A beautiful Mission Concepcion wedding on a cold Thanksgiving weekend in San Antonio. Mission Concepcion and Mission Espada are two of my best-loved Mission churches to shoot weddings in the Alamo city. The ambiance and deep history are very inspiring and you can really feel it in the walls. Their reception was at Rio Plaza downtown San Antonio.

Lilly and Lau’s wedding was a hybrid mix of a Catholic and a Chinese wedding since Lau and his family are from Hong Kong.  Chinese lanterns and decor greeted guests at The Rio Plaza reception and the evening kicked off with a Chinese tea ceremony before festivities got under way.

Hope you enjoy these favorite sequence of images. Congratulations to Lilly and Lau tying the knot. Check out their sparkler send off at the end.

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