Modern-day romance culminates with rustic chic Texas wedding in fall hues
It's a modern-day love story: Boy meets girl — online (Match.com to be exact). But both Becca and Duffy Harvey admit that once they made their digital relationship a reality, there was no stopping fate.
In fact, the couple knew from the first date that they had found their someone special when they were actually kicked out of the restaurant at the end of the night, after five hours of getting to know one another.
And just under a year later, Duffy popped the question at the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, while they were walking their dog, Molly. Duffy had arranged for Becca's family to be waiting for them back at the car, and the happy couple celebrated the exciting news with them over dinner at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek.
The couple married on October 10, 2015, in front of their closest family and friends at the Brooks at Weatherford. Becca says the venue was a last-minute, fortuitous find, and although the fairly new venue was still under construction for 80 percent of the planning process, they knew that was the spot for them the moment they drove onto its tranquil grounds.
"A simple yet breathtaking open-air white chapel in the countryside, with an equally airy reception space onsite," Becca says. "I challenge any engaged couple to visit, meet with [Brooks owner] Tricia, and not leave with a signed contract. It's impossible!"
The couple opted out of any particular theme and decided to bring in the natural colors of a Texas fall. "Our only request to most of our vendors was to make their designs look and feel seasonal," Becca says. "We didn't even see the final floral arrangements until the day of, and we couldn't have been happier."
Post ceremony, guests were in for quite the culinary treat. For starters, four signature cocktails were passed among guests as they waited for dinner. With Duffy, a marketing specialist, having a culinary background (he was once a line cook at Alto in New York), the couple knew they wanted a seated, plated dinner to highlight caterer and local chef Tim Love, as well as their love of food.
And for dessert? A rosemary-infused vanilla butter cream cake, which complemented the aromatic shrub also being used to line the aisle of the chapel, to decorate each place setting, and even on the carefully calligraphed wedding stationery.
When it was time for the happy couple to make their exit, guests lined the drive and waved sparklers as a vintage car pulled up to whisk them away. Guests left with hearty party packs incorporating some of the couples favorite treats, including hatch chile salsa; glass-bottled Dr Pepper; and Dude, Sweet Chocolate.
The couple currently resides in Seattle; however, Dallas-Fort Worth will always have a special place in their hearts, as it's where they met, fell in love, and made their union official.
Ceremony and Reception Venue:The Brooks at Weatherford
Wedding Planner: Events by Kristin
Floral:Bows + Arrows
Rentals: Bella Acento
Invitations and paper products: Stamped Paper Co.
Bridal Gown Retailer:Stardust
Bridal Gown Designer:Eve of Milady
Hair and Makeup:Tracy Melton Artistry