An Elegant Mansion Wedding at The Milestone in Krum, Texas

Elena Goodale (23, Industrial Designer) first met Derek Ogle (23, Industrial Designer) while making up an Art History test in her professor’s office. “We spent two and a half years developing the sweetest friendship that then led us to begin dating the day after Valentines Day during the last semester of our senior year,” says Elena. After graduating in May 2014 with degrees in Industrial and Innovative Design, the two started a long distance relationship. Elena moved to California for an internship opportunity, while Derek lived in Nebraska where he was planning an extra-special surprise trip. On the morning of June 2, 2014 Elena received a letter from Derek explaining his love for her, which Elena took as an endearing sentiment (not knowing Derek would be surprising her that afternoon!) Derek proposed to Elena at the restaurant on the end of Oceanside Pier by hanging a pear-shaped champagne diamond ring around the straw in her cookie dough milkshake. The two started planning a January wedding, a date just seven months from their sweet proposal. Elena and Derek became "the Ogles" at The Milestone, a grand southern-style mansion venue in Krum, Texas. “Since we had to plan our wedding at a distance, we tried to find a venue that would be able to assist us throughout the wedding planning process,” says Elena. With a palette of ivory, champagne and navy in mind, Elena and Derek chose to let the classic beauty of the venue shine by introducing a minimal amount of wedding decor.