Thursday, December 13, 2012

Our Baylor Wedding

Just for fun, I'm submitting details about our very-Baylor wedding to Baylor's easiest to provide a blog post about it, so here goes!  (It's also fun to look back through pictures and reminisce a year later!)

 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
-Baylor garter
-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
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 
Rehearsal Dinner: Atrium of the Clarion Hotel - catered by Blaneks Catering


  1. Love all the green and gold! Sic 'em, Steph!


  2. Congratulations to this wonderfully BU-inspired couple. I'm about five years away from my 50th wedding anniversary, and now realize how great it would be to repeat vows on the Baylor campus. I, a Bellmead boy, met my Woodway girl in the Baylor bookstore where I was working. Guess I'd better talking to the Browning Library soon, eh?! Thanks for the wonderful photos.
    Preston F. Kirk, '68

  3. A great thesis adapt wish to provide naive veggies accompanying their patrons in appendage to.

  4. Your Baylor Wedding was epic. The cake looks stunning. It is elegant and looks very tasty too. The green and gold theme is making me love it even more because both colors are my favorite. Well we had an awesome gold themed wedding in last year. It was at one of the rooftop Seattle Wedding venues so gold was the perfect colors scheme for the ceremony.