This stunning traditional San Antonio wedding is the perfect mixture of two distinct cultures! The bride, who is of Mexican descent, and the groom, who was born and raised in West Texas, decided to showcase their two unique cultures in this beautiful San Antonio celebration. From the traditional Catholic ceremony to the custom-made cowboy boots, you can easily see each culture shine through. You can tell that every element of this wedding was thought out and executed to perfection. Gracie Byrd Jones Photography did a wonderful job of capturing each gorgeous detail. Check out the gallery as it has even more breathtaking images to enjoy.
From the Bride...Seth and I met in Midland, Texas - in the middle of nowhere - while we were both working there. As an oil town populated predominantly by men, it was the last place Seth thought he would find his wife. But on our first date, we closed down the restaurant drinking margaritas and forgetting to order food because we were so consumed by the conversation. We come from two different worlds. I was born and raised in Mexico, and Seth is a fifth-generation Texan who grew up in a small West Texas town. During the next two years after our first date, we learned more about our differences and decided we couldn't live without them. We tried things that were outside of our comfort zone. For me, that was attending college football games. For Seth, it was learning enough Spanish to ask my dad for his blessing before asking the big question. Then, during a family photo shoot session in my parent's backyard - which turned out to be a fake photoshoot session that Seth had arranged with my family - Seth got down on one knee. Picking San Antonio as our wedding destination was a no brainer. There is no other city that represents both of our cultures so well. With the Spanish and Mexican influences in San Antonio, we were able to incorporate the elements I had always envisioned for my wedding - a traditional Catholic church, an old Spanish mission, and mariachi. And as the place where Texas declared its independence, San Antonio allowed us to embrace Seth's cowboy boots, country music, and ranch waters for a night that felt truly Texan. Working through our different upbringings hasn't always been easy. But we are learning to take the best of both worlds and make it our own - a perfect mix of some of my big family, heavy dinners and drama, and some of his outdoor adventures, strong community, and college football. We wouldn't have it any other way! Unique Features: Famous mariachi band for reception (they played at George Bush's daughter's wedding!), rich Mexican heritage and western theme, Mexican dessert/candy bar at reception, Mission Espada historic location for bride and groom portraits and family pics, grandmother's earrings (family heirlooms) worn by the bride, Mexican wedding piñata, customized monogrammed slippers for guests at the reception, groom's customized details for his attire, and custom Rios of Mercedes boots for the bride.