Adam and Parker – Real Weddings in Gruene Texas
Growing up in the heartland of Texas, Adam and Parker had known each other their entire lives. They were class mates and graduated high school together. Not aware that either of them was secretly smitten with the other, a chance encounter at a Texas dance hall lead to an inseparable love and adoration for each other. Adam asked Parker to dance, ” Adam literally just approached me and said “Stay right here the next song we’re dancing.” I didn’t move an inch, I was just so shocked he came up to me & “asked” me to dance. That night we hung out & we literally talked the whole night, and I admitted to my crush in high school.” Little did she know, but Adam felt the same way. In the spring of 2019, they said “I do” in Gruene Estate’s original open air chapel. There wedding was absolutely gorgeous! In Parker’s own words.
What were you inspired by while planning your wedding?
I was inspired by my husband and I’s favorite colors of purple & grey. I love a grey toned lavender and we both love any grey shades. I am also obsessed with flowers and plants and I knew that that was an aspect I wanted to focus on when decorating the venue. I grew up outside in my grandparents garden, so we had lots of rosemary incorporated into the decor, as that herb is one of my favorites!
What advice would you give to future couples planning their wedding?
Take advice from friends and family, but stick to your vision. It’s y’all’s day and you’ll regret not doing it how you want to.
What special details did you incorporate into your wedding to enhance your guest’s experience?
We had late night coke floats served in mini coke bottles! It was such a fun & sweet detail. Of course, it was a perfect late night snack to after so much dancing.
Tells about the inspiration behind the grooms and groomsman’s apparel?
We went very nontraditional with the groom & groomsmen attire. All of the guys bought their pants from Buckle, and their shirts were their groomsmen gift. They were tailored at Melvin’s in Victoria. Lastly, the vest, bow ties,ties, and suspenders the ushers wore where all from the Bridal Rail, where I purchased my dress.
Is there anything else you’d like to share about your big day?
The venue was amazing and so we’re the staff members! They kept everything flowing so smoothly and we couldn’t have imagined it without their help. Staying onsite and having our bridal party in the big house next to us was also so much fun. After the wedding we sat on the front porch talking, and enjoying the special time with friends and family.
What were some of your favorite wedding day details?
Instead of doing a bride and groom cake, we did one joint cake and mini desserts for a variety of treats. Adam designed the lower layer with the marbled effect, and I chose the next tier. I chose to incorporate the piped detail of the leaves going around the second layer and forming a heart with our initials in it.
What would you say are some of your favorite wedding day memories?
Seeing Adam as I walked down the aisle is definitely at the top of the list. When the doors opened on the sweet open aired chapel, and I saw him standing at the alter, it felt like everything disappeared. The only thing keeping me grounded was holding onto my dad, and walking me down the aisle. It was such a happy moment knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
I’d say too, that I succeeded in smashing the cake into Adam’s face before he got me. I’m very clumsy and slow compared to Adam, who was the fastest reflexes ever. I don’t think he considered it at first because he was being sweet and worried about my make up, but I took the opportunity and ran with it.
Who made your bridesmaids dresses?
They were hand made and purchased on Etsy. I wanted the tulle maxi skirts and silk tank tops because I just loved the style and look of them. They went so well with the venue and the airy feeling I was trying to achieve for our wedding.
Photos by Shy Laurel Photography