We hope y’all are ready to fall in love, because we are absolutely smitten with The Tylers. From the moment Samantha told us that Hamilton planned their proposal underneath the Century Tree at A&M, we knew that their entire story would be filled with love and romance. With a color palette that we can’t get enough of, the cutest four-legged guest, one of our new favorite wedding exits, and incredible advice sprinkled throughout, you don’t want to miss this one. From what Samantha learned to Hamilton’s most memorable moment to their pastor’s best advice, keep reading to see how this couple planned the perfect day (even with a pandemic and a little bit of rain). 

The Love Story

We first met in August of 2017 in a communication class at Texas A&M University, but we didn’t really start talking until a couple of weeks later when we recognized each other at my (Samantha’s) Lutheran student group that started meeting in the same building as Hamilton’s Episcopal student group. From there, we began writing speeches together for our class and looking for reasons to spend time together.

Hamilton proposed just before my birthday in December of 2018. We had visited the Nutcracker Ballet on campus at Texas A&M, and then as we walked back to the car, we walked under the branch of the Century Tree, which is an Aggie tradition meaning that we will be together forever! Under the tree, he proposed, and then our friends and family jumped out to surprise us. Then we all went back to my house, where I was surprised again by friends and family throwing us a surprise engagement party!

I knew Hamilton was the one when everything just seemed to work out perfectly and fall into place. Nothing felt hard or like it was work. Spending time with him truly brought joy, happiness, and adventure into my life. I think we were made for each other and were brought together for a reason. It seems like it had to be chance that we were in the same communication class at Texas A&M and then met again when our two church groups started meeting in the same building. Now I couldn’t imagine my life without him, and I’m so excited to see what our future together holds.

Why They Chose The Chandelier

We chose The Chandelier because we fell in love with the white chapel church in the hill county, since I grew up in New Braunfels (5 minutes from The Chandelier) and Hamilton grew up in Boerne. We loved how beautiful the venue was and how you could tell so much thought went into every detail. We also really liked having the ceremony and reception at the same place, so our guests didn’t have to drive between two locations. The best part of being a Chandelier couple was that the staff always responded quickly to any questions or concerns we had. 

The Bride’s Favorite Part

I’m not going to lie, everything was so unique and memorable throughout the day, and I am so thankful for all the love and support we both have. After dealing with and adapting to all the changes, uncertainty, and fear that came with COVID-19, the relief of finally getting to have and experience love, joy, and happiness on our wedding day was something I will never forget.

The Groom’s Most Memorable Moment

The most memorable moment for me was seeing Samantha being led down the aisle by her dad, as well as looking into each other’s eyes as we shared our vows.

Their Best Advice

I honestly was a little naïve about wedding planning and thought it would be super easy. And for the most part, it was, but it was also stressful at times because I wanted to make sure I made decisions that would keep everyone involved happy. The best advice we received from our Pastor was to decide on the top three things that were most important to us as a couple and were non-negotiable. Then while planning, remember that the most important part of the day is us getting married and the three things we chose together, but be flexible on the other things that are not as big of a deal and maybe is a big deal for a family member. 

One thing I wish I would have known is how much a wedding planner can really help with the process! And how much there actually is to do and plan for a wedding. If I were to do it all over again, I would definitely consider hiring a wedding planner/coordinator to help. Not that it is impossible to plan everything on your own, but I think it would help a lot with decreasing stress about the big day.  

The actual wedding day truly does fly by way too fast, so make sure to take time to look around and enjoy the moment with your new spouse!

Planning Their Future

The part we loved the most was getting to plan the wedding with our future life partner and dreaming about what both our wedding day and the future may look like. 

A Little Bit of Luck

Just remember that nothing will ever go perfectly, and when it feels like something is wrong or messed up, it may end up being even better than you thought. Somehow, even after we had to move our wedding day due to COVID-19, we still had rain on our wedding day. Luckily it was brief, and we just took family pictures inside the church instead, which ended up being some of our favorites! Plus, the whole “having rain on your wedding day is good luck” thing should only help in the future, right lol?  

Seriously y’all, is there anything about this wedding not to love?!? The vibrant bridesmaid dresses brought the biggest smile to our face, the Tyler’s sweet pup was absolutely precious, their exit was so unique, AND their pastor gave them some of the best advice that they passed on for us to share. In all honesty, the idea of choosing your top 3 non-negotiables is such a great way to make sure your absolute most important things are involved on your wedding day while not getting stressed about all of the little details. There are so many thing that come together, like beautiful flowers and unique signage and fun additions, but what ultimately matters will always stay at the forefront if you keep your biggest priorities in mind through every stage of planning. And, if these two are any evidence, it certainly works, because there was not a single picture where Samantha and Hamilton weren’t beaming from ear to ear with happiness. 

Samantha & Hamilton Tyler’s Vendor Spotlight:

Photography by Pine and Blossom

Catering by River City Catering

Cake by Serendipity Cakes

Cookies by Hope Haus Bakery

Invitations by Zazzle

Attire by Celebrations 

Bridesmaid Dresses by Azazie

Hair & Makeup by Vixen Onsite Hair and Makeup

Bartending by Margarita Madness

Videography by Dynamic Films

Music by Crossroads DJ

Aggie 12th Man Towels by CC Creations