Hearing a groom say "I'm the luckiest man alive" when he sees his bride for the first time seems like it would be something out of a movie--but it isn't. Those were the very words that D.A. uttered when he saw Annlyn for the first time underneath the canopy of a wandering wild oak tree on their wedding day.
Annlyn's dad was just as sweet and doting, too--his comments during the Father of the Bride toast were just precious, and when he walks out on the dance floor to shake hands with D.A., his son-in-law, his smile is as big as Texas. We hope you enjoy their wedding film--we certainly enjoyed making it!
Annlyn & D.A. love to spend time boating and out on the water. They love to travel, and they brought this sense of adventure to their wedding reception. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed perfect Texas weather as they mingled on the lawn; also, they were treated to performances by one of New York City's favorite party bands--Area Code. Annlyn & D.A. descended the grand staircase of the building onto the lawn to cheers and whistles, and they showed off their new monograms on their leather cowboy boots to friends and family who gathered around them.
D.A.'s groom's cake was a german chocolate cake with an oil rig tower made entirely of chocolate on top of it, decorated with their monogram initial and chocolate scrollwork. That's not the only treat--Annlyn's cake was covered in white chocolate sculpted to look like coral. Their table centerpieces captured both a traditional and eclectic look simultaneousely--classic bundles of white hydrangea, lilies, and roses were accented with white-kissed sea fans, and blue light floated over-head as the night faded over the lawn. This lagoon of blue light was made even more romantic as guests danced the night away under the stars--the canopy top of the tent was clear! So lovely!
Guests could take a break from dancing to wander about the colonial porches of the Argyle, tasting shrimp and sushi from buffet lines lined with aquatic muses--including ice sculptures of swordfish and mermaids.
By the end of the wedding reception, several cute kiddos had already called it a night on some of the lounge furniture that was scattered around the dance floor: a sure sign that these kids had been having such a good time, they just couldn't have a good time for one second longer!
P.s. if you're loving this ocean decor, you should check out some other sweet ocean-side video footage from destination weddings we've filmed. It's like a little mini-vacation to Maui, Hawaii while at your desk!
Ceremony: St. Mark's Episcopal Church 315 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, TX 78205
Reception: The Argyle Club 934 Patterson Ave San Antonio, TX 78209
Event Planner: The French Connection with Tracy French
Ceremony Coordinator: Jody Kelly
Photographer: JeanAnn Wilkinson
Florist: Steven Pizzini with Pizzini Designs
Caterer: The Argyle
Hair & Makeup: Amar Cosmetics artists: Valerie Perez and Johanna Woodfin
Late Night Snacks: Cheesy Jane's
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo