McNay Art Museum Wedding: Allison and Anthony

February 1, 2016

The bride and groom's stationery suite incorporated their bright and festive color scheme. The wedding ceremony took place at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in San Antonio. The bride's bright, Mexican-inspired floral shoes added a hidden pop of color to her white wedding outfit. Black and white photo of the groom putting his tuxedo on before the wedding ceremony. Bridesmaids watch as the bride prepares to put on her wedding dress. Bridesmaids admire the bride in her wedding gown. The groom and his mother share a moment before the ceremony. The bride and her father prepare to walk down the aisle. The bride and groom stand at the church altar. The bride and groom share their first kiss. Photo of the smiling bride and groom at the altar. Black and white photo of the bride and groom walking down the aisle. Photo of the bride and one of her bridesmaids hugging. Photo of the exterior of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, where the wedding reception took place. Portraits of the bride and groom outdoors. The groomsmen show off their bright, Mexican-inspired cummerbunds. Black and white photo of the bride and groom outdoors. Photo of the bride and groom in the shade of tall trees outside the reception venue. Photo of the mariachi band playing at the wedding reception. Brightly colored fans were provided to keep wedding guests cool during the outdoor portions of the reception. The wedding decorations incorporated bright florals in keeping with the fiesta-inspired theme, with accents of gold. Bright pink and orange themed maracas were given out at the wedding. Photo of the bright pink and orange menu card , displayed on a gold plate. The wedding decor was bright and floral fiesta-inspired, with gold accents. Maid of honor an best man giving toasts at the wedding reception. Brides mother smiling from the crowd at the wedding reception. Best man gives a toast at the wedding reception. Maid of honor giving a toast at the wedding reception. members for eh wedding party showing off their colorful cummerbunds during the wedding toasts at the reception. The bride and groom share a laugh during the toasts at the wedding reception. Photo of wedding guests smiling and dancing at the reception. Grandmother, wearing a festive floral hair wreath, dancing at the wedding reception. The bride and groom feed each other cake at the reception. The cake was 'Game of Thrones' themed, with a miniature dragon topper. Wedding guests laugh and dance at the reception. Wedding guests laugh and dance, wearing floral wreaths and sombreros at the wedding reception. Wedding guests smiling and dancing at the reception. Wedding guests laughing and dancing at the reception. Black and white photo of the bride and groom sharing a moment at the wedding reception. The bride wears a bright floral hair wreath in keeping with the weddings fiesta-inspired theme. The bride and groom, wearing a floral wreath and sombrero, together at the wedding reception.

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