Jake & Shanna | Wedding at The Marquardt Ranch

If you venture into the Texas Hill Country, there is a beautiful wedding venue known as The Marquardt Ranch. It sits right on top of a hill, overlooking the river. I loved working with Jake & Shanna. They are such a wonderful couple. Their wedding day was absolutely gorgeous. There were so many touching & unique details that filled their wedding day. From the beautiful couple exchanging gifts before their first look, to sharing their personal written vows in front of their friends & family. So many wonderful in between moments. Captured in photographs forever. Shanna & Jake, it was a privilege to photograph your wedding. I had so much fun working with the two of you & I still find myself thinking of your wedding day. Your wedding was absolutely stunning.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from their special day. Enjoy!

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The Marquardt Ranch is such a beautiful venue.

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Kendra Scott gets me every time!

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Shanna was extremely close to her grandmother. She wore a dove pin to keep her grandma’s memory close to her that day. So sweet.

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I mean, can we talk about Shanna’s ring for a sec. Hello gorgeous!!

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While I am with the girls, Ivan (my second shooter & hubby) is with the guys.

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Jake opening the gift Shanna made for him …

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Shanna made a scrapbook of all their memories together. Cue the tears.

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Best man duties.

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Love this classic portrait of Jake.

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Time with the girls!

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Mimosas are always a good idea! 😉

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Adore these mama daughter moments.

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An absolute beauty.

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Shanna & Jake decided to exchange gifts before their first look.

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One of Shanna’s gifts was a workout tank with a NEW initials are a MRS. YAY!

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I love when my couples decide to do a first look. A first look is also a wonderful way to spend time with one another before guests begin to arrive. And yes, more photos are always a perk 😉

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You guys, I could not hold back my tears during their first look. It was absolutely heart warming & a beautiful moment.

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I told you we took a lot of photos!

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Something about this!!

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A fave of mine! LOVE that smile!!

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Time for family photos before the ceremony.

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Living for this mama daughter portrait.

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So sweet.

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Beautiful touches to remember Jake’s father & Shanna’s grandmother.

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Reading their vows to one another.

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Bridal party photos during cocktail hour

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Shanna’s mom & dad were celebrating their wedding anniversary as well! Shanna & Jake gave them anniversary gifts during their wedding & I thought that was the sweetest thing!!

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While the guests mingled, Jake & Shanna decided to take sunset photos. I am so glad they did, because these are stunning!

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I think I need this on a canvas. In my own home. I LOVE IT!

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It’s time for the reception. I can’t wait to show you their beautiful decor.

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THAT DIP!

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Father daughter dance

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Mother son dance

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Cake time! YAY!

And yes, they cut their cake with a sword!

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I love when my couples set time aside for night time portraits. It gives me the opportunity to experiment with different lighting & it’s so fun! It also gives my couples a nice variety of photos. From mid-day, sunset, to night time!

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This one is a for sure FAVE!

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More dancing

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and more dancing!

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Sparkler exit for the win!

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Venue: The Marquardt Ranch

Coordinator: Haute Weddings

Flowers: The Marquardt Ranch

Wedding Dress: Bella Bride Boutique

Vintage Rentals: Cru Vintage Rentals – Wedding & Event Rentals San Antonio and Boerne, Texas

Cake: Cakes By Cathy Young

Strings: Terra Vista Strings, LLC

Band: Royal Dukes Band

Car: Elegant Limousine & Charter

Videographer: PurelyRuined Studios

Hair: Simply Serene Salon and Spa

Makeup: C.Rose315

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