& Matthew Keim
Photography by Stephanie Brazzle
What started out as a connection on Facebook blossomed into a celebration of enduring love, beautifully epitomized by the wedding of Katherine Thomas and Matthew Keim.
After seeing how many friends in common they had, Matt friended Katherine in 2020. “We both recognized each other’s friends in photos but not each other,” Katherine says. “We instantly got along as if we had been friends for years.” Two years later, after Matt’s masterful surprise proposal at the lake where they spend much of their time, the couple set out planning their elegant dream wedding.
From the “stockyard chic” rehearsal dinner at Provender Hall to the black-tie ceremony at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and culminating in a stunning reception at the Modern, every facet of their wedding weekend spoke of timeless and understated elegance. A treasured comfort was the handkerchief Katherine carried, made from her late mother’s handwriting. “This small gesture really made me feel my mom’s love and truly made me feel as if she was there with me every step of the way.”
TREASURED COMFORT “My sister had a beautiful and simple handkerchief made from my mom’s handwriting that said ‘Love you most. XOXO, Mom’ that I wrapped around my bouquet.” FLOWER POWER At the reception, tall vases with white cherry blossoms and flowers lined the stage, brought the space to life and tied everything together.
Favorite moment? “When we turned around during the ceremony to see all of those that we loved and cherished sitting in the audience,” Katherine says. “Each person that we invited truly had a huge impact on our lives, and we wouldn’t be the people we are today without them. In that moment, I truly felt like the most loved and supported person. It was so meaningful that everyone took the time out of their busy lives to celebrate this exciting moment with us.”
SWEET INDULGENCE Creme de la Creme Cake Co. crafted a five-tier cake. “When guests arrived, the cake was placed immediately in the entryway, which definitely created a ‘wow’ factor upon entrance into the Modern Art Museum.” COWBOY CHIC Not wanting to end the night without some “cowboy culture,” guests were handed light up silver cowboy hats on the dance floor. GRAND EXIT The couple walked out to cheering guests and exited in a classic Rolls-Royce as sparks lit up the night sky.