These “outdoorsy homebodies” have been together since high school French class. Fourteen years later, they’re finally ready to say “I do” at their micro Spicewood wedding.
Malorie and Evan
When asked how they would describe their relationship, their response was:
“Silly. We make terrible jokes and awful puns. We have the kind of relationship that can survive a two-person kayak.”
These two love going on adventures together. When at home, they cook together, watch tv, and play video games. Outside of the home, they love seeing and trying new stuff.
Although their relationship has been mostly long distance since high school, they stayed connected. The distance has allowed them to grow together independently but also strengthened their relationship as a couple. Relying on being open and honest with each other is how they continue to build and grow together.
Unconventional but So Sweet
I love a good proposal story. And I love when it’s unique and personal to the couple!
Picture Malorie sitting on the couch. Evan is watching YouTube. She pops out a ring, slides it onto Evan’s finger, and says, “oh, it fits.” And so they became engaged.
A little later, Evan proposed to Malorie. His proposal was “a little drunk and super casual in front of our friends in the middle of a card game.”
In the end, they proposed to each other in their own perfect way.
As mentioned above, fourteen years ago, these two started dating. So this wedding has been a long time coming. But Covid-19. And the conversation of a destination wedding versus a Spicewood wedding. Eventually Texas wins and they put their plans into motion.
Deciding on an airbnb in Spicewood so that their closest fifteen family and friends could all visit and/or stay for the wedding was their first action. The location was perfect! Located on the Pedernales River and across the street from Blissful Hill, they had all the views. Not to mention that they were able to have their ceremony at Blissful Hill before heading over to enjoy some vegan food at their airbnb.
Even though it was a hot July day, it was beautiful and perfect for Malorie and Evan’s wedding! Blue skies, fluffy clouds, a slight breeze, greenery all around … we couldn’t have asked for anything more on a summer Texas day!
Like their proposal, their day was anything but traditional. The two of them got ready together, helping one another put on their wedding attire, with their dog, Eliza, by their side. Family and friends were running around the airbnb, loading alcohol, cake, and goodies into the home to prepare for the reception. Evan’s brother and mother were building and putting together the ceremony decoration. It was literally a family and friends affair, and it was perfect!
As one, big group, they all walked down to the ceremony site at Blissful Hill for the Gaelic ceremony, where they exchange traditional Gaelic vows, Evan’s father performed the handfasting ceremony, and Evan and Malorie were married!