Frances + Paul’s Spanish Revival Fall Wedding at the McNay Art Museum

Frances Shea and Paul Stanton II selected San Antonio and the McNay Art Museum as the ideal setting for their fall wedding. The couple’s admiration for Spanish architecture and design made the Spanish colonial revival mansion and art museum the perfect canvas for their wedding day masterpiece. 

The big day began at Frances’s family home in San Antonio. Surrounded by her mother, sisters, and numerous bridesmaids, Frances excitedly prepared for the day ahead. Each moment spent adoring her full lace Ramona Kaveza gown and stunning cathedral veil was a celebration in itself. 

Meanwhile, the groom and his groomsmen chose the historic St. Anthony Hotel as their gathering place. The hotel’s distinguished ambiance offered a refined setting for the men to enjoy some quality time together.

The mansion’s facade provided a striking backdrop for the ceremony. Opting for classic white florals, we sought to harmonize with the diverse array of bridesmaids’ gowns, each boasting distinctive prints and designs in shades of blues and yellows.

The cocktail hour took place at Blackburn Patio, a veritable open-air art gallery adorned with breathtaking mosaics, bronze sculptures, and a serene koi pond. This most coveted part of the museum provided an idyllic location for photography and eventually the couple’s first dance.

Inspired by Frances’s affinity for Spanish lace and rustic finishes, we curated a design ensemble featuring heavy wood farm tables adorned with intricately embroidered and heavy textured linens complemented by cross back chairs.

We wished for the color palette to complement the ceramic mosaics at the museum, but also recognized the necessity of incorporating a vibrant touch to bring the Leeper Auditorium to life. Consequently, we opted for a combination of oranges, blushes and greens as pops of color. Dinner was thoughtfully crafted to harmonize with the Spanish revival aesthetic, featuring a menu inspired by Spanish cuisine to complement the overall theme.

Drawing inspiration from the museum’s captivating Spanish tile, we introduced a blue faux tile dance floor that mirrored the mansion’s exquisite patterns.

As the evening progressed, toasts resonated with heartfelt sentiment and guests reveled in a heated dance floor courtesy of Manhattan Band. Amidst the jubilant atmosphere, it was unmistakably clear that Frances and Paul embraced every moment of their celebration with unwavering joy.

We are honored to have been entrusted with bringing Frances and Paul’s vision to life, and we will forever cherish the memories of their spectacular wedding day. 

McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, Texas
Photography | Elizabeth Rey Photgraphy
Full Service Planning & Design | VOLARE Planning & Design
Bridal Gown Designer | Ramona Kaveza
Cake Design | Cakes and More Bake Shop
Catering & Bar | True Flavors
Ceremony Entertainment |Julian Rivera Violin
Chairs, Farm Tables & Crystal Goblets | Bright Event Rentals
Dance Floor & Bar Facade | Scarlet Rose Collective
Decor Rentals | Cat Haus Rentals & Designs
Entertainment | Manhattan Band – Jordan Kahn Orchestra
Floral Design | Statue of Design
Linens | BBJ La Tavola
Bride, Mother & Sister’s Hair | Look Salon
Bride, Mother & Sister’s Makeup | Billy Mercer
Wedding Party’s Hair & Makeup | Jax Studio
Hotel Accommodations | The St. Anthony Hotel
Invitation Suite & Reception Stationery | Designs by Laney
Photo Booth | Peek-A-Booth
Transportation | Regent Coach Line
Tux Rentals | Heights Tuxedo