Meredith Rachel Borschow and Matthew Edward Gerber married on April 14, 2018, at Park Cities Baptist Church. The bride, 27, is a trial lawyer at the Rodriguez Firm. A Dallas native, she graduated from the University of Georgia where she studied advertising and received her law degree at SMU Dedman School of Law. The groom, 30, is a regional vice president for Mueller Industries. He graduated from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, where he majored in finance and played lacrosse.
The couple, who met through mutual friends, dated for two years before Matt surprised Meredith with a proposal straight out of a scene from “Pride and Prejudice.” It was a Friday evening, and Matt and Meredith were preparing for a family dinner at Truluck’s with her mom and stepdad. But before dinner, Meredith and her mom stopped by her mom’s best friend Amy Simmons Crafton’s home in Preston Hollow for a drink. Matt’s plan of proposing there in the gardens was foiled by unseasonable monsoon rains, so the Craftons opened up their tower. As Meredith and her mom walked with umbrellas toward the towers for pre-dinner cocktails with Amy, she begin to hear her and Matt’s song playing (“Sittin’ On the Dock of a Bay” by Otis Redding). “That’s when I knew it was happening,” says Meredith. Matt stepped out of the tower in the pouring rain, and got down on one knee. “It reminded me of the scene when Mr. Darcy told Elizabeth he loved her,” she remembers. After the proposal, the couple were supposed to meet their family friends David and Maura Jones (she helped Matt planned the proposal and is also the publisher of D Weddings) for a drink, but when they arrived at Sevy’s all their friends and family were waiting, including Matt’s family who had flown in from St. Louis.
The couple were married at Park Cities Baptist Church. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Dallas Country Club. The bride, mother of the bride, and stepmother of the bride’s dresses were all custom designed by Michael Faircloth. For the reception, the bride removed the overskirt on her gown for a more fitted look and also let her hair down—literally. “My dad gave a very short speech at the reception. We wanted to get the party started by that point!” she says. The couple wanted the wedding to be fun and elegant with a few twists, like rose gold accents and a cigar roller that was “a huge hit.” But the wedding wouldn’t have been complete without the bride and groom’s first dance, which naturally was to “Sittin’ On the Dock of a Bay” by Otis Redding.