A Timeless Downtown San Antonio Wedding | Jordan & Andrew

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Classy. Elegant. Stunning.

These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Jordan and Andrew’s wedding day!  From the lush floral arrangements to their beautiful venue at the San Fernando Cathedral, I’m pretty sure I was in photographer heaven the entire day. 🙂 I just love these two!!

Jordan and Andrew’s love story begins 5 years ago, when the two of them connected on a random Thursday night.

“I was in town from Austin for Spring Break,” Jordan explained. “And was out celebrating my acceptance into nursing school!  I walked into a bar where Andrew just happened to be out with friends, and he caught my eye immediately.  We spent most of the night catching each other looking each other’s way. 😉 Finally we ended up getting a dance together before closing time, and exchanged numbers.  Before we knew it we were traveling back and forth from Austin to San Antonio, and spending lots of time getting to know each other!”

“After dating for several years, we were at an Ugly Christmas Sweater party when he proposed!  It was the Ultimate Surprise!  We were making a toast in the center of our living room, and were each standing saying a couple of words. Andrew starts talking, and all of the sudden I see him move to stand in front of me and get down on one knee!  Out of the corner of my eye I see this little box in his hands behind his back. Could it really be happening?!

“I was in immediate disbelief and could not help but start crying tears of joy and excitement. Despite the ugly Christmas sweater I was wearing (lol!) it truly was the perfect moment, and an obvious YES to marry this amazing man.”

And amazing is exactly how I would describe these two’s wedding day. 🙂 Because in the end it wasn’t the florals, it wasn’t the shoes, and it wasn’t the venue that made this day so incredibly special. It was Jordan and Andrew.  It was their family and friends. And the love they shared on their beautiful wedding day.

Jordan and Andrew, I’m so happy for you!  Here’s to all the special moments as you begin your new life together!!! <3

Wedding Details

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Wedding Portraits

I can photograph in front of this beautiful church all day! Seriously…. this is definitely one of my favorite in San Antonio! 
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Ballroom Reception

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Whats a gorgeous wedding! Congratulations to the beautiful bride and groom!

All photographs are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not share or print any images from this blog post. If you have questions, please contact me.

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Chantel Aboytes
Ceremony Venue: San Fernando Cathedral
Florals: San Antonio Floral (Josie Aboytes)
Bridal Gown: Lovely Bride Dallas
Bridal Hair: Hair by Roxy
Bridal Makeup: Brittany Nehr
Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux
Bridesmaids Gowns: Bella Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids’ Hair: Hair by Roxy
Bridesmaids’ Makeup – Brittany Nehr & Cassie Salas
Bakery: Cakes & More
Reception Venue: San Fernando Hall
Catering: Absolutely Delicious Catering
Ceremony Musicians: Monte Vista Strings
DJ / Band: Mobile Party Elements – DJ Vic
Mariachi: Mariachi Nuevo Estilo
Invitations / stationary: Minted
Transportation: Shark Enterprises
Carriage: Bluebonnet Carriage Company

A Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session | Katherine and Danny

Couple kissing for A Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography

 

I am so excited to be sharing this gorgeous engagement session on the blog today! Katherine and Danny are such a sweet couple, and we had so much for their engagement session! Katherine chose 3 beautiful dresses that complinetd Danny (and this beautiful location) so well! I loved that they turned their engagement session into a fun date night (which I always recommend). They enjoyed the evening with dinner and watching a play.

The love story

I absolutely love Katherine and Danny’s love story! “We met freshman year of high school at Antonian College Prep. Danny was wondering the hallways asking everyone to borrow a pencil for an Algebra test he had next period. I eagerly gave him mine (which he didn’t return for 4 months). After he finally returned my pencil, we quickly became close friends. He asked to date me a couple of times before I gave in and finally said yes. From that moment, we went to every prom, homecoming and Sadie Hawkins dance together throughout High school. I cheered him on at his football and baseball games and he came to all my cheerleading competitions and pep rallies. When we graduated, we continued our relationship for another four years at Texas A&M University.

The Love Story Begins….. 

“I had just got back from a hiking trip in Canada and while trying to regain my strength and battle my exhaustion, Daniel was taking care of me all day. We were supposed to meet up with a couple of friends from DC on the boardwalk in Austin (where I live) to show them a “downtown Austin experience”.

He wanted me to be well rested for our night so we both took a long nap before we woke up late and rushed to get ready. I put on the first thing I saw in my closet and spent all of 10ish minutes getting ready while doing my makeup in the car on the ride over. We got there (on time surprisingly) and we started taking a walk along the boardwalk to meet our “DC Friends”.

“It was a June summer night but the weather was perfect. It was extremely breezy and warm but not too warm. The sun was just about to set so the sky was pink and colorful. I kept saying how perfect the night was and how beautiful the sky looked, while I made fun of Danny for having a sweater over his arm. Each person who kept passing us just kept starring.. I honestly thought it was because of the fact that we were dressed kind of nice to be walking on the trail in the evening with all the runners and bike riders.

“We reached a curve in the trail and I immediately saw a young woman taking pictures of the sky. I thought “oh how pretty, she is taking pictures of the sunset” which is not unusual on the Austin Boardwalk. I continued walking until I saw an abundance of pictures hanging on the railings and rose petals and candles covering the ground. I then said aloud, “aw how cute, look at these pictures”, not realizing what was happening… It took a few seconds of looking at all the photos when I realized they were photos of ME AND DANIEL dating back to our high school and college years.

“It was 10 years worth of our fondest memories together. I immediately started busting out tears (and I’m not a big crier). As soon as I turned to my left, I see Danny throw the sweater that was over his arm (hiding the ring) onto the ground and get down on his knee. I was crying so much I did not even hear him ask “will you marry me”. He had to ask me two times before I finally said yes. (consistent with our relationship).

“As soon as this happened, both mine and Danny’s families come out from behind the bend of the boardwalk where they were hiding and we all began to celebrate together. It was a perfectly planned proposal which caught me completely off guard, which is hard to do because I always like to know everything and find out everything so surprising me is a hard feat. Danny executed the proposal perfectly!”

Katherine and Danny, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me capturing these beautiful images! Your engagement session was light, joyful and FUN…! I cannot wait to capture your beautiful wedding day!

Couple snuggled up with each other for a Gorgeous Downtown San Antonio Engagement Session with Monica Roberts Photography
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Katherine and Danny, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with me capturing these beautiful images! Your engagement session was light, joyful and FUN…! I cannot wait to capture your wedding day!

All images are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post.

Hair + Makeup: Jax Studio

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A Timeless Spinelli’s Cathedral Wedding | Emily & Matt

Bride and Groom kissing under a sparkler exit for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comA Timeless Wedding at Spinelli’s Cathedral and Venue | San Antonio, Texas

What an absolutely beautiful wedding I have to share with you!  Emily and Matt’s big day was amazing in every way! 🙂 From the beautiful blush bridal gown and elegant ceremony details, to the intimate moment when Matt and Emily shared notes before the wedding…this is one of those weddings that makes me so, so thankful for what I do! Some days I can hardly believe this is a JOB…what??! 🙂

I always love to hear my couples’ love stories, and this one is just so sweet!

“Matt and I actually met through my family!” Emily told me. “My cousin Cassie and Matt were good friends all throughout high school, and then through college and beyond! My mom asked Cassie’s mom if they knew of any good guys for me. They immediately agreed that I should meet Matt, and Cassie gave him my number! The rest, as they say, is history! 🙂

“When Matt proposed, we had just moved into our first home together, which needed a lot of TLC. After about a month of updating almost everything and doing a lot of manual labor, we had finished! When everything was complete, Matt looked at me and said “So are we done?! Have we finished everything we wanted to do?” And I said “YES!” very excitedly. 🙂

“We celebrated for a minute, and then I went on about my evening chores (folding his laundry haha).  As I was mid-fold he sat down on the bed and pulled out a box and asked me to marry him. It was so perfect, so simple and so special.  Matt and I truly are perfect for each other, and we can’t wait to start the rest of our lives together!”

Emily and Matt, I’m so happy I got to celebrate with you! Thank you so much for having me at your wedding! 🙂 If your marriage is as beautiful as your big day, you’re in for such an amazing adventure! Congratulations again, and much love to the two of you! 🙂

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The Grand Exit! couples grand exit under sparklers for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comgroom dips his bride under sparklers for their grand exit for a wedding at Spinelli's Cathedral and venue in San Antonio, TX by Monica Roberts Photography www.monicarphotography.comHuge thanks to all the amazing vendors that helped make this day fabulous!

Vendors:

Venue: Spinellis Wedding Cathedral and venue

Bridal Gown: Stella York

Bridal Shoes: Harriet Wilde

Florist: Heb Bloom

Invitations: Basic Invite

Rental Company: Mugshot Photo Booth

Makeup + Hair: Madame Makeup and Hair

DJ/Band: Tunes Across Texas

Assistant: Priscilla

All photos are by Monica Roberts Photography. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

A Texas Hill Country Wedding | Maggie & Grayson

couple kissing in front of a church at Gruene Estate for a Texas Hill County Wedding

Maggie & Grayson 

New Braunfels, Texas Wedding

I am so excited to be sharing this beautiful rustic wedding on the blog today!! Maggie and Grayson are such a sweet couple, and their wedding day was full of happiness!   From the smiles on Maggie’s face as she got ready to see Grayson, to the beautiful rustic tablescapes at their indoor reception – it was such a special day for the two of them and I was thrilled to capture it all!

“Our story is just my favorite!” Maggie told me. “It all began one fall evening in October 2014, when we were both attending college.  Our fraternity and sorority chapters were meeting up for a social mixer, and Grayson was carpooling a group in his truck downtown for the scavenger hunt.  I asked if I could join the group and ride with them, even though I had the last available seat in the truck!

“Once we arrived Downtown we had a great time exploring the city and taking pictures. A group of us ended up at a bar to continue the evening. There Grayson surprised me by buying me a rose. It was the sweetest thing someone’s ever done!

“By the time we went back to the fraternity house for the post-scavenger hunt party I had lost the rose (which Grayson still doesn’t let me live down), stolen his favorite koozie, and had accidentally kicked him in the head while on the front porch swing, so I thought for sure I had blown it!

“But he was actually with his family the next day and telling them all about me.  Later in the day, I received a Facebook message from him asking for pictures of the social mixer, and though he didn’t ask for my number then, I could tell he was interested!

“A few days later I was approached by one of my sisters, who was a long time friend of Grayson’s.  She questioned me about what happened between the two of us, and then decided to call Grayson!  Soon I sent him my number and invited him to a Halloween party the following week. To my surprise, he accepted, and came to the party!

“Over the next few months he took me out on dates and we hung out more and more, until on New Year’s Eve I invited him over to my family’s house to meet the parents, and celebrate. At the stroke of midnight going into 2015, we officially became an ‘us.’

“As we approached our 2.5 year anniversary, Grayson and I set out to make one of the biggest purchases we had made yet – 10 acres of land for us to build our forever home in south Texas! We were so excited to begin work clearing and preparing the land, and I decided I wanted to carve our initials into a large mesquite tree.  I noticed Grayson was acting strange and started to ask silly questions, but I didn’t think anything of it…that is, until I realized our song began playing in the background off of his portable speaker. Grayson had gotten down on one knee!

“With tears in his eyes, he hesitated, took a deep breath, and asked me to marry him. In the heat of a south Texas summer afternoon, on the tailgate of his truck, in the middle of our land, with our whole future ahead of us, I said yes.”

Maggie and Grayson, I just love reading your story!  You are perfect for each other! 🙂 I’m so happy we got to meet, and thrilled I got to be with you on your special day.  Big hugs to both of you! 🙂

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The Chapel at Gruene Estate Wedding Ceremony

Just Married at Gruene Estate! 

A Summer Wedding at Hayes Hollow | Amanda & Gilberto

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Amanda & Gilberto’s Wedding at Hayes Hollow | Hidden Falls, TX

 

These two are married!!! And I’m so grateful I got to be part of Amanda and Gilberto’s wedding day! 🙂It was so fun and romantic, and full of the prettiest details. I’m happy to be sharing all of the pretty with you guys on the blog!!

The wedding was held at the beautiful Hayes Hollow venue, located in Hidden Falls, Texas!  With waterfalls, open sky, and a stunning ballroom, Hayes Hollow was the perfect choice for their beautiful wedding. Krista from A Signature Event brought the couple’s visions to life, designing a rustic-elegant event with greenery, blush, and mulberry accents.  Flowers from Evember Floral finished the beautiful look!

Amanda told me, “We met at a local spot in San Marcos, Texas. “It was Halloween night 2014. I spotted him at the opposite corner of the bench I was sitting in. We locked eyes for a split second and then looked away. I don’t know what it was about Gilbert, but when I saw him everything sort of stopped and I knew I had to go talk to him! I started the conversation by asking him if he was “Hispanic” (lol). He smirked because it was probably the funniest thing to ask. Nonetheless, we chatted for a long while. I felt like sparks were flying, but I kept my cool. We gave each other a summary of our lives in about 30 minutes and realized that we had so much in common! We share a great passion for music, traveling and being outdoors. I was super nervous, so we exchanged numbers and then I gave him a fist pump and smiled. The next day, we went on a hike, but we showed up on opposite ends of Purgatory Creek Park. Since the sun was coming down, I told Gilbert the marker I was at and decided to wait for him. He did not realize he was at the other end of the park until he hiked about 3 miles to come meet me with his phone light on because it was getting dark. I thought that was so intense and felt so bad that I offered to have dinner with him. We had a nice dinner at a small local Mexican restaurant. I felt comfortable around his presence and noticed he could not stop smiling… We continued to see each other every day that week and after 10 days had passed we decided we wanted to be together in a relationship since we couldn’t stay away from each other. Since those days in 2014, we’ve traveled to numerous locations, gone on a lot of fun outdoor adventures with our pups Sarge and Chloe, and we even purchased our own home. I’m so glad we met each other and I have grown to love Gilbert much more in these past 3 1/2 years. I couldn’t picture myself with anyone else and I’m so grateful for this journey together”.

I love this love story and I’m so happy I was able to capture your first day as Husband and Wife!

Amanda told me that Gilberto proposed when they were on a trip to Denver, Colorado!  “We were at the Garden of the Gods,” she said. “And we had reached the top of one of the rock formations.  The view was incredible! He asked me to pose for a photo, and gave a random person his phone to photograph us.  Little did that person know he was about to photograph our engagement!  Gilberto told me he needed to get his sunglasses out of his case, and pulled out the ring that he had hidden then, He got on one knee and proposed! It was such a wonderful surprise!”

And Amanda and Gilberto, your wedding was just as amazing as your love story!  Congratulations you two!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day!!  I’m so happy for you and wish you all the best the world can give! 🙂

Enjoy a few of my favorites from this gorgeous wedding!

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The Ceremony at Hayes Hollow

Outside ceremony site for a Summer Wedding at Hayes Hollow in spring branch, TX by Monica Roberts Photography

I’m in love with the ceremony site! The beautiful florals + the amazing backdrop is perfection!
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Portraits

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The Reception

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Congratulations to Amanda + Gilbert! It was an honor to capture your first day as Husband and Wife!!

All images are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Vendors:

Venue: Hayes Hollow

Wedding Design & Coordination: A Signature Event by Krista Lee

Florals: Evember Floral

Bridal Gown: Sophia Tolli

Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Groom’s Attire: Calvin Klein

Makeup + Hair: Blushd Beauty

Bakery: Sweet Treats

Officiant: Jennie Terrazas

DJ/Band: Ernesto Calderon at DJ Masquerade

Videographer: Something Clever Productions

Popsicles: Steel City Pops San Antonio

Photo assist by Priscilla

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