Anna + Brad • New Braunfels, Texas
We have been dying to photograph a wedding at The Chandelier of Gruene since it opened. It was everything we dreamed of and more. From the huge, gorgeous oak trees to the sweet details of the little white wedding chapel, it was perfect setting for Anna and Brad to celebrate their love and promise forever to each other. After weeks of gloomy weather, the sun shined brightly all day and the springtime breeze was just enough to keep us cool.
Sometimes before we’ve even met, our clients share with us the stories of their love and their journey to find each other. Hearing love stories is one of the best things about being a wedding photographer. Anna and Brad met when he sat next to her during their training at USAA. He was smitten then and he was over the top thrilled to be marrying Anna. I have seen lots of grinning grooms, but Brad’s joy was overflowing. Several times throughout the day I burst into giggles just watching him love her. He could not get enough snuggles or tell her (and everyone else) how stunning she is.
My favorite part of the day was witnessing Brad’s adoration of Anna. His reaction during their first look was EVERYTHING. After he gasped, his first words were, “I wish all these people weren’t here!” He wanted her all to himself! Haha! First looks are such a beautiful thing to witness. A couple’s nervous anticipation instantly melt away when they see each other and the fun begins.
Weddings at The Chandelier of Gruene in New Braunfels = all the heart-eye emojis!!
LOVE these images of Anna + Brad’s first look! ❤️ Because we (and they) love the inside of the Chandelier of Gruene Chapel so much, we had anna walk down the chapel aisle… these images give me all the warm fuzzies!
Chandelier of Gruene little white wedding chapel? Yes, please!!!
Anna and Brad, this was the BEST DAY EVER! Thank you for letting us celebrate with you!!
Wedding Coordinator: Brenda Sealey, Hill Country Planning
Photographer: Bend the Light Photography, San Antonio TX
Wedding Ceremony: The Chandelier of Gruene Wedding Chapel, New Braunfels TX
Wedding Reception: The Chandelier of Gruene Reception Hall, New Braunfels TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Vixen Onsite Hair & Makeup, New Braunfels TX
Bride’s Dress: Sophia Tolli / Melange Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Desi / Bella Bridesmaids
Wedding DJ: Four Star Entertainment, San Antonio TX
Wedding Cake: Cakes by Cathy Young, San Antonio TX
Floral: Couture Dezigns, San Antonio TX