From Mint Photography… Lauren and Sam’s beautiful event took place at Eilan Resort and Spa. The couple and wedding planner’s inspiration came from the grounds of the property. Eilan is a new luxury destination with a grand and glamorous atmosphere, which Lauren and Sam found very appealing. The bride wanted to play off the colors on the property. Neutral tones and light pink hues were found throughout the wedding decor and details, while using the bold architecture of Eilan as a complement to the upscale vibe the couple wanted to achieve. The ceremony took place on a balcony overlooking the beautiful villas and unique architecture on the property. A custom program sign was designed in calligraphy for guests to view as they entered the event. During cocktail hour guests mingled outdoors while listening to a live saxophonist and enjoying cocktails. Guests were also given organic honey in jars as a keepsake. The day was followed by an evening of dancing in a romantically lit ballroom with friends and family. Their day was romantic, luxurious with a very chic look.
This beautiful day? It’s gorgeous. The kind of gorgeous that can only be planned by the talented In Style Weddings & Destinations and features one of the sweetest love stories you’ll ever read. Think two young loves going their separate ways, only to be reunited years later over a song and a memory. It’s a fairytale beginning to what is sure to be an epic love story. See it all captured by Amanda Hartfield right here and the sweet film from Jacob Bondesen below.
From the Bride… Bradley and I both were born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. We met when I was seventeen, a senior in high school, and he was one year into college. His little brother and I were friends, which brought me to his parents’ house one Super Bowl Sunday. We dated a couple years and into my sophomore year of college, and then went our separate ways. Our paths took us in different directions as I eventually moved to Denver, Colorado and he stayed in our home town and worked on starting his own business. He was at a Texas country concert and heard a song that reminded him of me. The next day, he called me. It was like we were never apart. Soon after, we made plans to meet in Austin for dinner. Our relationship was rekindled and less than nine months later he proposed while visiting me over Valentine’s Day weekend in Denver.
This ultimately brought me back to Texas where we spent several months planning our long-awaited wedding (I had wanted to marry him since we first met). We wanted our wedding to reflect our journey and crooked path toward our special love story. We decided that it was only appropriate that we get married standing underneath Texas Oak Trees in the Hill Country right outside of San Antonio. We got married on the seventeenth, the age I fell in love with Bradley. Lost Mission was the timeless venue we had been looking for. We also had Texas Country singer Jeffrey Charles play an acoustic set at our cocktail hour. Music had been such a large part of our relationship and we knew it helped tell our story.
Since Colorado was the backdrop of much of our “falling back in love” moments, we knew we had to incorporate it in our wedding. We picked (biodegradable) fake snow as our send off, which was one of my favorite moments of the night. Seeing all of our family and friends waving goodbye and sending farewells, was such a huge moment for us. We walked with gratitude as each guest played such an important role in our love story.
There are bridal sessions, and then there is this stunning masterpiece captured by the ever-talented Jeanann Wilkinson, which takes everything you l.o.v.e about these intimate shoots and kicks it up a notch with a breathtaking bouquet from Statue Of Design, a lovely lace gown fromElie Saab and one of the prettiest brides you will ever see (truly). Soak in every 1920’s-inspired moment right here.
From Jeanann Wilkinson… This Bridal Session was designed by the photographer Jeanann Wilkinson of J Wilkinson Co. It started with the design of the wedding gown selected by a fantastic stylist, Mike Rodriguez. The dress was designed by Ellie Saab, the 1920’s hair design was created by Erin McReynolds at Twirl Salon and the Make-up was by Jade, also at Twirl. The shoes were by Reve Caviola and the bouquet was created by David Garcia of Statue of Design.
Our session had to be taken at our 1909 Historic Landmark Luxery Hotel, The St. Anthony, in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Our Bride Kati Trautman is having her wedding in the peacock alley of this lovely hotel on March 21, 2015.