Natalie Avalos & David Vallejo
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
How did you meet? During a night out on the town we noticed each other across the room. Eager to meet each other our friends began to chat, turns out they all knew each other so they introduced us to one another and we instantly clicked!
Tell us about the proposal. It was a total surprise that happened during a 4th of July family cookout. I was inside and David was outside talking to my grandfather and uncles. Turns out he had asked for their blessing then came in to propose. Unexpected tears of joy!
What inspired the design or theme of your wedding day? I never really had an image for my ‘dream wedding,’ so to say the least, I was pretty much scatterbrained. There were so many good ideas, I just wanted it to feel special and lucky for me I had a groom with a vision!
Why did you choose the venue and vendors you did? We wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same location. As soon as we walked into 2600 Plaza Banquet Hall it just felt right for us. The owners provided a package deal that we could not resist. It eliminated the stress of searching for multiple vendors.
What were some of the most unique elements of your wedding? The size and layout of the venue. We wanted to make a grand entrance for both the ceremony and reception. Our second entrance was so much fun, we danced our way in then we were able to do a dance with our wedding party on the large dance floor.
Did anything about your wedding exceed your expectations? The staff of Unique Creations Plus (2600 Plaza Banquet Hall). They were always available and truly a blessing in helping make our special day that much more special. Also our DJ had so much input on the order of events, so in the end everything ran smoothly.
What advice do you have for couples planning a San Antonio wedding? My advice would be to just enjoy the whole experience of planning a wedding. You typically hear about the bride doing most of the planning but sometimes, the groom has ideas too. And although his ideas may sound silly, in the end it is his special day too! Oh, and a great photographer-- like Sun Gold is definitely a necessity!
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