January 28, 2023

March Wedding | White Orchid Photography

Delaney & Preston March 2022

Rustic Grace Estate was thrilled to host the wedding of Delaney & Preston! Each and every wedding is so special to us, but we want to share a little more about what made Delaney and Preston’s love story uniquely theirs.

Delaney and Preston met on the dating app, Coffee Meets Bagel. After they talked for a few days, they decided to, in her words, “you guessed it:” go for coffee to get to know each other better! Delaney says that she remembers how easy it was to talk to Preston and that they talked for over three hours during their first date! They found that they had a lot in common. Preston told Delaney about a class he was enjoying taking at his church, and Delaney talked about her counseling work and what led her to the field. To top it all off, they laughed a lot!

bride and groom outside on wedding day
bride and groom cutting wedding cake
bride and groom outside

Fast forward two years and they have continued to laugh as they’ve grown to love each other more deeply. Delaney notes that Preston has, “the indescribable capacity to make me laugh and joyful even on really hard days.” The Covid-19 pandemic brought them closer together and it’s when Delaney says they “really fell in love.” They had a lot of time to relax together and when they weren’t relaxing, they supported each other by applying for jobs together. “Sequence in the park” is a favorite outing for them, and the time they had away from work allowed them lots of time to go on their favorite date activity, bringing them even closer together. This is such a special date for them that when Preston proposed he planned a day re-visiting all of their favorite dates including, “Sequence in the park.” Preston made it even more special by proposing at the beginning of the day so they could enjoy their walk down memory lane engaged!

bride and groom outside of wedding chapel holding hands
wedding party watching as bride and groom get married
bride and groom kissing in front of white wedding chapel

Delaney attended a wedding at Rustic Grace Estate a few years before she met Preston. She thought to herself, “I want to get married here!” She was “just blown away by the gorgeous scenery, the beautiful chapel, and the fun reception space.” She would recommend our beautiful venue to others and says everyone complimented the beautiful venue the most out of any aspect of their whole wedding!

bride and groom kissing as they exit a wedding ceremony
bride and bridesmaids wearing blue smiling at each other
wedding reception with light blue centerpieces

As you can see from their glowing faces, it was hard for Delaney to choose her favorite part of their wedding day. Her favorite moments from their special day are “sweet moments” during their first look pictures and gathering with friends and family. She says that “our ceremony was really special as we were able to look back and make eye contact with all of our loved ones while also looking out the back windows at the gorgeous green fields and pretty lake!” Talk about magical!

bride praying with bridesmaids
bride sitting on swing looking at groom
bride smiling at the camera as groom looks lovingly at her

Delaney was thrilled with her wedding day at Rustic Grace Estate! One tip she would leave for future brides is to find a fantastic wedding planner to make your wedding dreams come true!

We love making our Rustic Grace Estate couples wedding dreams a wedding reality!

wedding dress hanging in bridal suite between blue bridesmaid dresses
bridal party sitting on green couch in bridal suite laughing
bride and groom dancing
red barn with bubble sendoff

Wedding Planner: RaeRay Design | Lauren Hembree

Photographer: White Orchid Photography

Rentals: Southern Celebrations

Florist: Edwards Floral

Catering: La Colina Catering

Videographer: Jared Huang

DJ: Corona Entertainment

Cake: Central Market

Bartending: Service Gem

Wedding Venue: Rustic Grace Estate

Rustic Grace Estate | DFW Wedding Venue
13299 FM 121 | Van Alstyne, TX 75495
972-737-3259 | info@rusticgraceestate.com