We have the most lovely December “I do” in store for you today! Megan and Keith’s Horseshoe Bay wedding featured spectacular decor—think luxe arrangements of fuchsia and purple blooms, gilded chairs, ruby-hued gowns, crystal chandeliers, and more than a few hints of holiday magic! Above and beyond the beautiful aesthetics, however, is the love these two share and the meaningful details they incorporated throughout their wedding day. Keep scrolling for their sweet story and wedding day images, perfectly captured by Sarah Kate!
photos: Sarah Kate, Photographer
“Uniquely enough, Keith and I grew up together. Our mothers were in each other’s weddings and Keith is my older brother’s age,” shares Megan. Despite their long family history, it wasn’t until four years ago that Keith asked Megan out on a date following a hint from her now sister-in-law…and a little encouragement from above! “My sister-in-law told Keith I was single and he asked me out that following Monday. Our first date was at a Rangers game, and the rest is history. We also like to say that our ‘Team of Angels’ brought us together—my mother, his grandparents, and my grandfathers who have passed away.”
For his proposal, Keith worked with The Garden Gate to decorate his home with candle votives and a path of rose petals, then asked for Megan’s hand in front of the dining room table that his grandparents had owned—a symbolic beginning to their journey together. Almost immediately the duo decided on a winter wedding, and proceeded to select a color palette of rich reds and purples. The choice was an understated nod to the Christmas season as well as to the couple’s alma maters; she attended Ole Miss and he went to Texas Christian University! Escondido Golf and Lake Club proved to be the perfect venue for the couple’s wedding.
With their Team of Angels in mind, the couple was intentional about incorporating personal details throughout their ceremony. “I lost my mother to cancer at a young age, so her presence was a must for me,” says Megan. “Around my bouquet, I had tiny picture frames with pictures of mine and Keith’s angels—my mom, my grandfathers, and Keith’s grandparents. I also wore my Aunt Ann’s veil, which was worn by my mother in her wedding, too. The veil matched my dress perfectly.”
Additionally, Keith had Leverington Jewelry remake his grandmother’s ring into a necklace that Megan wore during the ceremony, as well as her wedding band. Framed pictures of family members filled the escort card table, including images that referenced the couple’s long joint history. “The most special pictures are of my mom holding Keith at four months old and Keith’s mom holding me at three months old,” says Megan.
A delicious southern menu of shrimp and grits, fried catfish, and a late-night pass of honey chicken biscuits followed at the reception, as did another “sweet” take on the couple’s alma maters. The Cake Plate created a groom’s cake in the shape of the TCU stadium with special attention paid to the scoreboard. “Funny enough, showing his rivalry, Keith had the Peach Bowl Score from 2014, TCU vs. Ole Miss, on the scoreboard,” shares the bride. Gorgeous floral designs from The Flower Studio and fun holiday-themed dance floor props completed the reception scene!
Although rain had been forecasted on their wedding day, Megan and Keith felt that their Team of Angels intervened one more time on their behalf to ensure that all went according to plan—perfect weather, an amazing sunset, and the surprise appearance of deer on the 18th green replaced the raindrops that had been expected.
As for the other key players on their wedding day dream team? “Keith’s mother, Robyn, truly helped me with a lot of our planning and we had a blast doing it,” says Megan. “I am forever thankful to my Dad, Robyn, and Don for making that weekend so special and memorable for us. We are forever grateful!”
Congratulations, Megan and Keith! Thank you for sharing your story with us—it was a joy to be a part of your wedding day!
Stationery: Needle in a Haystack
Officiant: Rev. Joe Clifford from First Presbyterian Church
Musicians: Dallas String Quartet
Photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer
Videographer: Handcrafted Wedding Films
Band/DJ: Professor D
Florist: The Flower Studio, Austin
Lighting: Illios Lighting
Cakes: Simon Lee Bakery, The Cake Plate
Linens/Rentals: Premier Select
Hair: Dana Dixon
Transportation: R & R Limo
Get-a-way Car: Premier Select
Planner: Hannah Kohler for DFW Events