Katherine&LoganThis was my first trip to the Plantation House and Katherine+Logan made it spectacular!  They are a really fun couple and the Plantation House is an outstanding venue.  Getting to visit during Christmas time was icing on the cake!  I asked Katherine for a little insight into her wedding planning and how she and Logan met.  Here is their story:  

Logan and I met at a nursing home of all places. We were both a part of an organization at Texas A&M and it was through this group that we got to know each other. We soon began dating, enjoying Aggie football games and late night studying. It’s hard to pin point when you fall in love with someone, but one day you realize that your life is so much better than you could ever have imagined because this person is in it. You understand that this is what life is all about – love – and somehow you were lucky enough to find it.

Then on a hot July day in Texas, I met up with some friends at what I thought was a girl’s spa day. In actuality, Logan had setup a day of spa, primping, and a scavenger hunt down memory lane that led me to the Century Tree on the campus of Texas A&M. It is said that whoever walks under the Century Tree will be together for a century. It was under this old oak tree that Logan got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, and of course I said yes! Afterwards, Logan surprised me with a celebratory party with our families at our home. It was absolutely perfect.

Unlike most, the first detail I decided on was my dress. For my birthday, I took my family and close friends down to Austin to a bridal boutique called Blush Bridal. I really had no intention of deciding on a dress that day, but when I put on that Martina Liana I truly felt like a princess. It was everything I had wanted in a wedding gown, my family and friends loved it, and it was on sale that day. So I went ahead and ordered the gown and still to this day absolutely adore it.

The next (enormous) detail was to decide on a venue. I researched online mostly through websites like theknot.com and found a ton of beautiful places in Austin. However, the Plantation House really stood out to us for a number of reasons. First the property is absolutely gorgeous and feels like a fairy tale. Second, the management is outstanding, extremely helpful, and basically coordinates the whole wedding day for you. Third, the venue allowed outside catering which was really important to us because Logan’s grandparents own a catering business and wanted to cater the wedding as a gift to us. Finally, the price was reasonable and it just felt right. As soon as I visited, I could imagine myself saying “I do” under that gazebo.

Interestingly, I had a really difficult time finding a photographer! There are just so many if you look online; eventually I gave up and tasked the job to Logan! Logan made a spreadsheet and through some engineering formula and after talking to a few photographers he decided on Mike Reed Photography. Best decision we made! Mike was incredible to work with, always punctual with responding, creative, and more importantly gave us the most precious gift from our wedding – stunning pictures that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.

In the end, my wedding was more than I could have ever dreamed it to be. It was beautiful and perfect in every way and the best part was marrying my best friend.