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Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Brass on Baltimore Photography: A Day to Adore Gown: Bridal Extraordinaire Menswear: Mens Wearhouse Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal Coordinator & Invitations: Nellie Sparkman Events Hair: Liz Sowers Makeup: Shelly Lowery Officiant: Jeremy Jones Catering: Above & Beyond Catering Florist: Branches & Twigs Band: Twice on Sunday Cake: 3 Women and an Oven Videography: Maura Coleman-Murray Rentals: Ultrapom Event Rentals Favors: Icings by Ang
Shane & Whitney’s Love Story:
Shane and I met through work. He nonchalantly kept coming into my office every morning and even though I am not a morning person, I never seemed to mind. He always seemed to start my day off on the right foot and was the only one I wanted to have a conversation with first thing in the morning.
Shane and I share a love for sports. I am a huge Kansas Jayhawk fan and he is a big Texas Longhorn fan. He played baseball at the University of Texas and then went on to play several years in the MLB with different teams. The last team he played for was the Kansas City Royals, so we have always enjoyed going to Kauffman Stadium to watch the Royals together.
Shane is a guy that everyone instantly loves. He is not only a blast to be around, but he is always the first one to make sure you are happy and having a good time. He has the biggest heart and I am so lucky he picked me to be his wife!
Shane and I dated for a year and a half before he asked me to marry him. I still remember the night, like it happened just yesterday. On November 8th, 2015, (his birthday) we were out at a local bar getting a drink and trying to decide where we were going to go for dinner. I told him he could choose since it was his birthday. He said he didn’t feel like going out and suggested we go to the store to get the ingredients to make nachos (he knows they are my favorite). I told him that sounded really boring for his birthday, but if that is what he wanted, we would do it. After the store, we went back to my apartment to start making dinner. I started browning the taco meat, and then Shane said he had to run to his apartment to get something that he wanted to have with the nachos. I said okay, and continued to make dinner. Ten minutes later, I heard the door open and when I turned around he was on one knee. He proceeded to say that all he wanted for his birthday was for me to marry him and to make him the happiest man in the world. I, of course, said yes and had never been happier!
We planned some of our wedding on our own but relied heavily on the expertise of Events by Nellie to pull it all together. The colors we decided on were ivory, champagne, gold, and blush (with lots of crystals and sparkling touches throughout). We wanted there to be an abundance of soft colors to compliment the venue.
The day of the wedding flew by. Shane and the groomsmen spent most of the day golfing and hanging out at Top Golf. The girls started getting our hair and makeup done in the morning while having brunch and enjoying girl time. It was fun being able to hang out with my favorite gals before it was time to marry my best friend. Shane didn’t want to see me until I walked down the aisle, so as soon as I saw him at the altar, all my nerves melted away.
A Few Special Pieces:
Due to our love for baseball, I made a point to add touches of the sport to our big day. The gift that I gave Shane was a baseball that I had written all of the reasons that he was “my perfect catch” on it.
Our ring bearer carried an old glove that Shane had used when he was playing Major League Baseball. Inside the glove were our wedding rings.
The Groom’s Favorite Part of the Day
My favorite part of the day was seeing Whitney walk down the aisle arm-in-arm with her Dad. We had decided to not see each other prior to the ceremony, so this was the first moment I was able to see my bride.
The Bride’s Favorite Part of the Day
My favorite part of the day besides finally seeing Shane at the ceremony was having every person there that I loved celebrating our special day with us. Family means so much to the both of us, so the fact that they could all be there with us made it absolutely perfect.