The Bride and Groom
How you met your fiancé? Andrew and I met while in High school. We attended different schools but met while playing tennis at a local tennis club. We went off to different universities to play tennis, but continued to date all 4 years of undergrad. We dated for 8 years and Andrew proposed in spring of May
Your Bridal Gown & Accessories
Who was the wedding gown designer? Charlotte by Sottero & Midgley
What was your favorite Feature about your dress: The fit and flare style and the belt.
How did you know your dress was “the one”? For some reason choosing my wedding dress was the hardest part for me. When I tried this dress on and walked out of the dressing room, my mom started to cry and I knew that this dress was “the one”.
Describe your experience at Pence & Panache: My experience was wonderful! The staff was patient with me and let me take photos of the gowns I was looking at. This was a huge selling point because a few shops would not allow pictures which are so valuable when making a big decision like this! I really loved the atmosphere and especially the “cat walk” and all around mirrors.
Accessories chosen to accent your dress: earrings from Nordstrom, sash (came with the dress), veil (from Pence and Panache)
Your Wedding Day
Wedding Venue: Hollytree Country Club – Tyler, Texas
Who was your Wedding Photographer: Brandi Burkett (Brandi Burkett Photography – Tyler, TX)
What was your “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue”? Something Old- a beautiful diamond ring I was gifted the morning of my wedding by my cousin. It is a piece I will always cherish and that will continue to be a family heirloom for years to come.
What color palette did you select and how did you choose? Navy, Coral, and Ivory with Gold accents. I just loved the combination and decided I wanted to do something a little different.
What color palette did you select and how did you choose?
How do you describe the theme of your wedding? Classic, traditional, timeless yet fun.
Do you have any advice for brides who are still searching for their perfect bridal gown? Give yourself enough time to really think about what you want and once you make a decision, stick with it. It will be the PERFECT dress.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day? Having all of our favorite people in one place. We truly enjoyed each and every second surrounded by family and friends.