Angela + Joseph’s Historical San Antonio Wedding

This stunningly gorgeous couple said “I do” at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. The wedding reception was held at historical Pear Stable, and Angela’s chosen vendors did not disappoint. DeVinnie’s Paradise provided top notch floral designs; Absolutely Delicious Catering did what they do best, and yes it was absolutely delicious. Bryan from Lumen Events rocked the party late night all the way to the Aggie War Hymn. It was a super night with long lasting love to remember.

Congratulations Angela and Joseph! Volare Wedding & Event Planning thoroughly enjoyed working with such a sweet couple and gracious family.

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Pearl Stable
307 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, Texas 78215
210-236-4203
http://atpearl.com/events

Cake | Cakes and More by Cynthia Gallagher
Catering & Bar | Absolutely Delicious Catering
Ceremony Venue | Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower
DJ & Uplighting | Lumen Events
Florals | DeVinnie’s Paradise
Photography | George Street Photography
Reception Venue | Pearl Stable

Who to Invite?

Are your guest list and budget incompatible? Try creating four lists and label them A, B, C, and D. Your A-list should include those who you cannot imagine being absent on your wedding day, such as immediate family members and close friends. Aunts, uncles, cousins and other friends you’ve stayed in touch with should make up your B-list, while your C-list should include coworkers and your parents’ friends. Finally, your D-list will include distant cousins, friends you have lost contact with and your parents’ colleagues. As your list grows and you need to eliminate people, start with your D-list and work your way backward.

It is appropriate to invite an unmarried person without adding “and guest” to the invitation, however if it is known that this person is dating someone seriously, it is thoughtful to invite his or her significant other. It is not acceptable to invite one-half of a married couple, one-half of a couple living together or one-half of an engaged couple.

Think carefully about sending wedding invitations to people you know cannot attend, as it appears to be a solicitation for wedding gifts. If there are people you would like to inform about the wedding, you may send them a wedding announcement after the wedding. If there are people you know will not or cannot attend, but who may feel slighted if they did not receive an invitation, then by all means send one.

If you work in an office of fewer than 10 people and wish to invite coworkers, the proper thing to do is to invite everyone. If you work for a larger company, you may choose to invite only a few colleagues. Remember that if coworkers are married or have a serious significant other, you must include their partners on the invitation.

Elegant Branches

Daniel Prislovsky Photography

Branch out from traditional floral arrangements to save hundreds of dollars in your floral budget. These beautiful branches coordinate well with smaller table arrangements, while creating a rustic, natural ambiance suitable for a luxe winter wedding. Tabletop and hanging votives and crystals will add elegance and warmth to your venue.

Dani + Grant’s San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

Dani and Grant’s historic San Antonio wedding at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was exquisite, and the party at La Orilla del Rio Ballroom at the International Center was just as memorable. Wedding guests came as far as Venezuela to wish the couple a lifetime of happiness. What a precious family and group of friends! Congratulations Dani & Grant! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your day; it will always be dear to our hearts.

La Orilla del Rio Ballroom
203 South Saint Mary’s Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 207-2753
Cake | Creations Cake Shop 
Catering & Bar | The Heavenly Gourmet
Ceremony Venue | St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Cinematography | 2911 Films
DJ  | DJ for Hire – John Work
Florals | Eden’s Echo
Getting Ready Location | Omni La Mansion
Photography | Ragan Patterson Studios
Reception Venue | La Orilla Del Rio Ballroom
Rentals | Great Events

Best Face Forward

Thomas Hagar Fine Art Photography

How do I look my very best on my wedding day? This is the question that most brides think of during the entire wedding planning process. Sure, we instantly think of gym memberships and dermatology appointments, but these beauty secrets will have you glowing without the big dent in your wedding budget:

Start drinking lemon water and green tea at least 7 days prior to your big day, to purify your skin.

Do not have a traditional facial or chemical peel close you your wedding day. If you have any facial peels or extracting facials, make sure you get them at least 7 days prior to your wedding. The Hydrafacial is highly recommended for glowing, blemish free skin.

Use a transparent powder to obtain a smooth finish.

Have a make-up and hairstyle trial, and wear a top that has the same neckline and color of your wedding dress. Bring your sister, a friend or a relative to take pictures of you during the trial. This will allow you to see what works best so adjustments can be made.

It would be better if you can hire one person to do your hairstyle and makeup, to have continuity in your overall appearance.

Do not use sunscreens with SPF25 and above to avoid ghosting results in photos.

Put a thin film of vaseline on your teeth to have a glistening, lipstick-free smile.

These wedding makeup tips are easy to follow, and will surely help you to look striking on your wedding day!