The Rose at Christmas

"by Swanee Browning"

Upon entering the Rose Ballroom, you are greeted by the rich history that lives within its walls. Located in the historic Aumont, the Rose Ballroom’s rich past is seen in the original beautiful chandeliers, marble stairs, and crown molding. We learned that the famous architect, Atlee B Ayers, designed what was once The Aumont Hotel in 1916. Can you imagine the history the ballroom has seen? If the walls could talk!

Our vision for the day was to fill the ballroom with Christmas color and a hint of nostalgia. With that in mind take a look at our tabletop!

Christmas china was required for a Christmas wedding! Relic Rentals brought beautiful dishes framed with Christmas florals and greenery. The lovely crystal glasses and silver flatware gave our table setting the formal effect needed. Relic Rentals brought the table together in style with the silver spirals used as centerpieces. The cranberry strings hanging on the chairs added a festive touch.

Comal Event Rental Company provided the beautiful white linens and red napkins. They always help to add the details needed to make our styled shoot a success. Keepers Interior & Furniture graciously provided the black Chiavari chairs for the ballroom.



How about this idea for a memento from guests? A suitcase of Christmas ornaments on which guests write a heartfelt message to the bridal couple!

A bridal couple and THREE flower girls made up the bridal party for our shoot in the ballroom. Studio 43 had their hands full getting our bride and three little ones ready for the camera. You can see their gift for their craft at work.

Every party needs a cake! The beautiful cake done in red swirl and gold medallions laced with Christmas florals was provided by Scrumdilliyum Cakes.

Christmas wedding invitations by Studio MSP blended well with our theme. Shawn loves designing the perfect details for any event. By the way, the worn floral wallpaper came from the early Rose Ballroom.

Our flower girls, Rainey, Peyton and Sawyer, arrived first on the scene. Sitting still? Out of the question! It was princess for a day, I’m with my friends, play time. Shy Laurel Photography caught priceless shots of these cuties!


Here comes the bride! Our brides stunning dress was made available by Celebrations Bridal and Prom. We rely heavily on Samantha’s experience and expertise to help our brides choose the right dress and accessories for the stage we hope to create. Her help is essential and perfect without fail. The bouquet our bride carried was created by the one and only Blumen Meisters. They bring such a creative artistry to everything they do! The mink our bride is wearing was so graciously provided by Vicky Brietzke. That gorgeous dress, beautiful mink cape and those diamonds perfectly depict our version of early life at the Rose Ballroom!

Beautiful poinsettas provided by Blumen Meisters gathered at the ballroom door entrance while our bride and groom gaze into one another’s eyes!

One look at the bar and you know you are in the presence of turn of the century nostalgia. It adds volumes to the Rose Ballroom’s charm. Jerry with Southern Tapsters set up shop and made signature drinks for our event. He always brings a special something to fit our shoot. His festive concoctions looked irresistible.

To add a unique twist to our day we asked Choo-Cha Booch, a local jazz band, to join us! They were a vital part of the puzzle in recreating an evening at Rose Ballroom in full swing!

Meet our second beautiful bride! This part of our shoot was done on the rooftop of the Aumont. It is the perfect place for a small intimate ceremony to be followed by a gala in the ballroom. The unique scene was put in place by Relic Rentals! We wanted a more Bo-Ho setting for the rooftop and Relic Rentals definitely delivered. How romantic! The gorgeous floral headdress and bouquet by Blumen Meisters for our Bo-Ho bride brought such originality and novelty to our idea for a perfect Aumont rooftop wedding!

Thank you Mobilboheme for following us throughout the day and capturing our special moments on video! Watch for its release soon on New Braunfels Wedding Guide’s social media outlets and on our YouTube channel!!

JuniperHill Creative was our in-house wedding planner and such a great help. Working with Shy Laurel Photography was a joy. You’ll see a blend of technical skills and an artistic eye in the pictures that you will soon be seeing released.

Bringing all the professionals above together produces the most incredible wedding events. Thank you friends for all your hard work. You are all amazing!