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Holly + Samuel

Holly and Samuel's love story is one rooted in shared experiences and a beautiful journey that began long before they even realized it. Growing up just five minutes away from each other and attending Midway ISD throughout their lives, their paths were intertwined, yet they didn’t truly connect until the summer of 2022. It was a rekindled friendship on Instagram that brought them together, leading to a summer filled with coffee dates, tennis games, and hiking adventures. That magical summer blossomed into a relationship that eventually led to a breathtaking proposal at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park during a week-long trip with friends.

The Proposal

Samuel's proposal was nothing short of spectacular. Against the stunning backdrop of Delicate Arch at Arches National Park, he asked Holly to marry him at 8 AM, surrounded by the serene beauty of nature and the excitement of their friends. It was a moment filled with joy, love, and the promise of a beautiful future together.

Wedding Theme and Design

Holly had always dreamed of a lavender-themed wedding since she was a little girl, and seeing her vision come to life was nothing short of magical. Lavender, a symbol of grace and elegance, paired perfectly with the timeless theme she envisioned. Holly's wedding dress, the classic black tuxedos, and the elegant décor all contributed to a wedding that would be cherished and admired for years to come.


Unique Elements

What made Holly and Samuel's wedding truly unique was their focus on intimacy and meaningful connections. With a guest list of around 90 people, they ensured that only their closest friends and family were present to share in their joy. The absence of alcohol was another unique choice, opting instead for a delightful coffee bar that kept everyone present and engaged throughout the celebration. The sweetheart table provided them with cherished moments together, observing their loved ones enjoying the night. A fun twist on tradition, the boutonnière toss, added a playful and memorable element to their celebration.


Choosing the Perfect Venue and Vendors

Holly and Samuel's choice of Vintage Oaks Ranch as their venue was inspired by its beautiful farm vibe and unique charm. The venue's natural beauty set the perfect stage for their lavender-themed wedding.



Holly chose the photographer for their timeless approach to capturing moments. The photographer's personal connection, having attended Midway and known by Holly's parents, added a layer of trust and familiarity that made the experience even more special.

Wedding Planning and Flowers

Weddings by Shauna provided invaluable support and expertise, ensuring a stress-free experience for the couple. Shauna, a long-time friend of Holly’s mom, not only handled the planning but also created stunning floral arrangements that perfectly matched Holly's vision.



The wedding cake was a delightful centerpiece, featuring a delicious vanilla cake with lavender icing that was both beautiful and tasty.


Coffee Bar

A unique coffee bar experience was provided, adding a special touch to the celebration, and keeping guests delighted and refreshed throughout the evening.


Hair and Makeup

For her hair and makeup, Holly chose a professional who had impressed her at her sister-in-law’s wedding. This stylist’s ability to create natural, client-focused looks made Holly feel confident and beautiful on her big day.

Holly and Samuel's wedding was a beautiful celebration of love, friendship, and family, brought to life through thoughtful choices and a shared vision. Their story is a testament to the beauty of rekindled connections and the joy of celebrating love in a way that is uniquely personal and deeply meaningful.

Photographer - Red Branch Photo and Film

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