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Apr. 13th, 2009

Dream Wedding at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

News & Trends: The luxurious Hotel Valencia Riverwalk and WOAI, along with JustLuxe have partnered to give one lucky couple the wedding of their dreams in the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Wedding Experience.

WOAI viewers get to be an integral part of the wedding planning, choosing everything from the lucky couple, the planner, flowers and cake and most importantly, the gown.

The formal wedding, with an elegant vintage chic ambiance, will be held at the luxurious Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, located in the historic city of San Antonio, Texas, who is also co-sponsoring the special event for devoted couple Blake McKay and Bethany Ellison.

Local experts are providing each element of the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Wedding Experience:

  • Wedding consultant Diana Boucher of "I Do!" Wedding Consulting has helped tie all the ends of the wedding together, from choosing a theme, to colors to the event that takes place in the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk. Diana picked a scripture verse pertaining to married couples for the theme and paired it with warm jewel tones that set off the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk's elegant dťcor.

  • The viewers chose a cake designed by Cynthia de la Fuente at Mad About Cake, which was inspired by the rich opulence of the wedding.

  • Aztec events and tents has taken care of all the wedding rental needs, including anything extra that Bethany and Blake need to make their wedding day extra special.

  • Versi the Salon and Spa, which has been voted the #1 spa in San Antonio has taken charge of pampering the bride. Before the big day, the staff at Versi will give Bethany manicures, pedicures and more to help accentuate her bridal beauty.

  • Viewers picked a Vera Wang dress from Julian Gold Bridal for Bethany to wear down the aisle. Even before the fittings, Bethany gushes that the gown was her favorite and she is happy that it was the one viewers chose to make her feel like a princess.

  • Photographer David Sixt from David Sixt Designer Portrait and Wedding Photography was chosen to take pictures at the extra special event. David and his staff are considered to be one of the finest wedding photography teams in all of Texas and the Southwest, offering the latest trends in photography, along with classics.

  • Flowers have yet to be decided, but contenders for florists of the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Wedding Experience include a rose arrangement from Brooke Harris at Goen South Weddings, a brightly-colored arrangement from Melissa White at Botanika and a "bling centerpiece" from Gary Jones at Gary Jones Presents.

    Weddings are no stranger to the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, which provides a flexible event space, courtyard and a staff of knowledge in the classic and hip hotel. Situated on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, near historical attractions, fine dining, shopping, and entertainment of San Antonio. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, features everything you need to enjoy your stay, be it business or pleasure:

  • Elegantly appointed rooms with signature designs by Dodd Mitchell of Los Angeles. The rooms also offer amenities like Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary high-speed Internet access and individual climate control.

  • Fine dining at Riverwalk at Citrus restaurant, which features eclectic global cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. You can also sip on a cocktail next door at Vbar, a sleek sophisticated lounge voted as the place to be seen in 2005.

  • Its location near the San Antonio convention center and San Antonio International Airport make it an excellent space to hold event, meetings and weddings for out of town guests and visitors.

    Given the high level of expertise involved, the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Wedding Experience is one that Bethany and Blake are sure to remember for many years to come.

    For LxM Carly Zindermann
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