Leigh Wilbourn and Derrik Davis
On September 18, 2010
This good-looking couple met through friends and spent many evenings enjoying Austin’s Texas country music scene. Derrik selected Gruene Hall, an iconic venue for Texas country music, to stage a heaping Texas-big surprise engagement. They were at Gruene Hall watching Belleville Outfit when Derrik stepped away. He returned a minute later leading a procession of fifty of their closest friends and family, who had been waiting at a nearby winery, through the hall and onto the stage. He stepped up to the microphone and popped the big question to Leigh. “Gruene Hall, the band and all of our family and friends were in on it,” he says. Leigh was the only one out of the loop, until she said yes.
Something old? Artists at Houston’s Valobra melted down the ring Leigh’s dad gave her mother many years ago and used the stones and metals to create Leigh’s stunning engagement ring. The ceremony took place at The Palm Door in Austin. Her gown was a Nicole Miller purchased at Unbridaled in Austin. They spent two weeks in Thailand where the highlight was the food. “Once you get there, you eat like a king,” says Derrik, who trained as a chef at UH.