Texas Rose Garden Wedding: Amber & Kasey
April 12, 2015
Sometimes there is simply nothing that beats a first-person account. We love Amber’s viewpoint as “the groom” so much, that we wanted to share her own words. Take it Amber…
“Before the nationwide legalization of what I will henceforth refer to as simply, marriage, my wife and I eloped to NYC and got married at the courthouse. My best friend/best man and I were each other’s witnesses. The date was ironically shared with Texas Independence Day, March 2, 2015. This was exciting but not nearly as exciting as what was to come.”
“In just one month I was to have the wedding my wife and I had been planning since our engagement a mere four months prior. As a hopeless romantic I was always on a rush to the altar. When I met my wife back in 2013 I truly felt like we were soul mates. We spent long hours on the phone, in stereotypical lesbian fashion, planning our wedding and naming our children just after a few dates. We remained friends for some time until I just couldn’t resist fate’s nagging any longer.”
“I proposed December 21, 2014 in front of my family as onlookers gave me the justified ‘aww’. We chose April 12, 2015 as our wedding date because it was exactly two years since the first time we had a phone conversation (and the day before our first date). It seemed pretty fitting.”
“The day was overcast and I crossed my fingers all day long that it wouldn’t rain. I really wanted to get some outdoor shots of the beautiful garden.”
“Our venue was perfect. I had obviously never conducted, planned, arranged or set up for a wedding before so having a guiding hand was a necessity. It was also nice to be so graciously accepted and respected.”
“The morning of my wedding came and went in the blink of an eye. The groomsmen and I got up early in the morning, met my soon-to-be in-laws and father at the chapel to decorate. My wife wanted everything to be perfect, as did I, so I anxiously yet authoritatively directed my wonderful helpers so as to make the most of our brief allotted time. Everything seemed to go without a single flaw. I knew that something was on the horizon because no one gets a flaw-free wedding, not even a charmer like me.”
A twist of fate connected Amber and Kasey with their photographer, Jodi. Their original photographer, with whom Amber admits the couple had little connection, canceled at the last minute, but recommended Jodi who ultimately saved the day.
Although it was a bit muggy, the sun stayed behind the clouds most of the evening. The couple smiled for photos, exchanged their vows and showed an entire venue that Amber and Kasey’s love was no different than their own.
In thinking back, Amber said, “So, what made my wedding day so special? Simply that I was able to marry my best friend in front of all our family and friends. My daughter carried our rings, my best friends stood by my side and supported me each step of the way, my parents cried the entire ceremony, my in laws offered a financial hand at several critical moments and I gained new family and friends.”