Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Alamo Street Victorian Inn

When I imagined myself getting married as a little girl, I have to say that this was not the place I thought of. No disrespect to the owner, but its a bed and breakfast and I am a Catholic. But when such things as annulments get in the way you must think of an alternative. I know God must have forgiven Arthur and I for this though, because everything was beautiful. It went off so well that I've had a request for everyone to meet up at the same location for our one year anniversary. This would be strange considering we won't even be in San Antonio at that time, but I did greatly appreciate the compliment. The weather was perfect, it was in the 70s and not a cloud in the sky. Nothing went wrong the whole day. I was just suprised how quickly it went. In the morining I was getting my hair, makeup, manicure and peticure done. I was wondering around the spa talking with my mom and the other bridesmaids. I got several comments about how calm I was. My nerves didn't get to me till right before it was time to walk down the aisle, and that was my usual nervousness of having to do something in front of people. After I made it to Arthur, I calmed down. Everyone was suprised that I didn't laugh or cry through the ceremony. Only reason I can give is because everything was kind of sureal to me and I hate showing too much emotion in public. The wedding was small. I have to say no more than 40 people were there. It was perfect for me. I was afraid that too many people would show honestly. The bed and breakfast fit everyone comfortably. It was a nice little place with antiques all around. I chose it because it was comforting like my grandmothers house that I grew up in. I was glad to find that the rest of the guests loved it just as much. The only thing I was upset by was that I hardly ate anything. Arthur and I met up with the family later on though to eat on the riverwalk. It was a good idea to have everything near the downtown area. So if you do have your wedding in San Antonio, I do recommend this place. It is especially good if you don't want to handle every little detail yourself. Now I get to enjoy being a newly wed, but not in Texas. I am moving. Actually our stuff is already packed up and is probably on its way now to Miami. We will be going down after spending the holidays with my family. So, Happy Easter to everyone!


Mary said...

What an incredibly beautiful photo! I wish I could have been there to share the moment. I want to see more pictures when you guys get here! Hurry up, we miss you!

Love - Mary

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I am very happy for you both. Blessing on the beginning of your life together.