Madison and David met in high school when David was a senior and Madison was in her sophomore year. They had known of each other growing up but weren’t close. Until one day at school a mutual friend let slip to Madi that David had a crush on her.
In Madison’s words:
“If you know me, you know I am not a patient person. I had all of sixth and seventh period to stew on that and the rest of the afternoon to sit on Facebook waiting to see his messenger status change to active so I could wait and see if he’d actually say anything to me. Well, the grey dot didn’t change to green in an acceptable time, so I took matters into my own hands. My post read as follows:
‘I’ve got a great idea! If you like me even a little, do something about it! ‘Cause I might actually like you, too. And you never know how good something could be until you try. ♥’
A few hours later she receives a message from David…
“You’re absolutely right! So would you like to try?”
In David’s words:
“I had never been so crazy about a girl to pursue them to an almost creepy degree… Luck was on my side when I learned that Madi was part of the athletic trainer staff with our school because you see, I am very prone to being dumb and causing myself injury doing things that a future wife would probably advise me not to.
I will come out and say that I had absolutely no idea how to tell this girl that I was all kinds of shaken up by her. Naturally it is easier to talk to a friend than to the girl you are terrified to ask out, so I confided in my friend Alex who happened to know Madi through volleyball. Without my consent, permission or approval of any kind Alex spilled the beans to Madi in the hallway one day… I was beyond angry at Alex because I thought maybe she ruined my chances. However once Madi knew how I felt, she turned up the heat and placed a not so subtle post on Facebook for all eyes to see, basically telling me to man up and take that chance. I responded to her with the intent of letting her know that the not so subtle post reached the one person it was made for.
That moment lead to me getting her phone number, my first 4:00 am texting frenzy, asking her out a few days later, two proms, high school and college graduations, ups, downs, vacations, great memories, a wedding proposal and everything else I have to look forward to with the only wife I would ever want.”
And the rest is history.
After 9 years of dating, David planned probably one of the BEST proposals I’ve ever heard. He had both of their families drive all the way to Enchanted Rock for one of the most epic locations in Texas. Their original plan was to climb to the top (a view that is to die for) but that day it was raining and thundering. Enchanted Rock is a giant rock so climbing in the rain isn’t exactly an option. David scrambled to come up with a plan “b” and luckily David’s brother still had cell service so everyone could communicate without Madison knowing. He texted David “the lake”, putting a new plan in motion.
Madison and David hiked to the spot and walked out to a little peninsula that has views of the rock. They started taking a few pictures when David flipped the camera on the phone to the front-facing camera so she could see their families walking up behind them. When she turned back around David was on one knee, ring in hand.
What I love about this proposal story, and what I admire about these two just from spending time with them, is that David is the type of person to put a vast amount of effort in anything he does, and that includes loving Madison. He made sure that the people she loved most where there to be a part of this monumental moment, which made it even more special.
Madison has always loved the Christmas season. “I’ve always been so in love with the Christmas season. Everyone just seems so much happier and we all tend to have something we look forward to at that time of year” . She knew she wanted a winter wedding- but didn’t want a kitschy theme. She chose a cranberry and white color story, with little winter accents like berries, pine tree shavings, wood, and holly.
Steven and I shared a smooch under the mistletoe 😊
Madison has a rule: If she can’t wear Converse, she’s not going (don’t you just LOVE her?) So Ruth, one of her bridesmaids, bedazzled a new pair of white sneakers with pearls that matched Madison’s dress.
Madison’s wedding planning advice for future couples:
1.ASK FOR HELP. We didn’t hire a coordinator aside from those that were provided for us by the venue, church, and through our DJ. Sometimes I wish I’d had somebody to communicate between all of them for times. I thought I could do it all myself, but I needed way more help that I thought I would. Even if you don’t hire a coordinator, ask your friends or family for help. If I hadn’t had David and my family for some of these things, I would’ve gone mad with all the decisions that need to be made!
2. Make sure to take care of your health leading up to the big day! Sometime during the anticipation and anxiety in the weeks before, the lack or sleep due to planning and last minute to-do’s, and a normal day-to-day life, I got a sinus infection that set in on my wedding day and ended up with a fever!
3. Pick 3 things that need to happen for you to have a successful wedding day. Tell someone you trust and MAKE SURE THEY HAPPEN. Nothing else will matter.
4. ENJOY IT ALL. You only get to do this once (mostly), and you just spent however much of your life planning it! Enjoy your hard work!
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Catholic Church
Reception venue: Noah’s Event Venue
Officiant: Fr. Howard Drabek at St. Mary of the Expectation Catholic Church
Bridal Hair & Makeup: Sunny Hair and Makeup - Sunny Gallegos -firstname.lastname@example.org
Caterer: Myleigh's Morsels - Pennye Moses - email@example.com
Wedding Cake: Sam's Club - Friendswood
Nothing Bundt Cakes - Webster - Mackenzie Walker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Band/DJ (and coordinator): Premium Sound DJ - Wendy Caviles - Premium-Sound@comcast.net
Florist: H-E-B Blooms - East League City - Elizabeth Hall - email@example.com
Dress: Martina Liana
Bridal Shop: Brickhouse Bridal
Wedding Rings/Jewelers: Diamond Cutters Interational - Fred Cuellar - Fred@diamondcuttersintl.com
Bridesmaid Style: Dresses - #levkoff by Bill Levkoff in Cranberry from Brickhouse Bridal
Makeup: Jessica Wofford - firstname.lastname@example.org
Groom's Attire: Suit - Ralph Lauren from Macy's
Shirt/Tie - Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen attire: Suit - Alfani from Macy's
Ties - Men's Warehouse
Stationary/Wedding Invitations: Template from @OurFriendsEclectic on Etsy
Printed by Thomas Printworks - email@example.com