January 28, 2012
Fort Worth on Your Mind
The Fort Worth club was the location for the marriage of Michelle, a nanny who works at a law firm and Travis, a mechanical engineer. Michelle debated about where to host the wedding. Midland, her home- town, did not have a venue she fell in love with. her wedding planner suggested she look at The Fort Worth club in downtown Fort Worth. “I fell in love from the moment I got off the elevator. From the traditional architecture to the breath taking views of the city, Ivknew this was it,” she says.
These two met at Texas a&M through a christian organization where they were paired to lead a small group at a 4-day retreat. “as partners we built a great foundation for our friendship,” she says. soon they were dating, but not before Travis drove to Midland to ask her dad’s permission to date. “That is what I call old school charm and it is hard to find these days. i knew he was the one from then on,” says Michelle.
Cutting it Close
On the morning of the wedding, Travis and all of the men went skeet shooting. He got knocked to the ground by the arm of the jammed skeet machine while trying to fix it. He was then rushed to the hospital and had to get 13 staples on the top of his head. Needless to say, the fastest way to get in/out of the Er is to say, “I am getting married in less than 4 hours today.”
This risk-taking bride ordered her Jim Hjelm without even trying it on! Luckily the modified a-line gown with ivory Alencon lace over champagne charmeuse, fit perfectly. The bride’s cake was a four tier almond cake with white butter cream icing and black- berry filling from créme de la créme in Fort Worth; the cake topper was the same cake topper from bride’s parent’s wedding. The groom’s cake was a strawberry cupcake tower with butter cream icing with Texas A&M traditional seal on cake topper.
Be joyful in all circumstances. Whether you have one or all things checked off your to-do list, you get one wedding to plan. You might not be able to choose your circumstances, especially the hiccups that happen along the way, but you can choose your reaction. choose joy.
Photography by Kayla Barker; Spink Studio