Dance the Night Away
November 15, 2014
Brittany and Jordan met in October 2008 at the Austin County Fair when Jordan, being a Texas gentleman, came and asked her for a dance when she was standing on her own. Five years later they shared their first dance all over again as husband and wife. Jordan surprised Brittany with an amazing proposal in front of the Bellagio fountain show on her 21st birthday in Las Vegas. They were able to celebrate her birthday and their engagement with her parents, sister, and his mom who accompanied them on the trip.
They tied the knot at Eberly Ranch in Chappell Hill, TX at Brittany’s family ranch. Brittany wore an Allure Bridal dress that was the same that Jessa Duggar wore at her wedding. The cake was from Piece of Cake in Brenham, TX, designed by the bride herself. The couple was lucky to have six of their nieces and nephews walk down the aisle as flower girls and ring bearers. They ended the celebrations by taking an amazing and relaxing honeymoon in
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
By Fatema Shariff
I would say make a list ahead of time of things you want to make sure you have. I asked all my girls to be bridesmaids by giving them hangers with their names on them that said, “Will you hang by my side?”
Well I ended up without one: mine.
I had totally forgotten about ordering one for myself, until the day my photographer asked to take a picture of my dress.
But in all honesty, don’t sweat the small stuff. The saying is true even though you may not believe it. Now I look back and can’t even see the hanger, and who cares?!?
Girls, hire an amazing wedding planner who thinks of everything! I’ve heard so many girls say they don’t even eat at their wedding, and don’t try the food they spent so much money on! Just a cool idea, enlist someone to make sure you have a to-go container of wedding goodies for after the wedding! The hotel ride was super enjoyable with a full tummy!
Also, you can make anything cute and just plain awesome! I was so worried about all the mount and deer heads in one of the ballrooms. My wedding planner hung feathers and ribbon from the antlers and they turned out so cute!
One thing I learned was to really think about who you want at your wedding. We had about 465 guests, which is actually small for a Washington County wedding. I think Jordan and I both wish we would have had more of an intimate wedding. It gets hard though, who to invite, where to draw the line. That day is already a blur, and then to add so many people to greet is really stressful. But despite not getting a chance to say hello to everyone, we were surrounded by so much love and we are very blessed.
Just a funny side note. Don’t forget about the Marriage License. We luckily got it the day before. A judge had to waive the 72 hour hold! Yikes that was a close one!
On an end note, it was seriously the best day ever. God gave us a wonderful wedding to cherish and start our journey together with him.
We are having so much fun as husband and wife!