My Quinceañera experience was more than spectacular and I learned how to dress to a TEXAS Quince in the process.
This was no ordinary Quinceañera mis amigas. It was fit for a celebrity and one of the most amazing events I’ve attended.
Azteca Henry and I met in college in Corpus Christi before we became parents and entered the exhausting yet joyous season of motherhood. Since then I moved back to Houston and her husband, Thomas J. Henry, expanded his law firm to San Antonio where they currently reside full-time.
I was thrilled to receive a call about Maya’s Quince. I remember her and her brother as little babies and love that we’ve kept in touch and up-to-date on life and the kiddos.
As a mom caught up in everyday life and caring for three girls I don’t get out much or have opportunity to dress up so I reached out to San Antonio blogger Aquila Mendez-Valdez on her website Haute In Texas for some style advice. See my post here. She also has an Ask A series on her You Tube channel Haute In Texas.
The invitation, which was perfectly pink, noted cocktail attire so Aquila suggested my Mandalay Illusion-Top Pinstripe Dress and my Fabi Crystal Scrappy Sandals both purchased from Gregory’s in the Galleria. I held my breath and prayed I would fit into it since I gained weight during our move to the lake. It fit even without Spanx!
I chose to carry my Hobo clutch from Nordstrom’s and added a simple bracelet, earrings, and clear Swarovski ring. Crystal is great because it’s so versatile and go with everything.
We arrived at the lavish affair which was held in an elaborately constructed venue on a lot of Fiesta Texas. Valet awaited under a tent of Chinese lanterns and ladies in matching pink dresses greeted us as we walked up the stairs.
Fresh florals were EVERYWHERE! We took a picture by one of the several floral-infused archways. Just beautiful!
We enjoyed the exotic Texas delicacies, sushi, and drinks while taking in the scenery and enjoying the Mariachis as we anxiously awaited the Introduction of the birthday girl.
Photograph taken by Donna Newman
Yes, we do things big in Texas and the Henry Family does it huge!
We partied like rock stars until 2:30 a.m. and my youngest was out way before that. See (post title) for more details and pictures of the extravagant event.
This housewife and mama of three had an unforgettable night with my hubby and girls and now I know how to dress to a Texas quince.