Jessica Reed & Travis Mercier
Hometown: San Antonio
How did you meet? We met while out with friends. We saw each other and just spent the evening talking to each other instead of our friends, haha! After that, we spent every day together. We have two little girls and were together 4 years before we got engaged.
Tell us about the proposal. Travis proposed On Christmas Day while our whole family was together opening presents. Our oldest daughter handed me the last present. Travis got on one knee and in front of our little girls and family he said a bunch of stuff that I cried through— and said YES!
What inspired the design or theme of your wedding day? I wanted something clean and bright, with a hint of rustic but still had a timeless feel. I love using vintage crates and lanterns in my everyday home decor so I knew that would be beautiful on a grander scale.
Why did you choose the venue and vendors you did? I grew up in California and the waterfall at Canyon Springs gave our wedding a little touch of where I grew up, and the rustic Pavilion and longhorns— all Travis. Our planner is a relative of a friend and our photographer is a friend. So it was a family affair!
What were some of the most unique elements of your wedding? Aside from the flower arrangements, I put together every detail of the wedding including the lace entry, crate arrangement, petal toss and sweets table. We made thank you/menu cards for each setting ourselves. Every detail was thought out and perfected!
Did anything about your wedding exceed your expectations? Everything exceeded my wildest dreams— it was so beautiful! Everything went off without a hitch (that I know of).
What advice do you have for couples planning a San Antonio wedding? Give yourself time to plan! I gave myself 16 months of planning. I made sure I had enough time to pick every vendor I wanted after thorough review and plan and purchase all decor that way when the day came, I was so relaxed because I knew it was all done!
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