What was the most memorable moment of your wedding day?
Bride – When it was just me, and my dad left to walk down the aisle. The anticipation and excitement to see Avery for the first time that day was so overwhelming in the best way, and I will never forget it! Groom – Seeing Krisann walk down the aisle. It was the most exciting and surreal moment!
What was the most stressful part of your wedding day?
Making sure we were completely packed for the honeymoon and had all of our COVID test documents for the trip. We checked into our flight with our boarding passes ready since we left straight from the wedding to a hotel and then flew out the next day.
What were your Honeymoon plans?
We left the day after our wedding and spent a week in Maui! So fun! Highly recommend going right after the wedding and not delaying it!
If you had to do it all again, would you change any part of your wedding?
Nothing at all! We loved planning and enjoyed the whole process.
Did you have “His & Hers” Cocktails?
Yes! Hers – French 75, His – Whiskey Soda with lime. We just love these drinks!
What was your first dance song, and why is it significant?
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra. We thought it was so classic and fun. Not too deep and serious! We like to have fun and do all kinds of spins when we dance, so it was just perfect.
Bride: Krisann Bendele Blanchard
Groom: Avery Blanchard
Wedding date: April 24, 2021
Photographer: Madison Richards Photography
Videographer: Uptime Films
Venue: Bendele Family Home, Hondo, TX
Wedding Dress: Gown – All Who Wander, Raine Gown Bridal Studio – Celebrations, New Braunfels, TX
Grooms Tuxedo: Jos. A Bank
Engagement Ring: Custom design by the groom, by Diamonds Direct
Wedding Bands: Custom design by the bride & groom, by Steve Trevino Jewelers, Hondo, TX
Bridesmaids Dresses:Birdy Grey – Christina Convertible Tulle Bridesmaid Dress
Hair and Makeup: Erin McReynolds, Koi Salon
Planner: Debra Reece Events
Bar & Catering:Daddy’s Smokin’ Shack Catering & Delivery
Florist: Seth Rothe Designs
Cake: Jill Haertner, Hondo, TX
Rentals: Velvet & Co. – Greenery wall and neon signPeerless – Tables, chairs, drinkware & utensils Tent & Lighting – Fohn Bendele, Hondo, TX
DJ / Band: Keith Lutz, Hondo, TX
Originally published in the Sept/Oct 2021 Issue of San Antonio Woman Magazine and online.