Happy Hump Day, Lovelies!!! Today’s fabulous featured wedding comes from Rachael of Rachael Lindsy Photography, a Dallas/Fort Worth based wedding photographer. Rachael has been so sweet and accommodating to GSS and we have truly enjoyed working with her on this feature.
Shae and Drew were married on April 28, 2012 at Trinity River Park in Fort Worth, Texas. Shae was kind enough to answer a few questions for us:
How did you and Drew meet? Drew found me on Facebook! He saw me on our church’s Facebook page and took it upon himself to invite me to our church’s young adult group. I met Drew several weeks later (at the young adult service) and began hanging out with him and his friends. We started dating a month later.
How long have you been together? Met (July 2010), Started Dating (August 2010), Engaged (September 2011), Married April 2012
How did Drew propose? Drew took me to my favorite restaurant and then a movie. Afterward he drove to the top of a parking garage where he got out and danced with me to a sweet playlist that he had created. He slipped the ring on my finger and received a yes with no hesitation.
What sold you on your wedding venue? We fell in love with the old brick pavilion (built before the Depression) and the beautiful huge trees (something we don’t often see in Dallas/Fort Worth).
Your dress is gorgeous, where did you get it and how did you know it was “the one”? I found my dress while looking through dresses online. I absolutely loved the non-traditional look of the Watters dress! Bliss Bridal Salon ordered a sample for me. I loved it! It was the first (and only dress) I tried on!
How did you choose your wedding color palette? We didn’t want to take away from the beautiful outdoor setting, so I went with neutral colors (ivory and beige) with pops of blue (my favorite)!
What song did you dance to for your first dance? Without You – Ben Rector (This is our favorite song, we walked back down the aisle to it. We actually decided to have lawn games at out wedding instead of dancing!)
Do you have any advice for bride and grooms that are in the planning process? Plan your wedding as if you’re simply planning a big party for friends and family! You don’t need a huge budget. Make your day personal, fun, and memorable by choosing out-of-the-box things that you love! Our guests raved the most about unusual things we chose (we served bundt cakes and cheesecakes in small jars instead of a wedding cake, we played lawn games instead of dancing). Your guests will enjoy your wedding if you do!
Oh, and I made many of the decorations for our wedding. Drew and I also had a lot of fun shopping antique stores to find all of the perfect vintage decor!
What was your favorite part of your big day? It was such a rush on the wedding day… we decorated our venue, left to get ready, and were back at the park by 1pm for our “first look” photo shoot. After all of the rushing, it was so perfect to spend a quiet moment with my handsome groom!
Also, we chose to walk down the aisle together. Drew made me laugh and we just had a good time together, those last few seconds before the ceremony started.
Venue: Trinity Park in Fort Worth (Pavilion 1)
Groom Suit: J. Crew
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes (Fort Worth)
Floral: (I planted succulents instead of flowers) Succulents Galore
Linens: My mom made all of our linens!
Catering: I made Cheesecakes and Sugar Cookies, Berries, Breads, and Cheese from Central Market
DJ/Band: Drew’s best friend was our DJ
Videographer: Another one of Drew’s creative friends was our videographer
Invitations/Wedding Stationery: Drew designed all of our wedding stationery!
Event Planner: I did all of the planning myself, Drew helped with logistics!
Thank you so much, Rachael, for sharing this amazing wedding with us! Please stop by her website and show her some love! And thank you, Shae, for taking your time to answer our questions! We wish you and Drew a lifetime full of love, laughter, and happiness!!! May every day be better than the last!
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