Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Because All Good Things Must Come to an End: The Vineyards Restaurant {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

I've been a regular fixture at The Vineyards at Garden Ridge for several years. I sat down to try to count the number of weddings, proposals, rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and more that I've photographed there over the past few years and I gave up.

So I was saddened to read their announcement on their homepage last week. After 15 years they will be closing their doors. The owners have decided to move on to other adventures. So it's with a heavy heart that I write this salute to an amazing restaurant and the people who ran it. The food was so good my mouth waters at the thought of it. The venue was so beautiful. My hope is that some lucky individual or group of individuals will decide to take it on.

I'll miss Lindsey and her laid back but efficient approach to coordinating the weddings and events. I'll miss the guys who were so great about sneaking me a plate here and there when I got hungry or bringing me water during hot outdoor weddings. They were golden!

They'll close their doors at the end of this month. But the memories they created will live on. I was honored to be a part of their history.

Lisa On Location Photography

Friday, June 7, 2013

June Wedding Season is Upon Us {New Braunfels Wedding Photography}

I was a June bride 17 years ago. So I have a special place in my heart for June brides. Today I get to see a sweet lady marry the man of her dreams.

I was lucky enough to photography Stephanie a few weeks ago in the Gruene area. During the session she told me all about how special Gruene was to her and her fiance. They'd go to Gruene Hall, they'd get ice cream from the general store and she even showed me a private little spot with a swing where the two of them would go to talk and cuddle after catching a show at Gruene Hall.

It's so nice to include special places into our sessions. Stephanie is planning a first look this afternoon before she ties the knot so I have this blog set to run during the moments after the big reveal.

Congratulations you two!

Lisa On Location Photography