The Willows Giveaway Wedding 2021 | Lubbock Event Venue
The Willows Giveaway Wedding 2021 | Lubbock Event Venue
March 8, 2022
For The Willows Event Center 2021 Wedding Giveaway contest, we asked the Lubbock community to submit nominations for someone they believed deserved a completely free wedding at our Lubbock event venue!
After a few weeks, we received a nomination that blew us away. This special couple’s story and the sincerity and love we felt through the nomination is why we made the decision to host their wedding at The Willows Event Center with an emphatic ‘Yes!’
Meet Stephanie & Adam
Stephanie was diagnosed in her early twenties with a very rare neurological genetic disorder. It is progressive and requires special care. She expressed that she didn’t think she would ever find anyone to love her because of her condition, but then she met Adam. Adam and Stephanie started as friends, but over time, that friendship bloomed into a romantic connection to last a lifetime.
The Big Day
We hosted Stephanie and Adam’s wedding day on October 3rd, 2021. It was one to remember – full of joy, love and celebration down to every last detail!
The ceremony was breathtaking and a unique reflection of their relationship. When Stephanie walked out and Adam saw his bride for the first time, you could feel the emotion in the air.
After the ceremony, we did a ‘latte hour’ in our Garden! Gold Stripe Coffee Cart served up delicious drinks while the guests had a blast with The Grinnery open air photo booth. We ended the night in the event center and courtyard celebrating Stephanie and Adam coming together as one alongside the ones they loved most.
A Note from the Wedding Specialist
“For me, this wedding was one of my favorites that I have ever coordinated. I was so incredibly honored to be a small part of it. This couple and their family truly felt like my own family. I will forever be inspired by the love they have for one another through good times and the hard times. It is a day in my career that I will remember forever!”
The Wedding Giveaway wouldn’t have been possible without our preferred vendors who so generously gave their services, time, and care to create an unforgettable wedding day for Stephanie and Adam at our Lubbock event venue. Let’s show them some love!
Getting ready with your bridesmaids the morning of your wedding is ten times as fun when you have a make-up and hair artist like Allyssa Sparks. Allyssa loves being a part of couples’ special days, hanging out with the bride and her bridal party, and helping everyone feel excited and confident. Allyssa works in a salon Tuesdays and Thursdays crafting a variety of special event hairstyles and serves an average of 40-50 weddings a year.
The Grinnery is Lubbock’s very own luxury photo booth. Owned by Trey and Brooke Woodward, the couple has been running The Grinnery since 2019. They offer two different photobooth rental options: a free-standing photobook known as The Little Grin, and a photobooth camper known as Edith, the Camper. The Grinnery provides all the fun props for guests to pose with including blow up props, hats, sunglasses, and signs.
Sarah Carter started her business in April 2020 while helping a friend during the wedding planning process. Taken aback by how much invitations cost, coupled with her experience with Photoshop, Sarah’s successful side hustle was born.
Learn more about Sarah C. Designs on her Facebook.
Kimberly Correa is a dedicated photographer who strives to capture precious memories from your wedding day so you can relive them forever! The relational side of business is very important to Kimberly. Her sweet, bubbly and intentional personality makes weddings feel stress-free!
After her own wedding, Jessica Ormond decided to try her hand at floristry. Since then, she has built a full-time business centered on telling your story, not her version of it. Jessica meets with each couple to capture who they are and what their vision is for their wedding day, allowing her to create a theme to beautifully illustrate their love story.
The Blissful Bee creates stunning floral resin art in Lubbock! Lauren Timmons started The Blissful Bee when she saw a need for floral preservation and unique wedding day keepsakes. She takes fresh flowers, dries them in silica sand, and casts them in resin. Lauren has several different pieces for couples to choose from, and she now offers dried bouquets from past brides or florals to remember from any other life events!
You’ve found your perfect man, now it’s time to find the perfect wedding dress! Our preferred vendor Lillie’s Bridal Boutique helps brides do just that. At Lillie’s, brides work closely with a stylist to create a special experience and a ‘magic moment’ finding THE dress. Lillie’s Bridal Boutique is the exclusive vendor in West Texas for several desirable dress brands.
Once you’ve said ‘yes’ to the dress, you have to make sure it fits just right. That’s where Gail Whitley - The Dress Whisperer - comes in. Gail has been sewing since before she could read or write. She runs her shop from the upstairs portion of her home where she and her assistant, Tatum, alter close to 400 wedding dresses per year. Whether you’re needing a full reconstruction of your dress or just to shorten it a bit, Gail can do it!
Cre8ive Wedding Films has been capturing wedding days for 14 years in Lubbock. Their friendly and attentive team specializes in creating unique and organic wedding films, capturing video and audio. Cre8tive Wedding Films builds personal relationships with couples, meeting several times to ensure their unique love story will be told.
Shawn Peña is the owner of Platinum DJ in Lubbock. If you have met Shawn, you know how charismatic and people-oriented he is, bringing the energy that lights up a room with his amazing DJ skills! Shawn has been DJing for 20 years and DJs an average of 50 weddings a year. Shawn loves being a part of the most special moments in his clients’ lives whether it be for weddings or any other type of event.