Hotel Emma, San Antonio | Lorena & Joel

[Written By Lorena]

When we started wedding planning, we sat down and tried to think about what we wanted our special day to look and feel like. We wanted it to be easy, seamless, elegant and most importantly FUN! We chose the Emma hotel because of exactly just that. It embodied an elegant, romantic, rustic vibe that we were so craving. 

Joel and I fell in love with the space. We really wanted to play up the court yard as it was one of our favorite spots in the hotel and bring the outdoor vibe indoors as well. We stuck to eucalyptus, olive branches and minimal white flowers for decorations and long wooden farm tables matched with gold chiavari chairs to pull it all together. We used string lights inside and loads and loads of lit candles which set a very romantic atmosphere. 

Lastly, we wanted our wedding to be non traditional and fun!  Most importantly we wanted our guests to not have to travel outside of the Pearl Brewery so we had our ceremony, dinner and after party all at the hotel eliminating the need for guest transportation. The idea of splitting it up into 3 parts came to Joel and I while planning. Most of our guests are young couples who love a good dj, so we flew one in and turned one of the rooms into a party room... stage, uplighting and all! Our guests really got to let loose and enjoy good music, awesome drinks and an outdoor patio. We had the time of our lives and could not have envisioned a better wedding to match our style. 

Kyle Texas Wedding | Kylie and Brett

Brett and Kylie were married at the Winfield Inn (I purposely put two WI weddings together to see b/w vs color for fun:) this past month. I asked them if they would be okay with a b/w finish on their photos and they said they would LOVE that. My inspiration for all black and white photos comes from the fact that they are both old souls and I thought it would match who they are. The evening was quite fun to as they had the Austin Phonograph Company to play music for the evening. So fun! Thank you Kylie and Brett for letting me capture y'all's special day :) 



Winfield Inn Wedding (Kyle, Texas)

To all of you out there who think you need a year to plan the perfect wedding, Mason and Carolyn just crushed that idea. With a less than 6 month engagement they planned what was one of the most beautiful weddings I've had the privilege to attend (even things out of control seemed to line up perfectly: i.e weather, lighting, etc). They were both gracious and kind, their friends and family watched in awe as they expressed their love & vows to one another. The number of friends that were in attendance was a testament to how giving of their love they are to those around them. Thank you Carolyn and Mason for the privilege to be a part of y'all's day! 

I hope these photos serve as a decent reflection of the beauty that transpired on your day! 

My best, 


Venue: The Winfield Inn (
Lighting: Intelligent Lighting Design (
Cake: Cakes by Kathy - Kathy (512.670.2105)
Ceremony Music: Grace & Peace Worship Band - Mac Meador (
Alcohol: Spec’s (512.392.0366)
Officiant: Derek Davidson (303.870.7487 / )
Floral: Bouquets of Austin - Becky/Lindsey ( )
Band: Austin Nines - David Young (512.910.2252 / )
Event Planner: Meg Hudgeons, The Winfield Inn
Photographer: JOHN DAVID WEDDINGS - JD Swiger ( )
Transportation: Around Austin
Food Truck: Little Lucy’s (361.442.8241 / )
Photo Booth: Airstream Photo Booth by Austin Imagery Photography - Chris Johnson (512.705.3813 / )