Even though it means dealing with the atrociously hot summers of San Antonio, there is no where else I'd rather be a wedding photographer. Doug and Rebekah's outdoor wedding at Los Patios is the perfect example of this - it was sweltering, seriously we were all melting for their outdoor ceremony, but it was so stunningly beautiful that it was worth it and I'd do it all over again in a heart-beat to get these gorgeous wedding ceremony photographs. This was my first wedding at Los Patios and if you haven't been there before you need to go check it out - they're more than a wedding venue, they have a ton of small shops, spas, and restaurants. It's the perfect getaway-for-a-day, but right in San Antonio. All the beautiful architecture and landscape makes you feel like you're transported to another, secluded world. There were so many amazing places to take portraits of Doug and Rebekah, including a small bamboo forest. Everything was so beautiful I could have kept shooting them for another hour, but it was just too hot and the A/C of their reception was calling to all of us.
One of my favorite little elements of this wedding was how the couple both honored family members that had passed on. Rebekah had a pin on her wedding dress for her grandmother, and Doug added a four leaf clover to his boutineer for his mother. Their ceremony was very sweet, and I know I wasn't the only one fighting back tears when Doug knelt down to say additional vows to Rebekah's son. After the ceremony we took family and formal bridal party portraits, then finished up with the portraits of just Doug and Rebekah. Their wedding reception was just what you would expect from a Texas wedding - fajitas, cake, and a lot of dancing. It was such a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple, congrats Doug and Rebekah!!!