Welfare Cafe Wedding | Chad + Sam | Boerne, Texas

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Chad + Sam { Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas } Maroon + Navy + Orange

February 19, 2016

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A Rustic Fall Wedding at Welfare Cafe

As a wedding photographer I love photographing venues like Welfare Cafe. It has such charm and it feels so cozy. It was the perfect venue for Chad and Sam to tie the knot.

When Sam first inquired with me to be her wedding photographer we hit it off like best friends, so I was excited to be able to capture their special day at the Welfare Cafe. And the colors she chose for the wedding were perfect for fall–navy, maroon, and pops of orange. Sam is a no-fuss kind of girl so for her wedding attire she found a simple elegant dress at a department store and had a floor-length skirt made to wear during the ceremony (genius!). They also included their fur babies in the Ceremony and group photos, which I love–they’re family!
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Sam was very adamant about their guests putting away their phones and being present during the ceremony and enjoying it (and not blocking my shots!), so she MADE this adorable “unplugged” sign to place at the sign-in table. I think she needs to open up an etsy shop. Unplugged signs for everyone!Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0037 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001

Grandma’s rosary was with Sam throughout the entire wedding :)
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I love, love, LOVE the bridesmaids’ attire! These Aztec print sweaters were perfectly paired with their navy blue dresses. And those booties with the fringe! (no pun intended!)Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001

Again, they were troopers in the freezing wind! And very patient with my frozen fingers that didn’t want to move. Hehe. Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0024 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001

As usual, Fresh Urban Flowers did a great job on floralWelfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0028 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001

This cake. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I want to eat it. Right now. For some reason naked cakes just look tastier. Is that just me?Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0032

Chad is a welder, so for his groom’s cake, Sam surprised him with this! He loved it. Everyone loved it ;)Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0036

Chad used his welding skills to make them their own branding iron (how sweet!), so they branded a plank of wood to hang in their houseWelfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0038 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0039 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0040 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0042 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0001Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0044If you haven’t noticed yet, Chad and Sam are not your average wedding couple (in the best way). They had a pinata with adult beverages inside! Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0041 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0045 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0046 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0047My favorite moment of the day: Sam’s grandpa showing off his moves :)Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0048

They didn’t want a fancy send-off so they danced the night away and enjoyed their friends and family, so I snagged the rings for their own photoshoot before I left for the night.Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0049 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0050 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0051 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0052 Welfare Cafe Wedding, Boerne Texas _ Boerne Texas Wedding Photographer _ The Welfare Cafe and Goat Barn_0053

~Vendors~

Venue: Welfare Cafe & Goat Barn | Boerne, Texas

Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Parties By Design | Boerne, Texas

Floral: Viridian Design Group | Fresh Urban Flowers | Boerne, Texas

Cake: Sophie’s Bakery, Inc. | Fredericksburg, Texas

Caterer: Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant | Kerrville, Texas

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 Allison Jeffers is a photographer and educator serving sweet brides and helping other creative entrepreneurs reach their goals. She specializes in wedding photography and proposals as well as Bridal and Engagement portraits in Texas. She is available for travel worldwide and has her passport ready!

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