European Elegance in Alamo City

Saying I Do at The St. Anthony Hotel

Nicole & Zane

newly wed married couple cutting cake at st Anthony hotel

Nicole and Zane met poolside when they were just kids. In 2013, the close friends decided to turn their relationship into a romantic one. After six years of dating, Zane finally popped the big question in a way that is literally out of a fairytale book.

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The Proposal

It all took place in the middle of San Marco Piazza in Venice, Italy. While Nicole and Zane’s travel buddies pretended to take some cutesy sunset photos of them, they were really getting ready to sneakily capture one of the biggest moments in the couples lives! As Nicole shooed away a street flower vendor, she turned around to find to her surprise, the man of her dreams down on one knee.

Emotions went from shock, to excitement, to pure love for one another. With tears in everyones eyes, the group made their way to their dinner where in the restaurant was Nicoles mother, father and sister standing next to Zane’s dad and brother. It was truly a picture perfect moment.

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groom with his groomsmen getting ready at the st Anthony hotel

Wedding Inspiration

With Nicoles Italian roots and the couples love for European vacations, they wanted to create a beautiful blend of their favorite destinations combined with the elegance of their hometown, San Antonio. Although they had originally planned for a large indoor wedding at The St. Anthony Hotel, they were still pleased with their pandemic plan too. The rooftop offered a beautiful backdrop for their intimate wedding.

The couple specifically chose this venue due to its history, its elegance, and frankly, its 5-Star reputation. Most of the other vendors included on this special day were ones they knew they could trust and genuinely connect with. Nicole was especially grateful for Grace Hamilton with Wed with Grace, who is also a bridal stylist at Olivia Grace Bridal. She helped bring Nicoles dreams to life and made her big day unmatched!

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Bride and bridal party at The St. Anthony Hotel

Words of Advice

Nicole and Zane want other couples to remember how important it is to read each vendor’s contract extremely carefully. Do your research on websites like to make sure you are comparing the amenities available at different venues. Remember your vision and your budget in everything you do. And last but not least, hire a planner or day of coordinator and you will thank yourself for it later.


  • Band
    Mark Odom Band
  • Bridal Salon
    Olivia Grace Bridal
  • Catering & Bar Service
    The St. Anthony Hotel
  • Ceremony Musicians
    Terra Vista Strings
  • D.J.
    Infinity Sound Lab
  • Décor & Rentals
    Uptown Flowers
  • Grooms Attire
    Tom James
  • Hair Stylist
    Sarah McGraw at Blown Beautiful Broadway
  • Ice Sculpture
    Signature Ice Sculptures
  • Lighting
    Infinity Sound Lab
  • Makeup
    Keziah Bevins
  • Officiant
    Ben Ghez
  • Paper Suite
    Wed With Grace
  • Photography
    Hey Beloved
  • Planning
    Stacey DeWine of The Panache Event Group
  • Venue
    The St. Anthony Hotel
  • Videography
    Crescent Films
  • Wedding & Grooms Cake
    Cathy Young

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