Monday, August 1, 2011

If I had a groom of the year award, this groom would win!

Saturday was such a beautiful day and we had one of the most wonderful weddings.  One of the highlights (besides the beautiful bride) was the romantic groom!  He bought and learned to play the violin for his beautiful bride as she was walking down the isle as a surprise to her!!  I was so impressed!    Another thing that I liked was their guest book.  It was a photo album with blank space on each page for guests to sign.  I thought that was a great idea!

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Lytle Cove Cottage

A middle of the Week Wedding!

Wednesday weddings are not quite so popular as Saturday weddings but this beautiful bride and groom had many dear friends and family that came to help them celebrate their blessed event as if it were a weekend!  They had bright sunny colors of yellow and saige green which certainly belong in the summer time!  

Please check our website to see photos of this beautiful wedding along with others of our latest weddings

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Weddings, Weddings, Weddings!

It's time to catch up on some of our spring and summer weddings that we have been having at the Cottage!  Each and everyone have all been so beautiful and it amazes me how everyone decorates so uniquely with their own personalities.  It has been extremely hot but seems to cool down enough in the evenings for all the guests to enjoy the "love in the air" atmosphere in the outdoors. 

FYI, we now have more space available for your out of town guests.  We have a very unique guest house opening up (may be called Lytle Cove Get-Away)  for rental along with Lytle Cove Cottage that we rent out any day of the week for over-night stays.  Both cottages rent for $500 per night on weekends and $400 per night on weekdays.  Check out our website for more information on our guest houses!   

I will now be posting all the latest photos on the website, I can show them much bigger and many more of them.  Please go to our website and look under "Some of our beautiful Spring and Summer Weddings" to view all of the photographs.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jennifer and Chad - One of Our Most Beautiful and Colorful Weddings!

Jennifer and Chad were blessed with a most beautiful day to set the scene for their wedding.  Their chosen colors were purple and lime green and looked so pretty together.  Brenda, Jen's mother did an amazing job on all of the arrangements.  She's not a florist but with the help of the Holy Spirit as she told me many times she made the beautiful arrangements.  You will be impressed when you see them!  I told her she really needs to become a florist!  They had a candy bar that had 21 (correct if I'm wrong Brenda) different kinds of candy all in shades of purple and lime!  Ester Gonzales, ,a very talented wedding planner, also played a very big part in making this wedding beautiful.  Enjoy the photos!  

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Abby and Bobby! I can't wait for you to see this wedding!!!!

Abby and Bobby, are from Dallas and we are so lucky that they chose to have their wedding at Lytle Cove Cottage on April 30!  What a wonderful Southern Chic wedding they had and they were blessed with the most beautiful day!   Pay attention to all of her details, one thing that just makes this wedding so special.   The photos on this blog are some that I took but you must definitely check out Jennifer Neiland's   She is such a great photographer and did an outstanding job on this wedding.  So.... pull up her blog and enjoy!!!  Thank you Abby and Bobby! 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Some of our Wonderful Weddings!

It's already May 2, and we have  had some beautiful spring weddings!  But.... first of all check out one of our most beautiful weddings from last fall.  Katie and Stephen were the most wonderful couple in everyway!  I absolutely loved everything about their wedding and Stephanie Hunter, their fantastic photographer, has shared their beautiful images with us.  See for yourself!  Thank you Stephanie and congratulations on your recent engagement!  The wedding photographer is getting married!!!

Our first spring wedding was April 2 and God blessed Trey and Brandon with a beautiful spring day for their wedding.  I loved her colors of blue and turquoise, they looked so great together!  They made their own center-pieces with tall, slim vases filled with lemons and beautiful flowers.  You must check them out, they were so pretty and smelled fantastic! 
Trey and Brandon were a very beatiful couple and were lucky enough to be related to "Two Pair Photography" who photographed their wedding.  Check out their website, they are great photographers. 

Rebecca and David

Vintage was the theme for their wedding and oh so pretty!  Rebecca covered the enire back wall of the Pavilion with beautiful flowing white fabric with different textures of ribbon and lace.  She used tea-pots as her center pieces.  Their colors of purple and gray were so pretty and David's mother is a florist and did all the flower arrangements.  Caroline Joy was the photographer, what a pleasant lady to have around, it looked like she did some amazing photos and I will be anxious to see them as much as you!  Rebecca's cakes were so beautiful and were made by Creative Cakes in abilene 
Here are a few images that I took:

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Last weekend we were privileged to have the Sander's back for a "cousins" reunion!  They were here last summer for a family birthday celebration.  I admire them so much for getting together with their family the way they do!  How many of us in today's world just don't think we have the time to set a part a weekend to get together with our families.  We are so happy they are choosing Lytle Cove Cottage for their celebrations and we will always welcome them home when they choose to come again!  While they were here, I absolutely turned over the whole place to them, assured that they would take good care of it, while we went to the Texas State Basketball tournament and got to see our Eula Pirates win the state championship!!!  Go Pirates!  As the Reporter News ( said: 

Our lives around here have been nothing but basketball!   Many of you that have been here have met our son, Kainon who sets up and tears down the weddings for us.  He is a forward/post on the team and was honored with the MVP award at the tournament!  We are so proud of him and our Eula Pirates for making this the best basketball season ever!  Can't get any better than that!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Look at Julie and Bryan's wedding from A Moment in Time Photography!

Jennifer Nieland with A Moment in Time Photography did an excellent job photographing Julie and Bryan's winter wedding here at Lytle Cove Cottage.  Check it out at: .  If you are looking for a photographer, she is great!

Monday, January 10, 2011

What a great way to start 2011!


We began our 2011 with the beautiful winter wedding of Julie and Bryan.  They were married at six in the evening on January 8 under the Pavilion amongst twinkling lights and glowing candles and about 170 guests.  Their wedding was gorgeous and so were they.  Their families were all so nice to have around and Bryan's family from Amarillo, Texas got to enjoy their stay in the Cottage for the whole weekend. 

Julie and Bryan kept their guests all snugly warm by providing outdoor heaters and fire pits and serving  hot-chocolate, coffee and hot cider.  God was so good and gave us beautiful weather for the winter event.  He held off on the rain until about midnight after the wedding.  

Angela Olson was the event coordinator and did all the decorating for the event and made sure things ran smoothly, she is wonderful.  The reception was held inside the cottage.  June Shepard with Celebrations was the caterer.  The food was fabulous.  She served all different kinds of finger foods and the wedding cake was beautiful and had it's own room in the Parlor. 

Bryan's family provided a fun milk and cookies table in the sitting room.  That was very popular.

  Julie gave her bridesmaids cute polka-dotted umbrellas and gave all the guests their own packet of hot chocolate.  The photographers were "A Moment in Time Photography" and it looked like they were doing an awesome job and as soon as I get the link to their photos, I will pass it on. 

Stay warm everyone........