Kelsey and Scott exchanged vows in front of friends, family, and a spectacular cotton candy sunset on the bay where they both grew up. Even their adorable dog was able to enjoy the celebration, walking down the aisle adorned with the perfect floral collar! The couple chose to complement Waters Edge‘s natural beauty with french blue and sage tones, bleached driftwood collected by Scott’s mother, almost a thousand succulents, and clean white florals by Lush Flowers. Every detail, from Kelsey’s stunning Monique Lhuillier gown, to one of the coolest getaway vehicles we’ve ever seen, is elegant, glamorous, and perfectly captured by Paul and Grace Photography!
In their own words
How did you meet?
We met at a NYE party thrown by mutual friends 2 years before we actually started dating. We reconnected in Dallas, where I was living at the time, because Scott was coming up for work a couple times a month. We started going on dates whenever he was in town, and ended up dating long-distance for 2 years before I moved to Houston to live together.
What is your proposal story?
While we were dating in Dallas, we frequented a local oyster restaurant that we loved. One weekend when we were in Dallas for my niece’s birthday, we decided to go back and grab some oysters at our favorite spot. Little did I know that Scott had gone by the day before and arranged our engagement with the staff. When they brought out our second dozen of oysters, that’s when I saw a ring in one of the shells where the oyster should’ve been. I looked at Scott and he had flowers on one knee proposing to me. After he proposed, we went outside and our entire families including our dog were waiting for us! I was so surprised because so many people had to travel to get there and it made us feel so special.
Tell us a little a bit about your wedding (your vision, color, style, and location choices).
We decided to get married on the water that we had grown up on–we actually grew up on opposite sides of the bay. I knew the water would be beautiful, but wanted to be careful about being too nautical. I love succulents, so I included those everywhere. My MIL lives on the beach and has been collecting driftwood for years, so we were able to incorporate her bleached driftwood into our centerpieces and decor. The venue itself was so beautiful, I wanted to keep the colors simple and natural. I chose french blue and sage green. My flowers were a lot of greenery with beautiful white flowers and succulents.
What was the most important to the two of you while planning? Was there anything that you chose to splurge on or skip?
We talked a lot about what was most important to us: friend, family, love and FUN! That’s all we wanted it to be about. So we went in knowing it was important for us to have 1) a band and 2) an open bar. I thought about the details that I usually never notice at weddings, so the big ticket items I skipped on were plate chargers, a stage, and party favors.
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