Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sneak Peak!

Hey loyal readers,
The photos I took on my iPhone will have to do
until we get the professional photos from Alamo Photographic.
If my iPhone can do this, imagine how unbelievably perfect their photos will be!

The Marquardt Ranch did all of her body flowers, centerpieces, and ceremony arbor.
Because Casey lives out of the state we did everything,
even her consultation, via phone and email.
She loved every piece of it!!

It was 45 degrees outside so she opted to have her ceremony indoors.
Something that her guests and bridal party dearly appreciated!

The bride and bridesmaids bouquets.

LOOK AT THAT SKY!!! We couldn't have timed the bell tower photos any better.
FYI for those planning weddings this time next year,
this photo session was between 5:30-6pm.

October Nature & Wild Flowers

October was a crazy busy month! We had a wet beginning to the month.
Nature's making up for the terrible drought we had been through.
But that didn't damper our excitement and good times with our weddings.

With the changing of the season comes a change in how our brides are decorating their weddings. Out with the bright bold colors of Spring/Summer and in with the classic colors of Fall. This October Bride choose to decorate with wheat, candles and a touch of burgundy colored napkins against ivory linens.

They had Mariachi's for the cocktail hour!

Wild flower theme wedding later in October used blues, oranges, greens, touch of lilac wax flowers. The bride was ecstatic at how well Shavaun was able to create exactly what she had envisioned. Left is one of the alter arrangement's and to the right is the flower girl's halo of flowers.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shorty after my last post I received a call from Monica with Dos Chicas Weddings with news.
Ruby Muza from Ruby Muza Photography
came through with photos and Tomas Chavano with Infinity Video shared their video from our September 12th wedding!I am so glad to share professional photos and videos with you all as my point and shoot camera does not do this wonderful event justice! As always the video will be posted to the right for a while for extended viewing!

Be sure to check out the video around the 11 minute mark as you'll see all of The Marquardt Ranch staff, Dos Chicas' Staff and Casa Sol Catering staff working to get the "change over" done in a timely manner. I was stoked at how well everyone worked together to do this change over from the church type ceremony to a seated dinner for two hundred and fifty guests in 30 minutes!

Special tent brought in with tables, lounge furniture, lanterns and up lighting!

They had the dance floor on the side which was a nice touch to off set the tent/lounge area.

Lighting does incredible things for a venue, even if its beautiful to begin with =)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Just Can't Wait

I just can't wait to post photos from the last couple of months any longer.
These are some photos that I was able to snap of our Sept 12, 2009 wedding. Monica Saenz of Dos Chicas Weddings as always did an outstanding job of bringing the bride's peacock theme to life with total class. The bride wanted to have an indoor ceremony and dinner dinner with an outdoor cocktail hour and reception.

Indoor Ceremony with our "change over". Close up of ceremony area.

outside tent for cocktail/reception time. * sorry snapped this before the tables were dressed*

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby Blue and White Wedding

Brandi and Brent were a very sweet and quiet couple. Brent is Hawaiian and the incorporated subtle nods to his heritage with the use of orchids and a "Mahalo" photo which they used on their thank you cards cover. Special thanks to Alamo Photographic for sharing their photos with us!

Special photo that bridal couple love to take before the ceremony!

Brandi in the bridal suite.
Brent and Brandi playing peek-a-boo on the roof.
Super cute!

I love her bouquet.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Summer Time Purples

I recently posted a new video that Team Exclusive Photography was kind enough to share with us last month. Purple has been the dominating color coming up for spring flower orders and it is very exciting to see how brides are using varying shades of purples to fit their own unique personality, style and wedding day vision. I am really looking forward to posting some photos of our weddings coming up this spring!
In the mean time here's a preview of purples used at The Marquardt Ranch this past June. The ceremony took place at a local church in Boerne and the reception was held at the ranch. My favorties parts of the video? Where the bridesmaids bouquets open up to Jordan and Kyle kissing, and the last dance dip infront of the cross with the uplighting!!
Absolutely beautiful couple!

As usual the video is also posted on the right hand side for quick access once more posts are published. Enjoy!

Kyle & Jordan - The Wedding Highlights HD from Team Exclusive on Vimeo.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Autumn is here!

With the cooler weather today it finally feels like Autumn is here. This is my favorite time of year at the ranch! Soon all the colors of the Hill Country will start to change and this prompted me to share an inspiration board with fall colors. I especially like the bouquets, each bridesmaid caring a bouquet of a single type of flower and alternating them. Very well done! Every Friday I'll post a new board and hopefully it will inspire you with your wedding! If there is something you'd like to see; colors, decorations, dresses, cakes anything at all let me know and I’ll try to find a board!
Autumn Love

Credits: Sara Remington (3), Hollye Schumacher Photography, Jose Villa

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Upgrading the Facility

We've had our crew out for the last couple of weeks working to make the flooring on the bell towers (or roof of the suites) more attractive. They did a great job! Can't wait to see how they look in professional photos!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mid-Week Weddings can still be Beautiful...

... as demonstrated by Rebekah and Ahmed's wedding this past month. Let the photos tell you!
Thank you to Allen at Doberenz Photography for sharing your photos with us!

Wonderful table settings on your left
On the Right one of her pomanders and the
rose petals down the isle way right before her ceremony.

The uplightings behind her cake and around the facility made a big statement.
Uplighting is a very inexpensive way to make your wedding unique!

One of my favorite photos!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thank You, and You, and You and You...

Expressing your thanks

"After the wedding, you must give credit where credit is due. Here are the answers to the burning questions: Whom must you thank? What form is correct? How much time is allowed to send out the notes? How can you manage to get it done correctly and on time?"

Great rules of etiquette on writing thank you's after your wedding.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First in August

I had a lot of fun working with Carrie. From the get go she knew she wanted Starfighter Lilies (yes they're not Stargazer as more commonly known) The Marquardt Ranch did all of her flowers of which I am quite proud. This is also the first wedding where I was able to use my SRL camera. Carrie and Matt were awesome and let me play with them and my new camera. Here are a couple of photos I was able to take. Enjoy.

Bride and groom koozies for their sweetheart table. Super cute.


Such a pretty couple

I love this photo. Its made to look like a painting.
It's like we're peaking in on a private moment.

On the Bell Tower =).

Thursday, August 20, 2009

In Door Ceremony

This bride chose to do an indoor ceremony and reception with what we call a "change over". We had all of the chairs set up in rows just like a church would be, then afterward we "changed it over" into the reception. It went very smoothly and the bride was able to get some amazing photos thanks to Brian Sprayberry with Sprayberry Photography.