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

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

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

Cotton

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

XOXO-Teresa

Taylor + Cameron

We did this wedding quite a while back. However, we never have blogged or posted it. This week we received a call from a new bride in Three Rivers, Texas who said she had been highly recommended by a past bride from there. I knew right away it was from Taylor, or her mom, Jaime. It got me to thinking about (and missing) these two lovely ladies. I have been thinking about them all day so I decided to blog Taylor’s wedding.

Taylor came to us with a guest list well over 1000. (Yes ONE THOUSAND). Jaime, her mom, wanted the wedding to be everything and anything Taylor ever wanted. It was going to be held in George West, Texas on the property of a good friend. Months of planning went into the details, of tents, caterers, florist, valets and vendors, that were all traveling from San Antonio to George West. By the time the wedding invitations were to be sent out, we were able to help them trim the guest list to 600. However, there were still so many details. How would we generate enough electricity for to ac in the tents, (we had extra electricity outlets installed on the property) and ice for cocktails for 600 required separate ice machines to be brought in from San Antonio. These are just a few examples of the many details that went into the planning. The challenges were fun, and the wedding day went off without a hitch.

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What an amazing wedding! Love you Taylor, Cameron, and Jaime!
xoxo- Teresa

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: kristin light photographie, formally urth studios. http://www.urthstudiophotography.com/

Kristen is an amazing photographer that has captured the special moments of many brides.

Ombre

In keeping with 2012 trends, it’s time we talk about Ombre.

OMBRE: adjective: shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color

Our Ombre Booth at The Wedding Fair

I am totally obsessed with ombre right now. Hence, we had an ombre inspired booth:) Here is an upclose of the flower arrangement I made, so you can see the color progression.

So ombre is a fashion trend really, outside of the wedding industry, but I think it will find its place in weddings this year.

Here are some more ombre examples, that lend themselves towards the wedding industry.

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So I am dying to do an ombre inspired wedding. I have visions of walking into a reception where the flowers on the front tables are lighter in color and it progresses back to darker colored flowers at he back of the room. Same with the lighting. Any brides out there up for that?

xoxo-Teresa

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brittany and the elegant bee.

I wanted to take the time to blog Brittany’s wedding. She is a friend of San Antonio Wedding and Event Consultant, and had the most lovely wedding, thanks to an absolutely AMAZING VENDOR, Patty, the owner of The Elegant Bee. Sometimes things don’t always go as brides plan, and they get some surprises that they should not have to deal with on their wedding day. (NUMBER 1 reason, you need a planner, at least for your day of, hint hint-call us). This happened to Brittany. We wont tell you who spoiled her day, but we will tell you who saved her day. It was Patty, with The Elegant Bee . Patty, not under any contract with Brittany, not having been paid a penny, and not asking to be paid a penny, stepped in on the afternoon of Brittany’s wedding and did some of the most AMAZING floral and decor for a wedding we have ever seen.

Take a look at the photos below.

Photography presented By Gary Gibson Photography  www.garygibsonphoto.com








Patty rents these chandeliers to brides:)

and this dresser, plus so much more!

 www.garygibsonphoto.com

Congratulations to Brittany and Andy! May your future be as beautiful as your wedding- xoxo Teresa Bryson

The Elegant Bee-Floral Design
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