The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s not too early to start showcasing a few winter weddings with some holiday inspiration! Tori & Noah managed to create their day with that warm winter feeling without being too overtly ‘Christmas’, even though it was just a few days before Christmas! We love the details of their day and are excited to share below.
Tori and Noah met freshman year of college during “Welcome Week” at Abilene Christian University. “I was at the gym with my roommate and we saw some of our friends playing basketball downstairs with a group of guys, including Noah. Noah called up to us and asked if we wanted to come play with them. How could I say no???”
“Noah decided to lead me on a little scavenger hunt the morning that he proposed. It was homecoming weekend, so both of our families were in town. We were all going to go to church together Sunday morning, and Noah usually picks me up to go, but he called me that morning saying he would meet me there because he was going to save seats and get coffee with his parents. I got dressed and road with my roommates to church, and as we pulled into the parking lot and I got out of the car, I saw my best friend Keely (from Austin) and her fiance get out of their car and start walking towards me. I was SO confused, but my stomach immediately dropped because I knew exactly what that meant. Standing in the parking lot, my roommates, Noah’s roommates, and Keely circled around me and read a note from Noah. The note explained why he chose Beltway (our church) as the first place that he wanted me to go because that is a place we have experienced so much growth together (and it said much more but I can’t remember!!) My friends then read a note from them to me. At the end of the note, there was a new clue telling me where to go next. My best friend, Lauren, told me she would be driving me to each spot, and I would just have to tell her where to go. The next clue led to a place on ACU campus where Noah’s family (dad, mom, sister, brother, sis-in-law) were waiting. They did the same thing (read letter from Noah, from them, and prayed over me). Then, they gave me another clue to lead me to the next spot, which would be at a park near the lake where Noah and I love to go have picnics. At that park, my mom, dad, and brother met me and read another letter from Noah and one from them. They gave me the third and final clue which, led me to a boat dock where I found Noah. I walked down to where he was standing with different pictures and bible verses set up on the dock, and he read me his final letter. That is when he got down on one knee and proposed!! At that point, all our family and our friends joined us on the dock and we cried and celebrated together. I am pretty sure I cried nonstop for that entire hour (or more) because of how excited, nervous, and happy I was! It was better than any proposal I could have dreamed of having, and it was so perfect because he was the one that did it. A day I will never get tired of reminiscing!” – Tori
Photographer: Amy Odom Photography
Venue: HighPointe Estate
Planner: Maryam Fernandez Events
Florist : Blumen Floral Co.
HMUA: LUX Beauty and Bridal
Cake : Cakes By Kathy
Rentals: Marquee Event Rentals
Videography: Lexi Chase Media
DJ: Premiere Entertainment
Wedding Submission Services: Published + Pretty