Historic mill wedding in Clifton, Texas
Tiffany and Marisela wanted an intimate, magical vibe for a wedding with their closest family and friends. They describe their wedding, held at a historic mill in Clifton, Texas, as fun and full of love, with a rustic, modern vibe. Their wedding party wore burgundy.
Originally, Tiffany purchased her wedding dress online but it came in the wrong fabric, color and length—so she brought it to a seamstress, Frances, at Georgio’s Bridal to have it restored and it came back to her perfectly.
How did you meet?
Tiffany: It’s the cutest story ever. I have a best friend of twenty years that had never tried to hook me up with anyone. She didn’t like the person I was dating and she mentioned she had a friend she wanted me to meet. Marisela, at the time, was dating and shared with her that she thought I was cute but she was in a relationship. Well their relationship ended a few months later. Marisela sent me a friend request I accepted. I inboxed her and told her I was hanging out with her mutual friends that night if she wanted to join us. She did and we have been together every since that night.
Who proposed to who (or did you both propose)? Do you have a proposal story?
Marisela proposed to me. It was my 45th birthday and she flew me to New York.
Here is the back story to the proposal story.: We had only been dating a month in 2015 and I had already planned a trip to Maryland to meet up with friends I had met in Cancun. Marisela invited herself. We had known each other approximately a month. We went to Maryland rented a car drove to Washington, D.C. Then drove to Ocean City where we sat on an empty beach and skinny dipped in 20-degree weather. It was always the moment we felt we knew we had something serious.
Fast forward to 2017. She flew me to New York and gave me a list of things I had never done, which we discussed on the 2015 drive to D.C. Then the last day in New York, she drove us back to Ocean City, Maryland. She set me on a beach, which was empty once again because it was raining, and proposed to me.
How did you choose your wedding venue? Does that particular place hold an important place in your lives?
We were going for a rustic theme. Didn’t need a lot of space because of only having 75 guests and it was brand new. Mrs. Horn (from the venue) never addresses us with the wrong pronouns. (It was a very common mistake by so many other vendors.)
What makes your relationship special? What are some of your favorite memories together?
We are hands down two of the most opposite people you could think of, but her unconditional love for me brings her out of a shell. She is a true introvert and I’m almost an obnoxious extrovert but she brings a calm to my life like no one ever has. Those memories I mentioned above along with all our travels and the time we spend with my grandkids are our special moments.
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any traditions in any part of your day?
Our wedding day was so much more than I ever expected. We had a vision from day one and that was love and acceptance. We had so many colors: Grey, maroon and blush were the main colors. My dress was the vintage aspect so that was more on clothing than decor. We love DIY projects so every idea that was implemented was something we came up with. It was very personalized. I wanted it to feel like someone walked into our home, so we had pictures of sayings from our home. And we had good southern soul food and BBQ.
What were you looking forward to most about your wedding day? Now that it’s happened, what were some of your favorite parts?
Marisela said she was looking forward to seeing family and friends. I was looking forward to seeing her. The photo booth was my favorite, along with the first dance and speeches. My kids walked me down the isle. Marisela’s vows also blew me away.
Do you have any advice for other couples about wedding planning, marriage or relationships?
Marisela said to run. That’s nonsense. I say to love each other pass the pain, to always apologize even if you don’t mean it. To live each day to the fullest. To forgive even if you can’t forget but mostly to never give up and always remember how the person made you feel on day one even if at the current time they are your least favorite person.
Photographer: Shelly Taylor Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Market at the Mill
Florist: Rosetree Floral
Planner: Kathy Grisham Thorman, Before I Do
DJ: BJ Hammond
Invitation Designer: Pam Castro, LilyGram Design
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