Hollie Mae Albrecht & Jacob Alvarez
How did you meet? It depends who you ask. Jacob says we met in homeroom as freshmen in high school. I say we met in driver's ed a semester later.
Tell us about the proposal. We went skydiving! He made a big sign and was waiting for me when I landed. Talk about a leap of faith!
What inspired the design or theme of your wedding day? Our wedding definitely had a rustic and southern design accented with sunflowers and turquoise details.
How did you choose your venue and vendors? Every vendor we used, including the team at The Milestone in New Braunfels, was chosen because of their genuine love for their job and their compassion for us as a couple. We tended to lean toward choosing vendors who took the time to just talk with us and get to know us. They were all just plain nice and they all remembered why they were there—to help me and Jacob celebrate a major life moment.
What was the most trying part of the planning process? Preparing for what might go wrong and staying calm when it actually did.
What were some of the most unique elements of your wedding? Our flower girl is a dear friend of ours and everytime she comes over she loves to play with my childhood Toy Story Slinky Dog. So instead of her carrying the traditional flowers, we got her her own Slinky Dog to carry down the aisle. I've neer seen a 3-year-old so happy. She did such a great job.
Did anything about your wedding exceed your expectations? How beautiful everything turned out. We couldn't imagine it looking better than it did.
What are your favorite memories from the day? I loved dancing with Jacob to our song for the first time as husband and wife. It was a great way for the two of us to celebrate our love for each orher and to admire all of our family and friends who came to share in our love.
What advice do you have for couples planning a San Antonio wedding? Long engagements are stressful, but I'm so glad we had the extra time to plan. Also, create your own email and website for your wedding.
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