A love story that began in college, a magical proposal surrounded by friends and family. No wonder this fairy tale wedding was able to overcome all the obstacles without wiping the smiles off their faces.
Zach and Shelbey met in college. Two and a half years after nothing but sparks, he planned a very romantic proposal. Ridding horses through a pasture at sunset when all of the sudden she saw a crowd in the distance and as they came closer, she started identifying all the faces in the crowd. All their closest friends and family were waiting for them holding a sign that read “Shelbey Nicole Perkins, Will You Marry Me?” Needless to say, she said yes.
The dress hunt began, so Shelbey went to Brickhouse Bridal with her mom and her best friend. She knew the Eddy K MD159 was going to be her dress as soon as she laid eyes on it. Nevertheless, she tried on other dresses but kept going back to that one.
It was a beautiful Eddy K dress that met everything I had ever wanted. From the lace, to the sparkle, to the way it fit, I knew it was the one I wanted. I bought it that day!… I was able to wear a ball gown dress and it was perfectly proportional! I felt like a princess.
She paired her dress with a cathedral lace veil, Betsey Johnson shoes and she got to borrow her sister’s belt to wear as her something borrowed, which fitted the dress perfectly.
They planned an elegant winter wedding at Madera Estates in Conroe, Texas. Initially, they wanted to have the ceremony outside and the reception inside, but by the wedding day, the rain was pouring nonstop so they had to move the ceremony inside. The staff at Madera Estates was able to turn the room from ceremony to reception in no time, while everyone enjoyed s’mores and hot cocoa.
It would be difficult to choose a specific favorite moment of our wedding day, but something that made my day unforgettable was the song my daddy wrote for me and sang to me at the end of the aisle before giving me away. Tears fell, and not just from my eyes!
They really enjoyed their reception, dancing the night away with all their loved ones. By the end of the night, they got pulled away in a classic horse carriage, very romantic. The next day, they went off on their honeymoon to Playa del Carmen in Mexico to have a fun, relaxing time.
Looking back, I cannot believe how fast our wedding came and went! To any future brides, soak in every moment, relax, and know that no matter what happens, rain or shine, at the end of the day you are marrying the man of your dreams!
Dress: Milano MD159 in ivory/ivory
Store: Brickhouse Bridal
Photographer: Megan Ella Photography
Location: Madera Estates, The Woodlands, Texas