Ceremony: First Christian Church
Reception: Backyard of 417 Crestwood Drive
Photographs courtesy of Helen Byrd Photography
It was at a fraternity costume party at the University of Texas at Austin during their sophomore year where Whitney Savage and Glen “Guy” Ellis, III first met. Guy was a Sigma Phi Epsilon and Whitney was a Pi Beta Phi.
Years later on a surprise trip to La Jolla, Calif., Guy popped the question at sunset after the couple had cooked out on the beach. Whitney remembers that everything was perfect. “There were even dolphins right offshore,” she recalls.
The proposal came as a shock to Whitney. “I was completely surprised because I thought we were there to celebrate the survival of my first year of Texas Tech Law.”
During the planning for the wedding, Whitney and Guy were overwhelmed. As Guy was finishing up classes in his graduate program at SMU, Whitney was finishing up law school, studying for the bar exam and moving to a new town with a new job. It was for that reason that she turned to Celeste Wall of Annabella Events to plan the wedding.
“To say the least, I went through a chaotic time before the wedding. Celeste brought organization, sanity, style and energy during the wedding planning and the wedding itself. She is an amazing professional, and I’m very lucky she planned my wedding,” Whitney says. “Everything was extraordinary, from the lighting to the jalapeño grits. The whole event and ambiance seemed like a whimsical version of a modern Great Gatsby.”
At the wedding ceremony in downtown Fort Worth at the First Christian Church, there was quite a turnout. This included the attendance of Whitney’s Old English Sheepdog, Charlie, which came as a pleasant shock to the bride.
The reception was held in the backyard of the bride’s childhood home. Thousands of orchids and roses were displayed in carved logs and stone bowls. Guests enjoyed hand-rolled cigars and scotch, and the unique groom’s cake was a pirate chest housing a map detailing the couple’s courtship with their wedding marking the final spot.
The couple now resides in Guy’s hometown of Midland. Whitney works in estate planning law for Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe, and Dawson, PC, and Guy works at Weaver, an accounting firm.
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