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Set yourself down in the gentle rolling hills of the Wimberley river flats and wineries: rural roads, small towns with big characters rimmed in longhorn cattle ranches, the scent of woodsmoke, and those unending Texas sunsets. Few settings touch on the true beauty and spirit of the Texas Hill Country, and these took center stage for Stephanie and Kyle’s beautiful La Estancia Bella wedding. We can’t wait to share it with you 🙂

La Estancia Bella captures the beauty and tradition of Hill Country weddings through meticulous attention to rustic detail on their 100-acre working longhorn ranch. This venue boasts both indoor and outdoor ceremony locales with their timbered grand hall and terraced gazebo, bride and groom suites, on-site lodging, and gardens limned in walking trails. They also staff a super supportive and flexible team of professionals to help make your big day run smoothly and exceed your expectations!

Check out Stephanie and Kyle’s La Estancia Bella wedding and some of our favorite shots of the day below!

The groom and his party kicked off the wedding day with breakfast at the infamous Salt Lick of Driftwood for brisket and fixins – the best way to start any big day!

La Estancia Bella Wedding salt lick breakfast

This adorable duo acted as stand-ins for Stephanie and Kyle’s pups Milton and Winston, who couldn’t attend the ceremony. We think they did an excellent job showing up in ceramic-spirit!

Stephanie and Kyle hired a live Mariachi band to surprise the mother of the bride!

La Estancia Bella Wedding father daughter portrait

A big plus to a La Estancia Bella wedding? Gorgeous grounds! They keep up local gardens and romantic local oak trees for these epic shots.

As photojournalist-style wedding photographers, it’s important to us to capture those special and emotional moments just as they happen so that when you look back at your wedding day, these images will evoke those lovely experiences once again.

Here, we were lucky enough to capture the reactions of family and friends as they watched Stephanie’s first dances.

Just outside the venue, Stephanie and Kyle had a late-night churro stand! It was a testament to tastiness and the flexibility of a La Estancia Bella wedding.

Stephanie and Kyle didn’t need any extra lessons on how to dip – they nailed it! And just in time for their grand sparkler exit 🙂

La Estancia Bella Wedding couple sparkler dip

Congratulations to this awesome couple and hats off to the great state of Texas!

Feel free to share your favorite shots in the comments below and tell us all your own tales of romance and adventure – we want to hear from you!


As photographers, we count ourselves among the luckiest to have the trust of our clients in documenting their most important days. As you can imagine, reviews and word of mouth are the best way for us here at Penny Photographics to succeed and continue to book amazing couples like YOU. If you have time, could you please spend a few minutes and tell others about your experience with us?

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We want to thank all the amazing vendors that helped make the magic happy for the big day!

Venue: La Estancia Bella

Coordinator: Awe Events ATX

Rentals/Linens: La Estancia Bella

Officiant: Andrew Richie

Caterer: Chef Jay Events

Bartenders: Drink Slingers

DJ: Look No Further Entertainment

Mariachi: Mariachi Continental

Hair and Makeup Team 1: Jessi Paigel

Hair and Makeup Team 2: Janet Ramirez

La Estancia Bella Wedding | Stephanie & Kyle

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