Once upon a time, a beautiful city girl knew that someday she would meet that handsome cowboy of her dreams.
Her wish came true late last year, when Kristy White and Jordan Kubala exchanged "I do's" in a glorious outdoor wedding at The Orchard at Caney Creek in Wharton.
Kristy selected a dress from Allure Bridals that worked perfectly for an outside ceremony and reception and also fit seamlessly into the shabby chic/country French wedding theme that she created for her special day.
The wheels were put in motion by the romantic groom on Kristy's last birthday. Jordan planned a trip to Manhattan for the two and on their first afternoon, while strolling through Central Park, he got on one knee and popped the question.
The couple chose The Orchard at Caney Creek as it joined their passion for a country setting. Plus, The Orchard had it all: Acres of pecan trees, a lake, accommodations, catering and bar services and amazing hospitality.
Here, Edward Higgins White III walks his daughter to the altar under the trees.
Bridesmaids Megan Phillips, Karissa Mithani, Scarlett Darby, Lanie Ratza, Laura Stein, Kristen Glidden, Emilie Beeman and Haley Kubala wait for their cue from wedding coordinator Angie Guiberteau of FETCH Lifetstyle Management. The Matron of Honor was Lacey Troster.
The bridesmaids wear pink chiffon one-shoulder dresses from Ann Taylor .
The bride and groom kiss as attendants and guests look on.
The Rev. Richard Debroc from El Campo, Jordan's hometown, officiated the service.
The groomsmen were Cody Radley, Will Kolle, Kyle Woody, Judd Kallina, Larry Furman and Slate Srubar.
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Jordan Kubula.
Strategically placed around the outdoor deck were pieces of whimsical furniture and tabletop decor that the bride had gathered over the years and during her seven-month engagement — all in a desire to create a vintage shabby chic/French country feel.
Guests were treated to three confections by For Heavens Cakes on the bride's table: Peach, white vanilla and a pale blue cake in chocolate.
A Texas A&M grad, the groom had his cake decorated, naturally, with the A&M seal.
For the first dance to "Green Eyes" by Cold Play, Jordan surprised Kristy with a sky full of fireworks.
"I literally started to cry!" Kristy recalled.
The bride and groom enjoying the moment.
"We definitely wanted everyone on the dance floor and kept hip hop and fun songs playing the entire night," Kristy tells CultureMap.
Add to the music a full bar and specialty peach cocktails concocted especially for the bride, and the party was a blast.
The girls: All smiles!
Friends and guests line the walkway with sparklers as Kristy and Jordan make their way to a vintage "getaway" car.
Congratulations to Kristy and Jordan!