Rina and Tyler

San Antonio, Texas



Photography | Olvera Photography | @olveraphotography

Venue | Eilan Hotel & Spa | @eilanhotel

Event Designer | Bride On a Budget @brideonabudgetevents

Floral Designer | Freesia Designs Events @freesiadesignsevents

Gown Designer | Nicole Spose @nicolespose

Gown Salon | Sposa Bella Bridal Boutique | @sposabellabridalboutique

Gown Salon | Bridal Connection | @bridal.connection

Shoes | Badgley Mischka @badgleymischka

Bridesmaids Dresses | Coco Melody | @cocomelodyofficial

Hair Stylist | Chrystine Campos Quinonez | @ccqfreelancehairmakeup

Beauty | La Beautique | @la_beautique

Men’s Attire | Rex Tuxedos | @rextuxedos

DJ | Gaines Entertainment | @gainesentertainment

Rina & Tyler were very quiet and easy going and such a wonderful couple to work with. We pride ourselves in really getting to know our clients and although we met with Rina and Tyler several times before their wedding, they still managed to surprise us with all the intricate details that went into their wedding. Their wedding can only be described as elegant and glamorous. Rina was absolutely stunning and her bridesmaids all in ivory were a sight to see.


They opted for a timeless color scheme with shades of white and a hint of gold. The women in the family all wore shades of white and the men in the family wore black. Rina had 3 outfit changes and each time she changed, she took everyone’s breath away. Both Tyler and Rina surprised each other with special dances and Rina went into total Beyonce mode- it was epic! And through all the glamour, they still managed to incorporate heirloom items into their wedding. Their wedding broom was Tyler’s great grandmother’s and it was such an amazing moment when they jumped the broom at the ceremony! Rina had her grandmother’s pearls and family came from all over the world to be there.


Like her father, Rina also served in the military so it’s no surprise that she would fall in love with Tyler who is currently serving in The United States Air Force. This military couple who married on November 11 (Veteran’s Day) not only had their dream wedding and it was so wonderful that all their friends and family came from all over the country to join them. Their friends and family were so much fun and so very sweet.


Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

The wedding turned out perfect, the inspiration was an all white elegant theme. As far as cultural traditions, a family member found a broom that belonged to my husband’s great grandmother. We decorated it and used it was used “Jump the Broom” after the nuptials were finished, it turned out perfect and the history made it that much more special.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

Since, I wanted an elegant white theme, all different shades of white, with hints of gold. A décor that I really wanted to make sure was perfect was the decal for the dance floor, it really made the first dance picture special and it it came out beautifully.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The floral arrangements were beautiful, my color theme was to have different shades of white. Consisting of various types of roses from, hydrangea, ivory vendela roses and white garden roses, etc.Everything from the reception to the ceremony played a pivotal part in the overall mood, I was hoping for very elegant and romantic feel.

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

We both did choreographed dances for each other at the reception, my bridesmaids and I had practiced it for three months. I was nervous and felt a little stiff but it turned out perfect, nobody noticed and we were fierce! My husband and his groomsmen performed for me during the garter toss, if anybody really knows him they know he can’t dance. But I have to say my husband’s performance was pretty smooth and the crowd loved it as well.


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

Bride: I definitely knew that I wanted a dress, as if I was a princess. This would be the only time appropriate for me to wear a ball gown at my age. I went to every bridal boutique in the city, I even went over to the next city an hour away to make sure I had my perfect dress. Even though, I knew what dress I wanted. Which, was at the second bridal boutique (Bridal Connection) the lady who helped me told me this was my dress but knowing myself I needed to know there wasn’t any other place here that would top it for me. After all the searching I ended up going back to the second boutique and it was the best choice! I absolutely love my dress, I got so many compliments that night.


Groom: As far as tuxedos, I have always really been into a James Bond look. To me it looked classy but cool. Fortunately, I didn’t have to look very far for it. Rex’s formal wear was not very far away and they had great deals. The look turned out great for the wedding.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

Tyler and I met at a gym on a military base that he was stationed at. I would go every so often just to stay in shape and every time I went, there was always this guy that would say hi. After a while, those hellos turned into conversations and he finally asked for my number, he was so nervous. The rest is history from there!The proposal caught me totally off guard, Tyler had been away for his deployment and he was supposed to be back in a month. I was so excited for him to come back home, I was going to have a big sign and plenty of kisses ready as soon as he got off the plane. Tyler had different plans, unbeknownst to me he had bought a ring and coordinated with my girlfriends to get position me at a restaurant for a “girls night out”. He ended up coming home early and surprising me with a ring, it was so sweet!


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

We would have to say the vows. The both of us had the hardest time actually reciting them because of all of the crying but there was no better feeling than hearing your best friend telling you how much they love you.


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

Remember that it is going to be stressful, but don’t let that take all the fun out of it for you two . You only get to do this once and you get to do it with your best friend so enjoy it!