She is independent, organized and enjoys having her own desk at her corporate job. He is musician turned coding mastermind, free spirit who is madly in love with his bride.
Caroline and David represent almost exactly my ideal clients. (The almost part is only because she did all her own designing and even her own timeline. I wish she could be my assistant.) When I met Caroline we instantly connected and she trusted me to help execute her vision of an intimate, garden wedding at Ivy Hall Events with a private reception at a local pizza parlor in San Antonio, Texas. She knew she wanted a simple, small wedding where every element represented them as a couple, from the garden wedding with the ghost chairs to the red wine and chef inspired, Gorgonzola pizza.
Their wedding ceremony started out on a beautiful day in Texas at the downtown San Antonio Ivy Hall Event venue (connected to Tim the Girl's Good Kind restaurant that brought the bride lunch while she was getting ready). All of the garden was blooming and the local "wildcat" was even found getting in on the photography action as well (see the pic above.)
Before the ceremony Caroline and David had a first look with a gift exchange. Then they were able to enjoy some fun photos with their gifts, un-official bridal party and family along with a sangria cocktail that the venue also offered the guests upon arrival. After all the before pictures and once all 35 guests were seated, the bride walked down the isle, the two exchanged vows and enjoyed a picture with all the guests after the wedding.
Then it was off to the local, chef inspired gourmet wood-fired pizza place, Ill Forno. Caroline and David were greeted by fresh antipasti, Pinot Nero red wine and a round of applause from the guests. The bride and groom had their friend on the keyboard playing all their favorites plus some sweet speeches from family and a Happy Birthday shout-out to her brother after they cut an amazingly yummy cake from Jen Riesman cakes.
Ending the night, the two were whisked away to a honeymoon in Napa after strolling through the twinkling lights of sparklers, held by their closest friends and family outside the pizza place.
I had the pleasure to dine one more time with Caroline and David at our favorite local pizza place, Ill Forno. They are embarking on a new adventure, moving to the Pacific Northwest a few months into marriage. Caroline and I (Caroline) got to reminisce about their wedding day and debrief at the few behind the scene mishaps and highlights of the wedding day at the Ivy Hall garden.
This wedding had all the best elements of an intimate event that make up three most important elements of Social Planner events.
1. Flowers from a bespoke florist who has lots of creative leeway to make something beautiful (Caroline chose Madly and Love Blooms by Hannah Flores)
2. Food that is chef inspired and favorites enjoyed by the bride and groom specifically. (They even let me tag along on the tasting)
3. Photographs that can be used as fine art for decorating your walls as well as capturing those special moments like Ashley Medrano did here.
With that said, congratulations to the happy bride and groom may their next adventure be as sweet as the journey to marriage.
I hear rumor that there is a TV show called “90 day Fiance”. Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m guessing it is not a positive connotation on a short engagement.
If you met Rashida and Jordan you would think differently. They had a quick 90 day engagement and beautiful simple, Hill Country Wedding in mid August of 2018. I was honored to be apart of it all as their partial wedding planner.
The key to this is simple Texas wedding was love, beautiful bouquets and pictures that make make me want to hang them on my own walls. The love was found at church as they started to spend more and more time together. Mostly going to movies sharing chips and queso at Chili's.
All of their love story was easily wrapped into the outdoor Texas wedding aside Postoak Creek at an outdoor event venue. The bride and groom professed their covenant love and devotion to one another in front of their friends and family before indulging in a favorite treat of chicken fingers, cheeseburgers and french fries from Mark Outings Famous Burger place on the eastside of San Antonio.
These Wedding bouquets were full of late summer lavender, pink & peach colors along side straw flower variance arranged by the bespoke floral designer, Hannah Flores at Madly and Love Blooms. She marvelously put together 7 bridesmaids bouquets and all the grooms boutonnieres plus an arch piece as a back drop for the ceremony.
The heirloom style photos were creatively executed by Korina Marie Photography. She was a joy to work with and when she shared the gallery of wedding photos with me it was so great to see she had a knack for capturing moments like moms holding hands and dresses twirling on the dance floor.
After dinner, the new Mr & Mrs enjoyed dancing into the night with their friends, eating cupcakes and jetting through a trendy Texas wedding exit, of firework sparklers and off to a Caribbean Cruise honeymoon.
It was such a joy to work with Rashida in partially planning her big wedding day in Texas. Together we designed the Chinese lantern globe table centerpieces to be surround by greens and lit with a led lights along with her dinner menu and day-of timeline. My favorite part about their wedding was the speeches given by their family and friends. They were dripping with sweet words of encouragement from loved ones and joyous memories of years gone by.
Prayers to this couple as they are about to hit their one year wedding mark. All my love to you Rashida and Jordan.
Guest Post by the Photographer Lauren Bosse Photography
From the moment you meet Tori and Marshall you just know they are meant to be. They have been good friends of Ben and I since the guys started working together and we sure do cherish their friendship! I was so excited when Tori told me they were getting married at Don Strange Ranch because I had never photographed a wedding there before but had seen pictures and it is such a beautiful rustic venue! In my opinion, a Spring wedding is the perfect time to get married because everything is so green and beautiful! Tori included pops of pinks and teal in her flowers and bridesmaids dresses which tied in perfectly! We had a beautiful sunny day and everything just fell into place. Tori and Marshall’s bridal party was so fun and goofy and kept us laughing all day long! I was so honored to be able to capture their special day and I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do! Congratulations Tori and Marshall!
Flowers: Showers of Flowers
Planner: Social Planner Events
Catering: Rudy’s BBQ
Cake: Cakes & More Bakery
Second Shooter: Jenna Petty
Originally posted by Lauren Bosse a professional wedding photographer. All photos are property of Lauren Bosse Photography.
I'm Caroline a wedding planner based out of San Antonio, Texas. Currently personalizing weddings to match the love stories of the couples they belong to. I'm also embarking more and more on bold, modern florals. My passionate of people, coffee and design, and over a decade of experience, is how I help your wedding become social worthy. Here on the blog, is where I share wedding experiences to help with wedding truth and inspiration,