Travis and Kristen tied the knot in a ceremony at the Robert Carr Chapel at TCU. They chose the Chapel to say their vows because they thought it was absolutely gorgeous! The officiant for the ceremony was Justin, the couple’s college minister and very good friend. He made the ceremony very personal by focusing on their strengths and the love he had seen them share. He even added some humor by mentioning his and Travis’ Star Wars/Star Trek debate, as well as focusing his message on how this wedding was FINALLY here! He even opened the ceremony with, “I think I can speak for everyone here when I say, IT’S ABOUT TIME!”
The bride wore an Alfred Angelo gown with shoes dyed to match, also by Alfred Angelo. Her jewelry was simple, yet elegant; a pearl necklace borrowed from her grandmother, and pearl earrings that were a gift from that same grandmother.
Kristen and her bridesmaids’ had their hair done at Cooper’s Salon in Burleson. Katrina did a fantastic job with Kristen’s half-up, half-down look and the rest of the staff created a beautiful side bun on each of the bridesmaids. This look really helped tie in the elegance of the wedding.
The groom and his groomsmen were outfitted in tuxedos from Al’s Formalwear in Southlake. The manager, Aaron was fantastic! He was very helpful and gave the bridal party a great deal on their tuxes.
Following the ceremony, the wedding moved to the City Club of Fort Worth for a classic and elegant reception, which was reflected in the beautiful purple bridesmaid dresses, the bride’s cake, the string quartet music, and the traditional ceremony. The bride and groom also loved the beauty of this venue, and were happy with how the two venues worked so well together. The staffs at both were extremely helpful and made their day so special!
The couple’s fantastic wedding coordinator, Stephanie, ordered the flowers for the big day from The Flower Market on West 7th. The bride’s bouquet was a mixture of dark purple calla lilies, purple hydrangea, and dark purple dahlias. Stephanie also added some pearls and rhinestones for extra bling. It was perfect! The bridesmaid bouquets, chapel decor, and centerpieces were a mixture of white hydrangea, dark purple dahlias, and light purple roses. The main floral decorations in the chapel were huge arrangements of white hydrangea, white calla lilies, and curly willow. The bride and groom could not have been more pleased with the flowers!
Invitations to the wedding were from Paper Planet. They were printed on shiny ivory paper with purple accents, which went very well with the couple’s elegant theme. Programs were given to them by a sweet friend and also went very well with the purple and ivory theme.
City Club provided all of the delicious food for the reception. Since it was an early afternoon wedding, hors d’oeuvres and cake were served. The menu included a fruit and cheese tray, veggies and dip, mixed nuts, and pork sliders. The main food feature was a quesadilla bar, complete with three types of quesadillas, salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo, and other toppings.
The wedding cakes were from Legacy Cakes Bakery in Grapevine. The bakery did a phenomenal job, and Travis and Kristen were more than pleased with the taste and decoration of the two cakes. The Bride’s cake was an almond cake with strawberry filling and vanilla icing. It was 4-tiered and decorated with a paisley design on two of the tiers, and had a large B in the middle and purple sugar flowers as the cake topper. The Groom’s cake was inspired by Travis’ obsession with Star Wars and was definitely the hit of the reception! The cake was chocolate with chocolate filling, chocolate icing, chocolate ganache, and had chocolate-covered strawberries flowing down the sides. The cake topper for the Groom’s cake was the Death Star and two Storm Troopers dressed for their wedding! The band played the theme from Star Wars as Travis and Kristen cut the cake! Perfect!
The music at the ceremony was performed by a local string quartet: Bows and Strings. They played classical music by composers such as Bach and Mendelssohn. The unity candle song was The Prayer (made famous by Josh Groban). The band at the reception was Trey and the Tritones. They were phenomenal and the bride and groom are still receiving complements on their performance! They definitely made the reception a blast and went above and beyond. Trey is an incredible performer and MC and all the other musicians were fantastic as well. They played a mixture of jazz, classic rock, Motown, and Rat Pack Swing.
For their honeymoon, Kristen and Travis took a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. They had a very relaxing, yet exciting vacation, spending an afternoon at a Sandals Resort in Jamaica; swimming with sea turtles and even holding a few of the babies in Grand Cayman; and touring the Mayan ruins of Tulum in Cozumel.
Kristen’s most memorable moment of the day was when she came down the aisle to see Travis wiping away a tear or two. She wasn’t sure if she would cry, but she held it together pretty well during the ceremony. It wasn’t until they exited the chapel that she started with the happy tears! Travis’ most memorable moment of the day was their first dance. The band played This Kind of Love by Sister Hazel, and Travis could not help but sing along to Kristen! He threw in a few spins and turns, as well as an adorable dip and kiss to finish the dance. It was precious!
Jim & I want to wish Kristen & Travis the best of all life has to offer. Thank you both for allowing us to join you on this part of your journey.