We're loving this super darling and elegant classic Texas wedding!
Shea Shoemaker
Shea Shoemaker February 28, 2018

Elegant DIY Chapel Wedding in Texas

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“When we first met Jessica and Clint, we loved how they connected with each other and how perfectly they balanced each other’s personalities, while being giddy in love. From the friends who helped to bring these two together, to the details surrounding their wedding, we knew this would be a celebration that focused on everything dear to them – each other, their families, and their faith. It was all that, and more! They had a vibrant daytime wedding, shared gifts without seeing each other before the ceremony, then had that magical romantic moment when the groom emotionally saw his bride coming down the aisle in a beautiful lace gown. It’s was wonderful to see them celebrate with family and friends and then exit to a colorful banner-filled afternoon, on their way to starting their forever.” –Ivy Weddings

We're loving this super darling and elegant classic Texas wedding!

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

The Groom: Seeing my bride-to-be walking down the aisle. Unbelievably beautiful! Also, the wedding homily was rich and packed full of wisdom and meaning. Our presider delivered a special and powerful, message that day-to us, and to everyone else.

The Bride: Though the whole day seems like a blur, my favorite part(s) of the day were, first, putting on my dress and wearing it all day {wish I could wear it every day!}, second, walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Clint at the other end. Our vows were another very special moment…and being surrounded by my loved ones.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

The wedding itself was a DIY, of course, with the help from so many friends and family. My mom and I loved planning out all of the little details of our wedding day. This included everything from coordinating the vendors and venue to potting all of the succulents that the guests took home. Also, as mentioned, I had so many friends that helped contribute to my DIY wedding. To name a few, my bridesmaids were stunning in their custom made dresses by Carolyn Grady. LaDon Wooten and Hailey Painter made all of our beautiful signs and my friend Stephanie and my mom set up most of reception. What they say is true, “it takes a village”, and I am blessed by a wonderful village!

Did you have a something old, new borrowed, blue?

My something old was my maternal great grandmother’s pearl ring that my Aunt LouAnne brought for me to wear. I wish I knew more about the story of this lovely pearl ring! My something new was my wedding dress. My something blue was my Badgley Mischka shoes.

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

I learned to enjoy that season of planning. The opportunity to work closely with my mom during the planning phase was the greatest highlight. In fact, without her help, I would never have gotten it all done. Plus, working so closely with her helped me soak in and enjoy the whole experience Furthermore, my commute during the planning months was an hour or more, one way, and when I got home in the evening I had to go straight to work on wedding planning. Rather than let it turn into a heavy burden {which it was at times!} I realized that I needed to be enjoying that season so that the wedding itself, and all the life that comes after, would be just as enjoyable. So, to every bride I say: Enjoy the planning phase. Make the most of it and realize that it’s simply part of the whole experience–not some obstacle standing in your way. -Jessica, the Bride

Event Credits

Photographer: Ivy Weddings // Venue: Prestonwood Baptist Church // Rentals: BBJ Linen Rental // Florist: Pearls and Poppies Floral Design // Cake: Dallas Affaires // Music: Forte Strings // Bride's Attire: Bridal Boutique Lewisville // Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mishka // Engagement Ring: Eiseman's Jewels // Hair Comb: Virginia Geiger Jewels // Hair + Make-up: Calaye Make-up Artistry // Groom + Groomsmen's Attire: Macy's

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