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#adoreVIP | Christen & Austin | Parker Run Vineyards

November 13, 2018

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What was the style inspiration for your wedding?

Garden theme, greenery

What do you admire most about your husband?

He is kind and patience and really loves me well despite my weaknesses and OCD personality.

Tell us more about your wedding. Is there a great proposal story? How did you choose your location? Any DIY tips? What else would you want everyone to know about your wedding?

We went to Chicago for our 4 year anniversary and he had planned the whole weekend! I knew nothing which was exciting because I didn’t have to plan anything or stress about making sure the plans went through flawlessly! Ha! We arrived at the dinner cruise he had planned and as we were seated, I noticed there was a bunch of roses waiting for me! And I asked him “are these for me?” after looking around and noticing roses weren’t on the other tables! Meanwhile, all day he kept worrying about the weather and of course I didn’t know why! After we were seated he asked me if I wanted to go to the top deck to look out at the city and just walk around before dinner because we had some time. We went up there and took pictures and then went back down the steps. He stopped and asked two women if they would mind taking our photo up there. So, we went back up, I stood by the edge waiting for him and he was taking a while talking to them (they weren’t far in distance) and then walked over to me. To which I asked him how we should stand and he just looked at me weird. He pulled out a piece of paper from his suit jacket and I truly thought it was a 4 year anniversary note talking about our life together. But I quickly had tears in my eyes as I read words that were signaling me that this might be a proposal! Before I could get done reading the letter, he was down on one knee and asked me to take his hand in marriage! I was in disbelief because I truly didn’t know when it would happen and like I said, he was cool as a cucumber. We went back for dinner and I remember just sitting there thinking about how I would marry him and everything we had worked for and dreamed of was coming true!

We chose our location based on Austin loving the barn look (I do too!) and I wanted to make sure our ceremony and reception was at the same location to make it all in one place. Much easier for guests and us too!

We chose to not do a first look- we wanted the first time we saw each other to be when I walked down the isle and I do not regret that at all! It was the most tender moment between us. We also wrote our own vows which were tear jerkers but it made it an incredibly special and intimate few moments between us.

What was your experience with Adore?

Incredible! I went into Adore on an honest time crunch with getting my dress ordered so I knew I wanted to find something that very day. One and done! And that’s exactly what happened. I found it in less than 40 minutes! Everyone was so kind and accommodating to my large group of girls who were with me. I also really loved that they pick the dresses for you to try on vs. having to browse the whole store only to feel stressed out because its so overwhelming. I tell everyone about Adore!!!!

Are there any other vendors that we can give a shoutout to? Rentals? Linens? Cake? Videographer?

Pancho3 Studios did our video and it was amazing! They were really personable to work with and made the day smooth and stress free!

Jacy Hermes Photography– Jacy is a doll to work with and knows how to make you feel beautiful on your wedding day! She is patient and really is using her God-given talent to bless others!

Karen Roberts: beautiful florals!

Thanks Christen for giving us a look into your beautiful day!


The Adore Staff



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