City wedding venue locations give you a convenient location, plenty of amenities and great wedding reception and ceremony spots. And that doesn’t mean you can’t also have beautiful outdoor ceremony space and Hill Country Oak trees! We’ve rounded up some of the best wedding venues that are city-center in San Antonio, and one bonus venue in the city of Floresville. Read on to find out about Riverwalk gems, downtown castles and spacious event halls.
La Escondida wedding venue owner Candy Berkely has seen and hosted a lot of weddings in the eleven years La Escondida has successfully hosted San Antonio weddings. One area she sees many couples overlook in their planning is a crucial one: the wedding ceremony rehearsal. A successful wedding rehearsal is possible with a little bit of planning and some good advice.
Don’t let your wedding rehearsal be an afterthought, and read on to hear Berkley’s advice on how to host a successful wedding rehearsal.
Looking for that true Texas atmosphere at your wedding? We are taking a venue tour this week of the area’s Ranches & Wineries. We have the rundown to get you started on your San Antonio wedding venue search.
Photo Booths have moved from wedding trend to a wedding must!
This week we’re talking with Ana & Julio Vizcarrondo owners of Mira Me Magic Fotos to hear the story behind their company, their family and what makes their San Antonio photo booth company truly unique.
New York Luxury Bridal Fashion Week is over and the wedding gown world is abuzz without all the newest trends from the designers Spring 2023 collections!
Weddings today are getting big and celebrating large – and that includes the wedding gowns. The runway was full of big ball gowns, feathery touches, loads of sparkle and all over lace.
Here’s the list of our favorite trends from NYLFW 2022!
Love the beauty of outdoors but looking for a bit of elegance? This week we’re bringing you outdoor wedding views that are each unique in their own way. From Hill County wedding venues to outdoor venues right here in San Antonio, read more to find your perfect wedding venue.
Thinking about Easter weddings? We are too!
Spring weddings might just be our favorite and that means garden parties, pastel pallets and of course – Easter! Whether you’re getting married the Saturday prior to Easter, or even within a few weeks of the holiday, an Easter wedding theme may just be the perfect way to honor the season.
Read on to hear about our Easter wedding ideas and easy tips to keep in mind when planning an Easter wedding.
One of the best things about planning your wedding is all the glorious events leading up to it! Engagement parties, showers, bridal luncheons, bachelorette parties – there’s a seemingly endless array of events that can be hosted by you or a loved one in your honor. How great is that?!
A must-include event on your list is your bridal shower. Whether it’s coed or just for the girls, adding a theme makes it all the more fun. We’ve pulled together four unique and fun themes you just may want to plan for!
Sometimes its the wedding vendors that aren’t at the top of your To Do list that are the most important. And that includes event insurance!
We recently spoke with Alyson Locacciato with Front Row Insurance about the importance of wedding insurance and how to have peace of mind on your wedding day.
We’ve scoured the area to find wedding venues in San Antonio that are the “hidden gems” of the city. Places that are nestled just inside just behind a long road or a grouping of oak trees. Though some wedding venues in San Antonio are historic and easily recognizable, our hidden gems give couples that aha! moment when they pull up into the drive.
Keep your wedding planning on track by attending wedding Open Houses and many other kinds of bridal events. We visited several San Antonio wedding events in March and brought you all the info! Read on to hear the details and visit our Events Page to keep up to date with San Antonio-area wedding events!
Weddings are going boho-chic crazy and couples are flocking to this ultra-cool style!
Inspiration from certain decades makes its way into wedding fashion and decor on a regular, with new influences all the time. We can’t pinpoint exactly where this decor movement started, but it’s certainly here. And that look is pure 70’s!
We’re unpacking this trend and all the details you need to achieve the look.
The wedding reception is all in the details and one of those important details is lighting. You want to ensure you work with a reliable San Antonio wedding professional when booking your custom monograms, photo booths, up-lighting, and more. Enter – Get Lit!
We recently spoke with the owner of Get Lit, James Brown, on their professional wedding services, planning advice, and what makes their company truly unique.
The chilly February weather can’t stop recently engaged couples from attending fun and information wedding open house events in San Antonio! The month was busy with wedding open house events from couples engaged over the holidays. After attending the Bridal Extravaganza in January, couples were ready to see wedding venues up close and personal and visit with a variety of wedding professionals.
Hear all about the recent wedding shows and events and check out our Special Events page to learn more about upcoming bridal events in San Antonio.
We can’t think of a luckier day to get married than St. Patrick’s Day! But whether you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day wedding or not, we can still steal some inspiration from the popular holiday with a little green wedding inspo.
Weddings in 2022 are all about the big, the bold and the ultra-customized. Couples are taking the idea of their personal love story, including their family history and meet-cute moments, and sharing that story through their event.
And even though most couples are no longer compelled to make major adjustments to their weddings due to the pandemic, trends such as outdoor weddings have stuck.
Read on to hear about the newest trends in weddings and get inspired for your big soiree!
It’s time to think outside the basket. And in this case, we mean the flower girl basket!
Since the first coordinated dance processional appeared on the wedding trend scene, couples have been looking for fun ways to make their ceremony unforgettable – and bring a smile to guest’s faces.
Our favorite new ceremony trend: Alternative Flower Girls! Read on to hear about this fun new trend.
Looking for a memory-making wedding weekend getaway for all? Look no further than Texas’ best small town.
Close enough to home to be convenient, but far enough to feel like a true destination wedding, Fredericksburg offers fun for all generations and has a multitude of charming wedding venues.
Read on to learn more about this great Hill Country wedding destination and all the adventures that await you and your guests.
Wedding food trends for 2022 are as varied as engaged couples everywhere. From new service styles to blasts from the pasts, the latest in wedding food trends is all about celebrating food, each other and the new way we eat.
Read on to hear about the trends that may be making their way to a plate near you!
The weather is warming and the official start of Spring is almost here. And there’s nothing quite as charming as a Spring bride!
The season evokes thoughts of macaron-inspired color schemes and garden soiree’s. From budding flowers to Easter vibes, there’s much to be inspired about in Spring. But we are most inspired when looking at the runway. Read more to hear all about our favorite in Spring 2022 bridal fashion.
As Spring works to burst through the last bits of winter chill, we’re feeling ready! Garden ceremonies, brunch receptions, floral gowns and breezy spring palettes – we’re talking all things Spring weddings.
And we’re starting with Spring beauty trends. This season, bridal beauty is all about being naturally you. Read on to hear about fresh takes on makeup, hair and more.
Finding the right wedding venue is a combination of the right location, the right amenities…and also the right person! You want the event contact you work with to be trustworthy, professional and knowledgeable.
Event Manager at Village Venue, Travis Frasier, fits the bill. We recently spoke with Travis about planning advice, wedding traditions and a whole lot more! Read on to hear about Travis and his role at Village Venue.
The holidays were busy with San Antonio wedding engagements and these couples had scores of Open House events to choose from! January started off with a largest San Antonio wedding event of the year – and kept going from there.
This week’s wedding trend is all about bucking tradition!
We’re seeing more and more engaged couples getting ready together on their wedding day. Hear more about this trend and why you’ll want to consider getting ready together with your fiance on your wedding day.
Netflix finally released the trailer for Bridgerton Season 2 – and we’re here for it! As we eagerly await the new season (mark your calendars for March 25th), what better way to spend our time than re-watching Season One…and gushing over all the events.
No matter how large or small your wedding, there’s something for everyone to take away from the lush Bridgerton events. From flowers to fireworks – we have all your Bridgerton wedding inspiration here!
When it comes to selecting the right wedding tuxedo in San Antonio for your groom, we say shop local!
Rex Formal Wear is the only men’s wedding tuxedo and suit shop in San Antonio that has been locally owned and operated since 1946. Sharp-dressed man and President of Rex Formal Wear, Quincy Barnes, recently spoke with us about the services his company provides, what makes their store unique, and the best day of his work week.
Craft cocktails made a splash on the wedding scene in recent years and are still loved by wedding-planning couples everywhere.
If you ask a reputable bartender – all you need for the perfect classic cocktail is just three perfect ingredients! You’ll need more than that to pull off the perfect wedding – but it doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired by these beverage favorites. Read on to find your favorite cocktail and see what wedding style your cocktail choice says about you!
One wedding trend we can’t get enough of? Balloons!
And if you’ve been to Pinterest lately you know we’re not talking about outdated, old-school balloon sculptures. The new take on wedding balloons is elegant, impressive and grand.
Like any trend, we don’t recommend you try to DIY your balloon sculpture! Leave it in the hands of the experts, like Tonya Cannon with Fabulous Balloon Events. We sat down with Tonya recently and talked about what services they provide, how to express your unique taste in your wedding decor, and what makes Fabulous Balloon Events different in their service and approach.
When considering your wedding decorations, balloons might not be the first type of decoration that comes to mind. But take one look at the latest trend in wedding balloons and you’ll see why couples are incorporating balloons again and again in their wedding.
Read on to learn how to incorporate balloon decor into your wedding!
Neon signage is a huge trend in wedding ceremonies and receptions. And San Antonio has an exclusive wedding sign provider that provides all your marquee letter needs for your wedding.
In a recent conversation with Katherine Garcia, owner of Letters For You San Antonio, we talked all about their wedding signage services, wedding trends and why going with the right wedding sign provider makes such a difference!
Looking at Very Peri wedding palettes we now look to the fall for wedding inspiration!
We’ve paired the Color of the Year with fall favorites such as mocha, bright green, deep rose and light pink. This mix of deeper and paler colors are an exciting twist to fall wedding design and decor. Read about how to pull this palette off for your fall wedding.
We love historic wedding venues in San Antonio, and The Gin fits the bill for sure! This historic cotton gin, built in 1890, is located in the North San Antonio countryside. The Gin has been beautifully restored as a unique micro-ballroom with 30-foot ceilings, a stage and the original cotton gin as the centerpiece backdrop for a truly unique Texas experience.
Catering Coordinator Leigha Sutton recently spoke with us about their wedding venue, their family and some expert tips for brides.
Our last installment of Very Peri color inspiration takes a look at winter wedding inspiration – cozy bridal fashion, warming decorations and sumptuous linens.
In truth, South Texas winter weddings aren’t always enveloped in chilly, cold weather. You’re just as likely to have sunshine and modest temperatures as you will cold winds and ice. But that doesn’t mean Texas brides don’t love the Winter Wonderland look.
Read on to see how we created a beautiful Very Peri winter wedding color palette and get inspired for your trendy winter wedding.
With all the work that goes into planning the perfect wedding day, you want to make sure you and your fiance are actually able to enjoy it! We have six tips from Memory Lane Ranch and Lodge on how to reduce your stress the day of your wedding that are virtually guaranteed to turn down the Stress Meter.
Very Peri has been announced as the Pantone Color of the Year and we’re abuzz with all the ways couples can incorporate this dreamy color into their wedding decor. We talked about the importance of the Color of the Year to designers and wedding planners. Now to the fun stuff!
We’re creating gorgeous color palettes for your Very Peri wedding ready for every season. And we’re starting with the most popular wedding season of the year – Spring!
We’re celebrating the new Pantone Color of the Year, Very Peri, with all things color palettes! We love Very Peri and showed off our Very Peri Spring Color Palette and now we’re focused on summertime weddings.
Summer weddings are bright, cheerful and festive. Read on to see the Very Peri Summer Color Palette we are falling head over bridal gown for!
Choosing the perfect wedding venue doesn’t have to be a struggle!
We recently spoke with Justine Thompson with La Bonne Vie Ranch on her best planning advice for couples, the story behind the wedding venue and what makes wedding days at La Bonne Vie Ranch special.
With too much time on wedding message boards chatting about cancellations, reschedules and intimate wedding ceremonies, couples planning their 2022 and 2023 weddings are ready to go big. Wedding trends all point to a mega-glam movement with plenty of pomp and a lot of circumstance.
Going big for your wedding could mean wedding gowns with obscenely long trains, dramatic colors or over-the-top decor. But if we had our way, it would definitely include embracing wedding entertainment acts that are sure to be memorable and exciting.
Odd Brew Photography services San Antonio couples with expert photography that is beautifully shot, delivered on time, and filled with the passion for great service that comes from their company values.
We recently spoke with David of the husband and wife duo that runs Odd Brew Photography. Read on to hear about their wedding photography services, business inspiration and a whole lot more!
Not many San Antonio wedding businesses can say they’ve been in business for 75 years – but Robert’s Flower Shop can! This family owned and operated local floral shop icon has been serving San Antonio brides and our community for generations.
We recently sat down and spoke to owner Stephen Verastegui about everything from his favorite wedding trend he incorporates in his floral designs and his favorite family vacation.
The biggest bridal show in South Texas is officially nearly here – The Bridal Extravaganza!
The show kicks off January 9th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from NOON – 5PM, and your ever-faithful Texas Wedding Guide is here to give you all the inside tips on how to prepare for your visit to the show and meet all the wedding show exhibitors. So download your wedding planning app, grab those sneakers, and get planning!
Don’t have your ticket yet? Join in on the fun and get your ticket today.
‘Tis the season to celebrate all things wedding planning!
December’s events included incredible sales, beautiful wedding venues, and plenty of holiday cheer. Read more about all the wedding happenings in the month of December and be sure to check our Events page to find out about upcoming wedding sales and open house events.
The Pantone Color of the Year 2022 has been announced – and we’re so excited to relate this moody and elegant color to all things weddings!
The color is not quite periwinkle and not quite lilac but some magical cross between the two. It gives off major wedding vibes and works well with a host of other colors from all seasons.
So let’s dig into Very Peri and how it can be a great color for your wedding.
For weddings and parties of all kinds, what do women need most? A good pair of heels and long-lasting makeup.
Though Charlene Pryor may not be able to make those 4-inch heels comfier, she can definitely ensure your makeup lasts and your skin is glowing. We recently spoke with Charlene about Southern Girls Cosmetics and Skincare and learned about why she loves working with brides, her approach to graceful aging and little about her fur baby!
Since charcuterie and wine became the go-to dinner in recent years for anyone wanting to nosh in a satisfying but bougie way, grazing boards have become hot, hot, hot.
Couple eager to capture this trend are looking for ways to incorporate grazing boards at their weddings, no matter the style or season. Read on to learn how to incorporate grazing boards into your wedding.
We may not typically have a winter wonderland in Texas (and after last year, do we really want one?!), but that doesn’t mean couples don’t love to plan winter weddings in Texas. Whether they are creating their own wonderland with light tones and piles of white, or embracing the deeper tones of the season, winter weddings in Texas remain popular.
To achieve the ultimate Snow Queen look for all our winter brides, we’ve pulled together the top 2022 Winter Wedding Beauty Trends to think about as you plan your own winter wedding.
It’s time to start planning your 2022 and 2023 Winter Wedding and you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered up the biggest trends for upcoming winter wedding fashion that you’ll want to incorporate in your wedding.
Read more about the hottest colors, materials and wedding gown styles that are making it big for winter weddings.
Gretchen started Aly Am Paperie Invitations & Gifts with one primary inspiration: Family.
We recently sat down with Gretchen to talk about being a part of couple’s Happily Ever After, what type of services her store provides, and how her company is truly unique.
Just because we’re busy with the holidays does not mean the wedding planning stops for couples! November brought wedding events from sales to open houses, and as always we were there to cover all the details.
Read more about November’s wedding events and check out our Events page to hear about not-to-miss upcoming events in the future.