I’ve been dying to share my experience of the Event
Professional’s Day in the Hill Country however my iPhone snapshots just wouldn’t have done the day justice. Thankfully the
talented Daniel Holman of Daniel Holman Studios was there capturing parts of
the tour and allowed us to share some of his beautiful imagery with you. His photos do a far better job than my words
so I’ll try to keep the yapping to a minimum.
The day started at Blanco Luxury Inn & Suites, an easy drive
up 281 North from 1604. Here, event professionals
gathered from all over central Texas and mingled while visiting the booths of
several local wedding & event vendors. They offered food samples, promotional items and great information about
Then we boarded a
party bus with a wide array of refreshments that shuttled us to two beautiful properties: The Studio at Fischer and Rancho Mirando.
The day was seamlessly coordinated by the
team of Studio at Fischer and a blast for all that attended. From the LBJ
Park tour guide that gave us an oral history of the area to the hilarious gun
fighters that entertained us, it is clear that every
detail of the tour was well thought out.
Oh and did I mention the delicious cuisine by 3 different caterers and the free flowing spirits? Yes all of this made the very warm day a refreshingly
[Yummy food from Absolutely Delicious Catering]
[Amazing cocktails from Bartenders4You]
As for the 2 properties we visited – all I can say is wow, just
wow! Both were so breathtakingly
beautiful yet unique in their own way. Studio at Fischer has a modern, urban flare yet it’s nestled in the
gently rolling hills of Fischer, TX. The
studio space is posh, open and swanky. Its
exposed brick walls, checkered flooring and ceiling structures make it an event
designer’s dream canvas as seen in the images here.
Their outdoor ceremony site is tucked away in a lush garden oasis with plenty of
shade. And the expansive patio and pool area
allow for scenic outdoor receptions under the beautiful Texas skies. Other amenities include a theater room, hair
& makeup space and contemporary sleeping quarters upstairs with gorgeous panoramic views.
[LOVE LOVE LOVE the decor done by WAL Lighting and Events]
Rancho Mirando or the “the looking ranch” is a rustic, Spanish
Mission-inspired property with luxury amenities and unrivaled 360 degree views. The 50-acre guest ranch sits on a ridge
called the Devil’s Backbone overlooking the Wimberley valley. That means any direction you turn, stunning vistas are seen.
The beautiful guest
house sleeps up to 16 people and the property also offers two areas for
receptions. There’s a large covered patio
space with a full outdoor kitchen, bathrooms, fire pit and sparkling pool. Then further up the ridge sits the stunning Pavilion
facility built with twenty foot wide stone arches closed in with glass barn
doors. The doors slide open weather permitting to allow the cool hill country breezes and spectacular