Real Weddings | Laura Gordon + Connor Taylor


Laura Gordon + Connor Taylor

November 9, 2013

It was love in the Chicago O’Hare arrivals lane for Laura and Connor Taylor. Laura explains: “[In 2010], one of his best friends from Indiana University was marrying one of my roommates from UT…Connor’s flight for the wedding weekend got in at the same time as mine so we carpooled together. We hit it off and he asked me for my number at the end of the reception.” Shortly after, Connor moved overseas for work, but they kept up their relationship via Skype and letter-writing before he moved back to Austin. Three years after they first met (to the weekend!), the couple married (on Connor’s birthday) at Winfield Inn in November. Unseasonably chilly weather be damned, the couple moved their 200 guests into the venue’s pavilion (“along with all the space heaters in Central Texas,” Laura laughs), which she explains actually ended up making the ceremony extremely intimate and cozy. “Everyone [was] bundled up in pashminas that we had set out, sipping on hot cocoa, and snuggling with their dates while we said our vows,” she explains. With a floral palette of whites, corals, and lots of greenery executed by the Nouveau Romantics, guests dined on farm-to-table fare catered by the venue. And along with the traditional white wedding cake from Coco Paloma Desserts, the couple chose a groom’s cobbler: berry cobbler topped with a big scoop of Blue Bell ice cream. Before flying out to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the night ended with a dance to ‘their song,’ Ben Rector’s “Forever Like That.”


Photography by: Whitney Runyon Photography

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