"Rainbows, unicorns and bubblies." That’s how the officiant described the feeling at Caroline and Brandon’s wedding, and we couldn’t agree more. There’s a special time of day just before sunset that cinematographers and photographers call “golden hour." It isn’t really an hour, and depending on the time of year, it can be as few as 15 minutes. At this wedding, it seemed to last for hours—the daylight shimmering through the historic windows of the Southwest School of Art cast a golden glow across Caroline and Brandon entire day. We hope you enjoy their wedding film, and may it fill you with the joy of rainbows, unicorns, and bubblies. :)
Caroline describes Brandon as strong, loyal, optimistic, and kind, and Brandon told us that Caroline is spiritual, compassionate and intentional. They love spending time together outdoors — especially hiking the Austin greenbelt! Caroline told us that she was looking forward to the holiness of the wedding ceremony and the FUN she would share with family and friends at the reception.
As Caroline and her bridesmaids arrived at the Southwest School of Art, their voices echoed with excitement over the sounds of the Riverwalk just below. When they walked in to see Caroline's dress for the first time, their awe filled the bridal room. Caroline received a heartfelt note from her groom, and after putting on her wedding dress, her grandmother presented her with family heirlooms: a garter and bible that she had carried in her own wedding.
Caroline and Brandon shared their first look in the courtyard, and afterwards they chatted eagerly enjoying the beauty of the day. Brandon said the weather was just what they had prayed for and Caroline agreed, saying that it was indeed perfect.
The ceremony featured beautiful performances of some of Caroline and Brandon’s favorite songs, including Phil Wickham’s “You’re Beautiful.” We were so happy to be able to license this particular song for their wedding film, along with the song that Caroline and Brandon chose for their first dance: “Forever Like That” by Ben Rector.
The celebration ended on a high note that truly embraced the festive spirit of San Antonio — Intensity Entertainment kept the dance floor hopping as guests shook maracas and donned flower crowns and sombreros. As the couple made their grand exit through a tunnel of friends throwing confetti, they drove away in a historic baby blue and white 1957 Chevy Bellaire.
The Proposal: How did it happen?
Caroline told us: "Brandon surprised me by taking me to our favorite date spot in San Antonio at the Pearl on Sunday August 23rd. He had a table set up with pictures of us and flowers. I was so surprised! I had my hair in a messy bun and converse on with a dress that didn't match- Brandon said when he first saw how I was dressed, he knew I didn't know he was about to propose :) My sister and my 2 best friends were waiting around the corner, and our close family/friends surprised me back at my house. It was a very special and intimate day! It was simple and sweet, just like Brandon. He wanted it to be about US, and not about the pomp and circumstance. We will cherish that day forever!”
Venue: Southwest School of Art @southwestschoolofart Planner: Robin Waters with Wedding Planners Inc Photographer: David Sixt Flowers: Trinity Flowers @trinityflowers_ Bride's wedding Dress: Julian Gold @juliangoldsa Catering: Anne Marie’s Catering @annemariescatering