Meredith began her wedding day getting ready in her childhood home surrounded by her parents, siblings and bridesmaids. An at-home wedding was perfect for this Houston based couple. Meredith and Mason met while attending college at LSU. Mason, a Senior, spotted Meredith on a night out. They met that night, but their paths wouldn’t cross again for another five years. When they bumped into each other again the night before the LSU vs. Alabama game, they made plans to go out the next time they were in the same city. After their first date, the pair was inseparable, traveling the world and spending as much time together as possible. “During a special trip to the Bahamas for New Year’s Eve, they spent time together on the bride’s favorite beach and talked about their big, deep feelings and dreams and plans for their lives; both recognizing that they each wanted the other to be partners for all of them. Love abounded, and sitting on that sand at the end of the year, both Meredith and Mason could tell that 2019 was looking incredibly bright.” They returned to this very beach in the Bahamas when Mason popped the question. Whether or not the wedding would take place in Lyford Cay was to be determined at that point, but Mason locked in this special place with the proposal telling Meredith “We’ll always have Lyford.”
For her wedding day, both Meredith and her Mother wore couture Naeem Khan. She worked with the designer in New York to create an inimitable custom dress. Long bows hung from both shoulders. The Tree of Life motif detailed by the designer through the beadwork was exquisite. She wore elegant gloves that matched the lace detailing on her dress. Her mother wore a lilac off the shoulder gown with violet and gold floral details. Her sisters, who were her maids of honor, wore dresses by Markarian. On theme with the rest of the weekend, Meredith’s bridesmaids wore lavender Marchesa dresses.
The ceremony took place in the carefully manicured gardens of the Flores’ home. An iron structure stood above the ceremony space. Vines sprawled along the iron beams and light pink flowers hung from lanterns overhead. Along the entry pathway, lilac ribbons hung from the trees tied with rosebuds on the ends. Dom Pérignon was served in crystal glasses to guests upon arrival. Handbells rang as guests made their way to their seats.
The altar was set under a white arch adorned with pink, purple and blue flowers. At the base, flowers looked as though they were sprouting from the ground. A majestic string quartet played as the bridal party entered and took their seats. Meredith’s bridesmaids stood at the altar beside Mason awaiting her entrance. Before the bride, their flower girl exuberantly raced towards Mason. A favorite moment of ours was watching the groom hoist his precious niece into the air once she reached the front of the ceremony. And then, Meredith walked down the aisle with her father to “Here Comes the Sun”. As she walked towards Mason, he got emotional seeing his bride for the first time. Guests stood and cheered as Meredith and Mason were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Barker! With beaming smiles, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle.
Guests lingered through the gardens for post-ceremony champagne and rings of caviar passed on silver trays before leaving for the reception held at the Corinthian which contained even more detail to be shared tomorrow.
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