When Caroline and JB’s sneak peeks first popped up on Instagram, we were swooning over them. When the full album came through though?!? HOLY. GOODNESS. Aside from the fact that these two are an absolutely beautiful couple, the love between them radiated in every single one of their portraits and JB’s reaction to Caroline coming down the aisle was priceless. The ultimate dip-kissers, cuddly donkeys, a sparkling exit, the perfect photo booth wall, one of our new favorite gifts-for-dad, and a bridal party that ticks all of the boxes – this big day was a smashing success every way you look at it. But, don’t just take our word for it. Keep reading below to hear about it from their perspective and see all of the photos for yourself.
The Love Story
Caroline and JB met the night of Caroline’s birthday 3 years ago. They had both been at the Houston Rodeo Cook-off with some friends, but their paths didn’t cross until later that night. When cook-off came to an end, Caroline was ready to call it a night but her friend, Kendall, had other plans and insisted that they go two-stepping. On the flip side, JB was the one convincing his friends to keep the night going. Soon enough, they both ended up at the same country dancehall. It was just a matter of time until they ran into each other. Caroline found herself at the crowded bar trying to order water (truth). Kendall spotted a guy who was next in line to order and asked if he could help us out. Being the polite man he was, he did just that. All Caroline noticed was the cowboy hat that he pulled off so well (guess who?). Kendall was quick to let JB know it was Caroline’s birthday which led to him ordering something other than water for the birthday girl. They introduced themselves and immediately hit it off as they bonded over their love of sarcastic comments and college football (despite going to rivals). JB ended up asking Caroline to two-step, and they planned to go to a rodeo show for their official first date. Long story short- When a sooner and red raider walk into a bar…they fall in love and get married.
Why They Chose The Chandelier
We chose the Chandelier because once we saw it, there was no other option. You could say it was love at first site! The venue represents JB and I’s style- classic and simple yet elegant! Also, the deer were a huge plus 🙂 When we toured the venue for the first time, we were with our mothers and there was a point where all 4 of us were silent. His mom even got emotional because we just felt it! We felt at home and we believed we found the place where we were going to become husband and wife. We also love that it is tucked away in the New Braunfels area. We’re from Houston, and we think it was the perfect weekend getaway for us but also our guests. I think the best part of being a Chandelier Couple is the way the owners/staff make you feel a part of the family. You all really go above and beyond to make your couples feel special and at ease! I also love how most (all of my) vendors have not only worked at your venue before but love working there. It’s a huge validation to hear them all say “Oh I love The Chandelier” during consultations. I think that is a big testament to how special your venue is!
Do I have to choose one?! I think the most significant moment was standing outside the chapel doors with my dad waiting to walk down the aisle. Once the doors opened, it was a beautiful sight and feeling! The chapel is probably my favorite part of the venue. But then, I would say my most memorable moment would be dancing on the dance floor with my friends and family. Our guests are big dancers (myself included), so I appreciate the large amount of space we had to dance and let loose!
Their Best Advice
Planning and having a wedding during a pandemic taught me more than I knew it could have. I know planning/having a wedding was stressful before 2020, but this is a whole new level! JB and I had our focus on ONE thing which was exchanging our vows at the altar. Everyone else before and after that moment was a bonus. I would tell brides to not lose that focus. They are getting married and promising their life to the love of their life and THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS! Can you tell I’m passionate about this topic? It’s beyond easy to get wrapped up in the perfect centerpieces, send off, midnight snack, order of procession, and even signature cocktails, but staying focused on one moment (the most important moment) is key. Everything else will fall into place, and it will be the most perfect day because it’s the day you get married!
Loving Their Additions
The deer! They were a perfect addition, but also the burros were a crowd favorite.
Creating Their Day
The planning process was as smooth as I could have imagined it to go. JB and I are both “go with the flow” people, so the planning process was great in my opinion! The day-of was perfect in my eyes. There is not one thing I would have changed about it. I know a lot goes on behind the scenes and more than I would like to know, but JB and I thought everything ran smoothly and our guests could not have had a better time!
The Best Team
All of my vendors were AMAZING!
Ashley Medrano Photography
She made sure to get all the pictures I wanted in the most efficient way. The pictures I have seen are absolutely beautiful. She was so easy going and handled my fun (crazy) guests with grace! She was right there on the dance floor documenting everything she could. She even trusted JB and I to hold sparklers at our sendoff for a picture that says a thousand words. We love her!
Mike was right there with Ashley the whole time as well! He was perfect with being in the moments, but also not even realizing he was there! We cannot wait to see our video!
Power Sounds DJ
My guests are still telling me how much they loved the music. Some of them even asked if I requested songs for them. That is how well they read the crowd. The dance floor was full from beginning to end and that is all thanks to them!
Touch of Whimsy Design & Coordination
Kelsea is an ANGEL! She did everything she could to make my day perfect which it was. I appreciate her only letting me know of the important stuff and taking the reins on the rest! I definitely trusted her with making the right decisions.
Got it Covered
Delicious food that my guests raved about. They were super impressed with the presentation, taste, and efficiency of the buffet line!
God bless them because my people like to drink! They were fantastic, and definitely were the reason for us having so much fun!
I know I keep saying everything was amazing but that’s because it really was! I know I’m biased, but my guests aren’t and the amount of positive feedback JB and I got (and are still getting) from them is unlimited!
We’re not exaggerating when we say this was one of the hardest blogs to choose photos for because we loved so many moments from this sweet day. We easily could have downloaded every single photo from their portraits, but we had to limit it *some* so we could show off some of the other moments and additions that we loved, too. The simple yet elegant bride and groom chairs for the reception (in one of our favorite poses for receptions! We love when photographers get this shot). The bridesmaids that seamlessly transitioned from praying over their bride to celebrating her. Holding sparklers for the exit photo. The pure JOY walking into their reception as husband and wife. And, of course, the moment they tied the knot and sealed it with a kiss. When Caroline told us about her day, she couldn’t stop saying how amazing it was, and we couldn’t agree more. The photos truly speak for themselves and you can see just how happy they were through every single moment of their wedding day, and we have no doubt that their focus on sharing their vows and getting married made the day that much better.
The Ferguson’s Vendor Spotlight:
Photography by Ashley Medrano Photography
Donkeys by Borracho Burros
Hair and Makeup by Blushd Beauty
Coordinating & Florals by Touch of Whimsy Design & Coordination
Videography by Dynamic Films
DJ by Power Sounds DJ
Bartending by Margarita Madness
Catering by Got It Covered