December 5, 2015
A Perfect Match
Jill and Trey met on eHarmony and hit it off after their first date with a night of golf, followed by three hours of shooting pool. One windy night, on the observation deck of the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas, Trey noticed Jill’s eyes were teary. He then said, “I bet I can make them tear up more” and got down on one knee to ask the big question. Little did Jill know, a friend, who is a photographer, was also there to capture this special moment.
Jill and Trey were married at the historic Southwest School of Art in San Antonio. Jill wore a simple, but elegant ivory gown by Jim Hjelm, a San Antonio bridal salon. All the flowers for the special day were done with the help of HEB Blooms. Jill’s mom hand made the centerpieces, invitations, place cards and the flower girls’ crowns. Along with a two-tier Bundt cake by Nothing Bundt Cakes (for cake cutting), ‘bundtinis’ in a variety of flavors were served to all the guests. Guests enjoyed the Tex-Mex menu catered by Pappasitos.
The couple honeymooned at the Sandals Resort in Barbados.
The biggest advice piece of advice I can give is to accept help where you can get it, and from someone you trust. My mom was such a huge help throughout the whole planning process. I was a busy medical student at the time we were planning my wedding, and she did everything from contacting the caterers to even making all of the centerpieces and artificial floral arrangements and place cards.
We also hired a day-of-coordinator (Wedding and Event Designs by Pamela), who made it so much easier to enjoy the big day and allow my mom and I to relax and not worry about things (because, let’s be honest, the groom wasn’t going to worry about those things anyway!). I highly recommend it, if it fits within your budget.
By Marian Jacob
Photography: Bend the Light