I was so excited when I pulled up to The Lodge at Country Inn Cottages. Picture hay bales and open fields surrounding a beautiful stone and wood lodge set near a hillside. The cottages up the hill are where Nelson and his groomsmen were getting ready, while the Rachel and her bridesmaids were in the Bridal Suite at the Lodge. The sky was the brightest of blues, with a few perfectly shaped white clouds, and the wind did a great job of overcoming the heat of an outdoor summer wedding in Texas.
The ceremony was short, sweet, and beautiful. There were a few tears, a few laughs, and Rachel and Nelson couldn't stop smiling at each other. A few cows even wandered into the field beside their ceremony to watch this beautiful couple tie the knot! After their ceremony, was a reception with heart-warming toasts and beautiful dances. Such a beautiful event with beautiful, kind families and friends of this beautiful bride and groom!
This wedding was a bit of a drive out of San Antonio, but I can't wait until my next wedding here! This venue was truly a wedding photographer's dream. From variety of locations to shoot in the immediate area, to the way the reception hall was set up, I was in venue-heaven!
Pssst, this wedding was featured on MRSter's blog. They're the Modern Union Experts that feature straight and LGBT weddings, and have great posts on wedding planning!