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Real Essense of Australia Bride Katelyn + Duggan

This gorgeous wedding day is absolutely overflowing with classic inspiration. Katelyn and Duggan took a fall day in Waco, Texas, and turned it into a real-life fairytale.  

Katelyn, the beautiful bride, opted for Essense of Australia Style D3112, a minimalist, romantic wedding gown that flawlessly complemented the timeless aesthetic of their big day. Duggan, the groom, looked sharp in his classic suit, while the bridal party was dressed in the wedding’s color palette — white, blush and accents of black. It was a stylish wedding day that will stand the test of time! 

Wolfe Florist made sure to fill the celebration with incredible flowers, including the blush bridal bouquet. You can feel the love and joy of the day shine through the imagery captured by Roaming Wild Photography. Keep scrolling to see all the beauty their day has to offer! 

real bride katelyn + duggan - D3112 by Essense of Australia

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL! 

We went to Hawaii for our four-year dating anniversary and rented a house with the most beautiful view of the sunset. We got dressed up and set up a tripod to take what I thought were cute sunset pictures, and then Duggan got down on one knee! I had no idea it was coming, and it was the most perfect day from beginning to end! 

real bride katelyn + duggan - D3112 by Essense of Australia
real bride katelyn + duggan - D3112 by Essense of Australia

WHAT WAS THE MOST SPECIAL MEMORY FROM THE DAY?   

Duggan and I went to a very small high school and knew each other, but never dated until we moved 300 miles away to attend Texas Tech University and reconnected over intramural soccer. It was crazy how fast we fell for each other and even crazier to think we grew up together and never would have imagined getting married someday! We got married in our hometown of Waco, Texas, and would not change anything about the best day of our lives. 

DESCRIBE YOUR BRIDAL STYLE. HOW DID YOU WANT TO LOOK ON YOUR WEDDING DAY? TELL US ABOUT YOUR DRESS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE.   

I wanted a very simple wedding dress with a low back and Essense of Australia Style D3112 was my dream gown! It had the most beautiful lace train detail with a simple front and a low back with beaded straps. I absolutely fell in love with all of the details on this dress. 

real bride katelyn - D3112 by Essense of Australia
real bride katelyn - D3112 by Essense of Australia
real bride katelyn - D3112 by Essense of Australia

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING. WHAT WERE YOUR THEME AND COLORS? HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR WEDDING PERSONAL TO YOUR LOVE STORY?   

We had a romantic and elegant wedding theme with white, blush and accents of black. The groomsmen wore light gray suits, and my groom wore a dark charcoal gray suit. My bridesmaids wore black bridesmaid dresses, which paired perfectly with the groomsmen’s black ties. One of our favorite parts of our wedding was that we had both a band and a DJ! We both love country music but also love pop dance music, so we thought, “why not combine the two?” It was so much fun! The band would play a few country dance songs, and then the DJ would come in and play fun, more traditional wedding dance music. We loved everything about our special day! 

real bride katelyn and duggan - D3112 by Essense of Australia
real bride katelyn + duggan - D3112 by Essense of Australia

Cheers to Katelyn + Duggan!   

Photos: Roaming Wild Photography 

Flowers: Wolfe Florist 

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