Ann Scheideman & Trey Huffman
Ann Scheideman found love in the most unexpected place—an old Italian restaurant. She’d gathered with friends for a New Year’s Eve party and hardly imagined she would meet someone like Trey Huffman. But the connection was instant. “We had such a great time at dinner,” she says.
The only problem: Trey lived in Longview. After six months of dating long-distance, Trey moved to Fort Worth to be near her. “We are the opposites-attract couple—we complete each other,” Ann says. “We both have strong faith in the Lord, are close to our families, like to cook, spend time at Possum Kingdom Lake, and watch movies.”
Trey, a sales consultant, seemed to be the perfect complement to Ann: She’s a highly motivated and organized event planner for an art museum. “We are good at balancing each other out,” Ann says. “He’s very laid-back—the funny one.” After five years of dating, Trey proposed while cooking dinner at home. He tucked the engagement ring box among rose petals in their oven.
“He asked me to check on the food cooking, and when I opened the oven door, I was completely surprised to find the ring box instead,” Ann says, adding with a laugh, “good thing I didn’t start the oven!”
Ann had dreamt for years of a classic wedding, held in a church. But when it came time to plan, she wanted “a laid-back atmosphere,” she says. “I wanted a town-and-country feel with a mix of the city and the outdoors.” Despite her event-planning prowess and her planning partner mother, a former interior designer, Ann didn’t want to worry about the details. So she found wedding guru Stefanie Miles via Instagram. “The weddings she had done inspired me,” Ann says.
Ann and her mother, Margaret, wanted to incorporate her mom’s collection of blue-and-white pottery. “We planned to mix in the aesthetics of the blue-and-white pieces with long, wooden tables for a more casual feel,” Ann says. “I love spring flowers, so I wanted to have a loose, garden feel. Preppy—with a twist.”
Stefanie created CADD drawings of the wedding so Ann and Margaret could envision the day-of details. “It was such a delight to see the blueprint and concepts turn out just as we had planned,” Stefanie says. “The layered color story, family collection of vessels, and personalized menus beautifully reflected their sense of family values and hospitality.”
Margaret personalized the day with a hand-selected coffee-table guest book and rosemary from her garden, which was tied to the getaway car. “My mom’s attention to detail and lovely ideas turned the wedding of our dreams into a reality,” Ann says.
The May 7, 2016, ceremony was just what the couple pictured—a celebration with close friends and family. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres in the barn before retiring to a lit Sperry tent. “The wedding was truly magical,” Ann says. We will remember that night forever.” -Jessica Elliott
Ceremony/Reception Site: Howell Family Farms
Photographer: Sarah Kate, Photographer
Bridal Gown Designer: Liancarlo
Bridal Gown Retailer: The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak
Hair & Makeup: Something You…Studios
Flowers: Bows + Arrows
Stationery: Byrd & Bleecker (wedding invitations); Méldeen (ceremony, reception stationery)
Calligraphy: Elizabeth Hardin, Hardink Calligraphy
Cakes & Desserts: Creme de la Creme Cake Company
Caterer: Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine
Music: Trey & the Tritones; Glenn Roush Entertainment; Justin Cash
Lighting: LeForce Entertainment
Wedding Rentals: Whim Event and Tent Rentals; La Tavola Fine Linen Rental; Stage Works; Bella Acento; POSH Couture Rentals; Perch Event Decor
Wedding Planner/Designer: Stefanie Miles Events
Transportation: Blue Diamond Limousines