Caroline Crawford & Trent Reeder

Caroline Crawford & Trent Reeder

A little white lie never hurt anyone. (Or at least this was Trent Reeder’s thought as he planned his proposal to Caroline Crawford.) Although Trent and Caroline went to the same high school, it was not until years later that the two would reconnect at the country club Caroline was working at for the summer. Little did they know that this would become a destination they would cherish forever.

After five years of long-distance dating, Caroline and her family invited Trent to join them on a family vacation to Mexico. Unfortunately, Trent would not be able to go because of work–or so he told Caroline. The third evening of the trip, Caroline and her parents planned to have dinner at a nice resort. In on the surprise, Caroline’s father suddenly told her that he had left his cell phone in the car, leaving Caroline alone to start ordering. As soon as Caroline sat down, she turned around only to see Trent on one knee with the gorgeous sunset in the background. The two enjoyed a private dinner and the rest of the evening as a couple as they celebrated their new engagement.

On April 18, 2015, Caroline and Trent tied the knot at Aldersgate Methodist Church and a reception followed at Abilene Country Club, the very place that sparked their love for one another. It was a special moment for the two after having dated long distance for so long. “Standing at the front of the church and holding his hands, knowing that I would get to spend the rest of my life with him and never have to be apart again filled me with such a joy and peace I can’t describe,” says Caroline. Going for a “whimsical, romantic” feel, the two decided on a soft color palette filled with neutrals and golds to create a candlelit, intimate feel. Also adding in a playful element to their reception, Caroline and Trent incorporated quirky, personal details, including an oversized boxwood replica of their dog Winston.

Ceremony Site: Aldersgate Methodist Church, Abilene, TX
Photographer/Studio: Sarah Kate, Photographer
Bridal Gown Designer: Nha Khanh (custom design)
Bridal Gown Retailer: The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak
Hair & Makeup: Audrey Elliot (makeup) Sonia Trevino (hair), Stanley Korshak
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew Collection
Bridesmaids Dresses Designer: Watters
Bridesmaids Dresses Retailer: The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak
Flowers: Branching Out Events & Floral Event Design
Stationery: Southern Fried Paper
Reception Site: Abilene Country Club
Cake & Desserts: Crème de la Crème
Caterer: Abilene Country Club
Band/DJ: Signed Sealed Delivered
Lighting: Dallas Drape & Lighting
Videographer: When It Clicks
Weddings Rentals: La Tavola Linens; Suite 206; DFW Dance Floors; Posh Couture
Wedding Planner: Caroline Fair, Caroline Events