VENDOR HIGHLIGHT - Ivy Hall in San Antonio Tx


Venue & Food: Ivy Hall | Photography: Anna Kay Photography | Event Planning: Social Planner | Bridal Gown: Olivia Grace Bridal



Now for locals in San Antonio - we are pretty serious about our tacos. It’s not only a specialty of ours, it is practically it’s own food group here in the great lone star state. I’m sure many of you have seen the infamous ‘make tacos, not war’ neon sign floating around the great social media universe at some point. I was born and raised in San Antonio and for many years - I had no idea where this mysterious sign lived. To my surprise, it was hiding only a few blocks from where I use to live in South Town and it did not fail to impress!!

What was ‘The Monty’ known for it’s $5 burger nights and craft cocktails was recently bought by Tim the Girl, a vibrant catering company specializing in locally sourced and artisanal food has morphed The Monty into a hidden natural oasis in San Antonio’s south town. The Ivy Hall is an intimate venue with natural ivy walls (we are a sucker for ivy walls) and perfectly manicured landscaping.

Website: Tim the Girl | Ivy Hall Event Venue


Social Planner & Tim the Girl

Not only was the venue immaculate - really, it barely needs decorating - the staff put together some of the most stunning charcuterie boards.

There was a really fancy named cheese marbled with red wine that was TO DIE FOR!! I really wish I wrote them all down because it was both amazing to look at and tasted like cheese heaven!

However, none of this could have been brought together without the help of Caroline Ruth, an incredibly talented event planner with Social Planner. Her attention to detail and vision was the catalyst for the creativity and made the day go so smoothly!

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Caroline on several projects and what a gem she is to work with! She coordinates with the vendors directly to ensure that her couples get to actually enjoy their big day!

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Now let’s talk about this dress…. talk about a stunner!!! This is one of Olivia Grace Bridal’s newest additions to their collection. This high-low dress has the perfect combination of elegance and grace with a fun element! For those brides that hate to hide those sexy heels, it’s perfect!

Let me also say - the staff at Olivia Grace Bridal was so sweet and a blast to hang out with! If it wasn’t weird for a serial single like myself to go try bridal gowns - I would just to hang out with this sweet souls!

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The photography

Had to save one of the best for last cause I know most of you are just gonna skim to the bottom and barely read any of this!

Anna Kay Photography PERFECTLY captured these love birds!! I mean look at these shots…. GORGEOUS!!! She was also so much fun to watch her work - the instructions she was able to give our lovely couple created such intimate moments that almost made me want to cry! She really connects with her subjects to bring out these candid moments. Also - they looked like they were having so much fun!

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