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