Chelsea Carpenter & Ryan Fogle
Chelsea was tasked with helping Ryan get comfortable in his new city. Ryan, a Houston transplant, didn’t know many people in Forth Worth and his mutual family friends thought Chelsea would be the perfect tour guide and social chair. “I obviously didn’t do my job very well. Ryan and I were together from the day we met,” explains Chelsea. One year later, Ryan took Chelsea on a date night to Rough Creek Lodge and proposed on the dock of the boat house. As the sun was setting, he got down on one knee and surprised Chelsea with a gorgeous ring and celebratory Champagne.
For the wedding day on November 29, 2014, Chelsea explains that she didn’t have one piece of inspiration, but rather a vision of “classic elegance.” She looked to Abbie Oswalt and Debby Jewesson to bring the details to life with lush floral arrangements, classic color combinations, and a six-tier cake with cascading flowers.
Chelsea looks back on the fall day and recalls walking down the Robert Carr Chapel aisle with her stepfather as one of her favorite memories. Right before he was about to give Chelsea away he whispered, “even though you may be my stepdaughter, you’re just as much a daughter to me as my own.” She looked up to see Ryan’s face and she felt comfort and happiness. After the couple said “I do,” they joined their guests for dinner and a dance party at The Fort Worth Club and enjoyed the tunes of local band In10City.
Ceremony Site: Robert Carr Chapel
Photographer: Shaun Menary Photography
Bridal Gown Designer: Allure
Bridal Gown Retailer: Pence and Penache
Hair and Makeup: Brandi Elliot; Nici Sabine
Groom’s Attire: Knot Standard
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Amsale
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: Bella Bridesmaid
Flowers: Branching Out Floral & Event Design
Stationery: Inscriptions on the Boulevard
Reception Site: The Fort Worth Club
Cake: The Fort Worth Club
Videographer: Turquoise Video Productions
Wedding Rentals: Posh Couture Rentals
Wedding Planner: Abbie Oswalt, Abbie O Events
Wedding Designer: Abbie Ooswalt; Debby Jewesson