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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of working with some of the best wedding vendors  to create the vision of a Texas Hill Country dream wedding for any bride. The individuals that participated in this feature truly have a one of a kind passion and heart for their perfected crafts and capabilities. Together we came and collaborated on the thought, if a bride came to us tomorrow and asked for a team of professionals to make her day the best day, what would this look like? How can it be different and timeless?

It was through our passions and creativity we came together with the idea of taking something old and making it into something completely new and fun for any prospective bride. Guys, if you are a bride at this moment, or maybe even a prospective bride waiting on your boyfriend to pop that knee flexor, or have a profound love for antiques this is right where you need to be!

CalliRosa Calligraphy of San Antonio, TX provided these one of a kind invitations, menu cards, and place cards. Charlotte, the owner, has a true gift for color and placement as she crafted each stage of these invitations by hand. How unique and amazing is that? Invitations have the ability to set the tone for your wedding, and this brought together our color palette and mix of old and new perfectly. To find more information about check out Charlotte at  CalliRosa Calligraphy !

 

Suzie Martinez, of Creations Cake Shop in Pleasanton, literally takes the cake on this one! Suzie & her team executed this piece perfectly taking elements from our antique china and water color to create this beauty that’s almost too pretty to even to eat. But if you have every had a Creations Cake you would know first hand nothing is dreamier that taking that first bite of heavenly cake. Their service and creativity makes them the best cake shop all around.

Mike & Charlotte Jaynes, of The Oaks at Boerne were more than gracious to allow us to bring our dream wedding to their location in Boerne, TX. This married duo is incredible and have a true passion for serving others especially their brides. Together the Jaynes and their family recreated this venue from what was originally a chicken coop house in the 50s. A chicken coop, guys – so you can imagine their creativity and craft to the property? It’s pretty stellar. This venue allows for the open concept environment and full integration of the Texas Hill Country. You can hear the branches sway in the breeze and the crickets chirp happy tunes in the night. It’s beyond peaceful. We transformed the fireplace into a ceremony location, but there is also another option to get married under the heavenly trees as well.

Briana Lorenz, Owner of Perfectly Woven, was so gracious not to only lend her antique Persian Rugs & Jimmy John for this shoot but guys, she also modeled along side her husband, Willie. The use of PW’s rugs transformed this area with the perfect hues and gave it the classic timeless touch. These items can be purchased in person at her shop in Pleasanton, TX bringing a one of kind element to your home or any event space.

These two newlyweds were just a complete dream and their love for one another only shows more and more throughout this entire shoot.

Briana’s dress is a dress that transforms from ceremony to reception as the tulle skirt is removable and was designed by custom for her. It fits her beautifully and is just lovely throughout this entire evening.

Lesley McMillan, shop owner of Lesley’s Flower Shop & Gifts,  and her team selected the most beautiful florals that were one of a kind and sang colorful hues throughout this entire collaboration. The colors of this bouquet were beyond gorgeous and sheer perfection. To also up ante on the ceremony site, Lesley created a whimsical vine piece on the fireplace with Italian Ruscus that just brought that extra elements of class to the session. Lesley creates a one of a kind experience for her brides taking consideration into all elements of antiques and the venue used to tie it all together with her floral work. The centerpiece in this feature will blow anyone away as she took an antique Jimmy John and transformed it into a one of a kind show stopper.

Tina Humphrey, owner and lead consultant of Diamonds & Dreams Event Consultants, was a huge part of the success of this shoot. Together we spoke back and forth on the styling, color coordination, and classic elements which would make this different but yet timeless to any bride. Tina has a true act for placement, which is not easy guys, and takes the overwhelming situations and eliminates them completely with the touch of her magic wand. Ok, she doesn’t have a wand, but I would have been sworn to believe it to be true. Top notch service and guys if you go with Tina you won’t be disappointed.

Laurie Love, of Cru Vintage Rentals in Boerne, was another wedding MVP here guys. Laurie, has a warehouse full of antiques (insert major heart flutters) she was able to bring pieces for our tables such as the china and candle pieces along with a gorgeous pink couch you’ll see later on. There is such a benefit to using her services as she was able to bring these pieces all together from her inventory, which is quite extensive. If you are in need of any type of antique for your day Cru Rentals is your go to destination for renting these amazing pieces.

Next up, our cocktail hour was brought to you by The Pour Horse. Tassie, owner of TPS & Sass Tass Bartending, transformed this old horse trailer into an out of this world bar. Can you guys imagine how cool this would be at your wedding? Not only are you being provided tasty drinks but the environment is not just any regular bar setting. The use of shiplap and industrial lighting make this a true ‘wow’ factor for any wedding or event.

Aren’t these guys just perfect? Love these two!

Kim Ramirez of Makeup by Kim Ramirez, was our makeup artist for this session and her work is unbelievable! She takes time to perfect the look desired and mixes and matches colors to create one of a kind color palette. Kim even took it one step further, and requested for the bouquet to make Briana’s lips the perfect shade to match. If that isn’t impressive I don’t know what is! Kim alongside with Rosie MacDonald, owner and hair stylist of Rosie MacDonald Hair & Makeup were the beauty dream team. The heat was not match for Rosie’s skills to keep hair curled and in place.

And last but for certain never least, I had the amazing Adrien of Pine & Blossom participate in our styled session with her amazing videography skills.  Adrien is full of life and leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes. If you don’t believe me just check out this magic she created to capture the behind the scenes of this styled session and what your dream wedding could look like.

 

 

 

Vendors:

Photography: Yours truly – Under the Sun Photography 

Models: Willie & Briana Lorenz

Hair: Rosie MacDonald Hair & Makeup – San Antonio, TX

Makeup: Makeup by Kim Ramirez – San Antonio, TX    Instagram

Venue:  The Oaks at Boerne   Boerne, TX  Instagram

Florals: Lesley’s Flower Shop & Gifts  Jourdanton, TX

Calligraphy & Invitations: CalliRosa Calligraphy San Antonio, TX       Instagram

Cake: Creations Cake Shop  – Pleasanton, TX   Instagram

Wedding Coordinator & Planner: Diamonds & Dreams Event Planning San Antonio, TX

Rugs & Home Decor: Perfectly Woven Plesanton, TX

Vintage & Rental Pieces: Cru Vintage Rentals Boerne, TX

Mobile Bar: SassTass Event Bartending & The Pour Horse San Antonio & Austin, TX

Videography: Pine & Blossom New Braunsfels, TX

 

Mucho Love,

Jessica

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  1. Theresa says:

    Great work, you can tell a lot of effort went into this!

  2. Adrien says:

    These are STUNNING! The color scheme is so spot on. It’s warm, and yet vibrant!

  3. Andrea Stephen says:

    This coordination of talents and ability to pull them together was done beautifully. Enjoying reading and looking at this and are encouraging others to do the same. Amazing work Jessica

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- Jessica & Austin 

"Beyond Incredible! We really hate getting our picture taken but Jessica made it feel so natural and not scary at all! We knew for our wedding it had to be done and done right because you only get 1 chance! How did she make us look so good and not awkward? She's truly great at what she does and I will never pick anyone else after the experience we had."

- Brandi  & Joe

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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."

Katie & Derik

 "I would have her as my photographer and friend 100 times over!"

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! She is a planner, friend, someone who listens, and such a beneficial asset to any wedding! I cannot recommend her to enough people. She exceeds any bride's high expectations - all with a smile on her face. It is impossible to feel uncomfortable around her, she is goofy and will constantly keep you laughing. She does anything for her Bride and Groom and will not stop until you are satisfied."


- Kayla & Derek

"Jessica is so much more than a photographer! "

I love Jessica and her work!! She took mine and my husband’s engagement pictures, wedding pictures and bridals and did an outstanding job. My husband is not very happy when it comes to taking pictures (especially with PDA ) but by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro. The night after our wedding he was telling me he was ready to see how all the pictures turned out! She definitely knows how to help you feel comfortable in your own skin while in front of the camera. Highly highly highly recommend her for your wedding! I cannot say enough good things about her work!

- Melissa & George

My husband isn't happy when it comes to taking pictures, by the time the first session was done she turned him into a pro.

"Would recommend to any and everybody! She did an amazing amazing job with our wedding and engagement photos. I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! She is amazing and funny and finds all the great moments that we take for granted. Thank you so so much for taking care of us and our crazy family!"


- Kaitlyn & Chris 

I couldn’t feel more grateful and thankful that we found Jess! 

"Jessicas passion for photography radiated from her soul the moment I met her. When looking for a photographer, We decided that we would call a few to get a feel for the type of people they were and if they (the photographer) would fit into what we were looking for in our wedding vendors. We saw your work, we LOVED your work, but we didn’t know you. From our first conversation up until now you made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day! On my wedding day you made me feel like the prettiest bride to ever walk this planet! Your photos blew my husband away! You captured the uniqueness and beauty of us, our surroundings and our guest! This review, nor my “thank you”, will ever be enough to show you how grateful we are for your talent!"

- Eliza & Bradley 

 You made us feel like you were meant to be apart of our big day!


I can't say enough great things about UTS. Jessica is the BEST photographer, not just because she makes you look great, but she makes you feel great! She fills the shoot with funny jokes, music, and laughs to make sure you feel comfortable because not everyone is a super model. Each and every time I get our photos back I am blown away by great they look! She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor. She helped us out on the wedding day in so many different ways and worked side by side with our other vendors to make our day successful and perfect. The sneak peak was incredible! She also brought a partner with her who was equally as fun as Jessica. I loved how they both worked and made the pictures fun. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. My husband & I will be using UTS exclusively for all of our photography needs. 

- Bailey & Doug

She went way above and beyond anything I ever expected from a vendor!


"Jessica is so passionate about photography, not only does she take amazing pictures BUT she also makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her! She’s very professional but FUN!! I used her for my engagement photos and my wedding, beyond happy with her!


-Kailey & Garrett

she makes you feel so beautiful and comfortable while you’re with her!