April 9, 2016
Take Me Out to
Meredith, the head of a financial technology start-up in NYC, was raised in Arlington, Texas as a die-hard Texas Rangers fan. Back home, it was a tradition to attend as many games as possible with her father. Now that she moved to New York, her Dad comes to visit when the Rangers are in town so they can go to every game in the series together. In August 2012, her father was in town for a series but had to leave before the last game. Before he left, he told her he was praying for her to meet someone and he felt like she would soon meet the man of her dreams. She still went alone to see her favorite team play and although the game was hit with a 2-hour rain delay, she stuck it out until the game began.
Lucky for her, Chris, a lifelong Yankees fan, also decided to wait out the rain and was sitting behind Meredith in the stands. Meredith remembers, “He quickly noticed I was an invested baseball fan. Intrigued, he struck up a conversation. And, here we are today.” Meredith and Chris love to travel and take an international trip every year. In May of 2015, they visited Italy and stopped for a few days in Venice. On a gondola ride, just as they were approaching Rialto Bridge, Chris got down on one knee and popped the question. They spent the rest of their time in Italy celebrating their engagement. They chose to be married in the Dallas Fort Worth area, close to the family at Delaney Vineyards in Grapevine, Texas. They chose the venue because they share a mutual love of wine. Meredith was lovely in an Allure Bridal gown on her big day and everyone loved the beautiful cake creation by Celebrity Bakery. And because baseball lies at the foundation of their love story, Meredith’s first dance with her father was to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while all of their friends and family sang along. The newlyweds then took off for Fiji on their Honeymoon, but it rained the whole length of their stay. They are treating themselves to a special second honeymoon to New Zealand this Spring.
By Kyley Kornegay
Photos: Rosy Gaytan
Spend money where it counts and save in the places that aren’t as important to you. For me, the venue was the most important thing— followed by flowers and food. A few “creative” ways I saved some money:
1. Buying my dress straight off the rack. I went to Sunday Bridal in North Richland Hills and can’t recommend it enough.
2. I bartered with a few of our vendors. I exchanged marketing advice for discounts. Is there something similar you could
3. Using Vistaprint for our Save the Dates and invitations on days they offered 50% off.