Danielle and Christian met at a Catholic group called Young Catholic Professionals in San Antonio, Texas. They really hit it off at the happy hour as they chatted about their mutual love for Mumford and Sons. Time seemed to escape them because the next thing they knew it was after midnight and everyone from the meeting had left but them. They exchanged numbers and as they grew closer they both knew they wanted to spend their lives together.
One Christmas they had planned to go to a really fancy restaurant to have a 7 course meal as their gift to each other. And can I just note that I love gifting experiences! Before dinner they decided to take a stroll at the famous San Antonio Riverwalk. During Christmas there are thousands of lights strung throughout which is just magical. In San Antonio you can walk the riverwalk with a drink, which makes it even better! So they stopped at a bar, got a boozy egg nog, and planned to walk through the riverwalk to get to the restaurant. They were having so much fun, talking and talking among the twinkling lights. And when there was no one around, Christian said “Hey, Babe..” Danielle turned around to see him on one knee, which was met with immediate smiles, laughter, and tears. So much excitment that he actually forgot to ask the actual question, but she said yes regardless! And then they went to their fancy 7 course dinner to celebrate. Truly a magical proposal.
Though the wedding day was rainy and cold, especially for a couple of Texans, it was still absolutely perfect and spent with so many people who love and support them. They said I do and danced the night away at The Palais Royale. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Havel, it was such a joy spending the day with you and your families!
Photographer: Cat Alkire
Ceremony: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception: Palais Royale
Florist: Always N Bloom
Stationery: White Lace Design
DJ/Band: Infinity Music Service
Hair/MUA: Beauty and Bliss
Cake/Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Wedding Dress Designer: Justin Alexander
Purchased At: Olivia Grace Bridal
Tux: Jos A. Bank
Bridesmaids Dresses: Dear Cleo
Her Rings: Jared
His Ring: Zales