The Bride and Groom
How you met your fiancé? We me at Hardin-Simmons University on the Student Activities Programing team. Specifically at my interview to join the team. I remember having a remarkably enjoyable conversation.
How did he propose? He had my roommate kidnap me and drive me out to a large house in the middle of the country (which ended up being our venue). He had set up a projection system and played a movie that he made me. He had students from the theatre department act out our first meeting and all the special moments in between. I cried the whole time because I knew what was coming at the end.
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
Who was the wedding gown designer? Darwin by Enzoani
What was your favorite Feature about your dress: The Chantilly lace at the bottom absolutely sealed the deal.
How did you know your dress was “the one”? It was a very difficult decision I tried on about 6 at Pence and Panache and I could’ve taken all of them. But the lace on the bottom, the train and the jeweled waist were too much to say no too. I originally wanted a ball gown, but as I tried them on I didn’t like how they looked on my frame. So the dropped waist ball gown was the perfect choice.
Describe your experience at Pence & Panache: The absolute best dress shopping experience I had. I loved being able to pick out dresses to try on myself. The staff were so, so helpful and so personable. I recommend this place to all brides.
Your Wedding Day
Wedding Venue: Lytel Cove Cottage in Abilene, TX
Who was your Wedding Photographer: Mathew Marchbanks, a friend of my husbands.
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? I counted my dress and my shoes as new. My rings were my husbands grandmothers passed down to me, so those were my old. My garter was blue and I borrowed a pearl anklet from my mom.
What color palette did you select and how did you choose? All shades of Yellow and Green. They blended perfectly with the view of the ceremony. Yellow is my favorite color but I wanted a natural feel so the green complimented nicely.
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? Outdoor, rustic-chic.
What is your #1 tip for brides in the planning process? I was very hesitant to have a “day of” coordinator because I’m very DIY focused but Michael convinced me and it ended up being the best thing for helping me relax and enjoy the day.
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? Be open to stepping away from what you originally planned if it doesn’t work out.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? ALL OF IT! Literally the best 24 hours of my life for so many reasons. I loved spending time getting ready with my friends and hanging out at the reception. And I got to marry my man! It was perfect.