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Melissa and Matthew

San Antonio Weddings couple, Matthew and Melissa, engagement story

How They Met

After being invited to a UTSA tailgate by Matthew’s older brother, Melissa was feeling goooood! When she was introduced to Matthew, Melissa pulled his sunglasses down and told him how cute he was – all with the help of some liquid courage! They later followed one another on Instagram and the rest was history.

San Antonio Weddings couple, Matthew and Melissa, engagement story

The Proposal

On their one-year anniversary, Matthew wanted to treat Melissa to a nice dinner. Since their anniversary fell during the pandemic, Melissa was so excited to get dressed up and celebrate! While she was getting ready, she noticed Matthew was a bit fidgety – going in and out of the room, red and sweaty – but she didn’t think much of it. As they begin to walk downstairs, Melissa noticed his cousin, Ashley, at the front window as if she was going to take a photo. Finally, the two open the front door and see their families holding signs that read “Will you marry me?” He then proposed and she said YES!

San Antonio Weddings couple, Matthew and Melissa, engagement story

Planning Process

Jewelry Store for Ring Purchase: Zales
“[My ring is an] oval cut ring with gorgeous diamonds around the large center diamond and diamonds around the band!” – Melissa Sanchez-Ochoa

Bridal Gown Shop: Olivia Grace Bridal
“Definitely had a BLAST TRYING ON SOOOOO MANY DRESSES! I went to as many bridal stores as I could. I do wish I had the experience of having my bridal party with me but with COVID, I was only allowed 1 or 2 at a time. During a long break I had at work, I decided to drive over to Olivia Grace – it’s such a cute bridal store. I had a wonderful experience with Grace, the sales rep. Everyone was so nice, and customer service was on point! Once I put the dress on, I knew my mom and sister would love it just as much as I did. I didn’t cry but was so excited to have found my dress!”- Melissa Sanchez-Ochoa

Reception Venue: Private residence in Helotes, TX
“We decided to go with my in-laws’ backyard. They have a gorgeous 2 acres in the back with tons of beautiful trees and a view on top of the hill. I had gone to my cousin’s backyard wedding about 5 years ago and FELL IN LOVE! It was super intimate and romantic with just close family and friends.”- Melissa Sanchez-Ochoa

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Drinks and Bartending Services: La Antigua Rolling Bar – “Harol has his own brand of Tequila (Sierra Vieja) from Jalisco Mexico that he imports.”- Melissa Sanchez-Ochoa

Design & Day-Of Coordination: Scarlet Rose Wedding Planning Company

Music: Mariachi Damas de Jalisco

Wedding Cake: Honeysuckle Teatime – “Sarah is so talented and fun! Love her work.”- Melissa Sanchez-Ochoa

Stationery Design & Invitations: Invitations Etc. in Alamo Heights

Cigar Bar: Finks Cigars

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