Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Garden Wedding Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared some snippets of a wedding I'd designed for the sweetest couple ever. Today I thought I'd share a bit more with you and tell you about their beautiful love story.

They were high school sweethearts.Their first date was the homecoming dance when they were sophomores. They've been together ever since.

She was the valedictorian and he the salutatorian of their high school.

They went off to different universities but saw each other on breaks and summers. Their commitment to each other remained strong.
The became engaged after graduation and entered medical school together.

This adorable little flower girl's daddy was the ring bearer at the bride's parents' wedding.How precious is that?

The groom and his beautiful mother.

Ready to walk down the aisle!

At last!!!

On the Christmas break from medical school the couple snuck away with some friends for a ski trip.
The car carrying the girls, in which the bride was a passenger was involved in a serious car accident. She was careflighted to the nearest trauma center. Miraculously she sustained no life threatening injuries.
The reception celebrated not only their love but their miracle.

Can you guess where the groom went to undergraduate school? The bride is a Texas Longhorn.

This dresser and the vanity belonged to the bride's grandmother who was too ill to attend the ceremony. She passed away not too long after the wedding. The pieces now hold a place of honor in the couple's home.

They dined, they danced, and favors were given as they left for their honeymoon in a cloud of bubbles and well wishes!

To see part 1 go here.

All photos by Susan Gilbert Photography
Flowers by
Roses N More
Cakes by
The Cake Stand

The Wedding Venue-
Avalon Legacy Ranch

Event planning, design and staging- Whitney London Events

I'm partying with the girls at TOHOT.

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Stacey said...

What a sweet story and beautiful couple! It was meant to be.

You are really doing a great job with the weddings.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

This is such a dreamy wedding, I love the natural elements!
Sharing this today on FB and pinning too.
Great to have you with us at TOHOT too:)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I loved hearing their special love story, Lisa, and the miracle that occurred to make this all happen. Thanks for sharing all the pretty pictures of the wedding with us....sigh! ❤️

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful couple, only matched by their beautiful love story! Everything looks gorgeous; and the sentimental touches just make everything so special!

Saleslady371 said...

A beautiful wedding story. Must have been a rewarding work for you.

Laura said...

Lisa- you did such a lovely job. I love all of the accessories and furniture you used.
Great job!

Thank you for sharing at Thoughts of Home.

White Spray Paint

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a lovely tale of love!! All of the accessories are so unique. Looks like a lovely day!! You asked what I purchased at the Barn Sale - well, I overspent!! Quite a few gifts for my daughters and upcoming weddings, a few hostess gifts,for me: a stationary box, floor mat, lampshade, bowls, a cosmetic bag that I turned into a purse, more knobs for my kitchen cupboards, and a few odds and ends!! It is always a fun, but overwhelming, event!!

Summer said...

Love the decor so much! The cake is absolutely stunning ♥

Eilis said...

What a beautiful wedding and couple!

Hena Tayeb said...

such a beautiful wedding and an even more beautiful story. thanks for sharing.

Deanna Rabe said...

Beautiful wedding. Their love story is sweet.

You did a wonderful job!

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

What a gorgeous wedding!!! Beautiful post Lisa! ;)

Liz Hockamier said...

Sigh! So lovely! :)

With Hold said...

This is an incredibly beautiful space to have a wedding reception. The space at New York wedding venues is a long hall with a few side rooms (perfect for dancing and hor d'oeuvres). The windows at the end of the hall led to magnificently gorgeous panoramic views of the city.

Tanya Gomez said...

Sweet couple, simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing :)