership.

For more advice, contact:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

This weeks picks depict pre-wedding photo sessions: the fun stuff! Engagement sessions and bridal portraits are both fun ways to capture the events leading up to your wedding day.

Urth Studio

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy H Ranch Open House

You are cordially invited to the Happy H Ranch Open House on Friday, September 24th from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Come out and listen to live entertainment from Mariachis, take ranch tours, and enjoy light refreshments. At the same time, view the beautiful facility that is perfectly suited to host your upcoming wedding or rehearsal dinner.

Happy H Ranch
505 Hwy 87
Comfort, TX

Please email or call (210) 332-3151 to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday, September 22nd.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

Here are this weeks picks, and they are all about rosettes. It's an up and coming trend that you will be seeing, and it is going to be featured on many bridal gowns for Spring of next year. Enjoy!

Available at: Bridal Connection
Style: Forever Yours: 49231

Available at: Debi's Bridal
210-979-0948 or 210-923-6288
Style: White One by Pronovias: 3001

Available at: Julian Gold
Style: Monique Lhuillier: Addison

Oddysey Travel Open House

Don't overlook one of the best parts about getting married: The Honeymoon!

Join Odyssey Travel and Sandals Resorts for Sandals Caribbean Night at:

Oakridge Village Clubhouse
3902 Tavern Oak
San Antonio, Tx 78247
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.

Special Sandals Promotions for attendees, and light refreshments served.

Allow these travel professionals to help you plan a Honeymoon Getaway you are sure to remember for a lifetime.

Please RSVP by Monday Septembr 20, 2010 (210) 656-0083

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Knights of Columbus in Crown Ridge: Vendor Night

If you are still looking for that perfect venue, come out on Wednesday night, September 15th to the Knights of Columbus Crown Ridge Hall to see their spacious reception venue and meet with their vendors.

The ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests, and offers several layouts, customized to fit your needs. Stop in to check it out:

Knights of Columbus in Crown Ridge
6909 Camp Bullis Road
San Antonio, TX 78256
Event from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, September 13, 2010

4th Annual Schakolad Day

Mmmm. Who loves chocolate? I know I do, and if you're like me, then you can't afford to miss Schakolad's 4th annual all-day chocolate event on Thursday, September 16th from 10a.m. to 8p.m. at the Schakolad Chocolate Factory at The Vineyard, 1203 N Loop 1604 W Ste 117.

Dip strawberries, marshmallows, and pretzels into the cascading chocolate fountain, and sample decadent signature chocolates. And don't forget to be inspired while you are there on the many different ways you can incorporate your love for chocolate into your wedding day!

Friday, September 10, 2010

September/October cover out!

Considering it's already the third week of September, you can consider this post a little late. But better late than never right? Check out the September/October cover of San Antonio Weddings. This beautiful image/dress is from San Patrick. Don't you just love the smoky hotness of it. The green definitely makes it pop too. Great scheme LM.

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

Like many who work regular work weeks, Fridays seem to be the favorite day of the week. It's the beginning of the weekend (kinda) and everyone seems to be a bit friendly on this day. But here at San Antonio Weddings it's one of our (or mine) favorite days simply because I get to share all the fabulous work from our local photographers.

Seeing images like the ones below makes me want to get married all over again. :) And if that's going a bit far, why not opt for a one-year anniversary present to the both of you? After all, the first year's "traditional" gift is paper. I hope you feel just inspired as I am. Enjoy!


Miranda Laine Photography

Philip Thomas Photography

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday: Picks of the Week

Hey Everyone. It's Wednesday! We're halfway through the week. :) Enjoy today's wedding dress picks.

Available at Bridal Connection
210-967- 4696

Available at Debi's Bridal

Available at Julian Gold

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Madame Makeup's New Location

If you haven't yet had a chance to see the amazing work done by the Madame Makeup team, then it's time to stop in to their new location at 2520 N. Main Avenue.

They specialize in on-site hair and makeup for your wedding day, ensuring that you will look your absolute best.

Owner Britain Hayes invites to you to come in so they can help you find your perfect look!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Favorite Photos Friday: Picks of the Week

This week's picks are all about angles. Another small (yet very important) difference that separates amateur photographers from the pros is the professionals ability to see angles that will enhance a subject or make it more interesting somehow. And these lady photographers surely have it. Great job.

Amy DeYoung

Chanda's Photography

Miranda Laine Photography

Urth Studio

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lost Mission Complete

OK folks, remember my mentions of one of the newest and beautiful venues in town, Lost Mission? If you don't you can check these blog posts I did a while back here, and here.

Anyway, we were tracking their progress a little bit before we got real busy publishing the magazine. And guess what, now they're done. This is a GORGEOUS venue. It truly is. If you haven't decided on a venue just yet, check this place out for sure.

Kristin at Urth Studio was able to take some breathtaking shots of the space. Here are some below. You can check out more on her blog, here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wedding Dress Wednesday

The picks (and pics) are in for this week, and they are really ooh and awe-worthy, so hope you enjoy!

Available at Bridal Connection

Available at: Debi's Bridal

Available at: Julian Gold

Something Blue

The hue making a splash in all sorts of shades this season-blue. From lighter palettes like cornflower and periwinkle to bolder varieties such as teal and cobalt, these colors are eye-catching and will definitely make a statement. Not to mention, you won't have to scramble to find "something blue" to incorporate on your wedding day.

Plus, an added bonus of using this hue: the color is rich with wedding symbolism, indicating love, modesty, fidelity, and purity. So if you haven't picked your wedding colors yet, this is definitely one to consider.

1. Sapphire-blue ring (check our site for jewelry vendors)
5. Satin Blue Shoes (check local department stores)