Wedding Wednesday: The June Bride with Dads by Their Side Jun 6, 2018 3:12 PM  

Ahhh…June! Summer Vacation, Warm Weather, and Wedding Season!
To be a “June Bride”, that’s the dream isn’t it?   
 
June has been and still is the most popular month for weddings, but have you ever wondered where the June Bride thing started? Thought so! Research uprooted a few interesting facts:
The month of June derives its name from Juno, Roman mythology’s goddess of marriage. It was thought that couples who married in June would be blessed with prosperity and happiness.
In medieval times, a person’s annual bath (yes, annual!) usually fell in May or June, meaning that June brides would still be relatively fresh smelling. It is thought that brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide their body odor, just to be safe. Hence the custom of carrying a bouquet when walking down the aisle! (Hmmm, really?)
Others chose June in order to time conception so pregnancy, and births wouldn’t interfere with planting and harvest work. (Ah, life on the farm!) For most of us, gone are the days of planning one’s life and Wedding around harvest! Thank goodness for modern weddings (and indoor plumbing), am I right?
While June may celebrate the goddess of marriage (when in Rome), it celebrates some very special people in our lives as well, Fathers!
Pair that with June Bride thoughts and we’ve got a wonderful thing to celebrate indeed: Father of the Bride!
As a bride, they’re the man you loved first, they give you away to be a wife, and a Tim McGraw says, you’re always their little girl. 
Wedding Day conjures up much emotion for everyone, but the Father of the Bride typically experiences more emotion than he bargained for! He’s the one that loved her firstafter all!
We, at The Brooks at Weatherford, have loved being witness to the precious Dad/Daughter experiences of walking the bride path and, of course, ‘down the aisle’, the Dad/Daughter dance, and the Dad’s toast and charge to the couple! Yes, we’ve seen smiles, cheek kisses and tears, But, hey, to be a cherished daughter….. nothin’ better!
June Brides, we are so honored to be a part of your Dream Day; Wedding Day!
And, Fathers of the Brides, we appreciate you!
To Celebrate that Dad/Daughter connection, we’re sharing a few snapshots of Brides with their Dad’s at The Brooks!
Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day! 

Tangled Up in Blue… Apr 17, 2018 10:48 AM  

Spring has sprung! In Texas, the telltale signs are wildflowers lining our highways and scattered through our fields. The vibrant bluebonnets have us remembering Julia and Robin Carrington’s charming southern wedding here at The Brooks last June.

Relive the memory by visiting the Trendy Bride Blog.

The Brooks is honored to be featured in Trendy Bride Magazine. We applaud Lauren Brandon Photography, Borrowed and Blue Occasions, and Oh Deery Florals; just a few of the team that helped make Julia and Robin’s Wedding Day picture perfect!

Beautiful spring weddings abound at The Brooks! Visit our Facebook page for more.

Love is in the Air… No Foolin! May 23, 2017 7:42 AM  

chapel greenery, altar, kiss the bride

What a beautiful fun filled Spring!   We are so blessed by the couples choosing to start their lives together at The Brooks!   One such couple is sweet Kyle and Bailey Voss, our April Fool’s Day (2016) couple!

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That Fallin’ in Love Thing! Apr 14, 2015 9:16 AM  

Cover photo credit to Rebecca Ellison Photography.

Spring has definitely sprung at The Brooks, with what’s been dubbed the ‘Wedding Season’, in full bloom! The brides, each one, beautiful, glowing, and starry eyed with expectation and joy in the man she loves… the one who’s, well, man enough to admit, “I’ve fallen for this girl!”

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What can we say, but THANK YOU?! Dec 20, 2014 3:12 PM  

December!  WOW does a year ever roll around fast !

And as this year comes to an end I am thinking about the two words that Steve and I have uttered most throughout this entire project of building the Brooks at Weatherford. … Throughout this year of making, watching, the dream unfold…  Our first Bride and Groom even captured those words for us in picture:  “Thank You”!  Thank You God, foremost !  Thank you to so many that helped us make this happen!  Designed, built and ready 9 months time! Ready for real weddings!  We did beg, more than a few times, “God, please help us make it!”,  And He did !   With our first three weddings on the calendar, we had to be finished!  And we were!  Right on time!  Every wedding was wonderful, beautiful, and fun!  I hope they are all like that!  We have met such wonderful people.  Of course, the couples we meet are so in love that it can’t help but be contagious! It is so fun to see these couples smiling from ear to ear and I love hearing the proposal stories!  Guys are under a lot of pressure today, to be quite the romantic and creative genius when it comes to the proposal!  I’ve noticed too, that almost every couple that stands together in front of those beautiful arched windows in the chapel, spontaneously hug and dreamily smile at each other!  Something about that chapel!  The word we hear most when people come to see The Brooks at Weatherford is “Wow!  People love it!

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Happy Forever After! Nov 12, 2014 1:22 PM  

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Brand New Facility, and people are super excited when they come see us. They want to get married here!

Still bragging on my hubby…His incredible architect mind has done it again…Designed and Built a most wonderfully unique place. Sometimes I just love the way his mind works! November brought more firsts for us! The first couple to say “The Brooks is the place for our wedding!!!”…Austin Wendell and beautiful bride to be, Charlie Welch. They really did ‘love us at hello’, as The Brooks at Weatherford was only the drawings and construction slabs when they said, “We love it!” AND November 7 became their wedding date.

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The first wedding! Oct 30, 2014 2:39 PM  

The first wedding …Beautiful October: Cool and bright? Try 92 degrees! But all were comfortable and all was beautiful in the open-air chapel for our first couple Matt Jones and Jen Copeland! What an absolutely beautiful event. Matt and Jen, you are a beautiful couple inside and out!

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It’s finished! It’s finished! Oct 15, 2014 3:50 PM  

It’s finished! It’s finished! And not a minute too soon! We broke ground in March and now as October comes quickly to an end, we are ready for our first wedding!

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The Brooks’ Hard Hat Pre Opening Tour! Aug 29, 2014 1:15 PM  

Even in the sweltering heat of August, the breeze and open air of the chapel and venue kept us cool and allowed for quite a fun night! We welcomed over 100 people to the ‘Hard Hat Tour’ as they come to see just what The Brooks at Weatherford is all about! Fans, generator lights, and obvious construction let everyone know, The Brooks at Weatherford is still a work in progress but as we heard people saying all night, “It is already beautiful.”

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The Brooks first Bridal Show Experience!! Jul 23, 2014 3:30 PM  

We’ve entered this whole wedding world scene and have found, it is quite a big world indeed. “Brides go to Bridal Shows, so you want to be there,” we were told. So, sign up we did! We got busy making signs, large prints of the Chapel and Event Venue Renderings our Bride Photos and figuring out the look for our booth and then…..

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