Iliana + Wayne • Driftwood, Texas

A wedding on a Monday?! Yes, please! What a great way to stretch out the wedding fun over a long weekend! It was a perfectly gorgeous summer day in the Texas hill country. It was my first time to photograph a wedding at the Duchman Family Winery and I fell in love the Italian details. It was the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding.

The whole day was wonderful… so full of love, family, and beautiful details. My favorite moment was during their wedding vows. Wayne not only promised to love and cherish Iliana, but he also said vows to Iliana’s daughter, Addi. He promised to always tuck her in tight at night and be her daddy forever. Ahh! Family cuteness overload! They are such a sweet family. I loved watching little Addi dance the night away.

Iliana and Wayne’s wedding also reunited us with one of our favorite wedding planners, Stefanie Yandell of Your Wedding Your Way. Stef coordinated my wedding in 2009 and Kaylinn’s wedding in 2016, so she’s got an extra special place in our hearts. She and her team knocked it out of the park (as usual… they’re known for being fabulous that way).

BTW, Iliana + Wayne’s proposal story is pretty special, so we wanted to share it with you all (in Iliana’s own words):
We had planned a weekend trip to Austin to go and explore and to watch a UT game, I was certain that Wayne was going to propose to me there. In fact, I did my hair and make up everyday just in case. Haha! So Friday comes and goes, and nothing. Saturday was a bust too, and I was a little let down but we had had such a fun time, I just told myself “well maybe during the holiday season or something.” Little did I know that Wayne had a plan the whole time, he had gotten our parents to set up the whole house for the proposal. We drove into our driveway and he said I really have to use the bathroom and rushed in the door, me completely oblivious to anything, I thought nothing of it. I opened the front door, and there was a trail of rose petals from our front door to the living room and there was Wayne down on one knee and a ring in his hand. It was so much more special than if it had been in Austin because I did not expect it at all, our families were there, and the fact that he planned it all on his own. He also gave Addi a rose and asked to be her daddy and that was the best thing of all. It could not have been more perfect.

Iliana and Wayne, we had a blast with you guys (and little Addi too!) Congrats again on being the new Mr. and Mrs. McGrew! We wish you a hundred and one years of happiness!

Wedding Coordinator: Stefanie Yandell, Your Wedding Your Way, Austin TX
Wedding Ceremony: Duchman Family Winery, Driftwood TX
Wedding Reception: Duchman Family Winery, Driftwood TX
Bride’s Hair/Makeup: Jax Studio, San Antonio TX
Caligraphy and Signage: Chrissy-Makes
Floral: Wild Bunches Floral, Dripping Springs TX

Bend the Light Photography specializes in wedding photography and engagement portrait photography in San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas. San Antonio Wedding Photographer.


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