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Spring Texas Wedding at The Allen Farmhaus in New Braunfels, TX by Under the Sun Photography, San Antonio Wedding Photographer


Emily & Chris’s Spring Texas Wedding at The Allen Farmhaus in New Braunfels, TX was absolutely stunning! The elements made this wedding so captivating was keeping the colors simple allowing the tiniest details to shine. The details of Emily’s wedding ring, which Chris had custom made from a Grandmothers ring to the ceremony being centered around their faith, ( I personally loved the breaking of the ‘Chuppah’, a Jewish Tradition).

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ut most of all… these two love with all they have. It’s not only seen in the romantic photos but also in the reception where these two literally danced the entire night away. Songs from Garth Brooks, Baton Rouge to the iconic, “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers. (Which, if you’re planning your wedding put this on the DJ request but DO NOT PLAY this before the last hour. This is BEST LIVED in the last 5 songs of the night.)

These two made it their night in every way and that was the most special to witness and document as a photographer. Take a look at their day and enjoy! I know they did along with everyone in attendance. It was AMAZING!

Vendors

Photography: Under the Sun Photography

Wedding Venue: The Allen Farmhaus

Planning & Design: Hazel & Bloom Events

Floral Design: Wolf Weddings

Catering: Spice of Life SA

Hair & Makeup: Glam on Demand

Wedding Gown: Blush Bridal Lounge

Wedding Gown Designer: Miss Stella York

Cake: Timeless Creations by Julie

Bridesmaids Gowns: Dear Cleo

Invitations: Minted Weddings

Shoes: Ted Baker

Boots: Tecovas

 

The Details

The sweetest suite at the farmhaus. See what I did there?

 

Getting Ready

One of my favorite features of Emily’s gown was this sweet tuelle bow. It was the perfect touch!
Can we make all Mother & Daughter moments like this?

Daddy & Daughter Reveal

Daddy & Daughter moments always get me. Proud papa right before he sees his once little girl.
I swear time stands still in moments like these. When Dad realizes his little girl is now all grown up.
So cute.
And gals, always know Mama is ALWAYS welcome to not just watch the reveal, but to be part of these sweet moments too. I always love the emotion in these moments. As a parent myself now, I would want someone to ensure I had my moments with my babies too.

Bridals

I do love to capture a few bridals on the day of the wedding before the ceremony, but also stayed tuned and check out Emily’s bridals after the ceremony in the sunset light…. incredible.

The most beautiful bride. Isn’t she?
Also the sweetest detail… This was Emily’s Grandmother’s hair pin. Isn’t is darling? LOVE!
Emily: “Jessica, I can’t do serious/no smile face”. Me after the shot: “”Ohhhhhhh my GODDDD….. are you kidding me? GIRL you on FIRRRRE!”

Bridesmaids

Trust me, when I say, I took WWWAAAAYYYY more than this and we all had the best laugh when I was quoting the peloton guy, Corey or Cody… anywho the Rigsby guy that makes the best TikToks. “You are a HOT STEAMING PLATE of FAJITAS…..” (and yes I have a reel to this check it out on my instagram @underthesunphotos)

The Groomsmen

These guys were the best! Again, so many great moments captured, I am only putting a handful here.

Chris is wearing his Grandfather’s engraved cufflinks for his wedding day and I absolutely loved this. My grandfather was one to have engraved watches, cufflinks, and it’s not very common to see so when I see details like this, it makes my heart melt and think of my Grandpa.

The First Look

Man. Y’all I love a great First Look. I love them all really, it allows for couples to feel vulnerable with their emotions. To show themselves without a crowd watching and allows them to truly take in the moment and soak it in. If I had to do it all over again, I would have definitely done one myself. But, also know that the ceremony first look is incredible as well. But, after seeing this moment, y’all just might change your minds.

 

I think he like the dress. (Winky face)

One thing I do love about First Looks is that some couples choose to read vows that they wrote to one another or even recite them out loud. Which there’s only 2-3 people either photographing or videoing the moment vs. 200 of your relatives watching or listening. I just love this so much!

 

Photographer tip: The Sun was incredibly harsh and bright here. When taking this put the couple facing each other to reduce harsh shadows on their faces. The main goal E&C wanted the chapel and hexagon in the backdrop and we did just that!

Bridal Party

Your friends will love you too for doing a first look! Because we also capture all the bridal party photos before the ceremony too!

Because I love relaxed fun group photos too!

The Ceremony

It’s go time.

I will never grow tired of a floral cross. Especially one done by Ravin with Wolf Weddings & Events. Swoon.

 

It’s mom’s wink for me.

 

Proof: First Looks do not ruin this moment.

No lie, I think Chris’s Uncle dropped the ring about 3-4x throughout this part. Ha!
Insert “Whoopsie Daisy”

 

 

After E&C shared their Eucharist together, they snuck away to the back of the chapel to pray, reflect, and be with one another before, “I do.”
Y’all these are just the sweetest.
“Mazel tov!”
Ring the bell!!

Family Portraits

 

This Grandpa was the cutest and placed his walker directly in front of E&C. Too cute! You can come home with me funny guy! Notice: Grandma swatting him on the arm. **That’s the real winner!

Romantic Portraits

Because you just got married and you deserve this drink! **Get a wedding planner like Jess with Hazel & Bloom that’ll bring you over a drink the moment the wedding is over. **
One of the coolest things about the Allen Farmhaus is that’s it’s right next to a small airport. On Saturdays, there’s always little prop planes like these taking off and flying over.
I seriously have too many favorites from this day!

Note to my girls. Give your guys a quick break to eat the appetizers your caterer brings you and let’s photograph you.

Example:

FAVORITE. Period. Good bye.
“This is sooooo good! Babe, you look AMAZING!”
Now that’s a kiss!

 

The Reception

 

One of the most beautiful and peaceful venues at night. It’s so relaxing for guests and for myself when I eat dinner out here. I love it!
Speaking of meals. Still dreaming of Spice of Life’s Paella. I love me some Paella.
While eating, “Is someone singing, ‘Come and Get your Love’?”
Because the best part of a wedding isn’t just the formal portraits, it’s also reminiscing and seeing your old college buddies!

 

Cake, Kisses, Champagne. The recipe to a happy marriage.
Let there be dancing!

 

 

 

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Jess is the best, from the moment we met her we knew we made the right decision. We had to make major changes to our wedding due to covid, Jess addressed all our concerns, and answered all our questions along the way making all the necessary changes effortlessly. Jess captured our engagement, bridal and wedding day photos each every photo is absolutely amazing. We have the most beautiful moments of our lives captured so beautifully because of Jess.

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"Jessica was right there with us getting ready and capturing some very sweet and intimate photos that I know we will forever treasure. She knows exactly what to say and when to say it to get that best smile out of a very nervous bride! We had a perfect ceremony and I've seen a sneak peek of my wedding photos and am just speechless! Jessica was with us for our entire FIVE hour reception and was the perfect combination of photographer and dance partner! Jessica very quickly became a guest favorite and a family member for life! I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over! I will never be able to thank Jessica enough for making my day even more special."

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