Brooke + Jeffrey’s Wurst Wedding Ever at the Allen Farmhaus

Brooke and Jeff’s love story began at Wurstfest in New Braunfels, over German beer, sausage and sing alongs on the Comal River. To say it was love at first sight is an understatement, as from that day on they were inseparable.

Since the lovely couple reveled in the way that they met, they felt that it was only fitting to have a Wurstfest or German themed wedding. And, in their untraditional form and to Brooke’s mother’s dismay, they decided to call it the Wurst Wedding Ever!

Brooke and Jeff’s ideas overflowed from everything to themed designer invitations, beer coasters, pretzel bars, strudel, 12 different types of kegged beer, custom bottled beer (made by the couple), German cuisine, German post wedding attire, and the famed S-Bahn Band (headliner at Wurstfest) flown in all the way from Vancouver, Canada; complete with their alpine horn.

The seating design plan was in quintessential Wurstfest style, with a touch of farmhaus elegance. The bride spent two years collecting various brass decor, German steins, and intricate pieces of interest to add to the farm tables, resulting in a unique personal touch.

Style was not the only unique aspect of this wedding; the bride and groom’s amazing sense of humor had us laughing constantly during our two years of planning together. For the first look, the bride decided to play a joke on the groom. His reaction was priceless!

S-Bahn Band stole the show as guests literally danced the night away in New Braunfels that night. The chicken even reappeared out of nowhere for some breakdancing and cheers.

Brooke and Jeffrey’s send off was complete when they rode away in their Volkswagen bus.

Congratulations, Brooke and Jeff! Thank you for allowing us the honor of being your wedding planners and coordinators. We were overjoyed to be a part of your wedding day, and wish you a lifetime of laughter and joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal Gown Alterations | Couture Alterations
Bridal Gown Designer | Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Bridal Gown Shop | Bridal Galleria of Texas
Bride’s Reception Attire | Rare Dirndl
Hair & Makeup
| Jax Studio Creative

Cake | 2 Tarts Bakery
Catering | Ruth Stone Catering
Ceremony Music & Liturgy | Marianna Underwood; Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Cinematography | Juliane & Alex Wedding Cinematography
Church
| Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 
Cocktail Hour & Reception Entertainment | S-Bahn Band – Vancouver, Canada
Decor | Cat Haus Rentals
Design | Brooke Conaway – Volaré Planning & Design
Reception MC | Lumen Events
Reception Venue | The Allen Farmhaus
Facepainting | Dawn Smith Facepainting

Florals | Foxlove & Grace Flowers
Photography | Daniel Prislovsky Phtography
Photo Booth & Newlywed Transportation | GYPC Wagen
Sound Tech | Diamond Entertainment – Austin
Tent, Stage, Linens, and Placesettings
 | Marquee Event Group – San Antonio

Vintage Glassware | Cru Rentals

Alicia + Peter’s Wedding at Incarnate Word and the Southwest School of Art

Alicia and Peter’s wedding day began at the lovely Hotel Contessa on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Alicia was delighted when her bridal bouquet of champagne Sahara roses and white ranunculus was delivered to her suite. It was just as stunning and romantic as she dreamed it would be.

Lovely Bouquet by DeVinnie’s Paradise Florist

After getting ready, the wedding party made their way to renowned Chapel of Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights for the couple to exchange their wedding vows. Alicia had been a student at the university, and had dreamed of this day since she was a student there.

Lovely Alicia Before the Ceremony

After the ceremony, it was all laughs and no more seriousness for this group! They were officially ready to party at the Southwest School of Art!

Navy and peach accents with Juliet garden roses, Sahara garden roses, bright lemon leaf, and succulents brought in a fresh from the garden look into Coates Chapel at the Southwest School of Art.

This adorable couple performed an entertaining first dance, and wore their dancing shoes all night as the new Mr. and Mrs.

The balloon sendoff was the perfect romantic ending to this amazing wedding. Congratulations Alicia and Peter! We did it, and you had the wedding day of your dreams. Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to be a part of your day.

Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

210-200-8205

https://www.swschool.org/about/rentals

Bridal Gown Shop | Mayfair Bridal
Getting Ready Location | Hotel Contessa
Hair & Makeup | Madame Makeup & Hair
Cake | Cakes and More Bakery
Catering | Absolutely Delicious Catering
Ceremony Entertainment | Marie Ann De La Garza
Cinematography | Limelight Photography and Videography
Cocktail Hour Entertainment | Mariachi Nuevo Jalisco
Reception Entertainment | DJ Connection
Reception Venue | Southwest School of Art
Florals | DeVinnie’s Paradise Florist
Photography | José Charo and Dane Miller (Dos Kiwis Photography)
Rentals & Linens | Great Events
Transportation |
ETI Limousine and Charter

Kathleen + Nash at Hotel Emma and Ivy Hall

Kathleen and Nash selected the famed Hotel Emma as the hotel for their San Antonio destination wedding. The hotel’s rustic, yet chic ambience were the perfect marriage with their ceremony and reception venue; Southtown’s premier urban oasis, Ivy Hall.

Kathleen and Nash on the Ivy Hall Lawn

Hotel Emma’a ample suites provided plenty of space for the couple and their wedding party to prepare for their wedding day. Additionally, the hotel’s luxurious spaces and five star services not only fulfilled their needs, but allowed them to feel pampered, relaxed and ready for wedding photography and the best day of their lives. 

Nash’s Suit Details

First Look at Hotel Emma

The hotel’s lovely outdoor courtyard and grounds provided a natural, intimate space ideal for Kathleen’s and Nash’s first look. Then, it was off to Ivy Hall for the wedding ceremony and reception.

For the ceremony, tropical florals and foliage were the focal point, and perfectly paired with the wild, yet serene design of the venue itself.

A handmade wedding chuppah was constructed, so that Kathleen and Nash were able to bring forth Jewish wedding ceremony customs into their ceremony. 

Handmade Wedding Chuppah

The tropical ceremony design was carried over into the reception design as well, with a large garden tent fit for king and queen. The bright green vintage goblets accented with the lush gardens that surrounded the newlyweds and all of their guests for a reception and dinner to remember. 

Specialty drinks, glorious garnishes, elegant crystal glassware, and copper accents surrounded the bar’s theme. All of which were just as sweet as the wedding cake itself. 

Congratulations Kathleen and Nash! Your wedding was so unique and beautiful, and we are so grateful to have been a part of your big day. 

This lovely wedding was featured on Wedding Wire, and may be viewed here: Kathleen and Nash’s Wedding

Ivy Hall Events
1127 South Saint Mary’s Street

San Antonio, Texas
(210) 439-0030

Bar | Drinks by the Alderman
Bridal Gown Shop | Bella Bridal
Bridal Gown Designer | Hayley Paige
Getting Ready Location | Hotel Emma
Hair & Makeup | Roxy Sanchez
Cake | 2 Tarts Bakery – New Braunfels
Catering | The Box Street Social
Ceremony & Reception Venue | Ivy Hall Events
Ceremony Entertainment | Terra Vista Strings
Cocktail Hour Entertainment | Mariachi Azteca de America
Reception Entertainment | DJ Steven Moya
Florals | Blume Haus Events
Ph0tography | Vanessa Lain Photography
Rentals & Linens | Peerless Events & Tents
Valet | Central Texas Valet

Italy ~ Villa Mosconi Bertani

The secret is out! We love Italy and are expanding our services to plan destination weddings in the most fascinating country in the world. In the first post of our Italian wedding venues series, we visit the glorious Valpolicella in the Veneto region of Italy; located just east of Lake Garda in the province of Verona. Here the hilly vineyards of Corvina, Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara vines wind through the small villages of the Valipolicella, creating a picturesque landscape that one can only dream up in a romantic fairytale.

Villa Mosconi Bertani

Within the heart of the Valpolicella Classica rests the elegant, neoclassical Villa Mosconi Bertani: the birthplace of the Bertani family’s Amarone and Valpolicella wines and home to lush vineyards considered to be some of the finest in the Veneto region. Since its sixteenth century origin, this elegant estate has been known for its innovative production techniques, excellence of its walled vineyards, ample space given for grape drying, and the extensive cellars ideal for long-term aging.

Corvina Grape Drying Racks

Although the term “Amarone” was not coined until 1936,  the Bertani family had been producing the same wine since the early 1900s under the name of “Recioto Secco” and because of this, many wine enthusiasts consider Gaetano Bertani the father of Amarone.

Volare Planning & Design was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful Villa Mosconi Bertani and meet Mr. Gatano Bertani himself. We were graciously shown much of the family home, living quarters, the wine cellar, and of course participated in an informative and delicious wine tasting, which was followed by gracious gifts from the ledgendary winemaker.

The most stunning space on our tour was undoubtedly the Salone Delle Muse (Chamber of the Muses).

The Salone Delle Muse is Ideal for Wedding Receptions Hosting 100 Guests Seated

The Salone Delle Muse is magnificent space for wedding receptions of up to 100 guests seated and 150 standing. Standing three stories in height, the lavishly decorated room features 18th century frescoes of stunning trompe l’oeil, figures of the muses of art and science, and an allegory of time’s flight depicting the four seasons; a clear reference to the agricultural setting and purpose of the estate. In the center, sitting amongst colorful flowers is the goddess Flora. To her bottom left perches Aestas, or Summer, painted in warm, bright colors. On the opposite side, in clear contrast, in dark storm clouds, are Fall and Winter.

The Salone Delle Muse

If your wedding guest list exceeds the 100 mark, the lush lawn in front of the exquisite villa allows for memorable vistas for guests to experience on a beautiful day with the vines themselves. And after dinner, you may pay tribute  to one of the most famous wine cellars in the world.

Villa Mosconi Bertani Facade

Villa Mosconi Bertani provides the perfect combination of Italian neoclassical elegance, the rustic ambience of lush farmland, and an undeniable respect of legendary winemaking at its finest.

Villa Mosconi Bertani
Località Novare
37024 Arbizzano-Santa Maria
Verona , Italy

Bailey + Michael’s Grand Texan Soiree at the Chandelier of Gruene

Bailey and Michael fell in love with the down home feel, historic features, and character of Gruene, Texas, and after discovering the newly opened Chandelier of Gruene, they knew that it was meant to be their destination wedding location.

The Chandelier of Gruene’s lovely chapel paired with its large ballroom-style hall allowed the couple to comfortably accommodate their 400 guests for a grand Texan wedding soiree.

Their January wedding day felt more like an early spring day, as wildlife emerged from every corner of the beautiful property throughout the day. The sun constantly peaked through the oaks to provide amazing light for Shy Laurel Photography to capture these beautiful images.

 

We consulted and brought in rental items and linens to compliment Bailey’s chosen color palette. We also coordinated with her florist, Merveille Events, to achieve the vintage, let elegant vision that Bailey so wanted for her big day.

 

After the ceremony, the reception started off with a bang with over 400 guests participating in the Grand March led by the Royal Dukes Band. What a sight it was to behold! The bride and groom had the most fun of all!

We thoroughly enjoyed working with this adorable couple and the Chandelier of Gruene to make Bailey and Michael’s day the day they always dreamed it would be. Congratulations Bailey and Michael, and thank you for trusting us with your wedding; we will always hold it near and dear to our hearts.

Band | The Royal Dukes Band
Bar | Bartenders 4 You
Beauty/Hair |
Kaci Blagrave
Beauty/Makeup |
Sara Lane & Team
Cake & Dessert |
Serendipity Cakes
Catering | 
Outlaw Catering & The Party Staff

Ceremony & Reception Venue | The Chandelier of Gruene
Ceremony Entertainment | Lindsay Crofts – Violinist
Cinematography | Bailey Hart Creative
Florals |
Merveille  Events
Phtography |
Shy Laurel Photography
Rentals & Linens |
Great Events
Transportation |
 Rockin R Rapid Transit & Star Shuttle and Charter