We had the absolute pleasure of hosting Avery + Daniel’s magical wedding day this past spring! Their love story was ten years in the making, and man their wedding day did not disappoint! The whole day felt authentically like them + we could not be more obsessed with how all the details came together.
Here’s their love story! “Danny and I were introduced through mutual friends when we were looking for senior prom dates. He slid into my facebook friend requests, but I almost hit decline (his profile pic was a dragonball z character, does anyone remember the cartoon character profile pic phase??). We hit it off on our first date of bowling and he kept me laughing with his seagull impressions. After our proms were over, we decided we still liked each other and to try the long-distance thing when I moved away for college. It was tough, but he was able to move to College Station two years later and we added our precious pup Lola to the family. We supported each other through culinary and medical school with many moves, many jobs, and many long hours. During my first year of residency, he popped the question on our favorite beach in Florida surrounded by family. We finally tied the knot a decade after that facebook friend request with Lola, our flower girl, by our side!”
It’s so much fun hearing about the ways that our couples found us or what sealed the deal for them choosing our venue for their wedding day! “The barn or hotel ballroom or golf course just wasn’t doing it for me and we were looking for something a bit different. I went down the wedding instagram rabbithole to find Coral Lane Rentals that thankfully led me to The Emerson! I fell in love with the modern, yet still somehow romantic, classic, and intimate feeling of the space. The natural light, black and white contrast, golds, and intimacy immediately inspired me and I loved that I could bring in any vendor and make it my own. The moment I stepped into the chapel, I knew the Emerson was where it was going down. Lindsey and Natalie’s kindness just sealed the deal.”
One of A’s favorite moments from their wedding day reminded us of a scene taken out of a movie! Even though the weather threw them through a loop on their wedding night, they made the absolute most out of it + turned it into such a magical moment! “Cue Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic,” it rained on our wedding day. Thankfully it was just a few sprinkles, but we were a little down we couldn’t do our first dance under the patio lights. When the night was winding down and it was time for our private last dance, the rain really started coming down. We had one of those “screw it” moments and asked the DJ to blare our favorite Amy Winehouse song and ran out onto the patio. It ended up being one of our favorite moments, just the two of us dancing in the rain after a night surrounded by so much love.”
Avery really encouraged couples who are currently planning to stay true to themselves, do what makes them happy, and to invest in great vendors that you’re excited about! “Forget the traditional wedding rules and just do what you love and inspires you. I love blue, and I went with it. We love Babe’s chicken, so we had them cater and it was on point. Cutting costs in some places to really go for other vendors that you love can give you the day you’ve always imagined without breaking the bank! On that note, Aisle Planner is an online portal provided by my wedding planner that not only helped me create vision boards and plan the seating chart, the budget feature was beyond helpful!”
Congratulations again, A + D! We love the way the two of you have supported + empowered one another throughout the years as you’ve chased dreams! We are strong believers in that the best is still yet to come for the two of you. We cannot wait to see what you accomplish together next! We’re always rooting for you! Thank you for trusting us to host such a special celebration in our space!
Another thank you goes to the STELLAR group of vendors that executed all the beautiful details of Avery + Daniel’s wedding! A had a couple of vendors that she specifically wanted to brag on – “I could go on and on about my planner Tara at Artisan Rose Event Co! I had so many design ideas and she really helped me refine the overall style despite my numerous emails about candlesticks and seating layouts. Shawna at Honey Rose Photography (I have a thing for roses it seems) was incredible and made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera. I adore her photography style and really feel like she captured those little moments we’ll cherish forever! Amelia at Studio Tersilla somehow brought to life what I couldn’t even describe while working within my budget. The flowers were so beautiful and really brought the whole thing together.” Check out the rest of the talented vendor team below!