Parker County Today August 2017 - Page 68

Kiss Inside The T&P 66 perfect, but I lamented the idea of purchasing such an expensive and important dress without trying it on first. The seller is located in Wisconsin and specializes in vintage-influ- enced dresses specifically from the early 20th century, and she only had two dresses left of the one I liked. I decided the cost of airfare was reasonable, so I would fly to her town to try the dress on. Then life happened. On New Year’s Eve, a coyote ran out in front of us on the Interstate on our way to a party and caused thousands of dollars’ worth of damage to my car. The deductible ate up what I had planned to use for my plane ticket, but I still wanted that dress. In February, I decided to take the plunge and buy the dress sight- unseen. I received it a few weeks later and it is a dream in pearls and chiffon (don’t tell John!). Like most dresses it needed altering, but it is classic Old Hollywood. After obtaining my dress, it was time to get started on all of the other stages of planning. My one-year engagement which had once seemed long ago was now a clock ticking down, and there were lots of to-dos left on our list. Of course, the first thing we had done after the engagement was secure our locations. We never envisioned a private ceremony at the JP’s office or a small family affair in a backyard. No, we dreamed of a traditional Catholic mass followed by a grand reception of 250 of our closest family and friends. As members of Saint Patrick Cathedral in downtown Fort Worth, the location of our wedding was a no-brainer. Luckily it’s only three blocks from our church to the T&P Station, one of the most beautiful Art-Deco works in the city, and the perfect setting for our Old Hollywood- inspired reception. Given the ornate nature of the T&P building, we are keeping I Did Good