Monica and Jimmy tied the knot at Scenic Springs a little ways out of San Antonio, in Helotes, TX. The venue was surrounded by woods with a beautiful gazebo accessible by a bridge over a stream. Of course Monica wanted to do their first look under this shaded gazebo, and Jimmy tried to hide his tears when he saw his beautiful bride for the first time.
Meanwhile, the guests were all arriving and heading for ceremony. In place of a traditional guestbook, Monica and Jimmy had a Polaroid camera guests used to take images of each other to put with a handwritten note in a scrapbook. It was so much fun watching the guests joking around with each other as they were in control of documenting a piece of the day.
The ceremony and reception were in the same room, and everything flowed perfectly. Family, and close friends sat in the chairs set up around the center aisle, and the rest of the guests were seated at the reception tables. Their ceremony was short and very touching, and they included a moment of silence for loved ones who had passed on and couldn't be present.
We did a few portraits after their ceremony with close family and friends, before jumping into their fun wedding reception! Dinner was served followed by the cake cutting, and dancing. The evening continued and ended with such a close-knit atmosphere of love and unity, it was an honor to be present and able to photograph such a beautiful event in these two beautiful peoples' lives.