Tony and Olga Cantu were married July 13, 1968 in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in front of God, family and friends. On July 19, 2008, they were honored by their children, family and friends with a renewal of vows ceremony, reception and dance. All the festivities took place at the San Saba Civic Center. The couple felt truly blessed as they greeted and received best wishes from the majority of guests arriving at the Civic Center.
The room was transformed into an elegant yet warm and inviting space. Guest tables were dressed in white cotton tablecloths with a splash of gold shimmery material to highlight the centerpiece. From the middle of the gold material on each table stood a variety of four-foot-tall floral arrangements in glass vases filled with pearlized marbles. The flowers were an array of fuschia gerber daisies, hot pink roses, watermelon red magnolias, and many more variations of white to creamy white. There were also gold spirals throughout each arrangement to give it that dazzle that helped brighten up the room.
Lined in the center of the tables were candy boxes and small glass votive candles with the couple's names and special date for all guests to take home as memorabilia. Then to finish off the tables, pictures of Tony and Olga from childhood to dating years to their wedding day were available for all to see. Alongside these photos, a drizzle of diamond crystals added a special touch of class.
After guests were seated, Mr. Richard Menchaca officiated the renewal of vows ceremony for Tony and Olga's celebration of 40 years of wedded bliss. After the groom kissed the bride "again," guests were invited to help themselves to finger foods.
There were five tables set up for the bride's cake, finger foods, and the groom's cake. The first table was the bride's cake, which was garnished with fuschia colored gum paste flowers and hand-rolled balls painted to look like pearls. Everything on it was edible except the cake topper. The cake topper was the original one that the couple used in 1968. Olga's original wedding dress and veil, as well as their marriage license, were on display behind the cake table.
For beverage, there was a three-tiered silver and gold punch fountain that held the sweet and tangy homemade punch. There were three tables filled with food that was out of this world. It was all very delicious. Then, the groom's cake was displayed on the last table. It was a chocolate sheet cake decorated in a golf theme. Pictures of Tony and Olga's children and grandchildren were lovingly placed around the groom's cake.
After everyone was through eating, the couple cut the cake. Everyone enjoyed their cake while socializing with one another. The evening was truly a big success.
Last, but not least, the couple let loose at the dance that night. The last part of the festivities featured a live band which played Spanish and Country Western music. Everyone got to kick up their heels and relax.
Tony and Olga would like to say "Thank You" to all for such a magical day, and that it could not have been done without everyone who gave a lending hand.