My goodness. Eclectic Images Photography, we big time heart you. We just can’t get over the way you captured this San Antonio affair – perfectly. The images all feel like a big, romantic party and we can’t help but feel like we were there, having a grand old time. Dancing with the Mariachi Band, toasting with the beautiful couple. Care to join the party?
July 4, 2011 we decided to take a relaxing sun soaked week in Puerto Rico. From the moment we landed it rained, let’s just say we didn’t have a ton of beach time but we definitely became very familiar with Old San Juan, the historic fortresses and the mojitos. On the last day we were visiting yet another fortress, Castillo San Cristóbal, and we walked up to the top grassy area to look over onto the cliffs and watch all the iguanas run around. There was no one around and Brett oh so cleverly got down on one knee….after that for the sun came out! For our last day and a half the weather was gorgeous. Clearly, I knew that my ring was magical!
Because we were already embarked on a 10 year journey, we wanted our day to be “just a party” – a simple celebration of us and the continuation of our adventure together. With that said, we wanted flowers to be colorful and be the colors of spring. We wanted all the formalities to be swept aside and to have a simple ceremony and a reception that was good food, good people and good conversation. So we omitted much of the traditional and really only observed the cutting of the cakes and a short portion dedicated to toasts. Since I was from Texas and many of our guests were traveling to Lone Star State for the first time, I wanted to have a little bit of Texas. So we had some traditional cuisine of south Texas and of course the most amazing mariachi band one could find, including a dancer!
Wedding Photography: Heather Banks of Eclectic Images Photography / Wedding Coordinator: Maria Morgan / Ceremony + Reception Location: Club Giraud / Floral Design: RTC Florists / Cake Design: Cakes by Cathy Young / Groom’s Cake: Sweet Designs / Wedding Stationary: J Papers / Hair: Michael Riviera / Makeup: Rachelle Bell / Transportation: San Antonio River Barge / Band or DJ: Sonja Gary Strings, The Klocks, Las Coronelas / Wedding Gown Designer: Amy Kuschel via Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Headpiece: Vintage comb from Treasures570 / Jewelry: Van Busch Jewelers NYC and vintage / Shoes: Kate Spade / Bridesmaids’ Dress: Thread Designs / Groom’s Suit: J.Crew / Groom’s Tie: Paul Smith / Groomsmen Attire: Brooks Brothers