An Unconventional, Intimate Handfasting Wedding | Los Patios | Rebekah and Lisa


Introducing Rebakah and Lisa!   These two fun loving people allowed us the honor of planning and assisting them in their June 23, 2018 wedding!  The vision as we began our searching for the perfect venue was greenery, outdoor, and whimsical. Rebekah is very much into the earth,  magical fairies and butterflies. Lisa wanted something near water! Finding a spot was not going to be an easy task. After several venues with a lot of trees a lightbulb went off and we took them to tour Los Patios.   Providing not only indoor and outdoor spaces for events, it is also right along Salado Creek.


Los Patios is a hidden gem in in the city that if you don’t know about it, well, you wouldn’t know it was there!  Right off of 410 and Starcrest, you can find this lovely complex with a restaurant, shopping and several other services.   Los Patios has been a part of San Antonio for over 50 years!  The ceremony site is right along the river and the Hacienda was able to accomodate the guests and then some!


Lasting Impressions by Design set up some custom made signs so the guests would know where to go and then began working on getting the ceremony and reception spaces set up.  Butterflies have huge meaning for the couple and so not only did we hang several butterflies from the ceremony gazebo, we also surprised the couple with napkins that had been folded into butterflies.


The girls arrived and were carted away from each other before their first looks.  Rebekah was able to be pampered with her makeup while Lisa sat in a cool room drinking beer and dressing in her camo vest with her wedding party.


The spaces, at Los Patios gave Ema with EmaReide Photography, not only numerous places to choose to have their first look but also great spaces to utilize the colors and elements to make the rings stand out.  We scouted the area with Ema and found the perfect spot for the excitement to commence! 


As the evening commenced, guests began to show up.  Family and friends witnessed an intimate handfasting ceremony performed by Natashca Ravenheart and Archer Ravenson.


A short walk to the Hacienda building and dinner was served while Dominic with At Last Entertainment played music (Dominic even had a little helper at one point in the night)! The buffet included Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, roasted potatoes, vegetables and rolls. It was delicious!  Drinks were flowing and everyone was having fun! Lasting Impressions by Design provided greenery, a lantern and a lovely little fairy met guests at their tables.


The backdrop for the selfie photo booth was created by Lasting Impressions by Design according to the clients wishes.   Everyone had a great time taking selfies and having other guests take photos for them. It was a great way to get people who didn’t know each other to interact and become friends!


Rebekah’s niece had a birthday and she actually ordered an over sized cupcake to celebrate with her niece!  We all sang Happy Birthday to the newly 13 year old! Thanks to Cakes Rock SA, Shanna Miller the happiness in the room grew!  Shanna not only delivered an amazing over sized cupcake and small desserts but an amazing three tiered cake that fit not only with the theme but showed the couples lives together and their interests.


Dancing continued through the night with At Last Entertainment at the helm until it was time for the bubble send off!  It was an amazing evening and we were so excited to be part of creating this day for Lisa and Rebekah! We wish them all the happiness in the future!

“We would love to thank you two wonderful lady's at Lasting Impressions By Design for helping make our day perfect. Even with the complications and minor setbacks, you guys rock. I will miss having you message and call to get updates, and I'm so glad that you have been a part of our memories and wonderful day. I recommend this company to anyone for any type  of celebration. They have the imagination to work with you and it's fun to watch it all come together.

We love you guys”

 -Rebekah and Lisa M.



Venue:  Los Patios

Planners:  Lasting Impressions by Design

DJ:  At Last Entertainment

Photographer:  Ema Reide Photography

Cake/Desserts: Cakes Rock

Handfasting:  Natascha Ravenheart/Archer Ravenson

Room Blocks:  Four Points Sheraton San Antonio