I was a free spirited Texan through and through when I met Samuel, who was down in Texas from Missouri for college. All he needed was a week-long summer camp and a soccer field to catch my young eye.
After a four-and-a-half year romance that included a proposal in Naples, Italy, as well as a bit of heartache and some time apart, Sam made his way back into my life last summer with a solitary agenda — to marry me. Armed with unrelenting resolve, one beautifully written original love song, and several months’ time, Sam met success. The date and terms were set quickly.
We had two months and less than $5000 to plan a wedding for 250 guests. Most importantly, the wedding had to be sweet and exciting — just like our love story!
Audrey DeFord is an artist, blogger and owner of the watercolor shop AudreyDeFord. Based near Dallas, Texas, she also has a new line of cards and calendars in the works and enjoys camping, laughing and spending time with her husband Sam and their church family.