& Tyler Williamson
Photography by Krystal Sandefur Photography
October 14, 2021 / The Springs in Alvarado
Chelsey and Tyler met in 2014 when she was working at a mortgage company in The Woodlands where Tyler’s mom worked. He would visit the office from time to time, and Chelsey began to notice him. As many other modern-day relationships begin, she started to sleuth on Tyler’s Facebook account. One thing led to another, and Chelsey worked up the courage to send him a friend request. The Facebook friendship quickly blossomed into something much greater.
Tyler proposed while the couple was on a family trip to Galveston to celebrate his dad’s birthday – or so she thought. Chelsey was pregnant with their daughter at the time and remembers laying out a blue button-up fishing shirt for Tyler’s son Layton but noticed a white shirt she didn’t remember packing. Brushing it off, they all arrived at the restaurant and posed for a family picture. Chelsey was told to quickly take off Layton’s shirt so he wouldn’t get it dirty, and noticed he was wearing the mysterious white shirt she saw earlier. Taking a closer look, the front of the shirt read: “Will you marry my daddy?”
The back read: “My future mommy said yes!”
Inspiration & Ideas
Chelsey and Tyler DIYed anything they could for their wedding. With an obsession for hands-on projects, Chelsey took inspiration from Pinterest boards. Their wedding colors were rust and Earth-green, and she repurposed an old cow skull to be their guest book. From hand-dyed table runners to painted, upcycled glass bottles for table centerpieces, she played a hand in planning from start to finish.
“We did it all,” Chelsey said. “I even had my fiancé on the side of the highway with a weed eater to harvest our own pampas grass because, let’s face it, I was not about to pay full-price for fake ones!”
Chelsey was inspired by the boho wedding trend and decided to incorporate it into their special day. She combined bohemian and western themes to create a wedding of their own. Breck & Co. Floral Boutique + Mercantile created stunning floral arrangements, including Chelsey’s bridal bouquet. She wanted simple and neutral bouquets that were eye-catching. Breck & Co. Floral left her speechless!
The one detail Chelsey knew she wanted to incorporate into her wedding was a hanging cake. They opted for mini wedding cakes and had a custom macramé hanger made and shipped from Ukraine. It turned out perfectly, and Chelsey is so thankful she didn’t pass it up!
Piecing together and making the details for their wedding was very rewarding to Chelsey. She admits it was a lot of work, but she loved seeing all of her ideas come together.
Moments & Memories
After spending many years bingeing “Say Yes to the Dress,” Chelsey knew she didn’t want to try on dozens of dresses. She found the frock of her dreams at the first bridal shop they visited, Milena’s Bridal in Spring, Texas. From the fitted long-sleeves and cut-out sides to the intricate lace details and plunge, button-up back—her selection was a show-stopper.
Chelsey and Tyler decided to keep their wedding party small with just their close friends and family. Tyler’s best friend since college married them, and they “proposed” to their wedding party with simple gift boxes.
Wedding Vendors We Love
Venue & catering: The Springs in Alvarado; Stephanie Conner of Locals Neighborhood Grub, Georgetown
Photographer: Krystal Sandefur Photography, Fort Worth; Florist: Breck & Co. Floral Boutique + Mercantile, Cleburne; Drink service/bartending: Corn & Rye Spirits Catering, Dallas; Music: Southland DJs & Photo Booth, DFW; Wedding cake: Jovanna’s Bakery, Burleson; Stationery: Niki Press Designs via Etsy; Printer: printsoflove.com; Wedding dress: Milena’s Bridal, Spring; Custom bride shoes: @bar9ldesigns via Instagram; Jeweler: Jared® Jewelry, Fort Worth; Bridesmaid dresses: balticborn.com; Groom and groomsmen attire: Cavender’s and Boot Barn, Fort Worth; Hair and makeup: Reagan LaFon, Cleburne