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Kristle & Todd: A Traditional Wedding in Fort Worth, TX

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Kristle carried a loosely structured bouquet of maidenhair fern, green cymbidium orchids, miniature white calla lilies, champagne roses, fringed cream tulips, green hydrangeas, chocolate cosmos, green amaranthus, bear grass, and seeded eucalyptus with the stems wrapped in vines and moss. 
Her two bridesmaids held similarly styled bouquets that inc ...
Town and Country Florist, Granbury
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Todd wore a boutonniere of a white miniature calla lily and a green orchid blossom accented with berries and bear grass, while his two groomsmen wore green orchids.
Town and Country Florist, Granbury
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For her "something blue," Kristle had Todd's and her names and wedding date stitched in blue into a pair of Old Gringo cowboy boots.
The Maverick, Fort Worth
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Printed on moss-colored vellum and ivory parchment, the programs were rolled around twigs and tied with brown velvet and satin ribbon.
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Kristle and Todd stood before a fountain marked off on both sides with large brown urns filled with orchids and bells of Ireland. A brown velvet runner with orchid blossoms and flower petals scattered along the sides led the way to the altar.
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Kristle and Todd's guests found their tables with ivory, cotton paper escort cards pinned to a board covered in brown taffeta.
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The bride and groom sat with their parents at a head table facing the rest of the room. All of the tables were covered with brown velvet linens.
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At the reception, the couple's initials were hung on the head table from green and brown ribbons.
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Kristle and Todd's guests found ivory hemstitched napkins and menu cards announcing the evening's feast -- which included Fort Worth delicacies like jalapeño cheddar grits and steaks branded with the couple's initials -- at each place setting.
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Kristle and Todd's bride's cake was a three-tier almond cake covered in ivory amaretto frosting. It was adorned with champagne roses, ferns, and green orchids.
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Instead of a traditional groom's cake, Todd opted for cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla. The mini desserts were dusted with an edible shimmer.
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"Feet Don't Touch the Ground" was the couple's first dance song and one of the themes of their wedding, cowritten by one of the musicians the bride and groom had just seen in concert when Todd proposed. The original artist, Stoney Larue, performed it live for the wedding, which featured all original Texas music.
The Shane Rogers Band, Fort Worth

Kristle & Todd in Fort Worth, TX

Kristle and Todd were both looking for roommates but found much more. A mutual friend put the two in touch, and, Kristle says, "when I saw his big blue eyes I knew I had gotten more than I had bargained for." Within a couple of days, the two were dating. The Bride Kristle Thornton (now 22 and a creative director The Groom Todd Parchman (now 28 and a technology consultant The Date November 3 Todd first popped the question in the back of a taxi as the couple were wrapping up a concert cruise trip -- and he asked again, this time with a ring, when the two had returned to Texas and he'd gotten the mother of the bride's blessing. "I said yes both times," says Kristle. Even with just four months to put everything together, Kristle was in her element planning their Fort Worth wedding.
- Kate Wood
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  • Town and Country Florist, Granbury
  • The Maverick, Fort Worth
  • The Shane Rogers Band, Fort Worth

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