Brenna + Cliff are the SWEETEST. COUPLE. EVER. Like, ever ever. Maybe I like them so much because they share my obsession with reality TV (ha!) or maaaaybe it’s just because I’m a sucker for a great love story… and theirs is pretty great. They met in high school, went their separate ways after graduation, and reunited TEN whole years later.

Their wedding day was full of personal details – like Brenna’s engagement ring (Cliff’s mom’s original diamond from over 30 years ago. Ahhh!) Her second ring (yep, she had TWO!) was her “something old” and “something borrowed.” It’s made with Brenna’s Grandmother’s original engagement ring (over 70 years old) and diamonds from one of Brenna’s mom’s rings. I maaaay have gone a little overboard with the ring photos on this one, so keep an eye out for photos of both rings below. šŸ˜‚šŸ’

Brenna + Cliff’s wedding ceremony was held at are in San Antonio, and their wedding reception was held right across the street, at the historic St. Anthony Hotel (side note: the St. Anthony Hotel rooftop is definitely in my top 3 places to take wedding photos!) Downtown San Antonio weddings, oh how I love thee. Here are our favorites from Brenna + Cliff’s big day. Enjoy!
-Jenn

PS – Special thanks to the team atĀ Kindle and Gather Wedding and Event Design. Every detail of Brenna + Cliff’s wedding was PERFECTION, thanks to you ladies!

Brenna + Cliff wanted to head straight to their reception after the ceremony (instead of spending lots of time taking photos!), so they decided to see each other beforehand. This way, we were able to take plenty of bride/groom and wedding party photos AND they didnā€™t miss one minute of their reception. Win/win! The photos above and below were taken in the first moments that they saw each other. We love first looks! For more info about doing a first look at your wedding, visitĀ this link.
The St. Anthony Hotel rooftop = one of my top 3 places to take wedding photos!
Brenna!!! You. Are. GORGEOUS!!!!
Did I mention that the St. Anthony Hotel has a gorgeous ballroom for wedding receptions? Well, it does!
Brenna + Cliff, this was the BEST DAY EVER! Thank you for letting us celebrate with you!!

See more wedding reception photos at the St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio, Texas:Ā http://tinyurl.com/BTLstAnthony

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Wedding Coordinator: Kali Measures, Kindle and Gather
Wedding Ceremony:Ā Travis Park Methodist Church, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception:Ā St. Anthony Hotel, San Antonio TX
Brideā€™s Hair/Makeup: JAX Studio, San Antonio TX
Brideā€™s Dress: Amsale, Julian Gold
Brideā€™s Shoes: J Crew
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Black by Vera Wang
Wedding Band: In10 City Band
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young
Floral: Fresh Urban Flowers, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception Lighting: DPC Lighting, San Antonio TX

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Bend the Light PhotographyĀ specializes inĀ wedding photographyĀ andĀ engagement portrait photographyĀ in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.

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Oh, man… I remember when I USED to be productive on the weekends! But now that morning sickness is my new best friend, my Sunday to-do list has changed a bit.

On today’s agenda: Grab some tacos through the drive-thru at our favorite hole-in-the-wall (@tinkataco!), binge on Netflix shows (currently watching a crime thriller called “The Five”… so good!), and do lots of cuddling with Libby and Pete (best weenie dogs ever!)

What’s everyone else up to this weekend? Holla if tacos, Netflix, and/or your fur babies will be a part of your Sunday. šŸŒ®šŸ¶ -Kaylinn

PS ā€“ See more of my personal photos and storiesĀ here! Stay up to date with our pregnancy adventure by following us onĀ FacebookĀ andĀ Instagram!

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Fall is now in full force, filling my evenings with gorgeous light and beeeeautiful people. I think the sunsets have an extra bit of magic in the fall.

I love Emily and Rorey’s story. When Emily moved to San Antonio, she didn’t know that she was moving a few blocks from her future husband. They seemed to run into each other everywhere. They worked out at the same gym, ate at the same restaurants, shopped at the same HEB. Emily quickly noticed this handsome stranger, but he seemed oblivious. One day, they ran into each other once again at the water fountain in the gym and started talking. Emily can’t remember what was said, but she does remember his super thick Texas drawl (which Emily later found out was super exaggerated. Ha!) Eventually Rorey asked her out, but she said no. A year later when Emily decided to ask Rorey out, he said no! It took Emily moving to Houston for them to realize they couldnā€™t be without each other.

It was a joy to capture their love. Emily’s smile is contagious and it was easy to see that Rorey adores her. Here are my favorites from their engagement session. I can’t wait for their big day in the spring.
-Jenn

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San Antonio Tx Engagement photographer_0002.jpgI’m obsessed with the detailing on Emily’s shirt. A little behind the scenes note. Nordstrom lost Emily’s order, so she had to do a quick shopping trip the day before the session. Those are some shopping skills. :)
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Bend the Light PhotographyĀ specializes inĀ wedding photographyĀ andĀ engagement portrait photographyĀ in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.

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The Verme family is now a party of 5! Introducing our daughter, Karungi! ā¤ Chris and I are now outnumbered by our children!

Our first week together has been spent shopping for all the girly things, staying up late sharing stories, and playing soccer in the yard.
We are beyond blessed to be her family and so excited for this new chapter in our story. -Jenn

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Over four years ago, Lesli was waiting tables. Greg was a bit of a “regular.” He would sit at the bar and chat with Lesli’s coworkers (some of his friends from high school). One day something just clicked between the two of them, and as Lesli’s says, “The rest is history!” In the evenings, you can find these homebodies with their dog, whoseĀ company they enjoy as much as most humans. When they do get out, they like to travel in style… which brings us to their HOTEL EMMA WEDDING!

Lesli +& Greg’s wedding day is what dreams are made of. After bonding over our shared love for renovating historic homes at their King William engagement session, I was counting down the weeks until their Hotel Emma wedding. Every detail was impeccably planned, a reflection of Lesli’s flawless style and amazing planning skills. As their big day approached, we received their information questionnaire, I saw things like “all lace gown with low back“,Ā “emerald green suit“, and “black heels“… I could barely contain my excitement!!! Hotel Emma was the perfect backdrop for their wedding day. I’m such a lucky girl to be invited into amazing days, that are filled not only with wonderful people, but with ALL the pretty things :) (Side note: I broke one of my own personal rules for this post. Find out what it was below!) Here are my many favorites from their wedding. Congratulations, Lesli and Greg!
-Jenn

PS – Special thanks to Jen Harbuck and the INCREDIBLE team atĀ Southern Unique EventsĀ for all of their hard work on this wedding. Bee-yoo-tee-ful job!!

LOVE these images of Lesli + Greg’s first look!Ā ā¤ļø

I always post bridal party images in color (never in black and white!) It’s my own personal “rule.” I love to see the color of the dresses, bouquets, and suits all together. With this image, though, the black and white image stood out to me… annnnd so, I decided it was worth breaking the rule for. :) Lesli + Greg, you know how to rock the moody look of black and white (and I LOVE it!!)

The Hotel Emma courtyard… wedding day perfection!
Wedding receptions in the Elephant Cellar at Hotel Emma = some of our personal faves.

Lesli + Greg, capturing these moments was such an honor! We wish you all the best as you begin your new lives as Mr. and Mrs!

View our other weddings at Hotel Emma in San Antonio, Texas here:Ā http://tinyurl.com/BTLhotelemma

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Wedding Coordinator: Jen Harbuck, Southern Unique Events
Wedding Ceremony: Hotel Emma, San Antonio TX
Wedding Reception:Ā Hotel Emma, San Antonio TX
Wedding Band: Doc Watkins
Floral: Anthemum
Calligraphy: Lazy Creek Designs
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young
Macarons: Bakery Lorraine
Brideā€™s Hair/Makeup: Twirl Salon
Brideā€™s Dress: Maggie Sottero
Brideā€™s Shoes: M. Gemi
Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Harper and Jones
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Bend the Light PhotographyĀ specializes inĀ wedding photographyĀ andĀ engagement portrait photographyĀ in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.
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