Felicia Chapa & Derrick Haese
Hometowns: Kingsville, TX & La Vernia, TX
How did you meet? Derrick and I met at a gathering with some friends where we instantly connected with one another. After going on a couple of dates Derrick invited me to go skiing with him in Colorado. While we were there he asked me to be his girlfriend.
Tell us about the proposal. It was a complete surprise. Derrick had been secretly planning this night for months (only family and close friends were in on the secret). He rented a room at the Westin Downtown River Walk Hotel with an amazing view and he filled it with roses plus a sweet love letter he had written me about our lives together. He got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever... Of course, I said YES! But it didn't end there. Later that evening we went to dinner at Paesano’s on the River Walk where he surprised me with a table filled with family and friends.
What inspired the design or theme of your wedding day? We wanted an elegant and timeless wedding. Our colors were plum, champagne pink, gold and ivory with a touch of greenery.
Why did you choose the venue and vendors you did? We absolutely fell in love with the Hidden Falls as soon as we walked in. The waterfall backdrop and scenery for the ceremony is breathtaking and the reception hall was large enough to fit all of our guests. I fell in love with the bridal room and the mirrors that surround you as you're getting dress (great for photos). They also have casitas that family and friends can stay at on location. And since we had family coming from out of town this worked out great. We could not have chosen a more perfect place to say, “I do."
What were some of the most unique elements of your wedding? Definitely our wedding cakes from Creations Cake! The groom’s cake was pretty amazing!
Did anything about your wedding exceed your expectations? Our whole wedding was more than we could have ever imagined.
What advice do you have for couples planning a San Antonio wedding? Enjoy every minute of it.
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