Every detail surrounding their relationship has been brought to life during the planning of their wedding, from the history class proposal to the coffee shop e-sesh. It made perfect sense for Tay and Reagan to incorporate lots of personal touches into the main event, and we're thrilled to share those bits and all the gorgeous portraits captured by our Fave, Melanie Gabrielle Photography.
From Tay: We were long distance for most of our relationship, and we have hundreds of letters between the two of us. Reagan has written me one hundred and twenty one love letters as of today. I wrote Reagan a special letter for our wedding day, and he gave me one that he wrote over a year ago.
“We wanted our wedding to emphasize our faith and the grace we get to experience every day in loving each other. We didn't do anything to deserve this amazing life we have, yet we get to spend our lives together as partners and best friends.”
We didn't want to bet on the weather, so we decided to have our wedding completely indoors. The Borland Center presented a bright indoor venue and was beautiful. Music was a big part of our ceremony. I walked in to an acoustic version of "Ho Hey" by the Lumineers and it felt like the opening to a fairy tale. My sister and her boyfriend (who is now her fiancé!) also sang "Be Thou My Vision", a beautiful hymn.
Their mutual love for reading, writing and shades of blue became the inspiration for their wedding decor. They paired modern stationery with vintage glassware and the result is a beautiful and colorful escort card display. They decorated with various historical books from their family's and their own collections, and added just a touch of sparkle to make it all festive and bright. Absolutely love these details!
If it weren't for my amazing mother, our wedding would have been a disaster. The wedding planning process was not easy for us. We were both in Texas and had no free time, but we had an amazing support system that made it happen. Our team was great! They were all excellent vendors and better friends. Chef Tim shined as our caterer. A few days before the wedding I got a severe sinus infection and I was stuck in my bed sniffling and crying because I didn't want to be ill for my own wedding. Chef Tim heard I was sick, made a pot of soup, and brought it to my house. He really went above and beyond to make our wedding and that whole season of life special.
Definitely check out their lovely video by Jeff McQuitty:
Remember what is important and don't lose each other in the process. More money can be made, budgets can be balanced, dresses can be altered, but your friends, family, and spouse will consistently be there to love and support you. People should always come first...or you'll go crazy!
Great words of wisdom, Tay. Congrats to you both!