Parker County Today August 2017 - Page 71

decorations to a minimum, and adding nothing to our 125-year-old marble-columned, stained-glass-filled church for the ceremony. Of course, the main focal points at the reception will be the cakes. Which brings up, possibly, the most enjoyable part of wedding plan- ning. We tasted cakes at two Fort Worth bakeries, both very good, and Back Home Bakery in Weatherford. Of course, Back Home Bakery took the cake and we made our deposit this summer. For our wedding cake, the design was agreed upon easily. It’s a clean white cake with some mild Art-Deco inspirations. John’s cake is a little more ornate and it took more time for his vision to come alive on paper. We met with their cake decorator twice, and she patiently listened to John’s ideas until they under- stood what he wanted. By the end of July, planning had hit the fast-and-furi- ous state. The Catholic Church requires us to take several marriage prep classes, which we had been working our way through over the summer. There is also quite a bit of paperwork that was due by the end of July, including our music selections, religious reading preferences and our marriage license. With just under 10 weeks left, invitations went out, the honeymoon was booked and all the little details started to come together. Now, the excitement of plan- ning is turning into sheer excitement of seeing those plans become a reality. And they will on the afternoon of Sept. 30. We can’t wait! Ready To Explore The World Justin Collins Realtor, BPOR 817-598-9663 Broker, GRI, MCNE 817-613-1010 Terri Lynn Stokes Call us to see this property or others like it. 69