Chasing Waterfalls

Turning Dreams Into Reality

Krystal & James

mother of bride helping daughter on the wedding day
zero days till I do calendar
woman engagement ring on the upside down heel with red bottom
wedding bands sitting on his and hers journals

Magic was in the air the night that Krystal and James Freeman were introduced to each other. As singles at a mutual friend’s birthday party, they ended up both meeting a couple separately that insisted the two of them absolutely had to meet each other– Krystal and James claim that the rest is history. 

The Proposal 

Having Krystal “kidnapped” from her home by a limo, James had her sent to their favorite golf club for what she thought was simply a surprise photo shoot with one of our favorite local photographers, David Pezzat. James and David coordinated to have an entire section of this golf course closed off for the shoot, and as Krystal was directed to look over her shoulder for a photo, there she saw the man and the moment that changed the rest of her life. James was on one knee with ring in hand and tears in eyes asking Krystal to spend forever with him. She said, “It was PERFECT”!

girl. in limo anticipating a surprise
man proposing to his girlfriend while she is smiling

The Inspiration

This couple is different, because well, they actually did go chasing waterfalls. Krystal said that’s exactly where their inspiration for the theme of the wedding started, and it was actually because of their nephew, Aidan’s, love for waterfalls.

wedding in front of a waterfall hill country
newly wed couple in wedding gown and tux standing in front of waterfall
couple saying their vows in front of waterfall

On top of being the most breathtaking spot in the San Antonio area, the couple chose Canyon Springs Golf Club because the grooms family had been there 20 years prior and they absolutely loved it. All this combined with the waterfall they were chasing created the dream day for Krystal and James.

newly wed couple first dance right after ceremony
husband dipping his wife during first dance

The Bride’s Favorite Moment

Although the whole day was magic, Krystal says her favorite moment of the event was getting to have their first dance standing at the altar right after they said their “I Do’s”. In front of all their guests, the newly wed couple shared their first dance to their favorite song, “At Last” by Etta James. This was initially due to the fact that they had cancelled their reception to keep guests safe during COVID times, but Krystal was actually pleasantly surprised with how much she loved the timing of it all.

beautiful blonde bride with red lipstick under her veil
groom and groomsmen waiting for the bride
blonde bride getting ready for her big day wedding dress hanging on wall with natural light coming through
all white wedding floral bouquet and green velvet bridesmaid dress

Words of Advice From the Newly Weds

“Hire someone to help you, whether it be a planner to pick all the details or a coordinator to help keep you sane, you will be so happy you did. This will help you breathe and enjoy the small things and all the little moments with your soon to be forever. Lastly, on your wedding day take a moment to step back and take the moment in together, it’s pretty awesome!” -Krystal & James 


Photos courtesy of Snap Chic Photography


  • Bar Service
    Canyon Springs Golf Club
  • Bride's Dress
    Olivia Grace Bridal
  • Bridesmaids Dresses
    Bella Bridesmaids
  • Ceremony Musician
    Terra Vista Strings
  • Engagement Photo's
    David Pezzat Photographers
  • Florist
    Blume Haus Events
  • Groom's Attire
    Men's Warehouse & Neiman Marcus
  • Guest Accommodations
    Drury Inn Stone Oak
  • Hair Stylist
    Hillary Gant at Blair Hair Studio
  • Makeup Artist
    Kendra Kay Beauty
  • Officiant
    Joe Young
  • Photographer
    Snap Chic Photography
  • Transportation
    Shark Limousines
  • Venue
    Canyon Springs Golf Club
  • Wedding Planner
    Brooke Leeder at Snap Chic Planning

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