Real Weddings: Erika & Sergio

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
— Elinor Glyn
Erika & Sergio entwined as a one soul on 8th October, 2011 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church downtown San Antonio. San Antonio, wedding consultants, Principles in Action built a wonderful relationship with this fun-loving couple, and had the time of their life, organizing their wedding for them! Here’s Ansonya Burke giving you the nitty-gritty of their wedding day!

You might not know this, but one of my package “Please Pick Up Where I Left Off” is inspired by the lovely bride, Erika! She came to me having already settled 7 vendors. With six weeks left until her wedding day, I began working to make her romantic dream wedding ceremony a reality. 6 weeks, 300 guests, 17 vendors and 1 beautiful (madly in love, I might add) couple was all it took to create this beautiful wedding.

I presented a 3D floor plan as a replica of how their wedding reception decor would look like on the day of the wedding; this lessened Erika’s worries regarding how her decor would look, as she was able to see it in 3D!! 

The one aspect of working with Erika and Sergio that I thoroughly admired was their cordial manner. They not wanted me to focus on making their wedding, an event they’ll cherish for life, but also for their guests. Weddings are a grand affair, and I made sure, none of their guests felt left out!


To involve the guests in their wedding festivities, the day was marked by several unique experiences. That’s right. One moment I was directing traffic to get Erika across the street, the other moment, making sure the rain doesn’t ruin the day’s activities. It was a fun filled day, beginning with a beautiful wedding ceremony at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, San Antonio.


For their ” Fiesta” party, I had to arrange for an assortment of props that included  straw sombreros, wooden maracas and chilli pepper necklaces!! With the Jolly Ranchers providing the music, the guests had a blast dressing up and shaking a leg to their favorite tunes!!


Each moment of the wedding event was captured as per the request of the bride and groom. Whether it was the fun shoot at the Alamo, or the intimate session at the Oge House. Photo-sessions can be really tiring, and to make sure everyone had enough energy in them to enjoy rest of the party, I directed them all to the cocktail house where they thoroughly enjoyed the signature drink, Mint Majito Lemonade of the Lemonade Co.

Music… Majito…Maracas.. hmm what am I forgetting?
OF COURSE-their elegant candy buffet!! The party just wasn’t complete with the guests taking the sweetness of the entire event with them! Erika & Sergio’s candy station was designed by Principles in Action to depict the romantic aura of the wedding reception. I was glad to assist the groom in this regard, who wanted his favorite chocolate, Kit Kat, to be placed in ample quantity at the station!


The rest of the event went without a glitch, and the happy couple gave an exit with a carriage ride to the Alamo to get some more great romantic pictures of a wonderful evening. 

I am glad to have witnessed this blessed event filled with happiness, joy and laughter!!


Giving a special thanks to all the vendors I worked with…..

Band: Jolly Ranchers

Bartending – Cowgirls Unlimited

Cake – The Exclusive Cake Shop

Catering – Heavenly Gourmet

Ceremony – St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Consultant – Principles In Action Event and Wedding Design

Couple Exit – Rose Yellow Carriage

Favors: Candy Buffet – Principles In Action Event and Wedding Design

Floral – The Exclusive Cake Shop

Getting ready hotel – Courtyard by Marriott

Lighting – Events by Reese

Limousines – A First Class Limousines

Linens – Myreida’s Linens & Décor

Makeup Artist – Makeup by Alyssa

Mariachi – Los Galleros

Music – Jolly Ranchers

Rentals – Great Events

Signature Drink – The Lemonade Company – Mint Mojito Lemonade

Venue – AT&T Community Center

Videography – Timeless Memories Videography

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