Walking Down the

River of Love

Vickie & Michael

Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding
Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

How They Met 

Vickie and Michael met in 2008 at a freshman orientation session before both attending Texas State University. One Christmas morning, after 10 years together, Michael had one extra surprise for Vickie after all other presents had been opened. In a spare room, he had covered a whole wall with pictures from throughout their entire relationship that spelled out “Marry Me”.

Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

The Inspiration

Vickie and Michael had a shared love for Christmas which ultimately became “their holiday” after their proposal. Naturally, a Christmas wedding was the perfect theme for this couple. Being so proud of their city, Hilton Palacio del Rio was chosen because of its beautiful and unique location on the Riverwalk with most of the other vendors also local from San Antonio.

Olivia Grace Bridal treated this beautiful bride like a princess including being very accommodating with alterations and pandemic times of rescheduling. Sonia Freeman, of Aria Productions, is an amazing photographer to work with being so kind and patient while creating phenomenally beautiful work. Alma from Alusstra is a great day-of coordinator who gives lots of advice prior to the wedding day and is always available for questions. All issues were avoided on this couple’s wedding day all thanks to Alma. 

Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding
Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

Unique Elements

Choosing Hilton Palacio del Rio as a venue helped Vickie and Michael to create special memories as they held their ceremony on a rooftop balcony with a beautiful view of San Antonio. The lights on the Riverwalk provided a beautiful backdrop for an evening wedding, while the Riverwalk itself allowed out-of-town guests the opportunity to see the beautiful city the couple proudly calls their home. 

Downtown San Antonio Riverwalk Wedding

Words of Advice

“If at all possible, have your ceremony and reception in one place. This lets guests have so much fun without having to worry about transportation in the middle of all the festivities!”


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