by Olivia Whittaker
Dannan Payne and Seth Jameson will be married on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas.
Their story began with football: Southlake Carroll Dragon football, that is. The two met in 2006 after the first football game of the year and, after an awkward first date at the movies, the couple slowly progressed to prom, homecomings, many Dragon football games, and Sonic ice cream dates. While they went their separate ways for college, upon their arrival back in Texas and after quite some time, they picked up right where they left off and have been dating ever since.
Growing up in Dallas before moving to Southlake, Dannan’s favorite thing to do over the holidays was to see the Christmas lights that adorned the big tree on Armstrong in Highland Park. “That tree is just magical during the holiday time,” she remarks. With this in mind, on November 26, 2016, Seth surprised her by taking her out to dinner at Patrizio in Uptown – the same restaurant they had celebrated three years together at back in high school. After dinner, the fun continued as Seth treated Dannan to a carriage ride around Highland Park and an unexpected proposal with a guest appearance from her dad in front of a beautiful tree just as magical as the grand tree on Armstrong (the tree on Armstrong was just a week shy from being decorated and lit for the holiday season). Seth proposed with a perfect ring he designed himself and ended their special day with one last surprise: a party for the happy couple with all of their friends and family–custom Snapchat filter included!
Dannan attended the University of Oklahoma and works as a Spin Instructor at ZYN22, as well as a Media Sales Representative for Carol Orr. Seth graduated from the University of Nebraska and is a Project Manager for CBRE.