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Wedding of the Week: Kristen & Taylor


Kristen & Taylor
2-24-18

Kristen and Taylor met when they were in middle school through some mutual friends!  Although they had met in middle school, they didn’t begin to date until high school.

The Proposal
Taylor and Kristen have a pretty unique story. The couple went through a tragic event just after high school. The whole situation has been the hardest thing that both of them had gone through, but it has made them stronger than they were before as a couple AND as individuals. Due to unfortunate circumstances, Taylor was gone for nearly 8 years, but they would write each other every day and Kristen would go visit as often as she could. There was one day Kristen sent Taylor a letter telling him about the information she had just learned about getting married by proxy. Kristen mailed that letter out and then went to check her own mail. She received a letter from Taylor that same day, providing her with information about getting married by proxy! They always knew they would get married, but doing it by proxy at that point in their lives just made sense. Kristen and Taylor were sitting in a visitation room one day and as Kristen was talking…in the middle of a sentence…he interrupted her and just blurted out, “will you marry me?!” And of course, Kristen said yes! The couple got married by proxy in November 2008 and although he could not be there, his brother stood in for him. SO, you can probably imagine how magical of a day it was when they got to be TOGETHER for their wedding celebration and say their vows TO each other! Kristen says, “It’s been the craziest journey but we feel so lucky to have each other and to be SO BLESSED.”

Wedding Inspo
“Our love for antiques, our venue, and each other! “

Favorite Wedding Detail
“…Even though I was freaking out about our fire lanterns catching everything on fire, the fire lanterns were beautiful and magical!”

D.I.Y. Details
“Yes! We made all of our signs for the wedding and some of the benches we used for seating! Taylor, my dad, and my uncle built our dance floor. Taylor made our arch. We made our photo booth wall. We tried to DIY as much as possible because we love creating together! We make, paint, and sell a lot of wood signs and decor!”

Favorite Wedding Memory
“Getting to finally say our vows to each other and share all those sweet moments together in front of so many amazing people that have loved us and supported our crazy journey! Then getting to party with all of them! It was also so special to be out on my grandma’s ranch!”

& a Word of Advice…
“Don’t stress about the small things! Let your LOVE for each other be the most important part of your big day and every day!”

 

Vendors:

Photography: Classic Photographers – Austin S.
“AMAZING people! We had SO much fun with them!”

Venue: Kristen’s Grandma’s Ranch – Floresville, TX
“My Grandma’s ranch that has been in our family for a really long time! Thank you to her and her sisters and all of my family that lives out there for letting us disturb your peace and quiet for a few months! It means so much to us that we got to have our wedding out there!”

Catering: Damnit’s BBQ – Irving, TX
“My Mom’s cousin, Rosetta, and her husband, Ken! The food was SO GOOD!!”

Cake: Mermaid Monsters – San Antonio, TX
“She’s AMAZINGLY talented! And the cake was so YUMMY!”

Florist: Crowley House Flower Farm – Rickreall, OR
“My amazing cousins did the most amazing job making our wedding even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! THANK YOU for coming all the way from Oregon for us!”

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal – Hurst, TX
“Best Experience!”

Hair & Makeup: Kristen RidicuLIPS – Texas
Kristen’s Business!

Decor: Slow Jonesy – Texas
Taylor & Kristen’s Business!

“We are so blessed. I wasn’t sure we’d ever get to have the big wedding I’d always dreamed of, but with the help and support of our family and friends, we pulled it off! It was way more perfect and magical than I could have ever imagined. THANK YOU to everyone who helped us make our dream a PERFECT reality!”

Wedding Photography Packages

Just Photography   $1495

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Just Photography Plus   $1895

One Classic Certified Photographer. 2nd Certified Photographer (July Promo!). and more..

Romance   $2195

One Classic Certified Photographer. 2nd Certified Photographer (July Promo!). and more..

Classic Photo & Video   $2895

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Premium Wedding Photography Packages

Gold   $3395

One Classic Certified Photographer. 2nd Certified Photographer (July Promo!). and more..

Photo & Video Plus   $3895

One Classic Certified Photographer. 2nd Certified Photographer (July Promo!). and more..

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