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Backyard Wedding from Mint Photography + Sister’s Vintage Party

When your family home happens to be one of the most gorgeous locations in all of Texas, choosing a ceremony venue becomes one of the easiest parts of planning your wedding.  You hold it right there amongst the towering tress of your family property, of course.  And then you plan an amazingly gorgeous reception at the Albert Dance Hall, which you fill with a plethora of vintage lovely from Sister’s Vintage Party, some seriously chic stylings and moment after love-filled moment captured by Mint Photography. See it all in the full gallery.


From Mint Photography… Kelly and CJ’s wedding was one of the prettiest, most laid back, fun, sweet weddings I’ve ever been to. The fact that they had their ceremony on family property just added to the uniqueness and specialness of their day. It’s always such an honor to be able to capture someone’s wedding or event on their family’s property. You know going into it that most likely no one else has had a wedding ceremony there and as the photographer it will be the one and only time you’ll be capturing a wedding in that specific spot. It’s also always so neat to see how the couple transforms just an open piece of land into a ceremony site. The classy decor and vintage touches that they added were beyond gorgeous. Everything just flowed so beautifully. I could go on and on about all the amazingness but you’ll see it in the pictures!  

Aside from all the things that made this wedding ridiculously pretty were Kelly and CJ’s obvious love for one another. They are the sweetest couple and I can honestly say that they had FUN getting married! Isn’t that what it’s all about?? Congratulations again to Kelly and CJ! 

Wedding Photography: Mint Photography | Ceremony Venue: Family Home in Texas | Reception Venue: Albert Dance Hall in Albert-Stonewall, Texas | Entertainment: Music4Life Dj’s | Rentals: Sister’s Vintage Party

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Woodrose Winery Wedding by April Skinner Photography

A fabulous Hill Country soiree never fails to brighten my day… and this lovely Woodrose Winery wedding by April Skinner Photography is most certainly delivering the sunshine with its gorgeous vineyard setting and dazzling jewel-toned hues.  (Love.)  And when you add a dash of romance, a room filled with colorful blooms by Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry and one uber-stunning bride and groom to all of that lovely, well… you’ll be s.m.i.t.t.e.n for days.  Yes, prepare yourselves for a pretty, pretty Wednesday and join me in the gallery for more!

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From Naomi of April Skinner Photography… After Mark proposed to Ann and she blissfully accepted, the two decided this small vineyard just outside of the charming German town of Fredericksburg, Texas, was the perfect place to showcase their love in a beautiful October wedding. The rustic nature of the on-site Texas style dance hall and the ambiance of the country vineyard setting were key reasons why the couple chose to have their special day at the Woodrose Winery. It was then that Mark knew that he wanted April Skinner, his hair stylist for more than 14 years and upcoming photographer for more than six years to handle all of the most intimate details of his big day. The couple froze their engagement moment in time with a stylized photo shoot at the winery. To enhance the shoot, Vintique Rentals provided various antique items to bring a certain “je ne sais quoi” to the engagement photos. Items included antique couches and chairs as well as tables and lamp shades.

The wedding would serendipitously take place during Fredericksburg’s annual Food and Wine Festival, a detail that only served to enhance the appeal of the timing and location of the big event. It began with a rehearsal dinner at the Lady Bird Johnson Muncipal Park, where a local Fredericksburg family catered a traditional German-style bar-b-que. From there, the wedding party stayed the night at a quaint bed and breakfast. The bridal party awoke to a team of stylists and make-up artists from April Skinner’s Almost Impatient Productions team. Head make-up artist Jordan Webb selected a combination of natural bronze and brown colors for a “smokey” eye while April Skinner opted for loose beach waves for both the bride’s and bridesmaids’ hair. The bride adorned her do with a vintage broach. The traditional ceremony took place the following morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a historical landmark in downtown Fredericksburg built in 1906. The church was adorned with a combination of circus roses, orchids, succulents and submersibles provided by Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry of Cedar Park, Texas. The circus roses were chosen since they were the flower of choice given by the groom to the bride on their anniversaries as a couple.

Guests were invited to attend the reception at the Woodrose Winery’s rustic, Texas-style dance hall at the vineyard just outside of Fredericksburg. The winery and dancehall are owned and operated by Mike Guilette, who treats all of his guests like family. To bring the flavor of the annual Food and Wine Festival to the reception, Catering with a Twist, offered “wine tasting plates” on each table complete with a variety of wine flavors and cheeses. Other hors d’oevres included “cupcakes” made of meatloaf with mashed potatoes as the “icing.”  Guests enjoyed a plated meal with a choice of salmon or beef steaks and served just as they would have in an upscale restaurant. Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry mimicked the floral arrangements seen in the ceremony – a combination of circus roses, orchids, succulents and submersibles – at the reception.

Photography: April Skinner Photography (512-517-6180) / Hair: April Skinner of Salon Keriz’ma / Makeup: Jordan Webb, Head Make-Up Artist of Almost Impatient Productions / Catering: Catering with a Twist / Flowers: Visual Lyrics Floral Artistry / Rentals: Vintique Rentals / Cake: Michelle’s Patisserie / DJ: DJs Unlimited / Venue: Woodrose Winery

Texas Vineyard Wedding From Andrea Polito Photography

Today’s featured member from Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book is Andrea Polito Photography. She has shared some of the images from Alice and Taylor’s beautiful June wedding from the Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, Texas …

from Andrea

Alice and Taylor loved the wine from this vineyard and thought it would be a wonderful place to have a wedding.  They tried to keep the colors similar to the colors in the vineyard with deep purples and greens.

They really wanted the feel and look of their wedding to look like a family backyard party….simple elegance but very comfortable and “homey.”

I’d say they did a phenomenal job pulling off their wedding vision!

Thanks SO much, Andrea for sharing their special day with us!!

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To see more from Andrea Polito, take a look at …

… a previous feature on The Little Black Book Blog from The Dallas Museum of Art

… her gallery of weddings, bridal portraits and some destination weddings on her website