If insanely gorgeous floral design is your thing – major kudos to Without Wax, Katy – this wedding is for you. The bride, Allison is a part of the Mayhar Design team and when it came to styling a wedding for one of their own? Well, they delivered. Big time. I’m predicting this day as one of our very favorites of the year, and with one look at the images by Michelle Boyd, I guarantee you’ll agree.
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From Melanie, of Mayhar Designs… I have had the privilege of knowing Allison for just over three years. Within that time frame, she has loaned her heart, her spirit, her incredibly hard working attitude and energy and her grace to both my life and to the lives of every single Mayhar client and vendor alike. She has stood beside us at every single wedding, helping to ensure that each bride and family member was cared for and that each detail was perfectly placed. She is the type of colleague who gets personally thanked in Father of the Bride Speeches. She is a truly amazing friend and person and I was beyond thrilled when she asked us to help plan her own wedding, which took place this past November in San Antonio.
When we sat down to discuss her wishes for the day, she kept going back to an organic yet classic design with thoughtful details and an overarching atmosphere that was inviting and welcoming. She wanted a space that was rich in texture and soft color and made each and every guest feel incredibly special. It was such a joy to be a part of this celebration! I hope that we did her greatest wishes justice!
Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Floral Design: Without Wax Katy | Cake: Cathy Young | Shoes: Kate Spade | Hair + Makeup: Makenzi Laine | DJ: Mixer Rogers | Venue: Zaza Garden | Antique Rug: Aziz Rugs of San Antonio | Coordination + Styling: Mayhar Design | Creative Direction: Mayhar Design | Draping: Quest Drape | Invitations & Signage: Whitney Farnsworth | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Whim Hospitality | Rentals: Marquee Event Group | Ribbon: Silk & Willow | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box | Ring Dish: Paloma's Nest
If the color blue isn’t on your favorites list, this wedding will completely change your mind. It’s infused from beginning to end with a moody, romantic color palette inspired by the Bride’s love of art. And that nod to fine art doesn’t stop there. Crafted by The Wildflowers with lush florals by The Southern Table, a painted card display by Kayla Barker and all that beauty captured by one of our favorites, Ryan Ray Photography, pore through image after insanely gorgeous image right here.
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From the event designer, The Wildflowers… Samantha and Michael’s winter wedding was like dancing through a work of art right out of the Romantic Era. The initial vision of their celebration called for moody and dramatic color themes, when the discovery a floral watercolor painting hung in Samantha’s home presented us with the perfect palette: dusty blue-gray, deep navy, rich plum and berry, with tiny hints of blush and green. Samantha’s love for art beautifully influenced many of our design decisions, like Southern Fried Paper’s watercolor envelope liners to the custom-painted ombré blue escort card display.
Along with an ode to fine art, another aesthetic ethos was an emphasis of the color palette in subtle yet impactful ways. Gradients of twilight made appearances from the spectrum of bridesmaid gowns to the invitations, including dining cards that used shades of blue to dictate meal choices rather than standard text. The rich shades of plum and amaranthine complemented the blues in the bouquets and the breathtaking floral ceiling installation at the reception. Vibrant freesia that was dip-dyed by The Southern Table to create dramatic depth, as the flowers rained down among string lights over the tablescapes in a truly ethereal dining atmosphere.
From the ceremony to the reception, we strove for this harmony of classic and whimsical. In subtle ways, like the undone romantic florals, carefully arranged staggered silverware, and flowing fabrics with loose ribbons. And more noticeably, in the medley of androgyny and femininity in colors, textures, and shapes throughout. It was a night that was beautiful, sentimental, and iconic; with Samantha and Michael’s getaway in a 1964 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud leaving a last, long lasting impression on all of us.
Photography: Ryan Ray Photography | Florist: The Southern Table | Cake: Cathy Young | Ceremony Venue: Southwest School of Art and Craft | Reception Venue: The Argyle Club San Antonio | Makeup: Suzie Bassett | Hair: Erica Rae | Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher | Lighting: Holtz Entertainment | Ceremony Music: Terra Vista Strings | Design & Planning: The Wildflowers | Desserts & Croquembouche: Bakery Lorraine | Escort Card Display Paintings: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Invitations & Paper Goods: Southern Fried Paper | Reception Music: The Drywater Band | Rentals: Melody's Joy | Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Bella Acento | Shuttles: Star Shuttle
Georgette and Brian, you two are THE cutest and I’m completely obsessed with your entire engagement session. Really, does it get any cooler than a coffee shop (of which you own) love sesh? I think not. Followed up by snuggling in the prettiest of fields with a fluffy white pup… can’t. even. See the entire gallery of gorgeous crafted by Sophie Epton in The Vault!
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From Sophie Epton… When Georgette and Brian told me the concept for their engagement shoot, I was so ecstatic! These two are the coolest, so I knew their engagement was going to be just as spectacular. Brian owns the most adorable coffee shop in San Antonio (and had been running it for six months!) and so it was truly fitting that we started our session there. It was such a joy-filled, fun shoot; I photographed as Brian whipped up lattes and snuggled with his future bride amongst the roasted beans and copper coffee machines.
A week later, we all traveled over to Driftwood to one of the most fantastic Hill Country venues- the Greenhouse at Driftwood. Georgette and Brian dressed up for the occasion (in suit and the dreamiest of blush BHLDN dresses) and they even brought their sweet pup, Peanut, along for the ride. We hiked amongst rocky terrain over to the most magical river, danced in the glowing grass fields at golden hour and even had a chance to go inside the infamous cacti greenhouse at the venue. It was so amazing to combine these two concepts and looks into one incredible, personal engagement session that truly showcases these two as a couple and their journey together.
Photography: Sophie Epton Photography | Gown: BHLDN | Engagement Ring: Moses Jewelers | Wedding Venue: The Greenhouse At Driftwood | Bouquet: The Petal Post | Coffee Shop: Estate Coffee | Dog Collar: Found My Animal | Men's Attire, Women's Shoes + Jewelry: J.Crew | Sweater, Jeans, Necklace: Madewell