February 16, 2011

A Little Heaven on Earth (Paradise Loft, Fredericksburg)

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t super excited to share these next photos with you!  If you recall, two weekends ago Matthew and I celebrated our one year anniversary in a little old historic German town I later revealed to be Fredericksburg, TX and, being a new photography enthusiast, I was just thrilled to document our little trip through photos.  I don’t pretend to be a fabulous photographer (YET!), but I think these fun pictures tell a story all their own – not many words are required!
 
We stayed in a bed and breakfast called Paradise Loft, and it was exactly that: paradise.  This particular B&B was perfectly situated in the middle of Main Street (the major tourist attraction of the town) and just above one of the street’s many eclectic little shops.  Guests at Paradise Loft enjoy their own private entrance off the street, where you open a heavy  wooden door to reveal an old and narrow wood and rock staircase.  At the top of those stairs is the entrance to the suite, which literally took my breath away when I walked through that door for the first time. 

The whole experience was just a delightful little indulgence for my design eye, for my love of the old and eclectic, and of course, for the romantic in me.

But I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.  I hope you enjoy them, and if you EVER get a chance to go to Fredericksburg, I highly recommend it!  Not only is the shopping and touristy stuff fabulous, but there is also super fun hiking at Enchanted Rock nearby - and if you dare, spelunking in some pretty badass old caves.  I’ve done it, and I lived to tell the tale (Matthew and I are going to go back and do it together when the weather gets warmer)!

These photos will be sequential for the most part, and I’ll only butt in to explain what it is you’re seeing every now and then. :)
Paradise Loft…
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Out on the balcony…
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Dining…
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Around town…
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Antique shopping…
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And I guess that’s it for now, folks.  Sorry for picture overload! 
I’m ready to go back.  Like, tomorrow.  Day trip to Fredericksburg, anyone?  Just remember: I have a camera.  And a blog.  No one is safe.
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PS – Only two more days left to enter my giveaway!  All items in the giveaway were chosen during our little trip to Fredericksburg, and I can’t wait to mail them off to one of YOU! <3

58 comments:

  1. Ahhhh, this looks like such a fun little getaway! Thanks for sharing your photos. You are so pretty and if I can say this..so is your hubby!

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  2. perfect weekend girl!
    love the photo of you in the hat- i hope you snagged that thing!

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  3. Great pictures! The B&B is beautiful! Fun trip!

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  4. Great pictures! And were those Kindereggs??? How fun!

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  5. Looks like you had yourself a sweet little weekend retreat! Makes me want to go on one too!

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  6. Love it! My husband and I were going to go to Fredricksburg last year but something came up and we had to cancel. HOWEVER we are going this year! :) I can't wait! :) Enchanted Rock is on our list too because I've never been there (he has) so I'm excited! The room is gorgeous! I don't know how you left ;) We must meet one day missy!

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  7. Beautiful photos girl. Looks like a gem of a place! Lovely.

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  8. Hey Jenni! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time! The pictures are beautiful - you are a natural!

    P.S. You guys are the cutest couple ever!!!

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  9. that B & B looks heavenly!!!

    your pictures are gorgeous =)

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  10. you and your hubby are one steamy hot couple. I added the steamy for extra ooomf. it was needed.

    that room is to.die.for. I want to go there right now.

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  11. How fun! Texas has the cutest little towns ever. :)
    x

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  12. Looks like y'all had fun! We went at Christmas back in 2008 and I loved it there!!! We also ate at Rathskeller & Rather Sweet Bakery - loved both of them :) Yay for fun towns near Austin!

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  13. oh my this looks divine!!! you sure are living the life my lady!!! i love small little towns full of eclectic antiques! that picture of you in the hat is beautiful!

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  14. OMG!!! What a beautiful B&B!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! The photos are great Jenni! What a nice, romantic getaway! I am pretty sure I need that cupcake painting!

    xoxo

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  15. Great pictures Jenni! It's really nice of you to show us pictures of your trip, especially since it was you and your husband's special time together :)
    Love how you zoomed in really close to the food. You make me want to eat that pizza and that cupcake!
    Cute pictures of you and your hubby! Especially like the one of you on the stairs. Love the lighting on that one.
    Glad you had a great trip!

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  16. Looks like a lot of fun and a awesome little town. I always love your photos.

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  17. Looks beautiful! What a wonderful little trip to celebrate one year of wedded bliss! :)

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  18. I am in Love with this little town already. We are always looking for neat little towns to visit. I love your blog, I read all your romance stories and let me just say how amazing! I loved it. Its such a great story you guys can share with family and friends forever. I look foward to reading more fabulous posts.

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  19. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures! I just drooled over them for, like, 10 minutes. It sounds like you had a fantastic getaway. And the two of you make a beautiful couple, by the way :)

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  20. This makes me jealous. I want to go to a bed and breakfast. lol... Great pictures!

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  21. What a great trip! The photos are gorgeous! Your guys are too cute!

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  22. Looks like the perfect anniversary getaway!

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  23. umm, this looks like my idea of the perfect weekend trip! what a quaint little town! your pictures are beautiful, you've really got an eye! can I go with you next time? and take pictures? and then we can blog about it? :)

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  24. Happy Anniversary once more sweet friend! What are you talking about "I don’t pretend to be a fabulous photographer (YET!)?!!" Ha! These are indeed fabulous! I'm a little jealous ;)

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  25. What a perfectly beautiful bed and breakfast!! I adore it (: So glad you had fun!!!

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  26. Your pictures are pretty amazing, Jenni! :) You do indeed have an eye!!

    This place looks FABULOUS! OMG! I don't think I would have ever wanted to leave the suite. So gorgeous. :)

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  27. Oh this looks like it was a GREAT trip!

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  28. Oh my goodness...it all looks sooo amazing!! Like a place that would only be in the movies.

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  29. We've been there many times as I have family that lives in Kerrville, not that far from where you were & we LOVE shopping and just rambling around in Fredricksburg!! I want that beautiful mirror on that wall that's cream color and huge & looks like an antique & I think they had that there this summer in July when we were there during the HOTTEST DAYS we had on record! Bad timing to go-on a Sat and packed with people in the stores and some do NOT have a/c in them and some just have fans but it's one of the neatest little places to shop & I saw everything you're giving away but the framed pic & the hand sanitizer. I bought that same gold pen and even though it's small I love it & carry it in my purse! I love the necklace & saw so many pretty ones there that are all hand made! You did a great job of picking gifts to give! Even have seen where you stayed many times but never have stayed there-always stay with family in Kerrville but all the women ALWAYS have to shop there and then we go to Austin to shop down around 5th&6th street to shop and get great margarita's!!

    Great post & I like the pics and know exactly where some of those places are! Isn't it the neatest small town? I'm not into rock climbing though but the caverns are FABULOUS to visit! A must do thing when you go back!
    :)

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  30. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place to visit! I have always wanted to stay at a bed and breakfast. So glad you two had fun:-)

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  31. Beautiful pictures girl! I'm so glad y'all had such a great time!

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  32. That place is gorgeous!! And you and Matthew are so cute together! Seriously, adorable. Looks like you guys had a great little trip!

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  33. What beautiful photos! You are so beautiful! I wish I knew what I was doing wrong to get you to guest blog for me! .. I am really in need of some since I started having to do chemo for days at a time! Looks like you guys had a great time!

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  34. I literally received your comment as I was finishing reading your post and commenting here. Great minds think alike ;)

    Gosh, Jenni.. this trip looks absolutely incredible! When you told me you were going to F-burg, I had a picture in my head of what it could be like and these photos definitely just surpassed my expectations. I am SO DOWN to go right now! So glad you and hubby had such a great time.

    NYC Trip needs to happen soon! You should plan on coming in the fall for fashion week, there's so much to do/see/photog!

    XXXO
    M

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  35. Oh. My. Gosh. I have so many things that I want to say about your pictures from Fredericksburg! My husband and I visited Gruene, TX last year (and my tiny obsession with German settled Texas towns might be a combo of me being very German and being born in TX but.... ) I really really want to visit Fredericksburg after seeing all of your lovely photos and that B&B!

    Amazing! The food looks amazing, the town... everything. Looks like a great trip.

    p.s. I freakin love Kinder eggs and I have never seen them anywhere in the U.S. before. I totally thought they were illegal here because of the tiny toys inside... that's the icing on the cake! I must go there. :)

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  36. i wished i lived out in tx to go there! I fell in LOVE with the place just from your pics! thanks for the share!

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  37. in answer to your question: YES! we are moving to san antonio. (technically, i know for sure that I will be moving...and we will find out for sure in 3 weeks if Nick will be coming too...but i've got a pretty good feeling about it.) either way, texas is in our very near future. we'll probably move down as soon as the end of April!

    keep me posted...either way, a blate is in our future (:

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  38. I haven't been to Fredericksburg in a long time! I love to go there at Christmastime - so much fun stuff to look at. Loved the B&B spot - gorgeous pictures Jenni!

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  39. I want to move there ASAP! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  40. Love your "picture overload"! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!

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  41. That place is soo stinking adorable I want to go so bad! Glad you had fun. The antique shops Ah! I love everything im seeing!

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  42. Great pictures! The B&B was gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. Your photography is stunning. really. I love it.

    That B&B looks amazing!! We haven't done anything like that in a long time. You've inspired me. I think I need to make some plans!!

    Thanks for sharing!♥

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  44. what a fun time on your little getaway! y'all are too cute!....and I LOVE your hair :)

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  45. I'm so glad you had a fun trip! I especially loved seeing the pic of the Kinder Eggs... it's hard to find those in the U.S.!

    Great pictures! :)

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  46. what great pictures! looks like a fantastic trip and super cute little town. you two are adorable : )

    happy weekend

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  47. These photos were just great! we've talked about Cameras before.. I know you have the Canon Rebel...but I can't get over how close up you got with some of the shots you took!! So that leads me to my next question...what Lens did you use? Did you switch between two lens for these pictures?

    A really good girlfriend of mine got engaged and they just got the Nikon D3000 and she asked me to just take pics of everyone all night..so I did...but even with her telephoto lens...I wasn't able to get THAT close to her ring and such....what gives? so I ask you! :) LOL holla girl!

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  48. I loved these pictures. You guys are too cute and that place SOUNDS too cute to boot! LOL!! OK, so my favorite was that little wall plaque thingy that said:

    "One shoe can change your life."
    -Cinderella

    How friggin' adorable is that??? I want it for my (currently very messy...sigh) room.

    Smiles for Saturday! (I honestly don't know what's come over me today. I feel oddly giddy and I feel like it's bleeding into my writing. HAHA! ;)

    XO,
    J

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  49. I want to climb right into these photos! paradise, indeed.

    and what do you mean you're not an incredible photographer yet? these look amazing. the photos of the bed and breakfast look they could be used for their promo.

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  50. Oh it looks like it was such a great time! That cupcake looks like it was divine!

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  51. love, love, love! You should send a link to this post to the B&B....maybe they will give you a discount on your next stay :) It worked for me, once!

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  52. it's a dream! like the biggest kind of perfect getaway ever. how purdy everything is and such an ace of a place to stay together. loft heaven.

    jenni, the photos are outa this world! you really have to pursue this photography passion, it's your calling (one of many anyways). makes me want to jump on a plane for a trip there myself. anything with enchanted in the name i'm down with! ♥

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  53. lovely pictures, you might be an newbie photographer, but you got the raw talent.

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  54. I own Paradise Loft and was so thrilled to read your kind words! I remember checking you and your husband in. You are such a beautiful couple you are hard to forget!

    Great photos! You have a natural eye! I took the photos on our site with my canon 5d and even recently made a video (my first- hopefully many more to come) about the suite. If you would like you can check it out on YouTube at this link:

    http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?xl=xl_blazer&v=dKJlPsvm728

    Great blog. I'm very impressed!
    Thanks,
    Tammy Sikes
    Www.absolutecharm.com

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  55. what an incredible getaway! love all the pictures ... i love picture overload esp. when they are that gorgeous!

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  56. This looks like such a fun place! I love all your photos...especially the antique shops! :-)

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  57. This looks like such a fun place! I love all your photos...especially the antique shops! :-)

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  58. I love your pictures - it looks like you two had so much fun!! It's crazy, because I was at a B&B in Fredericksburg with my boyfriend that same weekend!!!! It's a small world... or small Texas :o)

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