From the Bride...Although we live in the Northeast, we decided to have a destination wedding in San Antonio because it's my hometown and has a truly special and unique character. Our wedding began with a Catholic ceremony at San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio's Main Plaza followed by a reception at Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk. We incorporated San Antonio's vibe into our wedding with a Mexican folk music group at our ceremony and an all-female mariachi band and Mexican wedding cookies at our reception. To add to our wedding theme, we decided to have our reception at a Spanish-themed hotel. We fell in love with Hotel Contessa's Spanish food and charm and Riverwalk location and thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate our special day.
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant, San Antonio, TX / Ceremony Location: San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, TX / Reception Location: Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, TX / Wedding Consultant: Katherine Lopez, Sweet August Events / Caterer: Hotel Contessa / Flowers: Fresh Urban Flowers / Makeup & Hair: Suzie Bassett / Wedding Gown Designer: Luna Novias / Shoes: Ivanka Trump / Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride Dresses: Ann Taylor / Rings: Cartier / Bride's Jewelry: Bailey, Banks & Biddle / Photographer: Archetype Studio / Videographer: Weiss Eubanks / Music & Entertainment: Los Inocentes (ceremony); All-female mariachi group and DJ (reception) / Officiate: Father Edvin Rodriguez /Umbrella: Bella Umbrella