What are your day jobs?
She is an attorney, and he is a CPA.
Where did you both grow up?
She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and he grew up in Rome, New York.
Please describe the atmosphere or overall feel of the wedding.
Fiesta-themed: bright colors, high energy, lots of fun.
How did you meet?
They met her senior year in college and his last year in the five-year accounting program at Wake Forest University. They met at a local bar, Fox & Hound, the week before Halloween. She approached him after singing karaoke to Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is A Place On Earth” and said, “Hi, you’re hot.” The rest is history.
Tell me about the proposal.
He invited both of their families to San Antonio for Easter weekend. He told her that his family was coming in town because they couldn’t attend her law school graduation and wanted to celebrate early. They stayed on the River Walk, and after she opened graduation gifts from the rest of his family, he brought out a card and a dozen flowers. Then, in front of their immediate family members, he got down on one knee and popped the question before heading out to celebrate downtown.
What were the particular details of importance?
“The theme elements”: the groomsmen wore Otomi/Mexican embroidered cummerbunds and the wedding favors were sombreros and flower halos; the cocktail hour featured a special michelada bar and mariachis. The personal touches: The bride designed the wedding monogram and all pieces of the invitations by hand; the bride paint-penned the maracas (which were used instead of escort cards) and designed the emblems for the different tables (the tables were named for the various castles in Game of Thrones); the bride also designed the menus and signage. Also, the bride LOVED her shoes! They were beautiful beaded Charlotte Olympia platforms.
What part of the day were you each MOST excited about (besides seeing each other and making it official…those are obvious!)?
The bride was excited for the Groom’s Cake, it was a surprise for him, modeled after the dragon Smaug in the Hobbit (one of his favorite books—and he LOVES dragons).
Special thanks to:
Ceremony venue: Alamo Heights Baptist Church
Reception Venue: McNay Art Museum
Event Coordinator and Florist: Events by Reese
Cake: The Painted Cake
Music: Time Machine Band
Catering: El Jarro
Hair: Sovay Reeder
Makeup: Johanna Woodfin
Videographer: PhotoHouse Films