A Real Wedding in Texas
The most important things to Daniel and me when we set out to plan our wedding were that the Ceremony was about the Lord and that the reception was a big celebration. Briscoe Manor is a good distance from where each of our parents live, but we fell in love with it anyway. We loved the rustic, yet beautiful look and that the chapel and the reception hall are both on site. Also, I had always dreamed of getting married in a chapel that was completely full. So, the venue was absolutely perfect for our wedding.
I really wanted there to be personal touches throughout the wedding so that it was a true representation of us.
We felt like having close friends and family involved in the ceremony would be a good place to start. My mom’s brother is a pastor, so it was extra special to have him marry us. Also, close friends did almost all of the ceremony music. Both Daniel and I wanted to honor our grandparents that have passed away. So, on my bouquet I had by grandmother’s broach and Daniel’s grandfather’s wedding ring tied to it. We also had to have a “BU” ice sculpture at the reception; after all it is where we met! Plus, Daniel worked for the Baylor football team and I was a cheerleader, so the loyalty runs deep.
My wonderful wedding planner suggested in passing the idea of having my bridesmaids hold umbrellas in some pictures, rather than bouquets. It’s something a little different… and kept off some of the heat from taking pictures outside in July!
I also did a lot of little DIY projects such as making signs, bags, and wreaths. It was really fun to see those touches the day of the wedding and knowing that I had made them!
Each detail of the wedding was so important to me. And yes, I did make myself (and everyone else around me) crazy. But, when I think about our wedding and look back at pictures, it was truly perfect for us. It was the wedding of both of our dreams, but we also felt so much love and support from all the family and friends that were there to show support and celebrate with us. We feel like we accomplished both of our goals: honoring the Lord and having a lot of fun!
Bridal gown: Jim Hjelm
Location: Richmond, TX
Photographer: J. Cogliandro Photography (info)
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