Shannon Carter & Gabe Huckabay
Shannon Carter and Gabe Huckabay were married on July 23, 2016 at the Dallas Country Club.
The two met in Austin during college. “The first time I remember meeting him was at a bar on 6th Street. The first time he recalls was almost a year later. Our friend Lindsay introduced us at an apartment swimming pool, and the rest is history,” Shannon remembers. Gabe proposed in December 2015. After waking Shannon up from a nap, he dragged her downstairs and gave her an ornament to put on the Christmas tree. When she turned around, he was down on one knee. It happened to be Shannon’s dad’s birthday, so they had a combined birthday and engagement celebration that evening.
For the outdoor summer wedding, the couple opted for a light, neutral color palette and simple, modern decor that spoke for itself. Shannon wanted “to strip away all of the unnecessary ‘stuff,’ so that every decorative element served its purpose.” They had a stunning arbor made in the shape of a circle that became the focal point of the ceremony. Flower petals lined the aisle like confetti.
While everyone gathered for the send-off at the end of the reception, Gabe and Shannon shared one last dance, just them and the band. It was a poignant moment for the two of them to enjoy each other and reflect on the day.
Shannon works as a listings coordinator at Allie Beth Allman & Associates. She graduated from St. Edward’s University. Gabe is a project manager at ROMCO Construction and graduated from the University of Texas.
Ceremony Site: Dallas Country Club
Photographer: Shaun Menary Photography
Stationery: Bella Figura
Bridal Gown Designer: Mackenzie Brittingham
Bridal Gown Retailer: Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon
Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Taylor Lebaron from Stanley Korshak Bridal Salon, Hair by Darlene Duran from ERA Salon
Groom’s Attire: Culwell & Son
Bridesmaid Dresses Designer: Amsale
Bridesmaid Dresses Retailer: Bella Bridesmaid
Flowers: Workroom Dallas
Reception Venue: Dallas Country Club
Wedding Cake: Tart Bakery
Caterer: Dallas Country Club
Band/DJ: Jordan Kahn Music Company
Wedding Planner: Betsy Baldwin, Events & Experiences