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I Do Donovan

We love a good love story like Sean and Kristina’s. We also are loving all the details that went into planning this wedding… just wait until you see the photos, a true floral dream! The alpacas were also such a sweet meaningful memory for their wedding day.

The Love Story

In June 2017, Sean and I met through a dating app called Bumble where the girl makes the first move; I sent him a video clip of Kevin from the Office spilling his pot of chili, and Sean was hooked.

Our first date was at a local bar in Houston, TX. I got there early and hid in a corner to make sure he wasn’t a catfish, and partly to check him out. Those who know Sean know that he’s never on time, but lucky for me he was worth the wait!

I knew Sean was the one when he surprised me with a trip to an alpaca farm for my 26th birthday. Tears were shed. I had only mentioned my love for alpacas a few times in passing. It is still one of the sweetest and most thoughtful things a man has ever done for me. So it was only fitting we had alpacas come celebrate our big day!

Why They Choose The Chandelier

We chose the Chandelier as our venue because it was the perfect mix of hill country with touches of elegance. Also, I am a sucker for a beautiful white chapel and The Chandelier was on my mind the moment I saw it online.

The best part about being a Chandelier couple was getting to meet and work with such sweet people. Everyone was so accommodating and flexible with visits and me being out of town. Y’all made me feel very relaxed on the big day.

Memorable Moments

Obviously reading our vows privately and the entire ceremony – it all felt like an out of body experience. My brother officiated the wedding was pretty special as well.

A lighter, funny moment I’ll never forget is at the reception when my 3 year old niece Hayden came up to me to ask, “Kristina, did you see the surprise cake they made you?” She grabbed my hand and we ran across the dance floor to see the “surprise” cake I had “no idea about”. Ha ha! Too funny.

Their Best Advice

I loved getting to share this experience with my mom. Although we did butt heads a time or two (love you mom), I’m so glad she got to be a part of it.

All Together Now

Thank you to everyone that helped make this truly the best day of Sean and I’s life so far. We felt so loved and are just grateful to have had so many loved ones all in one place. I’ll end this with my favorite verse from our ceremony, which makes me cry every time I read it, and is a great representation of our love:

“I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.

-The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

We adore this quote and love how sentimental their wedding day was. Plus, the floral… an absolute spring wedding dream!

Vendor Spotlight:

-Photographer: Allison Jeffers Photography
-Videographer: Dynamic Films
-Florist: Reiley and Rose
-Coordinator: Sweet Laurel Events
-Bartender: Bartenders 4 You
-H&M: Veil Artistry
-DJ: Gaines Entertainment, DJ Gumby
-Caterer: Jimmy Lynn’s Catering
-Cakes: Cakes by Cathy Young
-Alpacas: Texas Party Animals
-Dance floor, drapes, linens: DPC Event Services
-Photobooth: MBP Photo Booth
-Late night snack: Amy’s Ice Cream, P Terrys
-Transportation: Elegant Rides, Team One Luxury
-Dress: Ivory Bridal Atelier, Ann Barge
By |2022-07-06T14:20:54-07:00July 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Fairytail Ending

Sometimes in the midst of a crisis (or in Curtis and Taylor’s story, a pandemic) a fairytale ending occurs. The one good thing that could come out of a pandemic… love! Taylor was about move back home but was delayed due to COVID, and that is when she met Curtis through a mutual friend. They knew from the start they had something special and it was the beginning of an amazing adventure! From her gorgeous dress, beautiful flowers and amazing decor details, this day was picture perfect!

The Love Story

 Curtis and I met in Corpus Christi while I was on a work assignment. We had mutual friends that introduced us at a charity event in the Spring of 2020. I was supposed to be moving back to Houston in April of 2020, but COVID locked us down and my move got delayed. Curtis and I spent a lot of time together during the pandemic lockdowns since there was not much to do. We knew pretty quickly that our love was something special and we started making plans for the future. You could say that our relationship is the only good thing to come from the COVID 19 pandemic :).

 Why They Choose The Chandelier

I have been familiar with the Chandelier since the early days of it being built. The beautiful venue has captivated me since day 1 and I have always known that I wanted to be married there. New Braunfels is also a very special place to me and my family as it is my mother’s hometown. Throw in the added bonus that the owners of the venue were childhood friends of my mothers, and you have the perfect spot to choose to get married.

Memorable Moments

 The most memorable moment was when the doors opened to the chapel, and I looked around at all my friends and family and a wave of emotion took over me when I realized how much love we were surrounded with that day. It was truly special to realize that all these people took time out of their Saturday to be there with us to celebrate. Marriage is truly a season of gratitude and reflection on all the incredible friends and family that are a part of your lives.

Their Best Advice

There is so much preparation and planning that goes into what seems like a fleeting moment. The actual ceremony and reception went by so quickly, it was hard to really take it all in. My husband and I decided to have a sweetheart table in the middle of the hall with just the two of us. I think this was one of the best decisions because it gave us a few minutes to just sit together and admire all of the beautiful decorations and look around at all of the friends and family that came to celebrate. It also gave us a few minutes to talk to each other about how we were feeling and share in our excitement.

All Together Now

The last-minute details were fun to pull together- I spent a lot of money on Etsy buying wedding and bar signs, putting together toiletry trays for the bathrooms, bridesmaid gifts, family gifts, a sign for my dog to wear down the aisle

The wedding would not have been as beautiful and well executed if it weren’t for Barbie Foerster. She is a rockstar when it comes to helping you make decisions and helping your ideas come to life. I am so thankful we had her throughout the process to help guide us. It also helps that she knows the venue like the back of her hand!

Curtis and Taylor’s love story is a perfect example on how sometimes timing is everything! We are still obsessing over the floral and all the detail that went into coordinating this amazing day! Also… a white comfy set to end the night is genius!!

Vendor Spotlight

Coordinator, Florals, and Decorations: Barbie Foerster
Photography, Videography, and Photobooth: Photohouse Films
Catering: River City Catering
Bartenders: Bartenders 4 You
Cake: Serendipity Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Vixen Hair and Makeup
Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal
Alterations and Removable Skirt for Dress: Colletti Threads
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Mens Warehouse/
DJ: Strat Kat DJ
Light Up Letters: Alpha Lit San Antonio
Party Bus: SA Limo Connection
Officiant: Wedding Priest on Call

By |2022-04-28T06:45:38-07:00April 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Lindner In Love

A relationship that started as an introduction through a mutual friend in their ministry, ended in happily ever after! Their relationship begins with a white rose and we love how they incorporated that in their wedding.  Their wedding day was a little mix of southern with a whole lot of glam and we are here for it! Also, we need to take a special moment to appreciate their getaway car! This was a project the groom and his dad had worked on since he was in high school… how amazing!!

The Love Story

We met at an annual bonfire hosted by our young adult ministry at our church. A friend introduced us and we talked the rest of the night. Over the next few months, our friendship grew as we began to spend more time together. Jake asked me to be his girlfriend on January 6th, 2018. He did it on top of Mount Bonnell in Austin, TX. Jake gave me a white rose when he asked, which we incorporated on our wedding day. The day of the proposal, the weather was dreary and wet. Jake was not sure he was going to be able to pull it off. The plan that day was to meet some friends in downtown New Braunfels to walk around and take pictures. This was also the place of an outing Jake and I went on the first time Jake visited New Braunfels, before we were dating. As the group walked up in to the gazebo at the square, Jake said “It’s go time”, the sign to our friend that the proposal was on! As we stepped back to take a picture, Jake got down on one knee. I said YES!!

Why They Chose The Chandelier 

1. The calmness and beauty of the venue. You felt like you were in a completely different place when you entered the grounds.
2. We felt it was a perfect mixture of us; A little rustic as well as glamorous!
3. The price and no fees!! We visited a few venues that were so much more expensive than advertised because of fees.
4. The amount of vendor options that could be used. There was so much flexibility to make the wedding day fit our budget, style, and personality.

Memorable Moments

The first look! Seeing each other before the ceremony was so calming for both of us and something I will never forget. I was sooo excited to show Jake my dress.