Gather round, friends, because we want to tell you the story of one of the most heart-warming and fun weddings. The story of Robert & Abbie’s wedding day.
In case you missed Robert & Abbie’s engagement story, let me catch you up real quick. These two Sweethearts met in high school (HIGH SCHOOL!) as members of the same church in Houston. Fast-forward to freshmen year of college and they decided to make a long-distance relationship work while Abbie attended Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth and Robert studied at Baylor University in Waco. And for the remainder of their college career, they made it work by driving the stretch of I-35 between Waco and Ft.Worth constantly. Then right before senior year, on a perfect Waco date night while tossing tortillas from the Suspension Bridge, Robert proposed to Abbie. She said yes, and the wedding planning began.
And what a wedding that was planned! With so many Waco date nights, a proposal on the Suspension Bridge, and with Abbie joining Robert here in Waco now that she’s graduated TCU, Waco is definitely a big part of these Sweethearts’ love story. So it seemed fitting that Waco would continue to tell the story of their wedding day.
Abbie and her bffs/bridesmaids stayed in a real-life Fixer Upper house, and it was the perfect space for all the late night fun and getting glammed up for the wedding day. Robert & Abbie chose The Palladium as their venue, an elegant warehouse style venue perfectly situated in downtown Waco. Not only does The Palladium’s interior offer some gorgeous views, with it’s wood ceilings, stained concrete floors, exposed brick and floor-to-ceiling windows. But it’s location in the heart of downtown Waco across from The Hippodrome provides some great cityscape backgrounds for golden hour portraits while the reception rocks on nearby.
But Robert & Abbie’s wedding wasn’t simply gorgeous and heart-warming because of the pretty locations (and that blush wedding gown!). It was gorgeous and heart-warming because of all the little moments that made up their day.
Moments like arriving at the rehearsal to see Abbie holding a puppy and beaming through tears because Robert just gave her that sweet puppy as one of the best wedding gifts. Moments like seeing Abbie’s besties from TCU all chip in during the dollar dance to dance with her as a group, realizing this was one last hurrah before they all go their separate ways now that graduation is over. It’s seeing Abbie walked down the aisle by her mother, a team of two who have been best friends for so long. Fun moments like when DJ Jon from RR The Voice Productions played the TCU fight song for Abbie and her friends, and then followed it up by playing the Baylor fight song for Robert and his fellow Bears. It was moments of seeing these Sweethearts cheered on and surrounded by their friends on the dance floor, dancing the night away in celebration of their love.
And it's those moments from their wedding day we pray Robert & Abbie remember forever.
Dear Robert & Abbie,
Your wedding was so full of love and fun, and we pray you remember how it felt for years and years. And that life as newlyweds with your new little puppy is everything you dreamed it would be.
Now that you're official Wacoans, let's hang out and be friends still, ok?
Venue | The Palladium
Coordinator | Morgan Killen
Florist | Rosetree Florals
DJ | Jon Wood
Rentals | Waco Party Guys Photo Booth
Caterer and Baker | Blanek's Custom Catering
Bartending Service | Nomad Spirits
Hair & Makeup | Glam by Tammy Shefa
Bridal Gown | Brickhouse Bridal (Houston)
Tuxes | Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids Gowns | David's Bridal
To see more of the Fixer Upper Abbie used as her bridal suite, visit here.