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Shannon and Keith Kemper

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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On October 25th, 2010, as fate would have it, Shannon’s family restaurant was having a busy night as a hostess no-showed for her shift. Shannon, playing the role of manager and hostess that evening sat Keith and his family for dinner. Upon seeing Shannon’s Aggie ring, they started a conversation that led to an exchanging of phone numbers at the end of the night. After a five year relationship, Keith proposed on December 15th, 2015. Shannon remembers the proposal like this, “The night started with a delicious dinner at Capital Grille and then a trip to Bass Hall to watch the Nutcracker (which is, of course, one of my favorite events of Christmas). After the Nutcracker, there were cocktails at the Bird Cafe on the terrace around the fire. If the night had ended right there, it would have still been perfect. But instead, Keith asked me if she wanted to go walk around the Sundance Square Christmas Tree and take pictures. Being a sucker for all things Christmas, Keith already knew I would jump at the chance for a couple of Christmas tree selfies. As we walked around Sundance Square (also the project that Keith moved to Fort Worth to work on), we admired how beautiful everything was and how amazing the Christmas Tree looked. Once we walked around the far side of the tree, standing in between the Christmas Tree and the fountains, Keith grabbed my hands and proposed.”

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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When discussing their wedding plans, Shannon and Keith decided they wanted a romantic and classic evening. One of the most important aspects for the future bride and groom was to ensure that everyone would have a good time at their wedding. Shannon was keen on having amazing photos to remember the event while Keith thought that the perfect music was ultimately the most important. Navy and grey were chosen as the primary wedding colors for their March 25th nuptials.

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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After being engaged for over a year, all those nights of wedding planning had produced a gorgeous wedding. The ceremony took place at the Grove ceremony site followed by cocktail hour on the Trellis. The Great Hall was set and ready for 120 guests. The dance floor opened after a delicious dinner by Crave Catering, and the couple exited down a tunnel of sparklers. Following their wedding night, the couple left for a honeymoon to the Cook Island and New Zealand.

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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Photo Credit: John David Photography

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With a wedding under her belt, Shannon had this advice to offer future brides, “Give yourself plenty of time, don’t rush. Having a full year to plan has been a lot of fun. It’s been nice to take my time and research and get exactly what I want. Also, it gives you an entire year to use the word Fiance, you’ll never get to call him that again so use it all the time :)”

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Beauty: Lola Beauty
Cake: Sweet Treats
Caterer: Crave Catering
Ceremony Music: Sienna Strings
Coordinator: Tracy Collins Events
DJ: 1st Class Entertainment
Florist: Wild Bunches
Officiant: Mike Marshall
Photographer: John David Photography
Transportation: 4 Leaf Limo
Transportation: Clark Travel
Venue: Ma Maison
Videographer: Lady Bird

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