Gruene Estate Wedding Venue New Braunfels, TX

This gorgeous wedding venue in New Braunfels, TX has quickly become one of my favorite! From the open air chapel to the rustic reception area… this venue has so much to offer. I was so happy when Kim and Matthew decided to have their wedding portraits taken here! Kim started off with hair and makeup with Stephanie | Vanity Eiland then headed to the venue for “Day after” wedding portraits.

The Session

Day after wedding sessions are the best! Let me tell you why……… you do not have to worry about a timeline– You can take your time getting ready… you can spend the day pampering yourself… and a HUGE plus—- You both will be way more relaxed!! You can end the evening with a nice relaxing dinner out. Plus, who doesn’t want to get back into their wedding dress again?!! On wedding day…there is so much going on. Your day will go by so fast! Trust me…. at the end of the night— you’re going to wonder where the day went.

Here are a few of my favorites for Kim and Matthews session… I love this chapel! Bride and Groom looking at each other in front of an open air chapel at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Bride and Groom almost kissing in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Bride and Groom standing forehead to forehead in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TXBride and Groom praying together with sun flare in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX

We decided to take a moment and reflect… and I think it turned out perfectly.
Brie and Groom reflecting on marriage with sun flare at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Groom smiling at his bride in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Bride giggling with her groom in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Bride and Groom smiling at each other while forehead to forehead in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX
Bride and Groom laughing while kissing at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX

loving this sun flare… and of course this sweet laughter. Bride laughing with her groom during sunset in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX

I love Kim’s Augusta Jones Wedding dress! Kim picked up this amazing dress at Kleinfeld’s in New York City.
Bride and Groom standing showing off the back of the brides augusta jones dress in a field at Greune Estate Wedding Venue in New Braunfels, TX

I seriously have way too many favorites from this session! Congratulation to Matthew and Kim! I can’t wait to see these two again!

To book your 2018 wedding with Monica Roberts, please use the contact form above or send an email to info@monicarphotography.com | I have 2 days left for 2017 weddings!

Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. For questions, please feel free to contact me.

Vendors: Photo: Monica Roberts | Venue: Gruene Estate | Hair + Makeup: Stephanie with Vanity Eiland | Dress: Augusta Jones | Suit: Men’s Warehouse

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Groom Dipping Bride in front of a Waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

It’s no secret… I love photographing wedding at Hidden Falls. I love the moss tree’s..the waterfall… that this venue is tucked away (literally…lol)  in the Texas Hill County. Katy and Blaze wedding fit perfectly here. We had the most amazing weather for this gorgeous outdoor ceremony. And the reception… was AMAZING!!!

Welcome to our wedding sign at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXFlower centerpieces and chandelier at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXPicture of the ballroom with Chandelier at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXPhoto of reception at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Getting Ready

These are probably some of my favorite moments of the wedding day! This is when it really hits that it’s FINALLY wedding day….!! You’ll start to feel those butterflies — the nerves start to kick in.. all the excitement + joy + happiness! It’s so awesome to see all of these emotions unfold!

Bride looking at her wedding dress at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXJax Studios doing her thing with Makeup….
Bride having makeup applied at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride sitting with bridesmaid laughing at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXWedding dress hanging from mirrors at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX
Mom zipping up brides wedding dress at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bridesmaid putting on Brides bracelet at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride putting on her earrings at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride putting on her wedding dress with Mom and Bridesmaid at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

I just LOVE this room for getting ready!!! Its takes a little moving (with all the mirrors) around… but its sooo worth it!!

Bride looking at herself in the mirror with her wedding dress on at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXThe Groom getting ready…

Groom getting ready at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Groom smiling in front of waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Ceremony at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Bride walking down the aisle with her dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX
Bride walking with her dad to the alter at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom getting married in front of waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Goodness… these views are amazing!!!
Bride and Groom saying I DO at the waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom holding hands and getting married at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom first kiss in front of a waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX
Bride and Groom kiss in front of the waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXThey were such a perfect Bridal Party!!!! So glad y’all were up for some FUN Bridal Party pictures 🙂

Bridal Party jumping at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Bridesmaids laughing and smiling in front of the waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Mr. and Mrs.

Bride and Groom kissing at the alter in front of a waterfall at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX
True Love…

Bride and Groom smiling and almost kissing at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXKaty… You were an AMAZING and GORGEOUS Bride and ARE an AMAZING and GORGEOUS person!!

Bride looking down smiling at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom laughing and smiling under a sunset and moss trees at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom sitting on a swing under the moss trees in front of a waterfall kissing at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Seriously… they had Pappadeaux catering! The food was soooo delicious!!! I mean… you know its going to be good when they’re cooking it fresh… on the spot!!! Man with Pappadeaux cooking on the grill at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

ReceptionWedding receptions guests pray before the meal at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Katy and Blazed had such a beautiful first dance!!! Bride and Groom dancing their first dance at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

They are just so cute!! I loved this first dance! Groom picking up bride while dancing their first dance at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom snuggling at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom cutting the cake and kissing at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

We ended the evening with a last private dance. This was a perfect end to a perfect day… and a perfect start to a new beginning as husband and wife!
private last dance for the bride and groom at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXlast private dance for the bride and groom at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXGroom dipping his bride for the sparkler exit at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXGroom and Bride kissing for the sparkler exit at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom kissing in a Rolls Royce before leaving their reception at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. !!

Vendors:

Venue: Photographer: Monica Roberts Photography | Hidden Falls | Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young | Hair and Makeup: Jax Studio | Flowers: Devinnies Paradise

To book your 2017 to 2018 wedding with Monica Roberts Photography, please use the contact form above or send me an email 

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Bride and Groom in field at Sunset at HIdden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Hidden Falls Spring Branch, TX

An elegant wedding at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX ! This was such a dream to photograph! I love the variety of location options this gorgeous wedding venue has to offer.  From the open outdoor locations (open fields, waterfalls, trees, etc) to the gorgeous indoor locations. Not only did Felicia have her beautiful bridals here… she also had her amazing wedding here!

Felicia + Derrick

After 4 beautiful years of dating, Derrick asked Felicia to be his forever… and of course, she said YES! This is how it all went down…  January 29th was the day.  Derrick had been secretly planning this amazing night for months (Only their family and close friends were in on the secret). He rented a room at the Westin Downtown River walk Hotel (if you have never been to this hotel… please check it out. Its pretty amazing).

How he Asked

The hotel room had an amazing view and was filled with roses + the sweetest love letter….  Derrick got down on one knee and asked Felicia to be his forever and ever. Hello…. Best  best proposal ever?!! And… it doesn’t end here…. later that evening they went to dinner at Paesanos on the River walk where they celebrated with their family and close friends. I think its safe to say that this was BEST night of their life… well, except for the wedding day! 🙂

Wedding day

Felicia and Derrick’s wedding day was filled with so much joy + happiness + love. Here are a few of my favorite images from the wedding day… (trying to narrow down my favorites when I love them all… was so hard)

Hair and Makeup with Jax Studios at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

When your dress is amazing… and the train is long… you will need all of your amazing Bridesmaids to help steam it!Bridesmaides steaming dress at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Bridesmaides steaming dress at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXDress Details Photo at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride getting ready at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride putting Wedding Shoes on at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride with veil holding bouquet at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXDress and Hair detail at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride with veil holding flowers at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

I loved this little detail Felicia added to her bridal bouquet!Floral Bouquet with Cross at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXFloral Bouquet with Cross Detailsat Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Getting ready for the first look with Dad. I love these little moments.at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride first look with Dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Sweet love between father and daughter is one to be cherished.Bride first look with Dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride first look with Dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Dad gives a “Thumbs Up” and we agree!Bride first look with Dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

And now meet the Groom!Groom Portraits at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXGroom Portraits at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Flowers by Brenda Fry always does an amazing job!Bride Floral Bouquet at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXReception at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Ceremony

I love this ceremony site! There’s so many options here!Ceremony Cross at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Bride walking down the aisle with dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride walking down the aisle with dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride walking down the aisle with Dad at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom Getting Married at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom holdinf hands at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXFirst Kiss as Husband and Wife at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBirde and Groom being serenaded by Marachi

ReceptionReceptions Details at Hidden Falls in Sping Branch, TXReception table detials at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBallroom Details at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXReceptions Details at Hidden Falls in Sping Branch, TXReception table details at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

We decided to venture away from the waterfalls for Bride + Groom portraits.. and I am so glad we did!

The Bride + Groom portraits were photographed with a mix of Medium Formal Film (Fuji400) and Digital.

We had just the right amount of light + sun flare….Bride and Groom smiling in Photo at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Bride and Groom holding each other with in a field at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom kissing in a field at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXGroom reaching over  to kiss his bride at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom standing forehead to forehead in a field at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Sweet laughter and kisses…Bride and Groom laughing and kissing at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom posing for a photo at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom smiling at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom wallking together Field Portraits at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride holding puppy at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Goodness.. this cake was amazing!!!! Creations cake did an awesome job!Wedding Cake Details at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXCake Details at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom Elegant Cake at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

You see this cake… well, steam really came out of that tube!Grooms Fire Pit cake at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TXGrooms Fire Pit Cake at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

The first dance!Bride and Groom first dance at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom first dance at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Yes, she changed dresses… how amazing is this dress!

Wedding tip: Allow me to clear your wedding venue out before your exit (this gives everyone time to get their sparklers, etc) and have a last dance. You wont regret it! Its so Romantic—-!! Plus… this dance only takes about 1.5-3 minutes– you’d just be standing around anyway waiting for everyone outside to get ready 🙂Bride and Groom Last dance at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom last dance at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Time for the exit!Bride and Groom sparkler exit at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom sparkler exit at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom sparkler exit at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TXBride and Groom sparkler exit at Hidden Falls, Spring Branch, TX

Congratulations to Felicia and Derrick!

To book your 2017-2018 wedding with Monica Roberts Photography, please use the contact form above or send me an email. I have VERY limited dates left for 2017!

Vendors:

Photo: Monica Roberts Photography | Venue: Hidden Falls | Hair + Makeup: Jax Studio + Jessica O | Flowers: Flowers by Brenda Fry | Dress: Essense of Australia | Cake: Creations Cake | Wedding Coordinator: A signature event by Krista

All photographs are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at info@monicarphotography.com

 

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Bridals | Hana, Hawaii

I’m counting down the days until I’m sitting back here in beautiful Maui, Hawaii …in front of these amazing waterfalls 🙂 This waterfall was a bit of a hike….. but so worth it! I photographed this bridal session with digital and film- Porta400… so you can imagine  it was a bit tricky carrying both cameras — keeping them both dry — and not dropping them. ha! If you know me…you know how much I love Maui, Hawaii! I was privileged to live on Honolulu for 6 years… but Maui is by far my favorite island – for now 🙂

I loved this Bridal session in Hana, Hawaii. We took the back roads to Hana to get there.. and I wasn’t too sure we’d make it. Seriously, the roads were rough!  haha! Good thing we were traveling with some locals… 🙂

Here are a few of my favorites from Loreley’s Bridal session in Hana, Hawaii.

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Huialoha Church Bridals

This location is so incredibly peaceful. If you’re in Maui visiting… “this little church on the edge of nowhere” aka Huialoha Church… is definitely a place to visit. (You can find this beautiful church at mile marker 35 on the ocean side of the back road to Hana, Hawaii)Huialoha Church Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBridal Beach Photos in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding Photographer

I love love love a long veil! Bride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride holding flowers on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding Photographer

I love this cute little church. The location can be a bit tricky (unless the roads to the church have been redone) I’d suggest parking at the top and walking down to the church.  Bride standing in front of Huialoha Church in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding PhotographerBride looking over shoulder with veil on beach in Maui, Hawaii | www.monicarphotography.com | Monica Roberts Photography | Maui Wedding Photographer | San Antonio Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to be back in Maui and so excited to capture beautiful memories for my clients.

If you are wanting information on pricing for my weddings or portrait sessions, please use the contact me form above or send an email.  My spring calendar is almost full for portrait sessions… if you are wanting to secure a spot, please send me an email.

All images are by Monica Roberts Photography | Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. For questions, please contact me at info@monicarphotogrpahy.com

 

 

 

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Bride under Moss Tree at Hidden Falls in Spring Branch, TX

Hidden Falls Events Spring Branch, TX

Hidden Falls is by far one of my favorite wedding venues nestled in the Texas Hill Country (Spring Branch, TX) with features like the beautiful cascading waterfalls. I was so happy when Felicia decide to have her bridals (and wedding) there. After being rained out… we finally had a gorgeous day for her sessions. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for her session.

After getting to know Felicia and Derrick at their engagement session, I knew their wedding was going to be FABULOUS! I cant wait to share the wedding day images…. They enjoyed a perfect day surrounded by close family members and friends!

Here is a few of my favorite images from Felicia’s Bridal Portraits…

This veil went perfectly with the wedding day ..

I lovelovelove this elegant wedding dress!! Felicia picked the perfect dress for her wedding day! I loved the open back… the long train and all the elegant beading on the front.

Photos are a mix of digital and medium format film | Portra400 Process by The Find Lab

I can’t wait to share the images from Felicia and Derricks perfect wedding day! You will not want to miss this post! There’s a cute tuxedo-ed pooch involved. 🙂

For wedding or portrait inquiries, please use the “contact me” form above or send an email to info@monicarphotography.com

Vendors: Photo: Monica Roberts Photography | Bouquet: HEB Blooms | Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia | Venue: Hidden Falls Event in Spring Branch, Texas

All photos are by Monica Roberts Photography. Please do not copy or print any images from this blog post. For questions, please contact me here.


 

 

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