Hondo Wedding at Quihi Dance Hall

Small town weddings have an atmosphere and charm that you just can’t get in the city.  There are still the wedding day jitters, and pre-ceremony tension, but overall there is a laid back feel.  Being surrounded by farm land and ranches tends to impart a sense of simplicity.  The friendliness of everyone you encounter brings a smile to your face.

Amanda and Josh brought that incredible atmosphere to their wedding in charming style.  From the downtown Hondo loft where the bride and her girls got ready, to the Quihi dance hall that has a history all its own, the day was marked by a country vintage feel.  It’s always fun as the photographer, to capture that vibe and translate it into a story for the couple.

One of the most unique touches was that of the “guest book”.  After branding a beautiful wood piece during the ceremony, it was then available for all the guests to sign during the reception.  It will be a fantastic reminder of the wonderful day.

Brittany and Zach’s Wedding in Comfort, TX

I occasionally get calls for weddings in the Hill Country, and such was the case for Brittany and Zach’s wedding.  Their wedding plans centered around The Cathedral in Comfort, TX.  Featuring a historic chapel and grounds, the venue has been converted into a beautiful wedding destination, and perfect backdrop for their day.

The day was made even more special by the close tie-in with family.  Brittany’s brother was presiding over the ceremony as minister, and had the special privilege of joining Brittany and Zach together as husband and wife.

One of the most heart felt moments occurred just before the start of the ceremony.  Brittany and Zach came together for a prayer, hand in hand; the chapel door acting as the curtain to prevent Zach from seeing his beautiful bride before the start of the ceremony.   With emotion in their voices they expressed their love for one another, and in moments the time had arrived.

Beautiful and full of love, that is the description of their day.

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Gardens at Old Town Helotes Wedding

Helotes is an area where I find myself photographing weddings more frequently than any other.  I can’t explain why that is the case, but I am certainly not complaining.  Helotes sits on the edge of the Hill Country, like a doorway to the rolling hills and beautiful countryside that draws so many.  It is a small quaint town, that offers small boutique shops, and acts as a getaway for those looking for an escape from the big city.

This makes it a perfect location for wedding venues and inns.  Most of them are nestled in the woods and hillsides around the area, and they all have their own unique appeal.  Gardens at Old Town Helotes hosted my most recent wedding to photograph. Situated near downtown Helotes, the venue is tucked away behind beautiful tress and foliage making it a gorgeous location.  The intimate nature of the venue was perfect for Samantha and Buddy, and served as a perfect backdrop for their wedding ceremony.

Samantha and Buddy chose to keep the ceremony simple, yet beautifully elegant.  The personal vows they wrote one another kept the ceremony touching and heartfelt.  Having the opportunity to photograph the two of them, and capture their wedding day was a pleasure.  Congrats to the two of them and I wish them many happy years ahead.

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