From the bride:
Drake and I knew each other in high school and ran in similar circles for a little while, but never dated. As college wore on, we both dated different people, but that didn’t work out for either of us.
The summer leading into our junior year of college, I was spending time with my friend Victoria (she spoke at the wedding), who happened to be good friends with Drake at the time.
Anyways, Drake hadn’t seen her for a while and knew she was about to leave for school, so he invited both of us to hang out with him and a group of friends. As soon as we showed up, Drake will tell you “that was that.” We hung out all summer and even a couple months into the school year before he asked me to be his girlfriend (he had just gotten out of a serious relationship and didn’t want to risk moving too quickly).
Our engagement story isn’t the most traditional, but basically we both decided we were ready and went to pick out a ring together. We drove home unengaged, walked in the door to Drake’s apartment, where he proposed to me. It was very intimate, one of my fondest memories.
After 15 months of planning, the wedding day came together perfectly. I can’t imagine it having gone better, and I have several friends, family members, and people like yourself to thank for it — would not have been possible without y’all.
venue – The Springs Event Venue (The Lodge) Aubrey
hair – Chris Annarella and Marina Ristevski from Rogers Premier Salon Suites; Chris did my hair, and then the two split doing my mom’s and all my bridesmaids’ hair.
dress – purchased from Bridal Boutique in Lewisville, designed by Watters.
girls dresses – David’s Bridal, designer(s) unknown.
tux or suit – purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designed by Joseph Abboud.
guys’ suits – purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designer(s) unknown.
shoes – Bride’s shoes purchased from Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, designed by Michael Kors; Groom’s shoes purchased from Men’s Wearhouse, designed by Florsheim.
flowers – Mindy Holcomb; family friend of the Groom.
decor – Linens rented from United Rental; gold table overlays purchased from eFavormart.com; all centerpieces and additional decor (including candy bar) purchased from TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby; flatware purchased from Smarty Had A Party.
rings – Bride’s e-ring and wedding band purchased from Diamonds Direct in Dallas, e-ring designed by C. Gonshor; Groom’s band purchased from Zales, designed by Edward Mirell.
cakes – Linda Volder; family friend of Bride (although she doesn’t normally bake for others).
DJ or band – DJ Connection; our DJ’s name was Jordan.
video – Hello Beautiful Videography; our videographer’s name was Christian.
Officiant – Josh Wintermute from Valley Creek Church
photography – Brandi McComb Photography