Welcome to a stunning San Antonio swoonfest by Perez Photography. From the engagement story (a must read) to the big day – every bit is as romantic and pretty as can be. And I haven’t even told you about the cakes yet, each table had a different cake of the homemade variety free for the tasting. You could just walk around all of this prettiness eating cake! Now that’s having your cake and eating it too if you ask me. Click here for even more!

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From the Bride… Colin and I met in Brownsville, Texas in February 2009. We were in medical school, doing a special rotation focused on public health issues along the US-Mexico border. He asked me out for our first date on the day after Valentine’s Day and we’ve been together ever since!  I did my internship in Portland while he was at UTHSCSA, so we spent thousands of cell phone minutes and racked up lots of miles traveling back and forth between the two cities for a year.  Then, in February 2010, Colin surprised me with a weekend trip just for fun. I was post-call (meaning I hadn’t slept in 30 hours) and had no idea where we were going until the limo service dropped us off at the airport and we checked in for our flight to NYC! We flew first class to the city where another limo service picked us up and chauffeured us to our beautiful hotel – the Mandarin Oriental. We had a gorgeous suite overlooking freshly snow-covered Central Park. As soon as we set our bags down, Colin opened a bottle of champagne and put on some music (“Make You Feel My Love” – became our wedding song). He then got down on one knee and proposed! I was so surprised and happy!  We then got to work planning the wedding of our dreams.

I wanted it to have a vintage family garden party feel — like a special dinner in Grandma’s backyard. There were lots of vintage touches and the meal was served family style. My favorite part though were the cakes. The idea was to put a different cake (mostly made by family friends) on a vintage cake stand at every table. People then walked around and tried different cakes and talked with each other! It worked perfectly! Now we are in beautiful Paris, spending a week at a boutique hotel and enjoying all great food and wine we can find!

Wedding Photography: Perez Photography / Wedding Venue: The Witte Museum / Wedding Coordination & Floral Design: Tracy French of The French Connection / Paper Goods: Tracy French of The French Connection / Catering: Page Barteau Catering / Photo Booth: Boothography / Dinner Music: Monte Vista Strings and Jazz / Linens: BBJ Linen / Wedding Dress: Priscilla of Boston / Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom / Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka

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