About Mayhar Design

Melanie of Mayhar Design

My name is Melanie McKinley. I am creative director and owner of Mayhar Design, and I am so glad that you stopped by! I didn’t always know that my path would lead me to this place, but I cannot tell you how overjoyed I am that it did. It is my sincerest joy and passion to serve my clients, sharing in their hopes, fears and wishes as we navigate their unique and amazing journey towards the future.

While we design and plan weddings throughout Texas and beyond, San Antonio is the actual spot I call home, where I live with my husband, Seth, my two and a half year old, Caleb and my teeny beagle, Rebecca.

As a little girl I dreamed of the big city, which landed me right in the heart of New York after college, where I not only learned the meaning of big girl pants but I was introduced to the wedding industry. I had the greatest privilege of working under the incredible David Beahm as a freelance planning assistant and seamstress. After moving back to San Antonio almost six years later, it was that one roll that would lead to the creation of our first brand!

My sister, Ashleigh, and I launched Maihar Design in 2009, based upon the custom ring bearer pillow and flower girl wand. As I always worked simultaneously at a local residential interior design firm, it made sense for us to re-brand in 2011 as Mayhar Design (easier to say and spell!!), a full service design and planning boutique! We have been offering full service creative direction, design and planning services ever since!

I have been in love with the industry from the beginning and I still consider it one of my greatest honors to walk alongside my clients and to know that they are trusting me with one of the most important days of their lives. I would love to meet you and hear your story! And, if you feel that we are a good fit for you, I would love be a part of your big day!

What does Mayhar mean?

While it is often confused for my last name, Mayhar is actually my nickname! It was given to me many years ago, and is very dear to my heart!

How long have you been in the wedding industry?

With a combined 2 years in New York and 9 years in Texas, we have been in the wedding industry over 11 years!

What do you stand firm in?

As a business owner, as a person and as a company, we stand firm in the following:

HONESTY in all that we do. We believe in integrity and accountability in all of our words, actions and commitments. We want our clients to feel loved, appreciated, and that their hopes and expectations are not only being met, but exceeded.

BEAUTY in the process. There is unexpected beauty and inspiration everywhere you look in the world. It is our goal to help capture and portray new beauty in everything we design and create.

FAITH and GENEROSITY. Faith in God and faith in His plan. We feel so very blessed and thankful to have this opportunity to do what we love. It is our obligation to generously serve our clients in love and to the best of our ability.