Real Weddings: Tonya + Anthony

Modern yet romantic is what this New York City-loving bride wanted for her wedding.

Thank you Anthony & Tonya for letting us host your beautiful wedding day on August 8, 2015!  And thank you Ara Photography for the gorgeous photos, I’m sure Tonya is thrilled with them.

The bride and bridesmaids got ready in our bridal suitePlazaLecea__002And when she was ready she descended down our grand staircase to a small ceremony with those closest to them.

How did you decide on Plaza Lecea? I wanted a modern yet romantic venue, something that reminded me of New York City. I loved the big open windows and grand staircase.(San Antonio Weddings)

PC Ara Photography 2The kiss = swoonworthy <3



The gold glitter and the Tiffany accents for the ceremony in the ballroom were to die for.  San Antonio Weddings asked Tonya:

“What inspired the design of your wedding?” When I first moved to New York City, my cousin Tricia gave me a day planner titled “New York City: A Guide to Shopping.” On the cover sits a Tiffany box in front of a black-and-white striped shopping bag on a gold background. I carried this book everywhere when I lived there. So when it was time to plan our wedding, I wanted to take it back to New York City. I got my inspiration from that book.

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No grand exit is complete without sparklers and a victorious fist pump from the groom.PlazaLecea__021We loved celebrating your special day with the two of you.  Happy honeymoon and blessings for the years to come!

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Photographer: Ara Photography
Venue: Plaza Lecea

Fall Inspiration

Fall is a great time to have a wedding as it offers a wide range of colors, textures, and decorations to choose from. With the right amount of preparation, patience, and planning, your autumn wedding will turn out amazing!

When choosing colors, consider combining deep hues with cooler neutral tones. To keep the color scheme simple and flowing choose two to four colors that work well together. Split into early, mid, or late, fall colors change as the season moves. Beautiful shades of sage, pumpkin spice, and cherry reflect the changing leaves and comfort of autumn. Bright yet warm colors like marigold and green combined with radiant fall-wedding-inspiration-color-tonesreds are popular themes to early fall weddings. Mid-fall wedding colors tend to move away from the vibrant shades of summer and into the bronze, metallics, burgundy, orange, and gold shades  of the season. Late fall is best with neutrals and pale shades of the coming winter, as well as pops of color to reflect the current season.


Each season of the year inspires endless ideas for decorations, and fall is no exception. A common theme for fall decorations is to include florals from the environment such as succulents and branches. Serving as a duel purpose, fire pits provides warmth to the somewhat chilly season of autumn while also bringing in colors like the red-orange of fire and the dark brown of wood. Hemp and twine can be added texture to bouquets or centerpieces. Scattered leaves, pine cones, small pumpkins, bundles of wheat, and wooden barrels are some of the many decoration options for fall weddings.

 fall theme signin with pumkins 

 A plethora of colors can be found in the fall season. Experts say to use a variety of textures and hues when creating bouquets. Spray red roses, billy balls, berries, red rover mums and alstroemeria are just some of the many options for fall wedding flowers. Asters add a touch of fun and come in purple, white, pink, and blue. Pink muhly grass comes in a cotton candy pink shade that looks amazing in the background of pictures. Tagetes lemonii, also known as Mt. Lemmon marigold, is a light yellow color that is sure to add the right flavor to any bouquet. Surprisingly, asparagus, pistachio berries, sweet peas, and even wild raspberries create a combination that is sure to impress. Succulents, Gerber daises, and calla lilies are also great fall wedding flower options that look wonderful in any arrangement.

fall wedding bride with bridesmaids  What will your wedding look like?


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