Event designer Shelley Simone of Shelley Simone Luxe Events wanted to bring some high fashion color and excitement to the typically more subdued San Antonio, Texas weddings scene. She had visions of bright details, bold florals, and butterflies, and this “Majestic Spring” editorial brought them all to life.
“San Antonio is a very conservative city that rarely showcases bridal photography outside of the traditional ‘country motifs,’” says Shelley. “This styled photoshoot is the first of many that will trail-blaze new trends that are unique and inventive.”
Shelley gathered an extensive and extraordinary team of local vendors including photographer Gillian Menzie, planners from The Ultimate Wedding Experience, and florist Eden’s Echo Floral Design and brought them together at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church to create this elevated, festive springtime fairytale.
Let’s get into it!
Do not miss that charming engraved ring box from The MRS Box.
The editorial’s elegant paper goods were created by The Joy Collaborative. Already loving these pops of orange.
The colorful bride + groom rings for this shoot came from Diamond Direct.
Bright and fanciful florals by Eden’s Echo set the stage for all kinds of elegant fairytale whimsy.
OK. First things first. This BUTTERFLY HEADPIECE! Also the work of Eden’s Echo!
Now the dress: this puff-sleeve, structured-bodice, full-skirt, bright orange beauty was handcrafted by Denise of The Little Sewing Room
We totally adore colorful wedding dresses and this one is an absolute show-stopper.
Another new and unique trend we’re loving to see? A floral lapel! A perfect way to elevate this pastel orange suit. Take a peek at our breakdown of our favorite unique suit ideas for more groom fashion inspiration.
We’re digging the pop of bright green from this alligator leather watch band.
It just keeps getting better. This whole groom’s look, including the beautiful blue butterfly lining, came from Men’s Warehouse.
The warm-tone bridal glam was the work of Elite Eyebrows and Makeup, and the pale neutral mani was done by Glam Nailz.
Get into our favorite wedding nails if you’re still on the fence about what nail color to rock on the big day.
Check out some of our fave burnt orange bridesmaid dresses if you’re sticking with a more traditional white wedding dress but want to work some of this gorgeous orange into your palette.
Lilac Sugar Cakes created this whimsical, three-tiered floral stencil wedding cake.
These adorable flower-topped cupcakes from Tender Crumb look SO DELICIOUS.
Subtle details like this satin rosette tablecloth added even more elegance to the editorial’s vibe.
This amazing full, low bun was created by Crystel Does Hair.
This groom’s look just begs for those tasseled black velvet slip-on loafers. Take a look at these from Jimmy Choo if you’re as into it as we are.
Those ankle-strap heels by Bella Belle are pearly perfection.
So glad Shelley Simone Luxe Events decided to assemble this dream team and bring some springtime style to San Antonio with this majestic and colorful shoot!
photography: Gillian Menzie Photography // venue name: st paul's episcopal church, San Antonio, Texas, USA // event design: The Ultimate Wedding Experience // planning: The Ultimate Wedding Experience // florals: Eden's Echo Floral Design // wedding dress: Denise Reed // hairpiece: Eden's Echo Floral Design // bride's shoes: Bella Belle // bride's ring: Diamonds Direct // hair stylist: Crystel Does Hair // makeup artist: Elite Eyebrows & Makeup Studio // groom attire: men's wearhouse // groom's ring: Diamonds Direct // videography: Ever After Studio // paper goods: Joy Collaborative // calligraphy: Lettered By Clauds // cake: Lilac Sugar Cakes // tabletop rentals: Shelley Simone Luxe Events // furniture rentals: Shelley Simone Luxe Events // linen rentals: Shelley Simone Luxe Events // specialty rentals: Shelley Simone Luxe Events // models: Mercedes Webb and Jeremy McZeal // cocktails: Sip It // cupcakes: Tender Crumb // nails: Glam Nailz // cotton candy: Sugar Clouds Cotton Candy // ring box: The MRS Box