About Us

How We Work

Meet The Team




Kari and Rene Esparza

Kari and Rene Esparza started Everlasting Elopements in 2012 shortly after they got married. Kari runs Everlasting Elopements while Rene runs their sister company, Texas Wedding Ministers. Kari is most often found in the Everlasting Elopement’s office running sales and answering any questions pertaining to your wedding. She may also be seen on-site as a hands-on wedding coordinator. Reverend Rene Esparza is the wedding concierge and head minister for Texas Wedding Ministers. He has performed 1000s of weddings between the two companies. Kari and Rene are based in San Antonio where they live with their two dogs.

Director of Operations

Chloe Goss

Chloe started with Everlasting Elopements in 2017 as a coordinator for the Corpus Christi market. She began learning more about the business and began to take on more of a role in the company. She is now the Director of Operations for Everlasting Elopements and its sister company, Texas Wedding Ministers. She can usually be found behind her computer working on the website or booking systems but also frequents weddings as a coordinator, photographer, or officiant. With over 10 years in the industry, she’s experienced in every aspect of weddings including baking cakes! She’s happily married to her Army husband where they’re currently stationed in El Paso with their daughter.

Wedding Concierge

Head Photographer

Amanda Faust Collinsworth

Amanda started with Everlasting Elopements on the team of photographers. Her passion for weddings and her expertise in customer service quickly propelled her into a more hands-on role. She became the head photographer, in charge of hiring and training the team of photographers & videographers, as well as the wedding concierge, checking in with every single one of our couples prior to their wedding ceremony. Amanda is based in San Antonio with her husband of over 20 years and their two children.

Wedding Coordinators

San Antonio

Shelbie Mitchell

Shawna Bayer coordinator selfie
Corpus Christi

Shawna Bayer

Laney Rambone coordinator picture

Laney Rambone

Alyssa Perez coordinator
San Antonio

Alyssa Perez

Service Partners

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Want to join the team?

Click here to learn about job opportunities! We are always looking for passionate, talented team members to become photographers, videographers, officiants, and more!

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