Mud+ More Mud+ Rain, (and lots of it)= an Amazing Texas Wedding

This weekend was probably the biggest challenge I have faced yet, in my wedding planing career.

It all started a little over a year ago, when our bride Heather and I started planning her wedding on her parents property in Helotes. We spent a number of days walking her property to find the perfect spots for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We decided on the ceremony behind her parents house, over looking the river and the two waterfalls her father had built in the natural rock wall, across the river. The cocktail reception was going to be about an acre away in the vineyard where her parents grew grapes to bottle for their own wine label “Lee Creek Vineyards”, and the reception and dinner would be on the front lawn under oak tress. lit with strands of light from tree to tree.

Then this past Wednesday it became clear that no matter how much we prayed it wasn’t going to rain, it was. It started out mid week just fine, We knew there was a high probability of rain before the week was over, well okay about 100% chance, so we order the tent, and had it delivered Thursday morning.

Leveling the ground


So tent was set up Thursday and I was feeling pretty good about things until the mid afternoon Friday when the rain started, and then kept coming and never stopped. By 7pm we had a tent that was leaking water, no generator yet for light, and a hill that was creating a landslide of rushing water and mud headed right towards the tent

We were without light for a bit, waiting and waiting on the generator…..


The generator arrived in the dark and in the rain at 9:00pm
The generator finally showed up about 9pm in the pouring rain and dark…..

We spent a good part of the night in the rain, drenched to the bone and up to our knees in mud, with a bobcat (BIG thanks to my two buddies that saved my night with a lot of hard work, a bob cat, and two shovels) digging trenches to divert the water away from the tent. Pictures aren’t great, but here we are in the pouring rain at midnight.


Here is the small trench we dug to keep the water away from the beautiful wood dance floor provided by DPC Media.

We returned first thing Saturday morning to meet the tent company that had came to patch the wholes, and it was still a muddy mess. The morning was a crazy one, we brought in plywood to cover the trenches and sod to cover the plywood, and worked fast to get the linens, and flowers and all the other “wedding preps” done in time for the 5:00 ceremony.

With all the craziness behind us, it was 5:00pm and we had a dry tent, and dry dance floor, a phenomenal band, and we were ready to see Heather and Jordan tie the knot. It truly turned out amazing. (However, I didn’t have a chance to take pictures….)
Here is a sneak peak of how the day turned out. You will have wait for the rest of the pictures form the amazing girls at Bend The Light.

Photo by: Bend The Light

xoxo- Teresa

A busy wedding season for San Antonio Wedding Planners.

San Antonio Wedding and Event Consultants

It’s been a while since we have actually had enough free time to blog. Wedding season kept San Antonio Wedding and Event Consultants super busy with multiple weddings most weekends. We were truly blessed to be a part of so many beautiful bride’s weddings this season, and cherish the memories from each. We feel like we are finally slowing down a bit, and that’s because we only have one wedding each weekend in July. Last night we had Sonya’s wedding at Kendall Plantation, and we will be back out at Kendall Plantation next weekend, for Lacy’s wedding. So still keeping busy every weekend, but feeling like we have a chance to breath. And BLOG! 

Before we go back and blog them individually, we thought we would share some highlights of a few of our favorite weddings from the past few months.

Here is a fantastic photo of our couple, Bailey and Andy, before their ceremony at Kendall Plantation, Boerne Texas. http://www.kendallplantation.com/

Photo shot by Agung Fauzi of Seize The Day Photography out of Washington D.C http://www.agungfauzi.com/Welcome_to_Seizetheday_Photography.html

SAWEC at Kendall Plantation

We LOVE the photo of our bride Rebecca, and her now husband, Scott at Tapatio Springs.

Photo shot by the amazing duo of Skeem Photography. http://www.skeemphotography.com

SAWEC at Tapatio Springs

Henry B. Gonzales’s daughter, Margaux, married her husband Paul, at the San Jose Mission and we had the pleasure of being their planner.

Photo by Maile Lani out of New Orleans.

SAWEC at The San Jose Mission

Here is a picture of our Bride Heather’s reception at The McNay. (Shot from an IPhone, still awaiting the professional shots)

Over the past few months of busy wedding season, we have been a part of planning some amazing weddings at The Whitte, Lost Mission, The McNay, Kendall Plantation, ZaZa Gardens, Spanish Governor’s Palace, Tapatio Springs, and more.  We look forward to sharing more photos of the weddings at these fabulous San Antonio wedding venues. xoxo-Teresa

Style Me Pretty (Featured on)

Source: stylemepretty.com via Style Me Pretty on Pinterest

Playing around on Pinterest, I ran across the wedding that Senior Consultant, Melody Agee, with San Antonio Wedding and Event Consultants coordinated. It was recently featured on Style Me Pretty. Photography by 

http://jnicholsphoto.com/

Escort Cards

One of the biggest benefits of  assigned seating, is that  you can  ensure you use every seat at the the table. If you don’t, you may have random left over seats at each table, meaning you will have to have extra tables. Extra tables mean extra costs in linens, centerpieces, and other items you may be renting for each table such as chargers and china. So how do you let your guest know where to sit? Escort Cards. These days brides and planners are putting as much thought into escort cards as the do their centerpieces. Here are some unique ideas.

I really like the idea of the vase escort cards because once they get to the tables they add even more loveliness.

And I totally love this one below!

xoxo-Teresa

Featured On Style Me Pretty…

Senior Wedding Consultant, Melody Agee, of  San Antonio Wedding Consultants, has had a recent wedding she coordinated, featured on Style Me Pretty. Check it out:

http://www.stylemepretty.com/texas-weddings/2012/04/13/san-antonio-wedding-at-the-southwest-school-of-art-by-the-nichols/

Melody books up fast, because of her immaculate attention to every detail and love for her brides. Call her at (254) 652-9495.

xoxo-Teresa

Turquoise….I’m obsessed.

So, as I know every bride can relate to…I have gotten a color/idea in my head, and every where I go, I’m obsessed with finding something that relates. Hours on Pinterest, pinning ALL night…Right now, my obsession. TURQUOISE.

What’s not to love? It’s bright, fresh, and so versatile. You can pair it with almost any color. Red, pink, orange….

Really, I love it. I almost took a picture of my kitchen table, to post, which is decked out in a white linen with turquoise and red birds. But then I thought, no, I don’t want anyone to glance at my kitchen table and think it’s a brides table.

I hope everyone has a bright and fresh day!

xoxo-Teresa

Stephanie + Brett, San Antonio Wedding and Event Consultants Bride

Congratulations to Stephanie and Brett who were married in December at The Southwest School of Arts and Crafts.

Our beautiful bride, Stephanie, had classic sense of style. When I say classic, I mean in the likes of Jacki O or Grace Kelly. Senior Wedding Consultant, Melody Agee, helped Stephanie put her visions to fruition. Here are some pictures. (ALL PHOTO CREDIT to The Nichols, an amazing husband and wife photography team, out of Austin, Texas. http://thenicholsblog.com/)

Best Wishes Stephanie and Brett!

x0x0-Teresa

Kyndell + Zack, Lost Mission

Congratulations to our bride, Kyndell, and her man, Zack, who married last month

at Lost Mission.

Their 400 guest had such a great time!

Best wishes  Kyndell and Zack!

 

xoxo-Teresa

IMPRESSION BRIDAL

Finally!!! I am so EXCITED there is a new Bridal Salon in San Antonio, and it’s JUST what we have been needing. No more having to take our brides to Austin and Dallas to find the specialty gown stores at reasonable prices. Yippeee!!! Today I visited our friend, Jennifer, a manager at the new  store, “IMPRESSION Bridal” , located at 602 N. W. Loop 410 STE. 107. I was beyond  impressed with the  boutique that opened quietly over Thanksgiving. I walked into an absolutely beautiful showroom full of gorgeous gowns , and then, she gave me the tour of secret rooms that have the most unbelievable couture dresses I have ever seen.

This dress is one you may first  look at and go “ihhhh, probably not”, but then as you look at it closer, with the amazing crystal detail and crystal cap sleeves and belt, its more like”ahhhhhh, yeah!!!”.

I love the 360 degree mirrors and beautiful chandelier. (Lol, but they make it hard to take a picture without being in it!)

IMPRESSION Bridal also carries beyond amazing  bridesmaid dresses and “special occasion” dresses.

For more information on the gowns and  dresses they carry :  www.impressionalbridalstore.com or call (210) 486-1818.

xoxo- Teresa

Cotton

Cotton, who thought? I love it! I really am loving the texture and uniqueness that cotton brings to wedding decor.

XOXO-Teresa
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