Lizzie + Paul
Paul and I initially bonded over our mutual love of all things nerdy in 2017. We found a great friendship together talking about comic conventions, cosplay, obscure movies, and ALL the music. Eventually, we found that we relied heavily on our friendship with each other. We were both going through the most difficult times of our lives and found our friendship to be uplifting and supportive. Paul came to my rescue in a time of great despair for me by doing something as simple as yard work. He is such a kind and generous person and loves to serve others. This is one of many qualities about him that I love. After many weeks of seeing him work so hard for nothing other than my appreciation and some light conversation, he asked if I was hungry and we got a bite to eat. Paul then joined my Harry Potter trivia team and spoiler alert, the team liked him.
After that, he asked me if I would go on a date with him…
I agreed but was extremely hesitant about potentially messing up our friendship. What began as dinner and bowling, ended up being more dinner, movies on opening night, and surprise trips to Houston for Topgolf and brewery visits…for as long as we both shall live. Like any good Aggie, he proposed under the Century Tree. And we knew when we decided to have a wedding, we wanted it to be representative of our relationship and things that we both really love. We also knew that we wanted something both magical and out of this world! So we landed on a theme of Harry Potter and Star Trek. We used the colors of our Hogwarts house, blue and bronze. We also
agreed that flowers weren’t particularly our jam, so instead, we focused our décor and centerpieces on the idea of light. We wanted it to look like a starry sky, representative of both space and the ceiling of The Great Hall. We always knew that the quote that drove our relationship was “… happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” Light is a representation of so many things to us; the choice to keep going through dark times, representing our faith, and of the light we bring to each other’s hearts. We spent the evening vowing our love, laughing, crying, whooping (as all good Aggies are wont to), and dancing until we eventually left under an arch of wand-like sparklers, sending us off with even more light, a perfect end to a perfect party. We danced to “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, did “The Wobble”, and swayed with our 12thman family to the “Aggie War Hymn”. In the end, we are so deeply grateful for all the amazing family and friends that made our day special and uniquely ours.
Photographer: Portraits by Caroline
Cake: 3B Bakery
Cake Topper: Jessichu Creations
Catering: Always Cravin’ BBQ
Wedding Dress: Brickhouse Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Taylor Christenson with Funky Cheveux Hair Studio