Alyssa & Dolan
How did you meet? Dolan and I met at work in January of 2015. Our first date was about a month later on Valentine's Day and we have been together ever since.
Tell us about the proposal. Dolan proposed to me in the privacy and comfort of our own home on March 14, 2017. We were watching TV together and he left, paused our show (Supernatural), got down on one knee, and proposed.
What inspired the design or theme of your wedding day? Growing up, Dolan loved the outdoors and I always appreciated weddings that were held outside. I love the beauty of rustic, woodsy themed weddings, so I knew we wanted a wedding exactly like that.
Why did you choose the venue and vendors you did? Back in middle school (2005), my family and I drove past Oak Valley Vineyards and from that point on I wanted to have my wedding there. After Dolan proposed, I knew we had to go to that venue and reserve the date we wanted. Thankfully, he loved the venue just as much as I did.
Did anything about your wedding exceed your expectations? Oak Valley Vineyards exceeded my expectations in every way. The price was agreeable, the decorations were beautiful, the food was delicious and the staff was amazing. They provide the linens, tables and chairs, and have decorations from leftover weddings that they allow you to use for your own wedding!
What advice do you have for couples planning a San Antonio wedding? Research! Even though I knew I wanted to get married at Oak Valley Vineyards, I still went to other venues and priced them. Remember to enjoy the moments because it goes by so fast!
“It only takes a minute to see that Dolan is the perfect match to Alyssa,” said Julia Corinne, the couples’ photographer. “They’re both clearly laid back, passionate about their families and interested in the finer things in life. Each reception table was named after a different location from various sci-fi movies and books i.e. The Shire, The Forest Moon of Endor, Sherwood Forest, etc. I’m excited to see these two grow and adventure together. Their gorgeous spa and gold vineyard wedding was a classic. The details came together in a way that was both natural feeling and sophisticated at the same time. Honeysuckle, roses and baby’s breath scented the scene. Burlap and jars filled with twinkling lights accessorized the evening. Alyssa and Dolan wrote their own vows, nearly every single person ended up on the dance floor and the evening ended with the coolest fiber optic light wand send off.”
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