Brad Doherty (BBA '08, Financial Planning & Entrepreneurship) and I met when I was a CL at North Russell and he was an office assistant there. We started dating in 2007, and we were married November 12, 2011. Since I'm from Austin and he's from Dallas, Waco was a great central location for our wedding. Plus, we LOVE Baylor so it was very special for us to be married on campus. As the groom, Brad wanted input on "just" two things related to wedding planning - the location (campus chapel) and the colors (green and gold!) We were married in Miller Chapel and had our reception at the Waco Convention Center. It was an absolutely amazing day and so fun to share our Baylor traditions with friends and family.
Some of the Baylor themes:
- Since we had a fall date, we had to make sure the football game was 'away' that weekend!
-Green and gold colors (of course)
-We led a 'sic 'em' just after being pronounced husband and wife
-Our recessional was 'That Good Ol' Baylor Line'
-9 Baylor alumni in our wedding party (3 had been in my Welcome Week group!)
-Just after the ceremony we took a picture with all Baylor alumni/current students in front of Judge Baylor
-Even the 'getaway car' (my brother's van) happened to be green and gold!
-Cocktail hour became Dr. Pepper Hour (we had floats!)
-Baylor seal on the groom's cake
-The DJ (a Baylor grad) played the fight song during the reception
-During our exit at the end of the night, guests waved green and gold pom-poms - collected from a real live Baylor football game :)
A year later, we are 'flinging our green and gold afar' in upstate New York. Baylor will always hold a special place in our hearts, and Baylor is where it all began :) Sic 'em.
Oh, and can't forget those engagement pictures!!
All photos: Megan Smith Photography of Austin, TX
Wedding Coordinator: Lois Ferguson
Ceremony Pianist: Laura Cummings of Fort Worth, TX
Catering: Festive Occasions
Cakes: Simply Delicious
Florist: The Sherwood Florist of Robinson, TX
DJ: Craig Smith of LeForce Entertainment
Photo Booth: A Swanky Photo Booth by Ashley Munn Photography
Ceremony Venue: Miller Chapel at Baylor University
Reception Venue: Brazos Ballroom of the Waco Convention Center