Timeless Bridal Inspirations With Historical Charm


Even the massive stone walls can´t stop the legendary aura that spreads from the impressive Mission San Jose and that gives these bridal inspirations with historical charm their invisible frame.

Colors that fade with time, facades that lose their hold after centuries and antique bells, which rang for the last time long ago, give this very frame a venerable face.

At first sight, the estate appears like an empty, dead believed shell of a once imposing building. But at the second sight we discover young life, prosperous wealth and timeless elegance.

Young life in the form of two brides in their Carol Hannah bridal dresses, curiously exploring every mysterious corner and historic site of the property.

Floral wealth came from the skilled hands of Adri Smith of Moss Floral Design, who continue the naturally given color palette within her breathtaking floral arrangements.

And timeless elegance, especially in the design of the dinner table and the stylish choice of perfect details, devotedly selected by Chic & Pretty Events founder Ashley.

Also, we find the precious stationery by Elsa Madeleine Design particularly authentic and fascinating as it seems as if it was hidden in the shallows of the mission for eternal times and discovered just in time for this magnificent shoot.

Last but not least photographer Carlos Hernandez did a great job as he captured both the remarkable works of art of the past as well as the newly created masterpieces of the entire team. Come with me and browse his favorite pictures.

Translation: Marina Jenewein




Photographer: Carlos Hernandez Photography 
Film Lab: Photovision Prints 
Stylist / Planner: Chic & Pretty Events 
Floral Designer: Moss Floral Design 
Dress Designer: Carol Hannah 
Rentals: Bella Acento
Accessories: A.B. Ellie 
Venue: Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TX
Hair & Make-up Artist: Natalia Issa 
Stationery: Elsa Madeleine Design 
Gown Shop: Lovely Bride 
Model: Wallflower Management