Life is kind of like a winding road. Maybe even a whole continent full of winding roads. The moment that changes your life forever is when the road you are on finally crosses paths with the road someone else is on – that special someone you have been looking for your whole life. But sometimes you can’t see it coming. Sometimes your roads run parallel to each other, or you even end up on the same road: passing the same places, just not at the same time. Sometimes you even end up at the same college, like these two, where he played baseball and she cheered. But that wouldn’t be when their roads crossed – he was a little older, and he graduated first and moved off to start a coaching position without ever meeting her. That’s the magic of winding roads, though – they have a way of taking us places we never saw coming…
Meet Blair and Steven.
Their paths would finally cross during her last year of college, and even though they lived in different places, they knew what they’d found was forever. At first they made it work long distance. Then, when it looked like his coaching career was going to move him, he couldn’t stand to be away from her anymore. He took her back to the place where he’d first swept her off her feet, and asked her to start off on a new road… together.
The ladies got ready together and I love Blair’s David Tutera gown. So gorgeous!
So much love and smiles on her special day!
Blair glowing! : )
Peeking in on the bride getting ready. Completely captivated. I love it…it’s like they’re dreaming of one day becoming a bride, in a beautiful gown…
Love the victory fist pump!
Blair, you’re a beauty!
A favorite bridal.
So cute! Thanks to Melissa for the adorable ring bearer photos. : )
The guys looking sharp…
A truly baseball groomsmen photo. Love it.
Love the emotion when Steven saw his pretty bride.
Can’t get enough of the details… Champagne sequin linens? Yes please!
The florals were gorgeous, and done by the grandmother of the bride!
The first dance…
The father-daughter dance…
…and mother-son dance.
The TCU mascot, SuperFrog, made a surprise guest appearance and the crowd went wild!
Blair and Steven,
You guys are AWESOME! Your happiness is so clear to everyone you come in contact with, and -of course!- in every photo! We couldn’t be happier for you both. Marriage is an amazing journey, and we wish you both the happiest of adventures together.
Matt and Ivy
Story from the bride:
Steven and I met through 2 of our close mutual friends (that were also a part of our wedding day!) Steven and I both went to TCU, where he played baseball and I cheered, but we never knew each other during college because he is 4 years older. We were set up to hang out during my senior year in college, and we hit it off immediately! I was working for the Dallas Cowboys at the time, and he was coaching baseball at TX State. We dated long distance for 3 years until he got a coaching job at WVU and knew he wanted me there with him so he proposed to me at the exact spot where we first met. A year later we were married and we now live in WV! : )
Planning a wedding from WV was quite interesting, but thankfully I had 2 sisters and my mom back in TX to help! We always knew we wanted to get married at the TCU Chapel because we have so many memories where he played ball and I cheered (hence the TCU Horned Frog appearance at the reception!) Fort Worth holds a special place in our hearts, and we both come from small country towns in TX, so we also had our rehearsal dinner at a western themed venue (River Ranch) in the Stockyards. My favorite details at the wedding were the champagne sequined table cloths, the beautiful flower arrangements my grandma created, my dress (of course!) and the memory table we had for our loved ones that had passed away and couldn’t be with us that day. I also loved our signs on each table that stated we were giving a donation to the C.A.S.A. organization (in honor of my grandpa) in lieu of a small wedding gift because my grandfather was a large donor to the organization before he passed away and my mother is currently a C.A.S.A. volunteer! Steven actually did get excited about a couple things, haha! He loved his baseball field cake that had flags from each college he has coached at and played for, but I think his favorite detail was my dress : )
I loved getting ready with my girlfriends at the house and watching football, ha! Not typical, I know, but my Horned Frogs played and we never miss a game! I’d say our favorite parts were definitely the ceremony. It was so special and we both remember it vividly and will never forget the excitement of seeing each other the first time when the chapel doors opened. Another favorite was also the Horned Frog appearance at the reception! It was so fun because we had so many friends from TCU at the wedding as well. And obviously (as I’m sure you saw) we love to dance! That was by far our favorite part of the night.
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| Photographer | Ivy Weddings | Lighting | Fred Quiñones |Photography Assistant Shooter | Melissa Shook | Bride’s Dress Designer | David Tutera | Bride’s Dress & Veil Boutique | Lulu’s Bridal Boutique | Bride’s Shoes | Betsey Johnson | Hair | Ferrante Hair Studio II | Makeup | Daireds | Jewelry | Dillard’s | Details | Garters and Such | Bridesmaids Dresses | Mori Lee | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits | Calvin Klein from Men’s Wearhouse | Rentals | Dallas Party Tent and Event, La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Venue | Robert Carr Chapel and Ridglea Country Club | Florist | Bouquets and Bows, Grandmother of the Bride | Cake | A Slice of Life Bakery | Caterer | Ridglea | Officiant | Joel Mikell, RSI Church Stewardship Group | MC | Complete | Transportation | Roadrunner Charters |
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