These two celebrated their first anniversary last Sunday, and we definitely don’t want to miss the chance to relive their gorgeous wedding and reception at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Let’s take a look back at their beautiful fall day, with some photos by Tony Valadez Photography…
We are excited to introduce you to the second of our two couples getting married this weekend, Carly and Blake, and share some of their engagement photos from Perez Photography.
These two have known each other since middle school, but it wasn’t until their senior year of high school that they began their romance. And how romantic is Blake when he said this:
For me, I never had a moment that I knew she was the one, but instead, it was small things throughout our relationship that showed me the depth of love that I felt for her: her love and support through every trial, her laugh that I fell in love with from the first time I heard it, the adventures we experienced together, and each conversation about our future and the aspirations we both strive for.
A lot of planning went into their engagement, but when Blake revealed to Carly’s father the date that he wanted to propose – October 27th – exactly the same date that Carly’s dad had proposed to her mom (whom they lost just over a year ago), it was officially the date. Blake didn’t need to hear anymore because it was the perfect way to honor her memory.
A couple of months later, with a lot of preparation and some help from Carly’s best friend, Blake got down on one knee at the Kimball Art Museum in Ft. Worth and proposed to her after she was presented with a letter explaining everything that was going to happen. He didn’t want to forget what he wanted to say in that actual moment – and she’d be able to have the letter forever as a keepsake!
It’s a double whammy wedding weekend at Hitched Events!
Our next Hitched couple has a special place in our hearts because the bride, Madison, interned for us several years ago during summer break from the University of Texas at Austin.
Fast forward a few years and we are so thrilled to get to work with her on her own wedding! Madison and her fiance, John, are high school sweethearts whose relationship stood the test of time through several years of long-distance. Here’s the story, from Madison herself:
We met as freshman in high school and started dating sophomore year. By the time high school ended, we knew what we had was the real deal! We decided to try long distance, with John attending Yale University and me heading to The University of Texas at Austin. We survived four years apart – only seeing each other during school breaks and holidays!
By the time we graduated, we were so ready to get married – finally! John proposed in our favorite hometown coffeeshop last September, and the rest is history 🙂 Can’t believe the guy I had a crush on at 16 is my (almost) husband!
This weekend marks one year since Brittany and Grant were married – and, funny enough, we just saw them last weekend at our most recent wedding! These two were married in a gorgeous ceremony at the Belo Mansion, followed by one fun reception! Let’s take a trip down memory lane with some of their gorgeous wedding photos by Perez Photography…
The day couldn’t have happened without the help of some amazing vendors:
It’s another wedding weekend for Hitched Events! This week we are excited to share our latest couple, Kristin and Ryan. Scroll on through to see more of their gorgeous engagement pictures by Celina Gomez Photography…
A little backstory on how these two met from Kristin…
We first crossed paths our junior year at Oklahoma State University, when we were in the same Physiology lab. Our friends hung in the same circles, so over the last two years of college we became pretty good friends. At the end of our senior year, we went as dates to the Gamma Phi Beta date party and had a great time!
After graduation, we were on a date at Iguana grill in Oklahoma City and made our relationship official! We dated long distance while both completing graduate school, and four years later we got engaged while traveling in Rome, Italy!
Summer is officially over and our fall weddings have begun! Meet Jade and Flint, the next Hitched Events’ couple to tie the knot. These two met through mutual friends and, after casually dating for a few months, it was on their first trip that they realized they wanted to be together forever.
After a couple of years spent long distance because of school – she was in law school at SMU while he attended business school at Harvard – the two finally were engaged at Flippen Park under the gazebo with rose petals all around – so romantic!
We are SO excited to share Erica and Austin‘s highlight reel with you this week! This was truly one of the most fun weddings – never have we ever seen a bride and groom just relax and totally have a blast like we did on this day.
Here’s a bit more about this next Hitched Events couple… with some of their super cute engagement pictures by Elisabeth Carol Photography!
Erica and Austin met at a work happy hour when Erica was an Intern and Austin was a Consultant at the same company. They hit it off instantly, and, a few days later, Austin asked Erica on their first date through their intra-office messaging system. Erica responded how any responsible 24 year old adult would by telling him she would need to check with her parents first. Luckily, Erica’s parents allowed her on the date, which happened to be around the corner from our wedding reception at Trinity Groves in Dallas.
Fast forward a few weeks to when Austin met Erica’s parents at Red Dress Run in New Orleans and where they decided to officially start dating (while both in red dresses). Erica and Austin dated long distance through most of Erica’s senior year at LSU and picked things back up again when she moved back to Dallas. Erica and Austin have grown their relationship over the last 3 years and have shared many great memories taking trips together, spending time with their families and friends, and exploring the Dallas area.
Austin proposed on May 25, 2018 – he told Erica that they were going to dinner with his family. When they arrived “early” they went on a walk and ended up walking to Grapevine Lake with a basket. Little did Erica know, the basket included a photo album with pictures of where they had met, all of their vacations and highlighted memories of the two together. The last picture was one at Grapevine, where he said he’d propose. Bam! Austin proposed over the lake and all their family and friends met them after!
We cannot get over how cute our next couple, Shelby and Brooks, are! Their NYC engagement photos by Carter Fish seriously have us swooning.
There’s no better person to tell their story than Shelby herself, so here it is…
Brooks and I met through mutual friends in October 2015 in Dallas. I wasn’t immediately interested in Brooks, but he was incredibly patient, yet persistent, and convinced me to go on our first date three months later. Our first date consisted of drinks at Happiest Hour and a Dallas Stars game. We had so much fun that night!
We had only been dating about 10 months when Brooks found out that he would be moving to NYC for his job. He moved in December 2016 and we did long distance for 6 months before I decided to switch to travel nursing to live out this adventure with him.
Fast forward to January 2018… Brooks and I had talked about marriage multiple times. It was definitely something we both wanted but I didn’t know how he would propose or when.
Knowing my love of Instagram pictures, Brooks set up a photo shoot with Carter Fish around NYC for my birthday. We spent the morning running all around New York City shooting pictures and having so much fun – not once did I expect a proposal.
When we got to our final location, Brooks started leading me up the stairs to the rooftop of a restaurant. I was so confused but once we got to the the top of the stairs I saw a box that had my new initials on it and it hit me. It was happening!
Somehow, in the hustle and bustle of NYC, Brooks was able to find a spot where it could be just the two of us. No locals. No tourists. Just us… and champagne. If you’ve ever been to New York, you understand how big of an accomplishment this was.
It’s a day I never want to forget and I know I will feel the same about our wedding day! I’ve known since our first date that I wanted to marry Brooks so I am giddy knowing that I now get to spend forever loving him!
We are so excited to celebrate their wedding and reception this weekend at Arlington Hall at Oak Lawn Park. Stay tuned to our Instagram to see their wedding day unfold!
Our relationship screams High School Sweethearts. Our first date was to Homecoming, we became boyfriend and girlfriend at a high school football game, and our first real date was at a movie theatre in a mall! After three Homecomings and two proms, we finally got to navigate a new city together as we attended the University of Texas in Austin!
It is truly a blessing to have already witnessed so much of each other’s life. To grow up and grow together as a couple is such a unique part of our story that we love. Our stories are entwined as we experienced every major life milestone together up until this point and we cannot wait to experience all that is to come together.
So cute, you two! And it wouldn’t be a proper post without sharing more of their beautiful engagement photos by Perez Photography!
We can’t wait for this weekend – it’s going to be beautiful!
We can’t believe that it’s been an entire year since Hannah and Clint said “I do!” at Highland Park United Methodist Church and had a gorgeous pink and gold reception at the Belo Mansion. These two celebrated their first anniversary yesterday, and we can’t help but share their day again!