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Colorful San Antonio Wedding

When we hear two artists are marrying each other, we get a special kind of excited — it’s almost a guarantee their wedding is going to blow us out of the water. This San Antonio wedding from Bend the Light doesn’t disappoint. Every detail of this wedding is just about perfect, right down to the handcrafted ceramic place-cards-meet-bud-vases which doubled as favors and the brightly colored bunting everywhere!

bride and groom

From the bride, Jennifer: We got married on the historic grounds of the Southwest School of Art and wanted the feeling of our wedding to match the old charm of the campus. We wanted a small, intimate gathering of close friends and family that was DIY, vintage, colorful and whimsical. We really tried to have everything have a personal touch.


aloha wedding bunting

heart ring pillow

teal wedding shoesmulticolored origami cranes

bridal party in blue

lace wedding dresseslace wedding dresses

suitcase for cards
aqua and lemon wedding table

blue bridesmaids dressesvintage bridesmaids bouquets

Everyone asked us about color schemes every time we talked wedding. We love color and pattern so much that we couldn’t just limit it to a two color scheme. We kept the eclectic, whimsical theme consistent with lots of patterned papers and fabrics.


groomsmen in suspenders

red chalkboard menusbride and groom

fans for ceremonies

mixed fabric buntingbride and groom processional

bridesmaids in blue dresses

lace wedding dresses

paper craft jars

bride in birdcage veilgroom holding bouquets

groomsmen in striped socks

We are both ceramic artists and we hand made porcelain bowls as favors for each of our guest. Jennifer also made the chihuahua bride and groom wedding cake topper. We also made ditsy floral covered mason jars for table lighting. Friends and family helped with cutting fabric flags for the alter and love and aloha bunting. A major project for the wedding was the 1,001 origami paper cranes. It symbolized good luck and Ryan’s mom folded almost all of them herself! We had a party at our house and had friends and family string all of them. We used them to decorate the walls of the chapel.


indie couple ceremony

cards with rings

ceramic place cardsceramic place cards

newlyweds kissing

mr and mrs chairs

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? We really wanted to enjoy the wedding day and not worry about anything. Ryan and I did our research and found vendors (some were even friends!) that understood our style. We chose vendors and friends that we trusted to help make the day special. A friend married us, good friends were our videographers, our friend made our rings, we knew the band – it was important to have a personal connection to everyone at our wedding. We told them to do what they do best and after that left it up to them!


graphic design receptions

love bunting signs

ceramic wedding favorsceramic wedding favors

nontraditional wedding cakes
bride and groom entrance
bride and groom first dance


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Green Eyes,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Friday I’m in Love,” The Cure
Bride and Groom Introduction: “This Magic Moment,” Jay and the Americans
First Dance: “Unknown Legend,” Neil Young

Wedding Location: San Antonio, TX / Wedding Venue: Southwest School of Art / Wedding Photographer: Bend the Light / Day-Of Coordination: Maggie of Country Sugar / Wholesale Flowers: Janal Wholesale Co. / Wedding Dress: Bespoke / Reception Top and Skirt: BHLDN / Reception Hair Accessories: Mignonne Handmade / Wedding Shoes: Anthropologie / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BHLDN, Urban Outfitters, Macy’s / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Bow Tie and Suspenders: Nordstrom Rack / Wedding Music: Cryin’ D.T. Buffkin and the Bad Breath / Wedding Caterer: Spice of Life Catering / Wedding Desserts: Green Vegan Bakers / Wedding Invitations: Made by bride and groom / Videographer: Walley Films

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