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San Antonio Wedding Venue | Lost Mission | Tess + Zach

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bride and groom in front of lost mission

Tess and Zach went from one San Antonio wedding venue to another (and really one Colorado venue to another!) to make it to their special day. This adventurous 2020 wedding planning journey is f i n a l l y on the blog, and man there is so much good stuff to share about this one! First, can we talk about how these two were just destined to be together? Not only do they share the same birthday, these two were born on the exact same day, the exact same year. Oh, and did we mention they were born at the exact same hospital?! Cribmates!!

These high school sweethearts have been together 10 years. They took their love long distance, and then planned not one, not two, but three separate weddings! You know, in the midst of the dumpster fire of 2020. But, in our benefit, because their 2 planned Colorado weddings didn’t work out, we got to be a part of the most beautiful, special celebration for these two at Lost Mission. So excited to share some of these details with you all!

wedding dress and bride getting ready
bride and bridesmaids getting ready

Tess and Zach started their day getting ready downtown at The Westin Riverwalk hotel. Pretty sure this is the greatest spot for bridal/getting ready photos that we’ve seen in a long time. Totally obsessed with that bookcase! Their ceremony was at St. Anthony de Pauda Catholic Church and Ann (aka Momma T) bought the cutest parasails for the bridal party to use for sun-shielding. But also really awesome photos, cause duh! Following their ceremony, the whole group loaded up on a bus to head to the beautiful Texas Hill Country and their reception at Lost Mission. Tess had said many times how photography was really important to her, and clearly she picked a winner with Bend the Light. We probably squealed and downloaded 100 or more pictures when they sent the gallery our way!

bride with mother in bridal suite with wedding dress
bride and groom wedding rings
bride getting ready and penny in her shoe
bride reading note in bridal suite
bridesmaid holds up wedding program
bride kisses dad before ceremony
bride walking down the aisle to groom
bride and groom ceremony in church
bride and groom kiss at ceremony in church

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bride and groom ringing chapel bell at lost mission
bridal party in front of san antonio wedding venue
bridal party outside of lost mission wedding venue
green and white bridal bouquet

After ringing the iconic chapel bell, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio and inside the reception space (because August in Texas, you know). We still wanted that exciting room reveal for the reception, so we worked closely with Marquee to create a separate space in the large ballroom. The gorgeous walls served both functional and aesthetic purposes, filled with photos of weddings from family members glowing by candlelight.

bride and groom portraits at san antonio wedding venue
bride and groom just married with rings

Probably one of our favorite designs of the year, this reception had EVERYTHING. Soft candlelight amongst beautiful blooms, gorgeous table settings from Illusions – we loved it all. And if you aren’t sold on the importance of lighting, you will be after you see some of these photos. Bonus: it’s something offered in house when you book with Lost Mission!

wedding reception with white draping and head table
head table decorated with tall flower arrangements and silverware and blue napkins

After all they’d been through during their wedding planning and having to change dates and venues numerous times, it was so heartwarming to see these two and their families and friends celebrate the rest of the night. We could not have been happier to have been a part of such a wonderful evening, and a fun (albeit busy!) couple months of planning leading up to it. Thank you for letting our team be a part of such an important day. It’s one we will remember for quite some time!

bride and groom first dance at san antonio wedding venue
bride throwing bouquet and groom tossing garter
bride and friends in photobooth
guests dancing at a wedding
bride and groom dancing at san antonio wedding venue
bride and groom last dance at lost mission

Congratulations you two! Your love story is one that certainly feels like a fairytale, and we cannot wait to see where it takes you.

And if you want to see more of this extraordinary day in motion, go check out our IGTV video highlight! We’re now offering these sweet highlight reel moments to all Scarlet Rose couples; ask us today for more info!

Want to learn some of our favorite tips and tricks for finding the perfect San Antonio wedding venue or spot to say “I do” in the Hill Country? Check out this blog!

Vendor Team:

Lost Mission

Bend the Light

Blume Haus



Cathy Young

Madame Hair & Makeup

5050 Photobooth

Royal Dukes