College Station Wedding at 7F Lodge from John Cain Photography
October 3, 2012
By: Jacey

All hail to this dear Texas Aggie couple for they sure know how to uphold tradition, and throw one heck of a shin dig. Every detail from this day has a story behind it and was captured perfectly by John Cain Photography. From the proposal in a teapot {yes, read below!} to the famous pecan pralines, I don't know which sweet detail I love most! Never been to College Station? Head to the full gallery for a taste of true southern hospitality. 

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From the Bride... Logan and I met as camp counselors during our sophomore year at Texas A&M University. As soon as we met, we became inseparable friends. Not until months later did we start dating; I was apprehensive about starting a relationship with one of my best friends, but Logan always had so much faith in us. He promised me, “No one will ever love you like I’ll love you, and no one will ever treat you like I’ll treat you.” Our university and its traditions mean so much to us, so eight months after we started dating, Logan proposed on campus surrounded by dozens of our family and friends with the same promise he made when we started dating. In addition to the traditions and customs of every Aggie, Logan’s family has some charming and unique wedding traditions of their own that span three generations. Most notably, proposing with a teapot! His grandfather thought of proposing with the ring in the teapot; all of his sons did it, and so far, all of the grandsons have done it. Every man gets their own teapot, but Logan is the first that went out and scrounged a flea market for his own, rather than his mother acquiring one for him.

More than anything, we wanted our wedding to be a fun, family get-together that really embodied who we are. I remembered attending church picnics as a child that were ripe with tradition, history, family, home-cooked food, music and dancing (not to mention Texas heat), and I knew that that is exactly how I wanted my wedding to feel. 7F Lodge was the perfect venue for both the ceremony and reception. We loved the historic chapel, and the pavilion felt just like an old Texas dance hall. Second to our love for each other, we wanted to share our love for Texas A&M with our guests. From the directions sign pointing out significant locations (his home, her home, our new home together, Texas A&M and our honeymoon location) to the groom’s cake, our Aggie rings, bridal party and details, there’s a consistent love for and devotion to our university. One of our favorite moments on our wedding day is when all the Aggies joined in the middle of the dance floor to sing our school's "War Hymn."

It was important that Logan’s family, from south Louisiana, and my family, from south Texas, both felt represented at our wedding. Thus, every aspect of our wedding was grounded in meaning and tradition to best represent our Southern heritage and who we are as a couple. The jewelry I wore is worn by every bride in Logan’s family on her wedding day, and Logan’s grandmother made her famous pecan pralines for favors; they were a huge hit with our guests! Our cake topper was used on both my grandparents’ and parents’ wedding cake, and my parents led a traditional grand march to start the dancing. For dinner we had Cajun cuisine and Mexican fajitas (our favorite!). All of the décor was either antiques we had collected from our families or handmade details that our parents, sisters and friends worked tirelessly on; as soon as we got engaged my mom started collecting vintage teapots to sit on each table. Instead of carrying a pillow, my baby brother carried our wedding rings in the teapot Logan proposed with. Ultimately, it was a beautiful melding of two families and two distinct versions of Southern culture.

Wedding Photography: John Cain Photography / Wedding Venue: 7F Lodge in College Station, Texas / Floral Design: The Flower Box / Wedding Cinematography: The Bride's Uncle / Wedding Invitations: Frontier Paper Co. / Wedding Dress: David's Bridal / Bride's Shoes: Pour La Victoire