It all started when Donna moved from Nebraska to Texas…

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Photos thanks to Megan Smart Photography.

Donna met Austin, and the two became great friends–and stayed only friends–for four years.  Finally, Austin convinced Donna to give him a chance…  That “chance” turned out to be the best decision Donna has ever made!

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When Austin felt that the time was right to make Donna his bride, he planned an epic proposal.

At his sister’s wedding, he had planned ahead of time for his sister to do a “fake-out.”  Right when she was about to throw the bouquet, she surprisingly turned around and directly handed the bouquet to Donna. Austin was ready and on one knee with their daughter and a ring.  In Donna’s words, “It was like a fairytale!”

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 On January 14, 2017, Donna + Austin were married at THE SPRINGS’ Stonehaven Hall in New Braunfels.

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We loved Donna’s thoughts on her special day:

The venue was perfect and more beautiful than I could have expected!! The wedding day was flawless, and seeing so much family was, of course, a plus.

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Why did you choose THE SPRINGS as your venue?

We went to two venues before we saw THE SPRINGS, and they each had one or two things we liked, but not everything. Once we walked up to THE SPRINGS, we could already tell it was going to have everything we wanted.

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What is your advice for other couples getting married?

Don’t stress the small stuff.  No matter what, at the end of the day, you will be married to your best friend and other half–and all your family and friends will be there to see it!

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As for wedding planning, don’t do it all at one time–spread it out.  Narrow your vendor choices by choosing your top five to eight Internet favorites before actually meeting up for more information.  After each meeting, make a list of what you do or do not like, because you’re not going to remember. (Lol)

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If you could do it over again, would you change anything?

Honestly, I wouldn’t change a thing. We didn’t have any issues, everybody came that we wanted to attend, and we had an amazing time.

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It was SUCH a joy being a part of Donna + Austin’s special day.  Here’s to many more years of happiness with each other, and your sweet daughter!

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