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.
Amy picked a beautiful day for bridal photos, and you can never go wrong having them done at Scenic Springs. The grounds are beautiful and the scenery is gorgeous. Such a fitting location for her wedding and bridal photography. Now that she is married here are a few of the images from the session.
Beautiful days and gorgeous venues are always the perfect backdrop for wedding photography. Patty and Josh chose Scenic Springs in Helotes, TX as their wedding venue, and the day couldn’t have been more perfect. The day was full of emotion and very touching moments, as their close friends and family gathered for the special day.
The day began with Patty and Josh getting ready at the venue and continued with a “first look” moment that really set the stage for the day. The beauty and emotion that would follow made capturing heartwarming images easy. It was such a joy to be a part of their day and experience the excitement first hand.
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.
One of the more popular attractions in San Antonio is the Botanical Garden. The gardens are kept beautiful all year round, and provide a wonderful experience for visitors and tourists. I have done several bridal photography sessions there over the years, and on one occasion I noticed the chairs set up for a wedding ceremony.
I assumed the Botanical Garden would be a very popular location for wedding ceremonies, but It was only recently that I had the opportunity to cover a wedding there. With such a large venue the options and settings are numerous, especially for smaller ceremonies. No matter what area of the venue you are in, the settings are beautiful, and the photo opportunities are unending.
My coverage of Chantel and Ben’s wedding was a great experience, and I was excited to finally photograph a ceremony at such an iconic venue in San Antonio. The weather was beautiful, and the gardens looked amazing as usual. If you are looking for a wedding venue, or a location for bridal photos I highly recommend the Botanical Gardens.
This week’s San Antonio church wedding photo is from Jana and Jeff’s wedding at Little Church of La Villita. For small weddings this is a beautiful venue, and has the perfect San Antonio flair. Have I mentioned that downtown San Antonio is the perfect spot to get married, and photography there is so much fun. Ok, there are a lot of perfect spots around SA, but bringing the Riverwalk atmosphere into your ceremony and reception is fantastic.
When Jessica drove down from Fort Worth to San Antonio in October for her bridals, I landed a pretty sweet deal with Zaza Gardens. They were willing to trade location time for some commercial photographs of their venue; I posted some of those back in October. Jessica was looking for a venue that offered indoor and outdoor settings, and I had recently been turned onto Zaza by a friend.
The venue was the perfect setting for some really great photos, and the ability to shoot indoors was a welcome relief from the TX heat. Another big thanks to Lea who was gracious enough to allow the use of their facility. The hardest part of the shoot was not posting these until after the wedding. Now that Jessica and Carl are off on the honeymoon its time to show off the beautiful bride.