Insite Guides Spring 2018 Bridal Guide - Page 3

S imple. That is what Taylor Dailey was aiming towards as she and her mom planned her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Matt Atkinson. The couple met in July of 2014 at a church retreat through St. Mary’s Catholic church, where they would get married three years later on June 17, 2017. After the retreat, Taylor was able to track down Matt’s phone number. The two began talking and quickly hit it off. In March of 2016, Matt surprised Taylor with her dream proposal. “Matt was in the Corps [of Cadets] at Texas A&M,” she says. “My parents had gotten engaged under the Century Tree when they were at A&M, and that was something I had always loved.” An elaborate ruse was put into place so Taylor, hopefully, wouldn’t know the proposal was coming. Matt asked her on a fancy date, but first, her brother wanted help studying on campus. Once her brother steered her towards the Century Tree, Taylor knew exactly what was going on. “All of Matt’s friends were there with the sabre arch,” she says. “He got my mom to come in [from Dallas] too, which was really awesome.” Taylor opted not to use a wedding planner, instead working with her mom and relying on suggestions from friends. If a friend who recently had a wedding liked their vendor, Taylor was sure she would also like the vendor, she explains. Having the wedding in College Station was also a big part of the planning process. Both Taylor and Matt have family from around the country, and Taylor and her family moved around a lot. click 7