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A Fresh Spin on the Classic Southern Wedding

When your bestie slash bridesmaid just so happens to be photographer Kayla Barker, your wedding day is bound to have some serious pretty involved. That was exactly the case for Leah and Taylor’s Spring wedding outside San Antonio that gave “southern elegance” a fresh, new look. Infused with neutral tones, natural greens, and a candle-covered staircase worth gushing over, consider this gallery your new happy place.

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Spring
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Plantation
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Classic

From the photographer, Kayla Barker… It’s not every day that one of your childhood best friends gets married. When my long time friend, Leah got engaged to the love of her life, Taylor, I couldn’t have been more excited for her! Leah had always envisioned a plantation style wedding with her love of the south and it’s southern traditions and romance, so Kendall Plantation outside of San Antonio, Texas was the perfect setting for all their Texas family and friends to gather together. She brought on Mayhar Design to help with the creative direction, design and styling and Sweet August Events to coordinate the day.

Mayhar Design wanted to help design a space that welcomed dear friends and wedding guests with charm, classical elegance and thoughtfully curated details. Her goal in the design process was to honor and embrace the ideals, traditions and romance of the south. Linens, florals, finishes and details were all selected specifically in complement to the striking white panels and porches and crisp black shutters of Kendall Plantation. The softest shades of ivory and blush were introduced through cocktail linens and blooming florals by Sprout as a nod to Southern grace and style. Custom wedding cake cookies were made special by Leah’s mom, Robin and packaged as a favor for guests. Guests could also enjoy a southern signature cocktail and pick from one of the five different cakes by Bird Bakery that were displayed with beautiful calligraphy signage by Whitney Farnsworth.

Leah had always wanted me to be a bridesmaid and enjoy her wedding day and for me to not feel like I was working. But for me, photographing a wedding is one of my greatest joys and I couldn’t have imagined not photographing her special wedding day. So after some discussion, we formed a plan that would still allow me to photograph the wedding and stand by her side as a friend. I couldn’t have done it without the help of my biggest supporter and favorite second shooter, my husband, Clint and our friend and fellow film photographer, Erica Schneider who both helped shoot parts of the wedding I couldn’t. I also had lots of help from Mayhar Design who was styling details and making sure everything was ready to photograph with extra time for me to also be by Leah’s side as a bridesmaid. Leah and Taylor’s wedding was a special one that I will always cherish being a part of and capturing!

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Photography: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Floral Design: Sprout | Cakes: Bird Bakery | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Absolutely Delicious | Hair + Makeup: Blush Make-up and Hair | Calligraphy: Whitney Farnsworth | DJ: 5150 Productions | Ceremony Music: Lane Oliver | Transportation: Shark Limo | Venue: Kendall Plantation | Beverage Service: Bartenders 4 You | Creative Direction, Design and Styling: Mayhar Design | Custom Iced Cookies: Robin Wilson, Mother of the Bride | Draping: DPC Media | Event Planning and Coordination: Sweet August Events | Linens: Marquee Event Group

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Vintage Hill Country Fall Inspiration

Soft Flower Shack Blooms arrangements set against the lush backdrop of Hill Country, these are a few of my favorite things. Complete with antique chapel doors, sweet southern sunshine, and some seriously glam accents, Breanna McKendrick has captured the ultimate inspiration. For the Bride with style, sophistication and grace, you’ll want to see it all in THE VAULT!

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Fall
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Outdoor
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Rustic

From Flower Shack BloomsNothing gets the creative juices flowing like a styled shoot in the wonderful Texas hill country city of Boerne , Tx. Surrounded by great parks, eateries and bed and breakfasts it is a great location for any wedding and your guests. This is vintage meets glam with a romantic twist!

The 100 year old antique chapel doors are from a local chapel in the area, which many couples have walked through to start the beginning to their happily ever after. The crystal knobs give such a unique feel with true southern charm. Antique rentals paired with a historic little city create something magical on this beautiful sunny day!

Some decorate vessels with gold accents sure set this romantic setting. Floral was featuring the ever so trendy marsala, burgundy and berry tones we love! Some gorgeous floral pieces used to name a few are peonies grown in the USA, garden roses, poppy pods, ranunculus, jasmine, and many more textured foliage to really capture a fall look. This brides edgy look paired with some dreamy Texas light creates a flawless romantic softness for this session!

Photography: Breanna McKendrick | Floral Design: Flower Shack Blooms | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Cakes And More | Hair And Makeup: Madame Makeup | Venue: City Lake Park | Bridal Boutique: Beatitude Bridal | Model: Chloe James | Pasteries: La Patisserie By Luxe Sweets | Rentals: Revive Vintage Rentals

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Romantic Hill Country Wedding

It never surprises me when a Hill Country wedding leaves me at a loss for words.  But give me aHill Country wedding awash in pretty pink hues and romantic meets classic stylings and that’s an entirely new level of speechlessness.  Think a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown, a fab Kendall Plantation locale and an entire gallery of pretty captured by Mint Photography.  Head to The Vault for more.

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Summer
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Classic

From Mint Photography… This gorgeous wedding took place at the beautiful Kendall Plantation nestled in the Texas Hill Country. The bride wanted a setting that had southern comfort charm but would still allow her to incorporate timeless and romantic details. The end result was a very polish, yet warm atmosphere.

Soft hues of pinks and lavender were found throughout their wedding decor and the bride and groom grinned from ear to ear all day long, you could easily see how happy and in love they were to be finally tying the knot! It was such a treat to capture it all for them!

Photography: Mint Photography | Coordination: Haute Weddings | Florist: DeVinnie's Paradise | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Cakes And More | Catering: Anne Marie's Catering | Band: Royal Dukes Band | Transportation: Elegant | Venue: Kendall Plantation | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Rentals: DPC Media

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