Ericka and Steve’s downtown San Antonio wedding at the San Fernando Cathedral was the first wedding I’ve ever had to Uber to. Literally. My team and I accidentally missed the party bus when we rushed back to our “supply closet” to grab the gear we needed to photograph the ceremony. We were told that it would be making round trips until everyone was picked up, but after a few minutes of waiting, I got nervous and we opted for Plan B.
Fred, Brentley and I summoned an Uber (who showed up with heavenly bottles of complimentary water in July), and whisked us away to the San Fernando Cathedral.
We arrived in plenty of time before the ceremony started. We were told the party bus never made it back to the Marriott Rivercenter because they thought they got everyone on the first trip. We made the right decision.
The ceremony was beautiful. This cathedral is amazing. Steve and Ericka incorporated the Mexican wedding traditions of Las Arras and El Lazo into their ceremony in the centuries old cathedral in downtown San Antonio—actually the oldest in all of Texas. They also made a special offering to the Virgin of Guadalupe.
After the ceremony, Steve and Ericka enjoyed a nice, private carriage ride back to the Marriott Rivercenter to their cocktail hour and reception. This was actually a surprise that Steve had planned for Ericka. We were careful to keep its details out of the timeline so she’d be completely caught off guard… and she was.
The newlyweds shared two first dances (well, because Ericka had two dresses, duh!)… and I love that one of them was Elvis’ I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.
San Fernando Cathedral Wedding
Enjoy some of my favorite images from this San Fernando Cathedral San Antonio wedding with the Marriott Rivercenter reception and then be sure to watch the slideshow at the end!
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The incredibly talented wedding team that Ericka and Steve chose as the ensemble for their dream wedding day were as follows:
Ceremony Site: San Fernando Cathedral
Reception Venue: Marriott Rivercenter
Photographer: Ata-Girl Photography Co.
Second Shooter: Fred Jimenez
Officiant: Fr. Brian Garcia
Hair: Julie Cruz
Makeup: Nicole Gutierrez
Flowers: HEB Blooms
Caterer: Marriott Rivercenter
Bartender: Marriott Rivercenter
Cake: HEB Wedding Cakes
Linens: Marriott Rivercenter
DJ: DJ Taco
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I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
I am a WPPI-C certified professional, full-time wedding photographer. I specialize in a 10-day image delivery, same-day prints, same-day slideshows, Italian handcrafted wedding albums and I have a mobile meeting space.
When I’m not behind my camera, you can find me hiking, cycling, backpacking, camping, enjoying water sports, listening to music (Elvis and Prince), hunting for arrowheads, reading audiobooks, occasionally eating a few glazed donuts (my only weakness to sweets) and then re-starting my keto diet about every 10 days. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents and grandson would be proud of.
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