Alison & Donnie – September 28, 2019

A note from the bride:

We met at Smoke Monkey BBQ in rockwall. His sister and brother and law had a dessert stand there that they were in charge of. He was up there visiting them and happened to be standing there when I walked up to order from them. He looked very familiar, and I found out later we were mutual friends on Instagram. He liked my photo that night, then I messaged him and the rest is history! 🙂
Donnie knew the 50 acres I grew up on in Terrell, Texas was & will always be one of my favorite places and quickly became one of his. In February 2019, he asked me to go to dinner with a couple of friends. I had woke up that morning sick as a dog, but he convinced me they had something very important to discuss over dinner so we could not cancel, so we went. On the way home, he asked, “Can I show them the land in Terrell?” I thought to myself, it is dark outside so I’m not sure how much he’s going to show them but sure! So I told him, of course! We get to the road it is on and he stops the truck, gets out, and says he needed to “check the tire pressure.” He then opened my door and handed me a blindfold and told me to put it on. I refused. My exact words were, “I fixed my hair today, I’m not putting that on!” After some convincing from the friends we were with, I put it on and told Donnie “Good, that means I don’t have to get out and get the gate!” After pulling in, I was escorted out of the truck (still blindfolded) and was walked up towards where Donnie was standing. After being given the okay, I took the blindfold off and there stood all my closest family and friends lined up on each side of a lit up path leading up to Donnie in front of the pond. I ugly cried. I finally made my way up to Donnie, where he got down on one knee (for .5 seconds) and asked me to marry him. I (very quickly) SAID YES!

VENDORS:

Venue: The Oaks at Willims Creek
Decor and florist: Petals and Pearls Unique Designs
Catering: Sweetwater Grill
DJ: Jeremy Rayl
Videographer: Hello Beautiful Films
Photographer: Brandi McComb photography
Hair: Cassie Peoples
Makeup: Lindsay Jacks Gutierrez
Dress: Circle Park Bridal Boutique

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