Borracho Burros and Branding

September 2020

Venue:The Chandelier of Gruene
Location:New Braunfels, Texas
Colors:Beige, Rose, Burgundy
Attire:Cowboy Formal
Ring Bearer(s):0
Flower Girl(s):0
Makeup Artist:-
Photographer:Lyndsi Young
Cake:The Art of Donut
Caterers:Heavenly Gourmet
Bartenders:Margarita Maddness
DJ:Brian Weber
Officiant:Family Friend
Florist:The Flower Patch
Security:Comal County Sheriff Department
Venue Add-ons:    Borracho Burros

What made this day unique?

Let’s start with the brand that had the couple’s initial on it where they branded a cowhide as part of the ceremony. During cocktail hour, the Borracho Burros (a venue add-on) served beverages to guests. At the reception the couple’s names and wedding date were illuminated behind the DJ as a part of the décor, which also included succulents guests could take home at the end of the night, and if that wasn’t enough, the couple were big fans of donuts, so instead of having a cake, they ordered donuts.


How Central Texas Planner helped?

Upon the coordinator’s arrival, she checked in with the bride and groom asking if anything had changed from the rehearsal, asked where their belongs would be, and grabbed the marriage license as well as the envelope from the bride with the security payment. Then she moved to the reception hall and started decorating the tables. The couple ordered a heart-shaped donut to be the actual cake, but the dough cooked a little awkward, and it wasn’t really a heart shaped as desired, so the planner proposed stacking the donut in the shape of a cake, and then place the remainder of the donuts around it on a two-tiered shelf the groom had made. Once the couple was done with their photos after the ceremony, the planner prepared the photographer and DJ’d, lined up the Wedding Party, and gave the DJ the thumb’s up to start the music and introduce the wedding party, and then, opened the doors with the venue rep.  As the bride and groom had their first dance, the coordinator asked for the caterers to make the bride ‘sand groom’s plates.  After everyone had their food, the champagne was handed out to guests, and toasts were given by the Best Man and the Matron of Honor. The Donut Cutting followed by the combined parent dances. Once the dance floor opened, the coordinator cleaned up the chapel and placed all the décor brought in by the bride into the designated vehicle. The coordinator then went around and cleaned up trash outside of the venue and then went around helping the catering staff pick up plates and trash on tables, so guests had plenty of elbow room. The planner then went to the bride and groom suites to clean up trash and place their belongings in the getaway vehicle. She then took the guest book around to make sure guests signed it before packing it and the rest of the welcome table up and placing it in the appropriate vehicle along with gifts. As all the guests left from each table, the planner carefully packed up the centerpieces from each table, so items wouldn’t break, as well as allowing the bride and groom to reuse at home or resell to earn some of their money back. When came time for the bouquet and garter toss, the planner made sure the newlyweds, DJ and Photographer were all ready. Showing the bride and all the “Single Ladies” where to stand, as well as the Groom and gentlemen when it came time for the boutonniere when it was their turn. When dancing resumed, the coordinator continued to clean up and pack as a table became empty. Fifteen minutes before gathering guests outside, she asked the Best Man to move the getaway car into position. As the guests were moved outside, she handed them each a sparkler and assisted the photographer in getting them in place. Once everyone was ready, the sparklers were lit while she gave some information and pointers to the bride and groom before running down the gauntlet of guests. When they arrived at their getaway vehicle, the coordinator helped the bride with getting her dress into the vehicle, shared details about where their belongs and marriage license were, and wished them the best before closing the door for them to drive off.