A Formal Southern Wedding at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas

Millie Freeman (26 and a marketing coordinator) and Luke Reinhart (25 and a law student), who first met in elementary school and started dating in high school, threw a classic Texas wedding in San Antonio at the elegant Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. "Our goal was to make everyone feel comfortable, so we tried not to lean on the opulent," Millie says of the formal space. "We did not want any crystal or bling, but we thought a hint of gold would make it all come together.” In addition to the couple's navy, blush and white decor, the performance hall shone with floor-to-ceiling lighting with patterned lit walls that surrounded the entire room. To set the mood for dinner, Millie had the lights set to a cozy glowing amber and then had the panels switch to various vibrant colors throughout the night to help boost the energy for dancing and celebration. The San Antonio locals served upscale Southern comfort food inspired by their home states of Texas and Kentucky: warm biscuits with cinnamon-infused butter, jalapeno-battered fried chicken with chipotle-honey sauce, pot-roast-style short ribs, a mashed potato bar, Southern grits cakes, smoked duck breast on French toast and even late-night breakfast tacos. “We had three goals for the reception: We wanted our out-of-town guests to get a feel for San Antonio, the food to be great and everyone to have the time of their lives,” Millie says. To keep the day sentimental and personal, the couple had a family friend officiate at the ceremony, and Millie’s cousins sang for the father-daughter and mother-son dances during the reception. Juliette Cheatham