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Beloved horses join couple's wedding party on Dallas-area family farm

Beloved horses join couple's wedding party on Dallas-area family farm

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Army Capt. Guy White and Jessica Blackmon were married on October 20, 2018. Photo by Caitlin Demura Photography
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The wedding was held at the bride's family farm, Black Star Sport Horses.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Flower girls walked down the aisle alongside miniature horses.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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The bride and groom met in 2016 on a beach in Charleston, South Carolina.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Guy proposed to Jessica in 2017 on the beach where they first met. Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Caitlin Demura photographed the event.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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The bride and groom envisioned an intimate wedding with family, friends, and horses.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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The bride poses after the ceremony with her beloved Friesian horse, Tjitte. 
The bride poses for a photo op after the ceremony with her beloved Friesian horse Tjitte. 
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A black-and-white theme was carried throughout the wedding, nodding to the couple's surnames.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. cut the cake.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Cakes were made by Cristina's Cakes DFW. Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Guy and Jessica dated long distance before getting engaged in 2016.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Friends and family helped with decor.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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White swags hung from the ceiling of the barn.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Many of the vases used throughout the wedding were saved from flowers Guy had sent Jessica while they were dating.  Photography by Caitlin Demura Photography
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Army Capt. Guy White and Jessica Blackmon White couldn't have met in a more picture-perfect manner.

It was the summer of 2016 and Jessica was spending time with her family on Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina, when Guy, who was stationed in Charleston at the time, walked up and introduced himself. He immediately hit it off with Jessica — and her entire family, for that matter — and the two have been an item ever since.

Following a long-distance courtship, Guy decided to pop the question and flew Jessica out to Charleston for a visit.

"He took me to the exact spot on the beach where we first met and asked me to marry him," Jessica says. "It was so romantic." 

Eager to tie the knot, the couple considered a courthouse wedding. But ultimately, they decided on an intimate wedding with family and friends at Jessica's family farm, Black Star Sport Horses in Rockwall. 

"We decided to highlight my life with horses and to play off of our names, Blackmon and White," says Jessica. "So, we called it the 'Black and White Affair' and lined the barn with black and white horses." 

On October 20, 2018, the couple said I do in front of family and friends. White rose petals were scattered on the barn aisle, and white swags hung from the ceiling.

The ceremony took place outside the barn, with rolling hills and a sunset as the backdrop. The family's beloved horses were present for every moment, and miniature horses even acted as companions to the flower girls, walking beside them down the aisle. 

"The miniature horses were the stars of the wedding party arrival," says Jessica. 

Immediately after the ceremony, the bride and groom held a photo session with Jessica's "best friend," a Friesian horse named Tjitte, and then guests settled in for a quaint celebration with a taco bar and a very on-theme white and chocolate cake.

Flowers and decor were  DIY— and all the more special because of it. All of the vases used at the wedding were saved from flower arrangements that Guy had sent Jessica while they were dating, and decor came together with the help of family and friends.

"The willingness of our friends to help was one of the things I loved the most," says Jessica. "We had so many come out to help decorate. And I couldn't have done it all without the love from my father and mother. My daddy made me tear up a time or two." 

Location: Black Star Sport Horses

Cake: Cristina’s Cakes DFW

Catering: Chiloso Mexican Bistro

Photographer: Caitlin Demura Photography

Horses: Black Star Sport Horses

Tables and chairs: U-Rent It

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