Jessica and Dan started dating as undergrads at Texas A&M. Later, while in graduate school, Jessica spent a summer in England on a clinical rotation and Dan came to visit her. The Bride Jessica Young, 25, genetic counselor The Groom Dan Adcock, 26, corporate strategic planner The Date June 30 On their way home from dinner and a show that first night Dan suggested they detour through Trafalgar Square. "Dan began to talk to me about how much I meant to him and then it all got a bit hazy for me when he proposed!" says Jessica. "I can't remember some of the specifics, but I said yes!" Though living in Washington, DC, the couple decided to marry back in the state where they met and fell in love.
- Kate Wood
The Knot Texas Magazine | Britt and Jeff
Britt was recruiting other coeds from the University of Texas Austin to come to a speed-dating event when Jeff crossed the West Mall. Britt remembers thinking he was so cute and to tried to grab his attention. It worked. Jeff walked over to find out what she was up to, and soon agreed to attend her event later that night. The Bride Britt Kessel, 24, marketing coordinator The Groom Jeff Roth, 27, computer specialist The Date March 22 While the two reluctantly sat through the speed dating portion of the evening, it wasn't until afterward, when Jeff took her bar hopping, that they got to know one another. Still, it took four more years before they started dating. But once they did, they never looked back.
- Sarah E. Klem
The Knot Texas | Rebecca and Ryan
Avid mineral collector Rebecca didn’t know that on November 8, 2008, she’d be adding the most important gem to her collection. On a picnic stop during a kayaking trip down the San Marcos River, Ryan surprised her with a stunner. The Bride Rebecca Whitton, 28, an office manager The Groom Ryan Kohrs, 32, an IT manager The Date September 19 “Hey, I think I found a new rock for your collection,” Ryan yelled as he was kneeling in the river. “Do you see it?” Rebecca looked into the riverbed but saw only pebbles. “No, I mean this one,” Ryan said pulling an engagement ring from behind his back. “It was a huge surprise and the best moment of our lives,” Rebecca says.
- Davida Sidrane Hogan
Bliss Bridal Magazine | Katelyn and Brandon
"On the hunt for a new car, Katelyn stumbled into Brandon at the car dealership. She left without a car, but scored herself a date. Their relationship progressed rather quickly, as they both knew they were meant to be together. Brandon proposed to Katelyn, the Associate Publisher of Bliss Bridal Magazine, at the fall launch party in from of over 200 people, including family, friends and wedding professionals, Katelyn, in shock and over the moon with excitement, said "YES!" and began planning her own dream wedding!
The bride and groom chose to wed May 4th, sharing an anniversary with Katelyn's grandparents, who both Katelyn and Brandon adore and admire. It was very important to Katelyn that they also incorporate elements into the wedding that reflected and celebrated her grandparents' 65 years of marriage.
Working in the wedding industry, Katelyn favored so many beautiful styles that choosing just one was challenging. True to her individuality, she created her own style by combining vintage and glam with modern touches and golden accents.
Katelyn and Brandon's reception was composed of ombre flowers, hanging centerpieces, vintage lounge areas, ice luge, live entertainment, a DJ, and fireworks to symbolize their explosive chemistry! The entire day was an overflowing of love between the newlyweds and their guests. We couldn't be more excited that our own Bliss Bridal family is growing, and we wish Katelyn and Brandon a lifetime of, well, Bliss!" -Bliss Bridal Magazine
Bliss Bridal Magazine | Christine and Derek
"In true Texas tradition, the bride and groom chose a vintage western theme for their wedding, opting for organic textures, such as burlap and wood, while incorporating wild flowers and vintage decor pieces.
Wild Poppy designed the decorative flowers and blew Christin away with their creative use of burlap, lace, mason jars, vintage decorative pieces, and rustic tree wedges.
About 90% of the guests were from out of town, so Derek and Christine especially appreciated the effort their loved ones made to celebrate with them. Christine's grandpa, who was two weeks away from his 94th birthday and hadn't been on a plane in 15 years flew in from New York! He even danced to footloose! As a really special moment, Derek's 96-year-old grandpa, gave the blessing at the end of the ceremony.
Christine loved working with her vendors and even became good friends with her photographer, Kelly Cameron. Catering with a Twist provided Tex-Mex and barbeque, two Texas favorites, followed by a delicious banana foster shortcake for the cake-cutting. The guests enjoyed mini pies and banana pudding in mason jars. Catering with a Twist also provided a set of mis-matched china, mason jars, and antique-style cutlery, adding to the vintage charm of the event.
After photos and a couple of drinks, the new bride and groom exited through a tunnel of sparklers and spent the night in the ranch's guest cottage. They enjoyed a long weekend getaway in Port Aransas and they are making plans to take a honeymoon to Europe next year to see the lands of their German and Italian ancestors." -Bliss Bridal Magazine
Bliss Bridal Magazine | Jenna and Michael
"Michael and Jenna wanted their wedding to be simple, intimate, timeless, and romantic. Desiring a tranquil environment, they chose neutral color shades, such as ivory, champagne, creme, and beige. These colors worked beautifully with the vintage romance touches throughout the decor.
Jenna's bridal bouquet by Wild Poppy consisted of hand-tied, loosely-domed garden roses, ranunculus, and peonies in shades of champagne, ivory, cream and white to match the classic, vintage decor of the wedding.
Glass cylinders with tall white flowering branches, ivory pillar candles, and dark brown lanterns were designed and arranged as centerpieces, giving the reception area an elegant, timeless glow. Blending a unique piece with their traditional decor, Jenna and Michael created an arrangement using mail and cards they had sent to each other during their long-distance relationship.
Jena brags that she hired the "vendors of all vendors" for her wedding. They all worked together beautifully, and she felt comfortable trusting them with even small details that were important to her.
Michael and Jenna are honeymooning this November in Reykjavik, Iceland to soak in the Blue Lagoon, get a glimpse of the Northern Lights, go glacier hiking, visit the Golden Circle, and snuggle around the many fire places. Here's to many more adventures to the to happy couple!" -Bliss Bridal Magazine