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Rachel White & Tristan Thompson

My Shining Star


Married

Jul 10, 2020
Houston , Texas


Photo Credit

CivicPhotos


Style Guide


Color Palette



Style

Formal, Glamour, Luxury


Season

Summer





The Proposal

Near 8 p.m. on May 28, 2019, Tristan took me to our building’s 43rd floor. We stood near the pool with the Houston skyline in the background. Even though we both knew what was going to happen, I was so nervous. Tristan got down on one knee and made a beautiful speech and placed the ring on my finger, and I just lost it. What made the night even more memorable was FaceTiming all our friends and family and surprising them with our news. The reactions were priceless. And everything about that night was perfect – because it perfectly defined us.

Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Cristal Champagne
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bridal Heels
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride With Bridesmaids
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride With Flower Girls
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Cristal Champagne
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bridal Heels
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride With Bridesmaids
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride With Flower Girls
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In Preparation

I knew we would need a wedding planner, so I hired Meghan Garvin from Belle of the Ball Events. She was truly a light when wedding planning can become so uncertain, especially in a pandemic. She helped me with my vision – “Organic Glam.” I love sparkle (The bride, a former 2014 Miss Texas) And, Tristan ( The Groom, was featured on Married at First Sight (season 7) grew up surrounded by nature. Thus, we combined both vibes to create an organic glam. I wanted people to walk into our wedding and see Tristan and me. I wanted it to be personal down to details from the colors chosen, the fun facts, boutonnieres that included monopoly pieces, and the signature southern brunch cocktail hour. Everything was very personalized and telling about our relationship.

Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Groom And Groomsmen Getting Ready
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bridal Party
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Groom And Groomsmen Getting Ready
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bridal Party
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The Big Day

Hosting a wedding in a pandemic is challenging. Many people could not come, and we respected that. We also wanted to move forward and put the COVID wedding nightmare behind us. So with the best precautions, we could put in place – we moved forward. And we had the most incredible day. It was so meaningful because of everything we have been through together. But, it all turned out perfect, and, honestly, if something went wrong, I didn’t know about it (thanks, Meghan!). I’m so thankful to say that the few guests that did come are all healthy, safe, and reportedly zero cases of COVID!

Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Ceremony Music
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Ceremony
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Reception Brunch
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Ceremony Music
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Ceremony
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Reception Brunch
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The Retreat

Pre-pandemic, we planned to go to St.Lucia for our honeymoon, but we never booked travel. After the wedding, we decided to go to Austin and stay at a fancy hotel. We had a wonderful time ordering room service and sleeping like we had not slept in years. And, we had so much fun walking around calling each other “husband and wife.” I feel like I married my best friend. We have found the light together in some dark times. When it’s a little safer, we hope to travel internationally for a honeymoon, but we are currently focusing on welcoming our baby boy, who is due in the spring of 2021!

Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Reception Cake
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride And Groom Dancing At Reception
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Flower Wall And Photobooth
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Reception Cake
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Bride And Groom Dancing At Reception
Rachel White & Tristan Thompson Luxury Hotel Wedding Flower Wall And Photobooth
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Contributing Vendors

PHOTOGRAPHER

CivicPhotos

EVENT PLANNER

Meghan Garvin of Belle Events

FLORIST

Plants n’ Petals

VENUE & CATERER

The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston

CAKE

Bouchée Patisserie

DONUTS

Shipley Do-Nuts

FLOWER WALL & PHOTO BOOTH

Houston Flower Wall Company

INVITATIONS

Paperless Post

GOWN

Martina Liana Bridal

BRIDESMAID JUMPSUITS

Lulus

HAIR & MAKEUP

Misty Rockwell Artistry

GROOM’S SUIT

Jos A. Bank

BRIDAL RINGS

Best Brilliance Diamonds

GROOM’S WEDDING BAND

David Yurman

CEREMONY MUSIC

Third Floor Strings

ENTERTAINMENT

Texas’ Finest DJ

TRANSPORTATION

Rolls Royce from Akama Lifestyle

VIDEOGRAPHER

Reverent Wedding Films

MINI-MOON ACCOMMODATIONS

Fairmont Austin

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