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Congratulations Aly & Cece! by Melanie Grizzel

These are personal favorites from Aly & Cece's Wedding Collection, enjoy! 2016-08-08_0001.jpg 2016-08-08_0004.jpg 2016-08-08_0002.jpg 2016-08-08_0039.jpg 2016-08-08_0003.jpg 2016-08-08_0006.jpg 2016-08-08_0010.jpg 2016-08-08_0005.jpg 2016-08-08_0011.jpg 2016-08-08_0012.jpg 2016-08-08_0009.jpg 2016-08-08_0007.jpg 2016-08-08_0013.jpg 2016-08-08_0008.jpg 2016-08-08_0014.jpg 2016-08-08_0015.jpg 2016-08-08_0016.jpg 2016-08-08_0017.jpg 2016-08-08_0018.jpg 2016-08-08_0020.jpg 2016-08-08_0021.jpg 2016-08-08_0023.jpg 2016-08-08_0022.jpg 2016-08-08_0027.jpg 2016-08-08_0024.jpg 2016-08-08_0025.jpg 2016-08-08_0026.jpg 2016-08-08_0028.jpg 2016-08-08_0029.jpg 2016-08-08_0030.jpg 2016-08-08_0031.jpg 2016-08-08_0032.jpg 2016-08-08_0033.jpg 2016-08-08_0034.jpg 2016-08-08_0035.jpg 2016-08-08_0038.jpg 2016-08-08_0037.jpg 2016-08-08_0036.jpg 2016-08-08_0040.jpg 2016-08-08_0041.jpg 2016-08-08_0049.jpg 2016-08-08_0050.jpg 2016-08-08_0047.jpg 2016-08-08_0048.jpg 2016-08-08_0051.jpg 2016-08-08_0052.jpg 2016-08-08_0053.jpg 2016-08-08_0054.jpg 2016-08-08_0055.jpg 2016-08-08_0056.jpg 2016-08-08_0057.jpg 2016-08-08_0058.jpg 2016-08-08_0059.jpg 2016-08-08_0060.jpg 2016-08-08_0045.jpg 2016-08-08_0061.jpg 2016-08-08_0044.jpg 2016-08-08_0046.jpg 2016-08-08_0062.jpg 2016-08-08_0063.jpg 2016-08-08_0064.jpg 2016-08-08_0065.jpg 2016-08-08_0066.jpg 2016-08-08_0067.jpg 2016-08-08_0068.jpg 2016-08-08_0069.jpg 2016-08-08_0070.jpg 2016-08-08_0071.jpg 2016-08-08_0072.jpg 2016-08-08_0073.jpg 2016-08-08_0074.jpg 2016-08-08_0075.jpg 2016-08-08_0076.jpg 2016-08-08_0077.jpg 2016-08-08_0078.jpg 2016-08-08_0079.jpg 2016-08-08_0080.jpg 2016-08-08_0081.jpg 2016-08-08_0082.jpg 2016-08-08_0083.jpg 2016-08-08_0084.jpg 2016-08-08_0085.jpg 2016-08-08_0086.jpg 2016-08-08_0087.jpg 2016-08-08_0088.jpg 2016-08-08_0089.jpg 2016-08-08_0090.jpg 2016-08-08_0091.jpg 2016-08-08_0092.jpg 2016-08-08_0093.jpg 2016-08-08_0094.jpg 2016-08-08_0095.jpg 2016-08-08_0096.jpg 2016-08-08_0097.jpg 2016-08-08_0098.jpg 2016-08-08_0099.jpg 2016-08-08_0100.jpg 2016-08-08_0101.jpg 2016-08-08_0102.jpg 2016-08-08_0103.jpg 2016-08-08_0104.jpg 2016-08-08_0105.jpg 2016-08-08_0106.jpg 2016-08-08_0107.jpg 2016-08-08_0108.jpg 2016-08-08_0109.jpg 2016-08-08_0110.jpg 2016-08-08_0111.jpg 2016-08-08_0112.jpg 2016-08-08_0113.jpg 2016-08-08_0114.jpg 2016-08-08_0115.jpg 2016-08-08_0116.jpg 2016-08-08_0117.jpg 2016-08-08_0118.jpg 2016-08-08_0119.jpg 2016-08-08_0120.jpg 2016-08-08_0121.jpg 2016-08-08_0122.jpg 2016-08-08_0123.jpg 2016-08-08_0124.jpg 2016-08-08_0125.jpg

The Details

Venue: Vista West RanchFloral: Petal Pushers, Catering: The Peached Tortilla, Bartenders: Bar Butlers, Cakes: Mindy's Bakeshop, Music: High Fidelity (Reception), Justif (Biergarten & First Dance), DJ: Premier Entertainment Group, Event Rentals: Premiere Party Central, Photobooth: Pix in a Box, Day of Planner: Coordinate This

The Brides' Thoughts

"We started planning for our wedding about a year out, as Austin wedding venues and vendors book up so quickly. We absolutely fell in love with our venue, Vista West Ranch, as soon as we saw pictures of it online and then took a tour - it just felt right for us and what we pictured. From there, we were able to start putting together how our wedding would actually look and feel.

To give guests a feeling for Austin, we had Peached Tortilla serving dinner out of their very cool food truck. Keeping people full and happy definitely helped keep the night going.
Because music has been such a big part of our relationship and lives, the wedding had to have a music festival theme! We had touches of music, loud and quiet, everywhere - from the bands playing throughout the day and night, to our custom ceremony music, to our guest "records" (friends & family signed actual records for us to display in our home). A favorite memory for both of us is closing down the venue, dancing and singing at full force surrounded by so many loved ones!
We had tons of help from friends and family with so many parts of the wedding, and especially with keeping both of us brides happy and away from stress. It's impossible to avoid things getting a little crazy or details just not working out, but in the end, you just have to remember why you're really there and focus on the amazing, unforgettably happy moments. You get to relive a lot of your wedding by looking through your photos, and She-N-He helped capture so many of those moments we want to remember forever.
We can honestly say that the entire wedding lived up to our expectations, and more. Both of us look back at our wedding as 100% the best day of our lives yet. The day was filled with so many perfect (and perfectly imperfect) moments with the people we love the most!"

Jacqueline -N- Raymond's lovely fall wedding at the Humminbird House, Austin, Tx by Melanie Grizzel


Jacqueline -N- Raymond's lovely fall wedding at the Hummingbird House, Austin, Tx

From Jacqueline - Wedding planning was a matter of project management for me until I realized the gravity of the even about 3 weeks from the date.  It’s not that I wasn’t excited at the thought of throwing a wedding, I’m just great at compartmentalizing which was kind of necessary for me to do to get through planning and all the DIY projects myself.  Something I didn’t expect was that my emotions got the best of me at the end of the project planning phase and that led to many complex emotions in the 2 weeks before the wedding.  The nail biting excitement that I was going to marry my best friend, have everyone both he & I loved in one room, and enjoy a kick-a$$ party all at the same time got to me!  Each time I went down the guest list for invitation follow-ups, I reminisced about moments & events either I shared with each guest, heard about (as retold by Raymond), or Raymond and I shared with that guest together.   The culmination of each of those loving memories and how they impacted each of us as people, in and outside our relationship, was positively overwhelming.  All of those loving memories compounded on the fact that a marriage, had been 14 years coming, was about to occur; and each guest was partially responsible for getting us there!

On the Wedding Day - I don’t know why I had the illusion that everything would loosely go as planned timeline-wise, but it didn’t.  The hours before the wedding, I wished so hard to be the bubbly bride that everyone, including myself, wanted me to be, but instead I was driven to hyperventilate several times.  Between family members who made the event about themselves rather than Ray & I and timetables being blown out of the water, expectation after expectation was completely crushed.  I was convinced I was going to throw up on myself as my dad and I walked out into the damp lawn, not because things didn’t go according to my schedule, but more because my plans had allowed plenty of time for my family who was helping to be comfortable and prepared, but instead I lead them into chaos! Then I saw the grounds & heard the processional music I’d picked 12 months prior for the first time.  It was still overcast after the rain, but the flowers were gorgeous, so many friends and family were in the crowd, none of my kind helpers looked as if they’d broken a sweat just 30 minutes prior and my best friend was waiting for me at the front of the aisle.  In that moment all of the anxiety melted away and I was so content and at peace.  Our officiant led a wonderful service and kept everyone’s attention even though there was the distant sounds of 90’s rock playing at a neighboring property.  Raymond & I were looking at each other trying to stop one another from not cracking up that “Bad to the Bone” was playing during our ceremony.  Everything from then on out went well, Raymond and I pulled off our first dance and got tons of kudos on it, which was a huge relief because Raymond cannot dance to save his life.  Raymond and I couldn’t believe who wonderful the toasts were, my sisters and Raymond’s best friend and brother did great – and pulled together the best speech’s we could ask for.

After that the rest of the evening was one huge blur, honestly! But here are the top 10 memories that Raymond and I have of the night:

  1. DJ Jeff from Spacecraft Entertainment was amazing and definitely knew how to work the crowd.
  2. Our friend Jim Chambers literally made me dance every salsa song that came on with him – he’s a very intense dancer!
  3. Several family members came up to Raymond and I saying “I had no idea you were dancers”, which was hysterical because we really aren’t.
  4. Raymond’s grandpa even said, “We saw the wild side of Jackie tonight.”
  5. At one point I believe I acted the words of NSync “tearing up my heart” out, which came up on the playlist as a total surprise!
  6. We stole each other away for about 10 minutes to walk around the grounds and take everything in.
  7. Raymond surprised me with a vocal performance of “at last” by his cousin Robby
  8. There was an attempt at a Boys vs. Girls dance off
  9. My mom’s whole squad had a blast at the DIY photo booth we set out!
  10. The night ended somehow with Raymond and I being surrounded by people on the dance floor cheering us on while dancing “Last Dance” – it was both terrifying and awesome J

Then we ran off into the night and were married!

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Wedding Venue/Coordinator - Hummingbird House / WeddingPhotography – She-N-He Photography and Design / Catering/Bar- Pascal's Catering / Alcohol - Spec's  / Cake - Sweet Stuff in Kyle, Tx / Flowers – Wild Bunches Floral  / Strings – Terra Vista Strings / DJ - Josh with Penguin Entertainment / Photo Booth - Let’s Booth It / Hair - Leidi Like Hair Houston / Make-up - Hint of Shimmer / Bridal Gown - Leila gown by Jenny Yoo, exclusively at BHLDN boutique / Bridal Jewels - Necklace & Pearl Bracelet - Jacquemar Gems Chloe & Isabel Boutique,  Earrings - Kate Spade New York, Gold/Sapphire/Diamond Bracelet – “Something Borrowed” from friend, purchased at The Three Graces Antiques, Bride's Ring The Three Graces Antiques, Tiara – Great Gatsby Headpiece from Stoney Creek Boutiques (Etsy Shop)/ Men’s Wear - Al’s Formal Wear / Menswear - Joseph Abboud Two-Button Navy Super 120’s Framed Notch Lapel via Men’s Warehouse, Groom's Shoes - Mercanti Fiorentini Wingtip Oxford in Black, Grooms Ring - Zales / 

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5-18-09 Trysha in town by Melanie Grizzel

yesterday our friend Trysha was in town from New York. She came to San Antonio for a friends wedding and we met up with her on Sunday post wedding. She was a wee under the weather but we had a great time walking the River Walk and taking in a beer here -n- there. The weather was perfect. a gloriously beautiful day. 

Sadly though, we still couldn't shoot Christina and Matt. We are synchronizing our watches, soon we should be able to find a time to reschedule.
We are gearing up for the bridal extravaganza and we are having some sample books made for our office so we picked 3 books to try out. 
For our grande collection we are considering this:


And for our venti collection, this:



We certainly would love to hear your opinion, what do you think, which would you rather have?
Talk to you soon.