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It’s that time of year again, so we are re-posting a favorite:

Anyone who knows San Antonio, has heard of Fiesta.  It’s 11 days of celebration in honor of Texas’ Independence.  There are parades, parties, and cascarones galore.  And the food is awesome.  It is a REALLY fun time of year to live in this city!

Since this is one of the most anticipated series of events all year (that we LOVE….have I mentioned that?), we decided to do a Fiesta-inspired shoot.

Check out these fun colors and festive decor to kick of the first day of Fiesta.  We hope all you San Antonians enjoy this next week!  Viva!

Venue: Lost Mission

Invitations/place cards: Kate Stafford

Styling: Sarah Halbach

Dress: custom design by Angelina Mata


We pulled together a spring styled shoot with a friend’s BABY goat (dream come true), an invitation by HMF + Design and Cat’s cute girls. Happy Easter everyone!







Happy Valentine’s Day!! Here is a super easy recipe for some cookies I’ve been making for years. I snagged this from Paula Dean (we love butter) and tweaked it a little. Here is the recipe but, be sure to double up on almond extract instead of using vanilla and make them teeny tiny (bite-sized, addictive, and seals in the moisture). I only cook these for 6-8 minutes! Just check to make sure the dough isn’t “shiny” (technical cooking term I made up) on the top and then take them out! Iced or not… these cookies are the best. Thanks to Marisa and Hallie for making them :).


Because it’s Valentine’s week and these two have been married for over 50 years… I just had to post these of my grandparents (Mimi and Papa) at their ranch (along with a few of their GREAT granddaughter). They have been such an example to our whole family on how to live life joyfully and thankfully. Papa is the one who taught me to pick up a camera and take pictures constantly! Also, Cow Creek is one of the most beautiful places on the earth!


Tell us about finding your wedding dress. It took me forever to find the right one!! I think I went to 6 different places and some of them multiple times…. My poor sister had to go through all the indecisiveness with me too!! But I found the perfect dress and love it!

What were your favorite details? My favorite details of the wedding were our invitations, dinner menus, table numbers and escort cards- basically all the paper details. Kate Weidlich from love and Wit paper Co. designed them and was so fun to work with.

What part of your wedding was DIY? I made all the mercury glass votives for the tables and the burlap wreaths for the church and  Barn doors. It took a long time, but it was all worth it! I loved how they turned out!

Did your write your own vows?  If so, what was your favorite part? Yes, we did. It was the most special part of our ceremony . My favorite line was “everyday treat each others heart with appreciation, respect and grace.”

Did you have any traditions or special events that were a part of your wedding? We did a foot washing during the ceremony to show our calling to be servants to one another and to the world.

What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day? The very last song was the most memorable and most fun! The band played “Shout” and pulled us up on stage. It was so fun to sing with the band and see all our friend and family dancing and having a blast!


Venue & Caterer: Don Strange  & Kendall Creek at the Don Strange Ranch

Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young

Flowers: Uptown Flowers

Wedding coordinator: my mom and me!

Bride’s dress: De Me Fille, Fort worth, TX

Invitations: Love and Wit Paper Co. Dallas, TX