Victoria Rellas & Turner Petersen
College athletes Victoria Rellas and Turner Petersen have Victoria’s father to thank for their match. Victoria played soccer, and Turner played football, and they both had to be there early freshman year for training. On day one, while Victoria was at practice, her father moved her stuff into her dorm room – and he enlisted football players to do it. She returned to find him hanging out with said football players (author’s note: not a bad first day), to whom he introduced her. As fate would have it, one of them was Turner. The two became best friends and started dating at the end of the school year.
Of course, they’ve been together ever since. The pair tied the knot on August 8, 2016 in a sweet, elegant ceremony at St. Andrews Methodist Church in Plano. Victoria says her “first look” with her dad was one of the most remarkable moments of the day: “We laughed, cried, and practiced our dance together,” she remembers. “It was the most special time with him!” During the ceremony, the couple’s reverend brought up the whole family to do a family prayer. Victoria recalls that it was especially powerful to start her marriage surrounded by the people who love and encourage the pair the most.
Victoria’s obsession with grey showed up in the décor – and so did her philosophy about never having too many flowers. An abundance of blooms created a unique garden that included trellis work. It was the perfect backdrop for a perfect day. The sporty couple made it a point to enjoy all aspects of wedding planning. They laughed and ate their way through cake tasting and savored every moment of the process.
Now, Victoria works as a planner for Sweet Pea Events while applying to graduate school, and Turner works in commercial real estate with Mercer Company. We wish you luck, Mr. and Mrs. Petersen – we hope all your days are as serendipitous as both the day you met and the day you wed!
Ceremony Site: St. Andrews Plano
Photographer: Shaun Menary Photography
Stationery: Stamped Paper Co.
Bridal Gown Designer and Retailer: Stanley Korshak
Hair and Makeup: Brittany Jones Weddings
Flowers: Branching Out Events
Reception Venue: Northwood Club
Wedding Cake: Panini Bakery
Caterer: Northwood Club
Rentals: Branching Out Events
Coordinator: Sweet Pea Events