Brian had just moved from Denver to Austin to join his family’s business, and Rachel was in her second year of an OB/Gyn residency in Austin, when they met on a dating app.
A few days of chat led to a Happy Hour beer at a local watering hole…and hours of conversation. And just like that, the pair fell in love. Following their Wimberley engagement on a wine-tasting weekend, the pair set out to plan a wedding that would express their love of travel and their passion for adventure. But it was a bittersweet journey. During the couple’s engagement, Rachel’s father passed, tragically, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The pair turned their attention toward making their wedding an occasion “to celebrate life, and all its vibrancy,” in his honor. Their vision for their Texas spring wedding started with the perfect venue: The Terrace Club in Dripping Springs, set against a backdrop of rolling Hill Country landscape. To bring the vibrancy they sought to their already beautiful Hill Country wedding venue, they chose a colorful wedding palette of soft pink and peach tones amped up by pops of bright pink, cobalt blue and sage green. “As we planned our wedding day, we focused on a hosting a fun, beautiful, joyful spring weekend celebrating love in the company of our favorite people,” Rachel recounts. “We had envisioned a sunset ceremony overlooking the Texas Hill Country that we call home.” But Mother Nature had other plans: “Unfortunately, as can happen in Texas, a week full of gorgeous days led up to a torrential downpour on our wedding day.” But the easygoing, adventure-loving couple didn’t panic. Instead, they relied on the amazing staff of The Terrace Club, and their team of vendors, to do what they’re best at: Make wedding dreams come true, whatever it takes. “In the end, we were able to snap a few photos in the damp grass with our wedding party and the beer burros, and the cloudy day actually gave the venue a warm, homey feel. It was an incredible party! We tore up the dance floor, laughed until we cried with friends, and ended the night with breakfast taquitos from Whataburger,” Rachel says. “The day couldn’t have been more filled with joy and love!” As for us, we’re filled with joy and love just looking at the Hill Country wedding celebration this awesome Texas twosome created. Wishing Rachel and Brian all the happiness in the world, and a lifetime of new adventures!
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We’ve heard the most interesting, and adorable ways Houston couples meet the love of their life—but Tamantha and Cory’s love story is definitely one of the cutest. “We met during residency orientation at UTMB in Galveston. Cory was sitting in the very last row of the auditorium, and I was in front of him. He watched me play Sonic on my iPhone over my shoulder and decided to spark up a conversation. That was the beginning of what I’ll always consider a special friendship,” recounts Tamantha.
Tamantha remembers the proposal like it was just yesterday, “I came home from working a long shift to Cory preparing chicken parmesan for me—which was the first dish he cooked for me when we started dating. Before we could even start thinking of food Cory disappeared from the living room, and our dog ran towards me. He had a little brown jewelry bag on his leash, and next to him was Cory kneeling on one knee!”
A year later the pair tied the knot at The Bell Tower on 34th. “Our aim was for a fresh look with a mix of bright colors. Everything was planned to be color coordinated—from the invitations, to bridesmaid dresses, and even the cake and flowers,” says Tamantha.
Cory wanted to add something unique for the groomsmen, so naturally, each one of them wore Marvel hero cuff links and socks.
“Our wedding day marks our third year anniversary of being together, and will always be a special day for us,” she adds. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!
Almost a decade of dating and an intense game of “Super Mario World” brought childhood acquaintances Jennifer and Sean together forever.
“It happened at home, which is very us. He had somehow managed to write ‘Will you marry me?’ in a ‘Super Mario World’ game,” Jennifer says, though she didn’t realize at first that the words were meant for her! A resounding “yes” and 11 months later, the couple wed in a lush garden on a sunny March day among 68 of their closest friends and family.
“We knew that we didn’t want a huge wedding,” Jennifer says. “We loved how intimate and personal it felt and that we were able to spend time with everyone who attended.”
Adding to the intimacy of the affair, Jennifer’s sister designed all of the couple’s wedding invitations and stationery, and Sean’s best friend officiated the ceremony!
Jennifer and Sean booked their dream photographer, Serendipity Photography, to capture their bright floral arrangements, lush table designs and joyous dancing.
“Right from the start, we knew we wanted Serendipity as our photographers,” Jennifer says. “I’ve been following them on their blog for a few years, and I really love their style. Alice and Eric are awesome people as well.”
Jennifer and Sean will celebrate two years of marriage tomorrow! Congrats, and thanks for sharing your oh-so-special day with us on the Houston Wedding Blog!
Brittany’s vision of a Moroccan-inspired wedding came to life at The Bell Tower on 34th. The rich color palette of fuchsia, purple, green and hints of orange incorporated in the flowers and décor added the perfect amount of sultry flair. Brittany and Ian wined and dined with 250 of their nearest and dearest with a lavish menu included lamb pops, crab cakes, prime rib and late night snacks. The candlelight dinner, live belly dancing performances and a camel photo op were just a few highlights of the night. Of course, it was only appropriate that Nadine Moon of Who Made The Cake! created a decadent 5-foot tall Moroccan plush pillow cake for the splendid occasion. Sounds like an affair to remember, right? Just wait ‘til you see the photos. Congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!