Real Weddings

Marcella & Miguel 12.30.2011

By: Kara Epstein

Photography By: Limelight San Antonio

True love may come as a surprise for most, especially when you’re not anticipating your first kiss right before you hop on a plane. On December 30, 2011 Marcella Ann Vasquez and Miguel Angel Blanco celebrated one of the happiest moments of their lives, and it all started with that unexpected kiss.

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“We met through his step-sister, my college roommate. I had gone to New York City to spend the holiday with my girlfriends and he took me to the airport,” Marcella says. “We had been hanging out for a few weeks but I didn’t really think anything of it. Once we got to the airport, he helped me with my bags and right before I left he gave me the biggest kiss. It made me weak in the knees. The rest is history. We began dating right after I got back from my trip.”

One year later, Miguel proposed to Marcella just four days shy of Christmas 2009. It only made sense to have a holiday wedding. “Christmas and New Year's are my favorite time of year,” Marcella says. “I love how San Antonio lights up and thought it would be the perfect backdrop to a New Year's Eve wedding.”

The ceremony took place at St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church, and even though the majority of guests were not from the San Antonio area, the church was filled with family and friends showing their love and support to the happy couple.

After the ceremony guests were invited to the reception at the historic Pearl Stable and with the help of Bisli Event Services, the venue transformed into a grand New Year’s Eve party.  

“Bisli knew exactly what my vision was before I even realized it—lights, crystals and bling! I didn’t want a winter wonderland.”

The décor of the night left guests in awe. Marcella adds this was one of her favorite moments of the wedding. “Walking into the Pearl Stable that night, I gasped. Bisli made me a little piece of heaven. But hearing the guests as they walked in… priceless.”

The bride and groom and their guests laughed and spent time on the dance floor throughout the rest of the evening. As the couple made their grand exit, sparklers lit their way to happiness.


Wedding Details:
Bar Service:
Bartenders4You
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s Dress Shop: Bella Bridesmaids
Bridal Hair and Makeup: K Charles and Co.
Cake: The Exclusive Cake Shop
Caterer: Heavenly Gourmet Catering
Ceremony Venue: St. Peter Prince of the Apostles Catholic Church
Florist: H-E-B BLOOMS Flower Shop
Guest Accomodations: La Quinta Inn & Suites
Invitations & Wedding Stationary: TLC Invitations and More
Lighting: Bisli Event Services
Party Favors: Loco Motion Flipbooks
Photographer & Videographer:
Limelight San Antonio

Rehearsal Dinner Venue:
 La Paloma Blanca
Reception Venue: Pearl Stable

Reception Musicians:
Music Flo Inc.
Rentals and Decor:
Bisli Event Services
Wedding Consultant: Sarah’s Wedding Creations

Tuxedo Shop:
Men’s Warehouse

Marcella & Miguel Wedding Highlight from Limelight San Antonio on Vimeo.


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