November 14, 2015
Destiny in D.C.
Kyle, a real estate developer, and a political fundraiser named Kirstin met in Washington D.C. while Kyle was developing properties and Kirstin was working with the Republican National Committee. They hit it off immediately— the chemistry was undeniable. They knew they had found love. In January of 2014, Kirstin came home to a house full of glowing candles, hundreds of roses, and a bottle of champagne. Through teary eyes, Kyle got down on one knee, and asked Kirstin to spend the rest of her life with him.
The couple tied the knot at the Greenhouse at Driftwood in Driftwood, Texas. Their wedding planner, Ashley O’Brien, suggested that they take a look at the venue, and knew that it was perfect the moment they stepped inside. Kirstin’s gown was a Watters low-back, lace gown. The two were married by Kyle’s uncle. Their cake was a simple, three tier cake, decorated with natural cotton buds. They capped the evening off with a fifteen minute firework display while the guests enjoyed a late night at Whataburger. The newlyweds took off in a vintage 1958 Corniche convertible and plan to honeymoon in Bora Bora on their first anniversary.
By Kyley Kornegay
Photos: Caroline and Ben of Caroline Studios
If you can host a gathering the night before the event for all out of town wedding guests, do it! You get all the obligatory hello’s and time to catch up with family and guests the night before— so on your wedding night, you can just party!
Save a ton of money on alcohol costs by purchasing liquor, beer and wine retail rather than marked up – definitely something to think about when selecting your venue.
If you can get away with it, don’t have a wedding party! Simplify everything and you get to have as many friends as you want getting ready with you.
Lastly, hire a wedding planner!