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Bridal Shoot at Historic Lindheimer House from Heather Moore Photography

I’m not exactly sure what is on your Thursday agenda, lovelies, but I can guarantee you one thing.  This mesmerizing bridal shoot from the talented lens of Heather Moore?  It will fill up one huge portion of your day.  Because this, my friends, is the kind of session that takes a stunning setting (the historic Lindheimer home) and pairs it with lush + vibrant florals from Blumen-Meisters, fab paper goods from Lucky Penny Paperie and yummy goodness from 2tarts Bakery… and wraps it all up in a full gallery that will take your breath.  Join me there for all of the pretty.

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From Heather MooreOur lovely model was Brandi Seguin and our location was the historic Lindheimer home in New Braunfels, Texas. This little saltbox home, which is currently a Texas landmark and museum, was built by German settlers. I decided to pattern our Bridal shoot after the romantic German influence and felt like shooting film would be the perfect choice to help us achieve this feel. Lots of charm in those little Lindheimer gardens — perfect to match our gorgeous ranunculus bouquet crafted by Sheri of Blumen-Meisters! The soft, romantic lace gown was provided by Beatitude Bridal in Boerne, Texas and Brandi’s hair was styled by Kylie Hill.

Photography: Heather Moore | Floral Design: Blumen-Meisters | Invitations: Lucky Penny Paperie | Bridal Boutique: Beatitude Bridal | Film Developing: PhotoVision Prints | Sweets: 2tarts Bakery

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Vintage Texas Inspiration Shoot from Bethany Boone Photography

There’s no denying that vintage stores make for some of the best locations when it comes to photo shoots and weddings alike. And this one in downtown New Braunfels is like a vintage lovers dream come true. Filled with everything from tilt-a-whirls to antique doors and bars, this shop makes for the best backdrop for Bethany Boone Photography to work her magic. Click here for the full gallery!

From Bethany Boone PhotographyThe colors of mustard, blush pink, mint green, & cream colors made for an elegant valentines day shoot in the heart of downtown New Braunfels, Texas.  Included were handmade hearts streamers, tilt-a-whirl, vintage bar, and antique doors. Shot at a vintage junk shop downtown.

Photography: Bethany Boone Photography / Shoot Concept Design + Wardrobe Styling: Bethany Boone Fashion

Backyard New Braunfels Wedding by Mustard Seed Photography

Backyard wedding-loving SMPers (that just might be all of us) this pretty little fête is going to send your soul into a tizzy of excitement. Because it is just everything a backyard party should be – and so much more. It’s twinkling lights, casual elegance and ruffly cakes all captured like only Mustard Seed Photography can – and it’s all waiting for you right here.

From Mustard Seed PhotographyWe recently traveled to New Braunfels to photograph this lovely, nature-themed backyard wedding, and we knew from the moment we arrived that we were in love! Not only are the bride and groom super-sweet, but they are also super-creative and put together the best soirée for their guests to enjoy. :)

From the Bride… I absolutely love old vintage knick knacks — bottles, cameras, mason jars, tea cups, books, plates, vases, milk glass, etc. I also adore birds of any kind and color. I knew I didn’t want the traditional symmetrical centerpieces/decor that you typically see  on wedding tables, so gathering things that I love and using them seemed like a nice idea. My mother and I started going to the flea market every weekend! We would haggle with vendors for hours attempting to get everything we needed and not spend a fortune. The main items we used for filler were vintage bottles, milk glass, mason jars and books. We would also buy “centerpiece” items such as vintage cameras, bird cages and even an old microscope. It took us about seven trips to the flea market and a full day of running around town to thrift stores to gather all the beautiful pieces we needed.

The day of the wedding, we filled the bottles and vases with candles, ranunculus, craspedia and assorted wildflowers. They looked like something from Alice in Wonderland’s tea party/magical vintage garden, which I couldn’t have been happier with. I had so much fun with my mother all those weekends we hung out, looking for decor — I wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Wedding Photography: Mustard Seed Photography / Ceremony: New Braunfels Conservation Society in New Braunfels, Texas / Reception: The Home of the Bride’s Father in New Braunfels, Texas / Flowers: Travis Wholesale Florist + Arranged by the Bride + Her Mother / Event Design & Planning: The Bride / Wedding Cake: Specialty Cakes by Nisa / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride & Groom / DJ: ZSR Events & Entertainment / Tables + Linens: Aztec Events & Tents / Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini / Bride’s Shoes: Bandolino / Hair: pH Salon

Boulder Springs Wedding by Mayhar Design

You really can’t help but smile at this fresh, colorful and oh-so-happy wedding crafted by Mayhar Design. Each and every detail from the yarn wrapped letters to the gorgeous flowers by Sprout are perfectly in place with this casually elegant fete. Sarah Q Photography captured the day brilliantly and if you’re totally smitten with what you see here, check out what’s waiting for you in the full gallery!

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From the bride… When Seth dropped to his knee under a rainbow-filled sky on Primrose Hill in London after a long, rain-drenched walk in the park, I went into a confused state of shock. I even asked him if he was serious and looked around a bit … which still gets me in trouble. I had known from our very first date that I wanted to be his wife, but as Seth is extremely practical and I am not, I knew that it would take him a bit more time to come to the same conclusion. My plan was to simply hang tight until he realized that he just had to pop the question. Haha! The funny thing is, when he did actually drop to his knee, I could not believe it. He is my hero and my love, and my calm and my heart, and I could not believe that God could possibly bless me so very much. It was awesome.  

After it finally started to sink in, though, I had another fantastic realization. Being from the wedding industry, it hit me that I would now get to plan my own wedding and make all of the little details that I love to design and create! So the planning started. Seth and I are very low-key and wanted to have a very simple but elegant “rustic” wedding with homemade touches. We quickly fell in love with the beautiful New Braunfels venue, Boulder Springs, and set to design a wedding that would compliment its outdoorsy, rustic atmosphere. I have loved the beautiful and creative work of Austin photographer Sarah Q for quite some time, so we quickly brought her on board. Next, we were so fortunate to find the awesome Michelle Hodges from Sprout in Fredericksburg. Her flowers and design sense are impeccable, and it was such a pleasure working with her. For dessert, we wanted a fun dessert bar, but did not want to spend the budgeted money on professionally-baked treats, so we opted for smaller bride and groom cakes and had friends and family make the most precious treats to add flavors and dimension! We then hired San Antonio based catering company Black Tie Affairs, who created a fantastic traditional BBQ dinner for our guests. We wanted to make our own invitations, but were clearly not gifted in the art of calligraphy, so we brought on designer and calligrapher Jennifer Gilllespie from Calligraphy by Jennifer.

After the bigger pieces of the puzzle were solidified, it was time to get crafty. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love with yarn and started wrapping anything  I could get my hands on — framed boards, large letters and recycled CD covers for guests. We then added layers of pillows to various benches and spaces to add a touch of softness. Finally, we realized that we were missing one thing: something blue. Earlier in the year, my grandfather had passed away, and we were trying to think of the right way to make him a special part of the day. I had my grandmother sew my garter from one of his blue shirts and was able to wear it down the aisle. Our biggest hope for the day was to recognize the greatest source of love in our life and to share that with everyone we love. God is the core of our relationship, and we had the gifted Mark Swayze lead us in worship during our ceremony to honor God and to thank everyone who helped to shape us into the people we are today. When all was said and done, we couldn’t have asked for a more blessed day, spent with amazing friends and family. We are so thankful for the incredible team of professionals and support of each and every person who lent us their time, talent and heart. We love you very much!!

Wedding Photography: Sarah Q Photography / Wedding Venue: Boulder Springs in New Braunfels, Texas / Event Design: Mayhar Design (Owned by the Bride + Her Sister) / Flowers: Sprout / Wedding Invitations: Calligraphy by Jennifer / Catering: Black Tie Affairs / Wedding Gown: White by Vera Wang / Necklace: Stella & Dot / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Various Designers / Bridesmaids’ Earrings: Kendra Scott / Ceremony Music: Mark Swayze / Cakes: Cathy Young (210-493-8466) / Other Desserts: Friends + Family of the Couple / Decorative Pillows, Ring Pillow, Flower Wand, Programs, Kids’ table, CD Favors, Yarn-wrapped Embellishments, Signs + Additional Decor: Mayhar Design

The Landmark Wedding by The Nichols

It seems that my love affair with a great wedding always starts with a gorgeous pair of shoes. What can I say? I’m a lover of fine footwear. And in the case of this Texas wedding, it didn’t stop at the Bride’s feet. It moved on to the unique venue, The Landmark, that called this wedding home. Of course, The Nichols always have me at hello with their lovely photography and Petal Pushers can do no wrong in the flower department so all in all this is a big, fat WIN. See the full spread here!

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From The NicholsThis charming wedding was held at two uniquely different venues. Their ceremony was held at a historic venue that brought you back to the turn of the century. Their reception venue was a former 1920′s power plant that has been restored into urban lofts, where the couple once called home,  and an events venue with a modern, industrial feel.

Keith and Sandra brought The Landmark to life by including meaningful items from their own personal collection of vintage finds throughout the venue. Such a beautiful and creative wedding to document!

Ceremony Venue: New Braunfels Conservation Plaza / Reception Venue: The Landmark / Wedding Coordination: Lizze Belle Events / Floral Design: Petal Pushers / Catering: Well-Seasoned Catering / Wedding Photography: The Nichols