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Real Weddings | Caroline Farmer + Matthew Reckling

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Caroline Farmer + Matthew Reckling

December 7, 2013

After a horseback riding on a Texas ranch, Matthew surprised Caroline, an Austin native and Westlake/UT grad: a campfire outfitted with rocking chairs and blankets, street signs he had made with both of their names, a plaque with pictures of them together, and one of their favorite quotes by John Wooden based on 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. The bride remembers “He then said many sweet things, prayed, and got down on one knee and popped the question!” They were married at First United Methodist with a reception at Four Seasons Austin. They shared a sweet first dance to Keith Whitley’s “When You Say Nothing At All” before joining their guests for dinner of a tasty menu that the bride describes “a little bit of everything,” featuring passed hors d’oeuvres, salads, truffle mac and cheese, and stations for dishes like beef tenderloin, pasta, and a candy bar. Even with 800 guests in attendance, the bride has one favorite memory of the night—“I got to marry my best friend!”

Credits

Photography by: Jennifer Lindberg

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