If you've ever been to San Antonio, TX,you've been to Paseo del Rio, the River Walk along the San Antonio River. The River Walk winds through the heart of downtown San Antonio on both sides of the San Antonio River. The cobblestone and flagstone walkways and beautiful arched bridges and steps were completed between 1939 and 1941. The blend of fine hotels, shops, cafes and restaurants, music creates a very romantic atmosphere.
Marriage Island is the most romantic spot on the River Walk. The small Island was the location of San Antonio's first Catholic mass in 1691. It is now a popular spot for lovers to become engaged or exchange their marriage vows. It is said if you become engaged or get married on the Island, you will have a long and happy marriage. It's not unusual to happen across a small wedding or proposal in progress as you stroll along the River Walk on any day of the year.
I first heard of Marriage Island while on one of the River Cruises shortly after I moved here. Being an incurable romantic, I loved the idea of getting married on the Island. I was already married so I never thought I would be getting married there. However, things change and here I am 11 years after learning about this special place, planning my wedding there. My fiancé, Don & I will exchange our marriage vows on Marriage Island on the River Walk surrounded by close friends and family on Saturday, November 3, 2007.
Yesterday, we drove downtown to get our Marriage License, visit with the Minister to discuss the ceremony and then visited Marriage Island. We relaxed there for a little while and enjoyed the beauty of the River Walk and Marriage Island. The photos shown here are photos that I took yesterday while we were there.