Thursday, September 14, 2017
Our recent birthday boy was my son, Jameson! I enjoyed planning and decorating his special day with the theme "Ofishally One." Since my husband, John, likes to fish, I figured Jameson may too one day and become Daddy's little fishing buddy. Our little fisherman had an intimate gathering of family and close friends. Our dining room was set with all things to please your sweet tooth - cake, cupcakes and small candy bar geared toward the fishing theme. The candy bar had Twislers as "fishing line," Swedish Fish as "catch of the day" and gummy worms as "bait." We had a selfie station set up with birthday props and the hashtag to link photos on Instagram. I ordered a birthday poster from Shutterfly for guests to sign. After snacking, mingling and cake, the little ones eventually made their way outside to enjoy playing in the water play table! It was a fun day!
Enjoy photos by Expose The Heart Photography.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
After the wedding cake, toasts and dancing comes the send off! Couples are always looking for something unique and spectacular, but I have to say you can't go wrong with sparklers! If your venue allows it, I definitely recommend it. Be sure to add your personality to it -- do a dip, a twirl and kiss!! It creates the perfect backdrop for your photos and is fun for everyone! Brooke and Rick did it right -- check out their sparkler send off downtown San Antonio at Marriott Plaza!
Photos by Joshua Michael Photography
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Get ready to swoon!! I had the great pleasure helping Analisa & Justin with their wedding, which took place on July 8, 2017 at The Eilan Hotel in San Antonio. Justin and Analisa are the sweetest couple - it was pure joy to work with them. The day was a bit warm, but no rain in site - which made us happy! As guests arrived, they mingled in the hotel lobby. When it was time, guests took their seats on the outside balcony for ceremony. After the beautiful ceremony, guests made their way to the foyer of the ballroom for cocktail hour. There, everyone could partake in delicious cocktails and entertain themselves with the photobooth. Dinner followed with cake, toasts and dancing. The couple was sent off with sparklers. It was truly a magical evening and the bride's vision came to life - which is all I care about! Analisa and Justin's day was absolutely gorgeous, but it couldn't have happened without an amazing group of professionals. Enjoy the highlights below! Photos by Élan Imaging.
venue and catering team: Eilan Hotel
photography: Élan Imaging
cakes: Betty Jane’s Bakeshoppe
floral: Flower Shack Blooms
music/DJ: Power Sounds DJ
mariachi: Mariachi Melodias de Mexico
officiant: Weddings by Christobel
other: Mad Mad Photo Booth
hair: Chairish The Day
makeup: Nicolette Chavez
Monday, July 10, 2017
We had the great pleasure of coordinating Amanda + Llyodmann's hill country wedding on June 10, 2017 at Gardens at Old Town Helotes. Who doesn't love a June bride? What a beautiful bride she was! Amanda put forth quite the effort into their DIY wedding; I made sure her vision came to life! The couple wanted a relaxed, fun celebration - and that's what they got! The guests enjoyed the garden ceremony with fans in-hand, followed by ice cold beverages during cocktail hour. Dinner took place inside where guests indulged in delicious barbecue by Blanco BBQ and wedding cake created by Lucy's Cakes. Everyone spent the remainder of the celebration outside on the dance floor, under the stars and string lights.
Wedding Professionals Included:
Venue: Gardens at Old Town Helotes
Caterer: Blanco BBQ
Cakes: Lucy's Cakes
Bar Service: Thirsty Bear
Decor Rentals: CRU Vintage Rentals
Music: Four Star Entertainment
Officiant: Texas Wedding Ministries
Beauty: Bliss Hair & Makeup
Set Up & Coordination: Events by Jennifer Craft
Photography: Sylvia De Leon Photography
Friday, June 23, 2017
It's Feature Friday and today I want to showcase Hotel Valencia! I had the great pleasure to re-visit the newly renovated hotel, which is located on the San Antonio Riverwalk. The style of the hotel is very unique, definitely not your "typical" hotel space. I would describe it as having a modern, yet old world style with some San Antonio flair. Hotel Valencia is styled and decorated with the most exquisite antique and stylish pieces of furniture and accessories, yet the price will surprise you because it's comparable to other hotels in the area. Hotel Valencia has many spaces to accommodate small and large groups. From breathtaking terraces, quaint cocktail hour spaces, garden ceremony patio with a water feature, to the grand ballroom, I believe Hotel Valencia is the perfect fit if you are looking for a beautiful, yet unique space on the Riverwalk. Oh, and the food is absolutely delicious too! Below are photos of the space and past weddings/events held at Hotel Valencia.
Contact the Event Specialist, Stephanie Olivares