Love at First Drink
October 4, 2014
Briana and Scott were in Waco, TX pursuing their careers when they met at The Salty Dog Bar. After a spell of long distance dating, they moved to Houston for jobs at Presto Maintenance Supply, a family-owned maintenance supply company, where Briana became the Sales & Marketing Director and Scott became the IT & Operations Manager.
In the fall of 2013, Briana and Scott decided to take a 3-week road trip to California to retrieve furniture from her grandparents who had just passed away. They packed up the car and headed west.
Briana’s grandparents built a cabin many years ago in Arnold, CA, a cute town between Yosemite and Tahoe. Briana skied many winters there, and spent summers swimming in the lake. It was Scott’s first trip to the cabin, but he had heard Briana and her family talk about all of their adventures and thought it would be the perfect place to propose. As they walked around the cabin, Scott got down on one knee and asked Briana to marry him!
Their wedding ceremony was at Hofmann Ranch, in Castroville, TX where they utilized every location possible at the ranch. Their marriage ceremony was at the Cast Iron Gate & Stone Wall while dinner was served inside the Grande Hall. In addition, their cocktail hour was at the brick patio area between the Grande Hall and the Pavilion.
Later in the evening, the dancing and entertainment segment was held outside under the Pavilion with live country music from The Emotions. To add a rustic touch, cigars were hand rolled by the Outdoor Fireplace.
Before you pick a day, think about who are the most important people to you that you would want to be at your wedding. Who would you be devastated if they couldn’t attend? If you have a list of people, like we did, make sure you consider their availability before you pick a date. We did something that most people don’t do. We sent out an email asking them their availability for 2014. We took this information and when we toured venues, we chose a date when everyone could make it.
– Thutrang Mai
Bend the Light Photography