Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I am severely over due on an update!!! Its been a busy time around here and we are all finally coming up for air, just to dive back into it next month.
Last weekend began our fall weddings. Gina had clear visions of how she wanted her wedding to look and I couldn't have been more thrilled with her color choices. We did all of her arrangements which consisted of a variety of orange flowers with a hint of chocolate and ivory roses. Everything looked so beautiful, especially Gina!
Special thanks again goes out to Mark Thomas Photography for sharing his perfect photos and the amazingly fast turn around time on them!!
As a side note: as a coordinator nothing bothers me more than having the perfect first kiss photograph be ruined by the minister standing behind them! This minister is so well hidden that the only way you can tell she's behind them is the little teal blue that looks slightly out of place! WAY TO GO minister and to Mark for having the right angle for the shot.
Congrats David & Gina Sept. 11, 2010!
Friday, July 30, 2010
Check out their story here on page 274 or you can purchase your own copy of
San Antonio Weddings at local bookstores all around town!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Join us for a unique opportunity to find the gown of your dreams at a remarkable price, while helping make wishes and memory-making events come true.
Attend our Power Hours and be among the first brides in the San Antonio area to browse through hundreds of exquisite name brand and designer wedding gowns at the fraction of the price. Your Power Hour admission entitles you to an early shopping spree where you can try on and purchase your dress ahead of the crowds. (click the photos above for the link).
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The Marquardt Ranch did their flowers for their wedding. Cris, the bride, was looking for simple and delicate bouquets with a touch of indigo blue to match her 8 bridesmaids' dresses.
Their ceremony was at 10:30am therefore we set up the location a little differently so that the whole ceremony was in the shade against the morning sun. It was a beautiful day!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
THE BIG SEND OFF
My advice for this week is for your BIG SEND OFF at the end of the evening. First and foremost you do NOT need to purchase enough for your entire RSVP'd guest count. Only between 1/3 and 1/4 of your guests will stay until the very end. Of course this average will change depending on if most of your guests are from out of town and staying nearby.
Many venues have restrictions on items that you can and cannot use, especially if you're within the San Antonio city limits. Fortunately for us, The Marquardt Ranch is not so we don't have to hold our brides to those special city rules. We do however have items that cannot be used for the following reasons.
Bird Seed - We learned this the hard way after our 2nd wedding - bird seed is a SEED and seeds GROW. We battled the new sprouts until winter came and diedl off.
Rice - with all the wild animals and birds in our area, this is a very unsafe product for them to consume. It is also very difficult for us to clean up. ** SPECIAL NOTE** there is special rice called "Designer Heart Wedding Rice" that looks similar to rice but disintegrates when it is sprayed with water, and is okay to use.
Confetti & Silly String - these are both impossible to clean up.
Some very popular items to use for your send off at The Marquardt Ranch are:
Sparklers - If you plan to use these PLEASE get the medium sized ones (at least 20 inches). Smaller ones won't give your guests enough time to all light them and for you to get down the aisle before they burn out. If you miss getting them during the 4th of July or New Years Holidays you can purchase them online at BuySparklers.com. Even during a burn ban it is okay to use these because we keep the landscaping watered so well.
Rose Petals (only real) - Real rose petals are very pretty, inexpensive and are very environmentally safe for the local animals. You should budget about 1.5 roses for every guests (remember only about 1/3 to 1/4 of your total guest count will be there for your send off on average!)
Bubbles - Always looks great in photos especially if you have some mighty long winded guests =). You can usually get them for a great price at Hobby Lobby. Please please PLEASE don't waste your time tying ribbon bows on your bottles of bubbles. I've seen too many brides stress out about this the last week before their wedding. Not a single person will remember if you had a bow tied on them or not. We usually can't even place them out before the end of the event anyway because people will start to blow them inside. Soapy bubbles and our smooth floors don't mix well especially for guests in heels!
Being cheered on by your family and friends as you and your new spouse make your way to your get away car couldn't be a more joyous way to end your perfect wedding - no matter what is thrown at you.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Okay I'm going to admit that I found this on another wedding blog...
so here's the link to the original post.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Sam and Lisa are awesome fantastic to work with and always produce great work! One of the top notch vendors in the area!
The video will also be listed to the bar right hand side so if you want to reference it later you don't have to search through all the posts!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
The Marquardt Ranch did all of her flowers while maintaining her look and budget. I love when brides - esp spring and summer brides - choose bright, bold colors!
Cat with Peacock Photography of Austin, TX did a fantastic job capturing the event. She and her whole crew were wonderful to work with and really open to new ideas!
Go to her blog to see the sneak peak she first posted and more detailed ceremony photos and wedding reception photos she posted later.
Friday, June 11, 2010
"Amanda!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for the perfect wedding!! We could not have done this with out you. Everything went so smoothly and the evening was just perfect. I loved the flowers and so did all of our guests. They turned out more beautiful than I ever imagined. Please thank Delores and whoever else helped for doing just an amazing job.
The ranch was beautiful as always and set up just perfectly. The whole night ran so smoothly because of you. My girlfriends who have been married commented on what a great wedding planner you were, and they could not believe you did my flowers too. :) I hope you are catching up on your rest after that busy wedding month, you deserve it!
But seriously thanks for everything you did, it was truly an amazing day, and we would not have changed a single thing. :)
Many thanks and have a great weekend,
Kendall and Jake"
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Both Bride and Groom were Texas Tech graduates. So as a nod to their almamauter the favors to their guests were none other than Texas Tech shapped cookies! Having something editable as your favor is ALWAYS a favorite of mine =).
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
and curly willow and roses inside the vase.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The Marquardt Ranch has been rated by local brides and voted
The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick.
We were one of ten venues to receive the award in all of South Texas - spanning from San Antonio to McAllen to El Paso!! We couldn't be more excited to have received this award and are looking forward to continued excellence and outstanding customer service!