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The Sweetest Proposal Led to this Intimate Garden Wedding


As delicate and romantic as they come, Kristie and Matthew’s old European garden wedding celebrated their love in the perfect way. With the uncertainty of the times, the couple agreed that having a very small, intimate “micro wedding” on their eight-year dating anniversary was right for them rather than waiting any longer. Since they had to move quickly, the pair ended up booking their wedding venue before there was any proposal! COVID-19 changed so much for so many, and Kristie and Matthew had to go in a different order than most in terms of the typical engagement timeline. When their wedding was just around the corner and mostly planned out by the professionals at Chancey Charm Weddings, Kristie started to worry that the day would come before Matthew had a chance to give her the ring! Little did she know he was just busy planning the perfect proposal. One day, he took her for a park picnic and they approached a spot where Kristie’s son and brother were both hiding. For months, he had been leaving her Post-it Notes in the morning with little stories and each would end with “Long story short, I love you.” Matthew dropped to one knee with Houston’s downtown skyline as a backdrop and took her hand as Kristie’s son came out from his hiding spot with a sign reading “Long story short, will you marry me?” She said yes and upon closer inspection, realized that Matthew had used all the romantic Post-it Notes to form the sign.

After all the weeks of time and effort put into their al fresco garden wedding, bride Kristie says she felt nothing short of blissful when she finally saw it all come together. The two spent the morning getting ready in separate quarters and Adorne Artistry glammed up the bride along with her best girls as they sipped on mimosas.  In an elegant outdoor ceremony of pale blush and dusty blue, a harpist played the perfect melody of “A Thousand Years.” Since her father passed away just a few years prior, Kristie thought it most appropriate that her son walk her down the aisle. There was hardly a dry eye around as the two said “I do” and made their way out as newly pronounced husband and wife! They were able to steal a moment alone as they proceeded from the ceremony to their reception and both say this was one of their favorite memories of the evening. They entered a scene of ivory, dusty blue, and wicker and gold accents that made up the intimate reception dining where, later on, the newlyweds said you could truly feel the love inside the place. Read on for a note from the bride regarding one of the most important lessons she learned while planning this gorgeous and intimate garden wedding. Cheers to the Drummonds!



From the bride: “Your wedding day is about celebrating you and your fiancé’s new chapter in life as husband and wife. The day should represent the love you two share and what makes you both happy. Of course, it is nice listening to other people’s ideas and opinions, but at the end of the day stay true to yourself and your fiancé as individuals and together as a couple and you can’t go wrong.”

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