A gorgeous wedding in an old 1899 mansion!

A breathtaking wedding that took place at the Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House. Designated a City of Fort Worth Landmark in 1980, McFarland House was Fort Worth’s second property to achieve local landmark status. Known as the region’s most intact Queen Anne residence, the elegant Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House was built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. This sophisticated Victorian beauty of a little over 5,000 square feet was designed in 1899 by English architect Howard Messer for Galveston widow Mrs. George Ball (Sarah) and her son Frank. The house cost $38,000 to build at a time when the average cost of a home was $2,000 to $4,000. The second owners, William and Sarah Conger Eddleman, were from Weatherford. They bought the house in 1904, and moved in with their daughter and her husband, Caroline (Carrie) Aurelia and Frank Hays McFarland. Carrie McFarland lived there until her death 1978 at the age of 100.

A note from the bride ~

​Like any great relationship, we started out as great friends. We met the summer of 2005 at a summer program at Indiana University – Bloomington. We bonded over music and continued to build a friendship through the next several years. The summer before our last year in Bloomington, we decided to begin dating. Over the next year, our relationship grew stronger and stronger, which led us to our first major decision. After graduation, Jennifer planned to continue her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. We decided that we would move together to San Antonio, Texas, where Jennifer would complete her Master’s degree in counseling and Andy would finish his Bachelor’s degree in education. The next several years in San Antonio would bring major changes, but our relationship continued to grow. We found and fell in love with our dog, Bella. We moved from place to place in San Antonio (we really enjoy packing and unpacking boxes). Jennifer completed her degree and began counseling children. Andy (eventually) finished his degree in education. We then came to another major decision. Following Andy’s graduation, we decided that we were ready to leave San Antonio, and begin our lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. ​New city, same great love. In the summer of 2014, we moved to DFW, where Andy began his career teaching. In the fall of 2016, after almost 8 years of being in a relationship, Andy asked Jenn to marry him. We will begin our marriage on October 7th, 2017 and we look forward to years of matching Halloween costumes, concert-going, board game-playing, and experiencing new adventures together.

– Ball-Eddleman-McFarland House – Venue

– TLC Event Staffing – 
Day-of-coordinator (really month-of-coordination), event staff/assistant to coordinator, bartending

– Brandi McComb Photography – Photography

– Gordon Boswell Flowers – florist

– Mike Mahnich – DJ and MC

– Taylor’s Rentals – rental company supplied tent, lighting, tables, chairs, table linens

– Rudy’s BBQ – catered dinner

– Central Market – Cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres, cakes and pies

– Tiff’s Treats – cookie delivery

– Shelton’s Salon and Spa – hair and makeup for bride

Color palette: shades of blues and turquoise

Brides dress: From Terry Costa – Rebecca Ingram – Adrian (Ivory)

The girls dresses: David’s Bridal – Short Dress with Sweetheart Illusion Neckline (Pacific)

Guys suits: Al’s Formal Wear – Jean Yves – Allure Notch Tuxedo (Blue Slate)

Guys shoes: Al’s Formal Wear – Fabian Couture – Cognac

Guys bowties: Groom made them!

Jenn’s Rings: Engagement Ring – Family heirloom from the Webb side, Wedding Band – Jenn’s mother’s wedding band

Andy’s Ring: Men’s Rings for Less – Titanium Ring with Wood Inlay